What will social networking look like in 2058? [VIDEO]


No sleeping. No talking. 24 hours of Social Sharing

What could social sharing look like when your grandchildren are getting their driver’s licenses?  We’re talking about down the road, in 2058.

We know it’s ubiquitous and addictive, but what does the future have in store for humans’ relationship with social media?

Analyzing current trends and projects, we can see that if growth continues at the current rate, by the year 2058, people could be posting on social networks up to 100 times a day!

If you think that you are drowning in selfies, food photos and exercise updates today, try to imagine what social networking will look like in half a century!

Challenge accepted!

We did a little experiment that gave us a glimpse into what the future of human interaction and social networking could have in store for us.

We fired up our Delorean and took one of our tech-savvy KU users for an extreme journey “back to the future” in 2058 to see what this social sharing reality could potentially look like.

For 24 hours without sleeping, our subject posted updates to social networks every 10-15 minutes for a total of 124 updates in 24 hours.

Her human interactions were severely limited by the need to publish regular updates to her social channels. Every outing, meeting, fitness class and even an outrageous costume party were pierced by her posting constant social updates.

In the beginning of the experiment, the subject posed the eery question of what she is more afraid of, everyone watching her, or nobody watching her.

Will this be our grandkids’ biggest concern?

Will they find peace without sharing the things they do?

We want to believe that with technological innovation, we will also grow in terms of social behavior. In some point down the line, perhaps we will understand that chasing our next social “rush” is equal to taking another hit from a cigarette. Maybe we will finally understand that we are forever stuck in our emotional need to be acknowledged. All of us can relate to a point in our childhood when we built a sand castle and immediately shouted – “Mom, dad, look what I did” Apparently, It all boils down to self confidence – and we get it from our community.

But we can get our confidence from other places: Education, meditation, our well done jobs and our hobbies.

What messages should we convey to our children in terms of confidence?

What are the things we need to reinforce so they live a healthy social life (in the future social culture)?

These are important questions we need to address.

But most of all, tell us, how do you get your self confidence?

7 Ways to Build a Creative Environment

Regardless of whether you paint, sculpt, doodle, write or simply dream, building a creative environment is essential to letting your muses flow. Here are seven tips to from the Ku team to help you build a creative castle. Enjoy!

1. Pick a space
Make sure that you are physically separated from the rest of your home, office or spaceship with a door, wall or curtain. A physical separation not only prevents interruptions, but also isolates your thoughts and feelings making them easier to channel into whatever medium you are creating with.


2. Minimize distractions without limiting inspiration
The internet. It’s a double edged sword when it comes to concentration and productivity, yet often necessary when comes to discovering new inspiration. Avoid checking emails or social networking sites if you need to use your computer or phone to help your creative processes-yes, this includes Tinder! (or even KU)

3. Keep nature close by
Have a plant, or even just a flower, somewhere in your creative workspace. When you find yourself stuck or with writers’ block, there is no better place for wandering eyes to land than a plant or flower. Letting your eyes wander calmly over natures’ mysteries found in a plant or flower can often lead to the next step in your story, painting, poem or sculpture.

4. Play music that inspires but doesn’t distract
Lyric heavy songs tend to distract, while songs without lyrics often amplify your creativity rather than disturb it. Starting with something like Buddha Bar will help get your mind wandering into a creative direction. Anything with a sitar in it is a good idea!

5. Stock up!
Have some snacks, water, coffee and whatever else you need to snack on nearby as the distraction suction is very strong whenever you leave your creative space.

6. Scrap paper
Having a notepad, or just a few sheets of paper close at hand is essential not only for writing down other great ideas for later, but also for jotting down reminders and distractions that pop into your head. Doodling is also a great way to shift into the creative gear that you need to be in.

7. Find your time
For many people, creativity flows in the early morning, when the sun is rising and before the frantic rush of the day begins to pick up. Many creators who excel and dwell in the dark are only getting into bed when these “morning folk” are rising. Early morning, mid-afternoon, late at night? Pick your perfect time and start creating!

Now, If you have 37 minutes available and you really want to dive into an amazingly insightful video, click here. It’s an oldie but goodie! It’s a video made by John Cleese back in the eighties. Great things are, of course, timeless!

Once you find your creative space, tell us about it using a ku! Click here to download Ku Creative Social Network, we can’t wait to hear about it!

What tips can you add? Post them in the comments below!


Give Peace a Ku


Since launching our new #Peace hashtag we have seen some very inspiring kus. We wanted to share some of our favorites with you here!

As the conflict between Israel and Gaza escalates even further, it’s obvious that peace needs a voice now more than ever. We’re trying to accomplish this by bringing together our more than 80,000 users from all around the world to write kus (creative notes) for peace.

Last week, we created the hashtag #Peace within our app and are now encouraging our users to share their visions and dreams of peace using one voice and one platform, Ku. We want to give peace a ku! Our team has been overwhelmingly inspired by the great writing we are seeing and it’s helping keep us calm during these crazy times, we’re sure that others can also benefit from them. Here are some of our favorite “Peace Kus” so far.


Make your own, just click here!



Red, White and Ku!


Oh, say did you see… how everyone celebrated and shared their 4th of July thoughts and activities so creatively?

Expressions of patriotism, freedom and liberty filled the day with images as explosive and colorful as the fireworks that lit up night skies. “Let freedom ring…” as you read these heart stirring expressions penned on July 4th, America’s Independence Day.
-Written by Ku’er TaiChi1

Make your own, just click here!

