online, google‘s no.1 placement auto-tweet s.e.o selection (of about 20k+ auto-tweeted tweets) in the nz territory… happens to be: miriama kamo. shane jones. tariana turia for christchurch + maori people. tw. inneresting.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.1.13~
Beyonce Knowles is a bit of a merch marketing empire. The Houston native, NYC dwelling diva not only blogs, instagrams too, she’s also launched BeyHive. Kinda Austin Powers funny. It’s a website ”through my eyes,” the singer-dancing-athlete says. Artwork of fans is what the site features (Americans go overboard for creating pop art tributes to their most loved stars, in a way nz doesn’t yet know how to, or care to much either). Interesting ideas Beyonce is loving or being inspired by also make the site.
The singer’s fan base in New Zealand is strong. We’ll be in the mode to “stay tuned” for sure. Why we like her? Her sister is funny on twitter. I’ve been a big fan of Solange too since Sol-Angel started on social media as a pioneer of it, way back when. A beautiful creative artist with words and cultural expression in quite an understated cleva way. Non stop cleva. (more…)
January 24, 2013 | Categories: Athletes, Beyonce Knowles, Bloggers, Dance, Houston, humility, Instagram, Merchandising, Merchants, New York, Social Media, Social Networking, Star System - The Art of American Celebrity, Star System - The Art of Global Celebrity, Twitter, USA | 2 Comments »
this is not an einstein moment: A European study reveals FaceBook culture can incite envy. The website is said to be laden with envy. I haven’t logged into FB for over a year, last time I did, I was getting notes laden with envy, so I just decided… nah! Keep creating this website, instead.
Why is that? Well FB is celebrity driven. Celebrities are constructs. Messangers for sponsors. (more…)
Moms + social media: NZ resident and gestapo-like foreign authorized home-intrusions survivor, Mona Schmitz is on instagram.
Mona’s life is a movie lived on a New Zealand set. One photo in still life uploaded at a time.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.1.13~
Teen Trends Online:
Out of the websites Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and Snapchat, blogging platform Tumbler is right up there with teens online. Tumbler is text, images, videos, links, and audio uploads capable.
January 13, 2013 | Categories: Bloggers, Facebook, Instagram, IT, IT Engineers, Social Media, Social Networking, Star System - The Art of American Celebrity, Star System - The Art of Global Celebrity, Teenagers, Twitter, Young Adults Culture, Young Hollywood | 2 Comments »
… she doesn’t need a filter. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.12.12~
December 29, 2012 | Categories: Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Jaime Ridge, Kiwi Sayings, New Zealand, Reality TV Stars, Smile Club, Social Media, Social Networking, Teenagers, Young Adults Culture | 1 Comment »
Pop culture is up: According to Variety Magazine: Social TV chatter up 800% on Twitter over 2012.
SIS/ Social media billionaires… are just romping ahead with that news.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
celebrity skins… is a term that defines the culture of media and all online activity. It fuels smart phone technology culture.
We see it the most in social media texts. The latest image, photo, pic, epic moment we all must have and share too. An image is a signifier (a symbol of meaning) of moments in time. (more…)
Dan Carter decided to spread some end of year cheer, giving away his Adidas and AIG sponsored sports gear to tribe rugby on twitter. A fun story. Find out what dude’s up to on TwitterLand. Those cheesy cheeky Kiwi grins. Funny.
I love the tee shirt too. Woah!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.12.12~
Social Media Culture Rugby News:
Via Instagramn + Twitter rugby star, Adam Thompson shares a photo, before the match that saw him land in the dog box for thinking he was Sammy Davis Jr. or something for a brief moment on the international football green.
At Murrayfield, against Scotland – Thomson was sighted placing a boot on the head of Scotland’s Alasdair Strokosch.
His coach, Steve Hansen at the post match press conference said via The Telegraph:
“Someone will look at it and decide whether it was malicious or reckless. I would suggest probably reckless. From there it will take its course. (more…)
November 12, 2012 | Categories: Adam Thomson, New Zealand, New Zealand All Blacks, Rugby, Scotland, Social Media, Social Networking, Sports, Sports Horiwood, Sports Psychology, Sports Talent Management | 1 Comment »
So what happens when you include relevant news of China’s thinking into a Hollywood, entertainment and sports related current events website? You get an audience spike of 33%. That’s what happens.
