Wow, just found out one of my favorite blogs is closing down. Sad day. He brings up an interesting point though, is blogging essentially dead? Replaced instead by plethora of social networks and content reposts? Seems like it's going to get a lot harder and harder to discover new interesting content. =/
Drawn in 2005.
2005 Have you heard of these things called blogs? Blogging wasn’t new in 2005, but it was still a niche hobby for the technologically minded. I had been maintaining a personal blog, and...
Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say that the curator of drawn was complaining about the death of the blog, but you are right; Most of the content posted was really just a curation of art and illustration. Something that's easier to achieve on other platforms. However, I really sort of mourn the death of this journal style type of blogging with it's clunky UI. Its giant text fields encouraged commentary. It allowed people to group multiple pieces of content in to a single post instead of just vomiting a stream of conscience. And it several click process made people think a little bit more about what they were posting instead of allowing them to repost EVERYTHING.
The way people consume information these days irks me sometimes. It's an infinite stream of content where very few things can have impact or carry weight. Longer thoughtful posts are lost in a sea of pictures and video links. And you can't deliver news without something sensational or shocking attached to the top. I'm sure there content curators out there who can prove me wrong, but they are increasingly hard to find.
Another breathtaking time lapse video! This one was made from photos taken by the current residents of the International Space Station, the crew of Expedition 30. Set to the song "Walking in the Air," by Howard Blake, the video takes viewers around the world, through auroras, and over dazzling lightning displays. The sequences are as follows:
:01 -- Stars over southern United States :08 -- US west coast to Canada :21 -- Central Europe to the Middle East :36 -- Aurora Australis over the Indian Ocean :54 -- Storms over Africa 1:08 -- Central United States 1:20 -- Midwest United States 1:33 -- United Kingdom to Baltic Sea 1:46 -- Moonset 1:55 -- Northern United States to Eastern Canada 2:12 -- Aurora Australis over the Indian Ocean 2:32 -- Comet Lovejoy 2:53 -- Aurora Borealis over Hudson Bay 3:06 -- United Kingdom to Central Europe
Here is the last list for this week. Next week on Friday, I'll be ready with a few more lists about creativity sharing through Google Plus, I even think to make it as a tradition for every end of the week, so you can keep busy on the weekends exploring the new artist portfolios. What else, oh yes, from next week my list will include also: art & craft + jewel designers! I'll stay open for any other suggestions from you too! :)