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Sumptuous 1920s Art Nouveau Prints of Insects From Around the World

<i>The Vault is</i> <b>Slate</b><i>’s history blog. Like us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, follow us on Twitter</i> <i>@slatevault</i><i>, and find us on</i> <i>Tumblr.</i> <i>Find out more about what this space is</i> …

Libraries

Why mobile is the new Coldplay

I remember seeing Coldplay on 18th October 2000. Before they were famous. It was all Yellow and I was at the forefront. However briefly, part of the …

Look out Instagram, here comes LinkedIn

Talk of the rise of the visual Web evokes images of Kim Kardashian preening at her smartphone, grainy photos of poached eggs over avocado toast and …

Robots, 'Facial Coding' and Instant Focus Groups: Unilever Wants Better Metrics Faster and Cheaper

Unilever wants to move from such standard ad-industry metrics as recall and persuasion toward measuring how well people engage with marketing. And …

P&G's Pritchard on Where Marketing, Media and Metrics Are Going

The ad industry needs to break its addiction to outdated metrics by focusing on sales results and get a better handle on digital-audience measures …

Brand TLDs: five potential benefits

<b>Recently introduced, brand top level domains (TLDs) offer a range of opportunities for brands. Here are some of the potential benefits of brand</b> …

SEO is not dead, but it's definitely frustrating

<b>SEO is still a part of the work that I do and I don't believe that it is dead.</b><p>However, I can’t help but find that SEO is frustrating, which is …

How PlayBuzz out-BuzzFeeds BuzzFeed

At a time when publishers and platforms can’t seem to swim in their own lanes, PlayBuzz is a notable exception.<p>PlayBuzz took a page from other viral …

Why I photographed these two cleaners at the foot of UCT’s Rhodes statue

This is a photograph of the two men who worked until 10.00pm on Monday night to clean the statue of Cecil John Rhodes on the University of Cape …

The Persistence of the Office

More workers are telecommuting than ever before, but tech is clinging to the campus life that made it so homogenous.<p>Google is growing. The company …

"Doing social media" is not inbound marketing

I talked to the founders of a marketing agency who said they do inbound marketing. I asked them what they do for inbound marketing, and they said "we …

Marketing

How Mindfulness Makes You Better At Work

<i>This post originally appeared on SwitchAndShift, where I sometimes guest blog. Check out their site for more content on the world of work.</i><p>Learn how …

Can Different Shades Of Text Help Separate Rumor From Fact In The News?

A recent Quartz story used differing shades of text in an attempt to prevent the spread of misinformation.<p>Breaking news on the Internet is an ever evolving process. Unlike in traditional media, where a definitive version of a story had to be finished and sent to print, on the Internet, as long as …

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge now available to pre-order in South Africa

‘s starlit duo, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, are now both available to pre-order in South Africa. Both phones will also …

South Africa

85% of Nigerians use smartphones for product research -Google study

By Emeka Aginam<p>While smartphones are becoming a vital part of online shopping across the globe as a result of mobile devices, new findings from …

West Africa

Why the Better Call Saul Credit Sequence Looks Like Complete S**t

Screw you, fancy cable titles.<p>In <i>Better Call Saul</i>, "crap" is an aesthetic. Bob Odenkirk's character Jimmy McGill is a ruffled low-rent lawyer with a world to match. The wardrobe choices are eyesores, McGill's car is a lemon, and even the intro credit sequence looks like a public access broadcast …

An Open Letter to Jochen Zeitz and Mark Coetzee

Zeitz MOCAA<p>I write this having been a firm promoter of the project that is the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (ZMOCAA). I also write this …

Win A Digital Copy Of The 'African All Stars' Compilation And Babatunde Gear

Okayafrica has partnered up with <b>Believe Digital</b> and French clothing label <b>Babatunde</b> to release <i>African All Stars: The Best Indie & Alternative African</i> …

African Music