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Thank You, Steve Jobs

Posted on: 10.06.2011 By: Brian McNitt Leave a Comment
Steve Jobs - Think Different

Steve, Just want to thank you for all of the innovations you pioneered in the computer industry and beyond. My very first computer was an Apple IIe. I remember the excitement of opening the boxes, connecting the 80 column video card to the Apple monochrome display, connecting the dual 5.25 inch external floppy disk drives, […]

Opinion: Facebook Fatigue. Is Social Media Peaking?

Posted on: 10.18.2010 By: Brian McNitt Leave a Comment
Is Facebook peaking?

I’m noticing interest in Facebook wane — in the same way it did for Friendster, MySpace, and partly for Twitter in early 2010. It feels like Facebook is peaking. Is it possible that people are starting to feel that the world is greater than a series of tweets, “Likes,” and comments? Look at the people […]

Best to worst: 32 University Websites Tested for Performance. Did your school make the grade?

Posted on: 09.27.2010 By: Brian McNitt Leave a Comment
mortar boards in air

No one likes a slow website, college students and alumni are no exception. We’ve all had the dream — it’s three minutes before class or an important final, you’re running through the quad in your underwear, and you can’t find where you need to go because the university website is slow to load on your […]

Google Chrome, Arcade Fire Don’t Wait on HTML5

Posted on: 09.14.2010 By: Brian McNitt Leave a Comment
Website: The Wilderness Downtown

Choreographed windows, interactive flocking, custom rendered maps, real-time compositing, procedural drawing, 3D canvas rendering…this Google Chrome Experiment has them all. Like early experiments with Adobe Flash in the late ’90s, the Google Chrome team and artist Chris Milk explore the current possibilities and boundaries of HTML5.

Social Media Dos and Dont’s for Business

Posted on: 09.03.2010 By: Brian McNitt Leave a Comment
loic

Last week we blogged about 4 Steps to Building a Social Media Presence for Your Business. One of the key takeaways from that post was to approach social media as a conversation between individuals — not as a sales and PR blunderbuss. Here is Loïc Le Meur (@loic), founder of Seesmic — a software company […]