The Thinking Mechanism – 6/24/11

June 24, 2011 | antonioortiz

From: The Thinking Mechanism

The Thinking Mechanism is a series of weekly posts, published on Fridays, covering the ideas The Mechanism is thinking and talking about with our peers and clients.

• Hashtags: worth a thousand pictures, good for branding and ready for the mainstream?

• What happens when a geeky comic meets a funny geek? They upstage all the suited, corporate talk at NExTWORK and in 45 minutes provide an irreverent and insightful view of technology today. Watch and you'll see Jimmy Fallon in conversation with Sean Preston. You know it is going to be a good conversation when Fallon, having just met Preston, opens with "how did you write Sexyback?"

• And speaking of NExTWORK, two new words heard during the conference: #intercloud and #intracloud.

Everything is a remix.

• Do you remember these 12 designs that changed the web?

• We want one of the world's first QR coins.

• JK Rowling announces Pottermore.com and possibly changes book publishing and reading (again.)

Dutch lawmakers adopt Net Neutrality law: "The Netherlands on Wednesday became the first country in Europe, and only the second in the world, to enshrine the concept of network neutrality into national law by banning its mobile telephone operators from blocking or charging consumers extra for using Internet-based communications services."

• And lastly, developing your creative practice with some tips from Brian Eno.

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