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4 Signs of a Woman Worth Following - The Daily Positive

4 Signs of a Woman Worth Following - The Daily Positive | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

These traits are important for any leader, but love the context they are shared in here (shared first on Queen of Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/scenttrail/queen-of-pinterest/ ). I've had the honor to work for several women who meet and exceed each of these and it was pretty amazing:

  1. She Wears her Wisdom 
  2. She Lives Beyond Herself
  3. She’s Got Guts
  4. She Is an Original Voice, Not an Echo

 

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Great post and traits needed in any leader "worth following".  Great post by Dale Partdridge (@dalepartridge). 

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King of Pinterest, You In?

King of Pinterest, You In? | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
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You In?
Funny thing this Internet marketing thing. I created a King of Pinteret contest that didn't get much lift. Was going to kill the board when a funny thing happened - people started following it.

Now cool pins are showing up and King of Pinterest has 33 pinners.


Fun.

If you want to pin cool stuff to King of Pinterest follow ScentTrail on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/scenttrail/ ) or tweet #kingofpinterest to @Scenttrail.

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Scoop.it Pics Starts Tomorrow 3.18 via @gdecugis

Scoop.it Pics Starts Tomorrow 3.18 via @gdecugis | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Had a great call with @Guillaume Decugistoday! He told me @Scoop.itpictures starts tomorrow all things willing and the creeks don't rise. Exciting since we've been doing 2x the work on visual Scoops posting in Scoop.it then leaving to post in Twitter and GPlus. Sounds like we won't need to do 2x the work much longer!

Great #technews and kudos to Scoop.it team...again :)!

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The Purpose Economy Discussion via @BookTV w/ Author Aaron Hurst (Video)

The Purpose Economy Discussion via @BookTV w/ Author Aaron Hurst (Video) | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
Aaron Hurst talks about his book, [The Purpose Economy], in which he profiles millennial generation entrepreneurs who are building a new economy in the U.S. based on connecting people with their…
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Aaron Hurst's book I've been meaning to write (lol). Thee is a "new altruism" out there fueled by social media and the Darwinian shift where the right thing to do is now often the most PROFITABLE THING TO DO. Purchased the book and will report back.

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Why Contests Rock: Moon Audio's Review Contest via @Curagami

Why Contests Rock: Moon Audio's Review Contest via @Curagami | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
Contests ROCK SEO and help create sustainable online community because they help find a brand's 1%ers, create shareable content and improve site heuristics.
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Luna Mattress Cover Internet of Things To Come Startup & Great VNR

Luna Mattress Cover Internet of Things To Come Startup & Great VNR | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
Luna is the smart bed cover that learns about you and improves your sleep experience.
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Saw a Great VNR (Video News Release) today for Luna Sleep's new web connected mattress.Luna can connect to your phone an and NEST thermostat. Since the mattress cover is "learning" by recording out to the cloud it can make recommendations about things that help / hurt your sleep cycles.


Going to buy one since I hat being HOT in bed and its too cool to connect bed to a smart thermostat and mobile phone. Too Cool!.

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CES 2015 High End Audio Review Video With Drew via @Moon_Audio

Audio Guru Drew Baird
Great HOA today with http://www.Moon-Audio.com founder Drew Baird on CES 2015. Drew and Nichole rocked this first video and lots of cool new audio tech covered.

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Best WordPress Biz Plugins 2015 [Infographics]

Best WordPress Biz Plugins 2015 [Infographics] | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Great infographic of top business plugins for WordPress. With more and more WP sites being mission critical and supporting ecommerce this list of plugins could prove a great help.


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Social Mapping Could Inform Web Design Too [TED Talk]

Social Mapping Could Inform Web Design Too [TED Talk] | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Dave Troy's Lessons In City Mapping
Troy's TED Talk shares fascinating maps that define social layers to cities. Troy's point is diversity may be a myth. We tend to cluster and stay within our clusters.

What about your website? Are their bridges like sports bridges Baltimore? Do you know your website's distinct personas and clusters?

The magic of personas is their ability to inform our web design and content development. If you are piping Justin Bieber into a Hip Hop neighborhood trouble is coming. You might think your site is being equally consumed by all.

