As it Was 5.5.12

I have only cried a few times in my life. This was one of them.

One Nike designer learned that no matter who you are, if you trash Derrick Rose you not only get the ‘Bulls’ but also, you get the horns. After an ill-advised tweet towards Rose post-ACL injury (about not signing with Nike). Those vindictive hash tags caused this designer to fervently backtrack his words in the but not without being shunned by sports fans.

*Lesson: If your tweet will rub people the wrong way, the PR fairy says: “just DON’T do it” especially if the people you are rubbing the wrong way includes a star basketball player competing for a multi-billion dollar sportswear brand.

** As a side note: as a Bulls fan,the sting of LeBron and D-Wade escaping with an easy championship is one I won’t soon forget. GO THUNDER!

Silicon Valley king, Google, adopted “Responsive Design” and suggests everyone do the same. Essentially developing websites that display media and design based on the device you are viewing it on. Now that Google is doing it, we can officially change our Facebook status to, “In a responsive relationship”.

RIM, the once titan of the Oprah-approved ‘Blackberry’ is struggling try to keep their name relevant in the mobile world as its refusal to give up buttons has set them back decades behind the competition:

But perhaps in an attempt at a modernized Smartphone…. maybe.

Granted this is not an official phone but you can be proud that they’re trying to get back into the market. But they better do it quickly or perhaps invent the ‘Flux Capacitor’.

Pinterest tries to take over the world.

The world’s largest wedding planning site (just ask my wifey) and social media icon is trying to go global – in a recent attempt to create more interaction between users across the globe by hiring translators! Soon you will be able to “pin” images posted from anyone, anywhere and not be worried about the comments written in languages you’ve never seen!

But where is the fun in that?

In a final thought and just because this is cool, Iron Maiden Singer Bruce Dickinson is starting an Aviation Company. Proving that rock stars can truly get away with anything. Cue joke about heavy metal and or ‘The Flight of Icarus”.

You’ve read it. You can’t unread it. Stay tuned for more -

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(A look at the world as it was on: May 5th 2012)

We learned a few interesting this week as media and culture clashed. Former Titans clawed at the dirt to stay relevant, Kings announced trends everyone else already knew about, Stars tore their ACL’s and in the case of Pinterest – attempted to go global.

Here we go.

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Thanks a bunch: http://cdn.everyjoe.com/files/2012/04/derrick-rose-torn-acl.jpg

I have only cried a few times in my life. This was one of them.

One Nike designer learned that no matter who you are, if you trash Derrick Rose you not only get the ‘Bulls’ but also, you get the horns. After an ill-advised tweet towards Rose post-ACL injury (about not signing with Nike). Those vindictive hash tags caused this designer to fervently backtrack his words in the but not without being shunned by sports fans.

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicagobulls/post/_/id/8693/video-nike-designer-mocks-rose

*Lesson: If your tweet will rub people the wrong way, the PR fairy says: “just DON’T do it” especially if the people you are rubbing the wrong way includes a star basketball player competing for a multi-billion dollar sportswear brand.

** As a side note: as a Bulls fan,the sting of LeBron and D-Wade escaping with an easy championship is one I won’t soon forget. GO THUNDER!

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Thanks a bunch: webmonkey.com

Silicon Valley king, Google, adopted “Responsive Design” and suggests everyone do the same. Essentially developing websites that display media and design based on the device you are viewing it on. Now that Google is doing it, we can officially change our Facebook status to, “In a responsive relationship”.

http://www.webmonkey.com/2012/05/google-embraces-responsive-design-recommends-you-do-the-same/

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Thanks a bunch: www.images.buisnessweek.com

RIM, the once titan of the Oprah-approved ‘Blackberry’ is struggling try to keep their name relevant in the mobile world as its refusal to give up buttons has set them back decades behind the competition:

But perhaps in an attempt at a modernized Smartphone…. maybe.

Granted this is not an official phone but you can be proud that they’re trying to get back into the market. But they better do it quickly or perhaps invent the ‘Flux Capacitor’.

http://mashable.com/2012/05/01/blackberry10-sdk/

Pinterest tries to take over the world.

The world’s largest wedding planning site (just ask my wifey) and social media icon is trying to go global – in a recent attempt to create more interaction between users across the globe by hiring translators! Soon you will be able to “pin” images posted from anyone, anywhere and not be worried about the comments written in languages you’ve never seen!

But where is the fun in that?

http://blog.pinterest.com/post/22286872324/seeking-pinterest-translators

Thanks a bunch: http://cvcomics.com/requiem/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/061016-maiden.jpg

This guy could be fixing your airplane – very soon.

In a final thought and just because this is cool, Iron Maiden Singer Bruce Dickinson is starting an Aviation Company. Proving that rock stars can truly get away with anything. Cue joke about heavy metal and or ‘The Flight of Icarus”.

http://wire.inc.com/2012/05/03/heavier-metal-iron-maiden-singer-starts-aviation-company/

Thanks a bunch: media.kansascity.com

Let’s all take a moment and raise our glasses to Adam MCA Yauch – Founding member of the Beastie Boys – I’ll be playing you on my iphone all weekend.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1684510/adam-yauch-mca-beastie-boys-film.jhtml

You’ve read it. You can’t unread it. Stay tuned for more on The Blink!


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