Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Five things that made my day this week:

Google did a doodle honoring Nicolaus Copernicus and his heliocentric model

Amazing analogue content creation; stop-motion animation for a Japanese music video done with papercraft

I tried, and was really impressed by WeChat’s web interface. I particularly like the way it uses a QRcode to handshake with your mobile device and authorise your use of the web interface. Really slick and really fast.

I wasn’t as excited by Yahoo!’s home page redesign. On the introductory blog post Marissa Mayer linked to David Filo’s original list on a server at Stanford. Looking at this site from May 1994 reminded me of how far the web had come on since I first started using it.

Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World By David Easley and Jon Kleinberg is a free read that I would recommend anyone in digital should check out.