The trend indicates the power shift from West to East-Inclusive, conscious and aware realities. This is occurring all around us in growing economies of the world.
Anyway, let’s keep it lite.
The Horiwood Top Ten are:
No.11: iSNAP2 – Heidi Klum
Graphics: Savatoon Funny Tee Shirts slogans.
I’m totally 500% off the radar in New Zealand. Yet a lot of people help the website get read via social media. The websites people used to refer Horiwoodblog through today are: Facebook. Twitter. en.wordpress.com. hong kong yahoo search & mtv.com/usa. social white pages usa. to name a few of the many ways people support, help, contribute and give to others selflessly in areas of interest. Rock on! :)
Facebook and twitter are the main search engines that drive traffic to the website this month.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.11.12~
November 10, 2012 | Categories: Barbara Walters, China, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Hollywood Entertainment News, Horiwood Top 10, Social Media, Social Networking, Tee Shirts | Leave A Comment »
Indonesia’s celebrity TV chef: Farah Quinn has got her twitter game on – Tweet 2 greet.
Quinn’s claim to fame is being invited to the G8 summit meeting at Sea Island to cook up a feast.
Guests at the G8 affair were people like First Lady Laura Bush and other state Americano delegates, under the guidance of chef James Mullaney.
Farrah’s twitter account is here.
Quinn is a busy star in a nation that has the most twitter literate citizens per head of capita.
Quinn’s Ala Chef TV audience are avid social media followers too. Social media companies dig her star power.
The star is currently making inroads into the American market.
She’s not doing too badly at it either. A recent tweet shares:
Yes, this is really is Farrah with will i am. That’s quite alrite!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.10.12~
October 31, 2012 | Categories: California, Cuisine, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Farah Quinn, Hats, Hip Hop Community, Hollywood Entertainment News, Indonesia, Los Angeles, Muslims, Parenting, Smile Club, Social Media, Social Networking, Socialites, Twitter, USA, West Hollywood, What's Cooking in Your Kitchen for The World?, Will I Am | 1 Comment »
I am reading Instagram today. Totally obsessing with Rihanna‘s style of image, tweet selections. Looking for, creating, selecting and sharing meaning is what Riri excels in on social media. I love this one:
“If you never try, you’ll never know.” –So true! Just try good things more so, than not so good ones. :)
The Horiwood Top Ten today are eclectic as per usual. The List:
7. Prince Harry
10. Tie A: World News
Aussie Humor: Keeping Up With Leonie Hemsworth‘s Ausie clan
Rachel Hunter remembered 9-11 for Kiwis with her tweet: “Etched in our hearts forever 9/11. Love & Prayers.”
Fashion: Sonia Greenslade fashion stylist photos.
Alright: For the rest of the day, I’ll be more sobre minded with news selections (eg: I’ll do an “Around The World News” hard news selection). Have a great day!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.9.12~
September 11, 2012 | Categories: Andy Lee, Australia, Awesome Aussies, Barbados, Conservation, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Hamish and Andy, Hamish Blake, Hollywood Entertainment News, Horiwood Top 10, Models, New York, New Zealand, Ngai Tahu, Pop Art, Pop Cultural Commentary, Rachel Hunter, Rihanna, Scotty Morrison, Social Media, Social Networking, Supermodels, Twitter | Leave A Comment »
Adam Noah Levine is the most watched American rocker pop-star of music today. Let’s go with his boxing video again then of Maroon 5‘s latest Music Video hit. 18 million+ views is what YouTube’s tally machine has awarded the song so far. Not bad.
After retweeting Sam Farrar tweets and John Lennon rock thoughts visally too (see below), the singer-songwriter then takes to twitter with: “If you’re wearing a tux at 4:43 in the AM, chances are you’re awesome,” & ”Thank you Mr. President. I’ll never forget that speech.” Levine’s latest tweet is: “Shooting a video today. Let’s just say it’s a BOLD concept.”
Always so creative.
Happy Sunday Funday! :)
ps: my spiritual views are 100% different to the late JL’s yet I do like the Lennon image as a commentary on thinking freely to encourage art, creativity and new things and bold ideas happening more in the world.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.9.12~
He surfed the wave of renewed, brills momentum. Barack Obama‘s DNC speech 2012. View it right here.
What he said:
“Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow. And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for.
Madam Chairwoman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States.
