There are so many great videos on the web, notably from sites like TED, the Do Lectures and Poptech. I'm going to curate a few worthy videos and post them for everyone's benefit every week. God knows we don't all have the time to wade through the hundreds that are posted regularly!

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Are you suffering from application obligation?

When I got my iPhone, one of the first apps I installed was Mappiness. There was a bit of buzz about it in the office at the time. I was intrigued by the idea - to map your happiness over time - and also into supporting the research by LSE. It all seemed so easy. Mappiness pinged me twice a day between 8am and 10pm and I dutifully answered the 6 questions on my level of happiness, location, activity and company. 

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Skype in the classroom

Some of you may remember our recent post about our New Year's Eve work for Skype, where we conceived and built a global digital campaign for the brand around the new Skype iPhone app  with free video calling over 3G and WiFi. 

That isn't all we've been labouring over for the brand. Today, New Media Age covered our latest project for Skype: a community for teachers and educators to connect and use Skype to enrich their students' educational experiences.  

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Healthcare and social media

Healthcare and health technology are areas that the marketing and advertising industry don't really talk too much about, so I thought it would be good to shine the spotlight there for a change. There are lots of lessons to be learnt from healthcare that are extremely applicable to planning. I thoroughly enjoyed Atul Gawande's Checklist Manifesto for example, which narrates a number of real-life incidents in medicine that people learnt from, using those lessons to improve day-to-day working processes in hospitals. 

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We're hiring: Experienced user interface developer wanted

PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy has now been filled.

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic UI developer with expert-level HTML/CSS/JS skills and a creative outlook to join our development team in building social/community platforms. Though primarily responsible for the coding and development of rich user interfaces, you will also be expected to work alongside designers, strategists and core developers with a view to creating rich web applications.

Are you someone with a passion for client-side programming, a strong interest in emerging technologies (HTML5/Canvas/CSS3) and have a good eye for line-height and margins? Then we're interested in talking to you.

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