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fastcompany:

As Stephen Colbert or any great satirist will tell you, a key to satire is to always stay in character. In The Onion’s case, that “character” is an absurd, alternative world invented to comment on the real one. Every aspect of the fake world has to ring true for the trick to work. That includes the visuals. When nothing you publish is real, every single image has to be made from scratch. “We want to make sure that we’re making our Onion-world fully realized and very real,” says Ben Berkley, managing editor of The Onion. It’s all in service of the joke.
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fastcompany:

As Stephen Colbert or any great satirist will tell you, a key to satire is to always stay in character. In The Onion’s case, that “character” is an absurd, alternative world invented to comment on the real one. Every aspect of the fake world has to ring true for the trick to work. That includes the visuals. When nothing you publish is real, every single image has to be made from scratch. “We want to make sure that we’re making our Onion-world fully realized and very real,” says Ben Berkley, managing editor of The Onion. It’s all in service of the joke.

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Posted on Friday, August 22nd 2014

Reblogged from Fast Company

Tumblr grew nearly 50% in 2013 - and is pacing to grow 25% in 2014, and then taper off in growth in the next few years, according to eMarketer.

eMarketer says:

Tumblr continues to gain popularity in the US, with the number of users increasing 46.2% in 2013, totaling 13.7 million internet users, according to new figures from eMarketer – our first-ever forecast of Tumblr usage.

Usage of the Yahoo-owned social blogging platform will increase by nearly another 25% in 2014, according to our estimates, totaling more than 17.1 million internet users this year. Growth in the number of users who access their Tumblr accounts each month will taper off into the single digits by 2017, when the user base totals 22.8 million users, or 12.0% of all social networkers in the US.

Posted on Thursday, August 21st 2014

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

Robin Williams as John Keating in “Dead Poets Society” (via usatoday)

Posted on Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Reblogged from USA TODAY

Did you know Tumblr refers more average video starts than YouTube, Twitter and Reddit?
This is according to Adobe’s Q4 2013 Video Benchmark report, which also says Tumblr is producing nearly identical video view rates as Facebook, with over 1/3rd of referred visits producing a video start.
Another interesting tidbit: 56% of visits referred from Tumblr to sports-related websites resulted in a video view.
(via reelseo.com)

Did you know Tumblr refers more average video starts than YouTube, Twitter and Reddit?

This is according to Adobe’s Q4 2013 Video Benchmark report, which also says Tumblr is producing nearly identical video view rates as Facebook, with over 1/3rd of referred visits producing a video start.

Another interesting tidbit: 56% of visits referred from Tumblr to sports-related websites resulted in a video view.

(via reelseo.com)

Posted on Tuesday, August 12th 2014

The paradox of social media is that it offers a channel through which to communicate yourself while the technology itself shapes and limits what is communicated, and how. All these people, each of them tweeting a tiny Whitmanesque song of himself, are largely indistinguishable.

Mark O’Connell on Cory Arcangel’s new book, “Working on My Novel,” and why novelists tweet about their writing: http://nyr.kr/1sF4avK (via newyorker)

Posted on Monday, August 11th 2014

Reblogged from The New Yorker

futurist-foresight:

LG to make these flexible OLED TVs by 2017.

Not content with making the world’s biggest bendy OLED telly, LG has thrown a different curve entirely with its roll-up OLED display. The 18-inch flexible panel has a 1280 x 810 resolution and uses a film of high-performance plastic called polyimide to give it its flexibility. (via The Register)

futurist-foresight:

LG to make these flexible OLED TVs by 2017.

Not content with making the world’s biggest bendy OLED telly, LG has thrown a different curve entirely with its roll-up OLED display. The 18-inch flexible panel has a 1280 x 810 resolution and uses a film of high-performance plastic called polyimide to give it its flexibility. (via The Register)

Posted on Friday, August 8th 2014

Reblogged from Applied Technotopia

Check out how Vice News got unprecedented access to the Islamic state, and the first video of a new, five-part Vice News documentary, “The Islamic State,” in which journalist Medyan Dairieh reports openly in Raqqa, riding alongside a militant who reminds passersby about upholding Sharia law. Dairieh speaks with young boys about their dreams of fighting for the caliphate, and with a Syrian man imprisoned for selling alcohol who claims to have since found his faith. Vice received unprecedented access for the documentary

Posted on Friday, August 8th 2014