There’s this trope in web design that, because our work isn’t physical, it doesn’t last. When you understand that our work depends on the discovery of these deep truths about humanity, you realize that our work is both the discovery and the creation. And new knowledge and understanding will live much longer than anything you can manufacture. We don’t need the original Senet game board to experience it.
There’s been an evolution from real time opportunism to the storytelling model, but how many digital agencies are set up to manage a meaningful narrative duty. What¹s needed is a new model of strategic creative where teams of (visual) storytellers lead brand tales, not just ideas “with legs”.
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.
With that said, we now take measurement as being the truth. The contemporary myth that we are living in – where measurement is absolute - has become just as unquestioned and sacred in modern times as the oracles were in ancient Greece.
The people who say that [blogging is “dead”] are idiots. Blogging was never alive. It’s the people that matter. There will always be a small number who are what I call “natural born bloggers.” They were blogging before there were blogs, they just didn’t know what it was called. Julia Child was a blogger as was Benjamin Franklin and Patti Smith.
As blogging turns 20 this year, David Winer and other internet pioneers reflect on the medium’s cultural role.
The need to justify a decision actually makes a business worse, because it means that people do what is measurable rather than what’s important. It also means that they spend too much of their time concentrating on doing big things. Dare to be trivial. Your aim should be to solve as many solutions with the smallest intervention possible.
"Mark Zuckerberg has finally done it.
After a long succession of mobile mishaps, he has delivered the portable Facebook app I’ve always wanted… and there’s hardly any evidence that Paper is a Facebook product. Upon opening the app for the first time you’re greeted with a shimmering Paper logo set in Helvetica Neue UltraLight, the opposite of the bold, white logo Facebook has used since 2005. It’s a fresh start, and it could be just what the company needed.”
It is certainly the best Facebook app ever, but in comparison to other news aggregators, not so much…it is missing some key features (not sharing to facebook), customization, etc.
Not to mention the initial use is punctuated by a very condescending guide voice…
When Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook.com in Feb. 2004, even he could not imagine the forces it would unleash. His intent was to connect college students. Facebook, which is what
Wasn’t the world always a social network?