Bookmarks for the 21st of May, 2014

  • Six steps to better business digital of things

    As you probably already know, Pretend Office is one of the best companies in the field that it’s in. A recent client-related pitch-lose scenario helped us narrow our focus down to the most important parts of what we do. We looked hard at our parts, and decided that one of the most important ones should be things that are on the Internet.

  • How to be minimumist

    Next time you ask your IT department to design a new website, why not suggest that they look at some of the Mediums on this site, or other Mediums on sites like Tumbler or Facebook. You’ll notice that mostly, the actual text of the Medium is surrounded by plenty of white space. This helps the Content to breathe, which is more minimal. (“Content” is a word that basically just means ‘Mediums’ but when they’re on other websites, such as your Corporate Intranet.)

  • The State of MetaFilter

    Today I need to share some unfortunate news: because of serious financial downturn, MetaFilter will be losing three of its moderators to layoffs at the end of this month.

  • Internet Citizenship Test

    Do you know your classic memes? See if you should be allowed to stay online with our Internet Citizenship Test.

    I only got 6/10. Shameful. Also, this was a terrible way to find out that Oolong the pancake balancing rabbit is dead.

  • The Reykjavik Confessions

    The mystery of why six people admitted roles in two murders - when they couldn’t remember anything about the crimes.

  • ampp3d

    Topical, factual data-driven site from the Daily Mirror, making journalism more accessible through data visualisations and infographics.

    A Buzzfeed clone from the Mirror, made by a small independent team.

  • Exclusive: New York Times Internal Report Painted Dire Digital Picture

    A 96-page internal New York Times report, sent to top executives last month by a committee led by the publisher’s son and obtained by BuzzFeed, paints a dark picture of a newsroom struggling more dramatically than is immediately visible to adjust to the digital world, a newsroom that is hampered primarily by its own storied culture.

    Via Khoi Vihn.

  • Romantics and Victorians

    Explore the British Library’s greatest literary treasures from the Romantic and Victorian periods

    Designed for kids, but chock full of stuff previously unavailable on the web.

  • Person Of Interest’s Creators Had To Fight For The Show To Include A.I.

    Person of Interest is one of the most fascinating explorations of artificial intelligence in pop culture. But executives originally pushed for the show to avoid mentioning where Finch’s “irrelevant” numbers came from at all, according to creator Jonathan Nolan.

  • The Rockford Files (1974) — Art of the Title

    Every message left on Jim Rockford’s answering machine.

  • ‘Twin Peaks’ Reborn With David Lynch-Approved Blu-ray Box Set

    The long, long wait is coming to a close, and it may have been worth all our impatience: years after David Lynch made clear his intentions to release a significant amount of deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, it’s been announced that the entire series, film, and 90 minutes of previously unseen footage from the latter will be given a Blu-ray release on July 29, packaged under the banner of Twin Peaks — The Entire Mystery.