Not so much is our bet. Your site may be heterogeneous like Rio, but you may be more walled off than you realize. Application of these kinds of Big Data mapping to web metrics such as what personas go where and why informs our web design and content marketing in new and interesting ways.

What bridges have we built? How can one persona easily communicate and share with another? How can a tribe (persona) communicate effectively and efficiently with US (the site's creators). What are our responsibilities to those using our tools and online community. Do we follow listen, lead or get out of the way?

The answer to that last question is invariably YES so mapping our content / personas to understand if we need better bridges feels like an important web marketing exercise.

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Are You Fighting Collaboration?

Are You Fighting Collaboration? | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Fighting Collaboration & Not Knowing It?
You may be fighting collaboration, the key to success in a networked world, and not know it. Look for these five signs:

1. Sharing = Less Not More Valuable

2. Mutually Exclusive Process (On & Off).

3. Toxic environment.

4. Mental and/or Emotional Blocks
5. Bridges Beat Bondo.



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(From the article): Knowing that collaboration has measurable outcomes, some organizations may desire it, but systemic processes, policies and even people can become obstacles to realizing that goal and stunt longer-term success.

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Bitcoin Manifesto: Bitcoin Changes Global Ecom, Money & Our Value Systems


Bitcoin Ecom Game Changer
What is missing from global ecommere? I know that question can cover a lot of territory, but the hint was use of the word "global". @David Amerlandwrote a highly influential post recently:

What If We Had A New Value System For Goods  & Services
http://davidamerland.com/seo-blog/692-what-if-we-had-a-new-value-system-for-goods-and-services.html

Great read. Now put David's post into the Bitcoin context and its easy to see why "universal, trusted online currency" is a big missing piece for global online ecommerce.

I've purchased things from London, but its a pain. That pain takes two forms: currency and shipping. We can't solve shipping until we crete a currency that works around the world.

Enter one of Bitcoin's big benefits.

But Bitcoin is more than a universal currency. Bitcoin is the illusive universal infrastructure long sought by Facebook and Google. Bitcoin is a platform leveler, a new way to program that beats Auth.net all to hell.

This Bitcoin manifesto makes for fascinating reading. Put aside the idea of a floating currency currently running at $350 dollars to a single Bitcoin with the real possibility of going above $1000 soon and read the paper from the "what do we need to make ecommerce really word around the web and the world" and you see the real power of Bitcoin.


More on G+: https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/YLFe4ow4rok


Bitcoin & Startups (on Scoop.it)
http://sco.lt/5rrn05

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New Marketing's Total Lack of a Spoon via @DavidAmerland

New Marketing's Total Lack of a Spoon via @DavidAmerland | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

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Another great post from writer @David Amerland. Team Curagami thinks David's New Value System post is one of the most important posts we've read (and we read A LOT lol):
http://davidamerland.com/seo-blog/692-what-if-we-had-a-new-value-system-for-goods-and-services.html

I wrote a lengthy comment in a vain attempt to tie David's Spoon LinkedIn Post to his New Value System article. I am NOT giving up (lol).

Outlining a post titled Dissecting David Amerland for Curagami soon since I felt guilty writing any more in comments (and David's, "Nice Marty but please shut up," note confirmed what I already knew - wrong place).

Apology to David, but don't think he will mind our picking up those two great batons he created and sharing how they related to our http://www.curagami.com startup experiences working with active ecommerce clients.

Marty

PS. If you don't follow and read David you are nuts. He isn't hugely invested in Scoop.it, but he has written several important books on SEO and the semantic web.

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Google's ‘Physical Web' Project Promises To Make Internet of Things Easier

Google's ‘Physical Web' Project Promises To Make Internet of Things Easier | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
 Google’s Scott Jenson, an interaction and UX designer who left the company previously, only to return to the Chrome team last November, has revealed a project underway called The Physical Web at the company to provide “interaction on demand” so...

Via Yashy Tohsaku, Rui Guimarães Lima, massimo facchinetti
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When Google spends a few billion as they did purchasing NEST bet there is going to be some cool stuff coming down after. 

