Carnival #FAIL, Sesame Street AR and a 55-gallon drum of lube

This may have been one of the longest four-day weeks that I can remember. Maybe it was the leap year; maybe it was the snow in Boston. Sure the white stuff was a welcome surprise, making only its second appearance this winter. Looking forward to today as it’s a mental health day where I will just be kicking it and doing nothing at all before another weekend of house hunting. How was your week? Hopefully it was a good one. Enjoy this week’s edition of Five for Friday, have a good weekend and I’ll catch you Monday.

This amazing Sesame Street augmented reality playset will turn you into a kid again – I can’t lie, I am a big kid and am a big fan of technology. Over the past few years Sesame Street has been doing some really cool things with technology and new media, this playset is no different:

The Cruelty of Childhood Cancer – and What You Can Do – one of the biggest things that I fear as a father is having something wrong with my son or future children. So when I read this post from my friend Mark Story posted this story on his work with St. Baldrick’s I felt compelled to contribute and hope that you’ll do the same, no one wants to see kids suffer.

How I became Amazon’s pitchman for a 55-gallon drum of personal lubricant on Facebook – I am not going to lie, but this story made me laugh my ass off. On one hand it shows the power of Facebook’s ad platform and sponsored stories and on the other, how sharing can make you the pitchman of personal lubricant.

Carnival Cruise Lines Silent About Latest Accident– I see a lot of things that would be classified as social media fails,

Yep that's the Carnival ship I met wifey on

most times its easy to shake a head and walk away. It just makes it harder to do when you have an emotional tie to a brand. In this case of this story it was Carnival Cruise Lines, the same company whose ship I met my wife on and had such regard for. Seeing their blatant lack of acknowledgement and deletion of comments regarding an accident and past pirate encounters on their social properties really pains me.

The Mounting Minuses at Google+ – at some point Google is going to have to do something about Google+. This can be a rebrand a search evolved or just a connective tool to their products. Currently the place is a ghost town, sure there are fanboys who see it as the “next big thing” but its state of relevancy in the social media space is relevant event to the Wall Street Journal.

8 Responses to Carnival #FAIL, Sesame Street AR and a 55-gallon drum of lube
  1. ginidietrich
    March 2, 2012 | 11:40 am

    NO WAY! Look at that Sesame Street demo. Holy cow that’s cool! I want to be a kid again. WOW!!

  2. Beamena
    March 2, 2012 | 11:42 am

    @ginidietrich Giniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!! =D your PINTEREST very PINTERSTING!! LOL big hug friend!!

  3. ginidietrich
    March 2, 2012 | 11:50 am

    @Beamena LOL! You goofball!

  4. jeffespo
    March 2, 2012 | 11:51 am

    @ginidietrich you are a big kid too 🙂

  5. MarkStory
    March 2, 2012 | 12:46 pm

    Thanks for the shout out @jeffespo .

  6. jeffespo
    March 2, 2012 | 4:27 pm

     @ginidietrich It is outstanding I want to be a kid again and just have people buying me cool stuff.

  7. jeffespo
    March 2, 2012 | 4:27 pm

     @MarkStory Any time buddy. Keep the good work rolling.

  8. ginidietrich
    March 2, 2012 | 4:33 pm

    @jeffespo I love that AR! So cool!

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