Archive for May, 2012

Why videos go viral

Kevin Allocca from you tube shares us the key ingredients which makes a video viral.

  • Taste makers
  • Active participation
  • Unexpectedness

This is an interesting watch as he shows us the stats on videos go viral.

I wonder which category the kolaveri song comes under.

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Figuring out

Tavi Gevinson is a teenage girl who is figuring out what it is like to be a feminist and what makes a strong female character.

She started a website related to fashion and invited people to send photographs, article or anything of that sort which is related to figuring out a teen girl’s life.

She emphasizes the fact that it’s okay to be not clear but be unapologetic about things which you do in your life.

This ted video is about teen girls figuring out and also about the motives behind Tavi’s website which is closely related to what makes a strong female character

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Did you know this?

It’s not just the trees which give us the oxygen.

It’s also the unseen sea microbes which contribute to the oxygen we breathe.

These tiny sea microbes (It’s told that a single spoon of a sea water contains 5 millions of bacteria and 50 millions of viruses) does associate with the humans in many ways. Watch the video and know yourself how they influence the environment.

The study of microbes has started only off late and some of the astounding facts about sea microbes are what Melissa Garren shared with us through this ted talk. So this is a TED video about the unseen sea and the microbes in it.

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Ok Ok

Here’s the review of the movie Oru Kal Oru kanadi

It’s one of the over hyped movie which did not have much in store in the story. The film’s genre is comedy but it does not have many decent comedy scenes as well.

So first let me narrate the story board for the benefit of the audience. It has a very regular opening. An average looking hero falls in love with a beautiful heroine the moment he sees her. He follows her everywhere and tries to woo her for marriage. The Girl tries to shoo him off by telling about her dad’s police profile but he does not relents.

Slowly they become friends. And finally the heroine falls in love with him when a jerk (mapillai) of her parent’s choice finds faults in her and passes silly comments about her looks and manners during their very first meet.

But due to some silly loose talks by the hero, the heroine leave him and decides to marry another jerk mapillai of her parents choice.

This usual story line is starring Udayanidhi Stalin as hero and Hanshika as heroine and Santhanam as Comedy lead.

Regarding the performances, Santhanam dominates the entire movie. His dialogue delivery, his spontaneity is what makes the audience sit through the film. But his punch lines in this movie are not very catchy as it was in his previous rajesh’s flicks.(Nanben da is better than factu factu factu I would say)

Udayanidhi as a new comer has tried so hard to do justice to the character but he needs to go learn acting from a good film school and learn the nuances of acting. Most importantly some serious dance training is a must before he acts in an another movie. His costume was good through out the movie.

Hanshika was cute and beautiful and did what was expected out of a heroine of such a film. Her clothing and make up was very much appropriate for the role.

Saranya Ponvannan as Udayanidhi’s mom did attempt to trickle our funny bone and was half successful.

On the whole, watch this movie if you have not watched the trailers of the movie. Because the comedy scene put in the trailers are only decent comedies in the movie. There is nothing more in the film to offer for its audience.

The songs are good to listen but a pain to watch. The running and simple dance steps are poor visualization for such good numbers.

Oru Kal Oru Kannadi is an Ok Ok laughing riot.

Watch it if you want to kill your time and may be for santhanam.

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