Showing posts with label Digital Culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Digital Culture. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Digital Nomad - The new world traveller

Digital Nomads are the new world traveler. To summarize who is a Digital Nomad - someone who has learned to make their living off the internet to support themselves and their world travels. Much of this movement has been attributed to Tim Ferris and his book The 4 hour work week. With the internet presenting numerous opportunities to make money. There are many people who have hit upon ides to generate income and with that income take-off to see the world. The new wanderlust is self-supported and helps people who would like to have that kind of a lifestyle. There are many people who have been travelling around the world and paying for it through their entrepreneurship ideas on the internet. So the next time you see someone sitting in a coffee ship in Thailand and working away, it could be one of the Digital Nomads whoa re roaming the world. All they need is an internet connection and a business or idea that is generating money for them.

Digital NomadsSome of the jobs these Digital Nomad do while on travel it - blogging, Vlogging, webpage design, ebook writers, English teachers, professors, WordPress template designers and what not. This kind of a thing might not appeal to most people as there is a lot of loneliness involved. Staying away from friends and family is not for everyone. But for some this is a lifestyle choice and they seem to be happy. The added advantages are that you don't have a boss, work wherever you want and whenever you want.  There are many Digital Nomad communities on the internet to help all of them connect while travelling the globe.

The whole thing started after the financial crisis of 2008 with many people out of work. Some innovative people left their jobs and everything to pursue their dreams and out of that a whole new movement was born. There is a lot to learn and if you are someone who wants to pursue this kind of a life, there are many resources out there. The idea for this post came from Dave and Erin who did an AMA on Reddit here is a link to their site to help you know more. Please leave a comment below to continue this discussion. Photo courtesy of NomadSpirit.

Monday, April 29, 2013

10 awesome 'Deal with it' GIFs

The humble GIF will never loose its importance on the interwebs. People use it for to portray all kinds of emotions and sentiments. Situations are made to have relevance with the use and creation of a moving image also know as a GIF image. These images below will knock your socks off as you would need to 'deal with it'. They come to you in different flavors and well, guess you need to deal with it. Check out these awesome deal with it GIFs below.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Harlem Shake Meme

The Harlem Shake is a video based internet meme that went viral on YouTube. The meme started in February of 2013 - it is so new. The meme started when five teenagers from Australia uploaded their Harlem Shale video in response to a video by YouTube vLogger Filthy frank to YouTube. YouTuber TheSunnyCoastSkate as their YouTube name goes uploaded the first video on Feb 2 which has in less than a month more than 40,000 spinoffs. Their original video meme has been so popular that it is sure to end the long reigning Gangnam Style as the most popular meme on the internet. Surprisingly 'Planking' the greatest meme of 2011 also has its origins in Australia.

Harlem Shake Internet MemeThe original music for 'Harlem Shake' is by Baauer. 30 seconds of which is used for the meme. That's right this meme is short, funny and exhilarating. The lyric - do the Harlem shake is taken from the 2001 track 'Miller Time'. The dance involves shaking the shoulders and the torso as seen in the videos below. This is more of a meme as it is not based on someones video but a whole style created by the original uploaders of the video memes. Filthy Frank was the first person to upload the Harlem Shake video but it's the boys from Australia who actually took over the meme and made it really popular. There are now 4,000 Harlem Shake videos being uploaded to YouTube everyday. Check out the videos below for more

Harlem Shake by Filthy Frank

Harlem Shake by TheSunnyCoastSkate

The Original Song 'Harlem Shake' that started it all.

A few popular Harlem Shake videos for your viewing pleasure
Harlem Shake Firefighter eidtion
San Antonio Sea World - with seals and sea lion
Harlem Shake (US Marine Edition)
Harlem Shake V4 (Marine Corps Edition)

let us now if you upload your own and we will feature it on our site

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Snapchat: how does it work

Snapchat is all in the news these days and with good reason. The App which has made a big splash on iPhones, iPads and on Android phones and tablets. Lets users take a picture of themselves and send it to their pals. These picture self-destruct in 10 seconds which has been a big hit among sexting teens. Sexting is the term used when people take naked, semi-naked and embarrassing photos of themselves and send it to other people. The Android App and the iPhone app which can be downloaded for free and used, has become so popular that the Snapchat team have announced that 50 million photos are being shared everyday.

Once the App is downloaded on a phone or tablet all one needs to do is to tap the button to take photo or hold the button down to take a video. Select the list of friends to send to. The photo or video gets sent and the self destructs in 10 seconds. Following the success of Snapchat, Facebook launched their own applications called the 'Facebook Poke App'. Which works along the same lines -- why Facebook is always after apps related to human relationships is something to ponder about.

Snapchat for SextingSnapchat Q&A

1. How to take a Snapchat screenshot.
There are many ways to do this -- Google your query and be hit with answers. Anyone can take a Screenshot and if the sender has his or her screenshot taken they are notified. May not be much of a consolation but the sender is notified. Screenshot is an image capture of your photo, which can be stored and used later. pretty simple and easy to do. So thinking that the photo will disappear in 10 seconds and be gone forever is not true, photos can be saved.

2. How to save a Snapchat video.
The answer is given by BuzzFeed's Katie -- here you will find a complete guide on how to store a Snapchat video. If you're not comfortable with people finding and viewing your videos, don't share.

3. Will people be able to share photos and videos
yes, once it's saved these images and videos can be shared. So, don't share anything that you will feel bad about later. Hope you get the picture.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gangnam Style Flash Mob videos

PSY from Korea has really taken the internet by storm with his Gangnam Style video. Has to do with Swag in the Gnangnam part of Seoul, Korea. The video which was uploaded on July 15, 2012 has, as the moment of writing this crossed 180 million views and spawned a host of parody videos and flash mobs. Here are a few flash mob videos - GANGNAM STYLE.





