With recently developed dating applications lately like Bang With Friends and Tinder and the rise in online dating websites, I decided to catch up with a guy I interviewed three years ago who set off on a dating challenge. Dating Brian vowed to go on a date everyday for a month as an experiment and when I caught up with him, he was right in the middle of it. Now three years later, he has completed the project and I wanted to know where he ended up! Dating Brian was so kind to answer my follow-up questions on how his dating style has changed, if he’s currently in a relationship now, and what he’s been up to.
Q: It’s been three years since we last talked and back then you were dating up a storm! More like one date every day for 30 days. I never got to chat with you after the Dating Brian project ended. How did that turn out?
Brian: Man, it really has been a while. It went well—got to meet a bunch of awesome ladies and chill out about the stress of dating. Also, got a job out of it!
Q: I remember that you went on a second date with one of the girls, how did that story pan out?
Brian: My last date of the project was going on a third date with her and we kept chatting a little bit afterwards. The interesting part: she met a couple of my friends and they still hang out to this day. So, I still see her from time to time.
Before Instagram, before Twitter, and before Facebook, there once was a social platform that enabled all teenagers to unleash their feelings on a daily basis. For my friends and I – it was the woes of middle school. I haven’t accessed my Xanga account in nearly 10 years, but I can still remember how expressive my feelings were back then on the funny thing someone mentioned in gym class, how I decided to present on the negative side effects of Ecstasy on my health project, and how every day I managed to smack the kid below me in the head with my locker. It really was unfair for him to have a bottom locker especially since he was so much taller than me. Xanga was ridiculous, but it will forever remain to be a very cherished memory for me. I won’t miss it. Middle school days equal severe awkwardness, right? It was, however, probably the place where I first started blogging so I suppose it deserves some credit. In order for Xanga to stay alive, they need to earn $60,000 by July 15.
It was nice knowing you.
Facebook is following in the footsteps of Twitter, Airbnb, and Pinterest by rolling out verified accounts set to debut today! In this day and age where anyone can pose as someone else on the internet and the fact that the term “catfishing” exists, verified accounts are important and at times necessary. Now, when you like your favorite band, musician, celebrity or public figure you can be sure that the information they are posting on their pages is accurate. Similar to Twitter verified accounts, Facebook will also include that signature blue check mark next to the name of the page you are visiting.
With everyone catching the travel bug recently, here is a great new start-up that I thought you’d be interested in learning about. While most of my vacations in the past have always been about rest and relaxation, I think I’m now starting to get to a point in my life that when I am traveling, I want to have these unforgettable experiences. Ie) I want to be doing things that I know I’m going to appreciate someday looking back on it! Is it a little embarrassing to be a tourist? Sometimes. Do I care at all? Not really.
The great thing about Peek is that you can book amazing activities and tours when you plan a vacation all from one website. First, you pick your destination. Next you select what kinds of activities you’re interested in ranging from visiting sights and landmarks, food tours, outdoor adventures, and even activities that are kid-friendly. Start playing around on the site and check it out.
Aziz Ansari stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night and talks dating, technology, and NYC.
The news was released this morning, but it has taken me until the end of the day to post about it. This morning it was announced that Yahoo purchased Tumblr for $1.1 billion. Can you imagine what you could do with that much? Apparently, buy out an entire social media platform. At Yow Yow! we like our Yahoo, but we like our Tumblr a little more only because Tumblr provides us with the inspiration to construct our “A Collection” posts. With this new acquisition, everyone is wondering how things will change. I read an article this morning that the number of WordPress users spiked last night as they migrated their Tumblrs over to my platform. I also heard Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer promise “not to screw it up.”
“The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve.”
With Tumblr going corporate, I could see a lot of great things coming out of this, but as always you can’t make everyone happy and there are certainly those that are unhappy. For now. Readers, I know some of you are on Tumblr. How do you feel about the new change? Will you stick with the company and remain loyal or will you make a switch?
Today, is just a big news day for Yahoo isn’t it?! Today Flickr gave every single one of their users 1TB of free storage. That’s a lot. I actually started using Flickr back in 2007 and after I stopped renewing my pro account I was only limited to about 300 photos that I was able to view. News about storage expansion though is exciting because it now gives me another reason to return back to the photo-sharing website that I once loved. In addition to the storage, the interface has been completely revamped displaying photos in a BIG and bold way from your profile page.
I kind of love the emphasis on food in their new features, but who doesn’t love food AMIRITE?
Oh Google, how you always know the way to win over my heart.
If you are an avid Pinterest user, you often times will forget when you’ve already pinned something. When re-organizing my boards, I sometimes would find that I had pinned a pin not once, not twice, but three times! I was being inefficient. Luckily for people like me who kept running into this problem, Pinterest has created a feature to make our lives easier. Now, if you’re pinning something that you have pinned before, you will be notified with a message. Repetition crisis averted!