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名刺What the Web knows about you
If you're not concerned about privacy in the age of the Internet yet, you should. Don't want to take my word for it? Then read this.
What information is available about you in cyberspace? Where does it come from, and what risks does it present? Computerworld's Robert L. Mitchell set out to see just how much he could find about himself online. What he discovered is frightening.
The web is fast becoming the collective knowledge base of all of humanity, for better or for worse.It’s Me, and Here’s My Proof: Why Identity and Authentication Must Remain Distinct
public / private data with logging on
Overview of the security principles identity, authentication and authorization.
Ver clear description of the problem. Identity - "who are you?" - public assertion - locally unique. Authentication - "how can you prove it?" - secret response - non-unique. So biometrics are identity, not authentication.webbyarts.com - dedicated public weblog to form ecosystem of visual artists. » 280+ Best of Best Inspirational Logos
:o Yes, no wonder this is the best collection of logos ever you saw on internet. Hopefully you are going to bookmark this article and get the maximum use of itsPeter and Paul
from Identity design to websites and exhibition design as well... these guys rock at Communication Design big time
based in sheffield
nice yorkshire creative/comms consultancy
Estudio de diseño gráfico majeteCornwell :: Possibilities
Escritório de design com cases legais sobre brand, comunição visual.Keep Your Identity Small
Don't constrain your self by making too much part of your identity (reminds me of much of Tom Robbins's writing)
Paul GrahamGreat Examples of Colorful Gradients and 3D Effects in Logos | Abduzeedo - design inspiration and tutorials
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gradients that look good? yes, it is possibleLogo Designer Blog | Logo Design Discussion, Resources & Inspiration
Logo design, identity design and branding. A place for logo design inspiration, discussion, resources, tips & more!Seth's Blog: Personal branding in the age of Google
Google is a permanent record
"Google doesn't forget." Could be useful in further discussing (with kids) the implications of this...
Seth's Blog: Personal
A quick lesson on dirt laundry
Seth makes some great points about life in these modern times. Great to share with students, very concise.
"Google never forgets."/ "Everything you do now ends up in your permanent record. The best plan is to overload Google with a long tail of good stuff and to always act as if you're on Candid Camera, because you are."
people would be wise to recognize that there is no privacy in the online world - be aware that what you say and write in facebook or the like will be 'googlable' for years - operate accordingly - this is a version of big brother that george orwell didn't necessarily think of but certainly exists - in fact, there is no 'one big brother' - everyone can be big brother with google and the death of privacy due to social computingGetting OpenID Into the Browser - O'Reilly Radar
Getting OpenID Into the Browser - O'Reilly Radar - http://radar.oreilly.com/2008/12/getting-openid-into-the-browse.html26 Business Cards of Graphic & Web Designers on Twitter | The Design Cubicle
26 Business Cards of Graphic & Web DesignersThe Ten Most Revealing Psych Experiments
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Business Card Design Inspiration2009 ReBrand 100 Global Awards Winners - Branding Strategy - Redesign - Market Repositioning
ブランドデザイン刷新アワード「ReBrand」の受賞企業一覧。刷新前後が見ることができまくりで見ごたえありまくり。Louise Fili Ltd
designer especializada em restaurantes
A close relative and co-author of a handful of books with Steven Heller, Louise Fili's portfolio is well worth the 20 minutes I spent digging.Drawing Inspiration From Creative Logos | Design Showcase | Smashing Magazine
Drawing Inspiration From Creative LogosUnHub
On-stop unified page. Great for brand building, where you can glue your twitter, facebook, blogs, and etc..
Cool Hub for keeping all social networking profiles together in one place
You Are Everywhere
Большое количество сайтов, которое просматривает интернет-пользователь, привело к появлению инструментов агрегации и интеграции контента вроде «Френдфида». А количество социальных профайлов, в свою очередь, привело к возникновению их агрегаторов. Новый сервис UnHub его авторы и обозреватели техноблога TechCrunch назвали одним из самых удобных в своем роде по ряду причин. Прежде всего, пользователь получает страницу по удобному короткому адресу вида http://unhub.com/имя, где могут быть собраны данные всех его профайлов. Это содержимое, размещенное на страницах социальных сетей Faecbook, LinkedIn, фотографии из Flickr или Picasa и видео из YouTube.
Your UnHub URL directs others to your profiles, photostreams, channels, etc. with a persistent bar at the top of the screen.30 Beautiful Logos | Abduzeedo - design inspiration and tutorials
SweetBeautiful And Creative Logo Designs For Your Inspiration | Inspiration | Smashing Magazine
40 fine logos from smashing mag
Beautiful And Creative Logo Designs For Your Inspiration35 Type Based Logos
Type-based logosSocio Design Farringdon
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Identify - Firefox entension | Madgex Lab - http://lab.madgex.com/identify/
dentify is a Firefox extension that combines identities across various social network/media sites and provides you with a profile about an individual. Simply navigate to the profile page or a blog of an individual you are interested in and on Windows press Alt i or on the Mac press Ctrl i.Now You Can Change What Google Says About You - ReadWriteWeb
The program offers people control over their search appearance only in as much as they are willing to give Google more information about themselves. Google's Joe Kraus explained to us that up to four Google Profiles will appear at the bottom of a results page.A Guide to Protecting Your Online Identity
Being online is like being in public. Nearly anything that gets posted can come back to haunt you. Here is a guide to protecting your online identity.» redesign:related
"Cardinal Richelieu famously said: 'If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.' When all your words and actions can be saved for later examination, different rules have to apply."
Schneier says privacy is quickly disappearing and we're ignoring it. It's like pollution at the beginning of the century: we're ignoring it now because it's small but soon we'll realize it was a big problem that should have been nipped in the bud. Also, if every conversation is recorded we have to change our standards accordingly; eg: how information is considered in a court.
