Viddy Review

What can I say about this App, there is Instagram that amazes us with its wonderful filters and then there is Cinemagram that helps us be very creative but this App Viddy is just as amazing as the rest.

Viddy is an incredible App which I would have loved to have 5 years ago to record the amazing things that I was doing then. There was no social network which was mainstream and mobiles phones were not as good as todays smartphones with high quality cameras. This App can be used by anyone who wants to record a short 15 second video to raise awareness or just post a message to their followers, celebrities like Rihanna also use it and record it on a personal camera.

When I started using this App I had few followers but as you start using it more and capture videos the followers count goes up and up. I would say “any video will do” because  that is the whole point of this App. It is fun to use and just addictive with it’s special effects and soundtracks.

An App like this is highly recommended and should be on your smartphone just incase you are out somewhere and see something funny or wonderful that you want to capture and share with the World. Viddy interlinks with other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and even Pinterest. Many of your friends on those social networks have the opportunity to see the short videos you captured.

In my video review I did state that Viddy could be improved by giving users the option to multi-task, one example would be that a user might want to record another video while the previous video is uploading or use another App. The problem I found was that I could not close the App or do anything else because any video that was uploading would be cancelled and I certainly didn’t want that to happen. Viddy might release some updates to solve that issue but overall the App is exciting, positive and a useful tool to have in anyones pocket.




The End of Hotmail

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We all know what Hotmail is and we grew up using hotmail for many years. Do you remember when Windows/Microsoft had the chat rooms which were soon shut down because of users that abused the service.

Windows Live Messenger is one tool for chatting with friends we still used to use a 4-5 years ago but recently social networking has decreased the usage of the chatting tool. Much of the present world are using some sort of social network to communicate with other people. Social networks have benefits of having a ‘Timeline’ and many other benefits that Microsoft could not compete with in a timely manner.

I am not sure about other people but I do not use much of Windows Live Messenger or Hotmail because I integrated my email account with my GMail account. I did this because a few years ago GMail had a mobile App and I needed it to check my email on the go which Hotmail could not do.

Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Regarding Windows Live Messenger I never use it because I have many social network accounts which take up much of my time. This certain tool does not help find any new or existing friends without their email address while a social network such as Facebook or Twitter suggests users that you might know and can add/follow.

However Hotmail is not Outlook and users can still access their email account.

Best Twitter parody accounts you need to follow

Helping to bring a smile to your tweeting face, here’s our pick of the the 10 Twitter parody accounts that are definitely worth a follow.

Twitter’s 140-character limit makes it a prime target for the witty one liners, and while the ones being impersonated might not find it so funny, it makes for brilliant retweet fodder.

With an official policy to crack down on the Twitter impersonators, we’ve weeded out ten of the best that we think could add a comedic twist to your twitter feed before they get the axe.

Not Tilda Swinton

One of the most equally bizarre and successful parody accounts, NotTildaSwinton is now unfortunately inactive. Only active for a mere five days, the ethereal musings of NotTildaSwinton gained over 30,000 followers over a series of a couple of hundred tweets. Born out of a suspicious awe for the actress Tilda Swinton, this parody takes you into a peculiar world that includes nature worship and a bat she birthed called Theremiah…

Twitter Handle@NotTildaSwinton

Sample Tweet: I once waded the entire length of the Nile. I lost an arm to a hippo, but won it back in a game of Charades. I am stronger for it.

Not Mark Zuckerberg

Mainly poking fun at other social media sites, especially Google+, the Facebook founder’s parody account is worth a follow. Even just for the jokes about Facebook privacy settings that are bound to give you a chuckle.

Twitter Handle@notzuckerberg

Sample Tweet: So that movie, “The Social Network”, opens today. I really want to dislike it, but I can’t. Because I didn’t make a button for that.

Barack Obama

Despite the real Barack Obama having over 17 million followers, ThePresObama has much more comic flair. Still boasting an impressive 43,000 subscribers, this parody account subverts the daily activities of the American president with great aplomb.

Twitter Handle@ThePresObama

Sample Tweet: Hey I just met you, and this is crazy. You still have health care. Thank me, maybe.

Elizabeth Windsor

Yes, even Her Royal Highness has a parody Twitter account. Hilariously gin-centric, she has some very comical comment on the Royal family, the Government and current affairs. Often referring to herself in the third person, good old Liz is a jovial must-have for your feed.

Twitter Handle@Queen_UK

Sample Tweet: A-Level results day tomorrow. Mr Osborne is hoping to have finally passed Maths; Mr Cameron had to retake politics. Mr Clegg did pottery.

The Batman

Get your fill of Batman banter with this comically aggressive account. Commenting on his superhero superiority, The Batman’s narcissism also extends to his opinion on other everyday events for some quick witted posts.

Twitter Handle@God_Damn_Batman

Sample Tweet: I’m making Robin see Hunger Games. As long as he’s going to fight like a girl, he might as well learn how to do it well.

