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Top analyst: 'Apple will decline' - 0 views

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    At first I wasn't sure if this would relate to any of our discussions/readings/principles of design, but I think a lot of us in class are Mac users. A prophesy with any validity or not, it's something to think about for future investments.
Aaron Dawson

You Suck at Brevity | Wired Design | Wired.com - 1 views

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    A pretty tongue and cheek article on 'microblogging' (e.g., updating a Facebook status while in line at Kroeger's).
Aaron Dawson

Color Forecast - 0 views

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    A really cool website that documents color trends in 'the world's most fashionable cities.' Perhaps we can use patterns for color/theme ideas as creative fodder for our sites (even if an American city is not featured here).
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WikiLeaks' Assange to launch TV talk show - CNN - 0 views

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    Eek. Could be enlightening?
Aaron Dawson

Webmonkey - The Web Developer's Resource | Wired.com - 1 views

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    A neat -WIRED- blog documenting new developments in software (mostly Internet based), also offering some tips-and-tricks kinds of features too.
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Aaron Dawson

#Tumblr vs. #Facebook: Ask a Teen if You Want to Know the Difference | Deirdre Breakenr... - 0 views

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    A nice breakdown between Facebook and, my favorite online space, Tumblr.
Aaron Dawson

Understanding the Influence Metric: What is the Klout Score? - 0 views

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    Coming to terms with this. I'm not sure if this is terrifying or kind of cool.
    Klout allows you to measure your 'online influence.'
Aaron Dawson

Author Nicholson Baker on his advanced Wikipedia dependency | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    An article by one of my favorite authors on the "fact-encirclingly huge" Wikipedia.
Aaron Dawson

Coffee Wifi | Coffee shops are taking Wi-Fi off the menu - Los Angeles Times - 0 views

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    I know there are some coffee lovers in the class, so this is double apt. Like Four Barrel Coffee, The Daily Grind also chooses not to offer wifi to its customers. An interesting twist to the notion that the Internet is considered a hindrance to our social lives, even over coffee.
Aaron Dawson

25 Examples of Web 2.0 and Traditional Design Rules Coming Together | Webdesigner Depot - 0 views

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    Some thoughts and examples of web design, in case we'd like to revamp our sites after the class has finished.
Aaron Dawson

Jimmy Wales to Hollywood: You're Doomed (And Not Because of Piracy) | Epicenter | Wired... - 2 views

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    Pretty pointed prophesying from Wales here.
Aaron Dawson

Can Pinterest and Svpply Help You *Reduce* Your Consumption? - 1 views

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    While Diigo isn't mentioned here explicitly, this blogger's thoughts (he manages a neat blog called TreeHugger) regarding consumerism can still apply to our source for digital bookmarking.
Aaron Dawson

Wired 7.10: Anatomy of a Spam - 0 views

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    A really great investigative piece in which a 'Wired' reporter actually takes up the commissions of a spam message to find out what's going on under the hood of its product and project.
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The Perils of Filter-Then-Publish - 0 views

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    This blogger makes some really great points extending Joseph Reagle's ('The Argument Engine' in Wikipedia Reader) ideas of the filter than publish principle of academic publications.

    Haranguing the filter than publish operation, this author writes how the peer review system adulterates the author's real content writing, "In the conventional peer review system, you seek to please the reviewers who in turn try to please the editor who in turn is trying to guess what the readers want."
Aaron Dawson

HACKER TYPER - 0 views

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    Ok-- so maybe this doesn't DIRECTLY apply to a reading on the syllabus, but this is a kind of joke site and will make you look super important and busy on the job or wherever. Kind of interesting to try to decipher what this code is doing. I certainly can't figure it out.
Aaron Dawson

PRETTY COLORS - 2 views

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    Here's a blog documenting some not-so-obvious hex colors we might use for our sites.
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Wikipedia Didn't Kill Britannica - 0 views

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    "Print will survive. Books will survive even longer. It's print as a marker of prestige that's dying."

    Discusses Wikipedia as an extension of its predecessors' vanity and inherent print medium. 
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Shoulder Tablet - 0 views

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    The McLuhan understanding of technology as an extension of ourselves immediately came to mind when I saw the first image here. Also, if this thing had camera capabilities (the ability to Skype, say) we could reasonably apply ideas of autoamputation.
Aaron Dawson

The Electronic Spirit of Erik Satie - 1 views

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    Reminiscent of Goldsmith's idea of appropriation. 
    (Also, if I remember right, he mentions Satie during the book's opening chapters.)
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