Sunday, 31 October 2010

You will never win an Idiot.

No matter how hard you try it's impossible to win in a battle with an idiot!

Don't even try to argue! I have tried!
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Thanks to ALL my readers!

I am really happy to say that today this blog reached 3,000 visits (2,000 in October). So I would like to share with you some random stats from my blog, and say THANK YOU again for reading.

More than 2,000 readers are from Greece! Then we have USA and UK... but wtf Korea is doing there. I am wondering how did Koreans found my blog.

Most of my readers use Google Chrome (good for you, me too)

And the most interesting stats are your favorite posts!!

On the top there is a video from Ogilvy Greece - Greek Stereotypes! (love it)

Then a foto with advices om how to make a f**king good poster!

Some of my thoughts about Athens and how beatiful it is.

+ Some feedback for a social media campaign of a greek beer and 5th but not least! A song from a great Greek singer ;-)

Thank you very much. Keep reading my blog... and if you don't want to lose any post subscribe to my RSS feed by clicking here or with your mail on the right side of the blog!
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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Μπύρα ΦΙΞ στα Social Media / Ναι μεν, αλλά (Η επιστροφή)

Σε ένα από τα προηγούμενα post μου είχα αναφερθεί σε μία ιστοσελίδα που έφτιαξε η ΦΙΞ για να προωθήσει την μπύρα της. Πριν από δύο βδομάδες το αποτέλεσμα που είχα δει δεν ήταν ικανοποιητικό, σήμερα όμως που ξαναμπήκα είδα πολλές αλλαγές που κάνουν την ιστοσελίδα αυτή πολύ καλή. (Ελπίζω να συνέβαλα κι εγώ λίγο σε αυτό με το post μου)

Καταρχάς χαίρομαι που το έκανε μία εταιρία που έχει μία ελληνική μπύρα (και όχι Amstel και Heineken, από αυτές το περιμένω έτσι κι αλλιώς). Έτσι λοιπόν βλέπουμε στο ένα βίντεο που φεύγει από τα όριά του. Για να πιει μία μπύρα ο φίλος μας, βγαίνει από το παράθυρο του video και παίρνει μία ΦΙΞ από την διαφήμιση που είναι δίπλα. Πως γίνεται αυτό? Μπείτε στο και δείτε το μόνοι σας.

Περιμένω να δω και άλλες τέτοιες προσπάθειες, ακόμα πιο innovative και ακόμα πιο εντυπωσιακές!
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Thursday, 28 October 2010

Internet should be FREE for everyone, everywhere!

I am tired of videos or website that are restricted to specific countries. Internet is public, and everything that is on internet is global and should do not be hiden.
I am not talking only about videos from VEVO, or the How I Met Your Mother episodes on CBS. I am talking about Iraq, China, Turkey and all these countries that ban the most popular websites in their territory.

Give FREEDOM to people!
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

How to make a F**king good poster!

Some fucking good advices on how to create a fucking good poster. Get inspired!

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How to blog while you browse on facebook.

For a long time I have been looking for a tool that will make my blogging easier. I love to browse the web and collect info for my post, but it get's frustrating to switch from one window to another all the time... So I was looking for tool to blog right from my browser. I didn't have to search a lot as ScribeFire is already really popular blogging tool.
What you need to use it is just to install the extension or add-on (depeding on your browser) and press the ScribeFire button. You will see a tab poping up. It's looks almost like every blog post page and is very easy to use.

Start blogging and share your thought. It's really easy...
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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Song of the Week | Week 43

This is my favorite song for these week.

Writtern in the Stars =D

[Eric Turner]
Oh written in the stars
A million miles away
A message to the main
Seasons come and go
But I will never change
And I’m on my way

[Tinie Tempah]
Lets go…
You’re listening now
They say they aint heard nothing like this in a while
Thats why they play my song on so many different dials
Cause I got more hits than a disciplined child
When they see me everybody brrrrrap’s, brrrrrraps
Man I’m like a young gun fully black Barrack
I cried tear drops over the massive attack
I only make hits like I work with a racket and bat
Look at my jacket and hat
So damn berserk
So down to earth
I’m bringing gravity back
Adopted by the major I want my family back
People work hard just to get all their salary taxed
Look Im just a writer from the ghetto like Malory blackman
Where the hells all the sanity at, damn
I used to be the kid that no one cared about
Thats why you have to keep screaming til they hear you out

Oh Written In The Stars
A Million Miles Away
A Message To The Main
Seasons Come And Go
But I Will Never Change
And I'm On My Way

