Dating: The Final Frontier
Internet of Things
A little over a year ago, singles’ dating site HowAboutWe expanded to include a dating service for couples, their mission to help couples keep the romance alive after they find love. Today, they’re carrying on that mission with the launch of You&Me, a special messaging app for people in relationships.
You and your partner can download You&Me, and then each log on to your shared account. From there, you can send each other a ton of fun media, including written messages, customizable photos, videos, songs, and even Snapchat-esque “secret” images. As you communicate, the app catalogues all your interactions into a series of beautifully designed streams — kind of like a multimedia scrapbook of you and your partners’ relationship.
Smartphones Make You Lazy
People who actually managed to get to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas witnessed the unveiling of a great invention that’ll give you yet another valid reason to never leave your apartment.
This morning, the Guardian reported that LG has introduced HomeChat: a new line Read More
A British professor has suggested that spelling lessons are no longer necessary for students thanks to technology — because he’s not like other dads, he’s a cool dad.
Sugata Mitra is a professor of, believe it or not, educational technology at Newcastle University and he is pretty sure that good grammar used to be necessary but is “not right now,” The Daily Mail reports.
It’s hard for privileged American teenagers to wrap their hormone-addled brains around the struggles of their fellow human beings. And so, the Daily News reports, the youth advocacy group Do Something has created a text messaging game, in a heroic (but possibly quixotic?) attempt to get kids born here in the U.S. to understand what it’s like to be an undocumented immigrant.
Because if a single American teenager picked up a newspaper of his own volition, the world might literally stop turning.
Going to therapy is not only costly, but it’s just so empire. Know what the hip new way to confront your emotional problems is? Texting about them, of course.
Sociologists and psychologists have always argued that in-person communication trumps the digital when it comes to catharsis, but IT World reports that medical professionals are coming around in terms of the positive effects of textual communication.