Happy Labor Day! (And Some Interesting Links)

If for some reason you’re looking for content today, here are some interesting articles from Mashable that might sate your craving:

1)   After year of building a brand on a sparse, no-frills concept, Google has succumbed to the pressure of ‘the most valuable real estate on the internet’ by using their homepage to advertise a product. Did they just violate their brand trust permanently? http://mashable.com/2012/08/28/did-google-just-jump-the-shark/

2)   Students are given advice on how to build their personal brand. Essential how-to’s on brand building concepts that can work for a job seeker OR a business looking for some simple advice. http://mashable.com/2012/08/29/personal-branding-for-students/

3)   Did you know Google didn’t pay a cent for their logo? It was created in-house by Sergey Brin one of the company’s founders! Alternatively British Petrol (BP) paid over 200 million for their logo! See the cost of other famous logos here: http://mashable.com/2012/08/27/famous-logo-design-cost/

4)   Some common website mistakes and how to avoid them. http://mashable.com/2012/08/27/website-design-mistakes/

5)   Five Things Google Gives Away Free: http://mashable.com/2012/08/25/things-google-gives-away/

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