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Musing on Mix Tapes

Mix Tapes

Ah, the mix tape. Through it’s many forms: tape, CD, thumb-drive, hand scribbled note, .m3u file; it remains, to me, one of the most personal ways of audible expression short of actually composing a song or poem. A mix tape is the original “social media.” The mix (as it will herein be referred to) is a once often practiced, now sadly neglected, art and ritual amongst friends, crushes, significant others, new acquaintances, pen pals and strangers. Continue reading

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Who want’s to buy me these? Size 13 in …

Who want’s to buy me these? Size 13 in case you were wondering…

I think I like white the best, what about you?

In White...

In White...

In Orange....

In Orange....

In MOONBOOT... i mean, silver

In MOONBOOT... i mean, silver

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Meeting Gary Vaynerchuk IS as AWESOME as you think.

Reading all the other blogs and tweets about people meeting Gary V only made my anticipation that much more. It was one of my SXSW goals- I only started following/watching him mid/late last year but I totally vibe with his style and message.

So, I was waiting for the elevator at the Hilton Austin to get to the 4th floor to go to a panel and all the sudden I saw a very familiar figure with green beanie strutting into my view. As I stared for a brief second the persons smile grew bigger and then I realized “holy shit, it’s Gary V.” Immediately he came up to me and we greeted each other. The aura of openness and friendliness was awesome, like an old friend. We spoke briefly in the elevator. I asked him to sign my Gary Vaynerchuk “Internet All Stars” Card (which I’ve carrying around with a Sharpie since yesterday for just such a “run in” occasion). I gave him a JESS3 poster and then he was off. I don’t know, it was probably the best “meeting a mentor” experience I’ve had, probably, the best first impression of meeting anyone, ever- no joke.

Then, minutes later, I got a DM on twitter from Gary following up and telling me he thought the poster was “BOMB.”

Sick.

I sort of feel like a giggly little girl in the 90s meeting N*SYNC or the Backstreet Boys writing about this- but seriously, it was epically legit.

BTW, here’s the poster.

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@SWSX in Austin! The arrival…

Ok- so I apologize for the absence of pictures right now- I thought I would be cool and save space in my bag, and thinking “oh look, my camera and USB harddrive both use USB, I’ll just bring one cable! Brilliant!” Except that my iPhoto library is on said drive and I need both of said devices to be plugged in to transfer the glorious SXSW pix to said iPhoto library… get what I said? Basically I FAIL. So I should be getting another cable from someone soon. Until then, enjoy tweets and twitpics @adamdexter

Also Z-Tejas is legit, the food and service are great and they “Get It” with social media PR, madd props!

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On Flickr: Skin Wins or Sex Sells

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.
Club Life IMG_5372
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?

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Whr has my Flickr gone? [10/30/08]

I’ve had it- this is it, I’ve got to do something- because this is ridiculous. The thing is- I’m actually really sad about this whole fiasco because I really did love Flickr, but every day of this BS makes me more and more adverse to wanting to ever go back.

If you want to read about all that’s gone down- check after the jump.

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