What the heck is a #themeku (and how can I get involved?!)

Guest post written by Lillian Moffitt


Do you Themeku?

Have you seen ‪#‎themeku‬ and wondered what it is? Have you seen other Kuers post a Themeku prompt and wondered how to contribute your own theme? Would you like to connect and engage more with others in the Kumunity?

Here is your opportunity to get in on the Themeku action.


How it all started

Themeku began in May 2014 when LadyDonna decided to explore a more socially creative way of Kuing and spontaneously offered up “Transport” as a theme for others to Ku about. Initially, there were only a handful of participants. By the end of May, over 100 Kuers were posting one or more Kus each day in response to the daily Themeku prompt. By mid-June more than 30 people had volunteered prompts.

What’s going on now

Now it’s July and we’re working on a way to make Themeku more enjoyable and accessible to more participants.

Themeku is 100% based on the participation, creativity, and efforts of volunteers from the Kumunity. No one employed with or professionally affiliated with the Ku app manages any aspect of Themeku. That’s right, Themeku is powered by YOU, the individual Kuer in the unity of Kumunity!

How it works

There is no wrong way to Themeku. A word or phrase is offered as a prompt. How you Ku in response to the prompt is up to you. You decide how creative you want to be with it. Doodles, photos, playing off of other Ku responses, rhyming, defining, using synonyms, or even going the opposite direction are all perfect ways to Themeku. Silly or serious, personal or socially conscious, secular or spiritual, all ways are always acceptable ways to Themeku.

Our goal

We want to encourage the world-wide participation of our international community. If you are bilingual or multilingual and would like to help organize Themeku for languages other than English, please contact us by email and we’ll work on that together.

We want you!

We are recruiting volunteer theme setters for July and August. If you would like to provide a prompt, whether it’s your first time or if you’ve done it before, here’s what to do:

* Send prompts to: Themeku.Prompts@gmail.com

* New volunteers – Subject: FIRST PROMPT.

* Previous volunteers – Subject: PROMPT.

* Include: Ku name, prompt word or phrase

* Alternate submission method: Kik (app) to kwunilicious or Donna5150 [IMPORTANT: choose only ONE method, email or Kik to submit the same prompt]

* Receive confirmation with assigned prompt date within 5 days. If you don’t receive a confirmation email within 5 days, feel free to email a reminder.

* Set a notification/reminder to write Prompt Ku and post by 10 pm Eastern the night before assigned date.

* Tag TaiChi1, kwunilicious, LillianEMoffitt, and LadyDonna and use #themeku when posting your Prompt Ku

* If your Prompt Ku isn’t posted by 10 pm Eastern the night before, kwunilicious, TaiChi1, LillianEMoffit, or LadyDonna will post back up Prompt Ku using the prompt you submitted by email.

* Volunteers will be scheduled according to these guidelines:

* First time volunteers will be assigned with the first available date.

* Volunteers who have provided fewer prompts will be scheduled sooner.

* Prompts will be scheduled in order received if there are no new volunteers and existing prompters have submitted the same number of prompts.

* Submit questions, concerns, and comments to Themeku.Prompts@gmail.com

* Have fun!



We Apologize for the app “Yo”

Something needs to be done to retrieve our lost culture of expression.

That’s the reason behind the app “Ku”!

As app developers dealing with words, emotions and meaning, we see “Yo” and a small part of us dies inside. We hate seeing communication become so shallow. It seems that Yo is another pillar in a culture of people speaking to each other but actually – saying nothing…

Say what you want to say about Yo: It’s silly, ingenious, simple, brain dead, we don’t care… This post is not about any of that. It’s about what we can learn about the human condition.

The fact of the matter is – people use Yo. Period.


Because it’s enough to communicate and convey the message we have.

The cool part: We know the other person receiving the “Yo” will know exactly what we meant.

Context creation! Let me write that again – Context Creation!!! Meaning:

Our brains know how to build a clear experience out of meaningless bits of information.

These bits are meaningless until our mind does that magic it does, pouring meaning into this burst of sounds, sights, feelings, smells and taste.

Wait, that’s not news! We already know that right?
We probably do… but we are absolutely oblivious to the extent of how much that happens all the time!

Music – What the heck is that?! An ongoing pattern of noises following repeating cycles. Seriously now, if an alien would have came to any concert playing tonight without any capacity for music appreciation, how would it describe Music?

For us human beings, not only do we see beauty in  the “air pressure disturbances” that we call music, we actually start feeling things – Sadness, happiness, longing…

Now to the point:
Speaking – It’s a combination of words that create sentences. Usually understandable, as we have become more emotional the message becomes more complicated and we have trouble getting to the sheer meaning.

For some people, however,  a certain combination of words can capture life moments, create feelings and even bring someone to tears.

These are just words. Words like Yo… Or Ku

Ku Turning your words into art
Ku is an app. Just like Yo, it has words. Just words. Sometimes a few doodles… And much like Yo, it interacts with that human condition called Context Creation, but this is where the imagination stops.

While Yo is functional (and sometimes sweet or funny) Ku brings out those moments in life that cannot be captured by regular sentences. I am talking about those moments that you have just before falling asleep, or when an emotional turmoil is approaching.

Sometimes there is no other way but to let it all out, in those patterns of (just) words that give meaning to these moments. We call them – Ku moments.

So next time you feel a Ku moment in your life – There’s an app for that!

Yo – Don’t just communicate!