Social media

crowdSPRING Lolcats

Angeline | October 28th, 2008

If you have no clue as to what an “Lolcat” is, then you have probably never been bored and on the internet. Made popular by websites such as I Can Has Cheezburger?, these grammatically incorrect and sassy felines have invaded monitors worldwide with their silliness. These Lolcats are so rampant among the internet that The […]

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How to Leverage Social Media: Where to Start?

Angeline | October 15th, 2008

“The Conversation Prism” – a social media snapshot by Brian Solis Last week, crowdSPRING’s Director of Marketing Pete Burgeson spoke at a forum sponsored by the Chicago Community Trust regarding how arts organizations can use new media to help promote awareness of their initiatives. The panel also included social media expert Brian Solis, Social Media […]

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“Personal Brand” – An Exercise In Linguistic Olympics?

Ross | October 13th, 2008

People find reasons to disagree about many things. Sometimes, what appear to be substantive disagreements turn out to be little more than smoke and mirrors. Take for example the subject of “personal brand”. David Armano’s new “Brand U.0 Blog focuses on personal brands. Chris Brogan recently listed 10 articles from his blog about personal branding. […]

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Professionalism Is Earned

Ross | September 22nd, 2008

In 2006, Jason Fried of 37signals posted a short article to the Signal v. Noise blog titled “‘Professional’ is a buzzword”. Jason wrote:  “It seems like it’s time to call a spade a spade: ‘Professional’ is a buzzword. It doesn’t mean anything anymore. Disagree? What does Professional mean to you?” Eighty-five comments were posted in response to […]

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Inspiration and imitation

Chris | August 20th, 2008

In our continuing discussion of copyright, imitation and inspiration, I’ve decided to throw in my two cents. Hi, I’m Chris, one of the developers here at crowdSPRING. While I may spend most of my days making and breaking portions of our site, I did manage (and still try) to dedicate a small portion of my […]

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Tell A Lie

Angeline | August 19th, 2008

(Tell A Lie Series by Hadlow + Cornish) This Summer, graphic designer Henry Hadlow created a series of images with friend Ed Cornish called “Tell A Lie.” The designers came up with the concept as a response to the doctoring and misrepresentation of images in photojournalism as a result of Photoshop. Hadlow + Cornish’s project […]

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Font Conference

Angeline | August 5th, 2008

Since Ross’ “The Design Process” video link was so popular with all you Creatives, here is a video named “Font Conference” in a similar vein. What if fonts were like the United Nations, and Times New Roman was head of the Font Conference, moderating such heated topics such as whether or not Zapf Dingbats should […]

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Industry Revolution: Music

Ross | June 30th, 2008

The Industrial Revolution, during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, brought with it significant changes in agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation. In the latter part of the 18th century, the labor-intensive economy of Great Britain was gradually being supplemented by machinery. For example, the introduction of steam power and powered machinery significantly increased production capacity. […]

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Under The Radar | Social Media and Entertainment Conference

Ross | June 4th, 2008

We had a really great time meeting lots of cool start-ups and people at the June 3, 2008 Under the Radar | Social Media and Entertainment event in Silicon Valley. A total of 32 start-ups presented at the conference. Mike and I watched many of the presentations and were very excited to be presenting with […]

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6th Grader Wins Doodle 4 Google Competition!

Ross | May 22nd, 2008

Doodle 4 Google is a Google competition where United States students from kindergarten through twelfth grade are invited to submit a new logo design for Google’s homepage. This year, 16,000 entries were submitted. The winning entry was designed by Grace Moon, a 6th grader from California. The name of Grace’s entry is “Up in the […]

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