Brand Clues on Tumblr

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

In a very clever sleuthing move, Tumblr has teamed up with Cambridge, Massachusetts-based firm Ditto Labs to investigate their users’ brand affiliations by trawling through the countless images on the platform for clues. Essentially they will be analyzing some of the 130 million photos posted daily on Tumblr for brand-related data. T.R. Newcomb (head of business development at Tumblr) says, “If Coke wants to understand …

Collapsible Hot Tub

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

A backyard hot tub is one thing, but imagine if you could have one waiting at your campsite after a long day on the trail. This fantasy is now a reality thanks to the Nomad Collapsible Hot Tub. All you need is a water heater coil, a portable water pump and this tub—which fits into a carryall—to provide an outdoor party that takes glamping to …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Deborah Sussman's vibrant career, outlaw Instagrammers, the truth about yawning and more in our look at the web this week

1. Pit Bulls and Florals No dog has as poor of a stereotypical reputation than that of the pit bull. After volunteering with rescue groups and developing a deeper understanding of the breed, photographer Sophie Gamand created a series of images that casts the loyal dogs in a new light. “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution” dreamily portrays the dogs adorned with wreathes of …