Social Trends

Klink, The Social App That Crossbred Instagram, Tsū & YouTube

It’s an exciting time for the digerati to be traversing the social media landscape. For many who have tested the waters and drunk the cool-aid of the earlier pioneering networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, we are now witnessing others, which are eager to shake up old paradigms with some intriguing new business models. This month, we take a look at Klink, the newest to arrive on the social scene, after taking some cues . . .

Who Doesn’t Know Jack About Squaring Off With Twitter?

While the blogosphere and Wall Street have been cyberventilating the last couple of weeks over Jack Dorsey taking back the reins of Twitter, little has been said about the CEO’s other company, Square. With Twitter’s current share price dipping below its opening IPO trade two years ago of $45.10, the last thing any one suspected was for Dorsey to go public with yet another company . . .

Bag Bans Spur Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag Industry

Plastic bag bans and growing conservation trends have spurred an interest in so-called eco-friendly bags to take the place of single-use disposables.

‘FilmAid’Charity Joins Tsū Social Network & Helps Syrian Refugees

Syrian’s civil war is one of the worst humanitarian disasters of our time. Nearly 12 million innocent civilians have been displaced thus far — escalating impact on neighboring countries such as Jordan.

Tsū Social Network Sponsors Photo Shoot That’s A Croc!

Tsu was the first new social network to disrupt the social media status quo by transitioning from a strictly commercial advertising platform to a monetization model based on rewarding their users monetarily for their content. This paradigm shift kickstarted others to follow suit and in less than a year, the network has attracted close to 4 million followers.

Drone-Flying Schools Aim To Address Severe Shortage of Licensed UAV Pilots

China is suffering a severe shortage of qualified, licensed UAV pilots and the country's Civil Aviation Administration isn't sitting idly by spinning their whee-, er, propellers.

When The Livestream Went Mainstream a la Twitter & Facebook

It’s been reported widely that ‘livestreaming’ video apps are having their moment in the sun! It’s taken a while, but similarly to when social media first captured our zeitgeist a little over a decade ago, livestreaming seems to be tapping into that same need by both the viewer and the citizen journalists who are out there, capturing stories on-the-go.

Thumbs and Bottoms Up: Norway’s Army Gets Eco-Friendly Underwear

Norway's armed forces are about to receive some brand new eco-friendly underwear. Read all about the 50,000 bras, boxer shorts undershirts and pants that will soon be covering  some very important military private parts.

3D Tattoos Transforming Lives Of Breast Cancer Survivors

3D Tattoos are gaining in popularity on the body art scene, but now they're helping breast cancer survivors through the healing process.

Zombie Plant Hair Clips Are Sprouting Up All Over China

Get your sprout on! The latest new Chinese fashion accessory sold and seen in Beijing's trendier neighborhoods appears to be a baby plant sprouting up from the wearer's hair. One would hope these green sprouts aren't feeding on one's gray matter.

Free Apps Like 'ReThink' Help Stop Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying has become a huge problem. Now there's a free app called ReThink developed by a teenager for mobile devices that's aimed at combating cyberbullying, and anyone can use it.

New Social Network Eter9 Leads To Digital Immortality & Singularity?

On the heels of ephemeral social networking apps like Snapchat allowing our messaging to disappear within seconds after posting, comes another on the opposite end of the spectrum. This one proposes online-life-everlasting with digital immortality. The new social network called ‘Eter9’ uses artificial intelligence to scan your posts - learn what makes you tick  . . .

Swap-O-Matic: Whimsical Vending Machine Faciliates Trades

We all have those items that hang around our homes for months or years that collect dust untouched. Sometimes, however, we develop a sense of attachment to those items, and just don't want to see them discarded. Trying to sell pre-loved items to collectors, thift stores, or by holding a yard sale is a whole lot of effort with little payout. This inconvenience leads many of us to hoard things we wouldn't allow to take up valuable space in our homes. A new business concept uses technology to offer a whimsical solution.

Turtle Taxi: For Travelers Who Like Life In The Slow Lane

An innovative cab company called Turtle Taxi caters to those who aren't in any rush to reach their destination. As their name implies, Turtle Taxi drivers take it slow and steady – they might not win any races but the ride won't cause you to lose your hare, er, hair.

Robot Turtles: A Board Game To Teach Preschoolers Computer Programming

A growing trend in children’s games is the combination of technology and traditional toys. Toys like Avakai, apps like Osmo, or video games like Bloxels require children to play with actual wooden dolls, puzzle pieces, and blocks in order to get the most out of their smart toys and iPads. This is because inventors know it is best to learn with tangible concepts and toys. Computer programming is fair game too. Robot Turtles is a board game which teaches kids the fundamentals of programming and coding.