"Society works precisely because conversation is ephemeral; because people forget, and because people don't have to justify every word they utter. ... Privacy isn't just about having something to hide; it's a basic right that has enormous value to democracy, liberty, and our humanity. ... Just as we look back at the beginning of the previous century and shake our heads at how people could ignore the pollution they caused, future generations will look back at us – living in the early decades of the information age – and judge our solutions to the proliferation of data. We must, all of us together, start discussing this major societal change and what it means. And we must work out a way to create a future that our grandchildren will be proud of."
Beautiful essay by Bruce Schneier on the challenges of our time due to data collection, the "pollution" of the information age. Tweeted by Thomas Kriese.
"Cardinal Richelieu famously said: "If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged." When all your words and actions can be saved for later examination, different rules have to apply." This is especially important for those who say that they have nothing to hide. That misses the point.
Welcome to the future, where everything about you is saved. A future where your actions are recorded, your movements are tracked, and your conversations are no longer ephemeral. A future brought to you not by some 1984-like dystopia, but by the natural tendencies of computers to produce data. Data is the pollution of the information age. It's a natural byproduct of every computer-mediated interaction. It stays around forever, unless it's disposed of. It is valuable when reused, but it must be done carefully. Otherwise, its after effects are toxic. And just as 100 years ago people ignored pollution in our rush to build the Industrial Age, today we're ignoring data in our rush to build the Information Age. Increasingly, you leave a trail of digital footprints throughout your day.Typographic Lock-ups & Enclosures | Type Theory
Type Theory is a journal of contemporary typography featuring news, views, reviews and interviews.
logo designer, good ideas etc.50 Refreshing Business Card Designs | Graphic Fetish
Finally a new wave of those business card designs we can't get enough of! We're pretty sure you've been seeing the same designs over and over again so if you're
Finally a new wave of those business card designs we can’t get enough of! We’re pretty sure you’ve been seeing the same designs over and over again so if you’re looking for more creative inspiration, we hope this fresh batch will do the trick. See how you can have more fun with color, letterpress printing or simply play with the shape, cut or the material of your custom business cards. The designers responsible for these awesome designs are as indicated so feel free to browse their portfolios for more ideas.Identify: Google People With Two Keystrokes - ReadWriteWeb
Article discussing the Google Social Graph API, a search engine for all the webpages that we identify as profiles online and it tracks the connections between pages linked together for a single person.5 Ways to Share Your Social Media Identity
This is a very good link. A must have for social networking geeks.
One of the great things about the current web landscape is that the barrier to entry for entrepreneurs to create great new social media sites is very low. Open source, falling hardware and bandwidth costs, and social media itself (which can be used as a viral marketing vehicle), mean that enterprising developers can more easily than ever create amazing new services. That’s great for consumers because it facilitates a lot of competition that leads to the best possible products.
We might use one site for sharing photos, another for sharing videos, and a couple more for sharing links. The content we create on those sites makes up our social media identity, and as we use more sites, it becomes increasingly difficult to share it all from one place. Yesterday, I received an email from a friend whose signature had links to no less than eight social media profiles. Thankfully, there are better ways to share your social media identity. Below are five sites that offer social media badges you can share and embed.
Some helpful links to different types of social media badges.Ten logo design tips from the field | Logo Design Love
In this Illustrator CS4 tutorial I'll show you how to create an Identity Package including: business cards, letterhead, and envelopes, all in Illustrator. InFacebook | Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames
using own name in url
Facebook | Coming Soon: Facebook Usernames
RT @michelletripp: It's official: Facebook vanity URLs announced. Set your alarm clocks. These babies will go fast! http://ow.ly/dalI [from http://twitter.com/mikkokiviniemi/statuses/2100046951]
Facebook is adding usernames...finally! http://bit.ly/xlFEG [from http://twitter.com/AdamPieniazek/statuses/2098524709]
"From the beginning of Facebook, people have used their real names to share and connect with the people they know. This authenticity helps to create a trusted environment because you know the identity of the people and things on Facebook. The one place, though, where your identity wasn't reflected was in the Web address for your profile or the Facebook Pages you administer. The URL was just a randomly assigned number like "id=592952074." That soon will change. We're planning to offer Facebook usernames to make it easier for people to find and connect with you. When your friends, family members or co-workers visit your profile or Pages on Facebook, they will be able to enter your username as part of the URL in their browser. This way people will have an easy-to-remember way to find you. We expect to offer even more ways to use your Facebook username in the future."Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash
It's funny because it's true.
Gods, I love it when Anil gets bitchy.
Hilarious satirical prediction about what’s going to happy when Facebook releases vanity URLs this weekend.45 Fabulous Logo Designs | Inspiredology
Business Cards!!!!!20 Questions To Ask Clients Prior To Designing A Logo | The Design Cubicle
A logo questionare for clients.80 Creative and Well-designed Logos | Inspiration
ロゴまとめ3 apps to check username availability across all sites at once – The Next Web
Short, interesting profile -- reminded me of Neil Strauss' 'Emergency' (http://www.amazon.com/Emergency-This-Book-Will-Save/dp/0060898771/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1248037945&sr=8-1) and a lengthier New Yorker profile on 'chameleon' Frederic Bourdin - http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/08/11/080811fa_fact_grann
Former private investigator helps people "disappear" and move to new lives.
There are three key steps to disappearing. First, destroy old information about yourself. Call your video store or electricity company and replace your old, correct phone number with a new, invented one. Introduce spelling mistakes into your utility bills. Create a PO Box for your mail. Don’t use your credit cards and the like. Then, create bogus information to fool private investigators who might be looking for you. Go to one city and apply for an apartment. Rent a car in another one. The next, final step is the most important one. Move from point A to point B. Create a dummy company to pay your bills. Only use prepaid mobile phones and change them every month. It is nearly impossible to find out where you are unless you make a mistake.
