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Monday, 19 December 2011

Google Zeitgeist: 1 year in 3 minutes

I suggest all of you have a look at this video made by Google, which shows, in less than 3 minutes, a summary of memorable events that have taken place in 2011, based on the most popular searches conducted by users during the past 12 months. Pretty cool: 1 year of our life in less than 3 minutes!

Friday, 16 December 2011

A new bug on Facebook?

Prior to the launching of Facebook's Timeline your private pictures (pictures restricted only to some groups of friends, or to friends of friends) were absolutely inaccessible to the public. It's a basic principle of privacy, and hence, one of the main worries of Facebook. With regards to this subject, lately it seems that Facebook is having serious privacy issues, which reached its peak with the publication of some Mark Zuckerberg's private pictures. Before Timeline's release, even if you would send the link of a picture to a person that wasn't allowed to see it, he or she would just see a message from Facebook stating they don't have permission to see the content. Something like this:

Thursday, 15 December 2011

New Google Map Maker

With this new tool you can add your favorite places, create and share different routes and also to design the buildings you already know. Once Google accepts your contributions, the whole world will see them on Google Maps and Google Earth. You will add roads, edit places and revise other contributions in your city.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Movie Posters

A movie poster needs to grab people's attention, probably it is the first contact that they will have with movie before the trailer. The poster needs to cause an impact to be remembered and also to help the client to understand what the it is about. On this Post you will find 3 different posters, and each of them with a tutorial to create one for yourself.

1) Lord of the Rings Tutorial

2) Indiana Jones Tutorial

3) Pirates of Caribbean Tutorial

Thursday, 8 December 2011

More than 10 billion apps have been downloaded from Google's Android Market

More important than the amount of the downloaded apps is the incredible growth of the last year. The rate per month is one billion app downloads per month.
To celebrate that, Google offers some apps for only 10 cents each. Let's go shopping! You have until the 16th of december to buy them.
What will happens in 2012? Sure it will be amazing!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

High speed photography

Taking a simple picture is an easy job, but a high speed photograph is not. The high speed technique demands a skilled photographer, that will be able to capture the exact moment of the scene. This type of photography is an exercise in patience and requires a lot of trial and error. Enjoy the photos below!

François Dorothé

Thursday, 1 December 2011

What if...?

This is what the world would look like if...

The four stages of "Getting" Twitter

This infographic shows how you get different stages when you start using Twitter.

There are four stages. The first one is about the skepticism. In the second one, the user tries to enjoy and understand Twitter. After that, the user says "Ohhh, so that's what Twitter is about!" and finally, in the four stage starts the addiction to Twitter.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Facebook joins the Smart war

It seems like Facebook will be the next big player to join the SmartPhone war thanks to a deal with HTC which will enable the big F to launch its first SmartBook or FacePhone, code name: Buffy. The guys from Facebook have realised the importance of mobile connectivity, which has enabled an exponential growth of mobile devices, and decided to grasp a slice of the fatty cash cow by entering in partnership with one of the best brand in the SmartPhone market, HTC. As you probably know, HTC relies on the powerful and highly flexible Android operating system, which is thought Facebook will be able to redesign in order to perfectly integrate it to its social network and deliver a brand new SmartPhone which will be far different from other Android ran devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy.

It looks like we will have to wait at least one year before we can get hold of the new FacePhone/SmartBook. Hope it will be worth waiting for!

Screensavers, the future of art?

As of yesterday, anyone who likes Hirst’s work can buy one of his limited edition spot paintings for as little as £7.50 under a new digital collectors’ scheme that has plans to transform the affordable end of the art market.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Do you know where are your Twitter followers located?

With TweepsMap, you can analyse your Twitter followers presence. You can measure the effectiveness of your Social Media campaigns and know if your followers are engaged or not. It shows where they’re located by country, state or city.

You need to authorize TweepsMap API, and it generates color-coded map. Twitter red birds represents the largest number of followers, and yellow represents the second largest number.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Facebook: The Other Job Board

Facebook is an unique social network that allows you to connect with your friends, family, being possible to like and share their thoughts, pictures. Companies use facebook most likely to share content and vacancies.

Check this video from Peggy McKee telling you how to use Facebook and look for a job.

Good Luck

Monday, 21 November 2011

Where can I upload my work?

Today's post is about where you can share your graphic art.

When your graphics are finished you should share it with friends and future employees. My tip is to share it on an online portfolio.

