You need to be the highest energy person in the boat, especially in those shitty early morning training sessions. It doesn matter if you have to fake it. It doesn matter if you out at 4:30am, it raining and it dark and you doing some awful work. The lesson it brings to light is the central pitfall in creating this “revolutionary” new model for dialogue between a celebrity superstar and his fans: the whole thing falls apart if the superstar just doesn’t feel like talking.5 CNN + FourSquare World Cup PromotionCNN jumped into the geolocation bandwagon around the World Cup and launched a promotion with Foursquare where they are offering special badges to people who check in at locations within South Africa as well as at viewing parties at various locations around the world. Though they are not broadcasting the games, this is an interesting chance at experimentation for the brand and if it works I imagine we will begin to see this used by other Turner Network channels like TNT around college basketball, as well as potentially around large newsmaking events that draw a crowd at viewing parties as well, such as national elections.4 Bud United House PartyYou have to give Budweiser credit for not giving up on the BudTV idea even though their idea of a 24 hour online network fell flat. Around the FIFA World Cup, they leveraged their sponsorship to create the Bud United house where they invite one person from every one of the 32 finalist teams to live in a house together during the World Cup.
It is based on readers’ votes.Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests. Continue reading this post.
Aerospace can be tougher to land in the US as a foreign national due to export laws. But it really more of an issue with big firms and military work. Newer commercial space companies will make it work for the right person. In one corner, Mirror Mirror, a snarky retelling of the Snow White fairy tale. In the other, Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to the widely panned remake from 2010. Continue reading this post.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileAfter six seasons the love affair between critics and HBO’s celebrity fuelled bromance Entourage appears to be fading. The show, which depicts the rise, fall, stumble and back on the celeb horse again of heartthrob Vinnie Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his chums, is being taken to task for a multitude of sins, including dull dialogue and recycled plots. One reviewer, who praised the series’ “triumphant return,” still cautiously observed the show’s sudden interest in the boys’ increasing maturity.