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Relax, Your Smartphone Probably Isn't Destroying Your Relationships
February 20th, 2017 by Fast Company
In a 2011 study at Stanford University, researchers asked a group of girls ages 8 to 12 by to surf the internet for up to five hours, then share how happy and socially comfortable they felt. The results weren’t encouraging. The more time the girls spent online, the less content and at ease in social settings they became...

Facebook Just Changed its Mission, Because the Old One Was Broken
February 17th, 2017 by The Verge
Facebook used to repeat its mission statement so often that most tech reporters could recite it from memory: “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.” And it’s still the mission you see when you visit the company’s Facebook page.
How Snapchat Could Bring Back TV’s Golden Age
February 16th, 2017 by Fast Company
A few weeks ago, I was on Snapchat tapping and swiping from a food program to a Vice news report to a Cosmo quiz, when I realized: Snap—the $25 billion company behind the app—has built the remote control of the internet age. In this sense, Snapchat isn’t just a great way to shoot and share selfies, as it's usually described.
Weekend Update: Should You Publish Every Day?
February 15th, 2017 by Contently
In 2006, Time magazine realized its readers were too busy during the week to flip through each issue. When they finally could devote enough time to read the articles, the news was already old. So Richard Stengel, the magazine’s former editor-in-chief, made a drastic move. The publication would hit newsstands on Friday instead of Monday morning. “I think that really saved the magazine,” said Tracy Schmidt, director of social media at Crain Communications and an independent social media consultant...
Why Amazon Is The World's Most Innovative Company Of 2017
February 14th, 2017 by Fast Company
Picture your ideal neighborhood. What does it look like? Is it manicured, with buildings set in a pattern so that everything flows together, designed for perfection? Or is it gritty and spontaneous, the kind of place where a restaurant might move into the space that used to house a dry cleaner?
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