Do You Know Who’s Watching You? [infographic]

July 28, 2010 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  1 Comment
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Have you ever wanted to be in front of a video camera? Maybe a reality show star? Surprisingly, you’re filmed on over 200 different cameras everyday, but this is no Survivor. CCTV or closed circuit television are the cameras at stoplights, on walls, and in stores that watch your every move to make sure you’re being a model citizen. In the UK it is estimated that there is a CCTV camera for every 14 citizens. Maybe I’m thinking too much like George Orwell, but those statistics are scary.

We don’t only need to blame others for our lack of privacy, you yourself put out tons of personal info on the web. I’m sure you’ve heard about Facebook’s privacy issues and as much as I would like to look at your BBQ pictures from last night, I don’t know you that well. Here is a guide to change your privacy settings on Facebook to something you can agree with. By the way Mom, when you read this remember to change your Facebook settings if you haven’t already. I don’t want people to creep on me through you!

Google is one of my favorite companies ever, but I’m going to tell you something that could surprise you. Google knows more about you than your closest friend, your overbearing parent and even your dog. Imagine everything you’ve searched in Google. Yeah, I bet it’s some embarrassing stuff. Although Google just recently started to anonymize their server logs, they don’t do it for up to 24 months after the search. I reckon it’s a step in the right direction, and Google is the first search company to do it, but it’s still a bit creepy. [Via]

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Girl Talk’s Feed the Animals Sample Breakdown [Infographic]

July 27, 2010 |  by  |  Music  |  No Comments
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We all love Girl Talk(Gregg Gillis). What is more fun than hearing 300 familiar beats in less than an hour? As more remixes and mash-up MC’s start to pop up we can’t forget one of the greatest.

I’ve seen him perform (if you call using a laptop performing) three times now, but nothing can top the first time at Bonnaroo 2009. Please, skip to the graphic if you don’t want to hear me blab on about my Girl Talk experiences.

After a grueling 4 hour wait at the stage he was to play and crazy, awesome shows from Phoenix and Crystal Castles, he arrived. Once the intro ended, thousands of us rushed the stage. Security was freaking out thinking the stage was going to collapse under our weight. They were literally throwing kids off the stage.  A friend and I were able to sneak into the VIP viewing area and watch the rest of the show from there. Between our sweat soaked clothes and the fire alarm ring in our ears, we knew it was a spectacular show.

After that concert I started to hear Girl Talk at tons of parties all around my home town until he showed up at Austin City Limits 2009. That show was pretty cool too, but they seemed to triple the security. No rushing this time. That was also the case for his latest gig, which also happened to be free, located pretty much in the quad of the University of Texas at Austin. Thousands of people showed up, saw a lot of familiar faces and had a blast. [Via]

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Are You Happy? Europe is. [infographic]

July 26, 2010 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  2 Comments
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I mentioned in my post on Friday that Scandinavians are some of the happiest people on earth. Now I’ve got some Infographic proof to quell the non-believers.

I feel a little let-down by my country in that we are not on the top ten happiest list, but America can’t be number one in everything. This study asked people to describe how they felt the previous day then were ranked at either, Thriving, Struggling, or Suffering. I was surprised to see that Norway doesn’t have anyone “suffering.” I wonder if it is impossible to suffer there. If I went to Norway and instead of acting like a tourist,  I acted like a hobo; I could be rich! If I’m the only homeless man in all of Norway I could probably get news coverage…

‘We’ll take a pause from our Jenga game to bring you a rare sight, a man who describes his life as “suffering.”
(Ooo’s and aaah’s)

Everyone knows when there isn’t anything bad happening there isn’t any news. When there isn’t any news the reporters turn to playing Jenga. That game is a struggle though, the 31 people in Norway who said their life was a “struggle” were probably playing Jenga the previous day.

Just looking at the contrast between Denmark and Togo is frightening. Only one percent of Togo people are “thriving.” The graphic really shows the poverty of Togo and also the poverty of all of Africa. Africa is mostly a third world place and I hope somewhere in the near future their happiness can start to rise. [Via]

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Did You Know 4.0 [infographic]

July 25, 2010 |  by  |  Tech  |  No Comments
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If you’ve never watched a “Did You Know (Shift Happens)” video, then you’re definitely missing out. This series is amazing and you can find and watch every version here. Also, there is a version that focuses mainly on social media you can watch here.

So now that I’ve given you about 30 minutes of video to watch, here is the latest version of the “Did You Know” series.

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History of Marketing [infographic]

July 24, 2010 |  by  |  Marketing  |  3 Comments
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Wow. Looking back, there sure are some pretty outdated forms of marketing. For example, the earliest form of billboard marketing was recorded back in 1867, yet we  still see billboards all around us in every city. There have been plenty of case studies done on the effect of billboard advertising vs social marketing online, and every time, social marketing is most receptive to the younger crowd.

This begs the question, “When will some of these forms become obsolete? When all the old people die off?” Every single example in this infographic is still around today in some form or another. But, as we are seeing print media die and digital media take precedence, I hope to see a shift in marketing habits because I for one am desensitized to advertising, both physical and digital. Our generation is taught to ignore advertising and only focus on actual content. How many people here pick up their phone or computer during a commercial?

With new advertising platforms like smartphones and tablets, we are starting to see a new type of marketing strategy — one that involves interactive marketing. Apple’s new iAd is a great example of this. In any case, check out this infographic, it might entertain you for a few minutes. [Via]

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