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Exploration of the new era in human history marked by invention of the Internet
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The Twitter of Tomorrow ~ the New Yorker

The Twitter of Tomorrow ~ the New Yorker | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Matt Buchanan


"Twitter has evolved, particularly over the past couple of years, from a simple, text-based service toward something richer and fuller: users can now embed everything from pictures to Vines tofull-on mini-apps within their tweets. It’s like a stream gradually becoming a raging river. Twitter has transitioned from a technology company into a powerful media company in its own right.


"What’s coming next is a more graphically intense Twitter that is marked by fundamental transformation of its core experience on mobile phones. Within the company, the decision has been to prioritize mobile over any other medium, including the Web, and it will see the most change the most rapidly. Internally, the way the company thinks about apps has shifted: for a time, its philosophy was that its apps should feel as similar as possible across every platform. A couple of years ago, Twitter employees—including Jack Dorsey—frequently invoked“consistency.” In other words, Twitter wanted its iPhone app to look and work like its Android app. But now the company has come around to the idea that its apps should be custom designed for each and every platform, in order to take as much advantage as possible of what each one has to offer."

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How The iPhone 5S Could Be The Universal Remote For Your Life ~ readwrite

How The iPhone 5S Could Be The Universal Remote For Your Life ~ readwrite | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Dan Rowinski


"Take the just-announced iPhone 5S, for example. It will support both Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi Direct, and has capabilities built in to perform new functions such as AirDrop local sharing. Behind it stands Apple's thriving ecosystem, which will continue to churn out new apps that take advantage of those functions. All that makes the iPhone 5S not just Apple’s latest and greatest device, but one of the first devices available that has the potential to be a true universal remote."

Jim Lerman's insight:

I agree with Rowinski. The advent of the 5S, combined with iOS7, places us clearly on the cusp of quantum leap ahead, as our phones move to become the unversal remotes for the very soon to arrive internet of things.

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