We all have those moments in life where we are like “What the hell, Facebook, you changed again?” Sometimes I’m pissed about it – other times I’m diggin’ the changes. Lately it hasn’t been too much of a drastic design change – so the cacophony of friends complaining about it has slipped under the radar.
Today I stumbled onto Fred Narby‘s concept design for Facebook – which takes a more classy / sleek look into the world’s biggest social network. Fred has redesigned everything from the home page to your profile. His view on the profile is closely related to some mosaic sites, but with a nice slider function which I’m not sure if it’s there for a reason or just because it looks cool.
Either way…this mock redesign looks amazing – watch the video below for a little more insight into the Narby’s entire redesign for Facebook.
Would you like it if Facebook updated to this design?
Jolidrive or Jolicloud seems to be the answer to everybody’s cluttered lives. There are some days – that I have two browser windows open, just because I have so many tabs. Sometimes they’re blog posts that I am working on and don’t want to X out of – sometimes it’s Facebook or other social networks – it just becomes a mess.
This program allows you to access all your content from several different services (Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram, etc…) and lets you view it in one tab with one login. I haven’t tried it yet…but it looks very enticing.
Antonio De Rosa has created the Instagram Socialmatic Camera. Unfortunately only a concept, but the idea behind it is fantastic. If you’re as addicted to Instagram as me and Rick are…then this might interest you too.
Many people have wondered what Instagram might do with their newly acquired billion dollars from Facebook, and this is Antonio’s idea…the first Instagram photo camera. It’s a very iPhone inspired design…I can already see that they both would look really good together. Here are some of the features the Socialmatic would hold:
I really like the idea behind this. Only thing I could see to make it better would be to incorporate other photo apps, because people aren’t just using Instagram to put filters on their pictures they use way more apps to get the image they want. It would be cool to have it be a social / photo camera. The first of it’s kind.
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This is going to be a promotion of ourselves because some of you might not know, unless you follow us on Facebook, or have checked out our ABOUT page, ToC is a very sociable blog.
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Here’s a rundown of what we’re on and contributing to on a daily / weekly basis…
This is one of my favorite things. Seriously…If I had my own “These are a few of my favorite things” Sound Of Music song…Spotify would be in there. Along with the movie Hook and Apple products. I’ve compiled a bunch of playlists including, but not limited to…
TheseOldColors Radio – a playlist of cool music I love to listen to. Right now there’s 395 tracks to listen to. Adding to it on the reg.
TheseOldColors Chill – a mixture of my favorite songs to chill to – hence the name. It’s a great mix to listen to while in a candle lit room and laying on the floor. Not saying I’ve done that…but I might. Who knows.
TheseOldColors Dance Party – you probably guessed this one right away. My favorite tracks to add to club mixes or DJ to.
There are way too many playlists on there that I can add to this post…so you’ll just have to go and check it out for yourself.
Also check out my brother Rick’s profile. He has a collection of more film-based playlists which includes 2 playlists dedicated to film scores/soundtracks from this year and last, as well as songs featured in popular movie trailers.
We like to inspire and to be inspired. That’s why ToC exists. That’s why we have all these outlets to share with you. We couldn’t see the purpose of just one social network…we needed them all.
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I am jumping on this bandwagon really late…but…better late than never.
Some of you might have heard about Flipboard for the iPad / iPhone / iTouch…The revolutionary app that transforms your social networks into your own personal magazine. Making it easier to view shared content from your Twitter or Facebook friends. Here’s a video by the ever popular Adam Lisagor on what Flipboard is…
For some reason unknown – I just downloaded this app on my iPhone (since I don’t have an iPad) – and I am loving it. The interface and design is so sleek and customer friendly that makes it hard not to enjoy. The motion of swiping your thumb up on the phone is fun and it’s a different way of using my iPhone, which I thought I’d never say; and the graphics are very fluid and load very fast. I’m impressed and I feel stupid for just now getting it. I wish they would come out with a desktop app for this too – and add RSS compatibility to it so Google Reader can have a good competitor.
I know new social networks are beginning to be a drag. I think everybody’s kinda hung up on Facebook and Twitter, which is cool. Those are the 2 I use the most…well those and Instagram.
But I just found out about Path, “the simple way to keep a journal or “Path” of your life on the go.”
The thing that intrigues me about Path (beside the logo resembling the Phillies logo “GO PHILLIES”) is the profile. It resembles a lot like the new Facebook timeline, but from what I heard is that Path came before the new timeline experiment on Facebook. Ok, so they’re not just copy catting – which is probably everybody’s thought, but Facebook is the copy cat here, we’re just so used to seeing it first.
Another cool feature about Path is that it doesn’t let you exceed 150 friends. So you have to choose and pick the best of your friends and who you want to keep updated with. Which I’m sure all of us are kind of tired about with Facebook…”Who cares about a guy I met once when I was 12?” I sure as heck don’t care…but he’s on my Facebook.
The design and user interface is really minimal and sleak. I think another thing about Facebook that I’m getting annoyed with is all the “things” that you can do with it and that you see. There’s so much going on at one time. I mean…it does help us with ADD that can’t just focus on one thing at a time…but sometimes minimal is better. Path also has little “bonuses” like a moving clock to show you what time you or your friends walked it out, and adding smiley faces to posts ranging from happy to sad. So you’re actually able to dislike a post. Ha. About time.
I’m not saying use this instead of Facebook and Twitter…you can actually share your “walk” from Path to Facebook or Twitter. I think it might be a cool way to actually keep in touch with friends and family. Why should you get Path on your phone? Watch the video below…and then tell me…doesn’t that just warm your heart?
Here’s a really cool infograph on what the employes of some of the biggest companies in the US right now get as perks for working.
I think we all want to work for at least one of these companies. Not sure what I’d do for them, but I’d be freaking great at it if I get free food all day!
I can just picture myself on my drive to work everyday…trying not to smile, but having a really hard time doing so.
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Gregoire Vieille has juxtaposed daily bread with the daily net. He has turned popular social networking sites and browsers, into food. See more at his website or the original article linked directly below.
Eric Fischer made these beautiful maps of big cities and their uses of Twitter and Flickr. The blue dots represent Tweets, and the orange represent uploads to Flickr – the white ones represent both.