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50 Viral Images (and how they spread)

50 Viral Images (and how they spread)
Viral videos are ubiquitous – they have spread into both mainstream pop culture and corporate America. Everyone talks about developing viral videos, and there are plenty of techniques you can use to give your video the best chance of success. But, something not talked about as frequently are viral images. Message-boards and forumsBlogsEmails (inter-office, personal and mass emails to all your friends)Social networksBasic HTML Web sitesCompany intranets Viral images have held on tightly and are as much a part of “Web 2.0” as they were for Web 1.0. Prove a point quicklyGive people a story to spreadCan create deep emotional connectionsAre easily consumable, perfect for a medium that moves fastAre entertaining, hilarious or compellingAre easy to share Websites like Flickr, Slide and Photobucket have made the sharing of photos and images simple for everyone and enabled people to create “lifestreams” of their daily activities through photo journals on the web. Anyway, on with the show. Irony Related:  Data visualization, infografica, mindmapping

50 Viral Images Part Two My original 50 viral images (and how they spread) post turned out to be extremely successful and was read quite a few times to say the least. I was surprised so many people were interested as the images in there had already been passed around social media to death. With that said, I failed to consider most people don’t spend nearly as much time on the web as I do. Seeing as the first viral images post was published June 15, 2008 we’re passed due for a fresh one. Again, as I said in the previous post: Unfortunately due to the nature of images on the web (images being copied, posted without attribution, shared via email and public hosting services, being submitted anonymously, rexmied, etc.) it is difficult for me to give proper attribution of these images. Images are perhaps the most powerful form of content to spread on the web due to their portability, instant gratification, and impact. Infographics, charts and graphs: found via credit: David Armano via Neatorama PC > Mac:

Come creare antperime efficaci (ing) I see many thumbnail images these days, and as I’m getting ready to create some for a project myself, I wondered, what really makes a thumbnail great? I read this alert box article by Jacob Nielson on the top ten web design mistakes of 2003 . Point number four, small thumbnail images of big, detailed photos. He assessed the problem well. He did not, however, explain how to make them more effective. Even if the photo is a bit detailed, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be on the web. “Paging Dr. Since the thumbnail is their to show a glimpse of what the full size zoomed image is we need to avoid (A) showing the entire image as a the full image scaled to a smaller dimension, and (B) having the thumbnail image so obscure that the viewer doesn’t know what to expect. The optimized view (C) helps you see that, in fact, that sim is vomiting in the toilet. So the point is, don’t force your viewers to look at the big picture in a small space.

Origin Of Species Cartoons and Comics Origin Of Species cartoon 1 of 16 Charles Darwin Book Signing. Origin Of Species cartoon 2 of 16 "Are we there yet?" Origin Of Species cartoon 3 of 16 'Mr.Darwin, there's someone at the door to see you. Origin Of Species cartoon 4 of 16 Darwin Updated: Divergent Species and Convergent Species. Origin Of Species cartoon 5 of 16 The origin of the species is very good, Mr Darwin, but we were hoping for something a little Origin Of Species cartoon 6 of 16 Origin of Species - "This is hard to swallow." Origin Of Species cartoon 7 of 16 "Would you sign it 'To Charles'. . .?" Origin Of Species cartoon 8 of 16 Fish crawls from the primordial soup. Origin Of Species cartoon 9 of 16 'Ultimately, no good can come of this.' Origin Of Species cartoon 10 of 16 Disgruntled clergyman opens a 'Natural Selection Box'

iPad Cam-Case by Chet Rosales My iPad Has A Camera Ha, I’m one up on you iPad users and I don’t even own an iPad for that matter! But if I were to buy one I’d team mine up with the iPad Cam-Case , because it makes up for the loss of a camera on the pad! What makes the concept super-awesome is that the camera can be rotated to capture your face when video-chatting. The camera is located in the corner which works well for landscape or portrait viewing and the rubber-plastic case provides a better grip when handling the device. All I need now is an iPad, oh and this case! Designer: Chet Rosales

Information Visualization Manifesto Posted: August 30th, 2009 | Author: Manuel Lima | Filed under: Uncategorized | – “The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures” Ben Shneiderman (1999) – Over the past few months I’ve been talking with many people passionate about Information Visualization who share a sense of saturation over a growing number of frivolous projects. The criticism is slightly different from person to person, but it usually goes along these lines: “It’s just visualization for the sake of visualization”, “It’s just eye-candy”, “They all look the same”. When Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas wrote about Vernacular Visualization, in their excellent article on the July-August 2008 edition of interactions magazine, they observed how the last couple of years have witnessed the tipping point of a field that used to be locked away in its academic vault, far from the public eye. Even though a clear divide is necessary, it doesn’t mean that Information Visualization and Information Art cannot coexist.

Guida alle anteprime video – parte 1: cos’è l’Universal Search Perché focalizzarsi sull’anteprima video Oggi la presenza dei video in internet è sempre più imponente. Google assegna un posto privilegiato ai video, per cui posizionare un video nei motori di ricerca è molto più facile rispetto all’indicizzazione del contenuto testuale. Ma non è finita qui, infatti i video sono anche visualizzati con molta più frequenza rispetto ad ogni altra forma di contenuto (testo, mappe, immagini ecc.) Bisogna anche considerare che: le anteprime insieme al testo sono moto più esplicative di qualsiasi altro contenuto; la keyword “video” è molto ricercata; i video vengono sempre più frequentemente “consumati” attraverso le ricerche compiute sui motori di ricerca. Premessa: come le anteprime video hanno cambiato l’esperienza utente nei motori di ricerca Fino a poco tempo fa eravamo abituati a fare una ricerca in Google che, a sua volta, ci rispondeva con una lista di articoli di testo relativi all’argomento cercato. E’ una E letta per pezzi.

