Friday, February 29, 2008

It's Friday! Let's Beta Test!

I'm not even sure what I'm about to embed but here goes.... Let's play!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Fun with Twitter

If there is one thing I like more than Twitter, it is finding useless things to do with Twitter. Here's a great one from Damon Cortesi: TweetStats. Just insert your Twitter user name and presto! You have your very own personalized report based on your usage habits. Very cool.

Here's a challenge: I would love for somebody to develop a script that will analyze all your updates and output a personality profile of sorts... Are you a optimist or pessimist? Is your outlook on life more positive or negative? Do you ask more questions or provide more answers? Do you have good grammar? How strong are your language skills? I can't imagine it would be overly difficult to set up the proper algorithms to determine such things but I'm not geeky enough to figure it out for myself. I've seen very similar things done using your blog posts. Any takers?

Here's what TweetStats had to say about me:

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


This post is for Dino. I checked out the NY Times Music section for the first time in a while and stumbled upon these very sexy infographs by artist Andrew Kuo:

Staying on Target...

I wasn't planning to contribute to the shit storm that the marketing blogosphere has created over the Target billboard pictured above, but I couldn't resist a fun contest. If you are unfamiliar with the incident, Gavin provides a nice summary here.

I will agree that Target's reaction to the blogosphere's criticism was really, really dumb and did deserve a discussion. However, to claim that the advertisement was "senselessly subversive", intentionally or not, is completely ridiculous and the amount of time that has been spent on the issue is very embarrassing to me as a member of both the marketing and blogging community. If I were Target, I would have simply sent Amy a text message reading: "G3t a l1f3".

Anyway, here is my submission to Gavin's contest: