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Weighing in on the Conversation Index

I have been meaning to write a post on Stowe Boyd’s Conversation Index for awhile, but for whatever reason didn’t get around to it. Then late last week I read that a media monitoring firm had started using it as a metric to track the amount of conversation a blog entry generates,...

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Wall Outlets That Spin.

I hate contemporary wall outlets, something that designers have overlooked forever. Adapters are too big, receptacles are too close to architectural elements and bulky plugs — can only use one of the two outlets. Waste no more. Check out the spinning outlets at 360 Electrical.

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Worst Designed Website Ever?

I think the Association of International Glaucoma Societies’ site is in the running. It makes just about every design mistake you can imagine – use of frames, background music, elements that spin, etc. And then takes the comedy factor to the next level by letting you switch the site’s background music to Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds”....

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Wal-mart Blogger Relations – More Public Affairs than PR

When I first read about Wal-Mart’s blogger relations campaign in the NYT, I immediately assumed that the goal of the campaign was to improve Wal-Mart’s overall corporate image. Change the perception of Wal-Mart in the blogosphere and ultimately win the general public’s hearts and minds. That assumption led me to think the whole campaign just seemed off....

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NBC Plays Hard to Get

NBC has gotten all lawyered up against YouTube and similar sites that have posted video clips from shows the network airs. The basis for legal action is copyright infringement, which NBC began pursuing shortly after it released the Saturday Night Live digital short film Lazy Sunday (first as a free “gift”...

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