Samsung has developed a smartphone that senses emotions, knows if you're ticked, and reacts accordingly such as marking your tweet or other social networking with a symbol to reveal your mood. The prototype can guess if you're 'happy, sad, surprised, fearful, angry, or disgusted.' The mobile phone may even send a special ringtone like a heads up alert to the caller's emotional state.
It's 2009. We all carry little computers in our pockets. So why do we still exchange personal data like our names, titles, company names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and employers' mailing addresses via tiny sheets of dead tree pulp?
Turns out we don't have to.
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. -- Juniper Research says that, thanks to advertising, revenues from user-generated content (UGC) will rise from $1.1 billion today to $7.3 billion five years from now. The hottest segment of UGC? Mobile social networking.