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10 Stupid Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Things Mobile Revolution Will Eliminate

10 Stupid Here Today, Gone Tomorrow Things Mobile Revolution Will Eliminate | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it



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Reading about Stripe's amazing twenty something entrepreneurs (http://sco.lt/83fJlx ) got me thinking about things that are STUPID but here today and gone tomorrow:

10 Things Mobile Revolution Is About To Kill

* Flimsy paper boarding passes. Soon we use our phones.

* Cash is already dead, Credit Cards are next.

* Wallets.
* Movie ticket lines.

* Tickets for events and conferences (phone soon).
* Room keys (phone is going to open / lock doors soon).

* Car Keys (phones + cloud profiles).

* Panhandling (death of cash must already be hurting panhandling).

* Home & Mailbox keys (phone + cloud profiles).

* Business Cards.


What other things do you think the mobile revolution will eliminate? Share ideas (martin@Curagami.com)

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Haiku Deck Magic - Top Trending Decks & Over 100,000 Views

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Haiku Deck Magic

The 40  Haiku Decks team Curagami has created just passed 100,000 views! Our decks gained 19,459 views since the end of December, a 23% increase. Haiku Deck proves a favorite point - slides are a new marketing channel.

Every deck gained something. Here are the top 5 trending decks:

#1. SEO for Web Designers, 8,602 Views - 1000% Gain
http://shar.es/1f9LcB

Fastest deck past 8,000 and climbing on Warren Buffet fast (Startup Tips From Warren Buffet has the most views at 8,965 but is only growing at 3%). This deck is only a few weeks old, but it has hit a clear nerve.

#2. 7 Reasons You Must Curate Content, 6,901 Views - 88% Gain
http://shar.es/1f9LPu

#3. Top Ecommerce Trends 2015, 2,201 Views - 57% Gain
http://shar.es/1fUncX

#4. Crowdfunding Tips From The Clash, 2,223 Views - 31% Gain
http://shar.es/1fUnku

#5. Invisible Giant of the New SEO, 5,004 Views - 9% Gain
http://shar.es/1fUnN7

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SEO For Web Designers Passes 8,000 Views via @HaikuDeck

SEO For Web Designers Passes 8,000 Views via @HaikuDeck | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
Web designers shouldn't be SEO experts since keeping up with DESIGN is a full-time job. But web designers are where SEO rubber meets the Google Road so understanding a handful of ideas is critical to the online success of any designers creations.
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Fastest Haiku Deck to 8,000 views we've ever created. Spiders in the jungle is helpful for anyone creating web content....and who isn't?

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A Funny Hero Marketing Story via @dmscott, @Curagami & @FedEx

A Funny Hero Marketing Story via @dmscott, @Curagami & @FedEx | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Cold Pizza & Warm Beer
The link shares a funny story about how our "real time" world is changing faster than almost anyone can keep up. I'm in Columbia, Maryland invited to speak at a FedEx conference for Small To Medium Sized Businesses.

Mostly ecommerce companies, I've received feedback from a similar speech given last year that finding ways to compete with Amazon is a CSF (Critical Success Factor) for SMBs. Team Curagami sat down and put together a new Haiku Deck on Hero Marketing.

Hero Marketing combines Start with Why's passion, Tilt's movement of thinking and strategy from products to customers and Bold's crowd tapping tactics to create Hero Marketing. Sure there are a few other influences too such as Made To Stick (by the Heath brothers) and Blue Ocean Strategy by Kim, but Hero Marketing mashing ideas from those sources and 7 years of competing with Amazon as a Director of Ecommerce to suggest winning strategies and tactics.

I won't spoil the funny punchline of the story that just happened as it illustrates that, once again, David Meerman Scott is a tad ahead of the world. Those who hop on the New Rules, Bold, Tilt and Start with Why train will fare better than those who insist, "Everything is fine" even as the sky falls around the.

But the world is in transition where we can see how it is supposed to work, but it only does so right now about 1 out of 5 tries. Looking forward to sharing Hero Marketing with Maryland ecom companies at the DoubleTree tomorrow.

