Month: August 2012

Going Viral: Toyota GT86 – The Real Deal

Published 8 years ago August 22nd, 2012

The year is is already approaching its final third, and it is almost time to start reviewing the ads of the year. One advert that is sure to be in the shortlist is the new commercial from Toyota promoting their GT86 model. The ad takes place in a CGI city, where ‘feeling’ is a capital…

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Going Viral – Fake Celebrity Pranks New York

Published 8 years ago August 28th, 2012

New York was the location for the iconic Martin Scorsese film, Taxi Driver, whose famous tag line was “On every street in every city, there’s a nobody who dreams of being a somebody“. 37 years later in 2012, this statement has been brought to life spectacularly by Brett Cohen. Brett Cohen is a normal, everyday…

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Zuckerberg Endorsement Leads to Major Success for Start-Up

Published 8 years ago August 21st, 2012

Over the weekend, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg let his 15 million subscribers on Facebook know that he was grilling a Fred’s Steak with the aid of an app that keeps track of food’s temperature and lets you know what else is being grilled around the world, called iGrill. iGrill was a moderately successful start up…

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Twitter Celebrates Mars Curiosity Landing

Published 8 years ago August 7th, 2012

NASA’s Mars rover, Curiosity, made the perfect landing over the past weekend confirming success for the $2.5 billion project. Whilst the rover was making it’s journey to the red planet, it was able to entertain hundreds of thousands of followers on Twitter in real time, as well as the dramatic landing. The Twitter account (@MarsCuriosity)…

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Google Purchases Wildfire

Published 8 years ago August 2nd, 2012

Google look set to inject some new life into their hitherto relatively disappointing venture into social media, by acquiring software company Wildfire Interactive. Wildfire specialise in advertising and marketing on social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook by creating apps for companies. With Wildfire now on the side of Google, this could relaunch Google+’s…

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New Options For Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” Button

Published 8 years ago August 27th, 2012

Google have enhanced the properties of their “I’m Feeling Lucky” button by adding a few more feelings, including hungry, puzzled, playful, stellar, doodley, artistic, wonderful and trendy. When the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button is hovered over the list of options will appear in the style of a slot machine, before landing on a random feeling….

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Twitter Helps Man Be Reunited With Olympic Ticket

Published 8 years ago August 16th, 2012

Cameron Montgomery found an Olympic ticket at a train station in North London on the morning of 3 August, but instead of using the ticket himself to attend the Games or sell it (the ticket was worth almost £300), Montgomery decided to try and reunite the ticket with its rightful owner – via Twitter. After…

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150 Million Tweets Posted During London 2012

Published 8 years ago August 14th, 2012

Twitter have announced some startling statistics regarding the 2012 Olympics in London, including the fact that 150 million tweets were posted during the 16-day event. Notable tweeting sprees included Usain Bolt’s performances during the 100m and 200m finals, with 80,000 and 74,000 tweets-per-minute (TPM) being registered. This was later eclipsed by the subject of the…

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Google Doodle – Save the Penalty

Published 8 years ago August 10th, 2012

If you have that Friday feeling and are in a mood for some fun, try out today’s Olympic-themed Google Doodle – a penalty shoot-out game to mark the final of the Olympic soccer event. The doodles have attracted much praise since Google made the switch half-way through the Olympics from static images to fun-filled, interactive…

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Google Doodle Features Basketball Game

Published 8 years ago August 8th, 2012

Google have really got into the spirit of the Olympics this year, commemorating each day of the event with a Google Doodle related to an event that is on show that day. Yesterday, an interactive hurdling game was featured on the home page, allowing the user to try and earn a good score which they…

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