Here’s a vivid thought from @GeorgeBray on that everpresent device in your hand.
The concept of Mobile First is informing considerable mass media practice. One of the up-and-coming areas in mobility is wearable technology, and some newsrooms are looking for ways to incorporate it. Its poster child was once Google’s Glass, whose “failure” we’ve discussed in class.
Do you find this fascinating, or do you want to slap the guy? The company pulled the plug on Glass in early 2015, but wearable technology is not going anywhere (get a load of the hedgehog-like iGel). Consider these perspectives:
- Seven takeaway points on Glass
- Glass and fashion (yes, even Vogue magazine had an opinion)
- Wearables (and notable figures in the field) to watch in 2016 (pet owners should check out Nuzzle; gamers might enjoy The Void)
Naturally, there are naysayers as well:
So how do you see wearable tech influencing the future of mobility? Be sure to post your response to Briggs and the readings as a comment to this post by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, September 18.