[Tinie Tempah]
Yeah, I needed a change
When we ate we never took because we needed a change
I needed a break
For a sec I even gave up believing and praying
I even done the legal stuff and was leaded astray
Now money is the root to the evilist ways
But have you ever been so hungry that it keeps you awake
Mate, now my hunger would leave them amazed
Great, it feels like a long time coming, fam
Since the day I thought of that cunning plan
One day I had a dream I tried to chase it
But I wasn’t going nowhere, running man!
I knew that maybe someday I would understand
Trying to turn a tenner to a hundred grand
Everyones a kid that no-one cares about
You just have to keep screaming until they hear you out

Oh Written In The Stars
A Million Miles Away
A Message To The Main
Seasons Come And Go
But I Will Never Change
And I'm On My Way

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New Design | Feedback Needed

Today I launched the new design of my blog! I hope that you like it...

Some of the new things I added:

  • Facebook Comments
  • Email Subscribtion
  • Post summary
  • Blog Archive
  • Popular Posts
  • New colors

Do you have any suggestions? What would you delete and what would you add?

I am waiting for your comments ;-)
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Monday, 25 October 2010

Live Ads, like live streaming?

This is really an advertisement that is talking to you and directly to it's target group!
If you ever accidentaly see a person talking to you while he is hanging on a bus, don't be afraid... that's the new way of advertising after social media conquered the advertising world...What else can you think to be innovative
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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Who wants to be a millionaire?

The easiest question about internet you can ask should be this one! Who wants to be a millionaire?

With that kind of questions I would love to play this game!
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Friday, 22 October 2010

In wedding mood

My best friend is getting married these days, and I wanted to share how happy I am to see that in our days young people still have the values and the mentality to share their lives with each other.... It's something that I haven't seen for a while! People are afraid to share their feeling, afraid to commit their selves. However I see my best friend taking the step and getting married! Some people would say that's an immature action but in my opinion this is the the most mature thing he could do and I believe that despite the fact he is 23 years old he is as mature as a 35 years old man... I wish him the best in his new life!!!

Are you afraid of getting married in your 20's?
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Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The iPhone Band | Live performance in NYC Subway

Technology can make us more creative, more artistic, can do it cheap and really cool!

Check this video of Atomic Tom singing NYC subway using their iPhones

What more can we do with an iPhone? Do you have any innovative idea?
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Monday, 18 October 2010

Piracy: Jesus Did It!

Shortly after, the BFA (Bread & Fish Association) filed lawsuits against all 5,000 food-sharers.

Source: Boing Boing 
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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Ποιος είπε ότι η Αθήνα δεν είναι ωραία πόλη!?

ατ'αρχάς να ξεκαθαρίσω κάτι. Είμαι Θεσσαλονικιός, τα τελευταία 12 χρόνια τα έζησα εκεί, οι κολλητοί μου είναι από κει, στην Θεσσαλονίκη σπουδάζω, στην Θεσσαλονίκη πήγα σχολείο και γενικά είμαι παιδί της Θεσσαλονίκης (με όλα τα καλά και τα κακά που μπορεί να σημαίνει αυτό). Από πέρσι όμως είχα την ευκαιρία να μετακομίσω στην Αθήνα και να την ζήσω από κοντά, και μαζί να καταρρίψω πολλούς μύθους που έχουμε φτιάξει οι Θεσσαλονικείς γι'αυτήν.

Κατ'αρχάς να ξεκαθαρίσω κάτι. Είμαι Θεσσαλονικιός, τα τελευταία 12 χρόνια τα έζησα εκεί, οι κολλητοί μου είναι από κει, στην Θεσσαλονίκη σπουδάζω, στην Θεσσαλονίκη πήγα σχολείο και γενικά είμαι παιδί της Θεσσαλονίκης (με όλα τα καλά και τα κακά που μπορεί να σημαίνει αυτό). Από πέρσι όμως είχα την ευκαιρία να μετακομίσω στην Αθήνα και να την ζήσω από κοντά, και μαζί να καταρρίψω πολλούς μύθους που έχουμε φτιάξει οι Θεσσαλονικείς γι'αυτήν.

