I bought Taco Bell with my phone and it was glorious

I bought Taco Bell with my phone and it was glorious

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the world changed.

No more are we as a society chained to the register of the world’s greatest fast food establishment. Taco Bell, a world-renown savior of the midnight munchies, re-vamped its smartphone app, adding an Earth-shattering feature.

To say I’m being too emphatic about this would be erroneous in both emotion and logic. This is the future. Sure, Taco Bell is not the first to do online ordering from a phone, but it's so well-executed that it’s impossible to overlook how incredible it is. It’s pleasant... and addicting. Also, it’s Taco Bell.

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The Attack of Yik Yak

The Attack of Yik Yak

Across the bleak landscape of social networks lies many fallen apps, platforms and startups trying to leave their mark in our new “social" culture. While the few and proud rise to top of the latest trends, others simply fall to the wayside. Lost in their own identity as a platform (I’m looking at you, Path), or simply no longer the cool kid on the block (*cough* MySpace *cough*), social networks come and go with little more than a whimper. Many contenders rise up only to be riddled with privacy troubles and scandalous practices, their users leaving in droves.

With the giants of Facebook and Google knowing everything about everyone, it’s hard to feel as if your voice matters at all. Your 5,000 likes, shares, and favs only go so far. Why can’t #Follow4Follow simply be enough?

Suddenly, a foe lumbers onto the plane of battle, horns aimed at the very core of the human heart. They call it Yik Yak. It knows nothing. It knows everything.

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