About 8 months ago I blogged about a Twitter mashup called Politweets that tracked pre-nomination candidates across the twittersphere. Nowadays there are a couple of newer, better tools that I wanted to spotlight.
The first is Twitter's own Election page at http://election.twitter.com. It's a real-time stream of every tweet in the public timeline that mentions any of the candidates. It also has a brief collection of popular election tags (e.g. Tina Fey, Bailout) at the top of the page. You can also filter by candidate, so you can monitor the tweets only about Obama, McCain, or either of the VP candidates.
Why am I so fascinated by Full House mashup videos? For some reason the ridiculousness of the show's content itself lends itself to poignant and hilarious remixes. This one by YouTube user bents75 attempts to "tap into the most primal thoughts of father extraordinaire, Danny Tanner."
You may also get a kick out of the last Full House mashup I posted a few months ago.
(via Spout Blog)
We've mentioned this on the show a couple times, and the response has been so great I had to blog about it. Last January, MIX member Michael Jahn created an interactive Google map to show where EPIC-FU viewers live around the world, and the project is still going strong. Anyone can add their location, and Michael even created a tutorial for those who aren't familiar how Google map markers work.
It's really amazing to see the global impact of the show. As of right now, almost 13,000 people have viewed the map. So if you haven't already, please add yourself and let the community know where you call home. Who knows.. you might find another FU'er in your hometown. Thanks again Michael!
Very few words can adequately describe this video. Please watch.
[ Via: [Via Spytap on Twitter] ]
Club Iraq from wreckandsalvage on Vimeo.
When I watched this video by the awesome Wreck and Salvage guys, so many conflicting feelings came up. Coming from a semi-military family (dad and uncles), the emotional effect of service and war definitely resonates on a deeper level. To me it's both crazy and sad. Crazy that these guys, who would normally be goofing around in a college dorm, are thrust into a world completely emotionally unequipped. Crazy that this war is happening. Sad that we're completely, irreversibly entangled. Sad that history repeats itself all too often.
What do you think?
I just love this too much. An example of how even the most simple visuals can be compelling in the hands of a talented artist.
[ Via: [Via Eva Olive] ]
Last December, Oakland DJ Amplive announced he would release a free remix album of Radiohead's In Rainbows. But he made the mistake of not getting permission from the Radiohead camp, which apparently was a no-no because he received a cease and desist from Radiohead's management and the whole project was nixed.
OMG. This is brilliant. How did we miss it!?! :)
I went through a range of emotions watching this. From huh, to WTF, to wanting to dance along, to complete terror. It's strangely addicting and for some reason I couldn't turn it off.
Check out the web trends map for 2008 by Information Architects. They've taken about 300 of the most influential web sites and mashed them up with the Tokyo train map. Check out the clickable online version. You can get a large poster size PDF for your home or office and they're coming out with the desktop wallpaper soon.