Tweet the lyrics

March 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

I really don’t know how to explain this in a way that makes it justice so perhaps you should better visit tweetflight immediately. If you insist, though, here is my best try. Electro-folk (yes, this classification exists) group Brightly have released one of the most clever web-based music videos ever, for their song Preflight Nerves.

preflight nerves

 

It is basically a lyrics video, but the words of the song are drawn (almost) real-time from tweets. Clever huh?

Taking the words / phrases out of the context of the tweet and into the song and vice-versa is very interesting; sometimes poignant, sometimes ironic, sometimes hilarious.

I am dying to create a self-referential loop by tweeting about this and appearing in the video!

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The state of social media

December 24, 2012 § Leave a comment

The end of yet another year: ideal time for reviews. 2012 was the year where social media have fully established their presence and have become a way of life, according to an infographic by The SEO Company and Nowsourcing.

stateofsocial2012

via Mashable

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Data never sleeps

July 30, 2012 § 1 Comment

Data never sleeps? Well yes, if you consider that 206.166.667 mails are sent, 342 blog posts are published, 100.000 tweets are sent, 751 new websites are created every single minute of the day.

Infographic created by Domo

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Weapons of mass distraction

March 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

weapons of mass distraction

by Hunter Langston

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What happened on the internet in 2011?

January 24, 2012 § 1 Comment

We know what happened last year on the internet, but this year? The London design agency Syzygy weaves together “20 greatest, funniest and most insane internet events from 2011.”

Can you recognise them?

20 Things that happened on the internet in 2011

via Fast Company Co.Design

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Our digital identity

January 10, 2012 § 1 Comment

How many pieces of our personal data are collected everyday by networks?

Michael Rigley creates an amazing motion video tracing the information we feed into the network everyday .

via Quipsologies

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The perfect gin ‘n’ tone

November 15, 2011 § 1 Comment

What are you listening to right now? And what would you like to drink? Well, there is a drink for every occasion. A bottle of Merlot for Ella Fitzerald and  something sweeter for Adele, perhaps a vodka with coconut milk and honey.

Drinkify is a website that suggests the most suitable drink to go along with the band or musician you’re listening to.  You just type the artist name and the application suggests a well known or not so.. cocktail, wine or drink.

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In 60 seconds

August 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Every 60 seconds, 168 million emails are sent, more than 13,000 iPhone applications are downloaded, over 600,000 search queries are made,  more than 98,000 tweets and more than 1,500 blog posts are published.Pretty amazing, don’t you think?In 60 seconds

via TechPages

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All must be shared to win the war

July 31, 2011 § Leave a comment

Twitter has followers, Facebook has causes and Google+ is the new cult.

Propaganda posters by Aaron Wood. « Read the rest of this entry »

I am socially stoned

July 6, 2011 § 2 Comments

Well, we all know that all social media can be extremely addictive, but each one with a completely different way. Patrick Moberg compares each one of them with popular drugs and alcoholic beverages:

via Design Taxi

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It’s all about me

June 8, 2011 § 1 Comment

OK, we all know that Facebook is the shrine of narcissism and self-reference. And the apps that I am going to present are a tribute to the “cult of me”. But they are so well done that they are practically irresistible.

Deutsche Post’s Social Memories creates a booklet filled with infographics based on the public info on your Facebook profile. While the digital version of the booklet is free, you need to pay 19 € for the bound version in glossy paper.

social memories overviewsocial memories status vs response

Intel’s Museum of Me, on the other hand, is a virtual exhibition of, well, you. Again using data from your public info it creates 3D gallery views of your photos, friends, words most used on your status updates, etc.

museum of me wordsmuseum of me likes

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The internet in 2015

June 2, 2011 § 2 Comments

How different will our digital life be in just four years from now? Watch this superb infographic video, “Digital Life: Today and Tomorrow,” created by NeoLabels and Inés Leopoldo to find out. It lasts almost 8 minutes, but worth every second.

via Fastcodesign

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The universe of social networks

May 23, 2011 § 3 Comments

The Geosocial universe

Infographic created by JESS3

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365 six word stories

May 17, 2011 § 1 Comment

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”

According to urban myth that is the reply Ernest Hemingway gave when he was challenged to write a story in just six words.

