Here at Smarter Social Media, our team is constantly sharing interesting, funny, or thought-provoking links with one another. So to share some of our genius, and a lot of our humor, we present to you our weekly Staff Picks. Enjoy.
The Lonely Funeral
Corianda’s pick for the week is a radio program called “The Lonely Funeral” from KCRW about two men in Amsterdam who conduct funeral services for people who have died alone. It’s touching, and incredibly interesting, since these men take people who haven’t been claimed from the morgue, and give them a proper funeral service.
Carrot Vs. Ninja
Scott chose to share a funny video by The Mill Visual Effects Studio titled “Carrot vs. Ninja”, which chronicles the faceoff between a carrot-consuming man in a car and some surprisingly rambunctious rabbits. Scott is clearly a ninja, not a carrot..
Damon’s pick for the week is a song called “Going Hard” by Steve Arrington, produced by Dam-Funk. The song’s laidback, funky feel completely coincides with Damon’s day-to-day attitude!.
Quentin’s choice showcases his interests, since it’s a website called psdGraphics, which features awesome Photoshop templates and backgrounds. The templates and backgrounds are vividly colored, sleek, and the license to get them all is under 12 bucks.
Jaspar’s link this week is an interesting article from TechCrunch about a possible alternative to Facebook. The company, Altly, aims to provide another way for people to use social media, without as many privacy concerns and confusing options. We’ll see how it goes!.
The End of Blippy
Bryce’s pick tells the tale of the downfall of a social media website called Blippy. The TechCrunch article discusses Blippy primarily, but it’s interesting to see that what happened to Blippy happens to many other companies every year. Apparently adding the social media aspect to a company doesn’t make the company fail proof!.
How Ashton Invests in Tech Companies
Jenny’s pick is a surprising video and story from TechCrunch about Ashton Kutcher’s requirements for investing in technology companies. As Jenny said, “Ashton Kutcher’s a lot smarter than he looks!”.
LinkedIn Stock Soars
Jarred chose to break the trend of sharing links from TechCrunch, and instead provided us with an article from NPR about LinkedIn’s stock soaring because of high levels of interest in social media companies. LinkedIn is a great example of social media done right!.
Margaret’s link is a funny CollegeHumor video, which features a faux Comedy Central Roast of Facebook. It takes the current social media environment and popular culture and brings them together in the form of a hilarious parody video!.