Barry Frost

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Design words with data

How data informs our writing at Dropbox

Twitter Sundays, Facebook Wednesdays, and Reddit Fridays: When People Read on the Internet

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media

A note of caution about this previously-linked article on social media usage among teens:

Teens’ use of social media is significantly shaped by race and class, geography and cultural background.

Camel Camel Camel

Amazon price tracker, history charts and price drop alerts

Social media usage up 159% in the UK

…and now accounts for almost 23% of time spent on the internet in the UK

2008 Coolest Brands in the UK

Aston Martin at number one

Facebook Selling Virtual Gifts at $30-40 Million/Year Rate

Amazing what people will pay for a few pixels. Works out at around 3c per user per month

Taking social networks abroad - Why MySpace and Facebook are failing in Japan

Partnering with local providers in Japan has provided success for Yahoo. Mobile more important than web for accessing services

Social Networking Trends (first half of 2008)

Will Mainstream Users Ever Learn About The Browser's Address Bar?

Many users don’t enter domains, they search for them. Nor do they distinguish between paid ads and organic listings

Web designers should do their own HTML/CSS

I totally agree. Now, where are these mythical creatures hiding?

LastGraph: barryf

My last.fm music profile and timeline

The vanishing personal site

Zeldman notes the shift from personal sites (with links, photos, info, etc.) to links to sites like Flickr that hold your content

Worldwide Social Network Market Share

How different areas of the world prefer different social networking apps. It’s not just about Facebook…

Sermo a sign of a larger trend toward specialized social networks - Bokardo

2007 Logo Trends

DRAG-ing Your Design Down - How To Style Yourself To Anonymity

“Drop-shadows, Rounded corners, And Gradients” - they’re everywhere

Google Zeitgeist 2007

2007: More Web Design Trends

Cartoon characters, swirls/flourishes, broken borders, big RSS icons, textured designs, rich colours with grey background

The Battle for Blue on Flickr

Corporate logos grouped by colour