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A Link Drop of Sorts, 3 things that really spiked today & their similar paths

Up until a couple months ago I’d collect a number of links over a week, look at what patterns tied them together and make a mind map of it. Things […]

Questions And Answers Directory Via Twitter Conversations—Where Is This Site?

When a question arises, what’s one of the first things a person that spends a bit of time online will say? “I’ll just ask Twitter” is one of those thought […]

Bitmap & ASCII Art streaming through Twitter

I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter lists. They help me filter people that I follow but they don’t really mean much. I can’t get any stat data from them […]

How do people see you on Twitter? Understanding lists and tags.

When it comes to lists on Twitter I’m of two minds. I take it as a compliment every time I’m added to one, but for me personally I don’t use […]

#gmailfail Arrogance

I don’t use gmail as my primary email service so I wasn’t affected personally that much went it went down. It affected work stuff for me, but I had ways […]

Double issue of Link Drop (8·14·09) & (8·21·09)

This week’s version of Link Drop was a week late and while I hate excuses there’s a pretty good one. Last weekend I was redesigning the format of Link Drop […]

Talking to the Crowd

I’m always fascinated to see how people communicate to each other publicly. Since I am in the communications business it makes sense to understand how conversations go back and forth […]

Link Drop (8·07·09)

It’s been a bit of an up and down week over here at DesignNotes. I’ve been under the weather of most of the week which is highly unusual, and on […]

Twitter: powered by people?

Above: Twitter Homepage on IE 6 Above: Twitter Search Results on Firefox Twitter recently upgraded their homepage for those to see that have either A. never signed up for the […]

Link Drop (7·17·09) & (7·24·09)

This week’s Link Drop is a double issue as I was preoccupied with being in SF last Friday. For this post I combined the best of what I found in […]

Link Drop (7·10·09)

July is here and with that comes the Tour de France. I’ve found a number of bike and tour related stuff that is shows the sport in perhaps a slightly […]

Link Drop (6·26·09)

Ok, this Link Drop is even too late for my liking… But it’s better to publish it three days late as opposed to not posting it all or doing a […]

Link Drop (6·19·09)

This week’s edition of Link Drop is a bit lighter than usual. The summer is supposed to be less busy but that doesn’t seem to be the case and in […]

Link Drop (6·12·09)

It’s been a crazy blog week for me and because of that my Link Drop is three days overdue. The High Line opened which I was happy to experience first […]

Link Drop (5·29·09)

I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually […]

Link Drop (5·22·09)

Summer is just about here. It’s getting nice n’hot, the humidity is about to get a lot worse and there’s a long weekend coming up asap. Things are good in […]

Link Drop (5·08·09)

This was a pretty good week for me overall. I got some great coverage from Slate and CNN, and from the feedback so far, I gave a good talk for […]

A couple tweets that made me go hmmm

One of the more under utilized functions in twitter is the favourite function. I think there’s huge opportunities to filter and find great bursts of tweets that others find interesting. […]

Link Drop (5·01·09)

I feel as though this week just started and it’s already Friday. Good weather, good company and being in NYC will do that to people. But with that said there’s […]

DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Link Drop (4·03·09)

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Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 6th (March 2009)

Road Map for Financial Recovery: Radical Transparency Now! and Web-Savvy Obama Team Hits Unexpected Bumps A couple tech. infused politic posts about building from the ground up Obama style. Just […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 20th (February 2009)

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Whiteboards for everyone

Watch CBS Videos Online I’ve always had a sketchbook with me back to the days when I was in school. They’ve never been that pretty and def. not something to […]

Thinking about twitter feeding facebook status

After reading a quick post from A VC titled Status (continued) it got me to thinking about some of the things I didn’t really consider for myself when I started […]

Current Issues for the RT in Twitter

Before the Super Bowl I figured that I might use twitter once in a while to make a comment, but as the game and commercials began I was re–twittering or […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 23rd (January 2009)

As I’m focusing more on quality vs quantity it’s interesting to see how smaller patterns emerge after a weeks worth of filtering. This week seemed to be a combo of […]

My News Flow on Flight 1549

When I found out 23 minutes after Flight 1549 landed in the Hudson river via skype, like everyone else I wondered wtf. But rewinding my time line about 45 minutes […]

My State of Affairs w/ Twitter

Over the holidays I installed TweetDeck for my MBP and TwitterFon for my iPhone which in turn made Twitter more interesting to me. I’ve been going through cycles with Twitter […]

Following News Online + Getting Information on the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks

For my own sake I thought it would be interesting to flow how I tend to get my news. Last week w/ the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks that changed slightly after […]

Twittering The National Design Awards Winners’ Panel at Cooper-Hewitt

Instead of doing my usual note based design observations I decided to use the tool that I voted for at the People’s Design Award in real-time at The National Design […]

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