Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cloverfield

I'm experimenting with this cool "GRAB" tool on this site which automatically creates a post on my blog. Will this work?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sheep with 5 legs...


...doesn't run any faster than one with 4.

I get this feeling when I look at this www.ineuropa.nl. It's got everything...TV, radio, newspaper, podcasts, RSS feeds, blog, website, Google maps, video, email, college’s, and DVD. But nevertheless it doesn't seem to catch my interest.

Good initiative and maybe the future of broadcasting, but for the moment it has a strong "close-but-no-cigar-feeling".

Friday, January 18, 2008

Air Mail





A few minutes after Steve Jobs Keynote speech 2 young creative people came up with the idea for a sleeve in shape of an envelope.


Great entrepreneurship and hands-on thinking!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

List with a lot of buzzwords

A bit late, but still a nice list for 2008...

1. Africa (foreign investment and development in)
2. Antibiotic backlash
3. Assisted marriage
4. Beijing 2008
5. Blue replacing green as the environmental movement's color du jour
6. Brain exercises
7. British actress Keira Knightley
8. Carbon tax
9. Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang
10. Classical musician Gustavo Dudamel
11. Climate sightseeing
12. Continuation of comebacks (Indiana Jones, The Cure, etc.)
13. Cooperative consumption
14. Couch surfing
15. Country branding (Oman, Indonesia, etc.)
16. Designer Phillip Lim
17. De-teching
18. DJ Tiesto
19. DNA-based exercising
20. E-clutter (and e-clutter consultants)
21. Eco-fatigue
22. E-mail etiquette
23. Facebook suicides
24. Fashion label Vena Cava
25. Foreign government investment (e.g., China, UAE) in U.S. companies
26. French President Nicolas Sarkozy
27. Game 3.0 (gamer-generated global gaming)
28. Google's Android
29. Gossip Girl
30. Gphone
31. Green weddings
32. Higher education online
33. Hip-hop's Retro Kids
34. Humbling of the hedge fund manager (anti-excess post sub-prime)
35. Hybrid taxis
36. Indian actress Deepika Padukone
37. Intellectual luxury
38. Investigating ingredients
39. Japanese designs (Tsumori Chisato, Uniqlo, Muji, etc.)
40. Kitchen appliances as new power tools
41. Lifestyle curators
42. Lipstick trumping lip gloss
43. Manga-inspired clothes
44. Mobile technology explosion
45. Mobulimia
46. Music as awareness driver; concerts and other residuals as cash cow
47. Musicovery (music tailored to moods)
48. Myanmar
49. Nollywood (the rise of Nigerian cinema)
50. Outsourcing to Ukraine (and other Eastern European countries)
51. Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto
52. Pantone's 18-3943 (blue iris)
53. Pets in the office
54. Prius homes
55. Radical transparency
56. Radiohead repeats (name-your-own-price music)
57. Recycling into fashion (Nau, Gary Harvey, etc.)
58. Selfless as the new selfish
59. Sex and the City, the movie
60. Shiny Toy Guns (the band)
61. Skiing in novel spots (Kashmir, Japan, Greenland, Russia, Korea,
etc.)
62. Single men saying no to sex
63. Skype sex
64. Smart Cars in American cities
65. SNS (social network service) brand communities
66. Spanish actor Javier Bardem
67. Staycations
68. Sturking
69. Tequila as the new wine
70. The N-11
71. Third screen (the mobile screen) rivaling the first screen (TV)
72. Trans-ertainment
73. U.S. gymnast Shawn Johnson
74. U.S. presidential election
75. Vicarious consumption
76. (Video) Gaming Olympics
77. Virtual gifting
78. Wannabe young Internet entrepreneurs (a.k.a. Mark Zuckerberg
copycats)
79. Weak dollar/strong euro
80. Women juggling men

Found on JWT

Another great TED Talk



If you're in education, watch this...great view on where creativity stands in our society.

TED

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Open ID


DataPortability - Connect, Control, Share, Remix from Smashcut Media on Vimeo.

Looks good in the video, and to be honest I've been waiting for something like this for a long time. But does it work? What about privacy and security? Will I really trust this kind of organizations?

Again Google has the best cards in this matter. With my single login I already have plenty of functionalities. I just wait until Google buys whatever service I need...;-)

Long Don Silver



Durex extra large

Sometimes you think "why didn't I come up with the idea"...

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Obama Girl

Seems that politicians seem to adapt very good to the new media. Both Hilary and Obama are using platforms like YouTube and Facebook to spread their message. In my opinion, Obama is the most clever one...

On YouTube, it started about 6 months ago when a so-called fan of Obama posted a spoof of the 1984 ad of Apple. He uses this iconic ad to portrait Hilary as an evil manipulator and controller of the universe. I never believed this was done by a "fan". It has got the word "spin doctor" written all over it.

Same story for Obama Girl. She appeared on YouTube a few months ago and is a big hit now with almost 5 million views up till now. She no ordinary fan! She is so perfect...is she black, white, Hispanic? You just can't tell, perfect for every voter to identify with. Her first video is a textbook example how you can bring a boring message over to a large, non-interested public. Throw in some boobs and a nice ass and they'll watch it (over 4,5 million times!). The second is even better! Obama Girl gets help from her even more beautiful girlfriend and they go to the gym and get sweat all over their body. This clip is a real production.

And what does Hilary do? She cries...her spin doctors believed that she needs to show emotion so the public perceives her as more emotional and soft. It's a pity she can't act though...it doesn't look genuine to me! Do people really buy this crap (b)?

Interesting to see how this evolves...will the Americans go for tits and asses or for (fake) emotion?

To be continued...

1984




Original Obama Girl




Obama Girl returns





Hilary cries

Funny pic part 2



Daddy, daddy, can we take Fluffy on the dinghy...

Funny pic part 1




Bummer...

Thursday, January 03, 2008