No context, no hidden meaning, just a few slightly geeky graphics that made my day. It’s likely you’ll see them again since I love them and just might try to squeeze them in somewhere, sometime.
I’ve been looking for a good reason to post this image ever since I stumbled over it a few days ago. Against all odd, I couldn’t find one, except for it being an awesome picture. I love it. The whole Domo Eats The Twitter Bird analogy doesn’t really seem to fly, but there you go.
In this fun little (supposedly viral) video campaign by the marketers of vanksen culturebuzz you can get personalized campaigning coverage for your candidacy for U.S. president. Consider it a viral meta e-campaign. The one I created below shows the groundswell support for Dr. Jekyll.
No 1 of my new series How to work The Internets (not!).
Under the unflattering title “Webtards: Mc Cain And Obama Reps Hold Worst Presidential Debate Ever On Twitter“, Gawker describes John McCain’s campaign video game:
McCain’s game is a sad imitation of Space Invaders, a pixelated smash hit c. 1983, but with pigs in place of the aliens, since it’s about how McCain shoots lasers at pork barrel politics, or something. You just know Obama’s game will be better…
What can I say, they’re right. Here’s the probably lamest campaign video game in U.S. politics:
The Daily Show loves the game, too – jump to ca. 4:17 for the relevant part:
Lesson learned? Assume your potential voters are dumb and/or easily wooed by some cheap-ass video game. (Not!)
A few days ago MT and I shirt up on Spreadshirt that reads “I work for teh internets“. (Not to be confused with The Google that George W. Bush uses.) We’ve set them up for print-on-demand, and mine just arrived a few days ago. Gotta say, the black-on-black print is pretty kick ass.
A few photos will follow soon. You’ll find a photo below.
Full disclosure: Since we put up the Spreadshirt store, we earn a few bucks with every order.
Update: Here’s a photo of the shirt. Apologies for the poor snapshot quality, but you get the idea. My impression after having the shirt for a few weeks: The print looks fine, it’s kind of fluffy. It does look like it is going to wash out to some degree, though, so I expect the letters to lose some color. Anyway, here goes the photo:
During the last couple of days, particularly at next08, I’ve had a few very funny discussions about the nature of our jobs, and how you can’t explain any of our internet-related jobs to our parents or non-web friends. (Yes, there are some of those out there!)
As M.T. pointed out, one way to go is to simply state the obvious: I work for the Internets.
My favorite is the slightly more subtle version, black on black. So if you’re hard core geeky, go for this special version “I work for teh Internets”.
There are some more flavors (including a girls version) in the shirt shop. (This is the first time I’m trying to print through Spreadshirt, so please bear with me if the implementation isn’t perfect. Usually, my keingeschenk.de friends and I print our shirts in larger volumes in a Berlin/Kreuzberg print store and distribute them through Shopwindoz. Maybe we’ll do that with this shirt, too, but for the time being, this is it.)
The shirts are all American Apparell. They’re printed on demand, so I haven’t had a chance to see one myself. I just ordered one, will let you know how it turned out. Oh, don’t be surprised about the odd price – it’s set so that shipping costs by Spreadshirt are at a minimum.
Update: The shirt arrived, and in it’s black-on-black print it looks pretty kick ass.