The Occupy Movements around the world are constantly clamouring about how they represent 99% of the people. Yet, the math shows they don’t even have 1% support anywhere you look. Try this simple exercise.
If you’re here because this blog post title disgusted you and you wanted to see what the hell this was all about, ready to give me some crap for it, then you got the point I’m about to make.
Yahoo! needs to change its branding scheme with its news stories.
Yahoo! has this branding design of putting its brand name after a story headline on your browser tabs. So when there’s a negative story headline that’s short enough to fit the headline and the Yahoo! brand onto a browser tab, it’s rather “inappropriate”. An example is shown above in the graphic, with the red box provided by me to highlight, regarding a story at the time of posting about two children being found dead in Calgary. The result is a browser tab labeled
Two children discovered dead – Yahoo!
Now, if Yahoo! has branded you well, like it has to me and tens, if not millions of hundreds of others, you’d have read that statement as two children discovered dead, with a cowboyish, rowdy banjo supported yaHOOOO-ooooo!!! yodel like at the end of the commercials below.
It’s “a little inappropriate”, to say the least, and definitely disturbing, though kudos to their ad agency for the great commercials that branded them so well inside my head. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to get some therapy. If it costs too much, or if it happens again, I’m going to make they run a story one day soon that will show up on my browser tab as
Blogger successfully sues Net giant – Yahoo!
p.s. If you think the example I provided is rare, think again. Think of it as playing the lottery in terms of headline length and the tab length pending your monitor and viewing size. First, how many negative stories are there each day that a Yahoo! following it could make the reading “inappropriate”? For each one, how many users with various monitor and viewing sizes might read it? Not hard to imagine this happens numerous times each day. Even if it’s not that common, ask the branding machine how it likes the possibility happening at all.
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 7.9
I created these tagging challenges for fans of North American professional football, or people who know lots of those fans. The tagging challenges can be done on Facebook, MySpace, LiveJournal or other platforms where you can tag people on pictures.
The idea is to see how diverse is the group of football fans you know, and how does that compare to your fellow football loving friends. It’s no fun if everybody supported the team you supported, you know!
- Pick a Facebook tagging meme of your choice based on the leagues below: National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL) and Arena Football League (AFL).
- Tag one person you know whose favourite team is represented by the team logo. It has to be that person’s favourite team as you can’t tag a person twice on the same photo.
- How many teams can you tag? And how does this compare to your friends who might have done this same challenge?
Here’s how to get these graphics for your tagging fun:
- Click on a picture below to get it at full size.
- Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
- Upload it to your Facebook profile.
- Tag your friends!
Fancy yourself quite the social sports fan, or this isn’t your sport? Try the same Facebook tagging challenges for:
Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.