These past two weeks saw the release of two adrenaline themed ads, and a funny note is they both came from two well-known beverage brands. Everyone likes a little dash of awesomeness in his or her life now and then, if not as a participator then at least to look at from a secure distance in awe. The UK Pepsi Max ad featuring daredevil stuntman Damien Walters popped up on several media websites as “video of the day” this week while time will tell if the action packed Jägermeister ad will follow in the viral footsteps already laid. But apart from the stunt-which ingredient made this video spread in lightening speed across social media channels? Read more
Posted by Anne Herngaard Dec 6th, 2013
Last week, Facebook once again made an update to the way stories are ranked in the news feed. Facebook is on a continuous basis adapting the news feed algorithm and trying to solve which content that should be displayed to what users, as the News Feed only allows room for a certain amount of content.
With the latest update, Facebook has put emphasis on the fact that people use the Facebook News Feed to stay updated – not only about their friends but also about what’s happening in the world. Based on surveys showing that people prefer links to articles about current events, Facebook will put a bit more focus on articles and make the algorithm better at distinguishing between relevant news versus a meme photo. Especially on mobile. Read more
A couple of months ago, while working on a project in London, I ran into a devastating and at the same time a truly remarkable and life confirming story: the story of Lotje and her beautiful broken brain, which is now turning into a documentary. It’s going to be an inside view to a remarkable story about the journey and the will of a young women after being struck by a brain tumor. It’s a story about the people and technology enabling her to document her story and share her story with us.
I had a chance to sit down with Sophia Robinson, the director of Lotje´s story called “My Beautiful Broken Brain”, asking her a few question about Lotje, the project and how people can help.
I hope you will spend the next 5 minutes reading the following and I am crossing my fingers you will feel as touched and close to Lotje as I did, without knowing her. And then hopefully, you will share the story and support Lotje’s dream of completing “My Beautiful Broken Brain” Read more