Interactive : How dance music travels

It started in Africa long time ago. Moved oversea (Jamaica, America) in the early 19th century. Turned into blues and jazz in the 1900s-1920s (Southern States, New Orleans). Grooved in the 1960s-1970s with soul, funk, disco. Turntabled with hip-hop, house and electro in the 1980s (Chicago, New York). Became synthpop, breakbeat, trance and jungle…

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Stop. You’d better watch and control this animation of Thomson.co.uk to picture yourself how dance music travelled on three continents.

Thomson.co.uk : How Music Travels. The Evolution of Western Dance Music

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Color Marketing: Why is Facebook blue ?

The marketing research firm Kissmetrics has designed this infographic to show how colors affect our purchasing decisions.

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Yellow is optimistic, young and bright: it attracts window shoppers. Red is energetic and exciting: very good for discounts. Blue inspires strength, trust and security: banks and tech companies love it. Green is peaceful, healthy and relaxing especially when it’s about NGOs, drugs, cosmetics and organic products. Orange is creative and dynamic: move, think, buy, sell. Pink is romantic and feminine : no comment. Black is powerful and elegant: luxury goods, top-segment cars and coffee brands are into it. Purple is serene, wise and almost magical, as anti-aging products can be.

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Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple : “Zuck” is red-green color blind, blue is the color he can see the best.

More :

  1. Fastcompany : Why is Facebook blue? The science behind colors in marketing

  2. Seonity : Choisir les couleurs selon l’activité du site