''help people disappear''
An ex PI now helps people disappear.30 Logo Designs Using Gradient 3D Effects - Inspiration:Part 3 | Graphic and Web Design Blog - Inspiration, Resources and Tools
- Inspiration:Part 3 | Graphic and Web Design Blog -Brooklyn Fare’s Packaging and Graphic Design - Eat Me Daily
cups bags napkins with witty textInterview with Rob Janoff, designer of the Apple logo | creativebits
Intervjuu Apple logo disaineriga
se now more than ever before there are so many people trying to become designers and work for agencies just because the tools that are available. So, it's harder and harder to get work. And, the way some people have to get work is by apprenticing and working for nothing for somebody until they get that job, because there is so much competition.
There are many theories about this logo and many of them are just that. Find out the truth, read the interview with Rob Janoff, the designer of the original Apple logo, who will tell you all about his design.
Fantastic interview with the designer of the original Apple LogoGone Forever: What Does It Take to Really Disappear? | Vanish | Wired.com
On a case study, and investigators discussings the difficulties
How modern information gathering technology complicates the lives of those who want to start a new life.
The urge to disappear, to shed one’s identity and reemerge in another, surely must be as old as human society. It’s a fantasy that can flicker tantalizingly on the horizon at moments of crisis or grow into a persistent daydream that accompanies life’s daily burdens. A fight with your spouse leaves you momentarily despondent, perhaps, or a longtime relationship feels dead on its feet. Your mortgage payment becomes suddenly unmanageable, or a pile of debts gradually rises above your head. Maybe you simply awaken one day unable to shake your disappointment over a choice you could have made or a better life you might have had. And then the thought occurs to you: What if I could drop everything, abandon my life’s baggage, and start over as someone else?
a plan to escape
For Matthew Alan Sheppard, all of the anxiety, deception, and delusion converged in one moment on a crisp winter weekend in February 2008.Personas | Metropath(ologies) | An installation by Aaron Zinman
Who are you when you aren't there?
Personas is an art installation by Aaron Zinman that is a component of Metropath(ologies), an interactive exhibit by the Sociable Media Group, MIT Media Lab. Metropath(ologies) is by Alex Dragulescu, Yannick Assogba, Aaron Zinman under the direction of Prof. Judith Donath.
Personas is a component of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, currently on display at the MIT Museum by the Sociable Media Group from the MIT Media Lab. It uses sophisticated natural language processing and the Internet to create a data portrait of one's aggregated online identity. In short, Personas shows you how the Internet sees you.Personas | Metropath(ologies) | An installation by Aaron Zinman
Enter your name, and Personas scours the web for information and attempts to characterize the person - to fit them to a predetermined set of categories that an algorithmic process created from a massive corpus of data. The computational process is visualized with each stage of the analysis, finally resulting in the presentation of a seemingly authoritative personal profile.16 Logo Design Processes Of Top Logo Designers | Pixelactic
16 Logo Design Processes Of Top Logo Designers | Pixelactic
>認証済みアカウントとは？ アカウントが本人のものかという混乱を避けるため、Twitterは「認証済みアカウント」の実験（ベータ版テスト）を始めます。われわれは、日頃からなりすましや、本人かどうかという混乱に悩まされる人たちの信頼性を確立するよう働きかけています。Verifiedのついたアカウントは本物です！ どういう意味？ この仕組みがあれば、われわれが知っているプロフィールのどれが「本物」で信頼できるかを、簡単に見極めることができます。これは、われわれがその人や存在と連絡を取り合い、プロフィールが確認されたものであることを表し、認証されたことを意味します。（これは、実際に誰がTwitterに書き込みをしているかを認証するものではありません） これはまた、「認証済みアカウント」マークがないプロフィールが偽物であるというわけでもありません。Twitter上の大多数のアカウントはなりすましではありませんし、われわれはなりすましを100％チェックできるわけでもありません。今後は、誤ったアイデンティティーやなりすましがあった場合に対処するため、一部のプロフィールを認証するにすぎないのです。 もし、まだ認証されていないアカウントが本物か迷っている場合は、その当人の公式ウェブサイトを確認し、その人のTwitterプロフィールにリンクが貼られているかを見てみることができます。（たびたびになりますが、リンクがないからといってなりすましということではありません） 誰のアカウントに「認証済みアカウント」マークが表示されるの？ われわれは、なりすましやアイデンティティーの混乱等の問題を抱える著名な方のプロフィールから認証を始めます。（例えば、著名なアーティスト、アスリート、俳優、政府関係者や公共機関等です。）将来はもっと沢山のプロフィールを認証する予定ですが、まずは費用と時間の関係で、一部のアカウントのみから始めます。何ヶ月かを経てテストが進歩してきたら、もっと沢山のプロフィールにまで範囲を広げてこのテストを行なっていけるでしょう。 なりすましなどの問題に困ってます。自分のアカウントを認証できるの？ すべてのプロフィールを認証することはできませんが、もしあなたのアカウントが日常的になりすましなどの問題がある場合は解決に向けてお手伝いします。 …
With this feature, you can easily see which accounts we know are 'real' and authentic. That means we've been in contact with the person or entity the account is representing and verified that it is approved. (This does not mean we have verified who, exactly, is writing the tweets.)
"To prevent identity confusion, Twitter is experimenting (beta testing) with a 'Verified Account' feature. We're working to establish authenticity with people who deal with impersonation or identity confusion on a regular basis. Accounts with a [check mark indicating they are] Verified are the real thing!"
"With this feature, you can easily see which accounts we know are 'real' and authentic. That means we've been in contact with the person or entity the account is representing and verified that it is approved. (This does not mean we have verified who, exactly, is writing the tweets.)"
To prevent identity confusion. Test-Version.
To prevent identity confusion, Twitter is experimenting (beta testing) with a 'Verified Account' feature. We're working to establish authenticity with people who deal with impersonation or identity confusion on a regular basis.webfinger - Project Hosting on Google Code
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Back in the day you could, given somebody's UNIX account (email address), type finger email@example.com and get some information about that person, whatever they wanted to share: perhaps their office location, phone number, URL, current activities, etc. The finger protocol, sadly, died. Fast-forward to Web 2.0. We're currently bickering about how we do interop between all these social web services, and even how we represent a person's identity. The two main identity identifier camps are email addresses and URLs.
