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Entries in Spruce Up Your Web Life (7)
Find a bean bag and a juice box, it’s reading time! Internet powerhouse Google and illustrator Christoph Niemann teamed up to produce this friendly book. It’s called 20 Things I Learned, and like, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, it’s here to answer some core questions about life as we know it. These include important weighty topics like how the web has evolved into what we love today, how it actually works and how to navigate it safely. After quick inspection, you may consider adding it to your nightly bedtime stories, folks.
The functionality behind this site isn’t all-in-all new, but it reminds me how important the web user is. The Internet is on our hands and we should be able to consume it how we like! This site for Australian brewery Cascade lets the user decide what content they want more of. Do you want more products? More info about the brewery? A brewer’s guide or manifesto? Adjust the gauges appropriately to your needs and peruse in the order you wish.
Here’s an interesting experience from FedEx. Watch as the countries of the world morph to match their respective statistics regarding topics like recycled paper usage, numbers of small businesses, TV set imports per capita, beer imports and more. It looks like the worldwide happiness factor is similar throughout the world. Does that mean the human spirit will always perservere no matter the odds? Am I gleaning philosophical insight from a FedEx website? Signs point to yes.
Internet, how I love thee.
Feeling random? Like slang and pictures? This site delivers. OMGWTFBBQ, yes, that’s right, OMGWTFBBQ, is a live mashup of Urban Dictionary terms juxtaposed against corresponding Google images. This site pulls content from the bowels of the Internet so it may be totally offensive, NSFW or the kids, but hey, it’s an interesting idea. You’ve got to love when someone comes up with an idea and makes it happen. via: Cartelle
You probably heard about the Life in a Day video experiment this past summer, but have you been to the YouTube channel, yet? Here you can watch the international submissions from those who documented their day. The chosen footage will be used in the feature film by Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald to premier at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
I love stopmotion and clay, and that is why I think this site from 30ml may be the coolest method for presenting a portfolio. I don’t even feel like I’m on the Internet. Is this guy in the room with me?! Awesome design. I wish I could have seen his face while he was brainstorming this.
Though I always strive to bring you the brightest and best Internet goodies, this morning I was dooped by Buzzfeed! Oh my goodness, I’m still reeling from the madness that is this collection of insane YouTube Channels. People are amazing beings — that’s for sure.
I’ve got some laughing and/or crying to do now. See you next week!