What kind of pets would Google and Facebook be?

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I’ve got a short blog post for you today. I came across these funny images the other day and I just had to share it with you!

What kind of pets would websites as Google, Facebook and YouTube be? That’s a question that the people over at College Humor asked themselves.

They came up with the following…

Google, dog, pet

Facebook, pet, parrot

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Yet another Old Spice spoof

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In case you missed it, you probably haven’t been online for the last few months, but the Old Spice Guy ‘The Man Your Man Could Smell Like’ campaign is one of the most successful online viral campaigns to date.

With great success comes multiple parodies. That’s exactly what happened with the Old Spice campaign. After the campaign became such a success the parodies kept popping up.

One of the first parodies I saw was a failed one by Cisco. Since that one, many more have popped up. Since I keep seeing more and more of the Old Spice related videos pop-up I decide to share the two latest ones with you.

Sesame Street: Smell Like a Monster
Grover takes on the role of old Spice Guy in this funny spoof. ‘ I’m on a horse… cow…

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How one iPhone app boosted sales for a hot dog truck

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Looking for a quick and easy way to accept credit card payments from a mobile phone? Check out Square, an iPhone app that does just that.Square: Accept payments everywhere

I came across an interesting video today on CNN Money. It was about a hot dog truck owner that decided to use Square, an iPhone app that enables it’s users to accept card payments anywhere.

Basically what it is is an app on your phone and a very small card reader that plugs into the headphone jack of your phone. You can than type in the amount you want to charge, swipe the card, have the person sign for it (with their finger) on the phone and that’s it. You can even take a picture of the product you’re selling as well as email a receipt to the client.

In the video the owner of the hot dog truck mentioned that people even just like to come and buy a hot dog, just to pay it through the iPhone app. She says that her sales increased by about 12% since she started using the Square app.

Check out the video below to see how the app is used at the hot dog truck.

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Mobile Phone Dress. A Little black dress and mobile phone all-in-one

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London-based fashion company CuteCircuit has designed the M-Dress (Mobile Phone Dress), a little black dress that doubles as a mobile phone and lets wearers make and receive calls.

m-dress, mobile phone dress, cellphone dressAll they have to do is slip their sim card under the label and they’re set to make calls. The dress is rigged up with gesture recognition software which allows users to pick up a call by raising their hand to their ear. When finished with the phone call users can just drop their hand down again and the call will end.

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How to kill an idea

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Art director Scott Campbell aka Scott C has found some great ways to visualise ‘how to kill an idea’. I think it’s great how he managed to pick all different kind of subjects to represent killing an idea. My favourite is the one with Little Red Riding Hood.
How to kill an idea, little red riding hood

Old Spice Guy – Best social media campaign to date

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If you haven’t seen ‘him’ yet, I suggest you do so now. Old Spice guy was the man to see around on the internet lately. He certainly made me go tjongolongo!

The Old Spice Man is a social media marketing campaign created for Old Spice by ad agency Wieden + Kennedy and stars actor Isaiah Mustafa.

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A long staircase or a slide, which would you choose?

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Commuters in a Berlin subway had a choice between a staircase or a slide.

This is another fun project by the inspiring people of funtheory.com. After the Worlds Deepest Bin, the Piano Staircase and the Bottle Bank Arcade Machine they have made commuting more fun.

They have put up a huge red slide next to the escalators of the Alexanderplatz station.
slide or staircase, escalator, which would you choose? the funtheory

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Follow the World Cup on Twitter

For those of you that don’t know it yet, you can follow the World Cup matches on Twitter as well. Twitter has dedicated a special page on its site to show all the tweets that include the hash tag worldcup as well as the hash tags related to the countries of the football teams.

Twitter World Cup

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Parade with your followers on the Twitter Followers ISParade

ISParade is a cool new way to visualise your Twitter followers. You’ll actually be walking in an animated parade with them!

All you have to to is fill in your Twitter account name and you see your own avatar pop up with a big banner and all your followers will follow you with their tweets popping up in little balloons.

Twitter ISParade

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