On the first day of being connected and keeping your moments…

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Tali has a smartphone. I got the iPhone 6 last Friday (which is a whole other post), which means that I handed my old phone to Sam, who in turn handed his iPhone 4 down to Tali. It was quite a ceremonial process as everyone cleaned out their phones, took off their own cases and […]

5 things parents need to know about Instagram Direct (and why it isn’t SnapChat)…

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Today Instagram announced its new feature, Instagram Direct, which allows Instagram users to directly message photos and videos (with the cool filters) to individuals and groups instead of just posting them to a user’s individual feed. There’s a lot of talk about how Instagram Direct is a play for the younger SnapChat users, but there […]

No screen-time limits… It’s working.

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Last month, after reading a series of articles about kids and screen time, I began an experiment to do away with screen-time limits. So we’ve been screen-time limitless for three weeks now and it’s definitely time for an update. Basically, this experiment is working. Crazy. The first week was over-saturated with ridiculous, mind-numbing and parental-ly […]

my shattered attention span and why i fake my oms…

my shattered attention span and why i fake my oms...

Recently I was having a discussion with a colleague about how audiences now ingest media so much differently than they did when we were kids (we used to have to walk six miles in the snow in order to get to the Macintosh with dial-up…). We talked about the obvious differences, including form factor due […]

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