Google Plus gave us hangouts, and a meme was born. Here’s the template if you want to make your own. Right-click, save as. It should be editable in Fireworks. The poster’s image thumbnail is 48×48. The hangout members are 32×32. That’s pretty much all you need to know. Some of my examples: Continue reading Google Plus Hangout Meme Template
We’ve witnessed a torrent of nature- and man-made news in 2011. And if I were a betting man, the range and impact of the events to come will make news even more essential to all of us. But reading all this news started to bother me, not only because of what was happening in the … Continue reading Why Are We Still Consuming News Like It's 1899?
After struggling to find a watch that was inexpensive and interesting, I asked the Twitterverse for suggestions. One idea jumped out: wear the new multi-touch iPod nano as a watch. Doing a little search reveals that this idea isn’t exactly original, but since I have never met anyone else wearing an Apple watch, it met … Continue reading Hello, I'm an iPod Nano Wristwatch. (Review)
Italy’s courts convicted 3 Google execs in absentia for a video posted by a user using their service showing bullies beating up an autistic boy. Thanks to the video, the bullies were caught and justice was served. However, Italy’s criminal justice system also prosecuted Google who hosted the video until the investigators asked them to … Continue reading Italy, the Ostrich Republic
One of the fundamental changes that technology brings us is a change in the way we do business. One of the least-understood impact of such change is a change in culture. When I went down to Las Vegas for CES, I was invited on a tour of Zappos by two Vegas social media starlets Bill … Continue reading The Zappos Tour and Us
I upgraded this blog from WordPress v. old.old to the latest version (which means I no longer need to do manual upgrades in the future). Every time I interact with Automattic’s products I am very impressed by their ability to translate technical prowess into effectiveness. It’s something that we try to emulate at Cheezburger. Kudos, … Continue reading My Last Upgrade
I appeared as a guest on The Morning Show for Australia’s Seven network. What looks like this on TV: Actually looks like this from the point of view of the talking heads: It’s amazing what you can do on TV. Also, Aussies are just so adorable! Continue reading The Glamor of Trans-National TV Interviews