Έχω να δηλώσω πως η Αθήνα είναι μία πάρα πολύ όμορφη πόλη. Μπορεί να σου δίνει την αίσθηση του χάους, αλλά η πραγματική Αθήνα (αυτήν που γνώρισα εγώ χθες) είναι μία πράσινη, ζεστή, μυστηριώδης πόλη. 
Το πιο κεντρικό σημείο της Αθήνας, η Ακρόπολη, είναι μία όαση πρασίνου! Έχει μεγάλα πάρκα σε πολύ μικρή απόσταση, έχει μεγάλους πεζοδρόμους όπου όλοι περπατάνε ΧΑΛΑΡΑ! Άνθρωποι να κάνουν τρέξιμο, τουρίστες να θαυμάζουν το μεγαλείο της πόλης και της ιστορίας της, ποδηλάτες να κάνουν βόλτες, σκυλιά να τρέχουν πέρα δώθε! και παντού πράσινο!!! 
Δεν υπάρχει κάποιο χάος, παιδιά παίζουν μπάλα στο πεζοδρόμιο, ένας παππούς παίζει λύρα κι όλα αυτά κοντά στο σταθμό του ηλεκτρικού στο Θησείο. Ποιος είπε ότι η Αθήνα δεν είναι όμορφη?

Αυτή ο πόλη είναι για όλα τα γούστα!! Εκεί που περπατάς στο πράσινο και κοιτάς τον βράχο της Ακρόπολης, λίγα μέτρα πιο κάτω θα βρεις πολυσύχναστες καφετέριες, εστιατόρια, ακόμα πιο κάτω γήπεδα ποδοσφαίρου και μπάσκετ, και αμέσως πιο μετά το γνωστό Ψυρή όπου μαζεύονται όλοι οι φοιτητές της Αθήνας κάθε μέρα, όπου βρήκα και μαγαζί που πουλάει μπουγάτσα (Θεσσαλονίκη στου Ψυρή, λέγεται) που είναι καλύτερη ακόμα και από αυτήν που τρώω στην Θεσσαλονίκη. 
Κι όμως αν είσαι στυλάτος και θέλεις μέρη που είναι high class και τα λοιπά, αν περπατήσεις λίγο ακόμα στο Κολωνάκι μπορείς να βρεις αυτό που θες! Και μιλάμε για αποστάσεις 20 λεπτά με τα πόδια! Κι ακριβώς πιο πάνω ο Λυκαβηττός!

Όλα αυτά τα είδα μέσα σε δύο ώρες! και πιστέψτε με ήταν πανέμορφα!!! Οπότε αν δεν έχετε ζήσει την Αθήνα παρακαλώ μην την κρίνετε αρνητικά, γιατί είναι μία πολύ όμορφη πόλη και αν δεν την ζήσετε πραγματικά (λόγω τον προκαταλήψεων που υπάρχουν) αυτός που πραγματικά χάνει είσαι εσύ!
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Friday, 15 October 2010

Μπύρα ΦΙΞ στα Social Media / Ναι μεν, αλλά

Οι ελληνικές επιχειρήσεις έχουν αρχίσει σιγά-σιγά να βγαίνουν έξω από comfort zone τους και να δοκιμάζουν και άλλα μέσα επικοινωνίας με το κοινό τους πέρα από τα παραδοσιακά. Το πιο πρόσφατο παράδειγμα που έχω στο μυαλό μου είναι της μπύρας FIX που πήγε να αντιγράψει ένα γνωστό στα social media concept: την αρκούδα στο Youtube. Με μία γρήγορη ματιά, μπορώ να πω πως είναι καλή η προσπάθεια... αλλά δυστυχώς το αποτέλεσμα είναι πολύ ερασιτεχνικό. 
Όλα είναι φτιαγμένα σε ένα μοναδικό site (ούτε καν σε channel του Youtube), με ένα flash και δύο απλές εικόνες. Από πρώτη ματιά μπορείς να καταλάβεις πως είναι ψεύτικο. Δεν μπορείς να κάνεις αναζήτηση του βίντεο, δεν μπορείς να κάνεις σχόλια, δεν μπορείς πατήσεις κάποιο κουμπί (εκτός από το share), δεν υπάρχει μεταφορά σε κάποιο site της μπύρας, δεν υπάρχει interaction με το κοινό (αρά no engagement), δεν.... δεν... δεν..... δεν.......
Παρ'όλη την προχειρότητα βέβαια είναι θετικό να βλέπουμε τέτοιες ενέργειες από εταιρίες της Ελλάδας που δείχνουν σιγά σιγά να μπαίνουν στον χώρο... Για να δούμε και την συνέχεια!
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Save the Chilian Miners! Yes you can!

OMG, I would never expect such a game! It's sad that people are taking adnvantage of the fact that 33 people were trapped underground for so long...
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Thursday, 14 October 2010

SuperMan's Nightmare!