Prince Charles

Yet another royal parody account, but this one sees Prince Charles making some hilarious comments on a huge variety of topics, ranging from straight jokes to sarky comments on current affairs. If you fancy a quick chortle, check out Charles HRH’s classic Camilla tweets.

Twitter Handle@Charles_HRH

Sample Tweet: No, Camilla, Abu Qatada is not “a song from The Lion King”.

Not Yoko Ono

Even from Not Yoko’s bio you can gain a glimpse at the kind of tweets you can come to expect. Feeding off Yoko Ono’s own surreal Twitter account, Not Yoko exaggerates her bizarre philosophical mind splurges to comic effect.

Twitter Handle@Yokohnono

Sample Tweet: Write all your fears down on a piece of paper. Fold it into a pirate hat, put it on your head. There, now you’re a pirate. No fear.

Drunk George Osborne

The Chancellor of the Exchequer doesn’t tweet, except when he’s drunk. Or that’s what this parody account seems to suggest. With comic Cabinet gossip from the man “downing it in Downing Street”, expect political satire, tweets about David’s behaviour and the life of being an MP for Twitter titters galore.

Twitter Handle@OsborneDrunk

Sample Tweet: Totally baffled. We’ve aggressively attacked the disabled, kids, women & the North and we’ve still gone into recession! It makes no sense!

Peter Molydeux

British game designer, Peter Molyneux, of Black and White and Fable fame, has become a subject for parody due to his tendency to announce rather ambitious industry-changing game concepts, often without delivering any results. Petermolydeux takes these game ideas to a whole new, often utterly hilarious, level.

Twitter Handle@PeterMolydeux

Sample Tweet: “Imagine controlling a tear, similar to Flower but instead of fields you navigate a naked body.”

The Dark Lord

He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has abandoned his pursuit for Harry Potter to attack celebrity muggles on Twitter. With a particular hatred of Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and anything Twilight related, expect Harry Potter banter galore and bitterly comic celeb jibes.

Twitter Handle@Lord_Voldemort7

Sample Tweet: I bet Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter would’ve made more money at the box office if he was hunting the Cullens.

Not Big Sam

Barely relatable to the real Big Sam (Allardyce), Not Big Sam is a hilarious mix of random events, questionable language, drugs and alcohol. ‘Breathing fire over the wheat fields of the beautiful game’ indeed.

Twitter Handle@TheBig_Sam

Sample Tweet: I stood by the phone for a full 13 minutes in the dark, just imagining things. It was 1994. He had those blonde highlights. I’m only human.

Faux John Madden

D-shaped gridiron commentator John Madden is not on twitter, but fortunately this far more entertaining parody account is. Follow for sarcastic NFL insights.

Twitter Handle@fauxjohnmadden

Sample Tweet: If the Colts really wanted to see how Andrew Luck will look, they should have had 11 guys hit him the moment he snapped the ball.


Twitter Should Have Bought Instagram

I was not very happy when Facebook bought Instagram because I wanted Twitter to have made the acquisition. Personally I just feel Twitter would do better a job with Instagram and keep it simple and integrate it into the social network. Facebook does not plan to make any changes to Instagram and make it similar to it’s social network. Facebook has said it wants Instagram remain how it is and not be effected in anyway.

I guess Facebook knows Instagram’s potential and do not want to lose all the users that Instagram has at the moment. Post your opinions on my video on YouTube or on this blog post.

People Changing my Mood!

I was in a really good mood today till someone on my Facebook left her chat on. That person is a good friend, think. When that person left her Facebook on someone started chatting to me and stated they were the profile users friend. Anyways I got judged before they even read any pages of my life. I got judged because I had an education, job and creative hobbies. Anyways below is the chat we had:

Facebook Friend: I mean like….whats your crack? (I.e what you all about e.g like and dislikes in gernal)

Me: oh k haha

Me: well finished uni in a degree in business and marketing management. love marketing, creative stuff, swimming, music, tech, business stuff, art.

Facebook Friend: one. Didn;t ask for your CV two. Degree you do realise you meant as well have cut it out the back of a cereal box its worth that much soz to be harsh but I’m a bit of a big mouth.

Me: thanks for judging..

Facebook Friend: tahts what I do thats*

I’m a total keyboard warrior mind I’d be as sweet as pie if you met me in person haha
Me:well means alot to me and its a big reward for me cuz it paid off with the job i have. thats just ur perception..

Me: well u didnt be nice to me there
Me: i was just glad to tell u what i did and liked bt u made me feel bad abt what i’ve done in life
Facebook Friend: I also worked for student loans for 6 months and I fucking loath students with every inch of my body from speaking to them every day and they actually called me a fat bitch and black bitch so ya naa
Me: well its a minority of ppl.dnt mean everyone is like that. its like me judging people who i’ve never met just cuz of where they work or what they do in life.

i give ppl a chance before judging. bt it seemed u judged me before reading the book
This spoilt my mood. What is it with people in Newcastle? Do they enjoy coming on Facebook to start a chat with me just so they can hurt my feelings. I hope these people who hurt me when I don’t target any individuals ever and bully them get what they deserve. I hope bad things happen to them and I CURSE them to suffer!