When live events go wrong, and here are some of the most memorable ones.
Website of the week 15 February 2021
This is so very cool
From February 2021, the website of the month is now weekly, and this week is a little bit different in that it’s a portal to the very random and very digital world.
I’m giving Luminar 4 a road test, so I’ll be revisiting here to provide updates on how I get on over the next three months.
I’ve joined, really not sure about this network. Time will tell. It maybe the app of the moment, but I can see some bits I’m not sure about.
January 2021 sees a website so retro, but yet very on message, and just excellent.
How to you connect ecommerce, car leasing and a brand personality into one website? Lingscars.com is an example.
Difficult to pronounce name?
I’ll let you decide of this is real agency life.
Brilliant, retro Captain Marvel
Where will this lead to? A new piece of tech has been approved for use in of Michigan – basically instead of a plastic number plate (or metal license plate abroad), it is replaced with a backlit HD display.
Amazon, going by their update email announces that if you don’t like/want/need a purchase, don’t pay, just throw in the bin/use for free.
A clever initiative, spotting the gap in the market.
The full #typed note is here …
What’s the best present you can give this year?
This is thought provoking – and faces the train that is approaching us all.
How you demolish a brand with one simple email – the [email protected] email fiasco will come to haunt SugarSync
I too have received the ‘Alex’ email: this is the email I received out of the blue from’Alex.
Whether they, however, are still at working SugarSync today is questionable. The full #typed note is here …
Are your agency conference calls just like this ..
We spend so much time on conference calls that this parody sums them up …
I like this – a novel approach to solving the First World problem of recycling nearly new tech gadgetry.
In this instance, it is how we could upgrade our mobile phones using a modular approach to manufacture.
The argument is convincing, though the approach is basic – but does raise interesting questions.
GE and the egg tray
When shopping, how important is it to know how many eggs are in your fridge? Probably more so when you buy another six to find you’re already stocked; or you don’t buy and then find you’ve none.
An Adobe platform for designers
This is really simple and the reason I really like it. Selecting colour pallets that work within the visual environment can be really assisted using Kuler.
Campaign by Loducca agency, Brazil
This is a really clever and creative pop-up campaign – created for a charity to clothe the homeless in Sao Paulo, Brazil by agency Loducca.
Somewhat unique is that the experiential project has been turned open-source – so the creative is being made available to other parties whom may want to replicate the initiative.
The demise of Google Reader – Feedly and FeeddlerRSS alternatives
Following the demise of Google Reader – below is the announcement on the site for those who have yet to download their data – I am evaluating both Feedly and FeeddlerRSS.
The full #typed note is here …
This is very interesting, a snippet from a Ted Talk by University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor, Angela Lee Duckworth, on the intangible concepts of self-control and grit that determine how we can predict both academic and professional success.
A shocking example of the importance of checking your content
Twitter is home to a vast number of accounts that are set up anonymously, with the intent to build a large, loyal following to then sell on the account. I’ve may have been just been followed by one of these such accounts – positioned as being by a Social media expert.
And one that only wants to be followed by others directly in this area – so trying to gain maximum Klout/Kred/PeerIndex scoring. The full #typed note is here …
Google highlights key words in red – but only on Hong Kong site
Is this for the user or for censorship?