Dec 19, 2012

YouTube Rewind 2012 - Year in Review

YouTube Rewind 2012 has arrived and if you can bear through the Gangnam (Rewind YouTube) Style, it is pretty funny. Reviewing the top 10 videos of the year based on views, shares, searches, parodies, remixes and responses, find all the videos on

News on YouTube is huge! 2012 highlights in the infographic below, from the official YouTube blog.


Dec 9, 2012

Social Media Revolution 4 - Infographic 2012

Erik Qualman has produced his annual statistical infographic video on social media and the web.
Saw a few stats from last year, but I am very glad the Fat Boy Slim sound track has been kept.

Cannot wait for what next year has in stall for the internet:
  • 1 Billion “strong” on Facebook – 3rd largest country in the world.
  • Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30 years old.
  • Each day 20% of Google searches have never been searched before.
  • In 10 years, over 40% of the Fortune 500 will no longer exist.
  • Social Media is the number 1 activity on the web – yet Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Google are not welcome in China.
  • “What happens in Vegas stays on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube.”
  • The Ford Explorer launch on Facebook generated more traffic than a Super Bowl ad.
  • 1 in 5 couple meet online.
  • 3 in 5 gay couples meet online.
  • 1 in 5 divorces are blamed on Facebook.
  • Kindergartens are learning on tablets, not chalkboards.
  • 69% of parents are “friends’ with their kids on Social Media.
  • 92% of children under age 2, have a digital shadow.
  • Linked – a new member joins every 2 seconds.
  • Social gamers will buy $6 billion in virtual goods in 2013 – moviegoers only 2.5 billion in real goods (scary!).
  • YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world.
  • Every minute, 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube.
  • If Wikipedia were a book, it would be 2.25 million pages long.
  • 97% of Pinterst fans are woman!
  • 53% of people on twitter recommend products in their tweets.
  • 90% of consumers trust peer recommendations.
  • “Socialnomics" = Word of Mouth on Digital Steroids” – Erik Qualman.
  • New Yorkers received tweets about the east coast earthquake 30 seconds before they felt it.
  • We will no longer search for products and services… they will find us via social media – 93% of markers use social media for business.
  • The ROI of social media is that your business will still exist in 5 years.
  • Word of Mouth becomes World of Mouth.
  • Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Katy Perry have more Twitter followers than the entire populations of countries like, South Africa, Germany, Argentina, Canada and Turkey.
  • Babies in Egypt have been names Facebook and Twitter (that's crazy!).

Previous Social Media Revolution videos.

Dec 6, 2012

Internet Explorer 10 - IE Sucks

Internet Explorer, somewhat of a sincere angle on this video for the release of IE10. Not bad at all.

Nov 22, 2012

Low Flying Wingsuit Madness with Jokke Sommer

Highly worth the interview, because at 1:29 is possibly the longest, low flying wingsuit footage you've ever seen! Norwegian dare devil Jokke Sommer says, "I have accepted the part that, if I f*ck up I die". Cool sound track too, but no one seems to know who it's by.

Nov 15, 2012

Red Bull Kluge: The Athlete Machine

What a brilliant piece of work, Red Bull never seize to provide epic entertainment pleasure.

"Derived from the German adjective Klug (meaning "clever"), Red Bull Kluge combines complex machinery patched together with the energy and prowess of world-class athletes, to see what happens when physics gets physical."

Nov 1, 2012

Star Wars: Disney's Death Star Canteen

Death Star Canteen by Eddie Izzard is a golden oldie that cracks me up every time, enjoy!

...but is this how the future of Star Wars is going to look?

LucasFilm, the makers of Star Wars, founded and solely owned by George Lucas, has been purchased by Disney for $4.05 Billion! Some say Star Wars is not for kids and this is the death of Star Wars, the founder says it's a way to keep the films alive and in good hands. George explains that he wants to retire and "be a fan" for a change, watch the brief interview on Star Wars' future [here].

