For the last decade, many seems have succumbed to the neural addiction of social media. Users are expected to be endlessly scrolling their feeds, or “doomscrolling” as it is often being referred to.
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What happens in a decade? When it comes to the Internet, quite a lot. In 2007 we didn’t have smartphones, apps, tablets or responsive design. Now, ten years later, there are 2.5 billion smartphones in the world.
A short time after the shutdown of WaSP, it was announced today that Google Reader will be closed on July 1st. While there are replacements available for the RSS reader itself, I can’t help but thinking of the larger picture.
Several years ago there was much talk in the accessibility area about Braille displays. But today flat touchscreens are everywhere, in smart phones, pads and music players. How does a visually impaired person use a touchscreen interface?
What do you do if you want to know the birth date of Abraham Lincoln? You most likely “google” it. A few seconds later you know the answer and a lot more about the president.
Each day, an estimated 100 billion clicks are made on the web due to 55 trillion links in HTML pages. That amount of links almost match the synaptic wiring of the human brain, but unlike the brain, the web double its capacity every two years.
Tonight I visited the Social Media Club at Incontro. A nice evening with lots of talk about social media and different ideas on how to use it in an even better way.
The @media conference, or Web Directions as it is officially called these days, was once one of the pinnacles of web development. The celebrities of the web community gathered once a year and confirmed their positions as generals in the web standards war.
A few months back I read about a user who asked “What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?”. Amusing as it may seem, it’s still a perfectly valid question.
I was talking to some people about the possibilities of Internet and received an interesting comment: “What, so you mean there was no Internet when you were a kid?”. At first I felt very old, but then I smiled at the remark.