Friday, September 7, 2012

Failed Moodstring Design Attempt #1

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This was going to be on the "splash page" for the social networking/self-improvement/data collection site I'm working on, meaning people who haven't registered or logged in would see it when they visited the site. Yeah, I don't know, it hasn't gotten positive responses.

I had the lines continuing throughout the three images, to show how all three things will interact on the site, and a lot of repeating colors. The red, yellow, and green are important because those will be used to represent moods on the site. The map picture is what I think the map overlay feature will look like on the site, where you'll be able to see the moods of different countries at whatever time and date you want.

I guess I need to go more modern. I've been wanting to use that baby picture in something for two years now. I took it at the Glenn Beck rally (obviously I wasn't attending as a supporter).

Maybe I'll go for a more hand-drawn look. The site will be full of cartoons anyway. I could make a cartoon background instead of trying to look like every other major social network and start-up website.

Small update on the "legitimate rape" viral definition thing. In addition to all the other news sources that have used it, a Mother Jones article about men defining rape closed with my fake definition. The article has about 2000 tweets and 2000 Facebook likes, which indicates that it was read by hundreds of thousands of people. Very glad to be part of the national conversation about rape, as long as my satirical definition doesn't start getting taken seriously by conservatives.