Blade Runner | Typeset In The Future

Blade Runner | Typeset In The Future

After studying Alien in intimate detail, it’s time to look at the typography and design of Ridley Scott’s other classic sci-fi movie, Blade Runner. Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner cements Scott’s reputation for beautiful, gritty, tech noir science fiction.

Once again, Dave does an amazing job of dissecting a film in amazing detail. This time is my favorite: Blade Runner!

How Yahoo derailed Tumblr

How Yahoo derailed Tumblr

When Mayer showed up 20-30 minutes late, Karp and the audience listened as she talked about her time at Google, the thinking behind the ad sales transition and her intention to help Tumblr grow. Concerns went mostly unaired. One engineer made a GIF of Karp fiddling with his phone while Mayer talked on the screen overhead. He was Photoshopped to be eating while she talked.

Interesting perspective on how badly Yahoo! screwed up tumblr. I guess it could have been worse.

http://mashable.com/2016/06/15/how-yahoo-derailed-tumblr

The Ad Campaign that Convinced Americans to Pay for Water

The Ad Campaign that Convinced Americans to Pay for Water

Even if they could afford it, many people would balk at the thought of paying $10,000 for a sandwich. And yet the majority of Americans pay a similar markup, essentially, for a bottle of water.

Americans weren’t always so open-minded about opening their wallets for H20. Mere decades ago, they would have laughed at paying astronomical markups for a liquid that flows freely, and usually safely, from their taps at home.

That all began to change in the 1970s, with a crazy idea from a Frenchman who wanted Americans to buy fizzy water in green glass bottles shaped like bowling pins.

A great look into one of the many ways clever marketing has molded us into what we are today.

http://priceonomics.com/the-ad-campaign-that-convinced-americans-to-pay/

Disable Facebook ad tracking for other websites

Disable Facebook ad tracking for other websites

The Daily Star went for a click-bait headline but, they do show you how to disable the Facebook ad tracking that’s the most nasty (Disable “Ads based on my use of websites and apps”).

But to bring you “better ads” Facebook has begun watching what you’re up to online, including tracking the websites you regularly visit.

Clearly, not everyone is going to be too impressed at the thought of Facebook monitoring their online life and luckily there is a simple way to stop it.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/tech/news/520939/Facebook-targeting-ads-how-to-switch-off

Why you shouldn’t share links on Facebook

Why you shouldn’t share links on Facebook

Earlier this week, security researchers at Checkpoint discovered a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to change messages and links sent through Facebook messenger. Facebook quickly patched the bug … but did you know links sent privately through messenger can be read by anyone? Moreover, Facebook knows about this and has no plans to fix the issue.

https://medium.com/@intideceukelaire/why-you-shouldnt-share-links-on-facebook-f317ba4aa58b