Flipboard is BEAUTIFUL and Fatally Flawed

It’s no secret that I seriously slammed Flipboard when it launched in July. Rightfully so. The launch deployment was beyond weak and their ongoing response was amateurish - watch a video to see how cool our product is; submit your email and we’ll let you know when you can use it? I never received my email by the way. 

That said, I’m not a hater. I decided to let them get their act together and take a second look at Flipboard two months post launch and after a recent software update. 

Flipboard is beautiful and fatally flawed. 

Hubba Hubba - First and foremost, Flipboard is stunningly gorgeous iPad app. Photos are amazing on Flipboard and if shot professionally, Drop. Dead. Beautiful. If not, they look like your usual crap camera phone pix on a nice display. The GUI is dead simple/intuitive. The recent upgrade allows you to add more custom lists which is an improvement over just the few originally available. I hope that they eventually allow users to move lists icons based on personal preference. It’s quick and simple to retweet on Twitter or post/like on Facebook. I like being able to read a paragraph from tweeted web pages and then quickly go to website. The scraping is slick although we’ll see how long they are “allowed” to do this as The Content Wars continue to heat up. 

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23.09.10
Dope Freestyle Street Riding Photo

Dope Freestyle Street Riding Photo

(Source: dramaminelosangeles)

01.10.10
Pee Wee Hockey Team Photo Fail #barf
via bunch:

The kid on the far left is about to be pretty bummed. [via]

Pee Wee Hockey Team Photo Fail #barf

via bunch:

The kid on the far left is about to be pretty bummed. [via]

(via dailybunch)

03.11.10

Ummm…this is kinda awesome. #Parenthood #Timelapse #Kid Wish I had that much dedication to a photography project. I forgot where I got this from so apologies to whoever posted this.

03.12.10
via capitalnewyork:

Incredible trove of old photos up on the Museum of the City of New York’s site. You can browse by photographer, era or borough.
This shot of a Baxter Street court was taken by Jacob Riis in 1890. Eighteen ninety.

Although the site’s UI is cumbersome, the old NYC photographs are dope. 

via capitalnewyork:

Incredible trove of old photos up on the Museum of the City of New York’s site. You can browse by photographer, era or borough.

This shot of a Baxter Street court was taken by Jacob Riis in 1890. Eighteen ninety.

Although the site’s UI is cumbersome, the old NYC photographs are dope. 

18.12.10

Via timnolan:

F*ck you all

This is DOPE. Skateboarding. Punk Rock. Hip-Hop. 

19.12.10
nickdouglas:

Help Find the Photographers Behind These Brooklyn Blizzard Found Photos - Urlesque
Do you know these men? They left a roll of film in Prospect Park after the New York blizzard. We’re hunting them down. More photos in the post.


Park Slope, Brooklyn - who are these guys?

nickdouglas:

Help Find the Photographers Behind These Brooklyn Blizzard Found Photos - Urlesque

Do you know these men? They left a roll of film in Prospect Park after the New York blizzard. We’re hunting them down. More photos in the post.

Park Slope, Brooklyn - who are these guys?

(via tanya77)

19.01.11
via theatlantic:

The Story Behind Last Night’s Iconic Photo from the Egyptian Protests:
26.01.11
via laphamsquarterly:

Aeronautical delights!
markcoatney:

ckck:

The first air show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. September 30th, 1909. Photographed in Autochrome Lumière by Léon Gimpel.

That’s some straight-up Willy Wonka stuff there.


#Dope

via laphamsquarterly:

Aeronautical delights!

markcoatney:

ckck:

The first air show at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. September 30th, 1909. Photographed in Autochrome Lumière by Léon Gimpel.

That’s some straight-up Willy Wonka stuff there.

#Dope

26.01.11

via gagedesoto:

Bill Cunningham New York

Wow. I’m not a fashion person but I’ll run to see this documentary at the theatre. On The Street was always a fave when I read the print version of the NYT.  

(Source: gagedesoto)

30.01.11
via nprfreshair:

Born Gay, Born This Way: A Photo Blog

This is a brilliantly cool blog. As a Dad, all I can say is that these children are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. 

via nprfreshair:

Born Gay, Born This Way: A Photo Blog

This is a brilliantly cool blog. As a Dad, all I can say is that these children are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. 

04.02.11
suicideblonde:

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe photographed by Gerard Malanga

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. Serious Badasses.
Read Patti’s National Book Award winning memoir "Just Kids" if you haven’t. It covers their amazing relationship/friendship from obscurity to fame. 

suicideblonde:

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe photographed by Gerard Malanga

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe. Serious Badasses.

Read Patti’s National Book Award winning memoir "Just Kids" if you haven’t. It covers their amazing relationship/friendship from obscurity to fame. 

05.02.11
cranktastic:

Sharp turns mandatory.
thebellevelo:

For me, this epitomizes the reason we ride. 


YES! YES! YES!

cranktastic:

Sharp turns mandatory.

thebellevelo:

For me, this epitomizes the reason we ride. 

YES! YES! YES!

22.02.11

About INSIDE OUT by JR.

INSIDE OUT is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images will be made into posters and sent back to the project’s co-creators for them to exhibit in their own communities. People can participate as an individual or in a group; posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window to a wall of portraits on an abandoned building or a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and viewable virtually.

INSIDE OUT is a collaboration between the artist JR, the TED Prize and you.

03.03.11
via vastandgrand:

“In the lower left portion of this image, the Earth can be seen, as well as the much smaller Moon to Earth’s right. When MESSENGER took this image, a distance of 114 million miles separated the spacecraft and Earth.”
(via colerise)

Perspective. 

via vastandgrand:

“In the lower left portion of this image, the Earth can be seen, as well as the much smaller Moon to Earth’s right. When MESSENGER took this image, a distance of 114 million miles separated the spacecraft and Earth.”

(via colerise)

Perspective. 

(via elasticheart)

11.04.11