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Link Drop (7·03·09) | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Link Drop (7·03·09)

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This week with Link Drop I kept it pretty conscise. Question—do the image thumbnails work or is standard text enough? What makes you click? Is it the image, headline or what I write. I’m curious as I’m thinking about changing up the format in the not so distant future.

WCBS NEWSRADIO 880 - Top 5 Locations to Watch Macy's 4th of July Fireworks_1246635286961

Top 5 Locations to Watch Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
The fireworks in NYC aren’t faceing Brooklyn this year, a friend from Queens passed this link on so it must be legit.

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Photograph Fireworks
As functional as this post is, the format is fascinating to me. Wiki articles…

Just re-affirmed my vows by two Order of Canada gentlemen at ... on Twitpic_1246635330547

http://twitpic.com/8yhlz – Just re-affirmed my vows by two Order of Canada gentlemen at this swearing-in ceremony. Totally teared up.
No need for a comment. Her tweet speaks for itself.

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Prada’s Theater of the Future
When I think of plastic domes it’s maybe about golf and at best a lame circular thing. Somehow Rem Koolhaas and Prada stretched those limits to something a bit more worthy. I wonder what happens with the stretch marks afterwards though?

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Journalism and Twitter: On Sourcing, Trust, and Transparency
This is a bit of a strange post. I follow this person on Twitter and he seems to be pretty legit on news stuff. However with MJ and not wanting to credit TMZ at all seemed a bit strange in that he pushed ABC a little to hard. This post follows those adventures with someone else calling him out—not sure if the attack is fair but you at least can read two points of view and decide for yourself.

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Why The New CP+B Site Matters
“Why this matters further is that now, other big companies and agencies will consider it. Some will even tell their agencies they want it.” This pretty much sums up agencies, original creativity doesn’t exist anymore. You build off what other people have already done with a twist.

 Hertzian Tales by Anthony Dunne 10 years on, or “All electronic products are hybrids of radiation and matter” « Magical Nihilism_1246635368313

Blog all dog-eared pages: Hertzian Tales by Anthony Dunne 10 years on, or “All electronic products are hybrids of radiation and matter”
I haven’t read this yet, will after I hit publish to this post.

Zeppole, gyro, and the Sunday Times « Beth’s blog_1246635463709

Zeppole, gyro, and the Sunday Times
I actually hate reading stuff like this about NYT. What happened with that organization?

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99 classical mp3s for $8
We’re living in an age of renaissance when this kind of stuff is available for a couple bucks.

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hedging makes it’s way into marketing
This idea might not be so off, if only there was a market to put my money in to predict this kind of stuff.

 How Game Design Can Revolutionize Everyday Life_1246635379805

Wired.com Reports: How Game Design Can Revolutionize Everyday Life
I’m tired of hearing how games can do this, that and everything else. The only time this makes sense is when marketers blahb about it.

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Michael Jackson: Data Visualization
A decent collection of MJ data out there on the interwebs.

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iPhone availability at the Apple Store
This info is actually quite helpful to both friends and foes of apple. Plus it’s pretty easy to interact with.

Less, But Better - an interview with design legend Dieter Rams « BBH Labs_1246635419168

Less, But Better – an interview with design legend Dieter Rams
This got a lot of play on twitter—just in case you missed here it is.

 Social Aggregation and Curation | William Peng_1246635429826

Fever: Social Aggregation and Curation
Social aggregation gets reviewed.

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MOS
Great quote from Artforum “Afterparty is nearly grotesque. When I look at it, it makes me somewhat sick. I don’t know what people are going to think.”

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  • http://www.davidairey.com/ David Airey

    When I visit one of your dropped-links, the prompt is a combination of all three elements.

    The thumbnail / headline combination is of most importance (moreso the headline), but your snippet of personal insight clinches the click-through.

  • Matthijs

    The thumbs are a nice feature for me too. Certainly makes me click more