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The Friday Round-Up (from Stop Motion Animation to Choco Tacos)

Claude Harrington 08.26.2016

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:


Monday: What is Neo4j (and Can Its Graph Databases Help Your Business)?

Tuesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Which Sunscreen Should You Choose (Explainer Video)

Wednesday: Tell Stories with Your Data: What Google Data Studio Can Do for You

Thursday: Phil Amalong: Confessions of a Piano-Playing, Mountain-Biking Serial Entrepreneur

ICYMI: The 22 Video Marketing Stats You Need to Know

ICYMI: Going Mobile: How to Make Your Explainer Effective as a Mobile Video


FROM THE VAULT: 6 Popular Animated Explainer Video Styles

Animated explainer videos raise brand awareness, communicate complex information, improve search engine ranking, increase conversions, and engage users. They’re awesome. But before you rush out and buy the first one you see, take a look at the 6 main style of animated explainer videos to understand what each one can do for your message…


Animation News:

The Powerful Tech Behind Stop Motion Animation (via Inverse)

DreamWorks Animation is now owned by Comcast (via The Verge)

Relive BYU’s Hail Mary in Animated Lego Form (via NCAA)


Legacy of Snark: Why Gawker Mattered (via Rolling Stone)

Could This Be the Year Movies Stopped Mattering? (via WIRED)

The Most Exclusive Restaurant in America (via The New Yorker)



On Women’s Equality Day, More Tech Companies Promise Change (via WIRED)

Inside Facebook’s (Unintentionally Gigantic, Totally Insane) Political-Media Machine (The New York Times)

The Unbreakable Genius of Mark Zuckerberg (via Popular Science)

choco taco


The Legend of the Choco Taco (via Eater)

The Secret Furry Patrons Keeping Indie Artists Afloat (via New York Magazine)

The Men’s Dress Shoe Hierarchy (via Art of Manliness)

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