trendwatching.com's December 2009 Trend Briefing... →
BBC News - Information goes out to play →
Nice piece on infographics by David McCandless
When Christina met the Strokes: the song that... →
Great piece on mash-up culture as defining the noughties.
A Guide to Mobile Web Design Tips and Tricks →
Facebook Talking to Developers About New Plans for... →
Another potential giving mechanism?
Fire & Knives - New writing for food lovers →
“Fire & Knives is a print quarterly of new writing about food. We give established writers a place for work that would not be published elsewhere; new writers a place to show themselves and experts…
iPhone users 'happier to pay online' | Media |... →
Exactly what I’ve been thinking. Ease of payment and a sense of value are key to pay models. The ability to pay at the click of a button will drive paid content. In terms of value, an issue rather…
Pitchify - Spotify links based on the best... →
Another service doing what Spotify doesn’t let you do within its bounds.
Music Ally | Blog Archive » Last.fm signs up 1m... →
Another Xbox success, following on from iPlayer’s launch generating 10% of all iPlayer usage after a week. Consoles are definitely an online player. (via @erj57)
Time, Conde, Hearst to Create an "iTunes for... →
“…it would be a online storefront for digital versions of these publishers’ magazines (Esquire, Time, Vanity Fair, etc) that you could read on your computer or smartphone.”
DIEGO MONETTI →
“I am internet” Couldn’t have said it better…
Droga nail it. Again. “When did clean become so dirty? You deserve to know what chemicals are in your “cleaners.” support the Household Product Labeling Acts at peopleagainstdirty.com” Shiny Suds on Vimeo (via Vimeo)
Vogue Turns To Obama’s Online Fundraiser For... →
Clever thinking. via @lloydshep. “Ultimately, the magazine hopes to discover Vogue readers who might be willing to pay for online content, the way the Obama campaign was able to single those who were…
We are not in the business of advertising anymore. Brands are interested in...– James Hilton, AKQA 8 Lessons From the Creativity and Technology Conference - Advertising Age - Digital
I, A Bee: Is Marketing a Strategic Resource or a... →
Essay capturing a history of advertising models, leading up to the above question. “On one side, people are speaking the language of efficiency: of online networks, demand-side exchanges, real-time…
How Google Wave is Changing the News →
“Although it’s still invitation only and in preview, the real-time wiki collaboration platform is being used by some media companies for community building, real-time discussion, crowdsourcing,…
The 50 Most Important Recordings: A-C : NPR →
I’m bookmarking a best-of list and tagging it ‘noughties’. So sue me…
On a bus, between Waterloo and Elephant. It’s raining. It’s rush hour. The bus is full of people in wet coats. All the windows are steamed up. I’m standing near the rear doors, just behind the…
Fascinating trends of mobile web and implications... →
Good on the growth of mobile web use in Africa.
DNAinfo Home - Turn off the lights, or the plant... →
The sustainability stick of public stigma. “A daring new science experiment has a network of potted plants running home appliances across New York. The plants, distributed to about a dozen homes in…
State of the Art: How Pro Photographers Use Their... →
“Professional photographers are quickly turning the iPhone into standard camera equipment, using it not only as a visual notebook and a method to free their minds from creative stumbling blocks, but…
Spotibot - Spotify Playlist Generator →
“Enter a band or artist to generate a playlist to paste into Spotify” It works too. It has a fine ear.
Lady Gaga, The Illuminati Puppet | The Vigilant... →
Bonkers. I love it. “The symbolism surrounding Lady Gaga is so blatant that one might wonder if it’s all a sick joke. Illuminati symbolism is becoming so clear that analyses like this one becomes a…
Employers engage with staff to drive... →
This is a good thing, right? via @huntingdynasty “Employers are investing significant resources in these schemes because they view them as an effective way to engender pride and goodwill among their…
The death of the URL | FactoryCity →
‘Death’ is overstated, but the trend away from using URLs is gathering apace. Some good examples here.
“Over 3,000 apps - and growing - are downloaded every minute from the App Store. This is a live feed showing the activity of 20,000 popular apps currently in iTunes. Every time a customer downloads an app, its icon lights up” This is quite lovely. Realtime Downloads from the App Store (Flickr)
4AD - Sessions The wonderful Tune-Yards.
FORA.tv - Videos on the People, Issues, and Ideas... →
Good collection of lectures… via @bengoldacre
The Reverse Geocache Puzzle ™ | Arduiniana →
“…I finally settled on building the device I describe here: a puzzle box that won’t open until it is taken to a certain location.” Lovely use of Arduino to make something very human.
Goodness 500 →
“Goodness500 is a social enterprise that helps people assess the social responsibility of the companies with the most power to change the world.” How they get their rankings isn’t immediately clear.
Best Ways to Produce Music on an iPhone |... →