This Week in Review we look at some interesting news from around the internet. First, we are now able to quantify happiness thanks to the internet, then we look at some legal news involving Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat, and finally we look at Google’s newest hire.
This Week in Review focuses on the power of the internet and how it’s adapting to our changing world. First, we highlight services by Google to help people find people after the Boston Marathon bombing, next we look at a bill that is being proposed that would eliminate your privacy online, and finally we look at how Twitter is targeting you.
First, the Boston Marathon bombing was a horrible attack on a crowd of innocent people which caused destruction and panic. Our hearts go out to the victims of the attack, the runners of the marathon, and the entire city of Boston.
Welcome to this Week in Review. We’ve got a lot to cover so hold on to your mouse, touch screen, or track pad, keep your arms and legs inside the Week in Review, and hang on for your life. First up we have the brand new, world shattering announcement from Facebook, new projections from Twitter show they are rolling in ad revenue, and finally we didn’t make it through April Fool’s day unscathed and we have the websites to prove it.
This week we augment your reality a bit by talking about two new products that are guaranteed to make you feel like a cyborg. Augmented reality is coming closer to us one step at a time and we look at two devices that make giant leaps forward. Also, a new service that is designed to help smaller businesses help others to help themselves, all in this Week in Review.
There is a Monster at the End of this Twitter Conversation: 3 Things We Can Learn from Sesame Street's Twitter Marketing
So, I was looking at Twitter last Wednesday and I happened to notice an awesome exchange between Sesame Street and Wil Wheaton. Sesame Street started a series of tweets about there being a monster at the end of this Twitter conversation. This is a new take on the popular Sesame Street children’s book The Monster at the End of this Book. As people retweeted Sesame Street’s tweets, there were more pleas from Grover to not retweet this tweet and pieces of the monster at the end of the Twitter conversation were revealed.
Gangnam Style, the Korean music video that has been parodied in every way possible, is now the most viewed video on YouTube in all of existence. While that might not sound like much, you might be shocked to know that the United Nations Secretary General Ban Kai Moon has met with Psy, the artist behind Gangnam Style, and has expressed a wish to work with Psy because of his wide range of influences. On top of that, Psy has also been crowned “King of YouTube,” as his video reached close to a billion views. If that were not enough, Psy is now a millionaire through ad revenue and video sales.
YouTube: More than just cat videos.