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[16 Oct 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
The Short Film List – Distraxion, Signs, Black Holes & Kiwis

Short Videos & Short Films
All the recent posts have been about heavy topics, so here is a breather both for the artists out there as well as the casual video viewer. I’ve put together links to a few well made (and of course Clean Cut) short videos & short films. I’ve only included ones you may have not seen. So no Pixar shorts!

Top Short Films List
Distraxion – Hilarious, Well Made, Great Story
Signs – Great Short. Characters don’t speak a word.
The Black Hole – Great plot, Interesting Message
Kiwi – Heart-Felt Story yet very sad.
My Name is Lisa – Simple & Interesting

Internet, Social Media »

[23 Sep 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
Social Media Statistics Video – Growth & Impact

Social Media Statistics Viral Video
One of the benefits (and detriments) of YouTube has been the proliferation of information. More than ever, it is easy to transmit and share information through a variety of mediums.

Check out this captivating statistical video about the growth of social media. It asks the question, is social media a fad? Then it follows by bombarding you with the incredible growth and impact of social media on our every day lives.

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[18 Sep 2009 | 15 Comments | ]
Famous Manipulated Photos – Pre Photoshop

Did you know the images you see in magazines are touched up and photoshopped to be pleasing to the eye?

I am sure you all said yes. Everything we see today has been digitally enhanced. Every face we see is not only cleaned up, but necks are trimmed, the chins are tucked, and eyes are enlarged. Every blemish from the skin is erased, hair is made more glimmery, all this on top of picking the prettiest of models.

But did you know famous pictures from history were also manipulated long before the existence of photoshop?

Internet, Video »

[3 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Late Night Internet Statistics: Online Videos, Games & Chat

Internet Usage Peaks at 11PM EST for US Web Users

Arbor Networks recently released a large scale study on internet usage utilizing the data from 110 geographically diverse Internet service providers and tens of millions of subscribers. One of the more fascinating points of this study is that internet usage for North American users peaked at 11PM and stayed at a high rate until 3AM in the morning.

What in the world are people doing so late at night?…The article investigates.

Video Games »

[26 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Video Gamers at Risk for Health Problems

The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) came out with a study this week that suggests that gaming habits developed as a youth carries with them into adulthood.

Specifically those who played video games as a child or a teenager have a trend to become inactive and have more health issues. The study included 552 adults between 19 and 90 in the Washington State area. Gaming once was considered a children centric activity but in this study, 50% of gamers were found to be within the 18 to 49 age.

Video gaming had unique affects on men and women…

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[14 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Protect our Bubble Babies with Our Stuff

Get your saline-soaked, aloe-treated, grape-scented tissues for your child! It’ll make blowing your child’s nose safe and fun! Don’t let him feel discomfort. Be a good parent.

In the Kiddie-Safety Industrial Complex, parents are gobbling up hitherto unheard-of stuff like those Boogie Wipes tissues, toy wagons with seat belts, sure-grip gloves for lifting baby out of the bath, and even knee pads for babies to wear when they start to crawl over that crushed glass you chose instead of carpeting for the nursery.

Internet, Social Media »

[7 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Teens Don’t Use Twitter, What the Tweet?

Twitter. A Trendy Social Media Site for Kids? No?
Most people I speak to think social network sites such as MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter are new, trendy and hip, but that does not mean it is popular among the youth?

Nielsen has released statistics showing that engagement among teenagers are low on Twitter.

So why aren’t teenagers engaged on Twitter?
Is it all that different than Facebook?

News »

[29 Jul 2009 | One Comment | ]
How Politicians, Media & Advertising Influence our Minds

Media doesn’t affect me that much
If you think media does not influence you all that much, you got another thing coming. There is a reason corporations spend billions of dollars on advertising. It works. It influences our behaviors, our values, and plays to our emotions.

So how do politicians, media, and advertisers utilize our lack of knowledge on a particular topic to their advantage? Authority Figures.

Movies, TV Shows »

[10 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Ever Fading Sensitivity to Violence in Media

Wu Fei (吴非) maintains a blog that covers issues in contemporary education. Utilizing the movie Schindler’s List she wrote a post discussing the need to be careful in the way we expose children to the tragedies of human history.

One thing that really strikes me is the fact that Wu is very disturbed by what she sees in the Schindlers list, as well other visuals of human cruelty. In our media driven culture, we’ve lost this kind of sensitivity to violence, sex, coarse language, among other things. We are so saturated by violent movies and TV shows that a scene that once would have disgusted us and emotionally drained us, no longer has the same kind of affect.

Internet »

[30 Jun 2009 | 34 Comments | ]
Michael Jackson’s Death causes Social Media Explosion

As everyone by now knows, Michael Jackson, one of the greatest pop icons in history died at the age of 50 due to undetermined causes. What followed was a wave of online attention never seen before. The spike in traffic was so abnormal that Google thought they were being attacked by a virus or spyware application. When people searched Google News for “Michael Jackson” they would receive an “we’re sorry” error page. But this brings up many good questions

TV Shows »

[25 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Vampire Influence on Teenager Self Identity

Twilight by Stephanie Meyers?
Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber?
Blue Bloods by Melissa de La Cruz?

Heard of these titles? These are just an example of the rise of the vampire genre in recent literature and film. Popular among the youth, these books presents unique young characters catering to different types of teenagers. Unlike traditional vampire stories…

Articles, Internet »

[2 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Craigslist “Erotic Services” vs Henry McMaster

Craigslist Threatened by Attorney General for Erotic Services

Are you aware that Craigslist were making headlines among the internet sphere for their battle against South Carolina’s Attorney General for the controversial “erotic services” column.

Were you aware Craigslist even had such a category?

Craigslist has become an household name as the place to go to find jobs, to buy and sell all kinds of items but…