Lady Gaga Joins the 5 Million Club on Twitter! July 20, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in Lady Gaga, Music, technology.
Tags: Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Twitter
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Wow! Her appeal never ceases to amaze me.
Tonight, Gaga joined Ashton Kutcher and Britney Spears as the only 3 people with 5 million followers or more on Twitter. As of this posting Gaga is at 5,007,500! Man, I wish I had numbers like that!
This just goes to show how adored she is by her fans! Check out the tweet she sent out shortly after crossing the 5 million mark:
MTV TJ Challenge 4 – The Voice of a Generation July 17, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in Uncategorized.
Tags: Lady Gaga, Twitter
I doubt that this comes as much of a surprise to many, but it’s my honest answer, and maybe not for the reason you think.
MTV Challenge 4 asks:
Personal: If you could only follow one person on Twitter, who would it be and why?
Lady Gaga is more than just the most successful musical artist of the last 2 years. She’s more than just a sex symbol. And she’s more than just an entertainer. She’s a voice of our generation.
When I was in Washington, DC in October for the equality march, Gaga not only marched for equality but gave a beautiful, unforgettable speech where she rallied the hundreds of thousands of people who came from all walks of life to protest on the national mall.
Besides equality Gaga has campaigned for safe sex, AIDS prevention, and is frequently a voice in current politics and social issues of our time.
If I only had one person to follow I would hope that the person combined as much about all of my interests as possible in to his or her tweets. Gaga is a performer, idol, inspiration, and civil rights leader in so many ways. Her multi-facetted perception of the world is what makes her adored by the 4 million people who follow her. She’s no fluke.
Gaga’s tweets are a culmination of entertainment, her music, current events, politics and her personal life — all of which would keep me fully satisfied if I could only follow one person on the planet.
What Was Your First CD/Cassette Single? July 6, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music, Personally John, Polls, technology, Television.
Tags: Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion, Kris Kross, Music, Space Jam, Spice Girls, Twitter
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Me personally? *Sigh
I hate to say it but I vividly remember purchasing “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” on cassette at Camelot Music, back home in Cumberland, Maryland. I am not sure how on Earth that song connected with me in any single way, but I remember falling asleep listening to it in my uncle’s Walkman.
Nothing against Celine, but it’s like…why would a 10 year old boy find that song so amazing?!
Check out some of my followers’ responses! So interesting!
@jthrasher My 1st cassingle: George Michael ‘Freedom’
Listen to My Promo From 94.1 QZK From Cumberland! July 2, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, MTV TJ, Music, Personally John, technology.
Tags: Cumberland, Facebook, John Thrasher, Maryland, MTV, MTV TJ, Twitter
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They’re saying they are going to post the full interview on their website, but I haven’t seen it yet. As soon as I do, I’ll post it. One question each was a bit of a rip off!
Anyway here it is!
Why Is Twitter Failing Every…Single…Day? July 2, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in App Talk, Geek Talk, iPhone, MTV TJ, Personally John, technology.
Tags: MTV, New York City, NYC, Twitter
Have you been trying to send out really important, imperative Tweets to your minions but haven’t been able to because every single day you try to sign on and see THIS:
Literally every single day for the past 2 weeks I have seen the fail whale, as it is affectionately titled.
Hey Twitter…I don’t know if you know, but my dreams of moving to NYC, working for MTV, and enjoying a beautiful salary are sorta kinda in YOUR hands, so can you FIX THIS PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY!?
My Big Announcement: TheGagaBeat.Com!!!! February 19, 2010Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, Movies/Film, Music, Personally John, technology, Television.
Tags: Gaga Daily, GagaBeat, Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta, TheGagaBeat.com, Twitter
It’s here! It’s here! After teasing everyone with a new project that I’ve been working on, I am proud to announce the launch of the new most amazing Gaga fan site on the internet!
Together with my good friend Andrew Sims, we pulled our talents together and made a fantastic site, that will cater specifically to the fans. This won’t be just a news site. We have a ton of awesome features in the works that will connect you with Lady Gaga in a lot of very exciting ways!
You can also check out our exclusive Twitter updates. Follow us:
Bookmark the site, and comment and let me (or Andrew) know what you think! We are working around the clock to get the site completely 100% up and running, so be patient for now. However, any feedback is good feedback!
A very special thank you to John Noe for the layout design, and Ben Schoen for spending a lot of time coding everything! You guys are the best.
London Bringing Digital ‘Cloud’ to 2012 Olympic Games November 12, 2009Posted by johnthrasher in Geek Talk, iPhone, Movies/Film, Personally John, Sports, technology, Television, tennis, Travel.
Tags: 2012, Google, London, Olympics, Raising the Cloud, The Cloud, Twitter
This is quite possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen so far in my life! The construction of a 400 foot tower to be built over the London skyline has been proposed for the 2012 Olympics. This ‘cloud’ they are calling it, will ‘float’ above both the Olympic stadium and the city itself. The bubbles of the cloud, which all interconnect and can be used as observation decks, have digital LCD displays on the outside that can relay such information as scores and results of the Olympic games, as well as photos and videos.
The coolest part of this project could come after the games are over, when the cloud’s displays could be used to relay the city’s mood (using Google searches):
“We could provide a custom feed of… searches made by Londoners during the Olympics to give a real time ‘barometer’ of the city’s interests and mood,” said Google, one of the supporters of the project, which has also offered to provide the information feeds.
I could totally see Twitter being a part of this as well. Or seeing certain parts of the cloud change based on the mood of the city. This concept could be viral in other cities in the world and create some very artistic forms of architectural expression.
Here is the official video of the proposal:
The mayor of London has yet to decide on a design, but I am really hoping he chooses this one. I have every intention of going to London for the Olympics in 2012, so maybe I’ll get a chance to float in the cloud!