Posts tagged Culture
Those of you who have been following me for a while (or know me personally) know that Myspace is one of my favorite things to talk about. I have said before that I would drop everything to be the CEO of that company, and I’m only half kidding when I say that.
When Myspace released a video of their redesigned site I was elated. Watching (fictional person) David create an account and then scroll through pictures and friends, share music, connect with musicians… It seemed to echo many of the thoughts I had for the service; take the template for Myspace Music, and grow it. Make Myspace a place for artists. The New Myspace brings us closer to a social network for artists than any other site has before. And it does it with style. Myspace is damn pretty.
I have been using New Myspace almost two months. I think it’s pretty good. The site just opened to the public so I thought it would be worth putting some thoughts on down on text
As far as the gist of the site, the flow and basic day to day use, New Myspace makes more sense to me than Facebook. I would go as far as saying that New Myspace actually makes Facebook feel a little outdated, especially when you consider that we we live in a world of Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest.
This Is My Jam
I’ve been fumbling around with This Is My Jam since last night. It’s mission is simple, simply share whatever song you consider to be your current jam. After 7 days you have to pick a new song.
Bonus, you don’t have to upload songs yourself, you just search on their site and it seems to hunt for the song online. My current jam, Anymore by The Submarines, is being pulled from YouTube. I have no idea what the technological magic behind the service is, but I appreciate it a lot.
I definitely like the idea here and I really appreciate the simple design. They’ve tacked on comments, and followers and all that to-be-expected-social-stuff, but they are also allowing you to kick out to Twitter, Facebook and Last FM. I would love an embed code / Tumblr support, but the service is new so I forgive them.
Scamworld: “Get rich quick schemes mutate into an online monster”
The above video and corresponding ten thousand word article just went up on The Verge. It’s an absolutely incredible story. If you have some time today you should read it.
I am happy to announce the start of the140film project. What you see above is the first two lines of a movie that Twitter will write one tweet at a time. When it’s all written Derek and I will produce exactly what is on the page… er… internet.
Here’s how it works:
- Read the two current lines of the movie featured at the top of the page.
- Read submissions by other people in the stream of tweets on the page. Vote for the line you like best by retweeting any tweet or write your own and use #the140film. The first tweet to get 10 retweets will become the next line in the film and move to the featured spot at the top of the page.
- Once we reach 140 lines the movie will be written… and then Derek and I will start production.
I’m really excited to see the movie you guys will write! Head on over to the site and start retweeting and writing.