Archive for the ‘help’ tag
Founded in 2010, Instagram made its Olympic debut at the 2012 summer games with the help of a rogue crowd of photographers. Although London officials tried their best to stop them, spectators, athletes, and reporters tagged more than 64,000 photos from Olympic venues on the photo-sharing site, according to a new report.
New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
A hack for searching for tweets by date, with help from Google Spreadsheets @ NixonMcInnes: Social media goodness. Translated. Created. Delivered.
Very clever hack by Steven Winton of NixonMcInnes to get around dropped search functionality in Twitter search, using Google Spreadsheets.
- Mobile Research – dscout
Potentially useful research service: dScout reveals how users experience products, services and everyday life.
- HELP ME BE FCKNG CREATIVE
Get advice, click to refresh, be more creative – voila!
- Squishable requesting product feedback
Great use of Facebook informal polling to get product feedback
- Review/recipe: Samuel Adams B’Austin Ale – 99 Bottles – Inside the world of craft beer – Boston.com
Good recap of Sam Adams campaign where they crowdsourced input for new beer: In case you missed it, the Boston Beer Co. launched the Samuel Adams Crowd Craft Project in January, inviting Sam’s Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ friends to offer up their preferences to help create a new beer. Users were asked to make their choices about the beer’s malt profile, hops selection, yeast type, and so forth. Back then, I sort of mocked the idea, saying it had “mediocrity written all over it.” Turns out I couldn’t have been more wrong.
- BBC News – Your Olympic athlete body match
- Time to Kill the Agency ‘Lunch and Learn’ | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology – Advertising Age
What could be more refreshing than a cold Sprite at the beach? That’s right, showering in a deluge of the sugary carbonated liquid as it’s dispensed by a giant soda fountain. With the help of Ogilvy & Mather Brasil, Sprite has taken these showers (that actually dispense water) to popular beaches worldwide, including ones in Brazil and Israel. I wonder if they offer free refills?
Though concrete evidence of Apple’s long-rumored foray into the Smart TV business largely boils down to a one-off comment made by the company’s late co-founder shortly before his passing last year, several established TV makers are taking no chances and are reportedly scurrying to form alliances with one another to help defend their turf from the booming tech giant.
According to Dilbert. Love the humour, which reminds me of a workplace culture I experienced a previous life or two ago.
No trust at all. Mind you, employee behaviours didn’t help. And leadership was dysfunctional, at best.
All a virtuous circle, though – management didn’t trust employees; employees cared little about their work because management didn’t trust them, didn’t seem to care about them… How different it all could have been.
How’s your workplace? Familiar sounding or an unrecognizable place? Ponder on that as you enjoy the forthcoming weekend!
A Google Webmaster Help thread has one webmaster asking if adding trust seals will help with rankings…
I talked to Marty Weintraub, AKA @aimClear, about the Human Development Center. I asked him to tell us about this fantastic organization and the help it provides to the surrounding communities. Here was his response: The greater Duluth/Superior area and outlying communities are incredibly lucky to have the Human Development Center. Established in 1938, In [...]
My parents don’t know much about computers. They’re barely able to operate their DVR. I’m always the one they call for help. While I don’t mind helping some of the time, I think it would be better if they learned a few skills of their own. How can I bring my parents into the technical age without frying their brains? More »
Every Android device manufacturer has at one point or another pondered how to make their devices stand out in a crowded field of competitors.
There are plenty of ways to tackle that question but Sharp is taking a tried and true approach for their newest Japan-only smartphones — throwing their own custom UI over the stock Android experience, thanks to a little help from global design firm frog.
The so-called Feel UX greets users with the image-centric lockscreen, which lets them swipe left and right through their stored photos in addition to displaying notifications, stock quotes, the current weather and (naturally) allowing people to unlock their device. Once users have navigated past the lockscreen, they’ll be met with a very different sort of homescreen — instead of the typical multiscreen layout, Feel puts most of the focus on the app launcher, while swiping to the right brings up a tightly-packed widget page and another page solely for shortcuts to contacts and actions like changing a Facebook status.
It’s a sharp looking concept to be sure, but I’d caution Sharp to keep their ears open for consumer issues. There’s a tendency for some of the more overwrought Android skins to make the process of actually using the device rather sluggish (earlier versions of HTC’s Sense spring to mind), and all the eye-candy in the world won’t make up for a device that can’t keep up with its user.
Of course, it may be some time before anyone in this neck of the woods actually gets to play with Sharp and Frog’s take on the Android UI. Sharp doesn’t have much of a presence in the mobile space outside of their native Japan — the company’s global device page is rather spartan, and their American portfolio consists of a single Android phone. The company’s Feel UX will make its debut on seven of Sharp’s newest Aquos smartphones, though with any luck their novel Android skin will give HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and the rest some more competition around these parts soon.