Facebook Timeline for the Graphically Challenged

One of the biggest questions I’ve been getting since the announcement of Facebook’s new timeline is all about the graphics for the new layout. Most people think that unless they can use Photoshop or some other graphic program their only resource is a graphic designer and not all of us have pockets that deep. So, I decided to challenge myself and see what I could come up with for you. The new timeline provides some…

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Crowdfunding – there’s a new player in town!

First of all, huge props to kickstarter – I’ve been in huge like with the idea idea since I first heard of it, and have been evangelizing it to entrepreneurial friends. BUT… it doesn’t work from Sweden, unfortunately! Just last week the new platform Fundedbyme was launched, and YAY now the awesome possibility of crowdfunding is also open for us Northeners!! Since it’s actually open for any international project submission, I simply urge you all…

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The Language of Fried Chicken: Techniques Used in Advertising

In the book Chicken: High Art, Low Calorie is a fresh (or at least still warm) project by Siâron Hughes, language techniques in advertising is showcased in the graphic vernacular of fried chicken vendors in the UK.   Hughes, a talented designer and illustrator, did not stop at cataloguing the star-spangled array of signage. She also interviewed the people behind brands such as Perfect Fried Chicken and Hen Cottage, most notably Morris ‘Mr Chicken’ Cassanova –…

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Why Yahoo! Answers is flourishing while Google Answers closed down

The simplicity of Yahoo! Answers is at the source of its surging popularity. Anyone can ask questions or provide answers. Yahoo’s Rating and Reviews platform gives Reputation points to participants. Highly rated answers build a participants Reputation incentivising good participation. So if you are wondering how Google Answers is doing compared to Yahoo answers…. Google Answers has been retired. It is no longer accepting new questions. When Google tried to build an online paid “Answers” product it made two…

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Yahoo’s Delicious Peanut Butter!

My personal blogging philosophy is to not comment upon internal company matters and I would keep it that way. However, I would say in the passing that I love Yahoo’s peanut butter – past a few lumps! There are a few companies in the internet world that have the leadership positions that Yahoo! has — 1st or 2nd position in several product categories — Mail, Messenger, Finance, Search…It is an enviable position that Google, AOL, or MSN would…

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