Cool Sunday Sites: Typorganism, Instructables, and Listible

t.y.p.o.r.g.a.n.i.s.m – Site with a few very engaging interactive features, including a Minority Report-esque good news bad news panel and an ASCII-O-Matic to convert images into ASCII text based images. Instructables – An interesting site that features lots of contributions (all keyword tagged) around the site’s premise … "a venue for showing what you make

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Lessons on Timing from a Bridal Show

Today is the Washington Bridal Show – one of the DC area’s largest bridal shows.   You have to admire their weekend timing … the first weekend of the fall/winter season without any football games.  I wonder how many fiances got suckered into coming to the event simply because they couldn’t use the excuse of football

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Cool Sunday Sites: Fastr, Bad Design Kills, & Googlewhac ...

Fastr: A cool interactive game where you see a bunch of pictures randomly displayed from Flickr and have to guess the tag that relates to all of them.  A few technical bugs, but fun anyway. Bad Design Kills: A great viral site for designers, with printouts to put all over the office to help stop

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Something Smells Good at IAD

In the baggage claim at Dulles Airport there are a few cafes selling the usual last minute snack fare.  At IAD, and most other airports, only difference between these vendors is how many steps they are from their customer at any particular time.  Yesterday, as I waited to pick someone up, I (and most of

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Intelligent TV and Online Communities

There is a battle going on in the world of television.  On one side are the lovers of "intelligent" TV.  Shows like Lost, West Wing, 24, and others that require a level of concentration and intelligent involvement in the story lines.  On the other side, is "Darnell" TV – reality shows (often created by Mike

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Media Bias and the Redskins Bandwagon

The Redskins are hot in DC this week.  Just about everyone who doesn’t already have a team allegiance is on the bandwagon now that they have won their first playoff game, and face the NFC’s #1 ranked team on Saturday.  I’ve loved the Redskins since I was a kid, even waking up at 7am on

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Sports Fans and the Anti-You Website

Few causes polarize and fire up people like supporting their sports teams, no matter the sport.  While the passion of supporting a team is strong, hatred often proves to be stronger.  People are most vocal when it comes to the things they agree with – a truth that drives politics, advocacy groups, sports, and yes

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6 Smart Agency Rules for Winning Presentations

One of the best takeaways from the Ad-Tech conference a few weeks ago for me was a point Guy Kawasaki made in his very entertaining keynote presentation about his 10/20/30 rule for marketing revolutionaries on using powerpoint. 10 slides 20 minutes 30 point size minimum Very simple stuff (though surprisingly tough to stick to) –

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