Here's a random sampling of some articles I wrote for my blog. Call it designing with words.
I’m sorry, it’s over. It’s not me, it’s you—rather your content. It’s boring, unimaginative, long-winded, and makes no sense. What are you even trying to say? I have “the talk” with websites every day. I get wooed by a catchy title, but it’s a complete let down once I start reading. Sound familiar?
Looks like Facebook has another new ‘feature’ to go alongside the likes of suggested friends, apps or ‘people you may know’—enter ‘rate this place’. Chances are if you’ve checked-in somewhere in the past, Facebook wants to know more. How would you rate that?
Another day, another Internet Explorer security threat. The latest big bad to hit the IE family is so severe that the US Department of Homeland Security is urging the public to stop using the browser until it’s fixed. I have a better suggestion. Stop using Internet Explorer!
Today we learned the fate of Timothy Lau, a 21 year old who was part of the Stanley Cup riot in 2011. He faced four charges, more than anyone else who took part that day. You do the crime, you face the time, right? Well, not unless the media made your crime too public, then you’re off the hook. Lau got a 4 month sentence. Since when does the media exact justice?
While the Marvel Universe is growing at a rapid—and exciting, I must add—pace, the fact we now have a regular airing TV show gives a chance to enhance (I know, my rule is “if it rhymes, don’t do it”) that universe which has already blown through theatres around the world. Is it working?
With the insane amount of content posted to the web daily, there’s a lot of crap out there. Then along came Upworthy. A curator of online content about “things that matter,” Upworthy stumbled upon a secret formula to drive traffic to a video. What’s the secret? Innate human curiosity.