Author: Jordan Crook

Photographer Stephen Shore brings Instagram to the MoMA

 Stephen Shore made a name for himself shooting classic Americana mundanity in the 70s, evolving his work from automatic cameras to large-format cameras, using both color and black and white, and continuing to adapt in the age of digital photography, digital printing and social media. Obviously, the advancement of smartphone camera technology and the ease by which those photos are beautified… Read More

Coffee Meets Bagel dating app introduces ephemeral video to foster authenticity

 Coffee Meets Bagel, the dating app that serves up a small number of targeted matches each day, has today introduced a new video feature to help users connect right on the app. “We learned that people don’t really feel a connection to each other until they meet, which makes any dating app feel like a lot of work,” said cofounder and COO Dawoon Kang. “We wanted to figure… Read More

Snap joins the great burger debate with launch of dancing burger AR lens

 Just when you thought great burger debate had abated, Snapchat has arrived to pour more lighter fluid on the grill. This week, Snap unveiled a cheeseburger AR filter, and it has the same devil-may-care attitude as its famous sibling, the dancing hotdog. Lettuce catch you up on the drama. On Saturday, author Thomas Baekdal had emoji lovers everywhere scratching their heads when he noticed… Read More

James Comey confirms he is Reinhold Niebuhr on Twitter

 James Comey, the former FBI director who was abruptly fired in May, has seemingly revealed himself as Twitter user Reinhold Niebuhr. In March, the account tweeted out the famous Anchorman meme — “Actually, I’m not even mad. That’s amazing! — alongside a link to the FBI’s jobs website. But how did anyone know to look at such a random and seemingly… Read More

My new favorite Twitter habit is saving me so much heartache

 I have a new habit. It quenches a thirst. It soothes a weakened, battered piece of my psyche. It repairs my wounds and unleashes me, more powerful, into my day. It fulfills the saddest, most regrettable pieces of myself. It may also be a habit that you want to pick up. You too may find that this simple step into the breach of social engagement online can make you… Fitter. Happier.… Read More

Tinder taps comedian Whitney Cummings to launch ‘Reactions’

 Following in the footsteps of Facebook and iMessage, Tinder has today introduced Reactions, letting Tinder users send each other custom animated responses. These reactions include Hearts, Eye Roll, Round of Applause, Martini Throw, etc. This makes it even easier for Tinder users to casually use the app without actually having to work at the conversation. In January of last year, Tinder… Read More

Hey! VINA, the female-focused friendship app, launches on Android

 Hey! VINA, the female-focused friend finding app, has today announced the launch of an Android app. The VINA app is almost identical to Tinder, except the end-result is to find women a new friend instead of a hot date. That said, VINA only shows one photo of the user, and instead of relying fully on swipes, it uses a matching algorithm that takes into account mutual friends, location,… Read More