Fuck yeah, evolution.
Fuck yeah, evolution.
Shaunacy Ferro on the making of Facebook’s stickers:
Yet Keltner thought that by incorporating some of the principles from Darwin’s seminal work on emotion, he could add a touch of the richness he felt existing emoticons lacked. “I’m naïve about emoticons because I’ve never sent one in my life, but I’ve looked at them—it’s just missing a lot of important things in our emotional lives,” Keltner says.
Sympathy, for example, can be hard to really get across in traditional emoticon form. “It’s an under-appreciated emotion in Western culture,” Keltner explains. “We now know what it looks like and sounds like because of science. They created this dynamic emoticon that when you see it, it’s really powerful.”
When I first heard about virtual stickers being a thing, I, like everyone else, scoffed. Now I’m utterly addicted. And I have no idea why.
I’m of coursed biased in saying Path’s are the best. But I do find the science behind Facebook’s interesting.
The Great Gatsby
Collect them all.
So. So. So. Awesome.
I was a huge fan of 24 back in the day. The first season was the first television show I “binge watched” on DVD while in college. I think I watched all 24 episodes in four days…
So I’m glad it’s coming back. And I’m actually happy that it’s not going to be a feature-length film. 24’s hook was the real-time aspect played over a long season. I would worry that a 24 movie would be just like 6,000 other action movies.
That said, I’m also glad they’re cutting it to 12 episodes rather than 24. One major issue with the show was that trying to fill 24 hour-long episodes meant there were a handful every year that were total dogs. Now they can hopefully remove those dogs. And now we won’t have to wonder when Jack Bauer uses the restroom…
Of course, this new format alone won’t solve the issue of repetition. After season 3, basically every season was the same — including a few that were almost identical in their story arcs. Every bad guy was only a front for another bad guy who was a front for the real bad guy.
Here’s hoping they can re-capture the magic of the fantastic first season. Pretty stupid title — though at least it’s not: 12.
Hard to tell which is dumber: the article or New York’s Attorney General.
It sure sounds like he’s not going to be happy until every smartphone is a remote detonation device. And if that happened, he’d probably sue the companies for making weapons of mass destruction.
The Dissection Of A Vintage Mac
Want. (I have the disassembled clock print already.)
I love the smell of … Napalm in the Morning. I wear it all day.
So what did I learn from this lesson? First, trust your gut. I was using Feedburner and knew it was a very useful service. I felt that others would see that too. They did, but it took some time. Second, I learned that a service can get traction with the little guys and in time, the big guys will come along. I have seen that happen quite a bit since then. And finally, I learned that you can do too much due diligence. It’s important to talk to the market and hear what it is saying. But you have to balance that with other things; the quality of the team, the product, the user experience, etc. You cannot rely alone on due diligence, particularly early on in the development of a company and a market.
“iLatte”? They know me too well. at Small Foods – View on Path.
one world trade center - dropping the spire in place. wow.