Today at Flavorpill, we said happy birthday to Prince William. We remembered Arsenio Hall’s best television moments. We listened to a Dutch choir cover Skrillex’s “Bangarang” a cappella style. We got the scoop on the David Lynch Dom Pérignon party. We occupied ourselves during today’s Twitter… Read More
TechCrunch thinks the “sharper, aerodynamic 3-feather design” is meant ot represent the obliteration of the fail whale. CNET insists that this new blue bird looks happier. Betabeat jests that it’s all part of a misguided attempt to win over Jonathan Franzen. But the best explanation of Twitter’s newly redesigned… Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we wondered if offering airline passengers the ability to choose seatmates according to their mood felt like a genius idea or a weird dating service. We watched comedian Mark Malkoff’s unusual Netflix challenge. We found out what Mad Men actor Jared Harris had to say about his… Read More
We love the virtual world as much as the next guy, but we have to admit, the sights, sounds, and feel good tactile fun of good ol’ fashioned reality often have us questioning the ungodly amount of time we spend online. Just last week the Singapore-based global conversation agency, we are social, posted a fascinating infographic reporting that collectively the world spends 35 billion minutes per month online. If that staggering statistic has you racing to book an unplugged retreat in a yurt on California’s Central Coast, then consider this us flipping the doom and gloom of an extravagant virtual existence on it’s head with a playful look at some of the best things that the online world has that the offline world doesn’t.
If you’ve ever found yourself wanting to “Like” something you saw on the street or wishing that super helpful red Google map marker would just magically pop up over the hot new back alley speakeasy that you can’t find to save your life, then consider this our gift to your overactive, virtually-obsessed imagination. From real world error boxes to an offline file sharing treasure hunt to statement stickers that let you share your opinion about stuff you see on the streets ala your favorite Facebook action, click through to check out our roundup of the street art movement’s answer to your plugged in prayers. … Read More
Venezuelan graphic designer Lumen Bigott is a big fan of inspiration blogs. He also spends a lot of time on social networks, and loves fashion. The end result? These interesting concept designs for a shoe collection that pays homage to popular websites like YouTube, Twitter, and Flickr, which we just spotted thanks to Bored Panda. “The idea was to find the most important graphic elements of my favorite social networks, and apply them to my favorite pair of shoes, trying to keeping alive the essence of each brand,” he explains. Click through to check out his work, and let us know in the comments if you think he was successful. … Read More
You can tell a lot about a person based on who they religiously follow on Twitter — or least that’s the driving idea behind this new weekly column. Every Monday we’ll ask an influential web editor to share some of his or her most prized feeds with you, along with a few exemplary tweets that will illustrate why you’ll soon be following along too. Our hope is that you’ll get a tiny glimpse inside the creative minds of some of online media’s brightest stars — and a more interesting Twitter feed of your own to boot!
For the third installment in this ongoing series, we were lucky enough to get a set of recommendations from Whitney Matheson, the editor of USA TODAY’s fantastic pop-culture blog, Pop Candy, and a writer who shares our unbridled affection for all things Andy Warhol-related. Click through to peruse her picks, and be sure to follow Pop Candy on Twitter here. … Read More
Twitter is freaking weird. Where else can you share your thoughts on celebrities with the knowledge that they may actually read them — or even respond? It’s all sweet and uncomplicated when you’re tweeting your admiration, but when you’re criticizing — or just plain hating — things can get a bit sticky. Famous people have feelings, too, after all. Last night, in celebration of Twitter’s sixth birthday, they aired those reactions in a very funny Jimmy Kimmel Live! video where they read some of the meanest tweets they’ve received. Joel McHale calls out a detractor who pronounces him a “huge d-bag” for not spelling out “douche”; Roseanne deadpans, “Hey Roseanne, get a life”; and Anna Faris learns that if you replace the “I” in her last name with a “T,” you get “farts.” But Will Ferrell pretty much steals the show, because he’s on the toilet. Watch, chuckle, and then think before you call a comedian names on Twitter. Because, you know, she’s probably funnier than you. … Read More