‘Tis the season to get all nostalgic, so as we hit December I have compiled the first ever Manifest review of the year. It’s been a crazy one, including the world’s smallest HD camcorder, the world’s most alcoholic beer, the world’s smallest protest and the world’s first monster supply store. So, without further ado – here are Manifest’s highlights of 2010:
The new McDonald’s ads are gathering online attention rather rapidly. Mostly down to the lead ad featuring a Dad and his (unbeknownst to him) gay son.
The great British election is a funny beast. Set in it’s battleship-grey suit and mismatched tie, it plods onwards with a familiar gait – boring everyone into submission through dire party election broadcasts utterly devoid of creativity (and usually, policy).
2010, however, was going to be different. 2010, it was said by many, ‘will be the first social media election’. ‘We’ll do an Obama’ was the battle-cry of the pallid campaign men.
This video is the fourth in a series of annual reports on media convergence. The statistics are great (although very USA-centric) and the message is clear – the social media revolution is no longer ‘the next big thing’, it is a phenomenon happening now.
The most interesting soundbite it pulls out suggests that what fits inside our pockets now will, in 25 years, fit inside a blood cell.
What do you think?
Hitler does NOT like it when Twitter goes down.
I’m in San Francisco at the moment at the global HQ of Flip Video – so will post some more relevant missives soon.