The first time I addressed this convention in 2004, I was a younger man; a Senate candidate from Illinois who spoke about hope – not blind optimism or wishful thinking, but hope in the face of difficulty; hope in the face of uncertainty; that dogged faith in the future which has pushed this nation forward, even when the odds are great; even when the road is long.
Eight years later, that hope has been tested – by the cost of war; by one of the worst economic crises in history; and by political gridlock that’s left us wondering whether it’s still possible to tackle the challenges of our time.
I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you’re sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me – so am I.
But when all is said and done – when you pick up that ballot to vote – you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. Over the next few years, big decisions will be made in Washington, on jobs and the economy; taxes and deficits; energy and education; war and peace – decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and our children’s lives for decades to come. (more…)
September 7, 2012 | Categories: Afghan Biscuits, Afghanistan, amputees, Bankers, Barack Obama, Billionaires, BioEnergy, BioFuels, Biology, Building Maintenance, Bullying, Burma, Cars, Chicago, China, Climate Change, Colorado, Country-Building, Creative Writing, Debt, Democracy, Democracy is Bought, Detroit, Drought, Economic Bullying, Education, Employment, Energy, Engineers, Europe, European Central Bank, Eurozone, Experiments, Flooding, Fossil Fuels, Franklin Roosevelt, Gas Prices, GFC, global warming, Greed, Health & Safety, Health Care, Homeland Security, Homelessness, Illinois, Inequality, Iraq, Libya, Living Costs Per Pay Parity Studies, Manufacturing, Mathematics, Medical Science, Middle Class Rebuilds, Millionaires, Minnesota, Natural Disasters, North Carolina, Philosophy, Phoenix, Politics, Psychology, Public Demonstrations News, Public Servants, Publicists, Renewable Energy, Russia, Science, Science & Innovation, Science Teachers, Seeing Through Uniforms, Small to Medium Sized Businesses, Social Engineering, Social Justice, Social Networking, South Sudan, Speakers, Speeches, steel, Superpowers discourse and direction, Teachers, Toledo, Trade, Trade Agreements, Trade Training Apprenticeships, Unemployment, USA, Veterans of War, Vietnam, Wall Street Culture, War, Washington D.C, Wastage, Weapons Buying, World News, Wrestling, Writers | Leave A Comment »
In Ecuador, Kiwis have allegedly joined the protest for Julian Assange‘s freedom. William Haig featured on the news today talking about it too via BBC news reporting.
Let’s recall the Assange drama then: If I recall, an American soldier gave Julian the private US military info. Julian then distributed it to media. US media fed on every single document Julian sent them. Politicians and world leaders suddenly became more popular than Hollywood stars or sports stars, through what Julian did. Wikileaks was en vogue news. People even talked about it over Russian vodka Martinis in LA with Britney Spears and Rihanna pop hits blaring in the blackground.
A weird fusion combo, yet that was LA’s social circuit at the time. It made everyone feel just that tad bit mo smarter.
Political gossip and foreign affairs gossip filled tabloids and grew social media platforms for the USA, like no other content that period. Some new billionaires were even made from distributing Wikileaks stories via US military and Assange’s distribution. New Zealand’s Wikileaks content was extremely tame, compared to everyone else’s political gossip. I was disappointed. It happened not long after NZ’s PM appeared on the late show with David Letterman introduced as a guy from the 1950′s. That was funny.
In New Zealand, we even got one billionaire, who benefitted from the Wikileaks social media platforms buzz, shipped to NZ, years later.
However, at the time Hillary Clinton had to clean up the Wikileaks mess in global affairs. Off Hillary flew on her jet air plane trying to calm things down. At the same time Angelina Jolie was jetting the world too, filming The Tourist.