Google Code Project Page for "WebFinger" protocol
We're bringing back the finger protocol, but using HTTP this time.
from here, it should be downhill to world-wide, usable identity
WebFinger is about making email addresses more valuable, by letting people attach public metadata to themJohn Resig - Eulogy to _why
Unfortunately I'm short on time at the moment (trying to launch a project this week) but I have to say, at least, a few words about the hacker and artist _why. At this moment, _why's online presence appears to be no more. All of his sites and code are gone. This includes, and is not limited to: * http://twitter.com/_why * http://github.com/why * http://whytheluckystiff.net/ * http://poignantguide.net/ * http://hackety.org/ * http://shoooes.net/ * http://hacketyhack.net/ * http://tryruby.hobix.com/ Two conjectures are common at the moment: His account(s) were hacked and sites taken down or he simply decided to delete his online presence. I personally believe that he did this deliberately and with some amount of forethought.
One of the things that's made _why unique amongst programmers is that he has worked in virtual anonymity. Some people knew his name but it was never a focus of his online persona (and, at least, never actively associated with him as a person - I've seen sites that purport to identify him, but they're generally incorrect, and fringe, at best). Even live, giving talks or performing music, he still went by his pseudonym.
One of the things that's made _why unique amongst programmers is that he has worked in virtual anonymity. Some people knew his name but it was never a focus of his online persona (and, at least, never actively associated with him as a person - I've seen sites that purport to identify him, but they're generally incorrect, and fringe, at best). Even live, giving talks or performing music, he still went by his pseudonym. Reading through the original discovery thread you can see a full range of emotion regarding his disappearance; Anger, confusion, and sadness. Personally, I feel a mixture of joy and amazement. _why, the code he's written, the persona he projected, and the art he produced has been a long-time admiration of mine. Some only see _why's code or writing (Why's Poignant Guide to Ruby, for example - which can still be purchased on Lulu). I tend to see _why more as an artist. He used a wide variety of mediums for his exploration: Written word, drawings, code, and even music.
_why, el famoso programador de Ruby y creador de libros maravillosos, borró su presencia online y desapareció. http://bit.ly/tvNJl [from http://twitter.com/dariuus/statuses/3430674235]
Why the Lucky Stiff has disappeared. I share John Resig's admiration for his whimsical approach and his pseudonymity, but find it hard to identify with deleting all your work.
"I've seen a few people ask why he opted to remove his code - why didn't he take his work seriously? (Especially since others have grown to depend upon it.) Looking at the cumulative work and art of _why it should become painfully obvious: The online presence of _why, and all the code, writing, music, and drawings that've been produced are a mere transitory portion of one person's life. He was constantly moving from project to project, blog to blog. Now he's truly moved on and we should feel joy in having gotten to know him, and his art, over the past couple years."
At this moment, _why's online presence appears to be no more. All of his sites and code are gone. This includes, and is not limited to: ...65 Outstanding Packaging Designs | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials
I was doing my daily dose of ffffound surfing the other day and I came across these really cool packaging designs and I thought I'd share them with you.20 Very Clever Logo Designs | Web Design Tutorials | Creating a Website | Learn Adobe Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver
I thought that some logo design inspiration was in order, as we haven’t posted anything along the logo lines in a while. I have made a compilation of 20 extremely clever logos. The trick is to look into the logos and see what they are based on, then try and work out what the hidden message is. An example would be the Amazon logo. Many people think the arrow underneath it is a smiley face, when infact it is pointing from the a to the z.30 Examples of Brilliant Logo Design | Web Design Ledger
A few weeks ago, we showed you some very good logo design tutorials and techniques. Now it's time for some logo design inspiration. Here are 30 very goodHi, I'm - your nametag on the internet
Hi, I'm is like your nametag on the internet
Featuring your latest content from your favorite networks, your Hi, I'm page tells everyone who you are and what you're about all on one page.
agrégateur de réseau sociaux
Agrégateur d'identité numérique
nametag on the internet10 Solid Tips to Safeguard Your Facebook Privacy
new twitter rules
Finally Twitter is cracking down - what you won't get away with anymore... http://ow.ly/pcxj [from http://twitter.com/LauraleeGuthrie/statuses/3966587512]
Twitter new Terms of Service will ban these types - spammers etc
A nice round up of the annoying users on twitter that (if new rules are to be believed) we won't see anymore.72 Creative And Smart Typographic Logo Inspiration | Graphic and Web Design Blog -Resources And Tutorials
nice websiteLogo Design Inspiration: 50+ Beautiful Examples | Inspiration | instantShift
Great examples of logo design
"A Logo is a graphical element that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. "34 Excellent Punctuation Inspired Logo Designs | Spyre Studios
Punctuation Inspired Logo Designs
We use punctuation everyday when writing articles, blog posts and emails. We're all aware that using the wrong punctuation can completely change the meaning of a sentence or even a whole document. So, where else do people use punctuation? In logo design of course! The 34 logos showcased in the post use punctuation as a design element. Some logos feature commas, colons and semicolons while others use exclamation marks, question marks, brackets and parentheses. I found they were very creative and thought I'd share them with you. Enjoy!The Art of Branding Yourself and Your Freelancing Business | Webdesigner Depot
Just as it is for big corporations, successful branding is essential to the success of a freelancing business and to just one self-employed web worker. It is
This is a fantastic read for any freelancer - Brand yourself
* 1 Oct The Art of Branding Yourself and Your Freelancing Business40 + simple and elegant business card designs | designrfix.com
business card - biglietti da visita
The business card is the first thing that is exchanged when meeting a new potential client or business contact. Even in new world of digital media, the business card is still an important piece of initial exchange in the world of commerce. Lately, ILogo Gallery & Inspiration - Logo Galleria
Logo Gallery & InspirationOfficial Google Blog: Managing your reputation through search results
Below are some tips for "reputation management": influencing how you're perceived online, and what information is available relating to you
The first step in reputation management is preemptive: Think twice before putting your personal information online. Remember that although something might be appropriate for the context in which you're publishing it, search engines can make it very easy to find that information later, out of context, including by people who don't normally visit the site where you originally posted it. Translation: don't assume that just because your mom doesn't read your blog, she'll never see that post about the new tattoo you're hiding from her.80+ Identity Logo Design With PSD Files
give Google Account users the option to sign in to websites with their Google credentials and without having to sign up for a new account at those sites
rd data formats such as Portable Contacts and OpenSocial REST APIs."Great Collection of Visual Identities | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials
awesome brandingA Showcase of Fresh Logo Designs to Inspire You | Web Design Ledger
In past articles, we've shown you beautiful logos for inspiration and tutorials on designing logos. Since we believe you can't have too much design inspiration,
logos50 Popular Airline Logos | Webdesigner Depot
In this article we’ll take a logo at the logos of over 50 popular airlines. The list is by no means a complete list of all airlines and is just intended for inspiration for your own projects. Noteworthy is the lack of any depiction of an airplane in most of these logos, but a tendency to suggest flying through the use of curved shapes that resemble wings. The fonts used tend to be sans serif for the most part, although there’s a fair share of serif typefaces as well. The colors vary a lot, but there appears to be a clear tendency towards reds and blues. Now fasten your seatbelt and let’s take off!
