Researched Suggestions for Writing the Next Hit Song in America

A new study published in the Journal of Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts suggests that the most popular songs in American culture these days are increasingly about oneself, especially one’s angry or antisocial behaviour (DeWall, C. Nathan; Pond, Richard S., Jr.; Campbell, W. Keith; Twenge, Jean M., Mar 21 2011).

See the more complete and easier to read Miller-McCune article here.

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Great Love Songs #8 to #14 for February Facebook Meme

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In late January, I proposed a Facebook meme to share a love song a day for February that contains Valentine’s Day.

The first seven songs I had shared can be found through this link.

Below is the second set of seven great love songs of my list and some short commentary with each.

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Easy One Click Social Bookmarking for WordPress.com with AddtoAny Share Button!

Add to Any LogoKUDOS to the good people at Add to Any, the maker of the Share/Save Button to enable social bookmarking, who have created an amazing and easy one-click way for WordPress.com users to add social bookmarking to their posts!

Basically, the shake and bake of it is this. You drag an icon to your Browser Toolbar, drop it to make a button, write up your post as you would normally, click that button and voilà.

INSTANT SOCIAL BOOKMARKING!

AddtoAny Share This Button

AddtoAny Share This Button, for illustrative purposes only here (real Share button at end)

The Share/Save button appears at the end of your post! See the link above to the Add to Any Blog for the real deal!

It’s social bookmarking in as easy a solution as one can get, webware style or usage of the browser in a capacity of software application. I dare even say it’s easier than many of us probably imagined because this webware stuff is still a new concept to most people.

I’ve already tested it and I can tell you it works great! WOW!

This is a game changer or killer app for WordPress.com! Just think about having all those tens of millions of blogs and each of their posts social bookmark enabled for sharing! I hope AddtoAny’s servers are ready to handle all the new traffic!

I mean, compare one-click to the cumbersome 11 step process where you have to look at and transfer code, even if not write or modify any, which I had posted on March 2nd to do the same thing. OI! I feel so, so… GEEKY!

Mind you, it was worthwhile for me because many people have put the social bookmarking I enabled on my blog to use in the six weeks since to get me tons of traffic… not to mention getting a response from Pat, founder of AddtoAny.com. 🙂

But if you’re not convinced the one-click to enable social bookmarking is worth your while, have a read here as to why.

Just a slight commentary on the button in the toolbar installation, though. I had to put the AddtoAny for WordPress button in my Bookmarks bar in Firefox. I don’t know if that counts as a Toolbar but I couldn’t get it to go in the Toolbar where the Home and other buttons reside. The button was wide to label itself so I had to edit it to minimize its space, and there is as yet an icon to it like the nice one for the AddtoAny site if you had that as a bookmark.

But it’s early. I’m sure they’ll get to that icon soon. For now, I’m clicking on that button I had installed so easily, social bookmark enabling this post, publishing it and standing up to clap and start a standing ovation for the folks at AddtoAny (and Automattic, who own WordPress and might have cooperated to make this possible).

Ba-da-BING! Ba-da-BOOM!! BOO-yah!!!

BRAVO!!!

p.s. I have gone back to the old post and posted an N/A notice. Thanks, everyone at AddtoAny for the great work, as well as the acknowledgment! 🙂

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 6.6

Super Mario Bros Facebook Picture Tagging Meme

According to Wikipedia, the most sold video game ever is Super Mario Bros, whether alone or in all its subsequent upgrades. Even if you have doubts in Wikipedia, the numbers are so staggeringly wide in gap that they can’t be wrong in terms of order. Regardless, this Facebook tagging picture meme is for those fans of Super Mario Bros. I didn’t label the characters because if you play the game, you have to know the characters, whether they are friend or foe, what special powers they possess and how you can nullify or put it to use to succeed in the game. If you generally know all that, labeling the names is just wasted space.

Here’s how to get this graphic for your Facebook fun:

  • Click on the 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!

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.

facebooktagger stole this from me, it was stolen by facebooktagger, you know facebooktagger.

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Most Likely To… The Evolution of a Facebook Tagging Meme

Note: Since this posting, I have evolved Facebook picture tagging memes on my own ideas far beyond this concept I saw. My ideas involve real world and life actions rather than just associating ideas. They are listed under the Action memes category, involving what I call Facebook 2.0 tagging memes.

The pictorial Facebook tagging memes that have been going around in many variations seems to have evolved into that common high school year book feature, the Most Likely To… page. I saw one just hours ago, but it was so poorly done (mostly due to almost unreadable small type) I went and created my own, text, picture compilation and all. Here’s how to get it:

  • Click on the 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 or let them tag themselves.

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.

In case you don’t recognize some of the people in my new version, they are as follows, left to right:

  • Top: Peyton Manning, Wangari Matthai, Osama bin Laden, Paris Hilton, Jet Li
  • Middle: Pamela Anderson, Bob Dylan, Oprah Winfrey, the current Dalai Lama, Sue Johannson
  • Bottom: Claudia Schiffer, Martha Stewart, Bill Gates, Anna Nicole Smith, Barack Obama

You can Google these people if you want to know more about who they are, and maybe guess why I’ve put labeled each as such.

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