Friday’s Video Views

Creative Chaos

One of my favorite authors and storytellers Malcolm Gladwell treats us to his opinion of what makes creative people tick. Thanks to my friends over at Big Think for posting.

Birthday Circa 2011

So what if you turned over your eight-year-old’s birthday party to an ad agency? Adweek’s AdFreak blog shows us. (Love this.)

Page One–>Sundance

If you follow the writings and tweetings of The New York Times‘s David Carr (@carr2n) or Brian Stelter (@brianstelter), you will not want to miss the Sundance-bound documentary “Page One: Inside The New York Times.” Filmmaker Andrew Rossi spent a year following reporters on the Media beat as they chronicled the wrenching changes that impact the very news organization for which they work. Separately, here’s a fresh look (from PBS MediaShift) at the tremendous strides The Times has made reinventing itself in an age of social and distributed media.


And while we’re talking The Times, Beet.TV caught up with its circulation chief Ray Pearce at CES where he revealed that The Times’s iPad app has been downloaded some 1.5 million times since its April debut. This of course set Twitter tongues-a-tweeting. Now just wait to see what happens in the Twittersphere when the Times paywall goes up.

Samsung’s Wireless Refrigerator

Electronic Post-it Notes, G-Cal sync, Twitter, Pandora and Epicurious…all on your fridge. Mashable thought it was a bit overkill, but I wonder. It’s just one of the cool “gadgets” that emerged from CES last week.

Beer Cannon

This was NOT showcased at CES. (Maybe next year.) Here’s an iPad app that should appeal to most 20-somethings I know.

Down Under: Redefined

You’ve no doubt read about the torrential rains and historical flooding in Australia. With a “highly recommended,” Boston video man Steve Garfield drew my attention to this real-time clip shot on a hand-held in Toowoomba, Queensland that gives you a decent sense of nature’s raw power. The clip has elicited some 3.5M views since it posted on YouTube at the beginning of this week.