Daily Archives: 07/26/2009

Ceiling…uh…pix

z CEILINGTHE SITE CALLS IT “ceiling porn,” a name I consider rather unfortunate because it may repel could-be visitors. Actually, it has nothing to do with porn or anything near it.

On the deputy dog.com web site is a collection of photos of ceilings from buildings around the world. Their design is fascinating.

Many of the photos are from flickr.com and other sites and I’m intrigued by the way they’re sourced—just by linking to the original. How original (OK, I just couldn’t pass up the pun)!

Take a look when you have the time. I think you’ll be delighted you did.

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Poll results: Are contests worth it?

A VERY CLOSE FINISH in this poll, both positive answers. Of 43 total votes, 11 said “Absolutely! They let us know how well we’re doing.” There were 10 votes for “Yes. They help build newsroom morale when we win.” Together, those two categories totaled 49% of the votes.

POLL | CONTESTSThe most negative response, “Not worth a flip. We hardly ever enter” received only 4 votes.

Interesting “other” responses were:

“I think it’s a great way for made-up institutions to create revenue for themselves.’

“Yes, but they’re a pain in the butt.”

“We appreciate feedback.”

“Not worth a flip, but management makes us enter anyway.”

“We rarely win anymore. When we do, it doesn’t boost company morale.”

So, despite the negatives, it’s safe to say the sentiment is pretty much for keeping those contests going.

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Poll results: Free form ads—the work of the devil?

MOST OF YOU (11 of 29 total votes…38%) think “Yes! We’re selling our souls” by running free form ads.

POLL | FREE FORM ADS 07.26.09Another 21% felt “Yes, but as long as they’re not on page 1…” That result was tied by another 21%, who wondered” “Sheesh! What’s all the fuss about? It’s just another type of ad.”

There was only one “other” answer: ” I think they are a unique form of advertising. Just not for everyone.”

Looks like the “aginers” win this round. Still, 29 votes isn’t that many. Perhaps there’ll be another poll on this one as the use of free from ads increases. Oh, yes, I think we can be on seeing more of them.

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