Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Isn't that lovely? Take the quiz here, to see what color M&M you are!
You are the fiery M&M! You are a revolutionary and want to change the world! You can only be tamed by the sexy green M&M who you are madly in love with. You stand out in a crowd, however that sometimes means you are the first to get eaten....
Yesterday, Chloe Sladden, director of media partnerships at Twitter, gave a lecture on the future of Twitter. One of the upcoming changes she mentioned was a new homepage that focuses on searching the content of the site. Well, I didn't see it coming so soon! Congrats, Twitter!
Friday, July 24, 2009
P.S. Just found Scribd on Twitter!
Update (03/19/2010): This feature resulted in 3,636 reads, 178 downloads and 6 five-star ratings in a little less than 8 months. (It was published on 07/24/2009).
Twitter 101 for Business
Monday, July 20, 2009
Along with idea-facilitating activities, she also brings quality snack foods from Kraft (her previous employer) and PepsiCo (her current employer). Most exciting, these snacks are from all around the world!
From Nicaraguan Tang to Chinese Cheetos, I'm always amazed with the variety of snacks. This time, however, I was moved to blog about two particular snacks: Cheetos Horneados and Zipfizz energy drink mix.
First up: Cheetos Horneados... what's going on with this packaging design? These chips are from Chile. Upon seeing the packaging, the Idea-phile party attendees assumed that the food inside must either be "nuts" or "spicy". It certainly must be that eating these Cheetos is dangerous and/or harmful, at least for the male population.
Who doesn't love free stuff? Free things keep me going every day. Today, the freeness just kept coming with McCafe Mocha Mondays at McDonald's. That's Right! Free mochas from McDonald's new McCafe coffee line. Get them while they're hot (or cold)!
The bottom line: Every Monday from July 13 through August 3 2009, participating McDonald’s restaurants will hand out a free sample size of Iced Mocha (7 oz.) or Hot Mocha (8 oz.) between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. Limit one free sample per person, per visit, while supplies last.
(Above: On July 20, 2009, Louis Vuitton advertised with a drop-down ad that read "MEN WALK ON MOON on July 20, 1969. 40 years later, Louis Vuitton is taking you on a Journey Beyond." The ad links to louisvuittonjourneys.com.)
Louis Vuitton is taking a new direction on advertising. With the recent 40th anniversary of putting a man on the moon, Louis Vuitton is taking the opportunity to honor the journeys of three space heroes: Jim Lovell (commander of Apollo XIII), Sally Ride (America's first woman in space) and Buzz Aldrin (the second man to step on the moon).
The website louisvuittonjourneys.com takes viewers on an adventure through the lives and careers of the three space legends, as described by them in a private interview with Louis Vuitton.
It's an interesting take on luxury advertising. Best of all, I love how Louis Vuitton is not directly advertising their products. Instead, they are engaging viewers in conversations with great American legends. What a treat.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I stepped out of the office for a little bit today and when I returned I found a 40-paged article on my desk, freshly printed and bound with a binder clip. The article, from TechCrunch, was entitled Twitter's Internal Strategy Laid Bare: To Be "The Pulse of the Planet".
1.) How can Twitter be so rude to P. Diddy? (@iamdiddy)
2.) Is this really a strategy? And was it written by 10-year-olds? But, then, on the other hand, I'm thinking that Twitter must have a really youthful culture to use such juvenile language in official strategy meetings. Some examples include:
-- Google would kick our ass at finding the good tweet.
-- Twitter should tell me stuff without me searching for that.
-- Getting into bed with Microsoft / Why did we start talking to Microsoft in the first place?
-- We can give people stuff for free but not forever.
3.) Wow. I wonder how the folks at Twitter conned TechCrunch to not publish all 300 confidential documents that were sent to them.
If you haven't skimmed through (or completely devoured) the article yet, please do so now! It's hilarious and a bit enlightening at the same time.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Just read about the new Simpson family stamps issued by The United States Postal Service this month. Beautiful! Thanks to the NYTimes ArtsBeat blog, I'm timely in learning about them. Although, now that I think about it... I never really send mail anyways.... so I'm not sure what to do... buy a few for my sticker collection? Or send a few postcards to the family back in Arkansas and Ohio? hmmm. It may take me a while to figure out which action I'll be taking, but regardless, I wanted to share the news with the universe.
How many of you out there still use stamps and snailmail?
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
His Facebook page now has over 7 million fans. As his memorial is in session at this moment, his page has gained thousands of fans within the last few minutes. The page is acting as a virtual memorial for the deceased King of Pop. His MySpace page is not receiving as much responses with just over 614,000 fans, and there doesn't seem to be a reliable Twitter page with regular updates.