The wind and rain has well and truly taken over our little part of the world again, so if you’re not feeling too cheerful about the mixed weather, fear not – Epic Friday is here again to put a little smile back on your face!
Clothing brand North Face had a fantastic idea to make a few digital waves with this video, produced primarily for their Korean audience. Despite the language barrier, the video has gone viral, thanks to it challenging North Face’s customers to take a leap of faith – literally!
Vine is an app that can divide people’s opinion, although some professionals are able to use the 6-second video tool for the likes of news & current affairs stories (TodayFM’s Gavan Reilly is a good example).
This is Sanna Nilsson, one of ten CEOs using Vine to pitch their start-up ideas to Disney Accelerator. Sanna hopes to develop Coda Rica, a game that can teach kids how to write code. According to Mashable (where you can also see the other nine Vine pitches) Coda Rica also have plans to release a mobile app soon.
Here, actor Tyler Fischer pretends to be the anonymous photographer behind HONY, which has some hilarious results.
This week’s first Epic Fail is just perfect, regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of Apple. Just a day ahead of their scheduled launch event for the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, it turns out that the iTunes Store displayed the iPad User Guide on iBooks to show the specs and features of the tech giant’s latest products. Awkward moment, or perfectly timed publicity stunt? You decide.
Next up, while this shocking news story isn’t exactly a fail per se, it’s definitely not a Win. The BBC has noticed that Chinese government has managed to black out certain reports by the BBC World Service, which is broadcast into some homes and many hotels across China. As the BBC’s Celia Hatton explains from Beijing, this censorship is literally blacking out any content that China does not want its citizens to see, such as the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
On a lighter note to finish off this week’s Epic Friday, this is a great take on the typical ‘fail’ videos! WWE wrestler, Randy Orton, has been superimposed onto videos of some brilliant ‘epic fails’. The #RandyOrton #RKO vines are the brainchild of steveozzi, not even Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard can escape Randy’s takedown techniques!
[Hat tip to Conn @ technology.ie for the Humans of New York video!]