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The Internet’s Original Sin and McDonald’s Wi-Fi

Take a look at some of the latest ideas, products, and visuals for the week of August 18th brought to you by our strategists, designers, and developers.

Ideas
The Internet’s Original Sin: It’s not too late to ditch the ad-based business model and build a better web.

The Democratizing Power Of McDonald’s Wi-Fi: McDonald’s 12,000 locations with free Wi-Fi has turned the iconic American food chain into an exercise in open, democratic assembly.

Generation Nice: Suddenly, as you may have noticed, millennials are everywhere. What’s changed is their status.

A Prototype For The Sopranos: In the late 70s, David Chase wrote a pair of episodes of The Rockford Files, which became a backdoor pilot for what would have been the Chase-produced spin-off about New Jersey mobsters.

Products
AdDetector: A browser plugin that calls out articles with corporate sponsors.

Knit: An iPhone app that allows you to leave hidden notes at your current location for your friends to discover next time they’re nearby.

GIFYouTube: A web app that turns any portion of a YouTube video into a GIF.

Visuals
Design of Communication: A presentation by Use All Five creative director J.J. Kaye that covers the field of Communication Design from Pre to Post-Internet.

Meridian: The fully animated fashion film tests the limits of a genre that is normally entranced by human presence.

Everest Avalanche Tragedy: This interactive website simulates the experience of climbing Mount Everest.


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