All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘2011’

YouTube’s Most Viewed Food Videos, 2011 Edition

Some people regard the end of a year as an opportunity to plot the changes they’d like to make in their lives in the upcoming new year. Some people feverishly plan to get wasted on New Year’s Eve. Some people don’t care about the transfer into another year. If you happen to work in the media, the impending end of …

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The Year In Gaming in Under Two Minutes

Once again, the gaming industry has proved itself to be most viable, especially with titles like Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim making huge dividends in regards to sales. In fact, these titles did as much, if not more business than other arms of the entertainment industry, especially for popular titles. If you need an example of just how …

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StumbleUpon’s Most Stumbled Upon Content Of 2011

StumbleUpon has put together a year-end compilation, giving us a glimpse of what people have been stumbling upon throughout the year. This year, StumbleUpon introduced the “explore box,” which gives users a way to stumble through content based a topic keyword of their choosing. The top terms from that feature have so far been (and it’s unclear whether this is …

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New Year’s Eve Google+ Style

Singer songwriter Daria Musk is hosting a worldwide Google+ On Air Hangout to ring in the New Year. In a Google+ update, she pitched her idea as follows: 1. I host a Hangouts-On-Air broadcast ’round the clock on New Years Eve. 2. You join from around the world at midnight in your time zone!! 3. Add yourself to this Google …

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2011: Year Of The (Google) Panda

Perhaps the biggest story line in Internet search this year has been the ongoing saga of the Google Panda Update. Let’s recap, and look ahead to next year. Has Panda been the most significant thing to happen in search this year to you? If not, what was? Let us know in the comments. At the beginning of the year, there …

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Best Google Doodles of 2011

When you think about it, Google Doodles are some of the most-viewed artwork around. The basic formula is simple: Take a significant event for the date in question and spell “Google” in an artistic but (mostly) still recognizable fashion. But Google has a knack for these little Doodles, and people just eat them up. And there have been some pretty …

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How Can Google Help Your Website in 2012?

Google uses Google+ probably more than anyone else out there (except for maybe Robert Scoble), and regardless of whether or not you have added it to your daily social networking routine, it continues to provide a great channel for getting to know Google better. That doesn’t just go for helping your search rankings (which it can), but it provides a …

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Free Apps Bring The Gold In 2011

Every time I play a move on Words With Friends or tag a song with Shazam, I’m forever confronted with an ad somewhere in the process. I see an add, it gets tallied, and somewhere somebody earns a few more cents. Lately, it’s had me thinking a lot about the economics of this model and how free apps that display …

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YouTube’s Top 10 Ads Of 2011

So far, we’ve seen YouTube’s top videos of the year, and Nielsen’s top TV ads of the year. Now it’s time for YouTube’s top ads of the year. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, but the top TV ad of the year, according to Nielsen, happens to be the same ad as YouTube’s top ad of the year. That would, …

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Steve Jobs vs. Kim Jong-il: Ranking The Famous Deaths of 2011

While most of us come and leave this world with little fanfare, there are those among us whose passing, especially if untimely, captures hearts and headlines around the world. The death of a celebrity, or prominent public figure, just does something to people. A death can stir up fond memories, extreme hatred, or obsessive curiosity. Rank the famous deaths of …

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Android & iPhone Offer Time Square App For NYE

Watching television can be really tough sometimes. Watching television can be especially tough on New Year’s Eve. You gotta open your eyes, look in a direction and continue looking in that direction as you wait for the Times Square ball to drop at the stroke of midnight. Ushering in the infant year can be doubly exhausting if you’re sitting on …

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Top TV Ads of 2011 According to Nielsen

Nielsen has released a few top ten lists for the top TV ads of the year. The top most-liked new ad was from Volkswagen, and its Passat ad featuring a little boy dressed as Darth Vader. Here’s a look at the whole list: The top most-remembered branded integration with a drama/sitcom was Purell and The Big Bang Theory from October …

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