400 billion stars feel so aloneraining on my parade no umbrellashe faked it never liked jazz

In 2010 two creatives, Van Horgen, writer, and Anne Ulku, designer, felt up to the challenged. They launched six word story everyday blog and did exactly that: they posted one six word story for every single day of the year.

he couldnt say no to hereven the sun will burn itselfyou re morning light soft & grand

Once 2010 came to an end, they opened up the project to everybody on sixwordstoryeveryday.com.

6 word story every day

Admittedly, these are great story openers rather than stories in themselves, but very interesting, still.poolside a man literally hanging out

via quipsologies

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Would you tell a stranger what you tell Facebook?

May 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

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Help create a digital landscape

May 16, 2011 § 2 Comments

That happy menage-a-trois between Chris Milk, Google Chrome Experiments and music video has happened again! This time the maitre extraordinaire of digital video collaborated with Danger Mouse in an interactive, collaborative music video, called 3 dreams of black, for the launch of his new album, Rome.

The video is mildly interactive at start (simply letting you explore dream sequences by directing the camera with the computer mouse) but wildly collaborative at the end, since it allows any visitor to add pixellated objects on a vast dreamy landscape. rome

This experiment requires Google Chrome Canary to run efficiently.

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Read it elsewhere

May 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

5 days worth of quick links:

  • Not weird at all: David Lynch talks to a Barbie head about his coffee - laughing squid
  • The first words ever published in the Guardian:”Taken up a black, newfoundland bitch” – Guardian
  • David Byrne discusses how Architecture shapes Music – open culture
  • Words and photography by Gus VanSant - juxtapoz
  • Children have memories from when they were as young as 18 months old; they just forget them when they grow up – bbc
  • The kindness of Quentin Tarantino: Rock on Sarah – letters of note
  • Minnesota: the hipster state – buzzfeed
  • An ode to worn out gadgets – design mind
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London tube sticker commentary

May 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Whatever you call it, subway, tube or metro, you can’t deny that long comuting trips can get pretty boring. And if you are anything like me, you end up counting stops by checking the map obsessively. Well, if you’re riding the central line in London you’re in for a surprise. Witty remarks have replaced some of the stations. And, of course, there is a tumblr about it: stickers on the central line.

like tube sticker

drunk tube stickerkate middleton tube sticker

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Don’t give up on facebook just yet

May 3, 2011 § 2 Comments

The first email of the day said this:

That’s all Folks!
I am deleting my facebook account (at least for the moment) because I am bored of it.

[goes on to give me us - all of his facebook friends- his new contact details].

And he’s not the first to do so. Infact, the number of my facebook friends is on a downward slope, at least for the last six months. People are getting fed up with Facebook. Has it simply run its course, like Friendster and myspace before it? Are people tired of all the overexposure? Are the original Facebook users maturing into Twitter users? Or is it simply because our Facebook newsfeeds usually look like this:

this is why I don't use Facebook

There are those, though, that are not ready to give up without a fight. Yo Zuck! Implement this is a tumblr blog with ideas on how to improve Facebook. It includes realistic, common sense suggestions that would indeed improve user experience. For example this one would be really helpful to me since my Japanese friends have the weird habit of writing in, well, japanese:

translate facebook status updates

Newsfeed illustration via Thought Catalog. Link to Yo Zuck! via freeweird.

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Read it elsewhere

April 29, 2011 § Leave a comment

While you were getting married:

  • Bark Twain and other authors as dogs – shortlist
  • The interactive thesaurus of Seattle bands – Seattle band map
  • Five bands that should be on Rockband (a hint: Pink Floyd) – joystickdivision
  • Free yourself from the hassle of folding the map – design taxi
  • Computer mouse evolution – dvice
  • Instead of keeping diary, just summarize your day in a smiley figure – lost at E minor
  • Who are these people? Abbey Road bystanders – snap galleries
  • The wood bike that aspires to break the world record for speed – wired
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