Weird Al Yankovic is on fire. Great stuff. Both my wife and I thought it was a tad fast but in fact, it’s the right speed for its intended audience.
You should never write words using numbers, unless you’re 7 or your name is Prince.
Listen up when I tell you this: I hope you never use quotation marks for ’emphasis.’
Verbling takes the concept of video chat with randomly selected partners and gives it a wholly worthwhile purpose. Using Verbling, you can connect to native speakers of another language who also want to learn the language you speak natively.
For example, I speak English, but I need to brush up on my French. I can use Verbling to start a quick, 10-minute chat with a stranger. Half our video chat will be in English, and half will be in French.
What a great idea.
I have to say, my wife, who hates talking on the phone has been texting non-stop since getting my old iPhone. She even pulled me into it and I’ve been chatting for years. It is useful and no doubt less intrusive than a phone call at times.
OnPoint had a show on texting the other day. It’s worth listening to and commenting on: Texting Trends & Human Contact.
Tip: turn sound off on your phone, vibrate on, and then you can more easily ignore incoming stuff and deal with it in your own sweet time.
chat roulette from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.
Casey Neistat does a nice video on what Chatroulette is all about.
Kottke on Chatroulette
Jason Kottke reviews a new video conferencing site called Chatroulette (chat roulette). Connect with random people all over the world, no moderation, no rules, just a video and voice connection with god knows who or what on the other end. The site has no appeal for me but Kottke’s review of it is one of the best blog posts I’ve ever read. Read it, it’s funny as hell. If you have the guts to try Chatroulette let me know, I’d love to hear what you think.