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Content Director's Big Bang: Why Content Director via ScoopIt Explodes Content Curation via @Curagami

Content Director's Big Bang: Why Content Director via ScoopIt Explodes Content Curation via @Curagami | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Content Director's Big Bang

The content curation industry has been waiting. We've needed an institutional tool that would allow for key pieces of our collaboration to be shared and quantified. Content Director, Scoop.it's new content curation tool, is just such a tool.

The real value comes in the front end. The ability to craft WordPress content without worry for content duplication thanks to a nifty trick - the feed isn't public it is ONLY feeding the blog - is a brilliant solution to what was a vexing problem. Now we can curate on the backend, have that content show up on the front end ONLY ONCE. TOO GOOD.

The back end of Scoop.it's "business" tool is what you would expect. It combines the spider tool we've known and used for years with calendars for scheduling and the same space to add comments. In this case comments added become the curation summary on a WordPress blog. TOO GOOD.

The genius of this ever so slight pivot for one of our favorite curatio tools means we can eliminate the firewall we had between our spidered content and our Scoop.it testing environment. Now we can do ONE thing instead of two and reap both benefits - learn what content is worthy for our blog posts and gain quantifiable feedback about everything from content subject to headline. TOO GOOD!

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End of Manipulation: Start With Why via @Curagami

End of Manipulation: Start With Why via @Curagami | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
Starting with Why means you may avoid the biggest online marketing mistake and win hearts, minds and loyalty as you build sustainable online community.
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Breaking Up With Google Inbox

Breaking Up With Google Inbox | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Inbox is great but it's missing one feature every professional needs.

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Insightful post about how and why Google Inbox isn't quite there yet.

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Online Community Basics [infographic]

Online Community Basics [infographic] | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
Great Infographic defining the nature of how to win hearts, minds and loyalty via sustainable online community.
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The CRM, CMS, Content, Inbound, Predictive Analytics A Bomb

The CRM, CMS, Content, Inbound, Predictive Analytics A Bomb | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Ain't A New Thing....But
Great lunch with +Phil Buckley today. He sold me +PrecisionLender and I'm not a banker. We disagree on one thing. Phil sees entry into CRM space by Hubspot as no big thing.

I think it is a HUGE thing and may be an even bigger opportunity for team at @Scoop.itsince few have experience in what it will take to manage MASSIVE data sets controlled by nested algorithms in near real time.

Email marketer such as Bronto have that experience so do large social nets. At http://www.Curagami.com we see an interesting A BOMB about to explode possibly disrupting the moribund CRM space and actually creating publishing tools that would eliminate the need for the content publishing and curation roulette we play now.

Interesting times. This link outlines a lunch conversation with Phil Buckley. Phil took the "no big thing" stance. In the short run he is right. In the long run maybe not.

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King & Queen of Pinterest ROCKING Holidays With 8,000 Followers & 500+ Pinners...Join Us

King & Queen of Pinterest ROCKING Holidays With 8,000 Followers & 500+ Pinners...Join Us | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Pinterest Community Boards
Pinterest Community Boards are one of our favorite "get more, do less' tools. We've shared how setting up our King & Queen of Pinterest boards was a FLUKE.

Pinterest was frustrating. We could see GREAT curators especially great women content curators but we couldn't get anyone to follow. We created a contest asking for contestants to tell a story in 3 pins to win a prize for their charity. We received 3 entries.

Three GOOD entries, but OUCH. We paid off the winner we didn't know ans stiffed our friend Mark Traphagen (we will make it good...eventually :). Depressed we didn't want to LOOK AT Pinterest for a few weeks.

By the time we could look again a strange thing was happening. Membership in King and Queen was BLOWING UP or blowing up compared to what we were doing before. We remember our goal was to reach 1,000 followers. We stood at just over a hundred.

Now King and Queen have more than 8,000 folowers between then and over 500 pinners. We have more followers on Pinterest now than any other social net other than Scoop.it and for MUCH LESS WORK.

King
http://www.pinterest.com/scenttrail/king-of-pinterest/

Queen
http://www.pinterest.com/scenttrail/queen-of-pinterest/

Creating Pinterest community boards does take some attention to details such as:

* Publish "Rules of the Road" and PIN THEM.
* As Pinning Group Grows PIN Rules of the Road Again.
* Evolve Rules As Needed.
* Don't let Spammers get a foot in the door.
* Don't eliminate pins UNTIL Rules of the Road are shared.
* Don't Be VICIOUS about the Rules, be Flexible & Kind but not wimpy.

