Doug Vining Student's best friend - the cellphone

'Baruch College sophomore Yelena Slatkina in New York City recently rustled up an emergency sub at work by typing a plea to her entire work group on her cellphone. University of South Florida sophomore Nate Fuller routinely uses his cellphone equipped with Global Positioning Software (GPS) to find recruits for his intramural football team and locate friends in Tampa, Fla. Texas 21-year-old Brittany Bohnet uses photos she and 20 of her networked buddies snap on their phones to locate one another, using visual landmarks they spot in the pictures they send.'
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0119/p11s02-stct.html
Posted: 31 January 2007 at 21:38

Doug Vining 'Facebook scares me'

One man explains how his use of a social-networking website spun out of control
http://news.independent.co.uk/sci_tech/article2889424.ece
Posted: 29 August 2007 at 08:24

Doug Vining Facebook suicide

Facebook suicide: the end of a virtual life
“Stephanie Painter’s death was swift and painless. At 9.10pm on February 11 she bid her 121 Facebook friends goodbye with one last “poke” (mood: sorrowful), then left the virtual world peacefully with a quick click of the mouse. “It was hard to kill the profile I’d spent so long creating, but I felt it was the only way out,” says Stephanie, 27, a PA from Fulham, West London. “Facebook was damaging my relationship with my boyfriend to such an extent that if I hadn’t done it we wouldn’t be together now.”
http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/body_and_soul/article2452928.ece
Posted: 4 October 2007 at 15:51

Doug Vining Facebook Exodus

The New York Times says many influential people are leaving Facebook:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/magazine/30FOB-medium-t.html?em
Posted: 31 August 2009 at 11:21

Doug Vining Is Facebook a fad?

If so, it will undoubtedly prove to be a wonderful money-spinner for its founders.

Like all unexpectedly popular creations, Facebook will eventually come to an end. Will it fall out of favour with the next generation, as suggested by this MindBullet from five years ago, or will it be replaced by something even better, more user friendly - perhaps just cooler?

Time will tell, but if Zuckerberg's past performance is anything to go by, there's still a lot of life left in this fad!
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Is Facebook a fad?") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=e1781591-ea1f-4a2c-8559-cb716349c87a
Posted: 15 May 2012 at 17:02

Neil Jacobsohn Are social networks good or bad?

This is such an interesting and such a controversial debate! Are the social networks socially good - or do they damage our humanity? This study from Italy is certainly powerful. If you feel like an extreme view, David Eggers has authored a powerful novel called "The Circle" which is a gripping read about the logical consequence of pervasive social connections...well worth a read!
We created a MindBullet scenario way back in 2007 of a future generation rejecting the digital lifestyle - see alongside. Could it happen?
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Are social networks good or bad?") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=9b211b1c-a659-4584-a0a2-edacd71bb9f3
Posted: 1 September 2014 at 17:31

Doug Vining Gen Z starts to make an impact

Years ago, we speculated on what Generation Z would think and feel in the post digital world. One of our scenarios was that the next generation after Gen Y would rebel against the automation of everything and become new age 'hippies' who preferred face time with people and handwriting over instant messaging.

Well, guess what, this article suggests that some of those ideas were not so crazy!

"Face-to-face communication. 51 percent of Gen Z respondents say they prefer in-person communication with managers, 16 percent prefer emailing, and 11 percent prefer instant messaging."

I've tried to link the story from Inc.com without success, so here's where you can read it:
Brace Yourself For Gen Z
http://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/why-this-should-worry-you.html

And the seven-year-old MindBullet is referenced alongside. Anyone with an analogue bullet?
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Gen Z starts to make an impact") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=7f051953-cf3a-4283-838a-19d794c10b15
Posted: 3 September 2014 at 18:35

Doug Vining Gen Z starts to make an impact

And remember, it's only seven years to 2021. Brace yourself!
Posted: 3 September 2014 at 18:38

Anton Musgrave What Millennials really want from your business

We are seeing increasing signs of the old drivers of the economy - mass consumerism - starting to tilt and shift. And some of this opens new opportunities to innovative thinkers. Ignore at your peril in developed economies and be aware of what this may mean in developing economies where we risk thinking they will all want the 'American Dream'.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "What Millennials really want from your business") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=797425b5-80cf-410d-a89c-7ac7f87bba66
Posted: 23 September 2014 at 13:05

Anton Musgrave What Millennials really want from your business

Posted: 23 September 2014 at 13:15

Doug Vining Facebook falls

After a few months of tweaking the News Feed in order to make it more personal and harder for fake stories to spread, Facebook says that overall usage has dropped by “roughly 50 million hours every day.” says the Verge.

Our MindBullet from several years ago suggested that Facebook could face a declining future.
A FuturesForum post (titled: "Facebook falls") refers to this MindBullet. The full FuturesForum post can be read here: http://www.futureworld.org/PublicZone/FuturesForum/BlogDetails.aspx?PostID=9c04b4cf-8356-4bd0-a2bc-6a875636ac2c
Posted: 2 February 2018 at 14:24
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