When a seemingly pointless video hits the Viral Video Chart, you know it's going to be worth staying around for the end. Examples below:
This is insanely cool. Anyone out there going to South Africa, have room in a bag for me?
How dreamy, far out, down to earth or realistic are the presidential hopefuls? Check out BW's roundup complete with some interesting commentary after the jump!
First Ford created the commercial below (feed and emails readers - it's after the jump).
The future of innovation is about more than interface, it's about the experience. These interfaces are simply amazing!
In short: Guitar Hero works because it allows you to associate with people you perceive as heroes, to interact with them, and to join them in their stardom. Great piece on the drivers of gaming.
Wow, 60 Minutes is VERY OLD!!! Way to demonstrate just how AARP friendly you are.
These Rockband (the video game) TV spots are hillarious!
How does the 80/20 rule impact the monetization strategy for the long tail? Is all of the longtail useless or un-monetizable? Just as with all generalizations, they are all useless. Long tail value is all about the quality of the long tail network, and site aggregators bringing them together, not blanket grouping of - everything else. That's like saying that cable television is useless. Just because it's not network, doesn't mean there isn't a valuable audience.
I have never seen fun interactive video.
So how do you make next-gen video compelling?
By doing something new, something compelling, something people will want to share and play with... something like this (hey email and feed readers, video is after the jump):
And for an extra dose of fun, put yourself on a magazine cover here.
Kudos to Gavin for sharing!
Just this morning I saw a three or four year old giving a quarter to a homeless man in NYC. Even without the visual, I can still share these moments with you.
Digital media extends these moments of wonder, highlighting the best (and worst) of who and what we are to the fore.
Digital media is the great equalizer, bringing everything, old and new, to everyone, all the time.
Digital media is more than exponential, more than portable, more than sociable, it is remarkable.
After stumbling across the video below, I just had to share. With all the controversy surrounding professional sports over the past year (steroids, dog fighting, spying etc.), THIS has to be one of the greatest sports moments of the past year.
Bloggers are champions of the people, not heroes. A hero saves lives, a hero puts him or herself at risk, to better humanity. A hero puts it all on the lines. I love all of you guys, but bloggers aren't heroes.
This is something I've been waiting for. Now, how about aggregated blog printing - RSS reader unread articles printing? And how about a weekly pdf of the best of the blogosphere?
That being said, I will still be commenting on other blogs and possibly even posting later today.
And my reason for doing so is this: Writers are writing one way entertainment. Blogging is a two way conversation. To stop blogging for an entire day, to stop commenting, to stop talking is to kill the conversation. Just by posting about this day, we are in fact conversing, we are blogging.
So show your support - blog about Blog Nothing Day.
And then continue blogging away.
Bloggers are social media creators but we are also participants and spectators.
To stop posting would be unnatural and uneventful, not to mention unnoticeable.
Nobody notices a silent protest.
So let's speak up!