These are some of the stories and links we’ve tweeted, posted, and passed around the office. Nothing's ever secret with us.
Now how about you? What was the most talked about video, article or spectacular blunder in your office this week?
All day every day for over a week now, our heads have been filled with everything Super Bowl. We're not too sure about the new Ferris Bueller ad that Honda has released. The promo ad they did for it was perfect, but the ad itself isn't nearly funny enough. One of our team thought Broderick has lost his charisma. Another commented "Plus he's grown moobs. What does that say to their target audience? "you're getting old, give up now and buy a Honda" What do you think?
Posted on January 26, 2012
With all the talk about Facebook's IPO, we went back, way back, to see what the Economist thought about Facebook and its "social graph" 5 years ago. Very interesting comments from Google's Eric Schmidt who compared Facebook's linking and mapping of users to an address book. Pshaw.
Posted on October 19th 2007
Talk about being in the right place at the right time.
Posted on February 1, 2012
Though this came out a couple weeks ago, it may take you that long to absorb this epic post. Avinash Kaushik looks 3 years ahead to predict what our future may look like. Take a deep breath before you dive in. As one person commented: "This has made my eyes bulge with awe at the magnanimous task ahead." The UK team mentioned it as well but it was too good to not tell you again.
Posted on January 9, 2012
We were in a reflective kind of mood and looked back on this post on Buddhism and Steve Jobs. "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." Words to live by.
Posted on October 28, 2011
Named as a cost cutting exercise, the move to cut 1600 people seems to be rash if it is a reflection of advertising through social media. Someone has to run the accounts don't they?
Posted on January 30, 2012
Sadly this hasn't been updated for a while but these quotes should be plastered over every marketer’s desks. Or at least handed out to CMOs everywhere.
Taking recruiting into its own hands, Twitter has made something so deliberately bad, it could be classified as good. With nearly 750,000 views, someone must have thought so.
Posted on January 31, 2012
For those looking for some light reading this weekend, here are your very own list of eBooks about UX. Report due on Monday.
In case you get through all 15 UX eBooks (link above) and don't catch this tidbit, you can read how rounded corners on buttons and containers affect usability. We know you like it.
Remember everyone; there are worst things than a spelling error in an ad. Tattooists don't come with spell check.
Posted on January 25, 2012