Liking a former classmate’s status update about a new job, posting a photo of your beach vacation, and sharing an easy-to-make fudge brownie recipe: it’s what millions of Facebook users around the world do each and every day. But more and more, social media users are liking economic updates about job growth, posting photos of local protests, and sharing news article about education reform. Social media and the news are becoming progressively intertwined and the impact is far reaching. Read More
  When Dolly Parton joined the labor force in the 1980 comedy, 9 to 5, typewriters, rolodexes, and smoking in the workplace were staples of the American office. Those days are long gone, and those antiquated elements have since been replaced with tablets, cloud-based contact lists, and organic smoothies. And while the typewriter may have gone the way of the dodo bird, the 9 to 5 may be headed in that direction as well. Not the movie – that’s still considered a classic comedy, 35 years later. Nor Parton’s accompanying country hit “9 to 5” – that catchy ode to the drudgery of the office still gets plenty of airtime. I’m talking about the actual 9 to 5 workday schedule. A growing number of workplaces are moving away from that time-honored timetable – some for the right reasons and others for the wrong reasons. Read More
  In his 2001 essay, “The Law of Accelerating Returns,” acclaimed author and computer scientist Ray Kurzweil argues that the rate of advancement of technology increases exponentially. He further postulates that the effects of rapid technological evolution could be dangerous to humanity, as we are only suited to deal with linear progress.   “Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to the Singularity—technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history.” Read More
  Depth in mobile design is becoming increasingly commonplace, as companies and organizations of all sizes, spanning numerous industries, are implementing the modern design layout in their mobile platforms. The September 2014 release of iOS 7 in particular, with its overhauled user interface that relied heavily on depth, pushed the trend to the forefront of mobile design. And, thanks to the warm reception that it’s received among users, it looks as though depth as a design element is here to stay. Read More
  Get more from your maps with the SaraGEO iOS app.   For too long, mobile application maps have been static, non-interactive, and non-customizable. SaraGEO is transforming the way we use maps on our mobile devices with its free iOS app, which allows users to connect with our mapped surroundings like never before. Get ready to learn, create, share, and interact with the world in your hands with SaraGEO. Read More