Julia (Australia’s new PM), suddenly became more prominent in the world at that time as no one in the US knew who she was. However, when Assange was mentioned, and given the fact that he was an Australian citizen, the US audience would then look at Australian news to see what was going on. It fast became a Mid-East story though. (more…)
August 17, 2012 | Categories: Andy Coulson, Australia, Bankers, Banking System Flows, Billionaires, Britain, California, David Cameron, David Letterman, Denim, Economic Bullying, Ecuador, Egypt, Facebook, Foreign Affairs, France, Germany, gold, Gossip, Hilary Clinton, Information Sharing, Julia Gillard, Julian Assange, Kim Dotcom, Mark Zuckerberg, New Zealand, News, Nicolas Sarkozy, oil, Politics, Rupert Murdoch, Scandals, Social Engineering, Social Media, Social Networking, South Africa, Spying, Star System - The Art of Australian Celebrity, Thailand, Transparency in a Digital Age, USA, Wikileaks, William Hague, World News | 1 Comment »
Bree Jones watching the rowing in London at Eaton Dorney tweets:
[Nice one Bree!]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.8.12~
August 3, 2012 | Categories: Bree Jones, Eric Murray, Hamish Bond, Kool Kiwis, Mahé Drysdale, New Zealand, Pakehas, Rowing, Smile Club, Social Media, Social Networking, Sports, Sports Horiwood, Sports Psychology, Sports Sponsorship, Twitter | Leave A Comment »
They are the Kiwi pair that whipped it at Eaton Dorney on Dorney Lake.
Rowers Hamish Bond and Eric Murray beat France and Britain in the final tonight, winning by two clear boat lengths.
TVNZ reports: “The 30-year-old Murray and Bond, 26, have looked untouchable all season.” They also smashed the world record in their qualifying heat. At the win, “Murray raised his arms and looked to the skies as they crossed the line while Bond repeatedly slapped his hands in the water and gasped for breath.”
Congratulations! Well done :)
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Social Media blogger and sports journalist Troy Rawhiti-Forbes, (pictured left) who was present at the race instantly tweeted about the pairs impressive performance. Troy’s tweet reads:
“It looked like a whipping on TV. Live on the water, it was clear to see how much muscle was behind that #KiwiPair effort. Just unreal,” he said.
Surreal, now real.
“Oars in the water, springs in our steps. Absolutely golden,” said Troy.
Go New Zealand!
[Photo - New Zealand Herald]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.8.12~
August 3, 2012 | Categories: Britain, Eric Murray, France, Hamish Bond, Journalists, Kool Kiwis, London, New Zealand, News, Olympic Games, Olympics, Pakehas, Rowing, Smile Club, Social Media, Social Networking, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Star System - The Art of South Pacific Celebrity, Strength, Sunglasses, Teamwork, Troy Rawhiti-Forbes, World News | Leave A Comment »
Best tech reporting: Joanna Hunkin has done some really good investigative reporting on the advent of smart phone banking, or virtual wallet, mobile telephony spend.
1. It certainly frees up society. In good ways and bad. The ‘bad’ might need regulating.
2. Cash is zinging around at a rapid rate.
3. Banks are gaining more power of individuals with this system. Is that good or bad?
4. When apartments have a smart phone app that opens doors – instead of a key – what happens when the power goes out?
5. I am a fan of smart phone banking – yet moving from virtual currency transactions is always risky as money is less real. It does give a feeling of speeding up an economy. That in itself is a big part of smart phone banking’s novelty factor. It does make people more fragmented in focus. Always looking down at the phone, noticing less of the blue skies in beaut NZ. Good or bad? Phone addiction increases. Good or bad? Or who care? Just flow with it?!
July 31, 2012 | Categories: Apps, Australia, Banking System Flows, Bernadine Oliver-Kerby, Digital Divide, Entrepreneurs, Joanna Hunkin, New Zealand, News, Smart Phone Banking, Smartphone Spend, Social Justice, Social Networking, Transparency in a Digital Age | Leave A Comment »
Who gets the best party tickets at the Olympics? Nations with the best water supplies, food and oil and gas. For good measure, nations with the best gossip too. Here’s one of those tales.
So, over my hardy, stodgy porridge breakfast, I learn that New Zealand is juggling an espionage scandal as well as trying to solve our unemployment sector. I don’t know how we do it, but we take it all in our stride?
