A BrainYard Experiment: Let's Have A Social Conversation - The BrainYard - InformationWeek -
As editor of the BrainYard, a news site about social collaboration in the enterprise, I know I’m supposed to be an expert on this—but how do I get you, the reader, to talk more on and about this website?
Community managers and social media marketing mavens, help me out, please.
One of my goals for 2012 is to increase the volume and quality of the social media conversation on and about The BrainYard. That includes getting more activity in the comments on our stories, here on the website, as well as more sharing and liking and tweeting on the social web. Of course, these are the same goals every website has, not to mention every competing Web publication.
I just think we ought to be doing a lot better at being social on a site dedicated to social media. I’m asking for your suggestions, and your critiques.
[ Is it just luck? See Science Probes Why Tweets Go Viral. ]
In particular, I’m disappointed that we don’t get more comments on the news and analysis stories that appear on The BrainYard. This story is going to be an exception, right? Tons of comments? Help me out, here.
It’s official, Dads are the Original Hipsters is for sale at Urban Outfitters.
Check it out, pick up a copy, and pick up a new flannel like your dad used to wear.
Wonder Reader: Mango Tip: Sync Multiple Google Calendars with Windows Phone -
Update: February 24, 2012
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0
This solution works for the BlackBerry PlayBook! See the PlayBook version of the instructions here:
PlayBook OS 2.0 Tip: Syncing Multiple Google Calendars
Workaround no longer needed for Windows Phone
It only took 4 months, but…
Yes Tokyo! Tonight was the first BTWBall that I didn’t puke during show. (yes its that hard) Tonight was happiness, joy, gratitude. I’m the lucky one Japan. You are so special. xoxoxxxo Love, gaga+terry
John's Tumblr: Steve Jobs -
Like many of us, I’ve been thinking a lot about Steve Jobs the last few days — thinking about the man and his legacy. I’ve been having some trouble even understanding the way I feel, let alone being able to put it into words. Lots of folks have asked me what I think, and have been surprised that I…
Behold: the 2012 campaign playlist on Spotify. What would you add to it? (No casting aspersions on Earth, Wind, & Fire, now.)
“The Joker” - Portrait Painting by Sam Spratt
The infamous Batman villain has been done to death. So when tumblr voted on him to be my next painting, I wanted to take the familiar subject and really try to do a fresh take on it. The result is a labor of love (24+ hours of painting) of Joker in a lesser seen perspective (from his eyes) doing the lesser seen action of reapplying his makeup. I had a lot of fun with the details—rendering everything from the cracked facepaint around skin creases, eye-reflection, fingerprint paint smudges and cracks on the mirror, cuts/scrapes from the shard cutting into the hand, etc. (Though based on the design of The Dark Knight Joker, it is not modelled after Heath Ledger in any way). For a close-up shot, go (HERE)
High-quality cotton rag archival prints available here!
Connect with my: portfolio website, tumblr, facebook artist’s page and twitter.
A Gift From Lisbeth
inside the blu-ray of David Fincher’s THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO, you’ll find the least official-looking digital copy you’ve ever seen. a little hint of rebellion from modern cinema’s most striking icon of counterculture. oh, the fun that Criterion might have had with this Fincher…
Another page from “The Riot’s Great Big Patriarchy-Smashing Activity Book!” NOW WITH MORE CORRECT SPELLING!
Free to take.