— blending the mix

February, 2008 Monthly archive

These are my links for February 20th through February 27th:

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These are my links for February 14th through February 17th:

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Thanks to Duncan for the link to this:

Absolute genius.

Ahem…but what us interesting is that Ann Summers themselves have created a Viral Academy (surely not associated with STD’s??) to promote innovation amongst its agencies.

How many clients do YOU have who understand the need for regular incentivised brainstorms to promote innovation?

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These are my links for February 4th through February 13th:

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After reading about Ryan’s departure from Yahoo on Twitter (Ryan, been there twice in 2 years, so I know how it feels), I began to consider commercial use of Twitter.

We already have BreakingNewsOn which does as good a job as any on reporting news the INSTANT it happens and the Guardian does a decent job of publicising its recent news but Commuterfeed is as good an example of how best to use Twitter.

Commuter feed

For me, it works because:

1) News is posted in real-time
2) News is localised (and relevant)
3) News can be consumed (or not) on the go
4) It uses nothing more than Twitter’s @ prefix and combines common identifiers for locations.

The potential to use Twitter to generate real-time conversations around shared-interests (that clever people then create search tools for) was something that Jeff Jarvis touched on a few weeks ago and Commuterfeed is the best example I have seen of this yet.

There should be no reason now why the example that commuterfeed have set, we couldn’t apply this to movies, sporting events or more…

…anybody else got thoughts on how else we can apply this type of system to real-time events?

(note that in getting the links for this post, I see that Guardian also have a live twitter football account too)

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The BBC pointed to the new net phenomenon about Sleevefacing.

I love this kind of thing, not necessarily because it is a good idea, but because of the commitment so many people put into creating their own sleeveface for no other reason than because they love doing it.

Rather than try to explain further, check out this vid:

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I have spent the day in Holland talking communities with a big old boy of a business and in doing some research for the meeting came across this little beauty:

Slowly cross your eyes and watch as a third image appears in the middle in 3D.


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These are my links for January 25th through February 3rd:

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