Colby McAdams

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What Is Social Media?

Social media is a phrase that we throw around a lot these days, often to describe what we post on sites and apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, …

Where 4,000,000 Phones a Year Go to Be Resurrected

<i>A visit to the warehouse in which gadgets donated to Cell Phones for Soliders and other charity programs get a second life.</i><p>The first thing I noticed when I stepped into Recellular's Ann Arbor warehouse was the flags. From the rafters, the flags of the world oversee the processing of more than four …

NOPE: People Are Getting Rejected Hundreds Of Millions Of Times On Tinder Every Day

One research study published by The Guardian in January suggests the average woman kisses 15 men, has 2 heartbreaks, 4 one-night stands and 4 terrible dates before finding Mr. or Mrs. Right.<p>On Tinder, it's not much different.<p>The New York Times published some stunning facts about the fast-growing …

A New World Dawns

Ever see one of these before, mister? Yes, you. I'm talking to you, ma'am. Ever work one of these Commodores or Timex Sinclairs or Osborne Is or …

5 facts about online dating

11% of American adults have used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.

The World Is Not Enough: Google and the Future of Augmented Reality

The new Google FieldTrip app probes the question: What digital information do you want to see overlaid on the physical world?<p>It is The Future. You wake up at dawn and fumble on the bedstand for your (Google) Glass. Peering out at the world through transparent screens, what do you see?<p>If you pick up …

Why do people resist new technologies? History might provide the answer

Microsoft founder Bill Gates doesn’t understand why people are not concerned about artificial intelligence (AI), agreeing with Elon Musk that it …

Innovation

Managing Impressions Online: Self‐Presentation Processes in the Online Dating Environment - Ellison - 2006 - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

Abstract<p><i>This study investigates self‐presentation strategies among online dating participants, exploring how participants manage their online</i> …

Thank You for Not Sharing

What Triggers People to Reveal Too Much; Avoiding the Post-Conversation Cringe<p>After arguing with her husband one Sunday, Vasavi Kumar was so upset that she called up her mom, her dad, her sister and three of her closest friends. "This is it," she told each one. "He is never going to understand me. …

Social Work

A woman who quit her job as an investment banker now earns just as much traveling the world on her own

"It was hard for me when our paid time off was only 14 days per year," she tells Business Insider.<p>"We'd go to the office puking our guts out because we didn't want to use our vacation time being sick. I felt back then like even if I wanted to, in that 14 days, I wasn't really allowed to take it all …

eHarmony CEO wants to court the Tinder crowd

Grant Langston remembers a time not so long ago when younger people equated online dating with social leprosy.<p>“I can remember talking to …

Dating app Bumble now lets you swipe based on Spotify taste

Imagine this: You've just spent a month of your valuable time dating someone you <i>think</i> you really like. Then you discover that their favorite band is …

Bumble’s New $9.99 Per Month Plan Proves Love Might Actually Cost a Thing

The adage used to be “can’t buy me love,” but now dating apps are proving that maybe you actually can. With free apps like Tinder and OkCupid monetizing on certain “premium” features like rewinding a match or boosting your profile, dating is… better than it’s ever been? And now, another super …

Apps

Bumble Dating App Expands Into Career Networking

If Whitney Wolfe has her way, the future of your career may mean swiping to the next opportunity. Ms. Wolfe, the founder of dating app Bumble, plans …

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Write Irresistibly Clickable Headlines Like BuzzFeed

A good headline can make or break an article. Any Buzzfeed reader can tell you that. Any website that A/B tests their headlines knows it to be true. …

Confessions of an extreme Tinder addict

ALY can spend hours on Tinder every day, chatting to her hundreds of matches. Chris has 750 matches but is always single. Real-life interactions are …

Forget Tinder, Hello Yellow

A new dating app that has exactly the same look and feel as Tinder (swipe to the left, swipe to the right, make judgements with just a photo, etc.) …

Here’s Who Is Most Likely to Lie on Tinder (and It’s Not Just Guys)

If you’re part of the 15 percent of American adults who use dating sites or apps, chances are that you’ve stopped and asked yourself at least once, “Are they for real?” The good news is that, while people <i>can</i> lie, the numbers don’t, and a recent study helps decode who is most likely to stretch the …

Relationships

Everything to Know About Chase Sapphire Reserve Perks

<b>Update: The 100,000 bonus points offer has ended. The Chase Sapphire Reserve is now offering 50,000 points after $4,000 spent within the first 3</b> …

How Facebook is changing the way we think and feel

In 1996, a group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University began a study of the effects Internet usage on psychological well-being and social …

Love Me Tinder

Saturday night. 9.40pm. Vanita - single, attractive, extroverted - should be out on a date. Instead, she's spent the past hour at home swiping right …

How Tinder is encouraging millennials to make more meaningful connections

According to Sean - putting the unfortunate outcome aside for a second - the US election has brought the debate over what is or isn’t appropriate …

11 Tinder Tips to Help You Find True Love (or Something)

Swipe right on these Tinder tips and tricks.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this …

Social network has suffered from stagnating users, according to figures it publically reveals, but third-party data suggests that the real story is worse still<p>Twitter’s American userbase may have fallen by a third over the past two years, according to figures from third-party analytics firm 7Park …

Social Media

Removing your laptop and liquids at airport security may soon be a thing of the past

Going through airport security is never fun, but soon it’ll be a little less stressful.<p>Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, one of the world’s largest airports, has started testing new scanners for hand luggage that don’t require you to take out large electronic devices and liquids. While today you still …

How Marriott's Doing Things Differently and Digitally in China

No one in the travel or hospitality industries wants to miss out on the incredible billion-dollar opportunity that is the gigantic Chinese travel …

Large increase in business travellers found using Airbnb

The number of organisations using room and home-sharing service Airbnb has increased by a third – and the amount being spent is even higher.<p>Research …