Typedia: About →
In a nutshell, Typedia is a community website to classify typefaces and educate people about them. Think of it like a mix between IMDb and Wikipedia, but just for type. Anyone can join, add, and edit pages for typefaces or for the people behind the type. We love type, and we have a burning desire to learn as much as possible about typefaces: where they come from, who made them, and why they look...
twtBizCard :: your twitter business card →
Say goodbye to business cards as you know it! Send a Twitter Business Card! To send a Twitter Business Card, simply add #twtbizcard to a @reply! I can see this being wonderfully abused by the spammers, nice idea anyway.
HOW TO: See Twitter Like Someone Else →
Ever wanted to see Twitter the way someone else does, with all the Tweets from the people they follow? Now you can. The tool cTwittLike doesn’t look particularly impressive – with its quirky logo and rough interface – but the service is strangely captivating in the way it lets you view Tweets from those being followed by a certain user. What does Twitter look like when @aplusk logs on? How about...
Fleck.com - Lite →
Share interesting websites on Twitter. We shorten your URL and save all your shared links. Where bookmarking meets Twitter. Super simple Given Twitter itself doesn’t archive your Tweets at least with this you can keep track of past links. Though I’m thinking bit.ly does much the same.
Organizing for America | BarackObama.com | Tweet... →
We’re calling and writing letters — and now there’s a new way to contact your representatives. Enter your zip code in the box below to “tweet” one of your senators to tell them to support real health insurance reform this year. Please use all the hashtags provided so we can track your tweets on the map to the right. Interesting idea
FileSocial.com - Share your files on Twitter →
FileSocial is the easiest way to share files on Twitter. You can upload any kind of file, from pictures to videos,PDFs or Power point… Whatever you want! Share your files on Twitter easily, securely and completely free. Try it right away! oAuth as well, fab.
Fight Twitter spam: Join #BlockMonday -... →
I propose a new practice to fight back: #BlockMonday. This would be the reverse of #FollowFriday — the popular habit of recommending your friends to each other. Let’s out the spammers. On Monday, let’s all use TwitBlock to discover those nasty accounts — you can allow it to analyze your list or just look for the well-known icons — , then publicize the spammers.
Twtlong :: support/FAQ →
What’s Twtlong? Twtlong is a simple application that lets you send more that 140 chars text, photos, videos and maps on a Tweet. Like ANY number of characters would be enough for me! :D
Flickr2Twitter: Flickr Enters the Twitter Stream →
Essentially, this is TwitPic for existing Flickr users. TwitPic offers a lower barrier to entry for people who use Twitter but not Flickr, but for Flickr users, the experience of cross-posting photos to Twitter is now a breeze. And since there are millions of Flickr users, get ready for lots of flic.kr photos in your Twitter stream. Rather old news this one, but hey, I missed it! Prepare for...
Cornify - The #1 Unicorn & Rainbow Service →
Cornify is the #1 unicorn and rainbow service worldwide, giving sparkle and happiness around the world. 6,000,000+ unicorns and rainbows provided This is hilarious. Almost tempted to add them onto here. *Almost*!
Twitalytic Alpha Preview–Archiving, Curating, and... →
Been hacking away at a personal programming project, tentatively named Twitalytic, a web application that archives your tweets and mentions and gives you useful data about your friends and followers on Twitter. (Here’s some background on why the heck I’d ever want to archive the ephemeral chatter that is on the Twitter.)
Tag your email posts
staff: To take advantage of Tag Channels and other tagging features in emailed posts, we’re now parsing for hashtag-style syntax in email messages. Simply prefix a tag word with a pound-sign (“#”) in your message, and it will be removed from the text and set as a tag for the post. Example email: I love the new MacBook Pro! #Apple #tech This would be posted as: I love the new MacBook...
Google Points At WebFinger. Your Gmail Address... →
Without knowing much about the technical details behind it, the core idea behind WebFinger immediately strikes me as a good one. It’s taking something everyone knows on the web (your email address) and making it immensely more valuable as a way to identify yourself and information about you. Exactly what kind of information? Here are some of the ideas from the WebFinger Google Code page: * public...
