Paralympic table tennis is a sport and something you should pay attention to because of shots like this one. The YouTube video above was uploaded Saturday and has been picking up viral steam since. And there’s no wonder why: The determination, grit and effort showed by Great Britain’s David Wetherill to smack this un-returnable forehand against Thomasz Kusiak of Germany show why, for many of us, sports are much more than just games people play. Wetherill actually ended up losing the match despite that classic moment, though. In a tweet on Monday, he acknowledged the video’s viral appeal and declared hisRead More
In October 2011 YouTube user Filmersblog started documenting people in the city of Amsterdam, approaching them in the street and asking them to say their age in front of the camera. His aim was to 'collect' a group of 100 people, from age 0 to 100. At first his collection grew fast but slowed down when it got down to the very young and very old. The young because of sensivity around filming or photographing children and the very old because they don't get out of the house much. He found his very old 'models' in care homes and itRead More
The Paralympic.org website is live streaming nearly 600 hours of footage during the Games, and will also upload an additional 1,000 hours of taped on-demand coverage to the IPC’s YouTube channel during the Paralympics’ Aug. 29 – Sept. 9 run. The IPC wil also use Facebook and Twitter to push content during the Games, and helps co-manage some of its top athletes’ Facebook pages.
The Olympics are over, and whether you were watching or not, you probably couldn’t avoid their sponsors’ ads. Unmetric, a service that tracks brands’ online presence, collected data leading up to the Games to see how sponsors stacked up against each other. “The Olympics represent the grandest stage in all of sports, bringing together the greatest athletes from around the world. This grandness and competition is mirrored by the brands sponsoring the event in their efforts on social media,” says Unmetric CEO, Lux Narayan. “Within this competitive landscape, brands are doing their best to become the business equivalent of Michael Phelps.Read More
Business intelligence company DOMO paired up with Column Five Media to create this infographic, which shows just how much data is generated every minute.
In a video that is going viral on YouTube, director of marketing for McDonald’s Canada, Hope Bagozzi, addressed the question directly - “Why does your food look different in the advertising than what is in the store?” Behind the scenes at a McDonald's photo shoot
China’s notorious Great Firewall — or as they call it, the Golden Shield — is known for blocking some high profile sites. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are all victims. But that has not kept the world’s most populous country from getting into social networking. Some 500 million Chinese citizens are online and a quarter of the world’s social network users live under the firewall. How do the Chinese connect online? On their own series of social networks, mimicking several blocked foreign counterparts. Renren and Kaixin001 fill Facebook’s void. Sina Weibo is the microblog of choice in Twitter’s absence. Youku is aRead More
This is Geronimo — a dog who is not only able to jump rope, but can jump double-dutch.
Marketplace Shanghai Bureau Chief Rob Schmitz a reporter gain access to visit the factory floor at Apple's Chinese producer Foxconn. See highlights from his tour of the assembly line and the Foxconn facilities. He traces the journey of an iPad as it makes its way through the factory - from testing of gyroscope to the myriad of tests that a display is run through. If you thought modern electronics are made in giant factories with robotic arms, this one is sure to come across as a surprise. Amongst the many things revealed in the video is the fact that an averageRead More