The songs I select here are primarily chosen for their merit as a song, not for the video accompanying the music- as you might already have deducted from the fact that for some of them the video shown is not actually a video clip, but rather a few minutes of footage of a picture (I’ve tried to use SoundCloud as an alternative to YouTube, but some of the music clips there tends to disappear after a while and that is not the case with YouTube, at least not that I’ve noticed – but YouTube does bring other difficulties, as I have mentioned before).
For some songs, however, the video is definitely very much worth watching, as with this Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack. At first sight it might not look special or spectacular, until you realize that the entire 5 minute clip is just one single shot. Both smooth and compelling.
Amazon hates Belgium. Or at least that is the conclusion I’m inclined draw after having been an Amazon customer for quite a few years now. On several occasions I’ve come across services Amazon is offering that sound really great to me, only to find out – a numbers of steps into the signing up process – that the service is not available in Belgium, the country I spend most of my time in.
As the internet has been growing exponentially over the past 20 years, online advertising has become very big business. Most of it in the form of online bannering: various sizes of squares and rectangles with commerical messages, spread across webpages (usually at more or less fixed parts of the page layout, such as the area in the top middle of the page).
To the companies spending money on advertising, this form of online advertising was presented as very interesting because Continue reading →