The other day Wpromote posted a piece giving “homage to the most fashion-forward women we know, the original geeks.” These “geeks” that were selected by Wpromote’s extraordinary PR woman, Maria Sass, have a couple of things in common: they are all fictional, and they are all (except for Daria and possibly the American Pie movie) from things actual geeks wouldn’t care about or watch. As a person with actual “geek” and/or “nerd” cred (noted below), I feel it is my duty to represent Wpromote in a positive Geek-Girl light. Simply putting together a list of fictional characters from mainstream movies and shows is not a very good way to represent the geek-girl culture. There are real women out there worth our time, respect, admiration, and worth looking-up to that have legitimate geek credentials… and I would like to highlight some of them. Felicia Day Felicia Day is the sparkle of … Continue reading
HOGWARTS: Which House Are You? httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0Z5_wipT2o Which Hogwarts House would you wind up in if you were to have the sorting hat placed on your head? Are you a brave Gryffindor, an ambitious Slytherin, smart Ravenclaw or a two-thumbed Hufflepuff? Watch this comedic clip in celebration of the Harry Potter craze to see what makes this young wizard worthy of being a Hufflepuff. First Ever Animated Tattoo – By K.A.R.L. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3qv2dSXQXk You might want to avoid this if you’re squeamish around needles, but it’s well worth looking at a tattoo in progress to see this cool experiment. Paris tattoo artist, K.A.R.L., uses a scan tag tattoo to integrate a YouTube animation with a real tattoo on the scared looking Marco. Also, viewers who watched the tattooing through a live feed on Facebook, have their comments included on the side of the video itself. Could this scan tag tattoo combination open … Continue reading
“Sometimes, geeks can be chic” concluded Anna Wintour in her five-word acceptance speech as she received the “People’s Voice” award at this years Webby Awards (always pithy, that one). If that is the case, we must give homage to the most fashion-forward women we know, the original geeks. Yes, these five ladies were nerds before it was cool to be one… if that makes any sense. Andrea Zuckerman, 90210 – Nothing says geek like coke-bottle glasses, big bangs, and unruly hair. Andrea was a dedicated high school student at West Beverly Hills High School (which was actually shot in Torrance, CA, just minutes from Wpromote HQ’s), who befittingly served as an editor of the West Beverly Blaze school paper. While her friends, you know, Shannon, Kelly, Donna and co., were consumed with attending parties and making out with boys, Andrea’s primary goal throughout high school was getting accepted to Yale. … Continue reading
The social signal revolution has begun folks… and not a moment too soon in my opinion. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I personally am not going to lament the loss of spammy garbage showing up in search engine results pages right next to my SERP query for “baby monkey riding pig” or “most effective way to remove a hamster from a mason jar”. Google has opened the floodgates with the release of Google+ and the people are primed and ready to take back the Internet, order in the universe is about to be restored. Now, you may think I’m being overly optimistic… and you’re probably right. For a few weeks now, people (mostly people involved in internet marketing) have been clicking the Google +1 button on websites and wondering where the geeks of Google are going with this “+1-derkind”. Our answer arrived mid last week when … Continue reading
The Google Plus Social Network httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FXn11l7TAI Facebook, you’ve got some competition! Watch how Google plans to rework the way our Internet society works and better integrate it into the way we live. What are your thoughts on the new social network? Summer Flash Mob httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2olPVhOPxA What better way is there to welcome summer of 2011 than with a 1,700 person flash mob? This massive event took place at a beach resort in Panama City. Songs included Pump It by Black Eyed Peas, Thriller by Michael Jackson, Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO and more! 4th of July for Math Nerds httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IauVhqUW3PQ In honor of our nation’s holiday, here are a few facts about the 4th of July! We wish you all a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!
If getting free quality links for your website was easy I would be writing this blog post from Bali. Obtaining free quality links does require hard work, but it is not impossible if you are using the right tools. In this blog I will be giving you a few relatively easy steps and great tools to jump start your SEO for free. I hate to start with such an obvious SEO step, but just about every company should have a blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube account. You can set up these four properties in under two hours, and if you set aside an hour a week to contribute to each of them, their function will be met. All these do is establish your company as a viable entity that Google and other search engines can use to confirm that you are a real person. If you skip these beyond simple … Continue reading