Fun Blabbb: 6.0

August 24, 2011

Fun Blabbb is an ongoing collection of Blabbb-related “stuffs” that we bumped into and wanted to share with our Blabbb community. If you ever see something Blabbb-related, please drop us a line and share it with us. We’ll even give you a shout-out and a “wink!” 😉 Enjoy this week’s Fun Blabbb! …

Blabbber Sheila sent this amusing video our way. Check out the satire (and Broadway showtune sounds) of Web Site Story! 😉 …

What do “you” (not “u”) think, Blabbbers? …

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Fun Blabbb: 5.0

July 28, 2011

Fun Blabbb is an ongoing collection of Blabbb-related “stuffs” that we bumped into and wanted to share with our Blabbb community. If you ever see something Blabbb-related, please drop us a line and share it with us. We’ll even give you a shout-out and a “wink!” 😉 Enjoy this week’s Fun Blabbb! …

Blabbber Hooligan sent us a fantastic comedy short, starring NFL stud linebacker (and South Jersey native!) Shaun Phillips. It’s perfect blabbb commentary on all the professional athletes that are getting in trouble (yet more popular?!) for their Blabbb-Hall-of-Shame-worthy tweeting … Click here for the video.

[NOTE: The video was originaly running automatically when we embedded it, which is almost as annoying as blabbbing itself. So you’re going to have to proactively click on the above link instead. Thanks, Blabbbers!]

Blabbb out with your Blabbb out!  😉  What do “you” (not “u”) think, Blabbbers? …


Fun Blabbb: 4.0

July 14, 2011

Fun Blabbb is an ongoing collection of Blabbb-related “stuffs” that we bumped into and wanted to share with our Blabbb community. If you ever see something Blabbb-related, please drop us a line and share it with us. We’ll even give you a shout-out and a “wink!” 😉 Enjoy this week’s Fun Blabbb! …

Blabbber G.botic sent us a hysterical comedy short, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. It’s perfect blabbb commentary that will make you want to unplug — that is, until you start searching online for more social satire …

This video definitely reminds us a little of Chapter 3 (“Sir Texts-a-Lot”) of Wink. What do “you” (not “u”) think, Blabbbers? …


Fun Blabbb: 3.0

July 5, 2011

Fun Blabbb is an ongoing collection of Blabbb-related “stuffs” that we bumped into and wanted to share with our Blabbb community. If you ever see something Blabbb-related, please drop us a line and share it with us. We’ll even give you a shout-out and a “wink!” 😉 Enjoy this week’s Fun Blabbb! …

This recent Blondie comic strip pokes fun of our modern families …

This Zits comic strip makes fun of our techno communications…

This New Yorker comic pokes fun of our phone addictions as well …

This Non Squitur comic makes fun of our smartphones …

And this New Yorker comic takes that joke even further …

This recent Non Sequitur comic makes fun of our Mac world …

This New Yorker comic makes fun of our Twitter world …

And this recent Dennis The Menace comic pokes fun of how Blabbb disconnects us from our loved ones …

                                                                                                                                      What do “you” (not “u”) think, Blabbbers? 😉 …


Blabbb Summer Reading “Assignment”

June 14, 2011
 
Dear Class of Blabbbers:
 
Before you embark on your summer vacation, please look over the following summer reading list.
 
“Extra credit” if you write a report (or just comment below).
 
Enjoy! Have a great summer! And don’t forget: real apples for teachers > winks + smiley faces. 😉
 
— Professor Blabbb
 
  
Blabbb 101: Summer Reading List 2011
 
MoveOn co-founder Eli Pariser believes that Internet personalization will lead us to a disturbing corner where we are not fully perceptive or informed of what is really going on. Check out Pariser’s theory in The Filter Bubble: What The Internet Is Hiding From You. And we thought water filters were scary enough, right?
 
 
Author Gary Shteyngart paints a terrifying picture of America in the near-future in his novel Super Sad True Love Story. Not only do we witness how technology and blabbb can affect our economy and society; we also see how it affects our relationships and our hearts. And, after enjoyng this fantastic novel, you’ll never look at Juicy Couture clothing in quite the same way ever again.
 
 
Craving a true story about how scary blabbb can be? Meet Kiki Kanibal (real name Kiki Ostrenga), a young, lonely teenager who sought attention, became an Internet sensation and blabbbed so much that her life turned into an absolute horror story. Ain’t Internet popularity grand? No need to purchase any book, read the captivating Rolling Stone article here.
 

Political and cultural commentator David Brooks opens our eyes to the origins of our behavior and decision-making in the best-seller The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. It sporadically touches on the blabbb in our lives and also leaves us wondering why we do what we do (in the real world and in the blabbb one, too).

 
 
Finally, of course, there is George Orwell’s masterpiece Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell’s futuristic vision has become alarmingly real as our blabbb world (from Facebook, foursquare, Yelp, GPS systems and beyond) literally keeps track of us much like Orwell’s fictional Big Brother. 
 
 
 
Did we miss anything, Blabbbers? Have any good reading recommends? Let us know what “you” (not “u”) think …

Fun Blabbb: 2.0

June 2, 2011

Fun Blabbb is an ongoing collection of Blabbb-related “stuffs” that we bumped into and wanted to share with our Blabbb community. If you ever see something Blabbb-related, please drop us a line and share it with us. We’ll even give you a shout-out and a “wink!” 😉 Enjoy this week’s Fun Blabbb! …

Blackbaud’s Netwits Think Tank created this amazing infographic which summarizes how social fundraising works in this techno world. It’s like an ecosystem of social good. 😉
 
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Blabbber G.botic recommended this wild documentary, Second Skin, which chronicles the harsh realities of gaming (blabbb) addiction.
 
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In case you missed it, comedian/reporter Stephen Colbert is attacking Facebook for its questionable addition of tagging products (yes, products) in our Facebook photos. We’re with you, Stephen, all the way on this latest agenda. After all, what’s next, tagging Colbert’s “favorite” bears in our FB photos?! (Facebook bit begins around 2:10 …)
 
 
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And, finally, here’s a study from Retrevo that reports on our addiction to blabbb (Facebook, Twitter and the like). According to Retrevo’s study, 36% of people under the age of 35 use Facebook or Twitter after sex. While we at Blabbb find this wildly disturbing, at least it’s not cigarettes, right?! 😉

What do “you” (not “u”) think, Blabbbers? …


Thank You, Dave Pell!

May 26, 2011

“Popularity on Twitter won’t cook you breakfast in the morning.” (Jeffrey Zeldman)

This is an absolute must-read.

Thank you, Dave Pell.

Blabbb on! 😉 …


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