Seinfeld on smartphones and texting: I could have called you and I chose not to. (by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)
Second, the winner-takes-all dynamics of social on the desktop web do not appear to apply on mobile, and if there are winner-takes-all dynamics for mobile social it’s not yet clear what they are. There are four main aspects to this:
Smartphone apps can access your address book, bypassing the need to rebuild your social graph on a new service
They can access your photo library, where uploading photos to different websites is a pain
They can use push notifications instead of relying on emails and on people bothering to check multiple websites
Crucially, they all get an icon on the home screen.
Any smartphone app is just two taps away - a desktop site can crush a new competitor by adding it as a feature with a new menubar icon but on mobile there isn’t room to do that. Mobile tends to favor single-purpose, specialized apps.
Indian headshakes explained
Doghouse Diaries: Why I Love Headphones. You know, besides the fact that they provide mobility and excellent sound quality.
Google Zeitgeist - 2013 Edition
Slo-mo pour over by duncandavidson:
This morning’s slo-mo video probably has more appeal than the last one I made as I’m sure more people will like coffee than blended kale. Today’s challenge was to see about shooting, editing, and posting a slo-mo video entirely from my iPhone with no desktop/laptop/FCPX in the pipeline. Just the iPhone 5S and iMovie. It still took longer than 15 minutes, but I chalk most of that up to the fact it was the first time I’d used iMovie on iOS.
Fun fact: The closing title background video was shot using my finger covering the iPhone’s camera lens and moving it about, then slowing the result down.