This week, it was reported that JUSTIN BIEBER USES THE NAME “CHANDLER BING” when he checks into hotels during his travels.
This got Web Watch wondering what other CELEBRITY ALIAS / PSEUDONYMs we could dig up along the way, in case you were going to check out the Four Seasons, St Regis, or Ritz Carlton to stalk your favorite stars. Continue reading WHAT NAMES DO JUSTIN BIEBER (OR OTHER CELEBRITIES) USE AT HOTELS?
Are you on Facebook?
To be honest, the easier question to ask is “who ISN’T on Facebook?”.
Yes, Web Watch knows a few people who still haven’t taken the Facebook plunge — but sometimes one has to go where the party is in order to feel like you’re part of the “in” crowd.
So once you’re on Facebook, the next question often asked is “how do I get more friends?”. Well, on Facebook – as in life – gaining friends is based on how you interact with others. Except in Facebook’s case, it’s all about your status updates and other online persona features. Let’s take a look at what ONE FACEBOOK STUDY FOUND ABOUT WHAT THE POPULAR PEOPLE ON FACEBOOK ARE DOING: Continue reading HOW TO BE POPULAR ON FACEBOOK
The fine folks at Merriam-Webster have released their LIST OF THE TOP WORDS FOR 2010.
The list is based on the popularity of word searches done on the merriam-webster.com website, as an indicator of how popular the words are in general usage. Merriam-Webster has found that the more often an unusual word’s definition is searched for on their site, the more prevalent the word happens to be in recent news and event coverage. Continue reading THE TOP WORDS OF 2010
The VILLAGE VOICE has named their TOP 20 WORST SONGS FOR 2010, and TRAIN’s “Hey, Soul Sister” topped the list as the worst song of the year. Here is the rest of the bottom 10: Continue reading THE WORST SONG OF 2010? TRAIN’S “HEY, SOUL SISTER”
Roll of Blue Raffle Tickets: Keep This Ticket
Every year, the question comes up regarding how to properly do a gift exchange at holiday time.
Whether you call it a DIRTY SANTA, WHITE ELEPHANT, YANKEE SWAP, CHINESE AUCTION or something else, the basic concept is the same: everyone brings a gift, throws it into the pile, and then they get distributed out in some random manner, with stealing gifts from other people allowed to some degree.
Web Watch is here to present the OFFICIAL RULES FOR GIFT EXCHANGING that we’ve perfected over the years at our own shindigs. These rules work for us — they should work for you, too. Continue reading OFFICIAL RULES FOR YOUR HOLIDAY/CHRISTMAS/WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT EXCHANGE
Light Show Master 2.0 Holiday Lighting Control Software -
perfect for creating your own Music-Synchronized Holiday Light Display
About 20 years ago, Web Watch was lucky enough to attend a Toys for Tots benefit event, where each new, unwrapped toy allowed you to hop onto a beaten-up school bus with 40 other people and a keg of beer, and drive all over the countryside looking at the area’s craziest Christmas light displays for an hour.
Along the way, the bus driver got lost in the boonies, and the 60-minute scheduled trip ended up taking three hours (requiring an extra stop at a late-night liquor store for additional road supplies and a much-needed bathroom stop). Needless to say, we did our own Tacky Light Tour the following year with much better success at getting home on time.
Fast-forward 20 years, and we can see how the Internet has really changed things dramatically when it comes to viewing Christmas light displays. Continue reading WE’VE GOT THE ULTIMATE LIST OF TACKY CHRISTMAS LIGHT DISPLAYS RIGHT HERE
Ke$ha – Animal
If you’re into listening to a customized playlist based on a core set of your own personal favorite artists, give LAST.FM a try.
Because if you take a look at LAST.FM’s BEST OF 2010 artist list, you’ll get a handle on what else other Last.fm users are finding interesting enough to listen to over and over and over again.
And looking at who made the top of LAST.FM’s chart, Web Watch doesn’t disagree — we find these top artists to have put out some quite entertaining music this year. Continue reading KE$HA TOPS LAST.FM’S BEST OF 2010 LIST
The Social Network 2-Disc Set
If you use Facebook, you’ve probably – at some time or other – received spam messages.
You’ve probably wondered where these erroneous emails were coming from.
Luckily, Web Watch has found a list of THREE TIPS TO FOLLOW IN ORDER TO AVOID RECEIVING FACEBOOK SPAM: Continue reading THREE TIPS TO AVOID FACEBOOK SPAM
OK GO Sheet Music
OK GO’s Damian Kulash Jr has written a phenomenal piece in the WALL STREET JOURNAL that talks about the NEW ROCK STAR PARADIGM.
In th earticle, he explains that the old method of signing a contract with a record label is no longer the only way for a band or an artist to make a living at making music.
He talks about how OK GO is working directly with sponsors to help fund various projects – such as using State Farm’s money to help create and film the giant Rube Goldberg contraption for their video… all for a brief “thanks” message at the end of the video.
The Who Sell Out? Not so much anymore. Everyone seems to be doing it, as that’s where the money is. Well, that — and iTunes. Continue reading OK GO’S DAMIAN KULASH ON HOW TO MAKE IT IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS