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A Pinterest Cheatsheet for Design and Color Fans

Social-media-watchers are ablaze lately with the news: Pinterest appears to be THE next hot tool. While Slate’s Farhad Manjoo gave a not-meant-for-me review of the tool (his article title, “Cupcakes, Boots and Shirtless Jake Gyllenhaal”, says it all), Pinterest’s numbers are indeed exploding. The site hit 10 million monthly unique visitors faster than any...

Today's Obsession: Social Disaster Strategies

At PopMatters, there’s a good look at how the current set of social media tools is being used in Japan during the crisis. This post details a utility that began on Facebook as a group, has expanded onto Twitter with a set of hashtags, a shared folder on Dropbox with downloadable resources, YouTube embeds,...

Bad Taste: The Key To Success?

Everywhere I look, a concept seems to be repeating itself: The biggest brands have a horrible sense of design, and the better-looking brands are far behind in views and/or customers. Every day, an alarmingly high number of people choose YouTube over Vimeo, Windows over MacOS10, and Explorer over, well, any other browser.

Today's Obsession: CGI as Makeup

“Who doesn’t love Gaga?” asks YouTube micro-celeb-gone-legit Michelle Phan, and frankly, I don’t. What I do love, however, is how she pushes my limits of tolerance for meaningless perversity. Michelle does the same here in this freaky little makeup tutorial to get the same look Gaga sports in a scene from her Bad Romance...