Oh there’s some hot stuff going on in the web right now. In case you aren’t all over my del.icio.us, here’s a recap. Most of this stuff I found on notcot.org, which is in the list. Check it out if you’ve not already done so. But before the cool stuff, check out my friend Ivor’s blog, Ivor’s Approved Things, where he gets into it with Symantec. His blog is pretty new (15 posts), and he has zero links to his blog. But shortly after he burned Symantec for their shoddy customer service survey, he got a response back from the company, both on the blog and on the phone. So kudos to Symantec for being responsive, even to bloggers with a small readership. Well done. With that, on to the fun stuff.
Write Something is an “Endless Senseless Interactive Book”. Go there and make an entry. It’s fun and it’s collaborative. Not sure why it exists but I added my own two cents. I really didn’t think (as they told me to do) as I wrote my passage: “Be wild, kid. Love. Weep. Run. Laugh. Hang over. Smash your face in a pillow. Crash through a berry bush.” I particularly liked this passage: “Sweet fall. So on. And I was like ‘Totally, snail!’ Dreary dream/alcohol soaked Sunday afternoons linger like cigarettes on the skin of our clothes and wash off like paint not nearly dry, never. I speak and amble in my words around your ear and my hands trace the gentle, jagged curves of your back and your being and the night creeps into the afternoon. And we lay like Sunday until morning comes and undresses the sky from her black gown. Sometimes we think we’re bitter.” It makes no sense but it’s awesome. Like Method Man.
The Art of Quitting.com is a site where people submit anti-smoking ads. Some of them are good, some of them aren’t in English, but all are proof that people will make cool stuff for you if your cause is right.
Everyone Else has had More Sex Than Me is a hilarious Flash animation by Bernard Derriman. It’s super funny. And it has rabbits. I love the style.
notcot.org is a community where people submit images and a bit of text (a bit like I’m doing now) of cool online stuff that’s worth checking out. It’s sick, and where I’ve been finding most of this stuff.
This is fascinating. Point-and-shoot people…are they using Shutterbug or Snapfish? Is the sheer volume of photos taken by DSLR users overwhelming the P&S folks? And Nikon is getting SPANKED despite their sponsorship (or whatever it is) of the Flickr. I love Flickr, by the way. If you’re not a user, you should be.
DJ Qbert’s Wave Twisters on YouTube. It’s dope. The second one (part 2) is a little better, I think, because it takes less time to get going. But this turntabilism and video mashup is great. And really, really weird.
This is Audrey Snak’s portfolio site. It’s the best artist portfolio site I’ve seen. Great music, very engaging Flash, and simply excellent, gritty design.