An amusing conversation with a stranger, dug up for your reading pleasure.Read More
"I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are" - Homer SimpsonRead More
This is Charlie Sheen "Winning", dah! See more of what Jim's been painting.Read More
If you are reluctant to use Social Media in small business, perhaps you might take a look at what you're up against.
Don't get me wrong, no one is asking you (nor wants you to for that matter) to post pictures of your morning coffee or tell the world how you feel about a guy you sat next to on train home from work. However, if you're looking for a cheaper and more efficient way to promote yourself, your product or service, Social Media is the solution.
What about good old fashioned Newspaper you ask? Similar to Books, Magazines, Comics and Journals, it appears that a good proportion of us are opting for the digital version these days. So, if you haven't asked yourself why you are still paying to advertise or indeed what you're getting in return for your money, do it now.
The rapid shift from traditional media platforms to the digital realm may well be merely a hop from one evil to another, however gone are the days when spending $10,000 for a corner piece of a weekend newspaper/kitty litter liner is a strategic investment. That 10K could be used for more pressing business activities, the first of which - if you haven't already done so - would be to make or purchase yourself a clean and functional website. If you're savvy, you could spend only a minute portion of this sum and stick the rest into your Hawaiian holiday fund. The glorious thing about everything going digital is that we now have the option and ability to do most things ourselves (or find someone in the office to do it for us).
Nowadays your homepage and/or online profile is very often the first point of contact you have between you and your potential customers. Just like the old saying goes, first impressions last. Without an attractive landing page or up-to-date information about who you are and what you do, there is no doubt that this lack of invested time will be to your own detriment.
The upside of most, not all, Social Media sites is that they offer users a freedom of expression that would not have been tolerated in mainstream print media until the explosion of the www. I can't imagine that the Hangover Helpers would have done as well as they have without Facebook as their main interface. Despite the relatively controversial basis of their business, they've featured on most major tv networks across the US. That and I hold the fundamental belief that everyone, even the whackiest of self-proclaimed entrepreneurs should be able to offer whatever it is they like to their fellow citizens using the words and images they find fitting (without being dangerous or exploitive of course). I am certainly not planning on purchasing a pair of Doggles, but I'm 100% sure that there's a whole pool of people out there who would jump at the opportunity to buy presents for their trusty pals. It is these pools that a good business person will try to locate. Using Social Media, these pools are easy to find and usually free to enter.
Frank from Frank Makes is my new favourite dude. Follow this link to see why.Read More
Read on for we are about to embark on Operation Experi-Rent. This blog entry explores how the notion of being innovative and clever may be of use in finding the perfect apartment in Sydney's overcrowded Rental Market.
Explosive Implosion, another mesmerising gif.Read More
Jeff Bridges is the Dude, he also takes photographs.Read More
The gift of GIFsRead More
Oh my Momo!
This must be my new favourite blog.
So simple and original.Read More
Miranda July has long been one of my most favourite people, she's a kook - a total kook. She writes on stoves for goodness sake!
And as all good kooks do, Miranda has generated a fair amount of interest in herself over the past ten years as a film maker, writer, installation artist and all other titles you can come up with that fall under the umbrella term "creative". But Miranda has done something even cooler than most kooks - she has turned the spotlight back onto the public inviting her followers participate in her rise to cult fame.
Through her long-running project Learning to Love You More, Miranda invites people to participate in creative projects and share them with the world. The result of this experiment is a compilation of more than 8000 artworks submitted by people of all ages from all corners of the earth. Screenings of these submissions have taken place in esteemed venues such as the Whitney Museum in NYC, Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, Aurora Picture Show in Houston, TX, The Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA, the Wattis Institute in San Francisco CA (among others).
A seriously cool montage of select interstitial graphics and network IDs for the second season of Funny or Die Presents on HBO produced at VisualCreatures Studios in Los Angeles.
Conducted by Cezary Skubiszewski, the Melbourne Symphony orchestra play the Victoria Bitter beer commercial theme song using empty bottles of VB.
Beer adds never disappoint.