It’s a mind-body cycle. Here’s an amazing story and a quick hack to make you a better, smarter and more confident person, seriously.
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.
My buddy Beebs is making a documentary about vinyl, check that shit.
Here it is, the shortened version of my upcoming full-length documentary on vinyl record culture.
I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.
SUMMARY: Why is it that in this new digital age, where hours, days, even months worth of music can be transported in a hardrive the size of a cellphone , that sales of something as analog as vinyl records are increasing?
Why are people buyig vinyl records again? What is their allure? Why do people still buy them? I set out to interview a wide range of people in both the DC area and my hometown of Johnstown PA to find the answer. From Record Store Owners, DJs, and Bands to Record Labels, Audio Technicians, Vinyl Enthusiasts, Collectors, and especially new vinyl buyers, I interviewed them to get their opinion on the subject.
– Habib Awan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 5618 Shoalwood Ave Austin, Texas 78775 United States (917) 755-0750 Fax -- Technical Contact: Nunez, Nuncio email@example.com 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.
Need a livejournal for this one- well worth it- awesome collection.
Check these out and feel free to add some more in the comments if you know em!
cool animation. watch in HQ.
Best new “supergroup” from 2008.
The Mighty Underdogs is a hip hop “supergroup” formed by rappers Gift of Gab from Blackalicious and Lateef the Truth Speaker of Latyrx, and producer Headnodic of the Crown City Rockers.
Ok, so I really do like the new wordpress interface. It’s great. But right now, I want to scream.
GIVE QuickPress AUTOSAVE!!!!!!
Now, this isn’t entirely WordPress’s fault. I was writing a post just now about sites I like and I went to my bookmarks in Firefox to open up a few pages, but when I did, for some reason, Firefox cleared all the tabs I currently had open in order to open the new pages. So my WP page closed and with it went about 20 minutes of writing. FAAAAAAHHHHHK!
Now it may not have autosave for speed reasons or something. But I’ll take a hit in site-pep for a little security. Also, I installed Gears, so would it even matter? So please Matt, make it that much better and give QuickPress AutoSaving.
So I haven’t blogged in a while due to finals, but I just added something today and noticed wordpress 2.7 Coltrane. First impressions- it’s pretty BAD ASS. I’m using the new, improved Press This function right now. It’s pretty sweet. If you haven’t upgraded yet, you definitely should.