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Tracking Earthquakes and Popular GIFs on Twitter

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of August 26th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
Tracking Earthquakes with Twitter: By measuring the uptick in people tweeting the word “earthquake” in several different languages, USGS can usually—in more than 75 percent of cases—tell whether an earthquake has occurred within two minutes of it striking.

Why the market for 3D printing will triple in five years: This morning Kenneth Wong released a bullish note projecting that the market for 3D printing and related services will triple by 2018, citing the leading companies in this area, Stratasys and 3D Systems.

A Shocking Solution to Facebook Addiction: Do you spend too much time on Facebook? Why not administer non-lethal shocks to your body when you click over to your News Feed!

Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google: A piece of speculative fiction, but entirely possible if Google makes driverless cars stable by 2023.

Products
Instagram buys Luma: This isn’t your typical acqui-hire: Instagram is both after Luma’s talented engineers and its advanced technology which makes possible real-time cinematic processing such as filters, effects and video stabilization.

Dakwak: A website translation and localization platform that helps businesses and brands go global in the shortest time possible.

GIFHELL (NSFW): We love GIFs, because the tiny, low-resolution loops of video are the best way of emphasizing the absurdity or awesomeness of certain actions. With GIFHELL, you can check-in to see rankings of the most tweeted GIFs at any given time. Watch out (!) – some GIFs are NSFW.

Visuals
Glory Glory: An exhibition and book of large format typographic posters based on football chants, featuring a list of truly impressive contributors.

Lundgren + Lindqvist: This revamped website for Sweden-based design and development studio, Lundgren + Lindqvist, is not only features a beautiful new design, but also exemplifies an effortless site + project navigation solution that just makes sense. It also packs some fun little interactions and plays well on mobile devices due to its responsive design.

Like Knows Like: An ongoing documentary project created by filmmaker Bas Berkhout and Photographer Marije Kuiper profiling creatives, bloggers and artists who are popular on social media across the globe.


Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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