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  • 1. A Major Development in Communication Joan Vinall-Cox, Ph.D.
  • 2. Designing for Attention http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2014/03/21/snapchat- attention.html • Developers are working to design apps that make use of our current digital habits • To combat multitasking, lack of attention, and spreadability, • Snapchat demands attention by the time limit • And provides some privacy
  • 3. Beyond Wifi • “San Francisco, CA – April 3, 2014 – Open Garden announced today that its newest app, FireChat, is now available on Google Play. The app takes advantage of Open Garden’s proprietary mesh networking technology and gives people the ability to chat with others around them on Android devices – even when no Internet connection or cellular coverage is available.” - http://bgr.com/2014/04/03/firechat-for-android- launch/
  • 4. FireChat • “Features: – Instantly message anyone around you on Android devices, – Works even without any Internet connection or any type of mobile coverage – Chat with one person or with a group of people at once, – See what people are talking about everywhere in the “Everyone” mode, or create conversations that only people near you can join in the “Nearby” mode, – “Nearby chat” works best within 30 feet of your location, – Easy: no Facebook or email login, no password to remember, – Use it at home or when travelling anywhere in the world.” - http://opengarden.net/2014/04/announcing-firechat-for- android-chat-without-an-internet-connection/