Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Is this the first Twitter-com?

Today I have started following @needygirlfriend and @aloofboyfriend who's banal banter to each other has me cringing with thoughts of "OMG I've done that" and has me laughing with thoughts of "thank god I never said that out loud".

The 'couple' are new on Twitter and I'm not sure who they are, if they are actually a couple or if they have been planted by an advertiser.

In her bio @needygirlfriend states "I just think this relationship could use more holding." Whilst @aloofboyfriend aptly says "What's up? I'm just chillin'. Whatever."

Irrespective of who they are or where they came from, they are entertaining. It is like working at home with Gossip Girl on the TV (yes, guilty as charged).

What I find interesting about this pair is that if they have NOT been planted by an advertiser it is a brilliant way for a client to jump on board the Twitter bandwagon - by launching a Twitter 'TV' program.

It reminds me a little of the old school radio sitcoms where you were privy to the conversation but not to the body language or appearance of the actors.

The benefit is, that once you have recruited the followers you can speak to them at set times of the day and start to build up a routine. I wonder if this will happen with @aloofboyfriend and @needygirlfriend resulting in 'appointment to watch/hear Tweeting'.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

How cool is this?

Its been awhile since I've posted because well... sadly work got in the way of curiosity. Anyway the new year has brought with it some breathing space and time to be curious again.

So - how cool is this?

I found it on Katie Chatfield's blog Get Shouty

It is a poster that requires interaction to complete. The back of the poster is covered with ink which you need to rub on the front side to reveal the image.

I think it gives a new meaning to print as an interactive medium.