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I haven’t been around for long but this is a result of working over – over time! During that time, we (me and Andrew Bitros) also presented the following presentation. Let me know what you think (comment, disagree, love, hate etc.)

Techcrunch is, together with Mashable (social media), Kotaku (games) and Gamasutra (games again!), my main source of information for  the Web 2.0 world. I decided not to abandon it after AOL bought it, because I believe it’s still on the cutting edge on its sector. But, I don’t like people who judge others from a superior point of view. And that’s why I think that, what happened yesterday to Robin Wauters and his harsh criticism over bad PR, was really intuitive for Techcrunch (short TC). (more…)

This troll will not help you go viral - it can hardly talkdot dot dotIt’s one of these stories that prove that even something good can come from something considered really bad. And sometimes even trolls can help your product go viral, in this crazy story by Mashable (and of course I’m not talking about a real troll, like the one on the left – these creatures are almost incapable of meaningful speech).

It all started when a young kid, Axman13, posted a furious (and wrong, in terms of grammar and syntax) review for the game Super PSTW Action RPG on Newgrounds’ website. Although his review would have been disregarded, actor D-Mac-Double posted a video (actually an audio track) of him voicing Axman’s comments, in his own unique way.

The original video:

The video wasn’t close to what we call viral (it’s still below 16k views on YouTube). But then Mick Lauer, a designer, made an animation for the video, an interesting experiment on kinetic typography. That was it – the video has now almost 430k views on YouTube and probably even more on Newsgrounds. And that’s beacuase pepole acting as trolls can reley offer you some stranth, if you contrail their messages in the right way.

The new video:

You can’t blend Chuck Norris

Posted: January 22, 2011 in Uncategorized

It’s obvious – even Blendtec’s blender can’t blend Chuck Norris. Enjoy the well – known viral campaign’s only defeat!

How big is the Internet?

Posted: January 17, 2011 in Marketing, Uncategorized

Oh yes, the Internet…so how big is it anyway? There are some interesting statistics:

1) There are 1,966,514,816 Internet users worldwide (ok,they’re quite a few I guess), with 2,9 billion e-mail accounts(so, some of you have two or even more).

2) There are 255,287,546 websites (I find the number small – you can see why in the image below), and 88,8 million of them are .com.

And the list goes on forever, for those who still refer to the Internet when they compile a market analysis report.

However, the following infographic by TheNextWeb offers an interesting answer to the question “How big is the Internet?”, using the number of pages indexed as an indicator. You’ll be surprised…