Anyway the espionage scandal involves Canadian naval officer Jeffrey Paul Delisle, who allegedly while on government pay roll, decided to be like Facebook, Twitter, Apps (and other social media companies). Shock horro! He traded secrets to another government. Namely Russia. Well say this isn’t so?!. (more…)
July 25, 2012 | Categories: Apiculture, Apple, Apps, Australia, Awesome Aussies, Billionaire HQ on Horiwood.Com, Billionaires, Britain, Canada, Entertainment Distribution, Foreign Affairs, Gossip, Humor, IMF, Information Sharing, Infrastructure Technology, Insects, Insider Trading, Integrity, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Rights, Intimacy Vs Information, Jeffrey Paul Delisle, John Key, Julia Gillard, Lisa Davies, New Zealand, New Zealand Drama, New Zealand's Got Talent, News, News Formats, Politicians Rehabilitation Centers, Politics, Remote control Kiwis, Russia, Satellite Relationships Discourse, Satellite Technology, Scandals, Schapelle Corby, Science & Innovation, Scotland, Sean Connery, Security Industries, Seeing Through Uniforms, Seismic Surveying, Social Engineering, Social Media, Social Networking, Sports, Spying, Star System - The Art of British Celebrity, Table Manners and Kate Etiquette, Tabloid Humor, Talk Shows, Wikileaks, Words, Words With Friends, World Bank, World History, World News | 1 Comment »
In double trouble marquees London backdrops news: Beyonce and Solange Knowles hang out in London.
On the social media front, the younger Knowles is already totz over Instagram and has moved on to blogging. Check out the crazy fun at MyDamnBlog.Com.
Nice water in that grass.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.7.12~
In the Maori language, New Zealand’s mother of a nation for Maori broadcasting, Tini Molyneux has a korero (chat).
Her kaupapa (topic of conservation): ika & wai.
Or in Maori tweet language on twitter: iKA WAi.
Profound thoughts towards forward change ahead for the economy to grow and advance.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.7.12~
July 17, 2012 | Categories: Art, artist, Asia Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Directors, Documentary, Editors, Education, Empathy, Encouragement, Endurance, Filmmakers, Fisheries, Founding Mothers - Aotearoa New Zealand, Founding Mothers South Pacific, Human Rights, Humor, iKA WAi, iKAWA2, Kapa Haka, Kawa, Leadership, Maori, Maori Television Service - Hollywood, New Zealand Citizens, New Zealand Wines, News, News Formats, Ngai Tuhoe, Producers, Reality TV Stars, Science & Innovation, Science Teachers, Scotty Morrison, Screenwriters, Social Justice, Social Networking, South Pacific, South Pacific Television Hollywood, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Talent Management, Talk Shows, Te Reo Rangatira, Teachers, Teamwork, Tonga, Virtual Tourism, Vision, Visual Arts, Women, Women's Rights | Leave A Comment »
Katy Hudson aka Katy Perry on moving on after Russell in paparazzi interviews akin to mental torture says: “For me, right now, I’m totally not looking.” Seen her movie yet?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.7.12~
July 7, 2012 | Categories: 3D Documentary, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Hollywood Entertainment News, Katy Perry, Marketing and Branding, Merchandising, Movie News, Music Industry News, Social Media, Social Networking, Tee Shirts, Twitter | Leave A Comment »
USA media’s tabloids are raking in the millions with the Holmes-Cruise-Kidman family brands of entertainment being referenced in Hollywood’s star system at a fast and furious rate - in the Katie and Tom recent divorce announcement story.
A report goes like this: “Connor Cruise has taken to twitter to voice his support for his father Tom Cruise in his divorce battle. [Not surprised]Connor Cruise is backing his father Tom Cruise in his divorce battle.
The aspiring DJ – who the actor adopted with second wife Nicole Kidman – retweeted a message on twitter stating that family is the most important thing, in an apparent dig at Tom’s estranged spouse Katie Holmes, who filed for divorce on Friday (29.06.12) after five years of marriage. [Why is Katie blacklisted as 'estranged' in this wording? Albeit, one of Connor's friends wrote the original text. It's too Hotel California song lyrics not enough Dawson's Creek sweet.]
Talent Break – New Zealand Breakers fan club: Watch the talented and soulful Renee Therese above with cheerleading acrobatics and a bit of hat guitar music performance too from some of New Zealander’s local entertainers. Good energy on display. (more…)
July 4, 2012 | Categories: Andrew Garfield, Beyonce Knowles, California, Cheer Leaders, Chris Brown, Connor Cruise, DESTINY'S CHILD, DJs, Dreamworks, gender inequality, Genie Industries, Katie Holmes, Los Angeles, Mark Zuckerberg, Marketing and Branding, oil, Parenting, Project Runway, protein, Publicists, Renee Therese, Social Engineering, Social Media, Social Networking, TI, Twitter | Leave A Comment »