Teens have always gone where identity isn't

My theory: Teens eschew Facebook and Twitter for Instagram, Tumblr, Snapchat and other apps not because they're a new, different generation, but because they don't yet have much of an identity to boast of.

March 4, 2013

What Facebook Needs Now: Silent Connect

The quasi-best-practice of conveying that your app will "never, ever post anything to Facebook without your permission" is indicative of a problem Facebook needs to solve. My solution: Silent Connect.

February 28, 2013

Digital Salt

What app makers can learn from snack makers, via a terrific New York Times Magazine piece on the snack food industry.

February 24, 2013


Some time ago I stopped publishing my blog at jonathanlibov.com. That blog was a great way for me to document my move to Israel and adjustment to life here. Since then I've developed a number of sketchy, ill-informed opinions about the world, in particular the world of tech, and it wouldn't amount to a real set of opinions if I didn't post 'em on the internet.

Why "whoo.ps" though? First and...

February 22, 2013