Has Black Friday finished? I can’t cope with it. It’s the emails you see. The unrelenting tidal-wave of emails promising world-beating discounts on electrical things. And the TV adverts?… Oh dear God the adverts… make them stop please… WHY ARE PEOPLE HURTING THEMSELVES TO GET PLASTIC THINGS THAT RUN ON ELECTRIC FOR SLIGHTLY LESS MONEY THAN THEY COST THE DAY BEFORE?!…
At least its over now though right?
What’s that?… Cyber Monday? THAT’s a thing too???? NOOOO!!!!
*Goes back to bed, crying, for another week*Here’s this weeks web roundup…
The first thing ever sold on the internet?
As it is Black Friday (*shudder*) weekend, here’s a fun way to kick things off: do you know what the first thing ever sold on the internet was? Annoyingly it wasn’t a picture of a cat on roller-skates or wearing a bobble hat…
Want to feel old?
Sure you do, so here you go… we now have a generation of teenagers who don’t remember life before smartphones!
Let that sink in, crack out the Werthers Originals, put on your comfiest slippers and read all about it.
Get busy disrupting!
Disruption is a lot more than a modern buzzword for changes in the tech industries, it’s actually a pretty accurate term. Basically describing how smaller, resource-light companies are challenging more established bigger businesses through clever techniques, hacks and use of technology, Disruption has very much become its own industry.
Rdio killed the Rdio star
How did Rdio, the music streaming service started by billionaire Skype founders with a years head start on Spotify, fail so tremendously?
Get your product making more money…
… 11% more to be exact. Find out how to increase your SaaS product’s revenue by this weirdly accurate amount by watching this video of a rather annoying (but informative) American man dressed like David Mitchell dressed as Jeremy Clarkson.
Here’s something you may not have considered: when app designers look at creating the UX for their products, it has become essential for them to think about how we, as users, actually hold our devices. You may ask “how much information can we get out of researching this?”. Turns out there’s loads.
GGA’s website of the week:
Put the geeky sci-fi stuff aside and this interactive star-map is absolutely stunningly well done. Great fun to explore to.
… and finally.
One for our readers in the US (all 8 of you). You know how social media is made up mainly of people taking pictures of their food*? Yeah well, turns out that doesn’t mix all too well with Thanksgiving. People of a pretentious foodie disposition should look away now.
*no source given for this claim
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