Slate features one of my favorite authors / books

I hardly ever get a chance to catch up with Slate, but I was on some website that had a one liner about patterns in architecture, and I have always been a big fan of patterns and architecture, so I clicked over and found an article talking about e of my favorite books and authors. A book called a pattern language describes outside the box ways to look at neighborhoods, houses, rooms, designs, all kinds of things to consider when building a house, an addition, a community – it is one my all time favorites.

That book changed the way I look at houses and streets, and it definitely gave me insight when looking into code and how to setup coding projects – and that is actually mentioned in the slate article – check it out to learn more.

Facebook now has 350m users – and there’s no point in advertising

Read a very interesting article today at the gaurdian, I had no idea that facebook now has more than 350 million users. I was also quite surprised to read the information about about profits (or lack thereof) with facebook and twitter. It seems that very few people click banner ads, and that is a way that many online social networks intended to make money.

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Personally I think the little branded apps like the games on facebook and taking them to mobile phones with embedded adverting, like the farmville game using purity milk or the cafe game having decorations with pepsi or coke may be a much better way to monetize these networks.

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