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FACEBOOK USHERS IN THE ATTENTION AGE

(a recorded conversation)

  • “[In December 2002, Harvard students Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra conceive of an exclusive private college social network that would later become "ConnectU." In the fall of 2003, they hire a young student named Mark Zuckerberg to work on the website. In January of 2004, Zuckerberg registers a domain for a similar website called "TheFacebook.com" that would promptly launch the following month, embroiling ConnectU and Facebook in years of legal battles—and a an award-winning film, scripted by Aaron Sorkin, that contains perhaps one of the greatest metaphors around the transition of the Information Age to the Attention Age... It is highlighted below with asterisks.] ”
  • ATTORNEY (FOR THE WINKLEVOSSES):
    “Were you leading them on for six weeks? ”
  • MARK ZUCKERBERG:
    “Nope. ”
  • ATTORNEY:
    “Then why didn’t you raise any of these concerns before? ”
  • MARK:
    “... It's raining. ”
  • ATTORNEY:
    “I'm sorry? ”
  • MARK:
    “It started raining. ”
  • ATTORNEY:
    “Mr. Zuckerberg, do I have your full attention? ”
  • MARK:
    “No. ”
  • ATTORNEY:
    “Do you think I deserve it? ”
  • MARK:
    “What. ”
  • ATTORNEY:
    “**Do you think I deserve your full attention?** ”
  • MARK:
    “I had to swear an oath before we began this deposition and I don’t want to perjure myself so I have a legal obligation to say no. ”
  • ATTORNEY:
    “Okay. No. You don’t think I deserve your attention? ”
  • MARK:
    “I think if your clients want to stand on my shoulders and call themselves tall, they have a right to give it a try. **You have part of my attention—you have the minimum amount.** The rest of my attention is back at the offices of Facebook where my employees and I are doing things that no one in this room, including and especially your clients are intellectually or creatively capable of doing.”

Facebook now lets you embed posts anywhere on the web

theverge.com

Hmm. I’m gonna give this a try:

Facebook does a major redesign of their “Newsfeed”.

I like it. I really like it. It was time for a bit of a refresh. You know how people wonder why Facebook hasn’t died off yet and remains relevant? This is why. They’re not afraid of adapting and changing their visual design and overall user experience along the way. It’s also iterative design in best practice. It’s also why I love Tumblr as well. Read more over at The Verge.

Diesel ad campaign that calculates the days you have left to live.

Fun? Try it out. Tell me what you think.

helloyoucreatives:

Find out how many days you have left to live, so that you may waste them more bravely.

Clothing label Diesel has launched a new campaign, which helps users count the number of days they have left to live.

Users will be asked harmless questions such as their height, weight and eating habits—to more private questions, like medical history and sexual experiences.

After answering all their questions, Diesel will calculate the number of days the user has left before dying.

Facebook to sell photos taken with Instagram, without your permission

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iheartchaos:
Yesterday, Instagram (owned by Facebook) introduced a change in user policy that has gotten pretty much everyone pissed off. All those photos you’ve uploaded to Instagram? Instagram and Facebook have now declared those photos are theirs and they have the right to sell them or do whatever without ever telling you, without your permission, with no opt-out.

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I'm a designer/art director/geek that likes to make things on (and off) the internet. I'm black, live in the DFW metroplex, work at an ad agency, and drink alone in the dark on week nights. While being black, I write this blog as a creative outlet.

My work has been featured multiple times by Tumblr, published in NET Magazine, Communication Arts, Adweek, The Webbys, HOW Design, W3 Awards, Web Designer Magazine, Under Consideration, Awwwards, Web Design Ledger, Web Designer Depot, Designworklife, Speckyboy, my mom's Facebook Timeline, and a variety of other publications.

I am currently unmarried, live alone, have no pets, and believe in the Oxford comma. I like eating tacos as well. Pants optional.