Daily Archives: July 17, 2011

Spotify: Give Me Some Freakin Invites!!

This is Just Wrong:

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Oh Jaysus, Spotify. Save my life here. I’ve just listened to Olivia Newton-John sing Xanadu for the second time today (by accident). That’s more than I’ve heard it in the past fifteen years!

I have at least twenty people I want on Spotify so they can share their Playlists with me and get me out of my musical cave!

Stop being stingy!



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I Side With The Plaintiff

Unintentionally offensive test answers from young children.

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The Spotify Treasure Chest

It’s like getting the biggest Christmas present ever!

I had no idea there was a demo version of Lynne Nixon’s angelic voice.

Spotify has it!

Spotify HTTP link, Spotify URI.


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Previously here:

Spotify Just Floored Me
Spotify: Day Two
Blog Notes: Twitter, webdoc, Spotify

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Spotify Just Floored Me

If you haven’t seen Spotify, this is what it looks like:

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Like I said, it looks like iTunes.

But unlike iTunes, you don’t have to debate whether to launch it or not (with me, iTunes on my crap PC is clogtastic and slowtastic and usually requires a reboot to clear its remains altogether).

And there is Spotify wowing the hell out of me: The very, very rare soundtrack by Dominic Muldowney for the movie Nineteen Eighty-Four.

I have waited since 1984 to hear this!

That soundtrack has played whack-a-mole with me over the years, being in very limited release and me not ever getting to it in time. Now I can at least finally hear it.

Here is the HTTP link and the Spotify URI.

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Social Versus Selling

Why social marketing doesn’t work

So how do you produce the perfect film or write the perfect book – or compose the perfect tweet on Twitter – in a way that will maximise the chances of catching on? Duncan Watts, a mathematical sociologist at Columbia University and Yahoo! Research, has answers – and I’m afraid they’re not too encouraging. “I’ve been using social media to promote my book,” he says, “and it’s just a waste of time – it has almost no impact at all.”

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Let me finally stab it: There is no such thing as “social marketing.”

You’re either being social or being a marketer. Period.

And as for Duncan Watts, he needs to go read: The Rankest Of Rank Writer Amateurism

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Reference: Skeleton

Skeleton: A Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development

What Is It?

Skeleton is a small collection of CSS & JS files that can help you rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17″ laptop screen or an iPhone. Skeleton is built on three core principles:

This looks very, very interesting and I must investigate it later.

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How’s That Non-iPad Tablet Market Doing?

Photo taken today, Sunday July 17, 2011:

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Window of a Rent-A-Center.


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This Is New York City: Misery

Photo taken today, Sunday July 17, 2011:

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This Is New York City: Street Art Sticker

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