Independent Thinking Blog

Social Media

The Age of Snapchat

I’ve been playing around with Snapchat. By “playing around,” I mean that I set up an account and started watching how various brands are creating content for the medium. I’m looking at stories. I’m exploring how live stories can offer fresh perspectives on a place or...

read more

The Problem with Peeple

I wasn't going to write about Peeple. But the app just won't go away. Peeple doesn't exist. Yet. And maybe it will end up being a big joke on the Internet. But the initial concept was dumb -- and  a tad terrifying. The Washington Post got the scoop on Peeple with a...

read more