Category : Just For Fun

Do You Know Your Brands?

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@acupples–Save Money. Live Better—What did you just say?

That’s what I asked my 6 year old when he said Save Money. Live Better after I said “We need to go the supermarket”. Quick Quiz. Do you know what company uses that slogan/tagline? Walmart

That got me thinking. With all the marketing dollars spent do you know the slogan/taglines of the major companies. Take a shot.

Match the company and slogan and let me know how you do…

AT&T
Verizon Wireless
American Express
BMW
Burger King
GEICO
McDonald’s

 “15 Minutes Could Save You 15% or More on Car Insurance”

“The Ultimate Driving Machine”

 “Do More”

“I’m Lovin’ It”

“Your World. Delivered”

“Can You Hear Me Now? Good.”

“Have It Your Way”

—-How did you do?

That may have seemed simple to some, if you want to test your skills further, see if you can pass these quizzes testing your knowledge of brand’s logos http://www.axonoid.com/quiz-guess-the-logos  or http://www.guessthelogo.com/!

MiFi: the ultimate wifi sharing!

As I was surfing Boston.com this morning, I ran into this: MiFi. WhatFi you ask? MiFi, offered by Verizon wireless, Fuses 3G cellular data with wireless WiFi router. Essentially, for all of the not-so-techie folks out the, Mifi means a small, lightweight, battery powered wireless device that can broadcast broadband internet to you and up to 4 friends in your immediate area (about 30 or 40 feet). So if your taking a family road trip and understand how nice it would be to enable the kids to have their own wireless internet lines (thus keeping the ambient noise to a minimum) you can probably appreciate the possibilities that this technology brings forth. For the techies out there who are wondering how this new device proves revolutionary, for one, although it does use the same technologies implemented in traditional WiFi routers, what it does create is the ability to build a full service, mobile work group. And at a pretty affordable price.

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The MiFi retails for $99.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and Verizons monthly service is about $60. I think this new implementation of WiFi technology will prove highly useful to not only personal users, but businesses as well. Companies often have more than one employee traveling together, a situation where with MiFi, all of the employees could work together on internal projects in the same way that they would back in the office (accessing files on a central server). The same potential that computer servers offer corporate American, now exists with WiFi mobile broadcasting as well.

Ok, so I’ve given my 2 cents. What do you guys think to say about it? And more importantly, how can it help you or your business

And also, do the name “MiFi” work? I mean after all the whole concept is sharing WiFi with others, not mi!

Tweets in Space

It’s official. The first Tweet from space has been sent, thanks to astronaut Mike Massimino.

Twittering in space? What could top that? Probably nothing, but here’s my top five wish list:

1. Mandated twittering from prison – Do you wanna know what Phil Spector had for lunch?  How about Manson’s daily work-out routine?  Now you can know on the go with PrisonTwitter!

2. Twittering from the womb – All those doctor’s appointments will seem unnecessary when you can follow your unborn child’s development via prenatal tweets. 

3. Twittering from the grave – conversely, keeping in touch with loved ones post mortem would also be pretty awesome. And creepy?

4. Twittering in your dreams – Your dreams might not come true but they’d probably make for some super entertaining tweets. Imagine this:

“Walked into my house but then it morphed into a supermarket,”

“going out with faceless man tonight. don’t worry, he brought the newspaper this time,”

“Just hanging out with Dwight and Jim and Alec Baldwin. Grandma remembered beers, thank god!”

5. Twittering with your mind – We whittle all thoughts down to 140 characters or less. How efficient we’d be. Publish thoughts by thinking of the “update” button.

And just for fun. This is what I was thinking of when I started this post:

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