Top 5 Friday : February 8, 2013

Kuni

1. Sesame Street takes on Downton Abbey in Upside Downton Abbey, where everything is inconveniently upside down. Goddamn it. Can we please get the steak and kidney pie to stay on the plate? 2. Hayao and Goro Miyazaki grace us with their animated genius once again with their film From Up on Poppy Hill, which…read more…

Top 5 Friday : January 18, 2013

Pol Ubeda Hervas

1. Since moving out of the city, I can’t help but imagine I am still there. Take a look at Melisa Dunbar’s short film of NYC in its golden hour of light, shot completely with a gyro-stabilized Arri Alexa camera. 2. Black Simon & Garfunkel never cease to amaze or entertain me. Here they are…read more…

Top 5 Friday : September 28, 2012

Mary Mattingly

1. Let my people go! I mean, Let My People Vote! Comedienne Sarah Silverman has gone viral with her video urging you, the Democratic voter, to make sure everyone you know gets the proper ID to vote. Otherwise, prepare to get royally shafted at the polls. 2. Multi-faceted artist Mary Mattingly photographs the first and…read more…

Hate Tweets to Frank Ocean

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Singer Frank Ocean took a huge risk, one that will change the homophobic landscape of hip hop and R&B, by coming out as bisexual. While I feel his sexuality does not affect my admiration for his music and mastery at speaking the utmost truth, some have tweeted their negative feelings calling him a faggot and…read more…

Attending the WordCamp NYC 2012 Conference

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This past weekend the riff-raff group that is Poka Yoke Design attended the WordCamp NYC conference at Baruch College. We started the day at 8:30am, arriving at the campus to register, grab a t-shirt and a cup of coffee, before heading to different seminars and classes, including Ro Gupta’s lecture on cross-pollination and Disqus as…read more…

Top 5 Friday : April 27, 2012

Alberto Seveso

1. Book People Unite brings beloved childhood characters to the small screen with this PSA. Reading opens the imagination and what is a life without an imagination? Help get books in the hands of kids who need them the most by going to BookPeopleUnite.org and pledging to this worthy cause. 2. Inspired by the illustrations…read more…

Famous Celebs and Negative Tweets

Ah, Twitter. Those 140 characters can be a brutal thing, especially when the person behind the tweets is someone you don’t even know. Jimmy Kimmel thought, ‘Hey, why not have celebrities read some negative tweets written about them and have a little chuckle in the process?’ Thanks Jimmy Kimmel. Because really, what is a better…read more…

How Twitter Reacted to SOPA

Here’s a visualization of how the Twitter community reacted to the SOPA/PIPA bills on January 18th. You can include me in the statistics as well. I was texting and tweeting my thoughts on the subject and am glad that as of now, the bills have been killed. The obvious question that looms: when will these…read more…

The Gentlemen’s Rant about Twitter

It is a fine, fine line between being cool and being a douche on Twitter. 1. Don’t post photos of food. Twitter is not Facebook. 2. Keep your thoughts short. Again Twitter isn’t Facebook. 3. And be original. Retweet sparingly. Side note: Don’t publish something you know nothing about. I’m talkin’ to you, Ashton.

Twitter Simplifies Their Design

For those who follow a massive sea of people, this simpler Twitter design will probably be a win. But I guess time will only tell. Until then we have the video.