I may have missed this before, but is anyone else seeing questions pop up when you visit YouTube? Specifically about things you may be interested in?
I went to YouTube a few minutes ago, and the first thing on the page (after an ad about Superman at the top of the screen) was a question asking me if I like World of Warcraft:
Which I do. Of course. Who doesn't?
I presume this is a way for YouTube to recommend better content for me, based on what I've watched recently. But I figured stuff like that took place in the background, so I was a little surprised to see it manifest explicitly on the page.
I'm a Nintendo Brand Ambassador. It's pretty sweet. Because I'm a gamer with a deep, unwavering love for Yoshi, Nintendo sends me stuff on occasion so that I can immerse myself in a world of cute chirps and golden coins.
They recently sent me a Wii U console and a challenge - team up with my fellow ambassadors to get craaaaazy fit. After some soul searching, during which I found a bottle opener I'd been looking for, I agreed and was promptly added to the Green Team, aka Team "On Like Donkey Kong."
Basically I'm going to be playing a game called Wii Fit U and - most importantly - sporting a piece of wearable technology that Nintendo has released called the FitMeter. It tracks my steps and missteps in the real world whoaaaaaa.
I've so far resisted buying one of these things (whether it's a Nike Fuelband, Fitbit or Jawbone Up), so I'm pumped to finally see what it's like to track my calories, footsteps and moonwalk-to-cabbage patch ratio.
I have convinced my lovely fiancée to join me, so there should be twice the hilarity. Thanks for your support.
Disclosure: Nintendo has provided me with all the hardware and software referenced in this post. I was neither asked nor compensated to write this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
P.S. Thanks to Erini for the Green Team graphic!
People like Halloween puns. Especially if they can share them with the social media horde. I would like to collect all of them in one place. Care to contribute?
Howloween – used when posting photos of dogs wearing costumes
Folloween – used when suggesting people to follow (who are spooky?)
Malloween – used when posting photos of s’mores
Styloween – used when providing dodgy fashion advice
Mahaloween – used when posting Hawaiian vacation photos in October because you’re a jerk
Pauloween - used by dudes named Paul. Classic Paul.
I decided to troll Twitter on the 4th of July by tweeting this:
I can't believe the USA is 2013 years old today. Happy birthday!— Ef Rodriguez (@pug) July 4, 2013
People thought I was serious. They flipped out. I laughed and laughed.
Here are a few of my favorite responses:
There's much more gold where that came from. Someone added my tweet to a few others in the same vein and put it on Tumblr, where the following image has garnered more than 51k notes.
And it's on Reddit, of course.
Which led to an appearance on Gawker. That was mindblowing.
In short: This is the most fun I've had on the internet since sliced bread.
It also popped up on Fail Blog, naturally.
Everyone uses the phrase "sneak peek" when they're describing the early release of information.
Marketers, journalists, politicians, fortune tellers - everyone.
It's overused. We need replacements.
A few suggestions:
- Here's an early whirl with the new...
- Take an advance glance at the upcoming...
- Here's a creeping peeping of the new...
Got more? Gimme.
(Image credit: Kirillee)