The 25 Most Influential People on the Web
Each year, BusinessWeek turns to readers and staff for the Best of the Web list, asking them to contribute names for a list of the Internet’s movers and shakers. Their slide show depicts which people have the most impact on the Web these days.
(tags: business businesweek digital)
I was impressed by the simplicity and utility of this site. It only does one incredibly useful thing. You type your destination zipcode in and it tells you if you will need an umbrella today. That’s it! I hope these guys score a relevant sponsor!
Funny. I remember being in a brainstorm once with Johnny Vulkan and Doug Jaeger and plotting the takeover of Manhattan by small furry/ menacing creatures. Well, it appears some lucky blighters actually got the opportunity to implement a similar plan. The justification? (As if one were needed!) Celebrating Child’s Play … the 20th Birthday Edition DVD. The video is equally “cute”.
I came across this on my new favorite site comunicadores.
Ad Age’s Media 100 List Gives Glimpse of a New Order
Old-media guardians might find some solace in Ad Age’s annual list of the 100 Leading Media Companies, which can be found on AdAge.com starting this week. Not a single company in the top 10 has budged even one spot since last year. Nineteen of today’s top 20 were last year’s top 20 too. And we thought there was a media revolution going on. But linger a little, and there’s enough to give any media seller the willies. Google, a company that wasn’t even on anyone’s radar a decade ago, has cut past former giants like a hot knife through butter to land at No. 12. Time Warner, the country’s biggest media company every year since 1995 and once more this year, is poised to cede its top spot to Comcast with the pending spinoff of Time Warner Cable.
(tags: media business ranking adage)
Honda William Tell Overture Stunt Stymied
Lancaster city officials said this week that they’re paving over a quarter-mile strip of asphalt grooved to play the William Tell Overture when auto tires speed over it. The road was completed this month as part of an ad campaign for Honda. It’s engineered to play the overture — also known as the theme to “The Lone Ranger” — at perfect pitch for motorists driving Honda Civics at 55 mph. But neighbors aren’t amused. One says the road music sounds like a high-pitched drone. Another says it keeps him and his wife up at night. Lancaster officials plan to pave over the grooves Tuesday.
(tags: honda guerilla ambient advertising experiential)
Poster Boy: Remixing Subway Ads
Poster Boy is a notorious street artist that remixes ads in New York City subway stations. Using simple tools – mainly just a razor blade, he cuts out images and text from advertisements, recontextualising them into a new hybrid artwork. The pieces generally have a critical edge to them, making comments on the state of society and on the advertisements themselves.
(tags: poster consumer art advertising)
Samsung Camera Phones: Pre-Loaded with Barcode-Reading Software
Samsung has inked a deal with mobile marketing firm Scanbuy. The latter sells a product called ScanLife, a 2D barcode application for mobile units. As of next month, this technology will come stock in Samsung camera phones across Spain, Italy and Denmark. Mexico and the United States will follow soon after. ScanLife mobile barcodes enable camera phone users to “scan” (or rather, photograph) 2D barcodes, such as EZcodes, with their phones, which then decrypt and reveal the information stored within the barcodes. They can be used in grocery stores to give discounts, on print ads to provide more information on a given campaign, or to send users to a mobile subsite.
(tags: samsung barcode scanlife qrcodes digital)
Fuck Flickr, Yahoo is a nar
Shi Tao is serving a 10-year sentence in prison for writing articles calling for political reform in China. Yahoo helped put him there.
(tags: yahoo website software photos image flickr download opensource china activism)