I won’t say that I have my finger on the pulse or my foot on the throat of what’s happening in Internet Land, but since I’m now writing a blog for a social media company, I am trying to be much more aware of what’s happening in cyberspace. This week there were some big winners and losers, and a lot of fun things happening out there. Here’s my misinformed recap of some recent highlights.
1. The Oscars. Of course we love to see the dresses, the jewelry, the dashing and handsome hunks. We thrill to see the endless production drag on with lame show tunes and never ending speeches. But this year, the addition of the “Mani-Cam” was hot news! Really? Who cares what your nail polish looks like? I was watching the Twitter feed on Tweetdeck during the show, and sadly, even with all the pomp and circumstance, the news of the night was about what John Mayer likes to call “Girly Parts”. Anne Hathaway, get a new stylist. (Although I must admit you looked lovely) and The Onion, well, there are just no words.
2. Yahoo!~ Congratulations! Good way to alienate an entire segment of hard working, intelligent people, by telling them that they just can’t be productive if left to their own devices. You also managed to make yourself look like people no one wants to work for, which is probably fine, since if a potential employee has to live close enough to work in your home office, the talent pool available to you has just dried up. You were trending on Twitter yesterday, and #noyoucantworkfromhome kept me and some of my Twitter pals laughing all day. Way to go!
3. Horsemeat. You sneaky little devil! You seem to be turning up everywhere! Like an uninvited guest that shows up every Christmas.
4. President Obama. Our fearless leader had a little slip of the tongue when he revealed not one, but two top secret bits of homeland security information. It appears that the Jedi now have access to the Vulcan mind meld, and that we are using it. Thanks for blowing the lid off of our secret spy netwerk! Maybe you need to call Dr. Who, Mr. President, and see if he can hook you up with one of them thar Tatooine Cloaking Devices. Cuz now that the way we get information has been made public, we are more vulnerable than ever.
This week’s big winners!
So, there’s my pick for losers of the week. Who came out on top?
100 Million users and counting. I just started using this myself, and I am LOVING seeing Nina Garcia’s runway photos. If you aren’t using this yet, jump on! All the cool kid are doing it!
And, unless you’ve been under a rock, you must know that in recent days, we have all fallen in love with a screaming goat. Adorable, right?
What were your favorite wacky stories from the interweb this week?