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Zuckerberg Launches "Facebook Home"

Posted: Friday April 5, 2013 • Category: Cool New Technology

Rumors had been swirling for weeks in anticipation of the new “Facebook Phone” announcement. However, techies across the nation were less than enthused yesterday as Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook Home, a homescreen replacement for Android phones centered around his popular social networking website.  This new “app-erating” system will officially roll out on April 12th on the HTC First and will be made available on tablets using the Android operating system over the next few months.   

Facebook Home allows users to have easy one-touch access to an entire Facebook experience featuring full-screen photos, status updates, notifications and more. Zuckerberg strayed away from developing a physical phone and instead created a way for users to transform their own mobile devices into a ‘Facebook phone’ at their own discretion.
However, considering Facebook’s revenue is derived from advertisements, Zuckerberg was noticeably quiet when asked about the presence of ads on Facebook Home. Surely online advertisers will jump at the chance to push products and services on the new Facebook home. Ryan Tate at Wired.com stated that Facebook Home online advertising would essentially be “dropped right in your pocket.” The big question is: Will users deem the “reformatted” ad presence to be too intrusive?
Only time will tell if the new Facebook Home will vastly improve the mobile user experience or simply become another social networking fad.

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The Future of Interaction Design and User Experience

Posted: Wednesday January 9, 2013 • Category: Cool New Technology

If you have an extra 18 minutes in your day, this video produced by Bassett & Partners and told by industry experts is excellent. Behold the future of interaction design and user experience. It'll definitely be interesting to see how much of this happens. (H/T Brandflakes for Breakfast)

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Google Presents 2012 in Review

Posted: Friday December 14, 2012 • Category: Cool New Technology

If you haven't seen it yet, Google has released its Zeitgeist for 2012. In it, you'll find the top searches and trends of the year, with a really cool video to boot. Major events include Whitney Houston's untimely death, Jeremy Lin's rise to NBA stardom, Hurricane Sandy and the continuously entertaining Gangnam Style dance. It's crazy to think how much has happened this year, and we're happy that Google has documented it all. Take a look.

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"Mobile Thursday" is the New Black Friday

Posted: Monday November 19, 2012 • Category: Cool New Technology

Interesting infographic from Digitas posted by our friends at Mashable today. For those looking to get a head start on their Black Friday shopping, it appears that they are turning to their mobiles phones to shop on Thanksgiving. "Mobile Thursday" will see 28% of smartphone or tablet owning adults plan to shop using a mobile device on Thanksgiving Day, which is double the figure from 2011. This is where user experience is critical for a mobile website, especially one with e-commerce. Will you be shopping on your mobile device this Thursday?

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New Spin on Social Visual Bookmarking Changes Savannah Web Design

Posted: Friday October 12, 2012 • Category: Cool New Technology

As a Savannah web design agency, we see beautiful photography on the Internet all the time, especially on sites like Pinterest, Tumblr and Facebook. Image bookmarking is nothing new to the world of web, but being able to find and purchase these items can often be a difficult task. Facebook is now taking visual bookmarking beyond its leisurely origin by offering their users a way to actually purchase the products showcased within the photographs through a social bookmarking tool titled Facebook Collections.

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