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Where does my paycheck go? May 19, 2008

Posted by pakman050 in Business, Design, Metrics.
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The New York Times has a great “cell graph” on our spending and the rate of inflation.

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Video Game Violence and Kids March 7, 2008

Posted by pakman050 in Books, Design, Entertainment, Life, Metrics, Websites.
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Grand Theft Childhood is a to be released book aimed at uncovering the truth and media hype concerning violent video games and kids.

In 2004, Drs. Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl K. Olson, co-founders and directors of the Harvard Medical School Center for Mental Health and Media, began a $1.5 million study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice on the effects of video games on young teenagers. In contrast to previous research, they studied real children and families in real situations

What they found surprised, encouraged, and sometimes disturbed them.

Check the Grand Theft Childhood Website their myths/facts page is quite an interesting teaser (and a very interesting page layout for designers to get some inspiration).

Free GPS on your cell phone December 11, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Business, Entertainment, Life, Metrics, Websites.
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Nav4All is a free GPS navigation systems for your cell phone. Beyond a normal navigation system you can track and trace yourself and friends. Can get a little creepy knowing that people can access your location, but hey we’ve already been sold into that. Good luck staying off the grid.

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Get gas prices in your area December 11, 2007

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Every night MSN Autos receives pricing data from over 90,000 gas stations across the nation.

Thanks Aff!

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AA|RF 2007 Digital Outlook Report March 14, 2007

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Avenue A | Razorfish recently published the 2007 Digital Outlook Report. This report examines trends in the way consumers, publishers, and advertisers employ digital media to have a conversation with each other.

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Im a sucker for stats March 5, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Business, Information Architecture, Internet Marketing, Life, Metrics, Websites.
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You guys probably know this about me.

Here’s Swivel.com.

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See stats move using Gapminder February 27, 2007

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Hans Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s world-renowned Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a non-profit that brings vital global data to life.

Now Gapminder is being offered within Google tools and lets you see and create a time-lapsed view of statstics.

hot stuff! thanks JL!

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Great Video on Web 2.0 – The Machine is Us/ing Us February 8, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Blogging, Business, Design, Entertainment, Information Architecture, Internet Marketing, Life, Metrics, Search Engines, Usability, Video.
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Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us

A very inspiring way to describe Web 2.0 and the progression to it by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professior of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University.

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Where do you fall in the american generation February 8, 2007

Posted by pakman050 in Business, Information Architecture, Internet Marketing, Metrics, Usability.
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Wikipedia’s List of Generations Chart is a great reference when trying to understand the generational-banter of demographic speak.

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Link Building Strategies for the Soul January 26, 2007

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I have to say that I love Copyblogger in the way author, Brian Clark, always disseminate scomplex information and ideas in a way thats engaging and easily understood.

In a recent post, Brian talks about Link Building Strategies. Good stuff!

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