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The Friday Round-Up (from a DNA Explainer Video to Fantasy Football)

Claude Harrington 10.30.2015

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: An Explanation of the Explainer Video (FAQ)

Tuesday: Whiteboard Animation + The Worldwide Leader in Sports

Friday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Addiction (an explainer video)

ICYMI: When Should I start SEO for my New Website?


FROM THE VAULT: Skillshare’s Epic Explainer Videos

“For those that don’t know – Skillshare is a crowdsourced education portal where designers,bloggersanimatorsdesignersphotographers, and marketers like Seth Godin – design a curriculum on the subject of their choice. Classes are available online and range from beginner to advanced, range from $0-$100, and range from a handful of niche creators to students in the thousands. The diversity of skills is incredible, but every class has one thing in common.”


Animation News:

Video Explainer: The Math Inside the Shape of DNA (via Gizmodo)

60 Animated Shorts Qualified for the Academy Awards in 2015 (via Cartoon Brew)

The First Trailer for Open Season: Scared Silly is here! (via YouTube)


Should You Watch Supergirl? (via The New York Times)

Jimmy Fallon Investigates the Inner-workings of Will Forte’s Beard (via Entertainment Weekly)

New Trailers: The Peanuts Movie, The X-Files, Netflix’s The Ridiculous 6, and more (via The Verge)



LinkedIn Beats Estimates and Raises Forecast; Shares Soar (via Forbes)

Why WIRED.COM Migrated (and Why Your Site Should Too) (via WIRED)

Uber Will Deliver Kittens to Your Office Today (via Tech Insider)

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ESPN Shuts Down Grantland, Effective Immediately (via The Washington Post)

Republicans will Not Air Debate on NBC (via BBC News)

Fantasy Football Start/Sit Advice, Week 8 (via SB Nation)

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