Tate Online | Net Art

Tate Online | Net Art – once again I’m probably about 5 years behind the curve. But nice to see that the Tate are doing a series of Net Art projects.

I’m only a day late on discovering The Dumpster – a project to visualise the romantic (or otherwise) life of teenagers. I’m not quite sure how it’s supposed to work, or what I’m supposed to take away from it, but I guess that’s art ;-) It’s an interesting idea though…

Whatever: Writing Tips

Tips on writing better written in a simple and easy to follow fashion – Writing Tips for Non-Writers Who Don’t Want to Work at Writing. Almost everyone I know could benefit from reading this. And even if I don’t know you, I’d still recommend it.

Update:  As Lori points out here: http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/02/15/180927.php not everything in the above post is totally correct and buttoned down. But at the same time I really do think there’s some great ideas and principles in there.

Viral Promotion

Saw this on iamcal.com.

threadless are doing a secret sale – buy 3 or more shirts and enter the code ‘tenbucks87′ at the checkout and you’ll get them for $10 each. you have until feb 25th – tell everyone you know

A really nice example of a ‘viral’ promotion.

Nothing too clever, just a simple secret discount code at a well-liked and talked about online tshirt store. Why is it viral? Because people are telling each other about it. Easy.

Flipping the Funnel

Flipping the Funnel (ebook) – as ususal Seth writes in a way that makes you think, “duh, of course, who didn’t know that”, but then you realise that you didn’t, and he’s just implanted something new and brilliant in your brain.

A really straightforwardly written ebook about how tools like del.icio.us and flickr can be used to give your company’s fans a voice that can have a really unique kind of cut through. Read it or weep.

FON backed by Skype and Google

Yahoo News Story details how Skype, Google and a load of the usual VC suspects are backing FON. FON is a startup that aims to create a global community of wi-fi sharers. Members are either Bills (who charge a small amount for access) or Linuses (who just share for free). There were a couple of startups doing this previously and I don’t know where they are now. At least these guys have got some cash in their pockets

Going Underground

Is it really possible to overlay music onto the London Underground map? Each line representing a genre, giving proximity and intersections real meanings? Sounds bloody impossible to me. But someone’s given it a red-hot go. Nice work – Going underground from Guardian Unlimited: Culture Vulture