Every day thousands of people take it to the air... With so many airlines to choose from, branding is extremely important and at its core lies logoGoogle Dashboard: Now You Know What Google Knows About You
How much does Google know about you? http://ow.ly/zUKz [from http://twitter.com/LauraleeGuthrie/statuses/5484012833]
There’s no two ways about it: if you use a lot of Google services, then Google knows a lot about you. Google has received a solid amount of criticism because of this, and they’ve decided to alleviate the issue by launching Privacy Dashboard; a one-stop-shop with all the information that Google knows about you and your online habits collected in one place. Dashboard covers more than 20 products and services, including GmailGmailGmail, Calendar, Docs, Web History, OrkutOrkutOrkut, YouTubeYouTubeYouTube, PicasaPicasaPicasa, Talk, Reader, Alerts, Latitude and others. It’s quite a scary list; personally, I’m using all of these, and I was quite interested to see what exactly I’ve told GoogleGoogleGoogle about myself without even knowing.
There's no two ways about it: if you use a lot of Google services, then Google knows a lot about you. Google has received a solid amount of criticism because ofWhat a logo does not have to be or do
Good points, but you don't need to tell designers.
"What a logo does not have to be or do" http://j.mp/14WuMyOfficial Google Blog: Search for "me" on Google
"Stop Googling Me!" --T-shirt seen in SoHo…
making a profile on google so when people search for me, they see that first.20 New High Quality Free Fonts | Smashing Magazine
SuperscriptColor: The Next Limited Resource?
Who owns color? Trends in limiting color usage and the rights that brands have to trademark colors is a difficult road to navigate.
What really isn’t being discussed by the design world at large though are the limitations being set on color. Color is as free for us to use as the air we breathe… or is it?Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish: Here’s What Happened | Vanish | Wired.com
How to disappear completely...
Is it possible to disappear when the entire internet is looking for you? One guy finds out.
Ratliff goes off the radar to see if he can live without being found in the modern age. After 28 days, someone did. See how it happened and what can be learned from it.A Clever Collection of 40+ Inspiring Ambigrams - Vectortuts+
Ambigrams form a variety of sources
An ambigram as defined by Wikipedia,OpenID: Now more powerful and easier to use! | OpenID
This is the way the web should work. Facebook - pleas join this!
Google, Yahoo! and MySpace support for OpenIDFacebook's New Privacy Changes: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | Electronic Frontier Foundation
publicly available information"
In conclusion, we at EFF are worried that today's changes will lead to Facebook users publishing to the world much more information about themselves than they ever intended.
The new changes are intended to simplify Facebook's notoriously complex privacy settings and, in the words of today's privacy announcement to all Facebook users, "give you more control of your information." But do all of the changes really give Facebook users more control over their information? EFF took a close look at the changes to figure out which ones are for the better — and which ones are for the worse.15 of the World's Most Brilliant Business Card Designs | WebUrbanist
Interessante Visitenkarten Desings
Not all business cards are boring pieces of paper. Some are awesomely creative, memorable and even intimidating.To score, keep your goals to yourself: Study
interesting article on following through with your goals
Whether you plan to cure cancer, lose weight or be the world's best parent, results of a new study suggest you'd do well to keep your mouth shut about it. And not just to avoid annoying other people. Researchers report that when dealing with identity goals — that is, the aspirations that define who we are — sharing our intentions doesn't necessarily motivate achievement. On the contrary, a series of experiments shows that when others take notice of our plans, performance is compromised because we gain "a premature sense of completeness" about the goal.
"Researchers report that when dealing with identity goals — that is, the aspirations that define who we are — sharing our intentions doesn't necessarily motivate achievement. On the contrary, a series of experiments shows that when others take notice of our plans, performance is compromised because we gain "a premature sense of completeness" about the goal." You have to pay to read the journal article but the abstract is here: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122306810/abstract
"(Take) a mother who talks about all the great things she's going to do for her kids — help them do better in school, get better test scores, give them extra training — while all the other mothers nod in approval," says Gollwitzer. "The chances are high that she won't do as much as she could to achieve those goals because she's already viewed as an ideal mother just by sharing her wonderful intentions." He explains the intentions function as a symbol of possessing the desired identity. This is evident in the statement of a "high-order goal," such as losing weight to become a healthier person, but not in planning to drop three pounds to fit into a dress.
