While this week may have seemed kind of slow news wise, there were a number of themes that I picked up on that suggest that they could keep popping up till the end of the year. There’s info flow in all it’s multiple ways and the politics that play out when that information is distributed. It’s a no brainer that people like looking at images, but how people find them and push them out to a larger audience is something to keep an eye on. It was amazing how Twitter was a key pivot for a lot of the connections. Search is no where to be found. For those familiar with Link Drop, I try to publish it on Fridays though they tend to happen more and more on Saturdays. So keeping that in mind I figured why not just keep it on Saturdays and see what happens. Though next weekend I’m in Boston so it should be interesting to see how I publish it there.
This was a bit of wake up call after earlier this week when the WWF tried to take back their poster. A number of blogs and news sites linked back to me because I had one of the few screen shots of the One Show showing the poster as a merit award winner. While it wouldn’t take much for a company to delete the image from my flickr account for their own purposes after reading this post. I’m going to keep multiple digital copies on different servers in case anything happens to one of the files.
There’s a bunch of good music within this collection.
This poster opening is worth clicking on. Great concept and was quite popular on twitter when I passed the link on there.
Interesting story that I didn’t come across first from them, but Gawker…
There’s a lot going on with this post that’s good. It’s a post that’s not clean but is evolving over time. It’s also crowdsourcing to get the original text translated.
Very observant of what people are using on parts of the subway in NYC and Brooklyn.
What I found incredible was how low the numbers were for the papers. I know blogs that get that many people an hour visiting their site. Ok, a lot more visitors to their site than that…
Fun article to read if you know who this guy is.
This is kind of what I’m doing with my Link Drops.
A contrasting view of the interwebs to the last post above.
I think all these images are great.
I’ve seen this principal in action and I suspect that there will be more announcements next Tuesday if this post is any indication of things to come.
Who doesn’t like wireframes?
Really valuable post to read to get things in gear.
I don’t usually post tips kind of stuff but I thought this was worth mentioning because of the character count, and it’s a much more human post to the one I link below from AlertBox. While a person can use up to 140 characters, if they use them all up it’s much more difficult to have someone RT’it. If you don’t care about RT’s, than fill’er up.
While I appreciate the different strategies involved, if it takes five times to get a tweet right—maybe twitter isn’t the right venue to push a message.
This interview was conducted quite a few months ago. There’s some good insights into how Twitter came to be and the core culture behind it.
I didn’t even know who this person was before his final tweet started making the rounds. I suspect that Madison and I even walked by his place on our dog walks. This post collects a couple more well known people passing on the word. While a certain skepticism is warranted with celebs in general, I’m assuming a publicist isn’t filtering stuff like this—so it’s interesting to read.
I’ve never seen a creature like this in a glass shell before. Fascinating stuff to see how it’s all wrapped together. Too bad the publisher doesn’t give much context for the image.
While I’m not a linguist I do keep an eye out for patterns in speech. I’m also not a golf expert—so reading that combination of text with something to look out for while wrapped in shop talk was worth the read.
I’ve often asked myself the same question.
Once again the iPhone is starting to influence the way industries do business—this time in banking.
I don’t usually follow this kind of corporate marketing talk. While it was good to break down the scene and look at what worked and didn’t, something seemed a bit off about the assessment of using humour to diffuse the situation. I think if it had been there had been a cold response it really wouldn’t of had any traction. It put a human face behind to the person responding.
Here’s a nice fact, every single english word has probably been trademarked…
Cool breakdown on the technology before it’s even come out. I thought the observations and strategy behind it were worth remembering.