Karsten Luecke Type Foundry | The Different Faces... →
One and the same typeface looks very differently on different platforms, and even on the same platform if settings differ. There are a few screenshots below, made in Windows as well as Mac OSX web browsers, of CFF-OTF as well as TTF fonts, hinted as well as unhinted. Unlike in other @font-face ‘showcases’, it is not intended to demonstrate how good type can look at larger sizes, but...
Enhanced Editions: Coming Soon →
Enhanced Editions Ebooks as they should be: new books from great writers, with all the extras only the iPhone can provide. Welcome to Enhanced Editions. We’re a team of publishers, designers and technologists, and we make ebooks for the iPhone the way they really should be done. Easy to read and easy to navigate, with lots of new and unique features to be announced soon. Enhanced Editions...
Addicted to Twitter | Salon Life →
It was the oddest feeling. It was as though I were actually posting these thoughts. Formatting them and sending them to all my friends, through the mysterious ether of the Internet. Only I wasn’t. It was all in my head. I was just sitting there, on a park bench, twittering to no one. And that’s when I knew I had a problem. Sound familar?! :D
What's with the app's name? It's really... →
Sorry! I’m aware of the association it has for some in the UK, but certainly did not have it in mind when I named the app. Changing the name isn’t something I’m interested in doing. The support volunteers monitor the keyword “spaz” via Twitter search, and we simply don’t see people using it as anything but a playful tease — certainly not the slur it became...
Titanium Apps to Download →
After we wrote about Chief Medical Officer recently winning at iPhonedevcamp, several folks pinged us to see what other mobile and desktop apps are available on the various app stores. We’re looking at about 40 Titanium apps in various stages of completion/submittal. Here are some that you can check out today (we encourage everyone to publish their new apps here:...
LaunchSet.com : LaunchSet > About →
I came up with an idea of building Launchset as I was developing another app. As part of my launch, I wanted it to be open only to several users. Then it got me thinking that this is something that almost every site can use so why not turn it into a service. Some sites want to slowly roll out their release to the public. This can be done by collecting email addresses from users and manually giving...
You cannot get ahead while you are getting even– Dick Armey
Google Reader Speeds Up Sharing With PubSubHubbub →
At our Real-Time Stream CrunchUp event last month, one of the most interesting things that was demoed was PubSubHubbub, a new protocol made by a few Googlers in their spare time to improve the speed at which Atom and RSS items travel around the web. As expected, they have a big player on their side now: Google Reader. Implemented on Feedburner too. Fun, but stupid name folks!
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2009-8-9) →
Blur (6) Ella Fitzgerald (5) Loreena McKennitt (5) a-ha (4) Nina Simone (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Tumblr User Demographics Display Affinity For... →
Ah porn, I’m all about the porn… ;P
Ironic Sans: Idea: The Smiley as AP Copy... →
This is how the AP currently formats its datelines: NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday… I propose a small change: NEW YORK (AP) Ó›Ò — A judge ruled Thursday… Yes, that’s right. I’m suggesting that the AP begin putting a little face in all their datelines. It’s the Smiley as copy protection. The AP could come up with their own set of ascii eyes, brand it, and include it in every dateline from...
59+ Amazing (and jaw-dropping) web design-related... →
MyFonts: Creative Characters interview with Ray... →
A decade ago, he was the prince of free fonts. Today, his Typodermic foundry is one of MyFonts’ most successful type libraries, although hundreds of his freeware fonts are still out there.
Never Use Hotmail Inactive Webmail as Your... →
Registering for an account at any web site almost always requires an email address, and some people like to use a secondary address they don’t really care about instead of their real email address to avoid spam. If you do this, don’t use a Hotmail (Update: or other free webmail) account. Microsoft shuts down Hotmail accounts that haven’t been logged into after nine months. So if you registered for...
fontplore // an interactive application designed... →
Why do it on a table? When a designer searches for a new typeface, he basically has two choices: Either to use a font catalogue and flip through the pages, or to search the internet and click through hundreds of font lists. With the traditional printed catalogue, you are more or less limited to browsing through the pages. A search for fonts of a specific theme is not practicable and a preview of...