Whether you plan to cure cancer, lose weight or be the world's best parent, results of a new study suggest you'd do well to keep your mouth shut about it. And not just to avoid annoying other people. Researchers report that when dealing with identity goals — that is, the aspirations that define who we are — sharing our intentions doesn't necessarily motivate achievement. On the contrary, a series of experiments shows that when others take notice of our plans, performance is compromised because we gain "a premature sense of completeness" about the goal.The Best and Worst Identities of 2009 - Brand New
Lista de melhores e piores projetos de identidade do ano de 2009 - EUA, EUROPA83 Crazy/Beautiful Letterhead and Logo Designs
Beautiful Letterhead and Logo Designs
Whap! Like a flash of satori, your company letterhead should be a slap in the face of consciousness. The whole point is to grab your readers’ attention by the throat on first contact, then make them beg for more in the long run. Considering the chronic short-attention span of a generation raised on cable TV and the internet, this is saying a lot. I’ve gathered 83 of the most eye-popping letterhead designs so far to illustrate my meaning. Albeit the designs are stylistically distinct from one other, this showcase is a marriage of cutting-edge creativity and effective brand communication. Enough said. Just scroll down these letterhead designs and enjoy!New algorithm guesses SSNs using date and place of birth - Ars Technica
Given these numbers, the authors estimate that even a moderate-sized botnet of 10,000 machines could successfully obtain identity verifications for younger residents of West Virginia at a rate of 47 a minute.
Two researchers have found that a pair of antifraud methods intended to increase the chances of detecting bogus social security numbers has actually allowed the statistical reconstruction of the number using information that many people place on social networking sites.Roundel
A consultancy dedicated to helping clients create a clear sense of their own identity through strong, simple and meaningful communication.EBSL | erikbelowsealevel.com | Erik Kiesewetter | New Orleans 2009
"L’identité numérique reste un concept assez flou pour la plupart des internautes, or il est seulement question de contrôle de l’image et de la réputation, selon les mêmes règles que celles que nous appliquons dans notre vie courante, celle que l’on appelle la vraie vie. / Pas besoin d’être un expert, donc, pour observer ces 10 règles simples qui devraient normalement vous aider à mieux maîtriser votre image sur internet : [...]"
Identité numérique : 10 règles simples pour contrôler son image sur internet37 Beautiful Letterpress Business Cards | Design Shack
37 Beautiful Letterpress Business Cards | Design Shack - http://designshack.co.uk/articles/37-beautiful-letterpress-business-cards67 Beautiful and Creative Business Card Design
People wandering to select the simple, fresh, catchy, professional, vibrant Business Cards that can best market their business. I have no different story to tell you, I had the same story. But still I could help others stopping from wandering and ma
biz cardswhats-in-a-new-logo.html: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
great logo articleTop 33 Best Logo Design Processes in 2009 | Logo Talks
An overview for designers and students over at Logo Talks of the best Logo Design processes which published in 2009. In this round up we have coolected 33 of the most popular Logo Design Processes from 2009.Creative Review - MTV's brand new look
So the long and short of this story is that if you want to make sure that Google understands your blog to be your primary beacon on the web, then you should add the words rel=”me” to a relevant link on your blog. I’ve added that tag to the link on my sidebar that goes to my feedback page, because that’s a good page for me. It’s as simple as making the link text read a href=”http://marshallk.com/feedback” rel=”me”.dache | The visual works of David Pache
100 brands of interest
This article is the sequel to 100 brands of interest, published on the dacheboard on December 4, 2008. After the last article and the feedback received, it was clear that another article of this nature was in order so, here it is! Over the past few months, I have been compiling another 100 brands of interest and have been very lucky to have such a selection to choose from. The standard really is very high.The Most Relevant Identity Work of the Decade - Brand New
The Most Relevant Identity Work of the Decade - Brand New - http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/the_most_relevant_identity_work_of_the_decade.php
O Brand New fez um apanhado das identidades visuais/logos mais importantes e relevantes da década. Aquelas que realmente fizeram diferença no mercado mundial, aquelas que mexeram com a cabeça dos designers e dos consumidores.
Brand New: Opinions on corporate and brand identity work. A division of UnderConsideration.Beautiful Typographic Business Cards | Inspired Magazine
Nice! Business cards are terribly outdated, and even though I just ordered a bunch through Visaprint, I doubt I'll ever go through them.
Similar to Magnetize (sp?)
This post is part of Mashable’s Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for
Card.ly: Build a Beautiful Social Media Business CardDid Google just sneakily launch a Facebook killer? - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
You are so vain and you've just handed (possibly) another rich lode for Google to mine. And you didn't know it.
Farhad Manjoo takes a look at Google's new profile option, which lets you control your brand in Google (to some extent). It could be a Facebook killer - or at leats be a new place you need to keep an eye on your brand.
Google Profile—a page that Google is encouraging everyone to create.
wow!AIGA Design Archives
Encompassing more than 20,000 selections from special collections and AIGA's annual juried design competitions since 1924, AIGA Design Archives is one of the richest online resources available to those who practice, study and appreciate great design.
AIGA Design ArchivesFRBB: Identity Theft
awesome logo ideasThe Dam Just Broke: Facebook Opens Up to OpenID - ReadWriteWeb
The Dam Just Broke: Facebook Opens Up to OpenID - http://ow.ly/83c3 [from http://twitter.com/barbhd34/statuses/1859036448]
RT @rww Facebook Opens Up to OpenID; http://bit.ly/fNmJE (via @tweetmeme) [from http://twitter.com/jcookaz/statuses/1841594646]
RT: @rww: The Dam Just Broke: Facebook Opens Up to OpenID http://bit.ly/I5Pjv [from http://twitter.com/CircleReader/statuses/1840467882]
In a few minutes Facebook will become the biggest example of a social network that allows users to log-in with OpenID credentials granted to them by other companies' websites. Major networks have said for months that their ID could be used as OpenID, but becoming "relying parties" that accepted OpenID from elsewhere was the step everyone was waiting for. The dam has broken.
