Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

CastOven

December 9, 2009

Be entertained while you wait your microwaved food!
Amusing project from japanese uni students using youtube to display entertainment matching the time you set to warm up your food. Have a peek!

The History of the Internet (in a nutshell)

November 18, 2009

The History of the Internet in a Nutshell

Know your memes. A Study of internet virals.

November 15, 2009

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I came across this site; Know Your Memes. It is really good, and a must see for people wanting to understand the cause and origins of online virals. I had a good time this sunday going through all these mini dokumentaries (about 4 mins a piece), giving me the back story on virals such as; the keyboard cat, starwars kid, rickrolls, lolcats, numa numa etc. They also coverd some virals that I hadn’t caught on before, which was very interesting. But what I found truly interesting was when they explained how the market and the media tried to get in on the virals and make a profit, and how this affected the different virals. For example the Christan Bale Rant. This viral was heavily pushed by the media and thus peaking very quickly but then again fading away equally fast. This shows that in this example, for a viral to be long lasting it has to come from a more underground independent source.

A must see, for all online marketing people.

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Fresh Balls

November 14, 2009

FreshBalls

A real product. With a proper website. I think this guy found a corner in the market. 🙂

Check out his introvid on the site.

 

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Which is easier to understand?

October 16, 2009

http://easiertounderstandthanwave.com/

http://easiertounderstandthanwave.com/

Today I adore this website.

July 22, 2009

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It is not technically impressive, or the most original website I’ve ever seen. I have worked with this overlapping images and depth of feel many times (Magnus remeber those army banners we did a t kerve?). The reson i love it is because its done so well, its super nice! The photography is awesome, the type is really nice its just a damn cool collage by it self as well as there is some nice interactivity. link

From irie.be:
“The portfolio of Armin Morbach, one of Germany’s leading hair and make-up stylists”

Happy summer!

A

Another brilliant Uniqlo project

June 10, 2009

After the clock, map and of course, their beautiful data visualisation work the’ve now got a calendar.

Working on the simple mechanic of showing tilt shift video of Japanese scenerey which, on interaction, is replaced with tiles showing items of clothing match the colour of the space replaced (crap explananation – visual below).

As always, you can always go through to buy. Another exmaple of Uniqlo’s ability of subverting navigation and usability for an eccomerce site that replicates the real world feeling of rummaging through rails of clothes and having an item catch your eye. And it’s on brand. Simple with a twist.

How to automate Spymaster!

June 5, 2009

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TechCrunch called Spymaster “the twitter game that will assassinate your time”.

Well Not anymore, here is how you automate tasks so that you can concentrate on assassinating people and buying sweet hideouts or your actual work.

RECIPE:

  • Install the FireFox Add-on TesGen4Web
  • Go to tasks in spymaster.
  • Click the red “Record” button in your TestGen4Web toolbar.
  • Click on the menu item “Tasks”.
  • Click on the desired task, for example “Assassinate Diplomat”.
  • Click on the “Record” button again to stop recording.
  • Use “Insert New Step” in TestGen4Web and choose Sleep.
  • Double click on “sleep” and make it sleep for enough time to create the amount of energy needed to do the chosen task.
  • Hit “Play” and go and do some of that work piling up on your desk 🙂

EXAMPLE (how it should look):

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Discovered by @edvard_b
Brought to you by @andmel

Lots of love
Andreas

Society6

May 19, 2009

Why not being nice to other creatives all around the world sharing your artwork?

Society6 is a lovely tool that, other than providing loads of inspiration, is also a nice way of displaying your work!

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UK marketers admit falling behind social media trends

May 18, 2009

A study into the impact of social media and the way products and services are marketed to us shows that over half of the UK’s top marketing experts are not up to speed with social media and how it works as a marketing and communications tool. Two thirds (65.6%) of marketers in the survey admit they do not have adequate knowledge on how to use social media correctly in marketing.

Please tell me something new!

Read more from McCann Blog.

Keyboard Cat!

May 18, 2009

The Keyboard Cat is the latest internet meme. Here is a definition of  “meme” from urban dictionary:
“A unit of cultural information that represents a basic idea that can be transferred from one individual to another, and subjected to mutation, crossover and adaptation.”
Kinda like a viral video that people keep making parodies and remakes of. =D”

And here is what they say about the awesomeness that is the Keyboard Cat:
“An awesome cat with the ability to play the keyboard. Often put at the end of a video of someone failing at something and getting hurt; with the title “play him/her off, keyboard cat”

Keyboard Cat doesn’t care, he will play off anybody making a fool of them selves, even Forest Gump.
For more Keyboard Cat goodness head over to Play him of keyboard cat or Keyboardcat.

New Coldplay album for free

May 17, 2009

Another band. Another live album. Another album for free. I really don’t know what’s going to happen to the music industry, but it’s really scary!

Click here to download the album.

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Looking for inspiration?

May 16, 2009

Compfight + Flickr could help you!

http://compfight.com/

I Love Alaska

May 15, 2009

I Love Alaska is a series of mini-documentaries over at minimovies.com by Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug based on the 2006 incident when personal search queries of 650,000 AOL users were accidentally leaked on the interwebs and actually made me go a bit weepy while watching it last night (then again, I am a big softie).

Synopsis: “I Love Alaska” tells the story of one of those AOL users. We get to know a religious middle-aged woman from Houston, Texas, who spends her days at home behind her TV and computer. Her unique style of phrasing combined with her putting her ideas, convictions and obsessions into AOL’s search engine, turn her personal story into a disconcerting novel of sorts.

Over a period of three months, a portrait of a woman emerges who is diligently searching for likeminded souls. The list of her search queries read aloud by a voice-over reads like a revealing character study of a somewhat obese middle-aged lady in her menopause, who is looking for a way to rejuvenate her sex life. In the end, when she cheats on her husband with a man she met online, her life seems to crumble around her. She regrets her deceit, admits to her Internet addiction and dreams of a new life in Alaska.

GTI Project

May 12, 2009

A nice piece for Volkswagen UK, by Tribal DDB London.

The GTI Project

http://www.gtiproject.com

Mc Donald’s coloured wireframes

May 6, 2009

It’s painfull!

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http://www.mcdonaldscinemaireland.com/

Pattern Tap

May 4, 2009

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A very useful reference site for webdesigners.

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Opera is getting old!

April 28, 2009

In a very old-fashioned way…

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Happy birthday!

Ten Years of Google

April 8, 2009

Nice retrospective of Google’s 10 years. Oh my, I’m getting old…

http://www.google.co.uk/tenthbirthday/

Flash?!?!… Lame!!… Bring it on JavaScript!!!!

March 20, 2009

This is the coolest thing i have seen in the past month!! You need to explore this 😉

http://www.chromeexperiments.com/

Was speaking with Rod and he says this is the future.. Flash will die, because it needs a player and doesnt let you play this much. Java engine comes with all the Browsers appart from IE.

Have a look and tell me what you think

Have fun!! 😉

pS: Check how smooth it runs 🙂

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