At Boston University’s Warren Towers, assigned phone numbers were consecutive, so it was easy to figure out who you were calling from the pay phone down on the street. The trick, when we played in the middle of the night, was to call rapid fire — so that the lights from the people you woke up stayed on long enough to Connect Four.
Admittedly, our version left people much angrier than this high-tech modern version.
Can Bud’s New Beer Can Become An Icon Like The Coke Bottle?
“Honestly, our brand needs more design to it. We have brown bottles and aluminum cans,” Pat McGauley, VP of Innovation at Anheuser-Busch confesses to Co.Design. “Obviously, Coca Cola built their iconic shape over many many years. We’ve had this bow-tie icon, but we haven’t been able to shape the aluminum until now. It’s quite an opportunity for the Budweiser brand.”
Words radiate something that is more luminous, more credible and more durable than real facts, because under their stewardship, it is not truth we’re after; what we want instead is something that was always there but that we weren’t seeing and are only now, with the genius of retrospection, finally seeing as it should have occurred and might as well have occurred and, better yet, is still likely to occur. In writing, the difference between the no more and the not yet is totally negligible.
Discover needs to get far better at surfacing the most interesting things from your own timeline that happened since you last looked at Twitter. Imagine if instead of showing interesting things from all around Twitter, Discover focused on your own timeline and showed you the most interesting and important things since you last checked Twitter. It could display the tweets by people you follow that were the most retweeted and the most favorited. It could show the links that came up the most often over the past hour (or two hours, or four hours or whatever) on your timeline, or that had people talking. If two or three of the people you follow message each other back and forth for multiple tweets, it should put that conversation in front of you, starting with the first tweet (especially if more people join in). — @Mat in Wired
What’s he’s asking for is not just a more personalized Discover, it’s a completely personalized Discover, made up of only content you follow. It reminds me of the old “Best of” areas of FriendFeed. If you weren’t living on the service 24/7, you could get the best elements from your feed from the past day, week, or month. I would love to see Twitter implement something similar. Certainly, they have the signals (retweets, favs, replies, etc) to do so. — ParisLemon
Making it useful again, rather than just something interesting. For the many-to-one half of Twitter (as opposed to one-to-one or few-to-one of DM’s & mentions), this is pretty much the only solution. Especially when Twitter’s blocking apps from doing it.
"As I scan the statements of my memory bank for early deposits (it’d be a kid’s memory bank account at a neurological NatWest where you’re encouraged to become a greedy little capitalist with an escalating family of porcelain pigs), I see her in her hairy helmet, condescending on Nationwide, eviscerating eunuch MPs and baffled BBC fuddy duddies with her General Zodd stare and coldly condemning the IRA. And the miners. And the single mums. The dockers. The poll-tax rioters. The Brixton rioters, the Argentinians, teachers; everyone actually."