Friday, July 17, 2009
It provides a real time view of the images being posted to Twitter. No editing, just a pure image stream.
It's pretty amazing to watch and see what people are shooting. No context or idea of who the photographers are, just things that people thought were important, interesting or beautiful enough to take a photo of and post.
There seemed to be a lot of shots of breasts. Why am I not surprised? I've never posted a photo of breasts to Twitter, which probably says a lot about my lifestyle. (sigh)
As Mr. Gibson, who I am a huge fan of, says: "Simultaneously profoundly amazing and definitively boring."
This is one of those random things that wouldn't have been conceivable without massive bandwidth.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
I love it. I'm sure it took a lot of skill to create, but it seems to be very simple. As a user you don't get any info about what's going on until you're interacting with it, at which point you understand how to work with it immediately.
I love an idea like this that can be used at street level for a variety of businesses. Obviously you could create other ways of interacting with the wall that might be more specific to your specific business or product. And you've just added a little fun and wonder to people's day.
I also love the fact that this is from Montreal.
If you can't see it, then let me give a little explanation. The headline says "Many like their cider to be just like them. Au Naturale." And it's got a photo of several older, overweight people hanging out on a dock.
Now, I'm not one to argue that your target needs to be reflected in your ads. I think you can do a perfectly good job of reaching your target by featuring someone that's not your target. It's all about the message that's taken away, not whether they can place themselves in the ad.
All the same, what in the world is Grower's trying to do with this? Are they trying to say that this is the cider for fat middle-aged nudists? I think I get where they're trying to go with this - Relax and be natural. But honestly, this is not an appealing image. It certainly doesn't make me want to go grab a Growers and hang out, and I love a nice cold cider on a hot day.
Middle-aged, naked and chunky - Not good photo for alcohol ad.