femmebot:

Facebook’s Data Science team has published a thought provoking post that examines the statistical correlation between couples’ timeline posts and their burgeoning relationships.

By looking at how the frequency of timeline posts varies in the days leading up to and following the start of a new relationship, the team has identified a sort of digital courtship curve:

During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple. When the relationship starts (“day 0”), posts begin to decrease. We observe a peak of 1.67 posts per day 12 days before the relationship begins, and a lowest point of 1.53 posts per day 85 days into the relationship. Presumably, couples decide to spend more time together, courtship is off, and online interactions give way to more interactions in the physical world.

(via The nature of online courtship, visualized)

“This is the anti-path/fb Paper approach to design. They’ve gone ahead, curated, and built the whole shebbang. With perfect pixels and manicured swipes, the apps look great (I’m actually extremely envious of their design team talent!), but I’ll never use them again. There’s no room for me to make it mine.”
Eric Boggs: Let Them Add The Drapes (via garychou)

Amen. I’ve always thought that apps that let people play (ie. original Facebook, barely designed, free form wall) empowers people to feel like they’re creating for themselves. Perfectly crafted, visually stunning experiences make people afraid that they’ll break something so pretty.

tastefullyoffensive:

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One of the best pieces of code I’ve ever written: THFacebookLoginCocoaBeanFactoryManager

bryan:

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Loved when Columbia used to have these lights on college walk PS: Instagram sharing in the new #timehop! (at Columbia University)

condenasttraveler:

Alaska “State of Wonder” (August 2012). Photo by Rob Howard @robhoward10

Taipei | 台北 (at 臺北101 Taipei 101)

parislemon:

Craig Mod:

After two and a half years, the GF1 was replaced by the slightly improved Panasonic GX1, which I brought on the six-day Kumano Kodo hike in October. During the trip, I alternated between shooting with it and an iPhone 5. After importing the results into Lightroom, Adobe’s photo-development software, it was difficult to distinguish the GX1’s photos from the iPhone 5’s. (That’s not even the latest iPhone; Austin Mann’s superlative results make it clear that the iPhone 5S operates on an even higher level.) Of course, zooming in and poking around the photos revealed differences: the iPhone 5 doesn’t capture as much highlight detail as the GX1, or handle low light as well, or withstand intense editing, such as drastic changes in exposure. But it seems clear that in a couple of years, with an iPhone 6S in our pockets, it will be nearly impossible to justify taking a dedicated camera on trips like the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage.

I know a lot of people hate this reality. But it is going to be a reality.

I hate, love, and am currently experiencing this phenomenon. I’m alternating between my Fuji and my iPhone and while I’ve used my manual features on my Fuji, I’ll likely never find time to even put them in Lightroom to edit.

Obligatory Shanghai photo (at 外滩 | The Bund)