Linden Tibbets has created ifttt.com (“if this then that”) to let regular web users connect sites and apps like Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Vimeo into rudimentary–but highly useful–personal mini-tools. Think of it as duct tape for webapps.
The Information Architects have plotted the top 140 Twitter influencers on a map akin to those showing how the universe began. The blobs are placed according to name, handle, category, influence, activity and when they joined the service. Full story here.
Pop star Cee Lo Green will make about $20 million this year. His hit single “Forget You” (actually it’s not “Forget”, but another shorter word beginning with the same letter) became the 12th most downloaded track of all time. But his music sales represent only a small proportion of his earnings. The New York Times [...]
A new study published in the Journal of Psychological Science helps explain why many people try to pooh-pooh novel ideas. They find it scary. Research by the University of Pennsylvania and co-author of the experiments that involved 200 subjects, showed that while people say they want creativity, in reality they reject it partly because creative [...]
When visual artist Yoi Kasama asked children to put sticky coloured dots on a white room in an Australian gallery space the result, called ‘The Obliteration Room’, perfectly illustrates the natural creativity of children. viagra online
From the New York Times 9th annual year in ideas April, the world was introduced to Ruppy, the first known fluorescent dog. In natural light, Ruppy seems to be an almost-normal beagle — though his paws look as if he has stepped in pink ink. Under ultraviolet light, the effect is quite evident: he emits [...]
What do you get when you cross speed-dating with brainstorming? Yup, ‘speedstorming’ a rapid technique for coming up with ideas and assessing potential partners for collaboration. The psychologists who came up with the technique describe it like this: “Speedstorming is similar in structure to therecent phenomenon of speed-dating. Since itsorigination in 1998, speed-dating has inspireda [...]
The idea that collaborative thinking, or ‘Groupthink’, as the right way to solve problems creatively is misguided. According to author Susan Cain in the New York Times, it is often solitary thinking that leads to the biggest creative breakthroughs. She mentions Steve Wozniak who invented the first Apple computer and said in his memoir: “Most [...]