There are many websites that you can upload your work, but an easy one is carbonmade. This colourful site its very understandable to use, when registered, you are able to upload 10+ projects and 30+ pictures, giving you plenty of space to upload your work.

Carbonmade lets you choose your profile's name, change the background colour and the font style and size and reorganize everything over and over with no limit.

Have fun and good luck!

Friday, 18 November 2011

The power of Social Media

For those who still don't believe or just ignore the strength that social media can have on our society, here is a video that shows how a small village buried deep in the Swiss Alps valleys can become more popular than...Lady Gaga. Plain and simple.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

"Integration" : a new motto for YouTube

We received earlier this week a few comments about some serious redesigns on YouTube. It’s not only a cosmetic change that Google is introducing in his new version… As in Hairspray (John Waters movie), the most important word is “integration”. Only a few of us (not me unfortunately) are able to discover and try the beta version of the new YouTube. Most online companies do the same before launching new features: they ask some of their members to try them and share their thoughts/concern/tips.
The main target for Google is to set up an easier tool to share video content using your Google+ account. And to aim the goal, they’ve redesigned most of the website from the doodle in the address bar to the creation of a left column: this last feature is very important in the process of integration. It allows you to sorts your Subscriptions, your Featured videos and the Recommended content. Furthermore, the new-YouTube will show you content shared by your friend/acquaintance to Google+: you are now deeply connected to your friends (oooops sorry I meant “Circles”)
You can find here the comments posted by one of the lucky beta user. I’m really looking forward to trying it: I always thought there was a missing link between Google+ and YouTube which prevented Google + to match its slogan “Real-life sharing rethought for the web”

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

What do Google's managers think about Google+?

Let's have a look to other social networks. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg really does use Facebook all day. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweets every day, and he tweeted at least 9 times yesterday. If you are selling a product, you want to make sure it is a great product, and if you have a great product probably you will enjoy using it.

So how about Google CEO Larry Page? During the first 3 months of Google+, since they launched the platform on the 28th of June until the first days of October, he published only 7 public posts.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Graphic Design Tips

Graphic Design is no easy job, creating graphic material for clients, infographics, illustrations is fun but also energy consuming, like any other job.
Today I want to share 2 links to optimize your work: 1 – Font website 2- Photoshop Tutorials

The first is a font research website, where you can find a wide range of font material, from x-mas style to alien or any funny and crazy font. Use this site to search for a different format and apply in Photoshop.

I found the second tutorial site some months ago, and it had been helping me ever since. With different tutorials and a range of difficulties from easy to hard. but all of them with an easy good explanation on how to do it.

Have fun!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Siri is taking care of you

Since it was launched, Siri, the new voice recognition system for iPhone4S has been widely criticised for the instability of its software that taps into the Web.

At the same time, it has brought a lot of fun to its users!

Here you can find some of the funniest things you can ask your Apple PA

Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Lifecycle of a Web Page on StumbleUpon

This infographic shows the life cycle of a web page on StumbleUpon. The infographic drives home four main points: The large number of web pages uploaded to StumbleUpon every day, how much traffic StumbleUpon drives and finally the lifetime of a link's popularity in comparison with Facebook and Twitter.

Very interesting - makes one wonder why every advertiser's crazy about Facebook and very few seem to even notice StumbleUpon

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Lifestyle of average British family lifestyle

This infographic was created on behalf of one of our clients, AlertMe, explaining the lifestyle of the average British family. The infographic is divided in 2 parts: Finance and Lifestyle.

The first part - Finance - shows that the economic downturn affected the average British family and how it affected them.

The second, Lifestyle, has interesting facts about typical families, what they eat, drink, watch on TV and even what car they own.

Check it out and Have fun!!


Friday, 4 November 2011

Internet Explorer declining

Shocking news coming from the Internet world: Internet Explorer, after 10 years of dominance, is used by less than 50% of all the Internet users. Even though considered the most known and used browser, Internet Explorer has lost the majority of the market, with ‘only’ 49.59% users. Even though still considerably large stake of the market, it is important to underline the fact that Internet Explorer is encountering real problems in a sector, the mobile browser market, where other players such as Safari and Android are dominating. This confirms something: the guys from Redmond have lost the right path and are responsible for the troubles that Microsoft overall is facing, unable to predict the future and offer valid products to new markets such as the mobile one. It is hoped that, through the collaboration with another sleeping giant, Nokia, Microsoft could be able to recover its status and market share. If that’s not too late…

For further information, go to netmarketshare.com