Close your eyes and think back. Way back.
The year is 2001. Bush is president. Congress passes No Child Left Behind. The bubble has burst, but you’re still full of visionary ideas.
OK, now wake up. We’ve got some work to do.
*Yes, it’ll still be borderline illegible — but you can rest assured Google will work out the kinks sooner or later. Right?
In one of the world’s most iconic poems about death, Dylan Thomas advises against going gentle into that good night. However, Thomas never mentions anything about not moonwalking eternally into it (he doesn’t give us much of an idea as to what to wear should we choose to go, either).
This Friday will marks the first anniversary of Michael Jackson’s passing. To pay tribute to the King of Pop’s life, The Glove Lives On encourages us to transform the mice on our blogs into sequined gloves. Is it a fitting tribute for a star whose ostentatious style belied the gentle spirit underneath all the leather and zippers — or is it just tacky? Have you seen any other MJ tributes out there? Let us know in the comments below.
The AT&T of yesteryear gave people the warm fuzzies, but these days the company is better known for fuzzy service. So what’s the plan to fix this image problem? As you might guess, it’s social media to the rescue.
Embracing social media may prove to be a beneficial PR move for AT&T. But whether or not the communications company has what it takes to truly engage with its harshest critics remains to be seen.
All due respect to Rob Sheffield, but to Alex Parish love is more than just a cassette full of meticulously sequenced indie touchstones, obscure b-sides and classic deep cuts. It’s more like a neverending story of playlists, scrobbles and, well…loves.
In a postmodern twist of fate I’m sure we all saw coming a mile away, BrosIcingBros — the site that turned icing into a social sport — has met its maker. Ah well…such is the life of a meme. No word yet on whether Ginuwine has a contract out on BrosPonyingBros, but we’ll keep you posted.
Well why didn’t you just say so in the first place? Now we actually want it.
For future reference: we don’t need to know everything right away — just the good stuff.
For the sake of argument, let’s say they are. Yesterday, zombies “secretly” attacked Newsweek’s home page. (to see it with your own eyes, all you had to do was enter the Konami Code). Twitter was buzzing about it within minutes of the siege (and you thought that sound was from the vuvuzelas…).
What made the Newsweek zombie attack so devastatingly effective from a social standpoint? Besides the trendiness of the topic and a decent sense of humor, I’d wager HTML5 had something to do with it. Build your site in an easily customizable markup language that works across platforms and you’ve set the stage for connecting the largest possible audience to your content. Then all you have to worry about is making sure everyone’s hungry for your brains.
Back in the day, artists were anti-social (i.e. Matt Saracen’s mentor in this season’s Friday Night Lights). Then along came Saatchi. Now we have Work of Art. And that, friends, is the either the decline or the rebirth of contemporary art in a nutshell (depends on who you talk to).
With YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video, Guggenheim is betting on the latter. And best believe that with the reputations of curators like Nancy Spector on the line, the stakes are high. Will crowdsourcing be kinder to the Gugg than Vegas was? We’ll find out on 10/2. Save the date.