Today’s brief covers Path’s apology, social media ROI, Mad Men premiere posters, how to define social media, an infographic on cupcakes, and much more. Read on!
1. Path apologizes. Remember yesterday’s post about Path violating users’ privacy? Well, not only have they released an update to their app, but CEO Dave Morin has issued a public apology and explanation. Check out the full read here. [The Verge]
2. Mad Men coming soon! Mad Men premieres March 25 and I absolutely cannot wait. Check out how some people have interpreted the posters for the upcoming premiere. [FastCoCreate]
3. Defining social media.. Need to define social media in “layman’s terms”? Tumblr is the new magazine, YouTube is the new TV, and Twitter is the new radio. Check out the other terms from Content Strategist. [Contently]
4. Visual cooking.. My husband (still getting used to that word!) and I really like to cook, and he recently found this great site that’s basically a visual cookbook. It seems to be all user-generated recipes, and some of them are in Japanese, but it’s still a great idea. [Cookpad]
5. Bourne is back. Well, kind of. The movie trailer for The Bourne Legacy is out, and it looks killer. Jeremy Renner stars as another “Bourne” and with what looks like an all-star cast, I can’t wait for this one to come out. [Esquire]
6. Social media ROI. Every social media manager is asked to report on ROI, and the Dachis Group has come out with a report detailing the results from 101 companies. Some interesting stats: [Dachis Group]
7. An online marketplace for fine art. Paddle8 seeks to take the art of buying art (pun intended) online through curation and community. They list art from galleries, and take a small percentage of whatever transaction takes place on the site. Additionally, Paddle8 allows art galleries to display, insure, and print art from a backed management system. [TechCrunch]
8. Why infographics are here to stay. I love infographics. I don’t think that comes as a surprise to anyone who reads these briefs. Visual communication allows the reader to join in on the interpretation, instead of being told the answer. Check out this video, and more, on why infographics are the future. [FastCoDesign]
9. Cupcake infographic. The anatomy of a cupcake. It’s much more interesting than it sounds, I promise. [Visual.ly]
10. The greatest books of all time. According to 125 authors, here are the greatest books of the 20th century, 19th century, and all time. How many have you read? [Brain Pickings]
That’s all from me today! Submissions and comments below.