So I was doing some research for a project I’m working on and I was looking through the Google Results for “Social Games” when I got to a very peculiar meta description. Look carefully below, do you see it?
Look a little closer. Yea, that’s right. Apparently, some troll tweet was the top of the Twitter feed on the homepage at the time the spiders hit the site, thus the GoogleBot made it into the Meta description for PlayFish.
Congrats DeAxl (Oliver Lopez)
You have successfully smote playfish’s SEO.
If you think Verizon is rebranding, you got your head in the clouds
Ok- so my friend Joe tweeted (about 20 minutes ago actually) about an alleged new branding campaign for Verizon Wireless. I looked at it and though, oh, this is… interesting… Even the Brand blog site Under Consideration picked it up.
Now, maybe I’m the sucker and Joe, UC and the rest of them are in on it- but some quick research shows this is totally bogus.
[UPDATE: I’m not a big reader of Under Consideration and apparently they pulled this with Ford last year, also upon closer look at the comments and the whole thing, this was pretty obvious… but my post here remains!]
Aside from being more of a stark out of character change than the Tropicana switch. The “announcement” website it particularly bare with no official link back to verizon, only “For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.”
Another thing that’s an immediate redflag- The Who Is listing.
Registrant: Nuncio Nunez 5618 Shoalwood Ave Austin, Texas 78775 United States Domain Name: SOVERYVERIZON.COM Created on: 30-Mar-09 Expires on: 30-Mar-10 Last Updated on: 30-Mar-09 Administrative Contact: Nunez, Nuncio email@example.com 5618 Shoalwood Ave Austin, Texas 78775 United States (917) 755-0750 Fax -- Technical Contact: Nunez, Nuncio firstname.lastname@example.org 5618 Shoalwood Ave Austin, Texas 78775 United States (917) 755-0750 Fax -- Domain servers in listed order: NS1.DREAMHOST.COM NS2.DREAMHOST.COM NS3.DREAMHOST.COM
Who is Nuncio Nunez? Not someone at Verizon, that’s for sure… and 10000reasons.org, also definitely not something Verizion would allow itself to be tracked to. The domain was also registered two days ago, the first thing you would do is secure the URL, how could you plan the marketing materials otherwise?
Upon further inspection, I’m pretty sure Under Consideration is in on it. The website does not have ANY of the material they display except for the cloud logo and it isn’t anywhere on the Verizon site. The only other possibility is that Under Consideration doesn’t check their facts and received a mysterious email with all the promotional material attached which they blindly posted about.
Also, did anyone else notice that the guy in the top right of their “promotional material” doesn’t appear to be wearing pants or underwear for that matter…is it just me? And when were Crocks back in style?
Not to mention the phones they mocked the logo up on are ancient.
Also, Santelli apparently has no idea how a representative democracy works: you cant have an election on the internet for something that’s how people like Stephen Colbert get their name’s on space ships.
“Have the camera pull way out…” Yea show em all the busy looking people!
And this is why I don’t watch television…
This is all I have to say.
The one waiting to be made, a classic:
Also Sia’s music vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PGrub3jUc
Ok, this isn’t really anything new necessarily, but it was really interesting thing to see. A picture, good or bad, put a sexy girl in it and people will probably like it, or at least look at it a lot. This can be seen subtly in photo contests, where you have two magnificent photos going head to head, but the winner is probably the one with the attractive girl in it (I see this the most in DPChallenge). This is kind of a massively broad and general statement- but I’m just speaking on what I see often.
Like right now, I’m refilling my Flickr account (after having it deleted for unknown reasons) and posted this picture.
Within a minute of posting, it had 6 views and now, within 3 minutes from post has another ten for a total of 16. I don’t really have a popular stream, all my other photos are still at 0 views, even the ones right before and after it in the stream. It’s not in any groups/pools and doesn’t have any leading tags. I’m not complaining really, just thought it was an interesting observation.
Maybe it’s not that our culture hasn’t evolved, maybe its just the contrast of content. When you’re looking through the public stream of sunset after sunset, rivers, fields, some cool lighting, peoples cousins and kids, then BAM! a white girls ass on a stark black background. The feeling of risk, like something shouldn’t be there. Oooo, this is kind of risque, lets click on it… I don’t know exactly- I just think the occurrence overall is worth noting.
This happened before too, and this photo is nothing spectacular, but on my old stream this exact photo had the most views and most frequent views on my stats (I had a Pro account) and was one of the photos with the most comments. But the comments weren’t “sexy girl”, “oh, I’ll fap to this”… They were “great photo!”, “beautiful shot”… people trying to disguise the fact that, hey, this photo is of a hot ass, I like it!
What are your thoughts?
Possibly the Most Epic ride in history: X2
This is not my vid- but this was about my experience. The video does not do the ride justice however. You must experience it for yourself. When I rode, it was around 7pm, it was dark out and the park and city was lit up in the distance. It was amazing.
I cannot think of anything else comparable to the phenomenon that is a rollercoaster. By this, I mean- what else in the world, does someone wait 1-4 hours for, in order to enjoy a 45-60 second ride?