How Facebook tracks specific details about your life?

More time Facebook keeps users on the site, the more data it can collect on each of us. This data is what brings advertisers to the platform, and ultimately what puts dollars in Facebook. In order to increase our chances of interacting with ads and growing advertiser demand that keeps Facebook earning revenue; platform has a very neat system that segments us by our likes and dislikes.

You can check your ad profile here. And learn what influences the ads you see and take control over your ad experience. You can delete ad groups you don’t belong in. If you delete all of them system will display ads more random and irrelevant. 🙂

The illusion of life

The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s. Of course they weren’t old men at the time, but young men who were at the forefront of exciting discoveries that were contributing to the development of a new art form. These principles came as a result of reflection about their practice and through Disney’s desire to use animation to express character and personality.
This movie is my personal take on those principles, applied to simple shapes. Like a cube.
Check also the animated gif gallery here

Highlighting The Story Of Times New Roman

Spotted this history of Times New Roman, one of the most recognized and respected fonts in the world. Even if you’re not a typography and design nerd, it’s still definitely worth watching.

Aaron Draplin Shows How to Conceptualize and Create a Logo in 15 Minutes

While many assume good design is a result of hard contemplation and systematic renderings, Aaron Draplin of Draplin Design Co., and most notably the founder of Field Notes, approaches things a bit differently. A fanatic of vintage logos and simplicity, the Portland, Oregon-based entrepreneur takes on a challenge from online educational company, in which he must create a logo for a fictional construction company. In the video above, see how Draplin goes from rummaging through bookshelves and bins full of garage sale items for inspiration, to taking his sketches to the computer and working them out into a slew of logos. If his work process doesn

Generating an Access Token for Instagram

Generating a token to be used in your application is actually fairly straightforward once you know the magical incantation. Just do the following:

    1. Write down the client ID, client secret, and redirect URI for the client you want to generate an access token for. You can find it on the “Manage Clients” panel in the Instagram Developer‘s site.
    2. Visit the following address replacing the client ID and the redirect URI:
    3. When prompted choose “Yes” to authorize the app
    4. You’ll be redirected to the redirect URI you supplied. At the end of the address you’ll see a request variable called code. Copy the value.
    5. Open Terminal (or favorite command line tool). Copy and paste the following. Replace the appropriate values:
    6. Copy the access token from the returned JSON object.

It should also be noted that the generated access token can still expire. It shouldn’t expire in the near-term but it’s not permanent.