Movies, Video »

[27 Apr 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Butterfly Circus – A Beautiful Short Film

This is a very well done, beautiful short film which will leave you feeling warm and touched.

The short film “Butterfly Circus” takes place in the Great Depression. A showman of a renowned circus discovers a man without limbs being exploited at a carnival sideshow. He shows him a bit of kindness, a reaction that this limb-less man has never experienced. Starting with this small encounter, this man without limbs is slowly driven to hope despite all of his life experiences telling him otherwise.

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Books »

[23 Apr 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
Does Anyone Read Books Anymore? Be Surprised!

Did you know in 1957, less than 25% of Americans were reading a book or a novel according to Gallup Poll? By 2005, that figure had risen to 47%. This means one if every two Americans are actively reading a book. Half of Americans also said they have read more than five books this past year.

How many have you read this past year?
With the media onslaught of movies and video games, you may have thought reading was a lost art…

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News, Social Media »

[11 Apr 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Social Media Success Summit 2012: Awesome Conference

I know that many of the readers here on Clean Cut Media have strong interest in Social Media. Whether you are marketing professionals, business owners, or perhaps just curious on how Social Media is being used to reach various audiences, I would recommend you check out this Social Media Summit 2012.

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Internet, Social Media »

[10 Apr 2012 | 14 Comments | ]
How the Internet is Ruining Your Brain [Infographic]

Internet Use & Depression Statistics
This has to be the ugliest, most mind draining infographic ever made. However, the statistics are interesting a relevant so put on your thinking caps, take off your creative sensibilities and check out the statistics below! Highlights written out for the faint of heart.

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Internet, News »

[5 Apr 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Best April Fools Day Jokes Roundup 2012

It has become commonplace for internet firms to get in the April Fools media fun. Last year we saw a few hilarious April Fools Jokes from Starbucks introducing the 128oz Plenta & 2oz Micra Sizes to Animal Translate by Google.

So what happened in 2012? Here are a few of the funnier ones from 2012. Enjoy.

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Internet, Social Media »

[12 Mar 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
How Much Data does Your Child Use Per Month?

DID YOU KNOW:
Teens ages 13 to 17 use on average 320MB of data per month?
Adults ages 25-34 use on average 578MB of data per month?

During Q3 of 2011, female teens had reached 3,952 texts per month. Male teens were at a “paltry” 2,815 per month. Some people argue that social networks and easy communication access is lowering children’s ability to socially connect with others. Well…

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Internet, Social Media »

[29 Feb 2012 | 7 Comments | ]
Is Being Hyperconnected Hurting or Helping our Children?

Why do high tech employees and internet executives not want their child online or using technology?

Does being Hyperconnected online through technology potentially hurt child development and even adult development?

A recent survey released by Pew Internet Projects asked technology experts about this issue… read on!

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Art & Design »

[16 Feb 2012 | 10 Comments | ]
20 Amazing Cinemagraph Photography

Cinemagraph are photograph stills where a small portion of the photo is animated. The term cinemagraph was first coined by photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck.

Cinemagraphs were created by combining a video recording a series of photographs. Using photo editing software such as adobe photoshop, the section to be animated is “masked” into the still photo. In other words, just to make a complicated thing sound simple, you are seeing a small snippet of looped video laid on top of a photo. This allows you to create some fanscinating and amazing photos…

CLICK IN to see Awesome Cinemagraph Photos!

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Art & Design, Internet »

[9 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
We Don’t Copy Apple’s iPhone & iPad Designs!

Apple has had a great impact on the design of mobile phones and tablets through the iPhone & the iPad.

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words. It was not that long ago that you could walk into a “cellphone” store and find some hundred varieties of phones that all looked completely different. Flip phones, slide out phones, long keyboards, no keyboards and so on. Apple has already disrupted the computer industry, the music industry, mobile industry and perhaps soon the TV industry, but in doing so, they have also become a leader in design. See for yourself.

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Internet, Social Media »

[3 Feb 2012 | 13 Comments | ]
How Do I Get a Pinterest Invite?

How do I get a Pinterest Invite?
So people have been asking. This Pinterest thing seems to be the newest fad and Pinterest growing pretty fast. How can I get an invite so I can try it out or at least figure out if it is something worthwhile?

Here are two quick ways to do it!

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Internet, Social Media »

[2 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Twitter to Censor Tweets by Country – You be Quiet!

Twitter has announced through it’s blog that it could “reactively withhold content from users in a specific country”. Basically, Twitter is saying it has the right to remove content if it is against the laws of a particular country or if needed by special request…

So the question is…
Is upholding Freedom of Speech important enough to break local laws?

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