A few links to some interesting blogs:
Futuristic Play: Andrew Chen, EIR at MDV, has gathered some great insights and analysis on viral marketing, user experience, game design, and online ads. Check out his top 50 list of essays on viral marketing, game design and online ads.
Startup Metrics for Pirates: Dave McClure walks us through the only 5 things that matter to a web startup: Acquisition, Activation, Retention, Referral, Revenue . . AARRR!!
Indexed: Jessica Hagy makes sense of the world with venn diagrams and simple graphs. Simply Brilliant.
Brain Rules: John Medina's 12 rules for optimizing brain functions. He also discusses how the brain ignores boring things - it processes meaning before it processes details. You communicate meaning with emotionally competent stimuli. The brain pays attention to three things: Threats: Will it eat me, can I eat it? 2) Pleasure: Can I mate with it, will it mate with me? 3) Familiarity: have I seen it before? Take care of these 3 things, and you will capture the attention of your audience.