Link lust: You are not a curator, hashbangs are gone, and facebook forcefeeds you ads


The Awl goes on a bit of a well deserved rant in "You are not a curator, you are actually just a blogger":

As a former actual curator, of like, actual art and whatnot, I think I'm fairly well positioned to say that you folks with your blog and your Tumblr and your whatever are not actually engaged in a practice of curation. Call it what you like: aggregating? Blogging? Choosing? Copyright infringing sometimes? But it's not actually curation, or anything like it.

Choice line that nearly became the headline: "You are no different from some teen in Indiana with a LiveJournal about cutting", oh snap!

Stuart at the NY Times shows us a lovely b2b paper art piece that you can watch, from any chosen angle, while it's being utterly destroyed by fire here. Whoah. An unusually arty approach to b2b advertising.

"Business-to-business is traditionally old-school," Mr. Lineveldt said, but "speaking to people a little differently" — more like the way they are spoken to in business-to-consumer campaigns – is "something fresh."
"B-to-b is dead," he added. "Long live b-to-b."

Thanks to Lemonade Detroit, the 17 minute short under the link, IMDB has suddenly been flooded by newly minted producers, including yours truly. It was Erik Proulx fundraising idea that made that happen, sponsor a minute of the film and presto, you're a producer.
Twitter expects $1 billion in ad sales in 2014, and have gotten rid of hashbang (#!). This message brought to you by the interrobang!?
Facebook Users Must View Videos, Other Content For 10 Seconds Before Social Sharing Is Enabled and that sound you heard was the door slamming half a billion people in the butt on their way out.

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