Next Generation Media Quarterly April 2011

Great presentation, as always, from Dan Calladine. Some of my favourite slides:

  • ASOS store launch of Facebook, which will help drastically change the ecommerce game for Facebook
  • Porsche celebrates 1 million LIKES by painting all the Fan names on their car

Next Generation Media Quarterly January 2011

Here’s @DanCall1’s latest Next Gen Media.
Some interesting highlights:
– Apple makes 60% of revenue from products that didn’t exist before 2007
– China has 842M mobile subscribers
– in African it’s close to half a billion, making up 10% of global mobile subscriptions
-“Call of Duty: Black Ops” was the biggest launch in entertainment history
-Angry Birds was downloaded 50M times in its first year
… plus a whole whack of new developments on Facebook

1st Anniversary of MJ’s Death: June 25th, 2010

I still remember first hearing about Michael Jackson — first on Twitter where there was massive confusion between the LA Times and CNN about whether he was in a coma or had passed away. It’s still pretty hard to believe he’s gone. I’ve sourced some pretty cool videos that pay tribute to his contributions to this world.

This one’s called the Michael Jackson Medley from Kurt Schneider and Tsui

Gone too Soon

Heal the World

My Return to Music

I knew there was a reason I returned to music. I may not be the most naturally talented cellist but I love the journey in learning and take pride in my accomplishments. I’m a late bloomer and while I have been trained at the Royal Conservatory in my very early years, I abandoned the craft, foolishly thinking that it would do me no good in my later years.

And when I see videos such as my favourites below, I know I’ve made the right decision to return to music. I think I’ve finally come home:)

Ukele Kid: I’m Yours: Ok, he can’t sing but he sure can play! And he’s really adorable!

August Rush: Guitar Slap: One of my favourite scenes from the movie!

guitar90: Canon: Everytime I see this I am speechless. I recently played at a string concert –over 60 violinists and cellists playing in our own rendition of Pachebel’s Canon! I’m always moved by this particular piece!

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