What would have happened to SuperMan if he had facebook?
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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Trust is like paper

Is it true? Have you ever felt it?
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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

All your facebook friends on your wall

Are you facebook addicted and you want to have your facebook friends with you forever? Even without internet or you mobile phone, you can still see their faces with the new service of facebook printing. You can find the link here.
What is PrintingFacebook?
It’s a new service that can create posters out of the profile pictures of your facebook friends.

So, if you want all your friends be all the time on your “wall” this is the best choice for you.
How it works?
Go to the website
Press the “Order Friend Poster” button
Then you will need to follow 5 steps:
And there you are! Your poster is ready!
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Saturday, 9 October 2010

AIESEC Global Village in Athens (In Greek)

Κι εκεί που κάθομαι, και περιμένω να περάσει η ώρα για να βγω έξω τι να δω στο AIESEC Global Village in Athens!
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Friday, 8 October 2010

Greek Stereotypes…

Are the stereotypes “killing” Greece? See this video… maybe you will change your opinion.

A video created for the TEDxAcademy event in Athens by Ogilvy.
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Thursday, 7 October 2010

«Όταν όλοι μιλούν για χειρότερες ημέρες τότε οι χειρότερες ημέρες θα έρθουν»

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Συνέντευξη του Δ. Γ. Μαύρου στο GK, όπου αναλύει τις επιπτώσεις της κρίσης στον κλάδο της διαφήμισης και προτείνει στρατηγικές εξόδου από την ύφεση.

Διαβάστε τη εδώ (αρχείο .pdf)


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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Broken PC = Broken Life (the sequel)


So for the last 5 days I have been living without a PC and I had to come up with solution to all the problems that came up. So I decided to share with you what I was doing in this “nightmare”.

Pen + Notebook. Everything that I used to write on google docs, world, google calendar, e-mail, power point now was written down on  notebook. It’s even easies and more creative to use a notebook because there are no limits from fonts, programs, templates etc… and everything you create is from scratch.

Agenda = Google Cal. Use your agenda to write all you appointments, your tasks otherwise you will get lost. + You can draw random stuff in your agenda something that you can’t in Google Cal.

Smartphone = Computer + Phone. I think that my broken netbook gave me the opportunity to unlock all the potential of my Blackberry.  I managed to send emails with proposal, catch up with my virtual team. I could open presentation, pdf files, edit doc files. Browse the internet, talk on Gtalk, Skype and MSN. In addition it's still a phone so I could call my friends =D

Finally, taking some fresh air is always a good idea, exploring your city and drinking coffee.

Conclusion, absence from PC make you more creative and opens your mind and using a PC makes you more productive and addictive!

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Τα ίσια ανάποδα (for Greek readers)

Εμπνευσμένο από το ομώνυμο άσμα του Μαζωνάκη.

Πάρτε και το τραγουδάκι

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Saturday, 2 October 2010

Broken PC = Broken Life?

What a luck, just yesterday my new netbook (2 months old) "died". It won't even open whatever I try. So now I have to live without a computer for more than a week and I want to share with you how different my life will if I will not find any solution.

To begin with, I am working in a social media agency. Being part of a team that mostly communicates via emails will be very difficult to be updated about everything happens in the company. On Monday I have to finish my first proposal for a social media campaign and of course that proposal will be on PowerPoint (fail again). My work is totally related to internet so whatever I want to do, I just can't do it. No internet, no money.

In addition I am also working for an organization called AIESEC. It's an international organization and that means that I am working with people from all over the world. My main communication channel is Skype, and without a computer I can't. All the meetings, the work we should do together now will be impossible to be done. Internet overcomes the borders!!!

In addition I have hundreds friends from all over the world that I met during my trips in Belgium, Malaysia, Malta, Germany, the Netherlands etc..... that I am connected to with internet and unfortunately there is no other way to communicate with them.

Yes, I admit I am computer addicted and YES my life without a computer will not be the same but I think I can survive =D . I think that's the price of living in the 21st century.
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Friday, 1 October 2010

Better photo experience on facebook

Facebook keeps surprising me for the last 2 months. After facebook places, the “not now” button and the new friend request experience it’s time for better photos. As facebook announced, from now on you will be able to upload high resolution photos (2048pixels from 720) making your photo sharing experience better and of course without paying for a premium account or extra space! You can see what I am talking about in this photo:


Two more new adds to your photo experience are the new photo viewer that gives you the opportunity to see photos and albums without leaving the page


and the new uploader that makes it even easier to upload your photos!


Enjoy this new features and let’s hope for even more great announcement from facebook.

What should be their next step? Maybe the videos?


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