Mobile email bankruptcy

I was out having a catch-up and some food with a friend of mine over some food in Soho when I noticed the mail status on his iPhone:
Email bankruptcy
I asked him how it happened to which he replied: ‘you just get sent email that isn’t that interesting from people that you don’t know’.

On my Mac, I have rules to file emails away and junk mail detection built in. I am unhappy that the update to OS X Lion got rid of the ability to ‘bounce’ junk mail back to the sender as if my email box didn’t exist. But mobile devices like the iPhone and the iPad don’t have any of these facilities.

It looks like mobile email clients need a more advanced feature set.

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Futurist conversations: Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard on the future of Nokia | Trends in the Living Networks

Om nom nom! Squawk! Angry Birds Mooncakes Hit China | Penn-Olson

How does Sina Weibo Deal with Censorship and Comment Moderation – definite opportunities for reputation management using these regulations for Chinese websites

AFP: Mooncake tax sparks uproar in China: reports

Google files trademark for ‘Spot,’ programming language to follow? — Engadget

Are Chinese Still Checking-in? – a more vibrant eco-system than the west for location ‘web of no web’ type services

One Year Into China’s Real-Name System for Cell Phones, Things Aren’t Going Well | Penn-Olson

Samsung Announces ChatON Instant Messaging Service – Ina Fried – Mobile – AllThingsD – UDI from Google?

Limited 2011 Asia Edition Herman Miller “Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman” – Selectism.com – I personally think that this stealth look is wrong for the Eames lounge chair

Textbook co-creation effort

NEMO Equipment Inc. is a US company that makes tents (very good tents by all accounts). They have moved into the market for sleeping bags and are using their existing community on Facebook and looked to co-opt some of them to help co-create their new products.

They started the ball rolling with a range of three sleeping bags that are as much a social object for conversation as a product line.
nemo cocreation
The co-creators are looked to volunteers through a product tester content on their Facebook page which:

  • Heightens awareness of the new product category for NEMO
  • Engages a receptive audience
  • Aids continued innovation
  • Generates word-of-mouth around the new product range

I like: The East is Red vs. Michael Jackson’s Beat It

Amazing video mash-up The East Is Red vs. Michael Jackson’s Beat It.

The video is hosted on Chinese site Tudou so you need to be patient in terms of allowing it to load. Hat tip to Weibo user: 刘意-Cosmopolitanist.

I like: road-tested chair

The Walk | Don’t Walk signs that sit on the side of New York traffic lights are as much a part of the city as Yankee stadium. They feature in b-roll footage of New York and guest star in the background of TV shows and films. Artist John Carter makes working versions of these signs into functional furniture.
walk dont walk chair
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