MICHAEL THORNER CONTENT DESIGN

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Interest In Pinterest

For about 30 years, for research purposes and just for the joy of it, I have collected and saved thousands of printed photos, illustrations, news clippings, and design items. This analogue albatross is now stored in several filing cabinets, each weighing over 100 lbs. Canada switched to the metric system in 1973, yet I still […]

The Providence Of Privacy

Isanyoneup.com is a website with a capitalistically shrewd and deviously ruthless business model. The site hosts amateur nude digital photos of people from all over North America, cleverly filtered by city, uploaded by the recipients of “sexted” photos: spurned lovers, ex-partners, and mean-spirited hook-ups. These people have chosen for various reasons to share with the world sexy […]

Facebook Changes

When Facebook began to implement chnages—without warning—to its service in a piecemeal way, at first I thought they were fine-tuning their news feed content sharing mechanism into oblivion. At first, users agreed, voting against the changes by a two-to-one margin. Part of the uproar occurred because the changes began with no announcement. Media outlets did […]

Mix It Up With The NFB

The National Film Board of Canada‘s ongoing digital transformation is astonishing. The home of iconic Oscar-winning films from Canada’s past—like Neighbours and Churchill’s Island—has been digitizing its assets for years, and now has a huge library from seven decades of existence to view for free online. All the classic NFB films familiar to Canadians are […]

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