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Comments on: Maybe Facebook isn’t as smooth for mass communication as I once assumed – this is what I learned from Design Observer http://designnotes.info/?p=1556 Testing & Sprinting Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 By: games http://designnotes.info/?p=1556&cpage=1#comment-103647 Sat, 22 Nov 2008 00:23:00 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1556#comment-103647 This article I so true, keep on writing like this, enjoyment to read 🙂 894

By: jonsel http://designnotes.info/?p=1556&cpage=1#comment-99467 Mon, 27 Oct 2008 07:09:26 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1556#comment-99467 I'm not a member of their Facebook page, so I didn't get any of those annoying emails. But I do visit the site fairly regularly, and it was clear they had an aggressive campaign to garner votes. It was all very unseemly to me. If you've got a good product or service, the votes should come, right? Did the eventual winner, those hearing aids, make a big push for votes? I'd be curious to hear about that.

I have no real beef about DO. As you said, Michael, they can be both brilliant and insufferably self-involved. That's partially why they're interesting. Sometimes I enjoy the posts, sometimes not. But worthy of a People's Design Award? Surely they should realize there were more valid entries. I'm glad they lost.

By: andyjacobson http://designnotes.info/?p=1556&cpage=1#comment-99468 Fri, 24 Oct 2008 08:05:06 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1556#comment-99468 All Design Observer did was to remind us that it's not The People's Design Award, it's the Email Marketing Award.

By: Tess http://designnotes.info/?p=1556&cpage=1#comment-99469 Fri, 24 Oct 2008 01:16:16 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1556#comment-99469 Hi Michael,

Haven't read the details of your post – hope this hits some kind of relevant point (aiming with eyes wandering, a bit dangerous I suppose… but don't you love the feeling of firing a gun?):

To me FB (like Hyves, which is really big here in Holland) falls into the “looks like fun, but ends up being a timewaster” category. Like a digital version of a highschool “friends” book – oooh, do you have that many friends?! How cool are you! A miserable substitute for real meaningful rdelationships, on- or offline. Admittedly, I too fall prey to wanting to be cool – but trying to check myself. FB and the like just oldschool thinking in a new, neat digital jacket.

In terms of the Matt Jones' WebDogme (http://www.blackbeltjones.com/dogme.html): a violation of rule #5. ps @ #1: now I'll never be a real designer :'( Nice find that, though! esp. the Jakob's remark)

By: Mr. McGinnis http://designnotes.info/?p=1556&cpage=1#comment-99470 Thu, 23 Oct 2008 23:28:15 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1556#comment-99470 Design Observer is usually very LATE on developing design news, they are very out of touch. When they do actually post, they offer very little insight. I really don't get it at all. None of them are what I would call good designers OR writers. I guess I live in a very different design universe. I do not read Print Magazine – it's no good at all. Other than Steven Heller, I'm completely uninterested in anything they have to offer.

Alice Twemlow, who supposedly teaches “Design Criticism” at SVA, has no grasp of critical theory at all. I'm surprised she is actually educated in England. It's mind blowing.

Unless you are trying to kiss someone's butt so you can get into this (lame) in-crowd – what is the POINT?