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Tenth Grade Tech Trends — Product Design

Tenth Grade Tech Trends — Product Design
A few months ago, my fifteen-year-old sister told me that Snapchat was going to be the next Instagram. Many months before that she told me that Instagram was being used by her peers as much as Facebook. Both times I snickered. Learning from past mistakes, I took some time over the holiday break to ask my sister many, many questions about how she and her friends are using technology. Below I’ve shared some of the more interesting observations about Instragram, Facebook, Instant Messaging, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter, and FaceTime. I hope you’ll find them as informative, surprising, and humbling as I did. Instagram Looking at her Instagram feed, I noticed that the vast majority of photos were of people – not beautiful views, objects, or experiences. My takeaway: Facebook was smart to buy Instagram. Facebook She mentioned that she tries to visit Facebook as infrequently as possible. My takeaway: Facebook may have an irreversibly bad brand. Instant Message Snapchat Tumblr Twitter I don’t read links.

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Tenth Grade Tech Trends: My survey data says says rumors of Facebook demise exaggerated, but Snapchat and Instagram real Branch cofounder Josh Miller's recent post about how his 15 year old sister uses the Internet blew me away with its observations the other week. I'm 31, so young enough to remember what it was like to be young, but old enough to be out of touch with the youngest millenials and those even younger. To be honest, it's a sobering notion that there's some piece of technology out there that you and your peer group doesn't use and doesn't understand. As far as I can tell, it might be a first for me and my geezer friends. I kept turning it over in my head, and I had to get more data.

5 VCs: Top 10 tech trends - Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal If you want to know what the next five years hold for technology, these are the guys to ask. The Churchill Club and Forbes gathered five prominent venture capitalists — Accel Partners’ Kevin Efrusy, Kleiner Perkins’ Bing Gordon, Greylock’s Reid Hoffman, Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s Steve Jurvetson, and Clarium Capital’s Peter Thiel — Tuesday night for an annual panel discussion on the “Top 10 Tech Trends.” The VCs each pitched two “tech trends” they anticipate seeing within in the next five years to the audience watching online and in person at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara.

The Wine & Love Letter Box We got a lot of great feedback about our wedding day, but one little detail of our ceremony that got quite a few really positive reactions was the wine and love letter box ritual. This was one ritual I had never heard of before our officiant mentioned it. However, as soon as she explained it to Michael and I, we were sold. Here’s how it works: Prior to the wedding, you gather a strong wooden wine box, a bottle of wine and two glasses. Then, also before the ceremony, you both sit down separately and write love notes to each other, explaining your feelings on the eve of your wedding day.

Being ignored on Facebook can lower self-esteem Ostracism: Rejection on social media can lower our self-esteem. That disarming feeling some people get when no one likes their post or photo on Facebook is not imaginary. A new study has found rejection on social media, even if unintended, can lower self-esteem and affect our sense of belonging. The study, by researchers from the University of Queensland, found antisocial behaviours such as "lurking" and "ostracism" are increasingly subverting our online habits and wellbeing. People, Companies, and Trends: Techonomy's 2013 Top Ten As 2013 winds down, Techonomy takes a moment to look back on highlights from the year, especially those that portend—we think—the future. Our Top Ten list recognizes the people, companies, and ideas that embodied how technology is catalyzing change in business and society. Some of the individuals and organizations here were represented at our 2013 conferences, labs, and dinners, where we convene leaders to explore the biggest tech-driven challenges and opportunities.

A Love Story When I was a little girl, I asked God to write my love story. Instead, He has written me into something much greater. Once upon a time, I dreamed that God would write my love story. I imagined the white dress and the blue flowers. Nano Supermarket - What Is Nanosupermarket? The NANO Supermarket bus received over 45.000 visitors since its opening. Check out the tour schedule for details. Browse through our product collection and create your personal technology profile by telling us which products you would or would not buy. If you are interested in hosting the NANO Supermarket at your event, please contact us. The NANO Supermarket presents speculative nanotech products that may hit the shelves within the next ten years: Medicinal candy, interactive wall paint, programmable wine and more.

Study Shows College Students are Distracted by Digital Devices in the Classroom The reasons for using digital devices during class time varied. Most (86 percent) said they were texting. Other non-academic activities included checking e-mail (68 percent), social networking (66 percent), surfing the web (38 percent) and playing games (8 percent). Though the use of digital devices during class time may be a distraction to students -- as well as professors -- UNL Today noted that students saw some advantages to using them for non-academic reasons. For example, 70 percent said it helped them stay connected, 55 percent said it helped fight boredom and 49 percent said it helped them do related classwork.

VCs' next big things: Big data, drugs, and education SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Some of Silicon Valley's greatest minds used an interesting piece of hardware to vote on which trends will rule the tech world: ping pong paddles. The Churchill Club, a business and technology forum, hosted discussion here Tuesday night, along with Forbes magazine, to pick the brains of Kevin Efrusy, Bing Gordon, Reid Hoffman, Steve Jurvetson, and Peter Thiel. With a few hundred people seated in the grand ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara, each investor presented his case for two ideas for what he thought would be a dominating tech trend for the next five years.