Oct 24, 2012

Iron Man 3 Official Trailer

Iron Man 3 - one man (and Pepper) against a strong army. Excited to see how this pans out.


Oct 20, 2012

Coke Zero and James Bond: Unlock The 007 In You

This is very cool, a Coke Zero vending machine offers customers the chance to partake on a short mission to receive James Bond Skyfall movie tickets. It only requests your name (for a clever reason) and then the fun begins. Don't blame me if you get the theme song stuck in your head for a little while.

Oct 18, 2012

Downhill Drifting on Three Wheels in Cape Town

BMX front with a go-kart sort of tail, perfect for carbon free suburban drifting, respect!


Oct 5, 2012

Facebook Ad Campaign - Brand Video

Although not mentioned in the video, Facebook's first ad campaign was created to celebrate the milestone of 1 billion monthly users, good idea around connectivity, very average execution.

Oct 2, 2012

Gangnam Style - Say You Don't Know The Dance!

Assuming you heard it by now, but the video is what I think has made PSY's Gangnam Style a 'hit'.
Video is now approaching 350 million views. Funny, watch it live, the South Korean fans sing along.

Aug 21, 2012

Dexter Season 7 Official Trailer

Dexter Season 7 looks like it's going to be an absolute cracker, as Deb learns the truth about her brother's dark passenger. I wonder if this will be the end? As with the previous seasons, I'm excited.

See some photos from the film set, here.

Aug 2, 2012

Aug 1, 2012

You Could Handwrite Your Google Search

It will soon be possible to search Google by writing on the display of a touch-screen device (Etch A Sketch). Some haters on the video comments, but I'd like to 'play' with it, being opt-in it's all good.

This guy is hardcore! Killing long tail keywords?

All you need to know about Google Handwrite, thoughts?

Jul 30, 2012

The Evolution of Drums with Gino Fabbri [and me]

Gino Fabbri, South African comedian and drummer, I dig this! Remember the Evolution of Dance? It's approaching 200 million views. The Evolution of Drums brings back good memories for me... Insanely cool compilation, recorded by smartphones, apparently, with a song selection of note, nicely done! All the classic 80's tunes, even some Johnny Clegg, Nirvana and Shakira's WakaWaka. I'm not just saying this, but it is rad, right to the end. Don't know how he remembers the order or feels the timing!

The good memories? 'Did You Know'... throughout school and studies, drums were a huge part of my life. Always liked them, always will, just not playing nearly as often these days. In grade 5, I started saving for a drum kit, the income was much smaller back then, so things took a while longer for a purchase of this size. Had to be a quality drum kit from the start, to avoid wanting a better one at a later stage, musical instruments are like that. In grade 7, I bought my drum kit, Pearl Export series and it has been with me ever since. I was in a band with two of my mates, Charl and Tim, we were the punk rockers of our world :) having a GOOD laugh right now going down memory lane, good times, some things change, playing music always rocks. I managed to find some pics:

Rocking... or was I? That t-shirt definitely was!

Jul 22, 2012

Ducati Motorcycle Showreel 2012

Ducati, a nice video featuring the 2012 motorcycle product range and some racing highlights.


Jul 17, 2012

Nissan Leaf's Cheap Twitter Taxi

Nissan Leaf ran a free taxi service to demonstrate cheap travel (big turn on). Their electric powered engine is said to be 6 times cheaper than petrol. Passengers tweeted their destination & #6XCheaper.

Jul 15, 2012

Lego Plays Star Wars Theme Song

20 thousand Lego pieces used to play the Star Wars theme song. The huge organ with four Star Wars worlds, traveled to the launch of Star Wars 3D, where people could play it. The experience was fully integrated for the digital audience, who could order Lego pieces from mobile and micro sites, brilliant. Enjoy the Star Wars feat. Lego remix.


Jul 11, 2012

Ken Block and DC Shoes Present Gymkhana 5

Ken Block's playground in San Francisco, driving his 2012 Ford Fiesta with 650 horsepower, which does 0 to 100km/h in 1.8 seconds. Video seen over 8.5 million views in just two days, what a legend!

