For starters, Ive will reportedly banish the mismatched “heavy textures” found across iOS in favor of a unified scheme largely featuring more simple black-and-white tones. It sounds like the wildly divergent visual styles of many default apps like Notes, Game Center, Mail, and Maps would be much more closely linked in this redesign.
The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its longstanding policy of forbidding openly gay youths to participate in its activities, a step its chief executive called “compassionate, caring and kind.
I’ve been off this blog for a few months, finishing up senior year. I felt like it was around time to write a post. Considering Tumblr is being bought by Yahoo, I just hope I can keep doing this without seeing advertisements on my sidebar, flashing as I work. But that’s just what happens, right? Larger companies latch onto the success of the nimble startups, and try to keep them nimble. Sometimes, this works, but only when they change very little. Tumblr doesn’t really need that much change, as far as I can see. I think their model is sound, their users are generally happy, and most of us are disconcerted at the prospect of Tumblr looking anything like a Yahoo product. My advice to the new owners: Don’t redecorate too much. You have what you need right in front of you. I’d take some time to get comfortable with the place. Learn the ins and outs of our community as tumbloggers—from those who blog in Fandom, the hipster photo bloggers, designers, artists, and those who simply ask ‘yo, is this racist?’. We form quite the fascinating demographic of misfits. The multifaceted masses of social media users, planting content on these pages that we hope might grow. I’m reminded both of Shakespeare’s analogy for the soul as a well-kept garden, when I look at people’s blogs. But it’s also really just not that serious. I could wax philosophical about what this website means, but in the end, it’s just a website. However, it’s still incredibly important to a lot of kids out there. As a semi-lost and angsty midwestern teenager, I turned to tumblr at the age of 17 and it helped me do something constructive with my love for the newest music. I’ve been on the website for four or five years now, and run about 5 different blogs including this one. It’s been a home to me and a lot of fun. I spent many hours here that I don’t regret, and some that I do. Anyway, I’m done being nostalgic. I’m going to start posting more stuff about the goings on in the world of Social Media as soon as I finish honors exams. That’s really all I came here to say. SEE YA THEN.
“What I do know is that I want to do it my way. I want to write substantive, news- and idea-driven, quirky and “authentic” tweets that add some value to followers. I want to have a point of view on a constellation of professional issues – reputation, crisis, marketing, leadership, corporate governance, trust, science, girls’ and women’s achievement – that still leaves room for serendipity. And, I do NOT want to tweet about what I had for lunch, or post totally unintelligible tweets so full of @s, #s, and obscure references to private conversations that no one can understand them. Most of all, I do not want to write things that look like a “bot” fashioned them according to an algorithm – mechanical posts that pay no homage to the human spark.”