5/18/09 In a few minutes Facebook will become the biggest example of a social network that allows users to log-in with OpenID credentials granted to them by other companies' websites.20 Unique and Creative Logo Designs
Logo is a symbol or emblem commonly used by companies and individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition."Making Sense of Privacy and Publicity"
dannah boyd keynote notes from sxsw2010 via monstroVideo: Hacker war drives San Francisco cloning RFID passports - Engadget
Hacker war drives San Francisco cloning #RFID passports http://j.mp/cQh2roOfficial Google Data APIs Blog: Bringing OpenID and OAuth Together
Every OAuth provider should encapsulate OAuth authorization inside OpenID. Better UX, lesser redirects http://bit.ly/7qbfPB
OAuth-enabled APIs suYour Gmail Account is Now An OpenID
RT @tweetlicius: Your Gmail Account is Now An OpenID - http://tcrn.ch/aAxVXq
You may not know it, but you probably have an OpenID. If you have a Yahoo account, you have an OpenID. If you have a Windows Live account, you will soon have an OpenID. And today, if you have a Google e-mail account, you can also start using your Gmail address as an OpenID. By joining the OpenID movement, Google completes the trifecta and adds all of its Gmail users to the hundreds of millions of Yahoo and Windows Live accounts that can also be used as a single login for any Website that accepts OpenID. While Google is more than happy to become an issuer of OpenIDs, what is not so clear is whether it will accept other OpenIDs for people who want to sign up for Google services.
Google appears to be an OpenID “provider,” not a “relying party.” In other words, you cannot sign into Google with your Yahoo account. But this still helps the OpenID movement as a whole because it gives smaller sites more incentive to join as “relying parties.” Among the first sites to accept Gmail accounts for sign in are Zoho and Plaxo.swissmiss: A Guide to Choosing Colors for Your Brand
140 chars you say?... This is What a Tweet Looks Like http://j.mp/8ZkkDJ
This is What a Tweet Looks Like
twitter schema representation.
a breakdown of all the information in a tweet
Get a look at all the metadata behind the humble tweet: http://is.gd/bEYcL This is what the semantic web looks like. via @paoloman – Negar Mottahedeh (negaratduke) http://twitter.com/negaratduke/statuses/12711760820
Think a tweet is just 140 characters of text? Think again. To developers building tools on top of the Twitter platform, they know tweets contain far more information than just whatever brief, passing thought you felt the urge to share with your friends via the microblogging network. A tweet is filled with metadata - information about when it was sent, by who, using what Twitter application and so on. Now, thanks to Raffi Krikorian, a developer on Twitter's API/Platform team, you can see what a tweet looks like, in all its data-rich detail.Galleries / Print / Business Cards | Fubiz™
Galleries / Print / Business Cards | Fubiz™ - http://www.fubiz.net/galleries/set/business-cards/
Fotogalerie ausgesuchter Visitenkarten
Daily dose of inspiration / Fubiz
Tarjetas de presentación2010 Trends article on LogoLounge.Com
Logo design, web,
Facebook is a dangerous place to have a profile on - not because of maurading online predators, but because you don't know where you stand with it as a company. This research from the EFF proves that they are happy to re-jig their privacy rules in order make money from their users.The Official Manufacturing Company / Work
Created products, signage, etc for the ace hotel
Company in USA
everything beautifulEstablish and Maintain Your Online Identity - identity management - Lifehacker
Building an online identity in clear steps
What message? The message that you're old news, you don't keep up on what's going on, and there has to be someone out there more interesting and relevant than you. If the only thing online that points to you are old blog posts from 2005 and a stale social networking profile, you might as well be walking around with a cassette player and some floodwaters on, exclaiming "We put a probe on Mars? Who's this Obama guy?"Manual
tom crabtree7-things-to-stop-doing-now-on-facebook: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
To do with privacy .readTim Bjørn – Design Studio
nice use of speech bubbles on images for descriptionsGoogle Abandons Standards, Forks OpenID — The NeoSmart Files
Google Abandons Standards, Forks OpenID http://ow.ly/1NncJ
well they're not Microsoft but well on their way
OpenIDBBC NEWS | Magazine | Four philosophical questions to make your brain hurt
"And when the surface is scratched, what you find below is extraordinary - or, rather, extraordinarily difficult to make good, clear sense of. Lying in wait are arguments that lead to, if not sheer lunacy, then bullets we're loathe to bite."
Consider a photo of someone you think is you eight years ago. What makes that person you? You might say he she was composed of the same cells as you now. But most of your cells are replaced every seven years. You might instead say you're an organism, a particular human being, and that organisms can survive cell replacement - this oak being the same tree as the sapling I planted last year.Could your social networks spill your secrets? - Short Sharp Science - New Scientist
The Google team's paper (Under)mining privacy in social networks (pdf) will be presented at the Web 2.0 Security and Privacy 2009 meeting in May. Tom Simonite, online technology editorBarbican Identity Guides - a set on Flickr
Barbican Identity Guides
Flickr set of Barbican print identity guidlines
a set on Flickr
done by north studio uk100 Tips, Tools, and Resources to Protect Your Online Reputation | Masters in Criminal Justice
With the advent of online tools that make it easy to share information, meet new people and keep in touch faster than ever, reputation has taken on a twofold dimension. Individuals and businesses no longer have to worry about their reputation in real life but in the virtual world as well, making it twice as hard to keep up with what’s being said. There are some ways that you can work to manage your online reputation, however, whether you’re doing it for yourself or for your business. These resources provide tips and tools to make it easier to track, control and manage your online reputation so you stay on top and in control of your personal and professional image.
Some tips to get you thinking about your online reputation
Great article with lots of important resources to help monitor and control your own or your company's online reputation.Ignacio Macri - Brand Identity - Logo Design
Brand Identity - Logo DesignThe Existential Clown - The Atlantic (December 2008)
Jim Carrey profile
cool article on the existential nature of jim carrey's comedy
To quote Martin Buber: “The world is not comprehensible, but it is embraceable."
article about jim carey
jim carrey, the existential clown!
