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Nicolas Hayek Tribute

I worked for the Swatch Group many many years ago. I was already a watch obsessive and I loved Swatch. I was quite the tragic. So, it was sad to hear of the passing of Nicolas Hayek this week, credited with saving the entire Swiss watch industry.

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Meaningful Video Ratings

I just watched a video on TED and rated it. I expected to indicate my rating by interacting with 5 blank stars. Instead I was presented with a list of words to select from, after which I saw a tag cloud rating. Funnily enough, while writing this post I went to take a screen shot of YouTube’s rating system only to find that they have changed how they do things. YouTube have forsaken the 5 star rating metaphor for a simple Like/Dislike mechanism.

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Pagination Patterns and Losing Time in Facebook

Do you ever get on Facebook, planning only to update your status, check out a few groups, and instead find yourself stuck in there? I do. I lose track of time. It could because the content is so compelling but I blame the pagination.