Happy Friday, everyone! On today’s Friday Fishwrap, we’re featuring a few light-hearted videos from the animated site RatherGood.com. You might remember their animations from a Quizno’s commercial a few years ago, or you just may generally recognize the style. We’re featuring two of their most “consumer-friendly” videos: Ninja and Viking Cats…but be sure to visit their site, and check out other hits like “We Like the Moon” and “Gay Bar”
Their videos are fun, sometimes controversial, and very entertaining! Enjoy your Friday…and don’t trample anyone while shopping this weekend!
Happy Friday! On today’s Friday Fishwrap we reveal to you the results of last Sunday’s “Is It Real?” and then share with you a fun, geeky video we found on the www…ready to get started?
Last Sunday, we presented Hamsterster – a social networking site, along the lines of Dogster and Catster, where Hamster owner could create profiles for their furry rodents and share them with fellow Hamster-owners (“Have you seen Mr. Cuddlewinks profile – I just uploaded new pics of him in his plastic ball!”). Then we asked you to vote, if it’s indeed real. Here are the results:
29% thought it was real
29% thought it wasn’t
43% weren’t sure (and voted “maybe”)
The real answer - Hamsterster is INDEED REAL!!! And check out these fun pictures pulled from the site (of Patchy, Twinkle Toes and Mr. Bothari, respectively):
I am not sure I should be disturbed by Hamsterster, or just accept it. Anyway, now on to our video:
This Friday Fishwrap clip was forwarded to me by Jerimiah Owyang, and I thought would make a perfect – albeit geeky – video inclusion in today’s posting. Please enjoy, “How to Behave on a Forum”
Happy Friday, yooRyoo readers…as you know, at the end of every week, we post fun and interesting online videos, as a way to help celebrate the upcoming weekend! This week, with all the excitement surrounding the US Presidential Elections, CNN decided to roll out an exciting new merger of internet and TV!!!
No, I am not talking about Hulu…I mean their “Hologram” coverage. If you haven’t seen this already, here are two examples:
CNN’s will.i.am Hologram interview
I know what you’re thinking, this looks a lot like Star Wars…but it isn’t the first time hologram technology has been presented. Check out these examples:
Kate Moss in a 2006 Fashion Show
An interactive 3D hologram from lm3labs.com
Cool stuff, huh? Did you want to know how to you can make your very own hologram effect at home? Check out this easy tutorial:
Enjoy, have a great Friday…and come back Sunday for our next edition of “Is It Real?“
Happy Halloween, yooRyoo readers! In today’s special Halloween edition we’re featuring a video that celebrates this auspicious, scary holiday…
But before then, let’s reveal the results of last Sunday’s “Is It Real?” feature – the ever-popular social networking site called StachePassions. In a nutshell, StachePassions is a social networking for men with moustaches to network and meet women who enjoy…men with mustaches. Sounds creepy – you should see the pictures in our post (link here).
We asked you to vote on if you think that StachePassions is a real site – here are the results:
50% of you actually believed it was true
33% said maybe
17% gave it a definite “no”
The real answer? Surprisingly enough, Stache Passions is true (don’t believe me – click this link here, but don’t say I didn’t warn you!).
OK, with that, we’ll get into our Friday video…today, we’re featuring the best of Halloween-themed internet sites. Enjoy, and don’t eat too much candy tonight!
Happy Friday! In today’s Friday Fishwrap we’ll share with you the results of last Sunday’s “Is It Real?” vote, and since voting is on everyone’s mind, our viral video this week is of GW Bush endorsing the McCain/Palin ticket.
First up, last Sunday we presented a social networking application designed to help lawyers network with one another, share tactics over virtual “water coolers” and generally interact with one another. With close to 150,000 lawyers, LegalForce promises to be the hottest social networking app for legal eagles…and then we asked if it was real. Here are the results of the poll:
50% of you thought it was real
25% said no
25% said maybe
After a slight recess, the jury has returned with this verdict: yes, indeed LegalForce is a real social networking application. C’mon, they have social networking sites dedicated to virtually everything – are you surprised?
Speaking of surprise, did you catch Will Ferrill making a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live: Thursday Update yesterday? He shared the stage with the brilliant Tina Fey…in a spot called “George W. Bush endorses McCain/Palin” – watch the video below – and enjoy your Friday!
Happy Friday Fishrap! This is where we share the results of our latest “Is It Real?” poll, and then present an entertaining video from the web.
First: let’s share with you the results of our last “Is It Real?” -
Last Sunday we presented a new technology that the McCain campaign released in a desperate attempt to keep up with the Obama campaign. This iPhone application is designed to share with his supporters the latest smear ads and falsehoods….er, latest campaign ads and stump speeches. Taking unique advantage of the iPhone platform, they included a built-in game allowing McCain to fight back against imaginary domestic terrorist groups and voter registration groups out to “destroy to fundamentals of our economy.”
