Videocracy: How YouTube Is Changing the World with Double Rainbows, Singing Foxes, and Other Trends We Can’t Stop Watching [Audiobook]
28 October 2018, 01:06
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hours and 44 minutes | 265.29MB
From YouTube's Head of Culture and Trends, a rousing and illuminating behind-the-scenes exploration of Internet video's massive impact on our world. Whether your favorite YouTube video is a cat on a Roomba, 'Gangnam Style', the 'Bed Intruder' song, an ASAPscience explainer, Rebecca Black's 'Friday', or the 'Evolution of Dance', Kevin Allocca's Videocracy reveals how these beloved videos and famous trends - and many more - came to be and why they mean more than you might think.
YouTube is the biggest pool of cultural data since the beginning of recorded communication, with 400 hours of video uploaded every minute. (It would take you more than 65 years just to watch the vlogs, music videos, tutorials, and other content posted in a single day!) This activity reflects who we are, in all our glory and ignominy. As Allocca says, if aliens wanted to understand our planet, he'd give them Google. If they wanted to understand us, he'd give them YouTube.
In Videocracy, Allocca lays bare what YouTube videos say about our society and how our actions online - watching, sharing, commenting on, and remixing the people and clips that captivate us - are changing the face of entertainment, advertising, politics, and more. Via YouTube, we are fuelling social movements, enforcing human rights and redefining art - a lot more than you'd expect from a bunch of viral clips.
How the Internet Happened: From Netscape to the iPhone [Audiobook]
23 October 2018, 16:03
2018 | M4B@64 kbps + EPUB | 13 hours and 29 minutes | 367.58MB
Tech guru Brian McCullough delivers a rollicking history of the Internet, why it exploded, and how it changed everything.
The Internet was never intended for you, opines Brian McCullough in this lively narrative of an era that utterly transformed everything we thought we knew about technology. In How the Internet Happened, he chronicles the whole fascinating story for the first time, beginning in a dusty Illinois basement in 1993, when a group of college kids set off a once-in-an-epoch revolution with what would become the first "dotcom".
Depicting the lives of now-famous innovators like Netscape's Marc Andreessen and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, McCullough also reveals surprising quirks and unknown tales as he tracks both the technology and the culture around the Internet's rise. Cinematic in detail and unprecedented in scope, the result both enlightens and informs as it draws back the curtain on the new rhythm of disruption and innovation the Internet fostered, and helps to redefine an era that changed every part of our lives.
Intuitive Design: Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI [Audiobook]
14 April 2018, 09:15
2018 | MP3@64 kbps | 4 hrs 47 mins | 132.34MB
Make your designs immediately self-explanatory and easy to use, and never "agree to disagree" again about whether they are intuitive!
Your mission: To design an intuitive UI for your next project. Your problem: You're not sure what "intuitive UI" really means. Worst problem: Your team isn't sure either, so your discussions about intuitive design are unproductive and opinion-driven.
If this sounds familiar, Intuitive Design: Eight Steps to an Intuitive UI will give you the insight, principles, and guidelines you need to get the job done. You'll learn the objective and actionable steps for designing intuitive UIs - for mobile, web, and desktop apps. Mission accomplished!