The ‘Haul’ Video — Learn Social Media by Example

What is it about?

Every teen queen knows that a bountiful trip to the mall is never complete until you get to show off your ‘Haul’ to your BFF. But now, with social media, you can have a much bigger stage to show off on! In essence, that’s what a Haul Video is all about.

But this is not all, the Haul video seamlessly ties in micro-reviews, clues about what’s trending for the new season, tips and hints on where to shop, and how to get the best deals. Those teen queens are becoming the definition of shopping porn, there are thousands of ‘haul’ videos on Youtube with several that have more than a million views.

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Quirky headlines of 2010… so far

It always brings a smile to everyone to read those amusing, and sometimes weird, occurrences in the world of social media. It seems that 2010 has started out strong, so far, with a lot of news really bringing a smile, or a smirk, to many. Sadly, given our information saturation, we sometimes miss the chance to actually read a bit more about them or even skim through the headlines and quickly miss the chance to enjoy them.

So here at Thoughpick we collected the headlines that we thought were amusing and warranted to be visited, or revisited by people:

“No Kicking Penguins”

No Kicking Penguins In Antractica

No Kicking Penguins In Antarctica

Colby is a seven year old that started a craze that reached all the way to Antarctica. When his mother just happened to kick an inflatable penguin across the hall, this kid felt offended and expressed himself by painting a picture of a women kicking a penguins with a crossed circle on top of it; making his position clear. This was so cute that it caught on among the family until one of them decided to post it to Reddit where it was celebrate and gave birth to a fund-raising effort for Autism. So visit www.nokickingpenguins.org and support Colby’s mission by buying a T-shirt. Next campaign seems to be “No Kicking Flamingos”

Queen Rania & Social Media: Tips and Insights

I read an article on TechCrunch about Jordanian Queen Rania’s new twitter account, and it got me interested in knowing how else one can communicate with her majesty through the Web and learn her thoughts and opinions. This got me thinking, and I’d like to say some points out loud concerning the technological side of her majesty’s social Web involvement…

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