Glaik Love

Digital Found Art and Musings

Glaik Love #13 October 21, 2009

.

Family on the internets

.

Have at least a few people in your life jokingly complained: “Even my mom/dad is on Facebook now”? This statement is usually accompanied by brainstorming ways to friend the family member while still keeping as much information from them as possible.  FYI – if you put them on a seperate friend list that never receives your updates, it works quite well. However, don’t fret either way – the Boomer demographic may be creating profiles, but as of yet the generation gap is keeping them at bay when it comes to learning curve; most drop into the chasm of dead profiles within a couple months.

Aside from older generations discovering the wonders of social media, there seems to be a trend when it comes to family on the interwebs beyond the realm of mommy bloggers.  Many digital agers have recently discovered ways to creatively make fun of the family on the interwebs through other means – crowdsourcing and twitter.

.

Here are some of my favorites:

.

Dad’s In Short Shorts!

.

Meow.

Meow.

.

Awkward Family Photos!

.

AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.

Why the #@!?& Do You Have a Kid!

.

selection_249_34.

Postcards From Yo Momma!

.

Postcards From Yo Momma.

And last, my favorite:

.

@ShitMyDadSays!

.

Justin (shitmydadsays) on Twitter.

=)

What are some of your favorite family sites?

 

Glaik Love #10 May 4, 2009

ColorMeKatie!

.

ColorMeKatie is featured in Trendhunter again: This time for decorating Brooklyn with shadows…

.

shadow3

.

shadow2

.

shadow1

.

Doesn’t this make you want to go out and do something delightful?

=)

Glaik Love!

 

Glaik Love #7 April 18, 2009

Filed under: Glaik Loves: The People — Glak Love @ 6:36 am
Tags: , ,

Why I haven’t written in over a week:

.

.

facebook-angelyn-pass-3

                                          fbookstatus1 

 fbookstatus2

 fbookstatus4

I’ve been playing with status messages and keeping the ding-dongs away.

=)

 

Glaik Loves – Caught in the Digital Wild April 7, 2009

Caught in the Digital Wild:

A weekly celebration of different groups that make up the Universe

1st Edition

Bromances!

Bromance has existed for centuries - and murses too, apparently

Bromances have existed for centuries - and murses too, apparently

Now, you might think this subject to be a bit cheeky for me, perhaps a bit off-topic.

And it is. And isn’t.

Bromantism has always existed: Butch & Sundance, Sacco and Vanzetti, Simon and Garfunkel, Peter and Jesus, Kerouac and Cassady.  However, not until recently has it been so openly discussed, or even had its own term.

If you search the word ‘bromance’ in Google today,  202,000 results pop up. The word comes up in bars as a joke, out of friends’ mouths as a lament over ice cream, on an MTV promotion for a show by the same name.  It’s so funny that an affection that even Aristotle wrote about* wasn’t put into a single, all-encompassing word until the mid 90s (Dave Carnie coined the term in the skateboard mag Big Brother – thank you again Wikipedia) and yet still, the term didn’t gain traction until 2007’s Superbad. Since this mainstream Hollywood sensation, Bromance is not just a word to encompass an idea, it’s becoming a way of life. Just ask Katherine Bindley, or Time Magazine. I think it’s so interesting – no matter what bromance is particularly, whether it makes you laugh, gag or raise your fist in pride – It’s interesting that the term even exists.

.

To Bromance!

.

.

brody_luke_blog-jpeg-image-425x350-pixels

.

.

brahs1

.

.

Bonnie

.

.

bros

.

.

ohnotheydidnt_-30-burning-sci-fi-bromances

 

Glaik Love #6 March 26, 2009

What’s On Your Mind?

The evolution of the digital age has brought on so many wonderful things. From portals and search engines and free AOL minutes on discs to 2.0 socialization: Myspace, Facebook, eHarmony, LinkedIn, SeekingArrangement. Social networks prompted us to put ourselves out there, fill in profiles to display, gather friends and continually answer this question:

.

howtoblogrss-jpeg-image-1268x774-pixels1

.

But the digital world is moving beyond that, it seems. After evolving from a just a tool to use en masse, and then a way to interact with the world by showing a heightened or otherwise other you, we’ve moved this way:

.

facebook-home

.

And this way:

.

twendz-_-exploring-twitter-conversations-and-sentiment

.social-media-monitoring-and-measurement-service-sentiment-metrics-home

.we-feel-fine-_-by-jonathan-harris-and-sep-kamvar2

.

So what’s on your mind?

.

facebook-home-4

facebook-home-31

facebook-home-2

facebook-home-6

facebook-home-51

facebook-home-7

 

Glaik Love #1 March 12, 2009

There is a blog that has made me fall in love.

Sometimes she posts beautiful things like this:

ColorMeKatie

And sometimes beautiful things like this:

From ColorMeKatie

You can stop by ColorMeKatie and see if you fall in love, too. =)