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