2013. I predict this is going to be one lucky year. One free of economic cliffs, gun violence and war in the Middle East. We need to think positive because the only thing that stops positive thinking is negative thinking or something like that. But here are a few of my predictions:
• I see a rise in the number of Americans crossing the Canadian border to indulge in their Twinkie fix.
• I predict that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will decide that she likes dogs after all and because of this change in heart she will be re-elected.
• Exousia Gold Luxury Water that sells for $24,000 a bottle will be caught in an “urine into water” scandal yet will bounce back with mass marketed machine that will allow people to DIY.
For 2013, my new project focuses on classified ads and the usual items that people post. Inspired by various sources I will choose a category and create a vidoodle based on one of the ads. I will also be posting my own classifieds online, all over North America, so if you happen to be hunting for a bargain you just might stumble upon one of my ads. For this project we’re launching a new mobile site, www.vidoodles.com that is designed for watching videos on your mobile device, the ideal viewing situation.
Published December 1, 2013
Have you ever noticed that men only refer to their partners as “the wife”? I’ve never met a woman who says “the husband”.
Posted November 1, 2013
Lady Macbeth had this problem as well. “Out, damned spot! out, I say!” – Macbeth Act 5, Scene 1 Under a microscope, one can imagine, even the vomit, feces and urine from a pet has the potential to create a kaleidoscopic, psychedelic universe. These micro cosmos ignited by the enzymatic reactions of pet stain remover […]
Posted October 1, 2013
Since gay marriage is not yet legal in Thailand, this is for men only. The month of October had higher traffic than most months with a total of 116 visitors to the site. Of this total, there were 101 unique visits and 16 return visits. Perhaps the promise of escape is particularly alluring to those […]
Posted September 1, 2013
Every house has its’ ghosts. Generally classifieds are straightforward: something for sale, looking for a specific item, job postings, etc. Then there are classifieds that are anonymous sounding boards, a place to air one’s opinions. Since beginning this project I have established some guidelines for my selection process. I would not pick ads that I […]
Posted August 1, 2013
Emoticons: Do people really know what they mean? This month’s video saw a total of 75 visitors to the mobile website, Vidoodles.com. Similar to last month, there were 40 new visitors and a returning 35. The video ad was placed in the “announcements” or “items to trade” section of 55 different online classified sites. As […]
Posted July 1, 2013
Sometimes closure is the most important thing. Armed with a new email address, the month of July saw an increase of traffic to the mobile website. There were 40 visitors in total with approximately 60% new visits. The classified ad was posted on 19 new online classified sites internationally under the Announcements or the Events […]
Posted June 1, 2013
Mener la belle vie Continuing my exploratory research from last month, I decided to try another social media experiment. Usually on the first of every month I tweet and Facebook the new video posting. However on June 1, I was too preoccupied with the events in my immediate vicinity to virtually reach out to anyone. […]
Posted May 1, 2013
Some people’s gains are other people’s losses. I am now almost half way through “The Classifieds” project. On one level, I see this project as a reflection of the anonymity of online social media interaction and an experiment in what draws people to follow a digital trail of breadcrumbs. In some ways this project has […]
Posted April 1, 2013
you may not think you need one, but… I was inspired to make ”Spiritual Alignment Coach” after I came across a classified ad in the Creative Services section. This poorly written ad offered “spiritual alignment” services to people who found themselves in astral states of confusion and had prophetic dreams. Personally I have never found myself in need […]
Posted March 1, 2013
Could this be you? “You Were Drunk” was inspired by an ad placed under the Missed Connections section of the classifieds. The ad was posted by a young man who received a silver chain from an intoxicated woman at the Wrong Bar during a Joy Orbison show. His desire is only to return the jewelry […]