An interactive look at time…
“I’ve got my timbos on my toes and this is how it goes”
GeoGuessr is a geography game which takes you on a journey around the world and challenges your ability to recognize your surroundings.
[We also needed the] ability to maintain and control our brand image, and the overall experience itself. Tumblr is one of the few platforms you can actually customize fully.
Was one of Brooklyn’s finest in Harlem in 1939? This Sid Grossman photo of “Harlem Loiterers” from the Prints Collection at NYPL’s Schomburg Center for Research In Black Culture has created quite a stir since being posted to the Center’s Facebook page the other day. Why? Because the man on the right looks a heck of a lot like Jay-Z (for evidence, check out these photos of Jay-Z when he visited The New York Public Library in 2010). Cue Twilight Zone music, right? Schomburg’s Curator of Digital Collections Sylviane A. Diouf found the photo while researching an exhibition, and said, “I was immediately struck by the similarity to Jay-Z and actually laughed out loud … I still hope somebody will tell us who that young man really was.”
So is Jay-Z a time traveler? Is this someone else - anyone know who? What do you think?
That shit cray.
But, aren’t you sad about selling the greatest bike on earth? No. When you ride this bike once it permanently eliminates your ability to feel sad about anything ever again. Even for little puppies who are afraid to walk down the stairs, because the stairs…they’re so big, and they’re so little. Puppies who are young, but have already discovered the world to be a cold, unforgiving place. But you won’t give a shit about it because you’ll be on your awesome new bike living the dream.
And so the native ad format that Tumblr recently brought to the mobile feed is especially interesting because at least so far, it is faithful to the spirit of the content around. This is no small thing when it comes to “native” ad formats, which I have seen used to describe simply shoving a standard banner in the middle of a headline scroll.
The campaign for The Great Gatsby inserts into my feed on rare but welcome occasions a very short animated GIF that captures another moment from the film. They are artfully chosen — a high-kicking flapper here, a champagne toast there — to capture the debauchery that I understand the film is trying to extract from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. And frankly, I find these in-stream snippets more compelling and communicative about the movie than the longer-form TV spots that leave me on the fence about seeing the movie.