I don’t update this blog much so I’m always surprised add the amount of spam comments it generates. Anybody with a WordPress blog know that spam comments are obviously nothing new.
Spam bot programs are nothing new and a few years ago it was relatively easy to spot them since most of the time it was a couple of words and gibberish.
What impresses me is the level of complexity of the text which I’m sure do a good job of fooling many.
If bots are still behind messages like this they sure have gone a long way!
Finally, below is another kind of spam, this time its email spam that was able to get through Gmail’s spam filter. What’s a ” o.c.c.u.p.a.t.i.o.n.”?
It took Alexandr Kravtsov 3 months to film and edit this incredible timelapse short film of Barcelona.
Alexandr points out that he broken his camera, lost flash drive, rode on nearly 100 subway rides, 24,000 photos, 480 gigs of video material and obviously countless hours of post production and rendering.
If one of Alexandr’s goals was to make me want to visit Barcelona (again). I say he did a good job.
Full Screen Mario is a fully HTML5 remake of the original Super Mario Brothers. You can play the original levels or through millions of possible random maps, or create maps using the level editor. I’d love to give credit to the creator behind it but can’t find any info on the site.
Note that for the moment it only works with Google Chrome
I’m always impressed when big events use YouTube or other online video streaming services. This is the way to go, give fans as much access as possible and build your community and audience. Even though public events like this need money from exclusive content deals with broadcasters I think it limits a brand’s engagement because it’s then controlled by the broadcaster.
Having a direct feed to your audience where you can grow and engage with them directly is a immeasurable benefit for a brand. I’m glad we’re seeing more and more of events like this.
Coverage starts now and runs until 7/7/13, Noon to 7pm (BST).
PBS’ Off Book YouTube series latest video hits close to home and features what I consider the pionners in digital entertainment, how they use YouTube and engage directly with their audience to learn and grow. The big broadters are definitely watching this and most still don’t understand that YouTube is not like TV, it allow a two way conversation going that they don’t seem to get or comprehend.
Over the past 8 years, YouTube has given birth to an increasingly sophisticated entertainment culture that operates outside of the traditional television and film ecosystem. With humble roots in charismatic and creative people simply sharing their lives, thoughts, and humor to their webcams, YouTube entertainment has diversified and grown into tens of thousands of unique channels with millions of loyal fans and subscribers. With a new generation of viewers increasingly turning to YouTube instead of broadcast TV, a new industry is being built around personalities who have dissolved the barriers between on-screen talent and the audience, and who employ visual aesthetics that make the viewer feel as if they are a part of the creator’s life. Truly, we are in a new era of entertainment, one being led by millions of young people who are equally happy to watch video on their laptop as they are on their TV.
Over the last week I’ve been completely engrossed in the masterpiece in gaming that is Bioshock Infinite. I’m the last person who can write a long review of a game on the web. If Adam Sessler‘s doesn’t convince you to get this game then nothing will.
The reason for my post is just to share this touching moment in the game that totally blew me away. In a quiet in between action moment you find a guitar and if you pick it up Booker starts playing while Elizabeth sings a haunting song called “Will the Circle be Undone” to comfort a nearby child who is hiding in fear.
I’ve been raving about Bioshock Infinite ever since I picked it up, gameplay is super engaging, the acting, story and level design are mind blowing. Even though the FPS game is chock full of thrills and action its the quite moments like this one that have convinced me that we’ve hit a new level of character development and video game storytelling. It solidify the genius and overall talent of the team behind this gaming masterpiece.