Travis Pastrana makes an appearance

Related Posts:

Ken Block's Facebook and Twitter.

Jul 9, 2012

NAB Rewards Honest Shoppers With Fame.

National Australian Bank (NAB) turn honest people into mall celebrities. True ending, but a great job, even though it's difficult to have the words honesty and bank make sense in the same sentence.

Jul 3, 2012

Salta Rugbeer Vending Machine

Salta Province, northwest Argentina, the New Zealand of Argentina! 'Chicken' meter indicates tackle strength, when the green light is reached, purchased beer drops out, because it's, "better to tackle for a beer". 332 tackles in one night and a 25% increase in sales across pubs is very well done.

Jun 25, 2012

My Mountain Bike Story [UPDATED]

Since my early school days, I went through skateboarding, rollerblading, bodyboarding and BMX'ing stages, with wakeboarding and skiing, have been down the Orange River four times, completed the Argus three times and was brought up with camping and the outdoors since age 4 (learnt to ride a bicycle on a camping trip). From age 16, I was driving a scooter and age 17 a motorbike. All the extreme stuff excited me. Grade 7, BMX days, we went as far as leaving a pick and shovel on Signal Hill and went everyday after school to build dirt jumps, ended being an epic little figure-of-8 track.

One of my goals for this year was to be more active, i.e. get back into doing an adrenaline seeking sport. June last year, I got back into bodyboarding and am loving it, but the drive to go surf started weakening with winter. At the beginning of the year, while sitting around a fire with some mates, we decided, mountain biking would be it! I got looking for a bike as soon as we were back in town.

Jun 21, 2012

BOS Ice Tea Vending Machine in Cape Town

The Twitter powered, sampling, vending machine! Bev is parked in Wembley Square until tomorrow Friday, 22 June. "Enjoy your BOS Ice Tea, says Bev (robot voice)".

Jun 20, 2012

Jun 14, 2012

Flight: Movie Trailer Starring Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, "my man", is back with what looks like another great action movie, following after Safe House, appears he flips planes and does the 'impossible'. Usual drama story, but looks good.

Jun 13, 2012

Jun 12, 2012

Dubstep Dance Awesome People

Dubstep, wub wub wub! Tell me you could take this dude on a dance floor? Thought not, cool track.
Song: Russian Lullaby - Butch Clancy

... from the Awesome People compilation video below (excuse the song), but insane talent!

Jun 8, 2012

Toyota Etios Test Drive

Toyota Etios - Here to make you Smile (like the grille)! A test drive, where Stop signs say, Smile.

Check out images of the very awesome, "Tweet for Sweets" activation in Cape Town (video below via).

Jun 6, 2012

Toyota iQ Helps Google Street View

A really clever, value added and inviting campaign. Smart car, Google, do something in South Africa?
Submit & tag roads, view maps, book a test drive, 'Toyota iQ completes Google Street View.
Pity it's only in Belgium.


Jun 5, 2012

Nando's Diversity Xenophobia Ad

Nando's #Diversity campaign. Quality humour to a serious topic. Classic ending. In my opinion.
Pop up soup kitchens were set up in parts of South Africa affected by xenophobia, Cheesekids.

"Real South Africans love diversity" - all for 2 new items; peri-crusted wings and trinchado.

May 30, 2012

New Kilian Martin Skating Video

Another epic video from Kilian Martin. Old school tricks like no one else is pure "Art on Wheels".


May 24, 2012

Clifton Trawler Time Lapse

Shot over 4 days with a Canon 5DMKII and a 24-70mm f2.8, by Rory
"There were three attempts to pull the Eihatsu Maru out, two of them failing with the rope snapping and the third being a success. The diesel on the Japanese trawler, which was also carrying fish, had to be pumped into a bladder on the beach to decrease its weight, making it easier to pull out.. 
The diesel was offloaded, a stronger towing point was welded to the rear of the ship and she was pulled out at high tide on Friday the 18th May 2012." Great job on the video, Rory! via
Three articles covering the events from the N.S.R.I: 1, 2, 3

May 18, 2012

Lynx Anarchy Invisible Ad

Lynx Anarchy launched their first female fragrance in Sydney with the world's first invisible ad. Using LCD screens, sexy and silly visuals were only visible through polarised sunglasses, for him and her.



