Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Goodbye Productivity

So the Google Doodle for the Pac-man anniversary was awesome, and now it has a permanent home on the web, kiss your free time goodbye. At least for a little while, without extra levels it will get old soon enough.

Anyone remember how to play snake in your gmail?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

World Cup Fever

Catch It!

(this video originally appeared in a Vimeo format which is no longer available)

World Cup commercials continue to be the best sports ads out there.

Who can forget this one...

(via Joe Posnanski for the new one)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Brighten Your Day

Color me impressed! These guys are managing to paint entire blocks of favelas in Rio, and are hoping to paint an entire one some day. Very crazy, but very cool, and apparently amazingly successful.

There's more info on their website, and a lot more pictures on their facebook page.

(via MF on fb)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Facebook, The Spread of Info and Growth of the Behemoth

That's a really long title for a post that's going to be quite short.

Matt McKeon put together this interactive info-graphic on the evolution of privacy (of your info) on Facebook. It's pretty much all over the internets by now, but I thought it was pretty neat and that you might like to see it.

There's some other interesting stuff going on, in terms of looking at how rapidly Facebook is growing and in it's drive to become more interwoven with the fabric of the internets in general. Arguably making itself a more useful and valuable resource, albeit improvements that may well come at the cost of your privacy...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Old News On A Former Luddite

Well the term Luddite probably isn't very accurate for Conan O'Brien without the modifier Web. Seems that despite 16 years on TV Conan had pretty much zero web presence until the late night brouhaha broke out.

Now he's all over the place and doing pretty well on the internets as this interesting NYT piece from a month or so ago details.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

So Long Ernie Harwell

I don't know much about Ernie Harwell, just that he was an old school broadcaster. Ernie passed away today and I learned that he called Tigers games, many folks have stories about him, and that Ernie knew exactly what Baseball is...

(via Rob Neyer)