Notes from Jeff Smith interview

I’m a huge fan of Jeff Smith and his comic/graphic novel, Bone . I had the pleasure and honour of meeting him a few years ago at the Silver Snail here in Toronto and his autographed issue 3 of Bone is one of my treasured items (see left). Jeff was friendly and...

Doodle Association Game

I’ve had this site in my bookmarks for a long while and thought it’s about time I blogged about it. Kevin Cornell and his buddy, Kim, invented this cool collaborative drawing game. Oh, I made that sound so dry and scientific. They gave it a cooler name, “The Doodle...

Designed by acceptable social conventions

In JK Rowling’s wizarding world, wizards have the ability of teleportation. During an online Q&A with fans, Rowling was asked if there was any way that could prevent wizards from apparating into other people homes unannounced. Her reply was that it was...

About Me – the comic

I transformed my About Myself page into a comic book! The idea just popped into my head as I was looking to offer something more creative than the usual body of text. The page flipping is a WordPress plugin called Page Flip . It works with jpgs you upload, sort, and...

X02 is sexy and useful

My jaw dropped when I saw the concept designs for the X02 — the follow up to the, you guessed it, X0. This is the $180 $100 laptop for children in developing countries. THAT is exactly what I mean by designing usable products. See the photo of the kid holding...

Fantastic storytelling sample

I just saw an ad that was posted on somebody’s blog that made me want to blog about it myself! You know your video truly is viral when someone writes something like that. So I’m on Twitter and see a tweet by Chris Brogan (who knows how to use Twitter...

BrightKite a hit at PAB2008?

The latest social media darling buzzing around Twitter is BrightKite. Well, among my Twitter friends anyway. First let me explain that a good chunk of the people I follow on Twitter are fellow podcasters who I met at PodCamp Toronto and/or Podcasters Across Borders....

Send a message after you friend someone

Now that Facebook has pretty much become MySpace (no thanks to Super Wall), I keep getting friend requests from people I don’t know. While trying to keep the social in “social media”, I always first reply with a message before accepting or denying. Hi there! Thanks...

Breaking the right social media rules

On a recent episode of his excellent Media Driving podcast, Jay Moonah talked about something that I’ve been pondering about for a while; how come nothing bad happens to Apple because they don’t blog, podcast, etc.? Jay also asks the question about Seth Godin blogging...

Welcome to danielerossi.ca 3.0

It’s been a long, long time (in Internet time) since I’ve blogged. Reason being is I’ve set myself in overdrive in WordPress-ising this site (and what a learning experience that was!). Reason being: my branding changed. danielerossi.ca started out as...