It's not quite a recipe for BakerTweet but Wired's Gadget Lab has an interesting primer on how to get your appliances in on the Twitter game (should the service ever recover from this morning's DDOS attack). If not, amuse yourself with Postman, a nifty little iPhone app that creates a postcard from your image library while you spend a summer weekend on-the-go.
Ad Age's Abbey Klaassen takes a look at Best Buy's recent Augemented Reality push along with Spencer Knisely, director-brand identity, print and design at Best Buy and tries to determine where we are on the hype-cycle. "Augmented reality has garnered more than its share of enthusiasm from early adopters and tech geeks, but its marketing value is yet to be determined. Is it a passing fad or truly useful in creating richer digital-marketing experiences?"
The New York Times published a cool interactive visualization of how people use their time last Sunday, based on the "American Time Use Survey." See that big orange blob? That's the amount of time we spend working. Note there are no subdivisions for entertainment-based work "research" like watching spots on Creativity Online. Meanwhile, catch up with Times graphics director Steve Duenes at Siggraph this week in this recap from Information Aesthetics.
ReadWriteWeb takes an interesting and comprehensive look at the #iranelection hash tag and its rise and fall over the course of the election disputes.