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.
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.
As functional as this post is, the format is fascinating to me. Wiki articles…
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?
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.
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.
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
I actually hate reading stuff like this about NYT. What happened with that organization?
99 classical mp3s for $8
We’re living in an age of renaissance when this kind of stuff is available for a couple bucks.
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.
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.
Michael Jackson: Data Visualization
A decent collection of MJ data out there on the interwebs.
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
This got a lot of play on twitter—just in case you missed here it is.
Fever: Social Aggregation and Curation
Social aggregation gets reviewed.
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.”