Internet, Video »

[21 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video’s Social Commentary

I found this iPhone 5 Promo video, hilarious, but in the same time a bit sad as it pokes fun at our media-centric culture. Although some of the lines were meant to be hyperbole, the social commentary can be poignant…

Watch & share what you think!

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Movies, News »

[31 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Colorado Theater Massacre – Who to Blame?

The Colorado Theater Massacre is such a tragic story. I am incredibly saddened by what happened and much prayers go out to the families and loved ones involved.

The alleged shooter is 24 year old James Holmes, who faces 142 criminal counts for shooting at a packed midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises. For whatever reason, motive still uncertain, he proceeded to open fire into the crowds leaving 12 dead and 58 injured.

In most circumstances as people try to make sense of this kind of senseless killing, our first instinct is to want to blame something or someone…

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Internet »

[21 Jul 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
Can We Live Without Smartphones? Statistics Says You Will Panic

QUESTION:
How much time you spend a day staring at your smartphone?
How many of you have an iPhone but really don’t need it? Honestly.

Is it the first thing you grab for when you wake up in the morning?
The last thing you look at before you go to bed?

54% of people say they do all of the above. You?

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Advertising, Video »

[22 Jun 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
McDonald’s Photoshop Burger Advertisment Video

Dear McDonald – “Why does your food look different in the advertising than what is in the store?”

This was a question asked by a customer to McDonald. I am sure lot of us always wondered or at least balked at how perfect the burgers look on the ads yet look so flat, small, and less appetizing in real life.

McDonald responds in video!

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Featured, Internet, Social Media »

[5 Jun 2012 | 15 Comments | ]
Should Children be Allowed on Facebook?

News is spreading.

Facebook is considering allowing children under the age of 13 to have accounts on Facebook.

Previously anyone under the age of 13 were not allowed to have accounts, though a Consumer Report study estimated that out of 20 million minors on Facebook, 7.5 million of these children were younger than 13. Among these users, 5 million were 10 years or younger and were not being supervised by their parents…

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Movies »

[29 May 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
The Muppets Movie Review: Good for Children?

The Muppets have always been grown-up versions of the “Sesame Street” characters. If you were a little kid in the late 1970s, you probably have fond memories of watching their variety show. I watched it with my grandfather, listening to him chuckle over the antics of Kermit, Fozzie and the rest…

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Art & Design, News »

[21 May 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Top 10 Creative iPhone 5 Design Mockups

Apple has always been a leader in design and usability. As each new product nears it’s launch period, numerous design mockups and speculations start to appear around the web. The iPhone 5 is nearing it’s speculated launch date. See below some of the excellent mockups “guessing” what Apple might do. I’ve ranked 10 different designs in my own personal top 10 based on 3 factors:

creativity | realistic | awesomeness

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Internet »

[15 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
South Korea Undisputed King of Internet Speed. Again.

Last year we learned that South Korea was the King of Internet Speeds. Korea owned 6 of the top 10 fastest cities in Asia and the country AVERAGED 14.6 Mbps. Meanwhile only 4.4% of users in the United States were above 10 Mbps.

So what has changed since then? Have other countries caught up? Did someone steal the throne of the internet?

Nope.

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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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