16 December

ESPN, College Football Instant Replays & Twitter

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Video highlights and clips are an ESPN hallmark. And for college football fans, December and January represent bowl season. This year, in partnership with Ford, those fans can get embedded replays and highlights on Twitter.

14 December

Square’s App Download Page

I have written in the past about designing for web-to-mobile downloads. Some treatments are effective (ie Jetsetter) despite most being ineffective.

13 December

2012 – Brought to You By Facebook

Facebook’s 2012 in Review ‘app’ is really fantastic: fun, easy, and surprisingly accurate. In one click, Facebook creates a mini-Timeline of your 2012 highlights… and it sums of the year with the 20 most socially active and visual moments.

11 December

Patriots vs. Texans via Instagram & WordPress 3.5

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Last night I was able to attend ESPN’s Monday Night Football game: Houston Texans at New England Patriots. Having caught much of the experience on Instagram, I thought it was a good opportunity to also put WordPress’ new 3.5 platform (“Elvin“) to use. The new Media hub is really fantastic.

11 December

Facebook Gifts, Reminiscent of Facebook Offers

Three things to note about Facebook Gifts: 1. Fascinating – and yet powerful – that the only promotion of Facebook Gifts is within the birthday alerts. It’s the definition of “in the river” marketing and promotion.

4 December

Facebook Messenger Sans Account.

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Fascinating. Really important to watch as Facebook moves to the next billion users – which is applicable to the platform and account setting here. Also marks the importance of attention to user funnels and onboarding – clearly something facebooks knows well.

4 December

Facebook Messenger Sans Account.

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Fascinating. Really important to watch as Facebook moves to the next billion users – which is applicable to the platform and account setting here. Also marks the importance of attention to user funnels and onboarding – clearly something facebooks knows well.

24 November

Thanksgiving Day E-Commerce Traffic: Amazon, Walmart

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Experian released 2012 online traffic data for Thanksgiving e-commerce compared to the prior year. Across teh board, Thanksgiving day traffic was +71% – an astounding increase. And it was 46% greater on Thanksgiving day versus the prior day (Wednesday).

6 November

Election Day: With Some Help from Facebook, Google, Quora, etc

It’s election day. Go vote. And Facebook, Google, Quora and others are here to help how best they can. Three screenshots from those three companies because they have put together really great, on-brand and on-experience products to assist:

4 November

5 Quick Thoughts on the iPad Mini

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After using the iPad Mini for 48 hours now, I wanted to get some quick thoughts down that answer the most common questions I have heard:

1 November

Amazon’s Beautiful Cloud Drive for Android Splash Page

I love this graphic / splash page for Amazon’s new Cloud Drive Photos for Android application. Beautiful and really, really well done:

30 October

Facebook, Sandy & Data

Really like this post from Facebook’s Facebook + Media page: “Top-10 Shared Terms by people on Facebook in the U.S. as of 10 AM ET”