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Entries in trends (4)


More Mashup Momentum

The trend in mashups only seems to have picked up steam. Got this tip on  one of my favorites from Cool Hunting: Kanye West has close to a half million followers on Twitter, hanging onto every ridiculous Tweet. Inspired by his words, musical comedic group Paul and Storm had the idea to mash-up Kanye's Tweets with classic New Yorker cartoons, resulting in a genius collection of newfangled cartoons found on the website #kanyenewyorkertweets.



A Composite View of Mobile Trends

Compiled from many different sources, this set of slides was put together by a European blogger who asked some very influential friends for their perspectives on the future of mobile.


Ten Original Sites Designed to Inspire and Provoke

Some times it pays to wander off the beaten path to find your inspiration. These ten sites all deserve credit for focusing on original content, not becoming blog clones.

 Geek Alerts

Brand Flakes for Breakfast

Lost At E Minor

Holy Cool

If It's Hip It's Here

The Jailbreak

Scribe Media

Card Observer

We Heart

Information Architecture Quotes



The Internet Past, Present and Future

...brought to you by Comscore. And despite there being a clear promotional message embedded in the video, I think you'll find the summary of insights and range of people represented in this video entertaining. I especially enjoy the last line that begins, "without data, you've got..."