Aug 052010
 

This is simply THE best parody of the JayZ / Alicia Keys track “Empire State of Mind” that you’re ever likely to see. Featuring the “small Welsh town of Newport” in South Wales it is simply brilliant.

Check it out for yourself if you haven’t seen it already:

It’s already received around 2.3 million views on YouTube, and has elevated the starring duo to pseudo-celebrity status in their home town. It featured on all the prominent media channels in the UK, including the BBC and Sky News, and received massive coverage in the press.

This is yet another example of how well-executed digital content can reach a massive audience, cross over into “traditional” media, which in turn drives more people back online, adding to the viral effect.

Everybody say “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch”!

Update: YouTube have taken down the video embedded above — but you can still see the original in all it’s brilliance by following the link bellow:

Newport (Ymerodraeth) State of Mind

Nov 202008
 

Flip Video Mino

I recently reviewed the Flip Video Mino over on the Gadget Republic website.

While I’m much more of a still photographer kind of guy, the small size, ease of use and sheer convenience of the Flip was great. And shooting at 640×480 @ 30 frames per second, the video quality was surprisingly good from such a tiny device.

I gave the Flip Video 4 out of 5 stars. Here’s a very brief summary of the review:

Rating: 4/5

We liked: Compact size, competitive price, ease of use
We didn’t like: Touch sensitive controls occasionally stick, software glitch on review model, USB attachment can be awkward, no image stabilising
Summary: The “must-have” gadget for social networking videophiles….

Don’t forget to check out the full review over on Gadget Republic.

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