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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Why Twitter shouldn't sell right now



Lately on Twitter I have seen a lot of different people posting about how Twitter should sell to different companies. The main company most people think Twitter should sell to is Facebook. This seems like a good idea because both seem to mesh well together and both are growing quickly and have such a user base.

In reality Twitter may have a lot of users and may be growing every day but it isn't quite ready to be sold. Facebook has been around for a long time and allowed for enough development to be sold. Facebook had ad space and implementing even more ads and different things was much easier then it would be for Twitter.

At this moment Twitter has not broken into ad space. This is great for us users and has been a positive in the growth. Times are rough in the Economy though and at some point this will have to change. Especially with the rate that Twitter is growing at.

The big question is HOW can one advertise on Twitter? Well, many people have found using personal spam accounts and bots sending out links has worked for them. The issue here is Twitter is not seeing any money.

Twitter could put banners on the website but the majority of twitter users use either mobile devices or applications. Twitter could send out an ad every couple of tweets or every hour, but it could kill Twitter. Twitter just hasn't developed enough of a base of users to risk something like that.

Until Twitter can figure out a way to sell ad space and distribute it effectively it should not sell or even think about selling.

And if Twitter were to be sold to Facebook I assure you we would be spammed with so many ads about weight loss and crap that you would want nothing to do with Twitter anymore. So, all the people that think that Twitter should sell to Facebook I just have one thing to say to you... SHUT UP! Seriously, I don't want to see Twitter destroyed. Thanks!

Keep It Real
iEllie

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Movie Dry Spell

Sorry if this is ranty but, I love movies. It's a passion of mine (I know, you never would have guessed a girl that worked at Movie Gallery would be so movie obsessed).

The movie dry spell always seems to happen right after Christmas. For a month or so after Christmas most of the movies that come out are usually the movies that just don't have any right to be released. OR they have specific things that save them from being a total flop.

Last year I thought the spell would never end. Some of the movies released last year at this time were "Cloverfield", "Fools Gold", "Jumper", and "Step Up 2", by far not the best movies of the year and I think none of them are up for any awards.

Now some of you may not agree with my opinion on those particular movies but hear me out. "Cloverfield" was "Godzilla" in present day New York mixed with "The Blair Witch Project." It was great in theaters but in retrospect not a strong movie. "Fools Gold" had two strong Actors but the story did not deliver. "Jumper" was an OK movie. "Step Up 2" it was a sequel to "Step Up" need I say more?

The point is that it seems there are only a few descent movies that come out at this time of year. It's the time for flops.

The Summers and Holidays are always filled with the movies that will entice people to go see a movie and here and there a film worthy of an award. But looking back on 2007 and the last month I noticed just how many awful movies come out every year! I understand some of it has to deal with taste, and age, but sometimes it really is just a crappy movie.

I blame crazy producers in Hollywood who think that throwing a famous name onto the Poster we will work no matter what. Or manipulating a persons faith or belief to make millions on a movie about faith and religion (which is why I refuse to go see religious movies in theaters).

If I could ask the big shots in Hollywood one thing, I would ask them to stop, and ask themselves, "Am I a good gatekeeper for movies?"

And to the viewers of movies, ask yourself "Do I want to support craptastic movies that could be hindering the release of a GOOD movie?"

Thoughts on this? Leave me a comment below.

Keep It Real
iEllie

Sunday, January 11, 2009

An Evening with Kevin Smith




If you have never seen "An Evening with Kevin Smith" and you are a Kevin Smith fan then you should watch it. Grant, HO, Burt, and I were watching it last night and there is this particular story Kevin Smith tells about dogma and a protest he did against the movie. Here is the clip from "An Evening with Kevin Smith". After you watch it you have to watch the clip that he is talking about below. If you like it you should go buy this movie :)



Here is the actual Protest:


Also, be sure to check out "An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder" It's just as awesome!



Both are only $14.99 on Amazon.

Keep It Real
iEllie

Friday, January 2, 2009

American Idol Season Premiere & The Slap Chop

American Idol Season Premiere Tue. & Wed., Jan. 13 & 14 at 8/7c!

Hey Friends!

Back in August I participated in a local audition for the popular Fox TV show American Idol. Although I did not continue on I was told they might use my tape on the show. Everyone be sure to watch on January 13th and 14th for my EPIC Rick Rolling audition. Here is the video I made back in August just for fun :)



Also I wanted to post this video that relates to my previous post. Chris W left a comment talking about a product called the Slap Chop. I had not seen this one but it has Vince from the ShamWow commercials. I looked it up on YouTube and had to share it with you all. It is hilarious!

Enjoy: