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Video Roundup [Feb. 22nd, 2010|05:18 pm]

Rounding up a few more videos that caught my eye this month…

First, a TED talk.  TED videos are some of my favorite. Speakers on a wide variety of topics.  Usually worth watching, generally on the shorter side, interesting and thought provoking.  Here’s one that came out today on the legal system. Are we drowning in laws? Are we paralyzing ourselves? Do we need more green lights and less red?

Next, although still on the side of erudition, but much more in the direction of entertainment, a Keynsian Rap introduced to me by the folks over at Planet Money.

Lastly, a video of pure amusement and smiles, a clever interactive advertising project for Coca-Cola, called The Happiness Machine:

Originally published at lebor.net. You can comment here or there.


[User Picture]From: umbran
2010-02-23 01:50 pm (UTC)
"Fear the Boom and Bust" should be part of a new line of Schoolhouse Rock.

And the "Happiness Machine"... I think the world needs more of that sort of thing. I have no problem with a company taking a little advertising advantage out of putting a perk in people's day.
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[User Picture]From: laurion
2010-02-23 03:10 pm (UTC)
That's the way I feel too. Advertising as a hammer pounding brand loyalty into your head is obnoxious, but effective given the limited time frames and attention spans they are dealing with. A clever effort like this takes more time and effort, but I suspect has a much longer lasting positive impact on everyone.
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