I just had to share this with you.
No it's not about a researcher called Tal Yarkoni from Washington University in St Louis who contacted me about research he was doing on personality and blogging. Do you think I should have been offended that he contacted me on the day I told the world I swore at a police officer? There seemed to be a lot of questions about anger, poor impulse control and paranoia. Is this guy related to any of you? Just asking...
Anyway, I digress.
I'm excited .......for another blogger.
I was just looking at the list of winners of the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards and at the very end of the list was an award called User generated video - Barack Roll.
This video was done by a 24 yr old Aussie blogger, video producer and lawyer called Hugh Atkin (his blog has not been updated since the end of November so he's obviously very busy). This is a fantastic effort.
I posted a few of his videos on my blog last August and I am reposting these again so you can see them. You will notice in the comment section that Hugh made a comment (in August) which said, "it's always a very nervous thing uploading a video (to You Tube) and not knowing how people will react".
Well Hugh, it seems 'the people' may have reacted pretty positively given the five and a half million hits you've had and given you've just won a People's Choice Award. What an understatement!
The winning video is the first of the three featured.
Whether you like these types of viral videos or not, it does show what can happen when someone's 'work' gets discovered on the net and how quickly it can spread. How exciting is that!
So go forth bloggers and do great things.
Some of you just don't know how clever you are. Shelia I am looking right at you - you took us all by surprise and revealed your truly wonderful drawing talents on your blog today!! Bravo!!