Elsewhere, lately

Elsewhere, lately

By in Inspiration on 2009/08/12

The past few days have been quite busy, and the blog had suffered as consequence. From Facebook buying Friendfeed to the end of URL shortening service tr.im (hope the team doesn’t ends also with Nambu desktop client) lots of interesting this happened.
So, to resume the regular posting schedule, some web highlights:

Society Girls


Finally, a decent use for augmented reality: strip girls.

Crowdsourcing, according to Bobby McFerrin

World Science Festival 2009: Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale from World Science Festival on Vimeo.

How we all collectively know the pentatonic scale.

Agency Nil Spotter Program

Still on the crowdsourcing subject, Agency Nil (the one that will work for all it’s worth) setup client prospection is crowdsourced to users: If a person connects Agency Nil with a business that would be interested in our services and they become a client within a year, Agency Nil will give the person who refers them 10% of the first payment they receive

Designing Social Interfaces wiki

The companion site to the book that Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone are currently writing for O’Reilly Media.
Check also the Flickr stream and if you are impressed, pre-order the book.

10 Creative contests powered by Social Media Social Web

David Spark (@dspark) at Mashable presents a useful toolbox for marketeers looking for a quick tactics on the social web, with examples of several contests promoted by brands.

Which reminds me of my latest resolution: to stop using the term “social media”. It’s not media after all. From now on, it’s SOCIAL WEB.

Sources: Augmented Times, BBH Labs

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