Quirky News of the Web — April 2010

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There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.

Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

The 1st lady’s 1st tweet

What is this? I don't know how to do this!

What is this? I don't know how to do this!

The first lady was coaxed by CNN’s Ed Henry into posting her first tweet ever. Given her husbands track record of using his Blackberry and spreading his message through social mediums, it is surprising that it too this long for her to test the waters!

@flotus Jay Sucked and wasn't a lot of fun

@flotus Jay Sucked and wasn't a lot of fun

Earth Hour 2010 – Learn Social Media By Example

Earth Hour is an event organized by the WWF to raise awareness about global warming that started off in the city of Sydney, Australia in 2007. The event’s message spread like wildfire through the internet by word of mouth through social media networks and blogs. The event usually takes place at the last Saturday of March between 8:30-9:30 p.m. local time for all the participants.

In the 2009 event, 88 countries and 4,159 cities participated in Earth Hour of that year, with the biggest participant being the USA and an estimated number of 80,000,000 participants in 318 cities across 8 states.

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Little Chubby Lin Yu Chun – The Newest Meme on Youtube!

First, it was Justin Bieber, and now the chubby Taiwanese Lin Yu Chun: Is social media becoming the new star attraction and lift off? I am inclined to say I believe so!

Quirky News of the Web — March 2010

There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.

So the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

Don’t Piss on Youtube Because Google TV Might Just Piss on You!

Don’t Piss on Youtube Because Google TV Might Just Piss on You!

Google Ads On Your MF TV

More and more people are watching TV on the web on Youtube and Hulu. Those people proved everyone in the television industry wrong because they believed people will not sit and watch an hour long show on their computer screens. This instinct to fight change comes naturally to all industries, they are just too slow to react to revolutions...

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Who the F*** Is Justin Bieber?

The other day I was flipping through the channels, just trying to numb my brain in between things and not trying to think of anything in particular. It is one of my favorite procrastination techniques and an absolute time waste. As I was flipping I happened across a music channel, I'm inclined to say MTV out of habit but since they...

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Carlton Draught Beer — Learn Social Media by Example

Carlton Draught Beer — Learn Social Media by Example

I see you!

Beer brand Carlton Draught is part of the Foster's Group, is an Australian beer brand that has garnered quite the reputation for itself on the internet amongst marketers. It has been thoroughly successful in navigating the internet noise farm and able to generate a lot of attention for their campaigns. One of the best examples...

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Philips VS Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

Philips VS Campaign — Learn Social Media by Example

Philips TV up-for-grabs

The competition idea is brilliant in its simplicity. The candidates had to tweet a versus proposition for a Philips product, that is, challenge Philips to beat something else using its products.

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The New Dork – Entrepreneur State of Mind, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys Spoof [video]

"The New Dork" is Grasshopper's latest video targeting entrepreneurs and aiming to raise brand awareness. According to Jonathan Kay of Grasshopper (@GrasshopperBuzz), the video got over 150,000 views in the first day and Ashton Kutcher even blogged and tweeted about it

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Feb-2010 Must-watch Videos: Skinput, OK Go, Youtube 101 & Chatroulette

The nature of the internet is filled with a lot of information and seeing it animated and simplified visual is certainly a blessing, since it opens our mind to new ways to see our world. Whether it's through maps, info-graphs or psychedelic illustrations videos on the web surely added a much needed freshness to information and data...

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