- Old Cutlass transformed into luxury ride with magical Chanel logo: BoingBoing takes note. Previously: Consumed on themed-out donks. For more on appropriation of lux logos, see chapter five of Buying In.
- Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi, Revised Edition: Corrects a graphic lots of people — including me — have been linking to.
- Tattoo removal firm aims for IPO: “Dr. Tattoff says it’s seeing record high volume and revenue.”
- Predicting a Shift in Communications Spending: “An interesting shift occurred in 2008, the report said. For the first time, consumers spent more time with media they paid for, like books or cable television, than with primarily ad-supported media, like newspapers and magazines.” Huh? Don’t they pay for magazines? And aren’t there a lot of ads on most cable stations? And where’s the Web in this?
- Finding Clues to National Well-Being in Songs and Blogs: In a new paper, a pair of statisticians at the University of Vermont argue that linguistic analysis — not just of song lyrics but of blogs and speeches — could add a new and valuable dimension to a growing area of mass psychology: the determination of national well-being.
- Telegram Postcards: Neat.
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