Aardman's Nick Park & their Gromit statues
Bristol has lots to entertain us with during the next few weeks of Winter. This includes the Slapstick Festival, which celebrates silent film and classic comedy from the 24th January.
This weekend is also the last chance to catch the M Shed's special 'Real and Imagined Lives' exhibition. Meanwhile, the wildlife photographer of the year exhibition continues into February. Peter Pan is still flying at Bristol Old Vic until the 19th January and Swan Lake graces the Hippodrome stage next week!
Finally, we're extremely excited about the 60 Gromit sculptures to be unleashed on the streets of Bristol this coming year!
Marketing and social media:
2012 was an exciting and eventful year for online marketing and social media - many in the industry have been looking back at the best and worst of the year. Heidi Cohen rounds up the top actionable marketing posts, including some great tips for using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.
A light-hearted look at some of the worst marketing stock photos of 2012 can be found on Social Media Today, watch out for the clock on computer! Another way to look back on 2012 is twitter's story of 2012.
Social media sites have gained more and more popularity in 2012, but why is it this?Jeff Bullas gives his 10 reasons why.
As for New Year's resolutions, here are some 'pinteresting' ideas for you: How to best optimize your photos and how to create the best business Pinterest account you can this year. If you're thinking of embarking on a new venture any time soon, you might also want to take a look at the shape of 2013 for start ups in tech.
Another year is also another year of birthdays, the internet also has a birth date: Here Vint Cerf looks back 30 years to the beginnings of the modern internet.
What will this new year hold for apps and social media sites which have already taken off?
Instagram has grown at an exponential rate but will it continue? These are all questions to keep an eye on - we thought Socialmouth's reviews of Instagram's development and potential issues pretty interesting. They also offer some possible alternatives to Instagram for you to consider.
Art, design and technology:
Reflecting again on the best of 2012, Design Milk featured some of the most interesting and unusual designs of last year, including the wonderful natural keyboard, one of our favourites.
We also liked these eye catching images from the countdown to New Year in Times Square - a very different perspective!
If you're looking for some suitable desktop wallpaper and calenders this year, we recommend taking a look at this selection from Smashing magazine.
And finally, here is some 2013 technology, set to be released this coming year - it utilizes eye-tracking gaze technology to navigate around a screen!
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