Just found the clip from 28 Days Later where he tells that awesome joke about the giraffe. Thought I just had to post it here. Feel like a laugh? Have a watch 🙂

Who Tweeted That?

Who Tweeted That?

I spent the weekend fulfilling an urge to make something, anything. In the end, I made a game using the Twitter API called “Who Tweeted That?”. I don’t think it’s perfect yet, there are a few bugs here and there but it’s playable and hopefully enjoyable for those bored on the internet!

Basically, it gets random tweets from celebrities and you have to guess who tweeted the tweet. It can be a pretty big challenge at times and other times insanely obvious. Have any hilarious options appeared below a tweet while you’re playing? Let me know!

In the end, it was a great way to experiment with the Twitter API a little and find out how it worked. There’s no high score list yet but I might add one later. It seems a little pointless though because a high score list will just encourage people to cheat and look up the tweets on twitter…

Anyway, let me know what you think and if you find any bugs 🙂

Who Tweeted That? – http://patrickcatanzariti.com/whotweetedthat/

After seeing this on American Idol, I had a feeling it was going to become one of those things that lasted a lot longer than just the one brief audition. I was looking forward to seeing it pop up somewhere. Sure enough it has with Snorg Tees making a shirt and a heap of covers already appearing on YouTube. Wikipedia (yes, I’m aware that I’m quoting Wikipedia) states that “within one week, the video was seen by approximately 5 million on Youtube, had over 1 million fans on Facebook, and was repeated on television by Jimmy Fallon and Brett Favre.” Gotta love the internet!

For those who haven’t seen it, have a look:

The shirt being sold by Snorg Tees looks like this (it’s at http://www.snorgtees.com/pantsontheground-p-1024.html
if you’d like to impulse buy yourself one):

The Snorg Tee.

The Snorg Tee.

A pretty good cover of the song has been done by a musician called Brent Morgan, I was pretty impressed:

Here is Jimmy Fallon’s very different cover of the song on his show:

Formspring VS Onioning

Formspring VS Onioning

Today I’ve officially joined two groups of people all hoping to be asked random questions. I don’t know exactly why getting questions to answer is so fun but it’s addictive! I’ve joined Formspring (http://www.formspring.me/thatpatrickguy), a site where people can ask you questions (both anonymously or with an account). That’s pretty much all it is. You have a page which people can post up questions to and you respond to the questions. They can (and often are) about yourself but can be about whatever people decide to ask. It’s interesting! Lots of fun to answer questions when they come in 🙂

I’m not sure if it was a bot or not but I was told on Formspring about another site called Onioning which is the same sort of site but way more complex (see http://onioning.com/thatpatrickguy). You can be asked questions just like on Formspring but there’s also the option to ask the public a question and see what answers you get.

Which one is better? Onioning seems to have way more possibilities but Formspring is nice and simple. Onioning definitely made finding questions to ask and getting connected with people on the site a lot easier. Both sites have potential but I think Onioning is in the lead at the moment in terms of functionality.

Totally interesting set of sites! Not sure how truly useful they are but they are a bit of fun!

The Mystery Seeker logo in all its halloween feel

The Mystery Seeker logo in all its halloween feel

Mysterygoogle.com

This has got to be one of the coolest sites I’ve seen on the internet for a while. It’s such a simple idea but so interesting at the same time!

The way it works is you type in something to search and you receive the search results of the person who typed in a search on Mystery Seeker before you.

My only disappointment with the site is that people search for their AIM usernames and ask people to contact them. Kinda ruins the fun a little. They also post messages asking you to go to websites and stuff which is lame.

There is a cool trend called a mystery google mission where they challenge you to do something. It’s actually kinda cool.

Great website concept though. Makes me want to create something similar actually! It’s got me thinking and a little inspired 🙂