Bruce Clay Blog : 2/40 : Fun StuffApril 30, 2012
Got a few minutes to be inspired by technology today? Can’t stomach another how-to post or dramatic Google-focused news story — or is that just me? Monday started off feeling a bit more “Mondayish” than I would have liked, and I’m sure many of you are feeling the same way (quiet down, eternal optimists).
If you’re anything like me, it’s easy to become caught up in the details of this tactic or that strategy to the point of losing sight of the bigger picture. That’s why I love TED Talks and it’s also why I love technology — because it’s part of something bigger … even if I have to be reminded ever so often. Today, I found the inspiration I needed in some very moving, tech-focused stories via TED Talks, and I wanted to share those with you.
The following three videos each talk about a different type of medium in tech — texting, blogging and apps — but they have a common thread: connecting people, sentiment and action in new, life-changing ways.
Read more of Be Inspired by Technology, Not Irritated by It.
December 23, 2011
We had a Secret Santa gift exchange this morning and wouldn’t you know, Bruce got just what was on his wish list! A Shake Weight! This is Bruce’s “how did Santa know?!” face. Our gift to you!
December 16, 2011
Audience: Friday Recap enthusiasts
Estimated reading time: How long do you want to goof off?
It’s been a bit since we’ve done a Friday Recap. We know how much you all anticipate these things, so we hope it didn’t throw you off or cause confusion about whether or not Fridays actually happened in the past month. Well I’m here to tell you (not Rebecca Black), that it’s Friday, and here’s your Friday Recap!
Read more of Friday Recap: “I Had the Timeline of My Life” Edition.
December 13, 2011
Audience: Eternal optimists
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
It may be the time of year but I can’t help but be hopelessly optimistic about the future. From the look of my Facebook and Twitter feed, I know I’m not alone in this feeling. Let’s frolic a moment in the rosy revelry brought on by glittering lights, the promise of presents and brandy-warmed bellies.
Public outlook on the Internet seems more overwhelmingly positive than usual. Stories are cropping up on everything from increased consumer spending this season, signs of moderate economic growth, online ad spend blooming in the new year, and the upward trajectory of online marketing fluency by businesses of all sizes.
Read more of 3 Little Life Reminders to Brighten Your Biz Outlook.
November 4, 2011
I’m coming off the high of hobnobbing with sexypants DJ Flula last night. That’s Gracie and me at Avalon with our favorite YouTube comedy star killing the camera with a blue steel stare. This is right before he went to prep for his MC duties, a ritual he described as staring at himself in the mirror and crying. They say comedy comes from a dark place.
But I’m not here to bum you out, man. That’s what Monday’s for, and we’re about to roll into the weekend so sink your earbuds into this!
Read more of Friday Recap: Uplifter Edition.
October 31, 2011
Bruce Clay, Inc. wishes you a spooktacular day! View all our Halloween pics on flickr.
October 28, 2011
Happy Friday, boos and ghouls. If you <3 Halloween as much as I do, you already have your two+ costumes ready for the festivities. I, for one, am relieved that the whole bite-size candy thing is going away in less than a week (Bruce, please stop filling your candy dish up after Monday. K thanks).
Read more of Friday Recap: Sugar Attack Edition.
October 21, 2011
You come here on Fridays for one very good reason: to be entertained. I can’t promise to go as far as BCI’s BFF YouTube sensation DJ Flula to keep viewers, or in this case readers, happy. But I will use the next 500 or so words to try to seduce a smile from you.
Just a week and a half before Halloween! I’ve taken it upon myself to construct Daily Candy’s Halloween-themed playlist with YouTube videos, so feel free to turn up the volume and get grooving to some monstrous mood music.
Know what puts me in a good mood? Yoga, a massage and laundry service, am I right? All in a day’s work for employees at Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other Internet giants.
Read more of Friday Recap: Tastes Like Onions Edition.
October 7, 2011
Ahhh, Friday. You make me very happy. You know what else makes me happy? Virginia was nice enough to share with me all the things that happened this week for today’s Friday Recap. Because some weeks, I am a cave-dweller. I’m glad Virginia is still cool enough to keep us going this week.
Read more of Friday Recap: Virginia’s Musings Edition.
September 9, 2011
In the immortal words of Rebecca Black:
Gettin’ down on Friday
Everybody’s lookin’ forward to the weekend
Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Partyin’, partyin’ (Yeah)
Fun, fun, fun, fun
Do a little partying for me while you’re at it. I’ll be getting myself in gear for SMX East next week. Lisa Buyer and I have committed ourselves (and I do mean straight jacket committed) to liveblogging 15 sessions during the week. Plus I’ll be reviving my roving reporter role for SEM Synergy along with keeping dates with some of my favorite industry and Gothamites.
Read more of Friday Recap: Remembrances, Dreams and Decisions Edition.