Social Roulette–the brainchild of Jonas Lund, Jonas Jongelan and Kyle McDonald–was a great idea:
Social Roulette is a game that gives you a one in six chance of deleting your Facebook account. If you lose, the game will delete all of your posts, friends, photos and other elements of your profile before completely deactivating it. If you’re lucky enough to survive, the message “I just played Social Roulette and survived” will be published to your wall.
But, it is not to be, Facebook pulled the plug. Too bad.
via Beta Beat
This post about transitional interfaces, and the importance of animation in them, has been making the rounds at the office. The examples provided are a good jumping off point for smoothing out tricky transitions.
Fork in the Road’s post about the availability of spiedies in Brooklyn (pictured above) garnered so many “WTF!? comments” that they are taking a spiedie road trip to investigate. The Brooklyn sandwich they originally wrote about–with its american cheese and hot dog bun–looks less like a spiedie and more like a school lunchroom abomination. I’m sure they’ll find something more authentic (pictured below) in the Southern Tier.