What cool things can HTML5 do?

wilderness downtown html 5Arcade Fire, an indie rock band based out of Canada, teamed up with Google to create an interactive music video online for their song “We Used to Wait.”  The video titled “The Wilderness Downtown” is a new idea which has spawned a few similar interactive videos from other musicians as it appears Arcade Fire may have started a new trend.  The video displays some of the capabilities of HTML5 as well as Google’s web browser Chrome.

Before the video begins you are asked to enter your address of the home where you grew up and after doing this the video will begin.  Multiple windows will popup and they are all used in the interactive video as it takes you through images of your old home to recreate the experience of your childhood.  Multiple images and video run without skipping a beat as you experience the video.  At the end of the video you will get to create a postcard writing to your younger-self with the idea of giving yourself advice already knowing what you will have gone through.

Arcade Fire plans to use the postcards in several different ways to keep their fans engaged as they tour across North America.  After watching this video I had to try several different addresses just to see how cool it really was.  Is this the new age of music videos? What do you think?

Conan’s back: and surfing the social wave

i'm with coco, conan o'brienMost of you know the story about Conan and how he was kicked off The Tonight Show only months after he became the host.  What you may or may not know is the new Conan.  He will be hosting his own show on TBS starting in early November, but he has already captivated an audience of millions before his show has hit their airwaves.  From viral marketing videos to his own blimp he has caught the attention of many and his most recent stunt may be the biggest of them all.

The Live Coco Cam was up and running for 24 consecutive hours last Monday and Tuesday.  The webcam was placed in the corner of a stairwell at their office to give viewers a “behind-the-scenes” experience.   Whether it was the dancing taco or the binge eating contest or any other random skit performed by the interns at the office, it sure was an experience.  The best part was that users were able to post comments on the site and staff members would read them and come onto the webcam and answer certain ones.  It really became an experience for everyone involved.

Before Conan was kicked off The Tonight Show he did little to interact and engage with his fans online.  But now he has a Facebook page and a Twitter account which has only added fuel to his fire.  He has taken his marketing efforts to a whole new level and with over 1.75 million followers on Twitter, people are listening.

World’s most awesomely bad Halloween costumes

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Alright, so I’m sure we’ve all seen our share of amazingly unabashed people sporting some pretty horribly awesome costumes this time of year. But today we found the motherload. I am honored and excited to introduce you to… WTFcostumes.com.

This site will literally offer you hours of entertainment. The best thing since PeopleOfWalmart.com! It’s a compilation of the most ridiculous Halloween costumes people have come up with. The greatest part is that many, if not most of them are very much homemade costumes.

Be warned, though, some are a bit disturbing – other just way out of control. Seriously, who sits around and comes up with these costume ideas? We thank you!

Our prediction for the hottest costume this year……. Old Spice Guy!

Who do you think you’ll see most often this Halloween night??