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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ad Age's Marketer of the Year - Obama Wins 2008!

Resistance is futile.
LOL, pic. Funny geeky stuff.

Marketing --
On techy stuff... Popular media is always changing. Newspapers in printed form aren't doing so hot any more. Live video or TV seems to do much better. There's a lot of good to be said for finding ways to get citizens involved with their choices in government although it is sometimes an analyst's minefield, and all resort to some amount of flakey propaganda. The goal, of course, is to successfully sell the strategist's candidate. Presidential debates (see link for history) for example, are somewhat like today's real time reality shows. How much longer will be before you can pick up a cell phone and vote on such performances? It could be a cool thing because it keeps the heat going because people can be interactive in the selection of candidates for their strengths.

In light of that, I found the following very interesting...

Obama Wins! Ad Age's Marketer of the Year - 2008
From unknown to presidential nominee
"I think he did a great job of going from a relative unknown to a household name to being a candidate for president," said Linda Clarizio, president of AOL's Platform A, the sponsor of the opening-night dinner attended by 750 where the votes were cast.
For another look at how technology enhanced this election and how the times, they are a changin' <-- check out the link.

Not entirely a total non sequitur to above material on marketing a candidate, the following Google video is an interesting lecture which has concepts which tie into marketing strategy, technology and choices. Certainly contains material for reflection for analysts, or those that are involved with developing and understanding stratagem. It is 64 minutes long.

The Paradox of Choice - Why More Is Less, by Barry Schwartz.

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Semavi Lady woofed at @ 11/16/2008 11:11:00 AM | Permanent link | (0) Comments

Friday, September 19, 2008

Be Vewy Vewy Quiet! I'm Bork, bork, borking!

Okay, this is short.
I originally started posting this on "Talk Like a Pirate Day" (Sept 19th, Friday). While trying to tweak a Google setting for languages and while looking at Google filters, I ran into the screen above - click it to make bigger and see the language choices.
Surprise eh? but humor can be a welcome thing. :) -- and makes for interesting searches!

I do have a link to Rinkwork's dialectizer, to see this page dialectized in redneck speak, just click this link. :)

To dialectize another page, just go here and have fun! (or play with your google language setting options, there are several surprise languages which don't change the pages you find, but change the google search interface!) LOL B)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Self Control or Spaced Out?

I'm not going to blame this on anyone in particular, especially a certain someone whose name starts with "D", but as you all know, I haven't spent very much time with Google Earth recently -- no really, I still haven't finished checking out the rest of Easter Island and certainly you understand that such a thing is a clear demonstration of the epitome of self control? haha

Well, because of D's tip, I had to check out Google Earth's Sky enhancement and found this video at google:

Okay, fine. I'm busy, I'm not going to download Google Earth v4.2(beta) today. (said I to myself). uh-huh

umm... and I need to work on the backlog of emails and other stuff I have.

Then I check out my own page (this link will go to your own igoogle page) where I incidently uh... happen to have a google gadget for Google Earth, and I saw an intriguing small picture of something to do with astronomy, so I clicked on it and OH BOY, my copy of Google Earth phoned home and updated itself pronto! (wink wink wink, I may have had to agree with something and click, but I don't remember!) Then Google Earth opened up with it's renewed interface with little WMAP images scattered around the globe.

Okay, I do still have some semblance of self-control and didn't click any links. Just shut down Google Earth with a sigh. "I'll get back to you later," I tell my eagerly responsive and newly updated Google Earth.

BTW, was too tired last night to stay up for the lunar eclipse. We usually have trouble seeing them from the yard due to all the oak trees in the neighborhood. Too late to go for a drive.

Glitter graphic, courtesy of

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Semavi Lady woofed at @ 8/28/2007 09:22:00 AM | Permanent link | (2) Comments

Blogger Diane sent us a woof // August 28, 2007

Why, I have no idea what you mean. Leading someone astray is the last thing I would ever do!

Or, consider it payback for that Tetris-clone you linked to. Grr.

As for the eclipse, it happened around sunrise here, and I didn't see it but my husband did on his way to work. Guess I'll have to wait for the next one!   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // August 28, 2007

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