Apr 23, 2012

Tipp-Ex Hunter and Bear are Back!

Tipp-Ex celebrate the birthday of their first bear encounter, select your year and enjoy the response.
"46 different scenes available and 8 scenes that will require interactions" - via

Apr 19, 2012

TNT is Dramatically Correct

TV channel, TNT, go crazy in Belgium flashmob. Just shy of 25 million views in 8 days!

"We Know Drama"

Apr 10, 2012

Magnum Pleasure Hunt 2 - You Game?

The epic Magnum Pleasure Hunt online game is back for round 2 with a new treat!
Left and right arrow keys, space bar to jump,  PLAY -

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Mar 14, 2012

Little Cape Town

A must watch, absolutely awesome video by Timmy Henny, inspired by Sam O'Hara.

A cool time-lapse of the people & surf on Camps Bay Beach (via MyCityByNight).

I love this city...

Feb 28, 2012

Feb 24, 2012

Feb 1, 2012

Winter X Games 2012 History Made!

Extreme, action sporting history was made this week in Aspen, at the Winter X Games 2012:
Shaun White scores a perfect 100 on the Superpipe. Such an epic run! He takes you step-by-step.
Health Frisby lands the first ever front-flip on a snowmobile, during a Best Trick heat.

Follow the @XGames

Jan 31, 2012

BMW Projection Mapping South Africa

BMW South Africa (iLogic) created an interactive gaming experience using Tablets, projection mapping and Facebook Connect. The prize? One of six Mission Impossible 4 model cars, per venue. Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Plettenburg Bay, ±105,300 race results shared on Facebook.

Jan 19, 2012

The Bark Side: VW Super Bowl Teaser 2012

"This video is not part of the actual 60-second spot that will be aired during the game. The Bark Side teaser was created to hint toward some of the exciting elements and characters that will be in the Super Bowl spot. Keep an eye out for our 2012 Game Day commercial  it will all make sense" - AdWeek

Yes, this 'canine choir' are woof'ing the Imperial March, Darth Vader theme song from Star Wars. How many characters can you identify? A nice continuation from last year's The Force and Black Beetle (YouTube takeover version) Super Bowl ads. It seems users will be able to create an 'intergalactic invite' for a Game Party in a Star Wars title crawl style, from the 27th of Jan. 
"Feel the force of German engineering"

See the Volkswagen, intergalactic invite teaser message!

Jan 12, 2012

Wimpy Braille Burgers for the Blind

A truly outstanding campaign! The goal was to let the blind community know that Wimpy offered braille menus in all their restaurants. Just 15 braille burgers were made (sesame seeds), but the message reached more than 800 thousand visually impaired people. I love their smiles.


Jan 11, 2012

Google Search, Plus Your World

Google Search, making results and your experience more personal. New developments are:
  1. Personal Results, which enable you to find information just for you, such as Google+ photos and posts—both your own and those shared specifically with you, that only you will be able to see on your results page; 
  2. Profiles in Search, both in autocomplete and results, which enable you to immediately find people you’re close to or might be interested in following; and, 
  3. People and Pages, which help you find people profiles and Google+ pages related to a specific topic or area of interest, and enable you to follow them with just a few clicks. Because behind almost every query is a community. 

 Find screen shots and everything you need to know on the Official Google Blog.

Jan 5, 2012

Nitro Circus 3D Movie Trailer

Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus crew announces what looks like a "lepicdary" (legendary & epic) new 3D movie. Release dates aren't confirmed yet, but I cannot wait! Twitter hashtag is #NITRO3D.