How Tumblr Changed My Life
I have always been a creative person and the Internet always seemed like an ideal place to share and explore creativity. However, before Tumblr, there was was no singular place that felt like a proper platform for showcasing creativity across different media. The first time I started my Tumblr account four years ago, I felt like I was getting a glimpse into what the future of the internet would...
The Creative Web Power Rankings
1. TUMBLR Tumblr is the hub of the creative web. Their platform has found a way to intuitively include multimedia content creation from across the whole web. Tumblr’s image is of cat photos and animated GIFs, but the platform itself is much broader than that. You can shape your Tumblr to reflect yourself as a creative person. 2. TWITTER Twitter is the best way I’ve found to attract a...
How Facebook and Google are Lassoing the Internet.
Since the Internet proved it could attract a mass audience, companies have been looking for ways to lasso its unlimited potential. However, during the short history of the Internet, no company’s lasso has proven big enough. AOL tried to reign in the potential by sending out trillions of CDs promising hours of free dial-up access. The strategy worked for a while, but in the end, free choice...
MLB.tv is damn good.
MLB.tv’s digital broadcast service is really, really good. From Tokyo, Japan, I was able to use a friend’s account to login to the service, and within a minute I was watching an HD live broadcast of Yu Darvish’s debut start for the Texas Rangers. After the rough first inning, my work took me away from my desk, but not to worry, because MLB.tv’s subscription service...
'THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD': One artist's...
With Instagram launching for Android, the popular photo-sharing app will now be flooded with photos from regular people. When Instagram was exclusively on iOS, it was the privileged domain of artists only. It’s stream showed non-stop inspirational images that stirred our collective soul. We got a window into modern life. We got careful studies of clouds against stunning rainbow gradient...
iPhone Game Review: Jetpack Joyride
Jetpack Joyride for the iPhone is a highly addictive side scrolling game. It features an intuitive one-touch playstyle with enjoyable game physics. You control the character Barry through a crazy secret laboratory of evil scientists and randomly scattered lethal laser beams. The object of the game is to travel the most distance possible. The addictive part of the game comes from the genius...
I admit, I own (and use) a typewriter.
I pulled out my typewriter tonight. I’m that kind of person. I relish owning a vintage typewriter. But not in the art object, hipster show off kind of way. I mean, I show it off, but only because I actually use the thing. I find it inspiring to create strands of words that way. It accesses a different part of my imagination that I can’t get to with a keyboard, or a tablet or with my...
Analog Vs. Digital
Why do things have to be analog OR digital? Why can’t they be both? Who is to stop a blog from coming in a beautiful printed edition. Imagine the best articles from your favorite blog, printed on high quality linen paper, encased in a tasty leather rolled cover. I know that’s not for everyone. But I would be interested in physical versions of certain websites. Annual reviews that...
Stepping up my Google+ game.
Followers of this blog know that I like to try out all new platforms that come out. I signed up for Google+ as soon as it became available. However I didn’t move much beyond the basic setting up of my profile. Starting in April, I’m going to focus on using Google+ as my ‘social media point guard.’ I will run all of my digital offense through Google+. I’ve got a lot of...