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The Tremendous 10 link roundup, #242

by | May 7, 2021, 11:01am

  1. Why Are Watch Dials So Busy? | “Across the design world, minimalism equates to luxury. In the watch world, it’s the opposite.”
  2. MegaBlock lets you nuke a tweet. | “Don’t like a bad tweet? Block the tweet, its author, and every single person who liked it—in one click.”
  3. Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned | “A series of Instagram ads run by the privacy-positive platform Signal got the messaging app booted from the former’s ad platform, according to a blog post Signal published on Tuesday. The ads were meant to show users the bevy of data that Instagram and its parent company Facebook collects on users, by… targeting those users using Instagram’s own adtech tools.”
  4. How Basecamp blew up | “Inside the all-hands meeting that led a third of the company to quit, and an executive to resign.” More: You are what you do, not what you say or write.
  5. Yahoo, the Destroyer | “How the historic company became known as a bumbling villain of internet culture.”
  6. The Vanished Glamour of Midcentury Print Media | “Great examples of photography and editorial design abound at the Jewish Museum. (Catch the catalog, too.)”
  7. How Improv Comedy Can Help When Dealing With Difficult Clients | “Hold your ground in a disagreement while not insulting your client’s intelligence. Learn “mental aikido” to mold client expectations without emotionally triggering them.”
  8. To Be More Creative, Schedule Your Breaks | “…switching between the problems at a regular, predetermined interval will likely yield the best results, according to research we published…”
  9. Why the US has two different highway fonts | “The typefaces on highway signs, deconstructed.”
  10. Emojis as Favicons | “Lea Verou had a dang genius idea to use an emoji as a favicon. The idea only recently possible as browsers have started supporting SVG for favicons. Chuck an emoji inside an SVG <text> element and use that as the favicon.”

Photo by Omkar Jadhav on Unsplash.