Josh Constine, writing at TechCrunch:
What if Instagram could automatically tell your Close Friends you’re 🏠 (home), 🤓(working), 🚗 (on the move), or 🛋 (chilling and might want to hang out)? That’s the idea behind Instagram’s new companion app Threads, a Close Friends-only messaging experience that opens to the camera with shortcuts for instantly sending specific people photos and videos.
So Threads is a reach at a private messaging network for close friends, that’s the better parts of Snapchat’s product but with Facebook’s privacy policies. Personally, no thank you. I’ll stick with iMessage and Find My for my Weasley Clock activities. Read More
A couple weeks back, wrote a pretty lengthy overview of Apple’s fall software and hardware to show the teams at work some of the opportunities for brands, users and developers. An excerpt’s now live at Golin’s website. Read More
Facebook’s recent Cambridge Analytica scandal is the type of news story that tends to highlight the problem of a 24-hour news cycle. Political intrigue, privacy and security scares and an executive team failing every crisis PR test?
It’s a brand crisis Hydra. One that might, finally, trigger a digital privacy clampdown in the US. Read More
Recently updated the McRib Finder concept for our McDonald's client to feature the Shamrock Shake. This new version's quite special—new stickers, plus for the first time a web backend. Even recreated a little bit of an Instagram-story style camera to make the sticker experience even more fun. Read More
Hands-down, the camera is probably the thing that matters most to you about your smartphone. You may not always think about it, but chances are it’s the device feature that you use the most, even if only tangentially.
Whether you’re using it for video chats, snapping a pic, or playing around with the latest AR experience, getting the most out of your camera starts with some simple tricks. Read More
January, month of fresh starts. The coldest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, the hottest in the Southern. Ianuarius in Latin, from ianua—literally the door of the year. Read More
Two days into 2018 and I’ve already got a software release out. PolitiCall 1.3 is now available. Read More
I took some quick notes and turned them into a recap aimed at marketers and brands for work. You can check it out over on the Golin blog. Read More
...I make no apologies for punny update descriptions or announcements.
On a serious note, the first major update to PolitiCall is now available on the App Store. It's a doozy. Read More
A Facebook page as the default web presence for a physical business is user-hostile. It's at Facebook's whim that pages get tossed behind a login window, and then what of those who don't want to use Facebook? Or have reason not to use Facebook? Read More