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Facebook and mobile manufacturer HTC have paired up to design and launch a new smart ‘social’ phone.
Why it matters
Internet use on mobile and average time spent on social networks keep growing year on year. The idea of pairing social and mobile seems like a natural combination, but what other digital applications could we pair up to make access simpler and more convenient?
It may have started in the late 90’s, with the Japanese Video game Blazing Star. Famous for its broken English, the Game Over screen read “You Fail It”. Then we began seeing phrases like “massive fail” and “epic fail”. Now “fail” alone has come to be popular label to mock a miscue or brand a foul-up. Twitter named their well-know symbol for technical difficulties the “Fail Whale” and hashtags like #CNNfail and #Gmailfail are well-known labels for gaffes & service interruptions. A new book, FAIL Nation, has just arrived on shelves. It’s a compilation of the user-submitted “FAIL” examples from www.failblog.org
This disruptive tactic pulls the conversation back to the producer (artist) by allowing consumers (listeners) to participate through user generated content. Eskup is an interactive area on El Pais’ newspaper site that allows journalists, readers and experts to debate, share and learn about topics of interest. You can ask the experts questions or write your own replies. It is linked to your social media networks and constantly updates them with new advice and opinion.