Top 100 Animated TV Series The cartoon is indeed a wonderful thing. Once mostly deemed to be the territory of a kids-only audience, the world of animation has evolved over the years so as to appeal to adults as well as children… or is it just that many adults these days have the minds of children? Don't ask us, for if there's one thing that the IGN editors can claim to be, it's kids trapped in the bodies of adults. In fact, as we prepped for this story and looked back at our many favorite animated series from over the years, we were amazed by the diversity of the shows that we came up with. So put away your ink and paint for a while and have a look at this list.

Spirits Dancing » Search Results » royal de luxe The Royal de Luxe‘s Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular that took place at the weekend in Liverpool to commemorate the Titanic centenary seems to have been a roaring success, with a huge turnout and press coverage. There are a great many photos and videos online now (including at Flickr), so I’ll only mention a few that interested me […] For a long time Royal de Luxe had no website, then a very rudimentary one. Four years ago La Machine debuted their giant spider, La Princesse in Liverpool. (Photo credit: Dalo_Pix2) Royal de Luxe have just staged a Mexican re-imagining of their Little Giantess street theatre spectacular in Guadalajara as part of the Celebrando el Centenario de la Revolución Mexicana. Puppetrynews and then PuppetVision picked up on this advertisement for the Mayflower moving company which borrows very directly from Royal de Luxe’s little giantess street theatre spectacle. I’ve been keeping a list of Royal de Luxe links since I first became aware of them last June.

A Collection of Printable Sketch Templates and Sketch Books for Wireframing At the beginning of a web (or application) development project I always create the sketches first. While sketching can be done on a blank paper, it’s much better to use a sketch template. For me that is the best and most productive way to work on and improve my ideas before application development begins (and things get more complicated :-)). This way I won’t pay too much attention to some details that should be taken care of later, but stay focused on general layout and functionality. Below you will find more than 20 resources that you can use in sketching phase of application development. And, of course, don’t forget to share your wireframes on I ♥ wireframes :-) Printable sketch templates for websites These are some pretty good, printable sketch templates for website design. Browser Sketch Pad (PDF) Browser Sketch Pad by Design Commission — see original source 960 grid template 960 grid template by Nathan Smith — see original source 960 Sketch PDF template Graph paper Paper browser Notepod

Guida alle anteprime video – parte 2: scegliere l’immagine Come creare un’anteprima video efficace Quante volte hai postato il tuo video praticamente ovunque ( social networks, piattaforme video, microblogging, sito web, blog, aggregatori ) e nonostante ciò le visite sono state pochissime? La realtà è che possiamo creare il video più bello del mondo, le migliori descrizioni, i metatag più appropriati per il SEO, ma se l’immagine di anteprima è scadente nessuno la cliccherà. Tuttavia, senza dover giungere a soluzioni così radicali puoi adottare altre opzioni. interesse – deve catturare l’attenzione rilevanza – deve essere coerente con il titolo e la descrizione alta qualità – devi far intendere che anche il video sia di qualità Dopodiché dovrai scegliere la fotografia. Foto d’azione – hai notato che le riviste e i le locandine cinematografiche riprendono sempre un attore mentre compie un’azione? Google inserisce nelle SERP l’anteprima del video e il titolo, queste sono le due sole informazioni che l’utente ha a disposizione per cliccarci sopra.

Welcome to the SICP Web Site Wizard Book n. Hal Abelson's, Jerry Sussman's and Julie Sussman's Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (MIT Press, 1984; ISBN 0-262-01077-1), an excellent computer science text used in introductory courses at MIT. So called because of the wizard on the jacket. Comments or questions Contact Us.

When Buildings Come Alive: 10 Unreal Urban Projection Videos When Buildings Come Alive: 10 Unreal Urban Projection Mapping Videos A new form of urban art is popping up in cities throughout the world. Urban Projection Mapping, as it is loosely known, is the art of creating video displays that make buildings come alive in light, color and motion. Armed with powerful technology, a handful of enterprising video artists create vivid, visually arresting video displays that are projected on urban architecture. These videos tell stories, form abstract imagery and in some cases, sell products. To celebrate this new form of urban art, here are 10 of the best urban projection mapping videos by some of the world’s best artists. Reader take note, that in contrast to many of the other features here on TheCoolist, the videos below combine for over an hour of footage. Kraft Work by Seeper The interactive arts and technology collective known as Seeper is amongst the best of the world’s urban projection mapping artists. Joy Is BMW Ad by NuFormer

Pictogram rock posters This is my most ambitious, and maybe also the best, personal work I’ve done so far. I decided to pick a few bands and artists from the rock genre and make pictogram posters for them. Instead of just putting one single pictogram in each poster, like in my previous ‘Pictogram music posters’, I made as many as I could possibly come up with for each artist, and jammed them into one single poster. There is a total of 234 song pictograms in these posters. I started this project Jan 15th 2012, so I’ve been working on this for about five months. The bands and artists that I chose are: David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. A big thanks (as always) to The Noun Project. Thank you so much in advance, I hope you like my new project! Best, Viktor