Posts Tagged ‘Techie’

Sesame Street Meets Google

April 23, 2010

Thanks to Mashable, I found these amazing Google parody videos done by Sesame Street. If they don’t make you smile, then you must not have cheeks!

My personal favorite: Cookie Monster

Here is our good friend, Bert, and his search story:

I have to give props to Sesame Street. This isn’t the first time I have featured a brilliant video of theres on Shiny Syndrome and I am sure it wont be the last!

Video Game Wedding Invitations

March 4, 2010

Mashable recently featured a couple who share an immense love of video games. They decided that, in lieu of traditional wedding invitations, to create a Mario-inspired video game with bride and groom characters. They then developed BRILLIANT packaging and sent out the game to their friends and family. However, there was one catch! To learn about the details of the wedding, you had to beat the game. Check it out:

This video shows the perspective of someone playing with the bride character. You can also choose to be the groom! It is the same idea as choosing Mario or Luigi in the traditional game.

I think it is so cool that they went with their passions and even developed a “game manual” to go with it! What do you guys think?

State of the Internet

March 3, 2010

An awesome video about the state of the internet:

Social Conference

February 24, 2010

This week, I have been at a social media conference put on by Ragan Communications and Coca-Cola in Atlanta. The keynote speaker last night was David Pogue who is the technology writer for the New York Times. For those of you that think technology and social media is boring, check David Pogue out in this video:

He performed that and many other songs for us as a finally to his brilliant speech about social media. My cheeks were ACHING from laughing so hard during his talk. In a word, it was awesome!

Also, during his speech, he shared hilarious excerpts from his book The World According to Twitter.

I had heard about this book before but dismissed it because, after all, what else is there to know about Twitter? Well, I was wrong! David Pogue shared hilarious stories about the wit of his Twitter followers and I promptly ordered the book from Amazon. I will share my thoughts once it arrives!

If you guys check out David Pogue or The World According to Twitter, let me know. I would LOVE to chat about ti with you. I think it goes without saying that I definitely think you should check it out!

Wise Words

February 18, 2010

Credit: Design is Mine. You can buy this poster at I Love Typography.

Jane Austen and Social Media

February 16, 2010

I am a big fan of Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice just happens to be one of my favorite books. There is just something about Miss Austen’s uncanny ability to dress satire up in a proper petticoat that makes me swoon. Well, that may be a bit over the top. BUT, I do think that Mr. Darcy is one of the hottest literary characters in existence. See for yourself:

Well, you probably have to read the book and then watch the A&E adaptation to see what I mean. But trust me, totally hot!

That said, I got very excited when I read this blog post from Hubspot titled, “What did Jane Austen know about Social Media?” It is interesting to see that manners, interpersonal skills, and passion are just as important in business (and marketing) as they are in a timeless novel. Sometimes I think we forget that these simp

Geeky V-Day Gifts

February 11, 2010

Oh Mashable, you never cease to amaze me! In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, check out these gifts for techies:

Chat Pillows

I particularly like the pink chat pillow with the ❤ icon

Boy/Girl Wii Remotes

Geeky Temporary Tattoos

For all of you secret geeks out there, which of these would you want for V-Day?

State of the Internet

February 4, 2010

Thank you Mashable for showcasing this amazing graphic created by the editors of Focus. The “internet” and “social media” can seem really vague. This graphic does a great job of showcasing how the country uses the internet. Very interesting indeed!

Is this consistent with how you use the internet? I think its interesting that I’m part of such a small percentage (7%) of people under the age of 25 that blog. I would love to know your thoughts!

Status This

February 1, 2010

My shiny syndrome is not just related to actual “shiny objects.” I also get very excited about new gadgets, web applications, etc. This is very useful since I work on digital and social media marketing efforts to make a living.

Anyway, my favorite techie blog, Mashable, recently shared this new comic strip and I just had to share!

For those of you that are techies too and get the humor, feel free to comment. For those of you that think this is totally ridiculous, don’t worry about it!