We then asked you to vote, if you think it’s real. Here are the results of that poll:
80% thought it was fake
13% thought it was real
7% weren’t sure
The actual is that the McCain iPhone application is NOT REAL (big surprise – this guy needs his secretary – er, Cindy – to use his Blackberry for him…evidently, even though he invented it, he still doesn’t know how to use it). Good guessing…and tune in this Sunday for a new edition of “Is It Real?’
Now, on to the video part of our show. Today, we feature a nice vignette that illustrates one man’s love for the progress bar. It might take a moment to load, but be patient…it’s worth it. Have a good one!
Happy Friday, yooRyoo denizens! In today’s Friday Fishwrap we’ll share with you the latest “virile marketing” video that’s sweeping the YouTube internet…but before we do, let’s share with you the results of the polling from last Sunday’s “Is It Real” – McDnlds…
For those of you that aren’t familiar with it, every week yooRyoo presents a web 2.0 company or idea, and asks our readers to decide whether the company is real or not, without the help of the web in anyway. Last Sunday, we presented McDnld’s – a social network launched by our favorite fast-food company – defining an online community where adults and kids alike can blog and post videos and share their favorite experience with french fries. Then we asked you to vote, and here are the results:
60% of you answered that you thought it was real
40% of you thought it was fake
In reality, McDnld’s is fake. The fast-food company doesn’t need to launch an online community, because they already have a “Havin’ Fun with McDonald’s” website. While their site is definitely not web 2.0, I don’t think they care (since they have tremendous presence all over the web, already).
Incidentally, I got the idea for McDnld’s from this great Flickr posting by shopping2null:
Ok, now on to our Friday Fishwrap video – this week we are featuring a new video that take a “literal” approach to defining 1980′s music videos. Enjoy Take On Me: Literal Video Version:
Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to our weekly “Friday Fishwrap” where yooRyoo combs the web for fun, interesting videos that are designed to help you take a break from your work-week and give you a bit of lift!
In today’s Friday feature we first want to direct you to a really cool site online, designed to appeal to all you science geeks out there – the Periodic Table of Videos. Created by the science department at the University of Nottingham, they feature a video illustating every element on the Periodic Table. Enjoy!
For our very own imbeded video, as a break from the political ads and the grim news on the economy, today we feature a light film about a Code Monkey – animation set to the great song by Jonathan Coulton.
Have fun, and see you on Sunday, for our next installment of “Is It Real?”…
yooRyoo fans: we apologize for our unexpected haitus since last week. Because we were unable to provide you with an update last Friday, we bring to you today our ever-popular “Friday Fishwrap” feature…but on a Monday! “Friday Fishwrap” is where we reveal to you the results of our “Is It Real?” feature from the previous Sunday, and then share a fun video from the World Wide Web for you to enjoy!
Our last “Is It Real?” posting featured a new iPhone application created a 3D, holographic animation on the iPhone that moved when you moved the phone. It was aptly named “iHologram” and was available through the iTunes app store. It’s hard to describe in words, but it really is cool to see it in action – watch the video in our last post, to get a sense of what it is!
We then asked you to vote on the authenticity of the application. Here are the poll results:
50% of you thought that while it looked cool, it wasn’t real
40% of you thought it was real, and want to download it to your iPhones
The amazingly convincing 3D anamorphosis app iHologram turns out to be just a technology demonstrator rendering rather than a real app. Its developer, David O’Reilly, apparently wasn’t trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes with the cool clip of the strolling cat, but just demonstrate how the 3D effect could be made to work. He’s up for collaboration “with a developer or studio who wants to make it happen,” for real, though.
I can’t wait to get it when it is real! So, for now we are just with a cool video to demonstrate the concept.
Speaking of cool videos: today, in a crazy celebration to Web 2.0, we proudly present an over five minute video called: “5000 Web Apps in 333 Seconds”…check to see if you can find your favorite in this crazy kaliedoscope of all things good about the web!
Rest assured, yooRyoo is back on track and tune in tomorrow for a very new satirical Web 2.0 posting. Until then, have a great Monday everyone!
Happy Friday, everyone! Every Friday, yooRyoo posts a few fun, online videos that will help you make it through the day and safely into the weekend. This week has been a rocky one with the financial news, but luckily one exciting technical bit of news was reveal – we finally found out who invented the Blackberry!!
No, it’s not the Canadian firm Research in Motion – it’s republican presidential nominate, John McCain (presumably when he was still alive)!!
Needless to say, Al Gore was nonplussed with the news. And Sarah Palin, when asked for comment, remarked “He invented Blackberries? Wow – and I just baked a pie full of them! He’s a genius!”
To celebrate this great advancement, yooRyoo presents a series of videos on this significant accomplishment – enjoy and have a great weekend!