Microblogging is here to stay

Posted in content, ideas, Online, Twitter by solle on 27/02/2009

Yesterday’s decent article By Richard Waters, Chris Nuttall and David Gelles ‘Sweet to tweet‘ and this morning’s post on e-consultancy’s blog ‘Why the real-time web isn’t really important‘ combined with Andrew Gerrard’s recent presentation at Digital Lounge just compound that ‘e-micros’ (email/microblogging) will continue to be the main communication means and that brevity will become the byword (pay attention to five.sentenc.es).

If you cannot say it in a paragraph then someone has probably said it better somewhere else and you might as well just link to it.


Going to write about…

Posted in Uncategorized by solle on 25/02/2009

List of lists

Recent links

Posted in content, ideas, links, RSS by solle on 18/02/2009

Pick of my recent links from Delicious, Google Reader and my local bookmarks:

From Nieman Reports: To Prepare for the Future, Skip the Present ‘… today’s obsession with saving newspapers has meant that, for the most part, media companies have failed to plan adequately for tomorrow’s digital future.’

Pixelmator – image editing for the rest of us

Language Log

From Boxes and Arrows (quite old but hugely relevant in these difficult times) Getting hired

The ‘How to influence worksheet’

From Wikipedia page on Pecha Kucha ‘The idea behind Pecha Kucha is to keep presentations concise, the interest level up and to have many presenters sharing their ideas within the course of one night. Therefore, the 20×20 Pecha Kucha format was created: each presenter is allowed a slideshow of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. This results in a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds on a stage before the next presenter is up.’

From Cameron Moll 20 tips for better conference speaking

Persona templates

UX Challenge Conference

BBC Radio Labs How we make websites

How to spot Arial

Beyond Usability: Designing Web Sites for Persuasion, Emotion, and Trust

From RWW: Vint Cerf: Despite Its Age, The Internet is Still Filled with Problems


Aviary: Vector Graphics Editor for the Web

Rob Waller’s The Simpleton

Dan Lockton’s Design with intent

Sir Ken Robinson Speaks at the RSA

Posting soon:

Post on pattern libraries and need for further standardisation


Presentation methods and resources