Why Jim Carrey makes us uncomfortableReputation Management and Social Media | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project
"More than half (57%) of adult internet users say they have used a search engine to look up their name and see what information was available about them online, up from 47% who did so in 2006. Young adults, far from being indifferent about their digital footprints, are the most active online reputation managers in several dimensions. For example, more than two-thirds (71%) of social networking users ages 18-29 have changed the privacy settings on their profile to limit what they share with others online. Reputation management has now become a defining feature of online life for many internet users, especially the young. … When compared with older users, young adults are more likely to restrict what they share and whom they share it with. “Contrary to the popular perception that younger users embrace a laissez-faire attitude about their online reputations, young adults are often more vigilant than older adults when it comes to managing their online identities,” said Madden."
"Young adults, far from being indifferent about their digital footprints, are the most active online reputation managers in several dimensions. For example, more than two-thirds (71%) of social networking users ages 18-29 have changed the privacy settings on their profile to limit what they share with others online."
More than half (57%) of adult internet users say they have used a search engine to look up their name and see what information was available about them online, up from 47% who did so in 2006. Young adults, far from being indifferent about their digital footprints, are the most active online reputation managers in several dimensions. For example, more than two-thirds (71%) of social networking users ages 18-29 have changed the privacy settings on their profile to limit what they share with others online.How to Find the Person behind an Email Address - Reverse Email Search
Find the Person Behind an Email Address
Reverse Email SearchThe Tell-All Generation Learns When Not To, at Least Online - NYTimes.com
RT @eni_kao: [Sochol] La génération sans pudeur apprend à se préserver en ligne et à s'auto-censurer. http://nyti.ms/cPWLZ8 (via @palpitt)
Min Liu, a 21-year-old liberal arts student at the New School in New York City, got a Facebook account at 17 and chronicled her college life in detail, from rooftop drinks with friends to dancing at a downtown club. Recently, though, she has had second thoughts.Mister – Graphic Design & Communication. Branding & Design for Online / Screen / Print & Publications. Glasgow, UK
damn, son -- look at that fucken grid
ret5 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Identity
Social Media Identity Management5 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Identity
Social Media Identity Management5 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Identity
Social Media Identity ManagementHow to Set Up OpenID on Your Own Domain | Smarterware
For some reason I was under the mistaken impression that setting up an OpenID on my own domain, ginatrapani.org, would be a big hassle: that I'd have to host my own OpenID server software and that it would take all sorts of installation and maintenance BS to do so. I feel strongly about owning my identity online, mapping it to my nameplate domain, and actively choosing an authorizing party instead of just accepting the sign-in service du jour like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, or Google. Still, I never got set up with OpenID on ginatrapani.org because my perceived hassle factor was daunting. Instead, I used idproxy.net for my OpenID and put the domain setup on my "someday I have to do that" list. It meant that my OpenID was ginatrapani.idproxy.net instead of my own domain. Idproxy is a great service and I thank them for getting me started with OpenID; but still, I want my OpenID URL to be a domain name I own and control.5 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Identity
Social Media Identity ManagementHow to Set Up OpenID on Your Own Domain | Smarterware
Profiles as an OpenID provider and to Chris for a great discussion of OpenID, OAuth, and verifying identity on the web.
using Google.5 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Identity
Social Media Identity ManagementWhich Identities Are We Using to Sign in Around the Web?
What online IDs are people using the most to sign in around the web?
RT @smashingmag What online IDs are people using the most to sign in around the Web? (Infographic) - http://bit.ly/d4sK7A (via @creattica)50 Fantastically Clever Logos | Design Shack
This article needs a great big "citation needed" slapped on it. Yes, people need to think about what they post on the web, but no, that stuff will not stay around "forever." If anything, the web suffers from the opposite problem: memory loss.
"We’ve known for years that the Web allows for unprecedented voyeurism, exhibitionism and inadvertent indiscretion, but we are only beginning to understand the costs of an age in which so much of what we say, and of what others say about us, goes into our permanent — and public — digital files. The fact that the Internet never seems to forget is threatening, at an almost existential level, our ability to control our identities; to preserve the option of reinventing ourselves and starting anew; to overcome our checkered pasts....It’s often said that we live in a permissive era, one with infinite second chances. But the truth is that for a great many people, the permanent memory bank of the Web increasingly means there are no second chances — no opportunities to escape a scarlet letter in your digital past. Now the worst thing you’ve done is often the first thing everyone knows about you."
Use a lot of thought and caution before posting to the web...it never forgets and is a critical part of what others may see about your one-time identity...even if it was 40 years ago!
La Red significa "el fin del olvido". Súper interesante artículo en el NYTimes. http://nyti.ms/anOZh7 (para los que gustan de la tecno y...
By Jeffrey Rosen
Interesting article about how the Internet remembers everything we put in it and how it would be better both for us and our society if it forgot with time (like humans).
When historians of the future look back on the perils of the early digital age, Stacy Snyder may well be an icon. The problem she faced is only one example of a challenge that, in big and small ways, is confronting millions of people around the globe: how best to live our lives in a world where the Internet records everything and forgets nothing — where every online photo, status update, Twitter post and blog entry by and about us can be stored forever. With Web sites like LOL Facebook Moments, which collects and shares embarrassing personal revelations from Facebook users, ill-advised photos and online chatter are coming back to haunt people months or years after the fact. Examples are proliferating daily: there was the 16-year-old British girl who was fired from her office job for complaining on Facebook, “I’m so totally bored!!”; there was the 66-year-old Canadian psychotherapist who tried to enter the United States but was turned away at the border — and barred permanently from vi
How best to live our lives in a world where the Internet records everything and forgets nothing—where every online photo, status update, Twitter post and blog entry by and about us can be stored forever.
thx, lg :) RT @AmirKassaei: Great Read! NYTimes: The Web Means the End of Forgetting http://nyti.ms/anOZh7
NYTimes: The Web Means the End of Forgetting http://nyti.ms/anOZh7
The digital age is facing its first existential crisis: the impossibility of erasing your posted past and moving on.