The key to any community is sharing the good and taking out the trash. Trolls will try to dominate and test any community. If spam runs rampant value goes down for everyone. How SPAMMING is a viable business strategy is a huge mystery, but someone will take advantage.

Some light curation keeps the community evolving and helpful for "members'. We use the rule of 3s. Violating Rules of the Road once can be an oversight. Twice is a test and Three Times is the TRUTH. We don't always WAIT until the third offense to remove a pinner, and we've removed less than 5.

Sometimes a pinner will be so aggressive a single infraction is sufficient (happened only once). Most pinners want an environment where it is easy to communicate, learn and share. A light curatorial hand assures members someone is watching and making sure trolls don't win and time spent contributing is valuable and likely to be repaid.

No way I'm an expert at this. Follow @Ally Greer from Scoop.it or @Kelly Hungerford & @Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com from Paper.li for a few HEROIC community managers who've forgotten more than I will ever know about how to create, manage and reward online communities.


If you would like to pin to King or Queen of Pinterest tweet http://www.twitter.com/scenttrail your Pinterest handle and your Pinterest name and we will add you in with THANKS and curiosity about your pins :). Marty

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First Look: HP pushes into 3-D printing, Blended Reality via @USAToday

First Look: HP pushes into 3-D printing, Blended Reality via @USAToday | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
It's no secret that this has been a challenging period for Hewlett-Packard, which is in the process of splitting itself into two after 75 years. For the past five of those
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Can HP regain luster by pushing into 3D printing? Maybe as they claim "superior" printing to what is there now. Jury is out.

Watch the documentary Print The Legend (scooped here http://sco.lt/6GVQ4f for more on 3D printing space as it exists now. While current players have created a "do dad" market 3D printing a human kidney isn't here yet. Still trying to grasp all ramifications of 3D printing.

What about you? How do you think 3D printing will change the world?

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10 Reasons Tweet Chats ROCK [+4 From @Scenttrail]

10 Reasons Tweet Chats ROCK [+4 From @Scenttrail] | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

10 Reasons Tweet Chats Rock

(1) You Think FAST

(2) You Learn FAST.

(3) Your Social Net Grows.

(4) Gain Perspective FAST. 

(5) Fastest Q&A On Earth.

(6) You enhance your own online brand


+ 4 More

(7) Very NOWIST Marketing.

(8)  Easy To Do (low cost).
(9) Fun if CRAZY at first.
(10) Can TEST Ideas & Get Feedback FAST. 

For more on Nowist marketing see Joy Ito's TED Talk http://www.ted.com/talks/joi_ito_want_to_innovate_become_a_now_ist?language=en  


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/twitter/6-reasons-participate-tweetchats-01025397#5d8WH21mXGzbz4kV.99


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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We learn a great deal when we participate in #edchats. 

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Ello User Guide: How To Use the Ello Social Network [Free Guide]

Ello User Guide: How To Use the Ello Social Network [Free Guide] | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
A complete guide to all the features of the Ello social network.


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Leave it to my friend Mark Traphagen to already have a free user guide for a social net I can't even get an invitation to yet (lol). In this free user guide Mark explains how the new no ads / no data mining social network Ello works. 


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MoMA | Gabriel Orozco Website = Great Web Designer & Curator Collaboration

MoMA | Gabriel Orozco Website = Great Web Designer & Curator Collaboration | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

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Really Enjoyed Shannon Darrough's share of what must be a TOUGH assignment = matching the web to MoMA exhibitions. You can see the MoMA process behind the scenes page here:
http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/tag/web-design

Reading about the challenge of creating a website half as engaging as an artist such as Gabriel Orozco (a favorite of mine) must be a regular challenge. A challenge MoMA's excellent design team dis a great job with that you can see here:
http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2009/gabrielorozco/

Great web design work and love the collaboration with the real life curators that do such an amazing job at MoMA.


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