Archive for May 2010

YouTube: More Than A Menagerie of Misfits

May 28th, 2010 — 10:10am

YouTube has a larger collection of untalented individuals than the entire Jersey Shore. Bazinga! Originally equipped with undeserving nerds wielding lightsabers and a troll with voice of Barry White, YouTube has since become the destination for more than an occasional laugh or tear (I swear it’s my allergies). It’s now a place to support a cause and learn about products. It goes beyond Internet fame, and translates into real world utility.

In only five years, Youtube has become a fixture of the Internet. My web routine (when I’m not at work, of course) includes checking mail and Facebook, then watching the latest videos on YouTube. The video giant is now gaining momentum with businesses, the Global Fortune 100 to be exact.
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Will Ferrell: Comedian, Actor, Challenger

May 25th, 2010 — 4:55pm

As much as I’d like to ignore politics, the people I surround myself with won’t let me. Nevertheless, impressions of George W. Bush stoked a humorous conversation recently. Through a series of “W-isms” it became clear that we weren’t impersonating George W. Bush any longer, but Will Ferrell’s parody of the 43rd president. In the crudest form, taking equity and capturing share from a business is no different than what Will Ferrell has done to George W. Bush. In order to do it correctly, you have to expound or create your own niche on what the leader does otherwise it has no value.
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Pakistan Hates Facebook; CBS Loves Twitter

May 20th, 2010 — 3:17pm

Social media is everywhere (seriously, we can’t escape it). It’s caught at an interesting crossroad of recognition; is it a fad or a legitimate medium? I have to believe it’s the real deal. Besides the simple fact that my job depends on its survival, a couple of current events suggest that social media is thriving.

If you didn’t know it, today is “Everybody draw Mohammed day” on Facebook. The numbers the group has reached fascinates me. It’s jumped 50,000 fans in one day. What’s more is that Facebook is the driving medium for the group. They have gained so much attention that the sovereign state of Pakistan has banned Facebook. That’s right, they banned Facebook. I think the concept of drawing Mohammed is mediocre, but that’s where Facebook thrives. The marriage of an average concept with the ease of Facebook is bolstering causes that wouldn’t survive in other media. In other words, social media is changing non-movements into strong movements.
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Lesbian Twang?

May 3rd, 2010 — 4:22pm

Who the hell is Chely Wright?

Chely Wright, besides being Brad Paisley’s ex, is a country singer/songwriter that I hadn’t heard of until this morning. She has seemingly jolted her career with two words…”I’m gay.” As simple as this statement may be, America’s insatiable thirst to know every celebrity’s sexual orientation is transforming her into a household name.

I’m not ignorant enough to suggest that Chely Wright is announcing her sexuality for the publicity (even though some have). However, I’d like to suggest the timing of her announcement is suspect. It seems premeditated and too in line with the release of her latest album and book. Is she using gay as a marketing tool? Is this a valid approach?
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