(UPDATED: there is now a Harlem Shake app to make your own video!) –> First #viral #video in 2013: The Harlem Shake – share yours!
YES! After the big success in 2012 of PSY with his viral hit ‘Gangnam Style, we now have our first real viral video of 2013; ‘The Harlem Shake’ and it is taking over the world!
This video was the beginning of all the viral fun of the last two weeks:
Many, many people have adapted the fun and produced their own 30 second clip where the follow the simple (but effective) ingredients:
- There’s one person wearing something on his head who starts to ‘dance’ … the rest of the people around him is not really noticing it (or even cares).
- After about 15 seconds into the song everybody goes nuts. The crazier the better!
A compilation of some of the funniest Harlem shake clips (but there are many, many more!):
PLEASE SHARE YOUR FUNNY HARLEM SHAKE VIDEO WITH US! AND POST IT AS A REPLY TO THIS BLOG-POST.
Zapatou (Luc Bergeron) is one amazing guy. In his own words:
‘I really love to discover other people. I’m the kind of person who thinks that you can grow up from other people’s experience. I have an unconditional passion for video editing, because by this medium I can share my emotions, my feeling.’
Well, it shows. Once in a while he scouts the internet for the most amazing, viral and interesting videos!
His last compilation video “Best of Web 4″ really blew me away. So I decided to share it on my blog.
Like every year Google release another ZEITGEIST video based on 1.2 trillion searches in 146 languages.
Based on trending search topics Google procuced a short video which gives an interesting (very compressed) overview of the year in under 3 minutes.
I personally love these. I’ve posted the 2011, 2012 (now) and expect many more years to come.
As regular followers of my Christianfictoor.com weblog know I sometimes share viral videos which I find interesting and/or extremely funny.
Yahoo is losing ground and decided to hire the guys behind The Onion to help them a little. And I must say I really love this (viral) video serie “The Onion’s extremely accurate history of the internet”. Hold up … don’t take the ‘extremely accurate’ part to serious … Not to be used for educational purposes, but good for a laugh.
ENJOY (and reshare)!
Part 4: Y2k – A Civilization Rises From The Ashes
More episodes will be announced at: http://screen.yahoo.com/the-onions-history-of-the-internet
Nowadays Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn are usually integrated into the marketing communication mix of brands. BUT a lot of clients still look strange at me when I suggest to add Pinterest to the mix.
The following video tells it all. Pinterest is cool (check out mine at: http://pinterest.com/chrisfictoor/)!
Need advice about how to implement Pinterest into your ‘marcom’ mix? Please contact me!
Once in a while I come across a viral that I really want to share with my blog readers. This time “Old Spice Muscle Music”.
It made our crew at the Fictoor Wagelaar office laugh and we had some interesting ‘beat-creation’ contests using the interactive features which is ‘unlocked’ at the end of the viral.
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Sometimes I feature new and/or cool innovations on my blog. I was really impressed by this new innovation: a programmable video t-shirt (calles T-SHIRT OS). It is a collaboration between Ballentine’s & Cutecircuit.
Together they bring (copy + paste):
“THE WORLD’S FIRST WEARABLE, SHARABLE, PROGRAMMABLE T-SHIRT. THE ORIGINAL CANVAS OF PERSONAL-EXPRESSION, INNOVATED BY BALLANTINE’S AND CUTECIRCUIT. HOW WILL YOU LEAVE AN IMPRESSION WITH TSHIRTOS?”
They’ve made a video that will explain the concept a little further. Enjoy!
More information on the T-SHIRT OS on: http://www.ballantines.com/en#campaigns/tshirtos
Once in a while I share items that are simply too cool for words. This is one of them.
It’s a video of a permanent video-mapping installation by by ‘ANTIVJ’ (directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié) on the location “Hala Stulecia” which is the new museum of architecture in Wroclaw, Poland
The video-mapping installation-piece is titled “O (Omicron)” which is actually the last part of the visit to the museum for visitors and a way to create a link between the rich history of the building and the present times, by turning this massive concrete structure into a lively architecture.
TURN UP THE VOLUME, SIT BACK AND BE AMAZED …
AND THE MAKING OF :
If you like this please visit the artists website at : http://blog.antivj.com/
UPDATED (Microsoft opened up the network, no longer beta) — Video introduction to SOCL – the new Social (search) Network by Microsoft
UPDATE (December 5th 2012): Microsoft opened up the network to all! It’s no longer in beta. The also (quite drastically) changed the layout! Functions in my screencast still valid though. Wil update it as soon as I find the time!
My first screencast ever on my blog !
There’s a new social network in town called SOCL (pronounce ‘Social’). It was originally in closed beta network but Microsoft now launched it well … quietly.
I’ve been experimenting a little with this new network and decided to make a short video introduction about it (in stead of typing 8 pages of text )
A short video introduction of the Microsoft social network ” SOCL ” by Christian Fictoor :
The ‘commercial’ by Microsoft:
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE:
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More and more people, organisations and companies are speaking out against SOPA.
There are many, many reasons why SOPA is a bad idea. Check this blog on mashable for a full analysis: http://mashable.com/2012/01/17/sopa-dangerous-opinion/
Via different channels and in many different ways people are speaking out against the SOPA / PIPA.
Below are a few of the protests I found. Please reshare this post (or the videos / links / images contained within) to vote NO on SOPA & PIPA. Let’s keep the internet free!
WOW more then 2,4 million tweets in 24 hours about #sopa: http://mashable.com/2012/01/19/sopa-tweets/
Much much more here: YOUTUBE “Stop SOPA”
Please send me more links and I might just add them!