The internet, distilled. Doodles, retro Tokyo and a global time-lapse all feature
The internet is full of great websites, articles and videos. Here are five we've been enjoying this week.
This collection of posters from Tokyo's subway system puts modern transport posters to shame. Covering the period between 1976 and 1982 they explain how to behave on the Tokyo subway with guidance on how to sit, respect other passengers and remain safe. The use of well-known artwork and characters is really eye-catching. Who can resist the sight of Marcel Marceau asking them to give up their seat to the elderly?
The Age UK website has advice on all sorts of issues as well as information about how to find local Age UK centres. There's also an online radio station, The Wireless, which broadcasts music and entertainment 24 hours a day.
This global time-lapse video caught our eye. Taking in scenes from London, Rio, Paris, New York and more besides, it gives an alternative view of our planet. Sunsets, cityscapes and growing plants all feature. Shots of a sunset over Rio and people running the London Marathon are particularly interesting.
We have become big fans of Vimeo recently. The website is frequented by some of the most creative and interesting video producers on the web and its recent redesign makes it easier to use. This video by Tony Miotto shows the differences between Paris and New York in a clever, quirky one minute video. The animation in is very slick and it looks great in high-definition.
Google creates hundreds of special versions of its famous logo to mark important days all over the world. We only get to see the UK ones here, but there are hundreds more that are rarely seen on these shores. This page archives every single Google Doodle from Nicaragua Independence Day to the 79th anniversary of the first drive-in movie.
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