del.icio.us links for 18 November – 30 December 2009
links for 2009-12-30
"Something went wrong around the start of the 21st century. Individual creativity began to go out of fashion. Music became an endless rehashing of the past. Scientists were in danger of no longer understanding their own research. Indeed, not only was individual creativity old-fashioned but individuals themselves. The crowd was wise. Machines, specifically computers, were no longer tools to be used by human minds – they were better than humans…"
links for 2009-12-23
Don't travel. Stay indoors. Build a fire. Live and shop within walking distance of civilisation. Associate with neighbours. See distant relatives some other time of the year. Above all, do not complain…
links for 2009-12-20
A perfect example of a media literacy issue: Twitter is one of a growing breed of part-technological, part-social communication media that require some skills to use productively.
links for 2009-12-08
The impact of the internet on culture and society.
links for 2009-12-06
Fascinating, intelligent piece on how our perceptions of reading and writing have changed now that we can scroll through novels on a games console or e-reader.
links for 2009-11-28
In the age of information overload, a new solution is emerging – information visualisation. Apply the rules of visual design to information and make information into images, rather than text. Some nice examples how.
links for 2009-11-26
Usability.gov is a one-stop source for government web designers to learn how to make websites more usable, useful, and accessible. UK's equivalent is at http://www.coi.gov.uk/usability
links for 2009-11-23
Nine Out of Ten 25-34 Year Old U.K. Internet Users Visited a Social Networking Site in May 2009
links for 2009-11-22
"It’s a lot more live than Twitter (Twitter) because it’s like you can see people typing and everybody gets to know each other."
links for 2009-11-20
Younger, slightly more Labour, distinctly more liberal, more likely to live in London, less likely to live in the north of England, and marginally more likely to belong to a lower social class.
links for 2009-11-19
Lovely tribute to Edward Woodward by the director Edgar Wright, who worked with him on Hot Fuzz.
links for 2009-11-18
Apple may only produce essentially one handset, and have rigid control over the OS and the apps that run on it, but Android (like Microsoft before it) may be showing the consequences of too many handsets, OSs – and buggy apps.