A recent New Yorker (September 20, 2010) article about Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg has made me feel very positive about not becoming a part of this particular social network. Allowing my personal information to become part of a new ‘platform’ doesn’t seem that cool to me, as my privacy is my business, not his. Facebook’s 2009′s changes to it’s privacy policies had many people up in arms and they revolted, claiming that Facebook had violated the ‘social compact upon which the company is based’. In the New Yorker interview Zuckerberg claims that privacy is a ‘third-rail’ issue online. Facebook intends to use your personal information as a multi-tasking market research portal so he can sell Facebook to advertisers/corporations and make more money. Facebook’s ‘Open Graph’ will mean that all your friends will know what you’re reading, shared and liked … no one will ever have the need to actually interact and have an actual conversation in the future! Yeah … this is going to be really great! [map image via Laughing Squid]
Artist Dean T. Fraser’s Springfield Punx side-project brings you these very cool desktop pictures. Click on the link to find them at his great blog!
Unhappy Hipsters is one of my new favorite spots to hangout. Maybe I want what they apparently have, could be design envy, or just snark factor. I don’t know. I love the tag ‘It’s lonely in the modern world’.
Once upon a time there was a mystical machine called a ‘reel to reel’ that used magnetic tape … magically analogue! Here you have before your eyes, evidence of the call to arms, a set of visual cues, openly instructing people to use this machine to record different sources available to the public. Only back in these golden olden days there wasn’t this magical place called cyberspace, where the internet (or interweb for hipsters) lived and would one day play host to whatever was recorded, photographed, scanned, or videoed and eat up valuable hours of our lives!
Developed by Density Design, for the Italian magazine WIRED. Density Design was asked to draw a series of maps based on scenarios developed by the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto. Built upon the ideas and hypotheses created by 7000 influencers from around the world … these are the beautiful results. Bravo! Via
Creative direction: Donato Ricci
Concept: Michele Graffieti, Luca Masud, Mario Porpora, Gaia Scagnetti
Illustration: Michele Graffieti
Here’s an screenshot from an amusing instant message conversation had with a (supposedly) Nigerian scammer…Like most people, not a day goes by here we don’t find our junk mailbox containing offers of millions of dollars or nice eastern european girls wanting us to pick them up at the airport for ‘romance’ after sending them some money.
The question that always lingers is, just who are those 1 in a million people who fall for this stuff – and wouldn’t straight out begging be just as profitable?!
Read more about it here