Tumblr Quick Tip: GIFs
Those million moving pictures on your dashboard (wizard pictures for muggles!) are mesmerizing, and you want to make your own, not just reblog them or post reactions from a folder.
If you need GIF resources, we’ve got you covered:
- Gizmodo has a tutorial on How To Make a GIF
- And The Verge has a post entitled Deal With It: the art and science of creating GIFs
- Don’t have Photoshop? Try these: GIF Soup, GIF Brewery
- On your phone: Cinemagram, Gifboom, Gifture, Loopcam, MyFaceWhen, Giffer, Gifantor, Gif Camera (look for these in your phone’s app store— and let us know if we’ve missed a good one on your preferred platform)
(Like this post? Stay tuned; we’ll have a Getting Started with Tumblr kit available soon.)
GIGS2GO is a small set of ‘Tear and Share’ USB drives, about the same size as a credit card, that can be torn off and used or handed out to others… the four-pack of thumb drives is made from 100% post-consumer molded paper pulp with no plastic. You can tear off an individual 1GB drive like a phone number on a flyer for a cat-sitter.
I love it for no other reason than that it actually feels like we are being pulled forward. It’s hard to say that something like that has happened since the iPhone. The innovation aspect just makes it seems like a big pull forward.Ian Shafer, CEO of Deep Focus | Is Google Glass A Smartphone Killer?
The researchers coded each tweet for its happiness content, based on the appearance and frequency of words determined by Mechanical Turk workers to be happy (rainbow, love, beauty, hope, wonderful, wine) or sad (damn, boo, ugly, smoke, hate, lied). While the researchers admit their technique ignores context, they say that for large datasets, simply counting the words and averaging their happiness content produces “reliable” results.
42 wheels, 19 Porsche engines (each producing 459 horsepower), three steering wheels allowing three people to drive the car at the same time, and a trunk full of toys. From the BMW marketing team:
Eli, we think you might be onto something. Our marketing department worked a little photoshop magic to bring your dream to life. We’ll be sure to pass this on to our product designers. Thanks for sharing your idea and for being a BMW fan.