I go to a lot of concerts. Music is a big passion of mine and whenever I have the chance to see an artist live I will very quickly and usually without thinking jump on the bandwagon. Last night I went to We Will Rock You. Although not a concert, it is a musical inspired by Queen. It was absolute crap, but that’s not the point of this post. What really struck me as surprising and what has struck me many times in the past is the fact that they wont let you take pictures or video clips in these shows (concerts included). I can understand flash photography, but why not video clips? It’s not like people are going to be able to video tape the entire concert on their camera and post it to YouTube (thus eliminating some people’s need to actually pay and go see the concert). Video camera’s that can take hours of footage, I can understand, but if someone is just taking a clip on their little digital camera that they will most likely post to YouTube or Facebook, let them do it, its free marketing! It really surprises me that this archaic rule is still around in a time when all the little marketers are scrambling to find ways of moving their activities online. You are not paying for these people to do this work, they are doing it because they want to and the exposure is fantastic. All their online and offline friends will see these videos and explore the artist or show which means there is a much better chance of you selling more seats the next time you’re in town. I want to open this up to the audience because maybe I am missing something here. Why does this rule still exist?
Category Archives: web 2.0
From the creation of the internet by Tim Burners Lee in 1989 to the latest technology running in 3G wireless networks, the world has literally seen what some call the greatest human invention of all time grow up right before their eyes. (Always funny to think about what work must have been like before 1990… no email, no social networks, no research… weird) Now the next logical step in the evolution of the internet is 4G wireless technology that will bridge the trillions of wireless devices that the world will be using. Check out the latest project from the EU called MAGNET Project http://www.gizmag.com/magnet-beyond-project-4g-wireless-world/10380/. How much further can wireless technology go?
Yes, in Chicago a Dead Fish was registered to vote.
“There was no fraud involved,” said Nudelman, a Democrat who supports Barack Obama. “This person is a dead fish.”
The paperwork sent to a “Princess Nudelman” likely came from the “Women’s Voices, Women Vote” project, which sent nearly 1 million mailings to Illinois households in August using a list that mistakenly included some pets, said Sarah Johnson, a spokeswoman for the not-for-profit group that encourages single women to vote.
I was up watching The Colbert Report last night. It’s usually good for a few laughs, but ever so often something of use is given. Ok so not to become overly political, but the new fall TV season have yet to really dive deep into story lines, production on the follow up to “The Dark Knight” has yet to begin so this election has become a hobby of mine.
The coolest, and (claims to be) unbiased poll tracker out there is FiveThrityEight
Their mission is to “Most broadly, to accumulate and analyze polling and political data in way that is informed, accurate and attractive. Most narrowly, to give you the best possible objective assessment of the likely outcome of upcoming election”
Neat stuff. Obama has an 89% chance of winning.