Friendship Available for Rent

Posted in Social

I came across an interesting article on a few lesser known social services in Japan: The Incredibly True Story of Renting a Friend in Tokyo On the surface, it sounds and feels like another “Japanese …

The Magic of Communication

Posted in Social, Technology

My dad just forwarded me the latest family photo email. It’s something that parents like to do. And as I watch the email crash my phone from sheer payload size, I began to wonder: why …

The Fresh Smell of Google+

Posted in Rant, Social

By now, Google+ has gone through: 8-9 months’ worth of internal dogfooding[1] a media blitzkrieg an interactive demo one round of external beta testing one round of external beta testers inviting as many friends as …

Social Exit

Posted in Apps, Social, Work

This is a post I wrote a little over a year ago on my old blog, but still resonates with me and its contents are relevant to this blog. It’s not plagiarism if you copy …