The Thinking Mechanism – 8/5/11

August 05th, 2011  |  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.

The week in quick links:

A recent study determined the most influential person on Twitter is a Brazilian comic you’ve never heard of.

• The interactive trailer for BBC Earth’s film One Life is fantastic.

2011 Emmy Nominations for Outstanding Main Title Design. – The best in storytelling motion graphics.

Adobe previews Edge, an HTML5 tool.

The Expressive Web is the companion showcase site to Adobe’s Edge.

• Getting Bin Laden – What happened that night in Abbottabad. by Nicholas Schmidle for The New Yorker. –  “The teams had barely been on target for a minute, and the mission was already veering off course.”

• Facebook Buys E-book Maker Push Pop Press, Plans to Integrate its Tech.

This American Life, When Patents Attack“Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year? The answer involves a controversial billionaire physicist in Seattle, a 40 pound cookbook, and a war waging right now, all across the software and tech industries.”