I caught sight of this old tabloid press article the other day, charting some British chap’s discovery of some new-fangled thing called the Internet, whatever that was. Well, of course, it never took off.
I’m not too sure this is a good idea. Not for me, anyway. I tend to get more stressed when I don’t know the outcome of things. I don’t like surprises. I’d rather hear the outcome and deal with the consequences.
That’s why I’m not sure how I feel about these proposals for colour coding mobile phone messages based on expected stress.
When I first started viewing infographics, I wasn’t sure I liked them. They looked a bit like a mathematician had thrown up on a bookmark. Stats, numbers, graphs and pie charts everywhere, and eagle-eyed vision needed to make any sense of them. However, since then I’ve warmed to the medium, as a fast, efficient way of conveying a large amount of usually quite interesting information.
This is clever, and entertaining!
Enjoying the new commercial for Virgin Media Broadband, featuring Usain Bolt:
Facebook makes you smarter…