2012 in review and looking forward to an excellent 2013

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 69,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

My point of view: thanks you dear readers, subscribers and all those who made this blog possible. Happy new year

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The Problem With Digital Design

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<p>Found at <a href=The Problem With Digital Design.

Yes, digital design is a wonderful tool. But unless it is supported with strong management processes, there can be unintended — and negative — consequences.

Read all at The Problem With Digital Design

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The Not-So-Standard Rules of Engagement with Digital Consumers by Ogilvy & Mather

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<p>Let’s face it, what we think we know about digital consumer behavior tomorrow is already yesterday’s news today. Today’s digital <a class=consumers are always evolving and living by a set of rules that they make. There is no longer a single framework to attract consumers. Instead, we need to develop a not-so-standard approach to engage our audiences. The Not-So-Standard Rules of Engagement is a series of guidelines that gives brands the leading edge in digital engagement while co-evolving with consumers as the next round of app updates enters their queue.

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Artist Talk: Alec Soth with George Slade

Soth discusses his work and the world of contemporary photography with Slade, curator at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. A Minnesota native, Slade is a former artistic director at the Minnesota Center for Photography and program director for the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers. His writings appear in print and online, including his blog re:photographica.

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Watch this trailer: Dana LixenbergThe Last Days of Shishmaref

The Last Days of Shishmaref
Shishmaref is disappearing. The village on an island off the coast of Alaska is slowly but surely being swallowed up by the sea. Global warming is causing the island’s protective permafrost layer to melt; the Chukchi Sea is freezing later in the season, leaving ravaging waves free to batter the island. It is estimated that the community of 600 Inupiaq Eskimos will have to leave their native land before 2020. Photographer Dana Lixenberg stayed in Shishmaref for several weeks during the winter and summer of 2007. She explored the intricate relationship between the inhabitants and the rough, bleak and beautiful landscape that surrounds them.

Book review: Yvon’s Paris by Robert Stevens

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The photographer Pierre Yves-Petit, who called himself “Yvon,” wandered the streets of Paris between the world wars looking for the moment when the shifting light and clouds would perfectly reveal the city’s ephemeral, iconic beauty. The dramatic images of the city and its people that he made during those years would become the most popular postcards in France. They can still be bought today on Parisian quais and are eagerly sought by collectors.

Pierre Yves-Petit  job and his love of the city, whose streets he often wandered early in the morning and late at night. In his photography he was able to seize the Paris highlights, the  beauty of the streets and gardens in a  beautiful blend of black, white and grey.  As Yvon,  he captured the essence of the city in his photographs, having published  his work on photocards.  His efforts met greet commercial success. Continue reading Book review: Yvon’s Paris by Robert Stevens