You come into my house?
Remember fish puns?
And yes. I’d like to think that Ciaran looked a little like this anteater when he hit the Tweet button.
Huge presidential Cheesegate
The headline ‘We got a look inside the 45-planning process that goes into creating a single corporate tweet‘ caught my attention this week.
It’s kinda what I do, albeit in a slightly more streamlined efficient way. Reading it, I was perplexed. Was this a clever satire of the social media manager? Or was it really a piece about how digital design and advertising firm Huge goes about ‘doing social’ for brands like President and Audi?
@a_little_wine was quick to point out that, yep, that is a genuine article, no sarcasm, irony or parody intended. Here’s the author, Aaron Taube, confirming that it is in fact a straight report rather than genius satire.
There are many things that got t’Interwebs giggling about this story, one of them was The Tweet That Took Two Months: at the time of writing, it had zero retweets and two favourites.
(Twitter loves a bit of irony and the Tweet now has achieved a bit more traction. President will be chuffed.)
My summary of this glorious event will never come close to that of @adcontrarian. So sit back, grab that fresh cup of coffee and enjoy his fantastic three-parter:
- The Soon-To-Be-Legendary 45-Day Cheese Tweet
- Cheese Tweet Damage Control
- Cheesegate: It Just Won’t Die
The thing to remember: not all social media managers are like this. Most of us can sort out a Tweet in, like, a month. Easy.
Pizza on a motherflippin train
Hungry funny man @IAmChrisRamsey found himself on a train to Newcastle with a hankering for pizza. Sadly, East Coast Trains don’t provide pizza on their trains. But, if you have over 270,000 followers on Twitter, standard menus don’t apply.
For a detailed look at how it all went down, Digital Spy have you covered. However, I couldn’t resist sharing these two tweets: Just look at how happy he is!
And of course, HUGE kudos to Dominos for making it happen.
Bits and bytes
- Is HuffPo jealous that the inane stuff celebs tweet gets more retweets and shares than the inane stuff HuffPo tweets? Answers in the comments below
- Stephen Fry thinks he has a doppelgänger thanks to Twitter joke gone viral
- LOL celebrated it’s 25th birthday this week. Aaaand I feel old.
Videos of the week
Google’s self-driving car. This was all over the news. In case you missed it, here’s their video showing it off. Me? I’m still waiting for my hoverboard, dammit.
Wall’s new idea cream ad wants politicians to say goodbye to serious. How appropriate…
Coke makes people work together if they want to enjoy their drink by creating a coke bottle that can only be opened by combining it with another coke bottle.