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The Future Of Jewelry
My daughter Whitney, and her boyfriend Fredrick, presented me with a birthday present that was a perfect DigiDame gift. I’m now the proud owner of a Marchesa Amphora necklace that was made on a 3D printer.
You can read all about it below. I am thrilled that I am one of the first women to own a piece of precious metal that was manufactured on a 3D printer. I find it very exciting that they thought enough of me to make sure I was at the forefront of something that I believe in so much.
Thank you Whitney, and thank you Fredrick.
Get ready world. This is the future of jewelry making.
Lois And Eliot On LA40
Click here to see and hear Eliot and yours truly on the web show called “LA 40” with Katerina Cozias. Katerina explains the show below.
Thank You Cousin Allan
Thank you for taking us down this nostalgic road. This is a 3 minute video slide show, and worth the time it takes to watch it. If you lived during the 1950s, you will recognize the pictures.
Seniors Should Learn To Have A Good Time With Snapchat
Snapchat is an app that allows you to get extremely creative with short-lived or self-deleting photos and videos. If you watch my creations below, you will understand why you may not want these on files forever. My cousin Hanna and I had a ball making these.
It’s about time that seniors have more fun with digital applications. Try it, you’ll love it.
Instagram Introduces Disappearing Photos And Videos
- I’m officially old. I don’t get it. I am just reporting the news. Instagram, the social media platform where we post pictures and captions, is now adding a new feature. You can send disappearing photos and videos to groups and friends in Instagram Direct!
Why anyone would want to do this is beyond my imagination, but apparently the under 40 crowd loves this type of feature. Other social media platforms, like Snapchat and Periscope, already have it. I guess young folks want to capture themselves doing stuff that they don’t want the world to see. They want it to disappear in a short period of time.
Tech Crunch, a tech site, has an in depth story that explains it all. You can click here to read all about it.
Kevin Weil of Instagram told Tech Crunch, “Instagram should be all of your moments, not just your highlights. Since the new Live and Direct content self-destructs, Instagram hopes users will be less concerned about how they look or if they’re doing something cool.
“Instagram Live videos disappear as soon as the stream stops, which could get people broadcasting more frequently rather than saving the capability just for big flashy events or citizen journalism. Meanwhile, viewers will feel greater urgency to watch immediately because they know it’s their only chance.”
The New Normal
We flew from Miami to Los Angeles this morning. We left Miami at 7:30am and got to LA, 9:30am west coast time. It’s really wonderful to have two home security cameras that watch our front door and balcony.
At any time, I can check to see if it’s raining on my balcony , 36 stories up. If the furniture is being moved around from the wind. If anything is out-of-sorts, I can call the front desk of my condo and have someone make the proper adjustments.
If anyone enters the front door, I get an alert on my iPhone so I can watch the comings and goings of handymen, housekeepers, and special package deliveries from the concierge.
It’s really a pleasure and comforting to know that all is well at home. We use the Arlo home security cameras and app. Because we travel and go out a lot, it’s nice to know that something is looking out for us.
Airbnb Enters Travel Biz
Airbnb wants to combine their home rental business with a travel agency. If you think about it, it’s a natural. I’m not sure how many DigiDame readers have ever used Airbnb, but now you may have a reason to.
Called Airbnb Trips, the company wants to offer local experiences that travelers don’t readily have access to. Learn how to surf, ski, bake a cake. Airbnb feels this new service is perfect for people who are lonely when traveling, and want to get out and do new things.
Airbnb is starting with 12 cities. For starters, the travel service will be featured in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Paris. Airbnb wants to offer experiences in 50 cities as soon as possible.
From the minute I heard about this new Airbnb service, I had one thought. The company will now be known as a destination to find cool stuff. This is going to be very interesting.