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Awards

Are You the Best of the European Internet?

Calling all creators: the 6th Annual Lovie Awards Final Deadline is quickly approaching: Friday, 10th June. We are looking for the best of the European Internet, from websites, online advertising and video, to mobile apps and social media. The...

Posted by: The Lovie Awards
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News

Use and abuse. Can we really make the internet a safer place?

Yesterday was 'Internet Safety Day'. Which pretty much proves the pointlessness of things having days dedicated to them. Unless the internet was substantially and provably safer for the entirety of 11th February 2014, or yesterday marked the point...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

The internet - the staggering truth revealed.

The World Wide Web, it's a wonderful thing to be sure. You've got your social media for endless moaning and pictures of your holidays. You've got your YouTube for Little Mix videos and footage of other people's pets. And you've got your online...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Why internet radio has failed to make a big noise.

Do you listen to the radio via the internet? Quite possibly. Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Live, 6Music, Capital, Smooth - they're all there, streaming away. But, when was the last time you listened to an internet-only radio station? One that's online rather...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Odd things you find on the internet.

by John Fountain. Here's some articles, videos and websites worthy of further exploration... Kirby Ferguson. Embracing the remix. Kirby Ferguson is a film-maker from New York. He has a point of view that I guess many of us believe there is some...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Enter Your Best Work Into The 21st Annual Webby Awards!

Hailed by The Guardian as the “leading international awards honouring excellence on the Internet,” The Webby Awards introduced a series of new Advertising, Media & PR categories this year, including Best Media Strategy, Cause Related Campaign and...

Posted by: The Webby Awards
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Awards

Last Chance to Enter The 6th Annual Lovie Awards

The Lovie Awards is the only truly pan-European award to honour the full breadth of the Internet including Websites, Online Advertising, Internet Video, Mobile and Apps and Social. The Extended Entry Deadline is 29 July 2016 at lovieawards.eu....

Posted by: The Lovie Awards
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Features

Online ads are too annoying says Larry Page

There was a sticky period in the evolution of the World Wide Web. This was the time when developers and advertisers seized on pop-up technology, but before any ad-blocker software was available to mitigate it. If memory serves, it lasted about a year...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Intangibles: Shop For Avatars, Ringtones + Snapchats

In a world where art investment is one of the safest bets you can make, would you start collecting intangible objects? Well that’s the premis of The Walker Art Centre's a new online shop for artwork named Intangibles. The idea is to allow...

Posted by: Jade French
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Features

Is social media making bullying acceptable?

It could be argued we might all benefit from a little digital detox, and TV presenter Sue Perkins has announced she's going to be spending some time away from Twitter. Unfortunately this isn't a lifestyle choice. She's actually been forced off the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

There's nothing fast about super-fast broadband

“Superfast broadband is much faster and more reliable than standard broadband. It lets you make video calls, do homework online and stream music, all at much higher speeds - and all at the same time.” That’s what the Government...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

Elon Musk to get Mars online

SpaceX founder and Tesla Motors bigwig Elon Musk recently revealed another of his ambitious projects; an internet connection that will link Mars with the world wide web. Musk hopes to achieve this by launching hundreds of geosynchronous...

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Technology

What the UX? If 'user experience' is so important, why is it so bad?

Remember what a pain using a website used to be? Leaving aside the time it took for a page to load, which was often sufficiently long to allow a quick city break, it wasn't unusual to find the navigation wrongly linked, or the image files so large...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Technology

No entry. Isn't it time for an alternative to passwords?

That which was designed to save us, is spoiling our lives. Which is a fancy way of saying that passwords have become a terrible pain in the elbow. About fifteen years ago, when most of us began our connection to the sprawling internet beast, we only...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

High anxiety on the high street. What is the future of retail?

References to the 'high-street' in political and sociological debate have been frequent for well over a decade now. Sadly, mentioning a problem frequently doesn't bring solutions. Many towns are plagued by empty retail units on their central...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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News

No More. Are print magazines in crisis?

On Tuesday, More! magazine's latest edition hit the shops. With Beyonce as its cover star, it was a notable issue because it was the very last one. Visit the More! website and you'll be met with a downbeat message: more! is a well-loved brand which,...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Advice

Social Networking as a Recruitment tool

Written by Toby Thwaites, Director, Purple Consultancy - Specialists in creative recruitment Toby Thwaites and Paul Wood founded Purple in June 2000. Purple provides recruitment consultancy to advertising, design, integrated marketing, publishing,...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Spotlight - Chris Jarvis - Graphic Designer

Chris Jarvis, founder of Jarvdesign, (and one of the contributors at our first Pimm's and Portfolios evening), grabs a coffee with Creativepool to talk aesthetics, iMacs and dream re-brands. Describe the work you do in one sentence. An accessible...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... The strangely moving web art of Dain Fagerholm

by Magnus Shaw. Animated GIFs - the curse of the internet. In spite of the myriad possibilities of HTML5 and the rise of some truly brilliant digital designers, there's still a tendency for the keen amateur website builder to become very excited...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinion - The will to live. How complacency is ruining retail.

by Magnus Shaw I hope you enjoyed your Bank Holiday, thunder storms and all. I did some light shopping on Sunday, such is my hectic rock and roll lifestyle. My good lady wife and I wanted to make a couple of specific purchases: some reading glasses...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

# Trends. Project Glass. Why Google's new technology is badly flawed.

by Magnus Shaw. Before the introduction of the iPhone and its Android counterparts, mobile phone manufacturers were locked in a frantic competition to produce ever smaller handsets. As soon as a device smaller than a fag packet was launched, another...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Doing bird. Should Twitter be policed?

by Magnus Shaw In the early hours of this morning Dorset police arrested a 17-year-old boy. It's alleged he sent a tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daly which read "You let your dad down I hope you know that." Daly had finished fourth in the Men's...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Skip this. Why online broadcast ads are a disaster.

by Magnus Shaw Hello. And welcome to the Creativep ... LOUD MUSIC, SHOUTING, SOUND EFFECTS ... ool blog. I thought it would be useful to dis ... POP SONG, KIDS GIGGLING, CORNY JINGLE ... cuss how advertisers are handling broadcast ads on the inter...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Trailblazers: Celebrities that look like mattresses

by Jessica Hazel As any Englishman will tell you, life in London is no bed of roses. Virgin tourists stepping off the plane for the Olympics will soon discover that the streets are not lined with gold but in fact, old smelly mattresses. Second only...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

CP Loves... Eye of the beholder. History's most powerful photography.

by Magnus Shaw The internet is full of hyperbole. Social media in particular. 'The funniest video ever!', 'The best song of all time!' - in a rush to draw attention to their tiny corner of the web, users understandably become overexcited and...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advice

Opinions - Online Logo Contests, the pros and cons.

by Jessica Hazel Online Logo Contests have been popping up all over the internet for quite some time now. They allow businesses and individuals to offer a set fee, or prize, for what they consider to be the best logo design. Hundreds of amazing...

Posted by: Creativepool
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News

Offloading. Does Loaded's decline mark the end of an era?

Loaded, the title from which all lads mags sprang, is to be sold for the second time in as many years. Its publisher, Vitality, was taken into administration last week, owing creditors £1m and liquidators Cooper Young have been tasked with...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

A postcard from the desert

Last year I wrote a piece and published it from Egypt while the population was engaged in an, ultimately successful, push to overthrow its president. Now I am back and writing this from Dahab, a town on the eastern coast of the Sinai peninsula where...

Posted by: Creativepool

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