Time Stuff

I haven’t been able to shit straight lately for work pressure and family life.  I’m a kinda of believer that you make your own time… you have the ability to slow down and speed up according to the activities you are undertaking.  Quite what that means practically I’m not too sure.  Quite how I convey… Read more

Sony graffiti marketing

  The Lincoln Heights NC are all abuzz about this corporate graffiti    Originally uploaded by Vidalia. Vidalia suspects Sony have been using graffiti to generate a some ‘street’ cred’.  Large corporations using street art aesthetics to align themselves with the values of the younger generation is annoying, especially when you know it’s a marketing… Read more

Swivel

link "For online merchants who sell and advertise on the web with Yahoo! Stores, Google Adwords, or Yahoo! Search Marketing, Swivel helps you monitor ad spend, site traffic, and store sales from one place." That’s kinda neat – like a media agency in  an app.  This is the most interesting business service I’ve seen in… Read more

Get Crafty

Link: Los Angeles Times: ( the handmade life ). Interesting article in the LA Times [reg req’d – find here] around the craft movement which kinda supplements what I wrote earlier about Etsy.  The article is useful because it brings out some of the social and psychological drivers underpinning the new craft movement:  Around midnight,… Read more

Home Economics Just Got Interesting

Link: Etsy – Your place to buy and sell all things handmade. I’ve been toying with the idea for a while now of developing a means through which people can sell what they make.  And ask for things for other, experts, to make for them.  A kind of eBay for products that are handmade.  It… Read more

Nonplace

Ever wondered about your website’s place in the world?  What it was really all about? Suffer from digital existential anxiety?  Read this easy to digest FAQ for help.

Butts Out

Cigarette butts are bad: 120 tons of cigarette litter are discarded on our streets every day       In the UK , Cigarettes account for over 40% of street litter – globally it is around 50% It takes ONE SECOND to drop a cigarette butt – assuming it took the same time to pick it… Read more

Credit Usability

Link: Cash Usability – Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals). Picking up from this post on 37 signals around cash usability and the colour of Australian dollars being so much more effective as a design attribute than any figurehead in knowing how much cash you have in your wallet, I wonder if anyone is thinking around… Read more

WOMMA

WOMMA is interesting – The Word of Mouth Marketing Association.  Word of Mouth advertising – the kind of marketing as conversation thing that’s been doing the rounds for what seems like ages now and fits in neatly with the move to Long Tail blah blah, web as platform and even the Architecture of Participation –… Read more