Month: February 2011

It’s not good enough for a YouTube video to go viral anymore. No. It’s got to go viral, and get an auto-tune remix, and also possibly make its way to iTunes for purchase as some form of trend-tastic song. So someone did an auto-tune music mashup of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s speech last week to […]

The 2012 Olympic Games logo was already considered controversial when it was unveiled in 2007. But according to a new report from the ILNA news agency today, Iran is brandishing the logo as racist and says the emblem spells out the word “Zion.” “The use of the word ‘Zion’ by the designers of the Olympics […]

I love this ad campaign from the International Society for Human Rights (ISHR). It’s poking fun at the vital role played by the Internet in organizing revolts against oppressive regimes. Yes, social media technologies like Twitter and Facebook don’t make revolutions. But the possibilities for organizing, communicating and forming a collective group of support that […]

So Vanity Fair set up this awesome new interactive feature on its website where it lets you come up with your own version of a rambling, nonsensical – “if you can’t convince them, just confuse them” – Gaddafi speech. Here’s what I came up with: “I am a bounty hunter, a revolutionary from the restaurants… […]

Some people have a special night of the week where they go out and drink. Mine’s called: all week. Ben Ali is gone. Hosni Mubarak got the boot. And Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is up next. So hand over your keys, and swallow some Panadol pills. I can’t promise the toppling of more Arab dictators, […]

The good friend, the grumpy one, the friend who’s just a jock, the ugly one. The best kind of friends are the ones you can label as one-dimensional characters for a Facebook meme. If Lebanon tagged her friends in fun, album mashup, this is what it would like: