Tag Archives: cultural norms

Tweetus Interruptus

After a recent tweet failed to send, I ended up in my Twitter Drafts folder for the first time. I was surprised to see that the handful of Tweets I had posted while on a trip to Shanghai last summer were sitting in the Drafts folder with “Failed to Send” labels.

failed to tweet

I’ll leave the implications alone, but here are those images:

music and commerceShanghainese news vendor getting creative with his evening hours.
eamesyRepurposed bent plywood chair, Shanghai.
SumoStreet art Sumo, Berlin.

The future of multitasking?

I recently observed this man walking along a San Francisco sidewalk while lifting a dumbell. He was doing reps, alternating sides, just like one would do in a gym.

If people’s general level of busyness continues to increase, will sights like this be more common? What else will people start to do while moving between points? What will the culture accept and what will it reject?