Nelly Furtado Gangnam Style

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Eastwooding Meme

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Eastwodding is a Clint Eastwood inspired Meme that is fast gaining a lot of traction on the internet also know as Invisible Obama and Empty Chair . The meme has to do with users pointing to an empty chair and taking a photo. Which is then shared on Twitter and other social media sites like Reddit and Tumblr. There are also a couple of variations. Some users point to an empty chair while some other use the image of Clint speaking to an empty chair and adding their own images to the empty chair. This is an image macros and can be done with Photoshop. 

How did the Eastwooding Meme begin.
It all began on the national stage of the GOP National Convention Thursday night, When Clint Eastwood spoke to an empty chair addressing it as 'President Obama'. The internet then responded to it, in the only way it know how - create a meme. 

Here is the video of the empty chair speech

After the speech Eastwooding started trending on Twitter under the hashtag #Eastwooding - with users sharing photos of them pointing to  empty chairs. Soon after the speech there was a Twitter account called @InvisibleObama which has already gained over 57,000 followers. There is also a Tumblr for Eastwooding and a Reddit subreddit called /r/eastwooding. BuzzFeed also picked up the trend and posted pics of it. There is also a Facebook page called Eastwooding. You can also follow all the images being shared for Eastwooding on Google+ by typing in eastwooding. There is a fantastic collection of pics on Google+. 

How did President Obama respond to Eastwooding.
The president's camp saw the humor and responded by Tweeting a pic called 'This seat's taken', a picture of Obama sitting in his chair taken from behind with the caption on the chair reading - 'The President'.

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Here are more images of Eastwooding

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pinterest: How to pin on an iPhone

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Pinterest is the hot new social network that lets you pin images an videos on a board for other people to view. If you haven't tried it as yet you are missing out on something. We have a guide to help you get started which you can find here. Ok, once you get started you can then surf the web and pin all those amazing images you find onto your boards and let other users find and share your pins. You can really become famous if you have a lot of users who repin your pins and follow your boards. There are images for everyone out there and since it's user generated this is a great place for communities with similar interests.

How to create a pin on your iPhone.
Pinterest does have an iPhone app but creating a pin on your iPhone once downloaded can prove a bit of a challenge. There is however help at hand if you do need a solution. The blog Simply The Nest has a solution it might not be the best but it's sure to work. The solution has to do with adding a little bit of code to one of your bookmarks and then getting it to work. It works quiet fine and for those of you who are used to pinning on the web, it works just the same. Download Pinterest for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad here
Help on creating a pin on your iPhone from Simply The Nest

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Google+ hangouts: Best for free professional, personal and group online meetings and video conferences

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Google+ hangouts are turning out to be the best service online for you to have your video chat and online meetings. It is totally free and all you need to have is a Google+ account. You can invite any number of people to the hangouts, but once the number reaches 10, others will be told that the hangout is now full. The good thing about using Google+ hangouts for professional purposes is because they have recently added document sharing and screen  sharing. Known as Google+ hangouts with extras. They also have a really wide-screen. You can read more about it at the company post here. To know more about how Google+ hangouts work you can read more at our Google+ hangouts guide.

So the next time you want to conduct your business meeting for free online, or simply want to hangout with friends and video chat for free, Google+ hangouts is the coolest place. 

How to use Google+ hangouts with extras

Once you start your Google+ hangout you should see a link that appears at the bottom saying 'Hangouts with extras'. Click on it and your done.

The Business application of Google+ hangouts are amazing for small business meetings and if you want to have a meeting with your clients. It is easy to set up and you can be ready to run in a minute. make sure the people you want to video conference with are all in your specific circle. Once you do that you can invite only those people to hangout with you. 

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Friday, November 4, 2011

College Students and Young Professionals consider the Internet to be as important as air, water, food and shelter

This according to a study conducted by Cisco. Teens and young adults will not be able to speak a sentence without reaching for their device to check online. The addiction is so much that teens and young adults are requested to go out get some fresh air and consider interacting with nature it will do you good. Some who were surveyed went on to say that the internet was so important to them that it ranked higher that dating, partying and cars. The internet has become so integral to their lives it is needed like air, water and food. They seem to think a day without the internet would rob them of life.

This means that SmartPhones and other mobile devices have become much more integral to their lives and they cannot think of life without one. In fact some of them surveyed also said it was more important that traveling. Yes, the internet can be used to get around and so how needs to travel. 

This generation has changed so much with the tablets and mobile phones that books and life outdoors seem to be neglected. Teens these days seem to think that if they are not connected online life will come to a standstill. 

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tebowing [Pics]

Tebowing is the latest internet meme to hit the internet. Will it become the next planking type internet craze. The whole thing started when Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow won his first NFL game on Sunday. he got down on one knee with his fist under his chin to pray and thank God. The verb 'Tebowing' would be the act of giving thanks while on one knee. The latest crazy has sent people on their knees and it comes close on the heels of 'Rapture Bomb', the internet crazy of taking a picture of people's clothes minus the people. This craze seems destined to hit people around the world as entire teams con now be seen Tebowing. Here is a pic of Tim Tebowing below and others who have followed. Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. And if you think you need to take you own shot Tebowing. Please add the same below. remember you need to do this when other people around you are doing something else. Also known as the latest way to celebrate Goals. If you have achieved something you can Tebow to commemorate the achievement. This photo fad is set to grow big.

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