This week, you probably came across the hashtag #GangnamStyle. Yeah, this is trending in just about everywhere I go. If you have not heard about it (and I will really be surprised), PYS’s (Park Jaesang), has been in the news and hitting record breaking numbers on his video “Gangnam Style”. As of today, the video has been viewed over 309 million times and has officially entered the Guinness book of records for the most likes ever. That’s over 3 million likes as of today. More over, there are dozens of Gangnam Style video variations already (including a raw video without music) out there, also going viral (good marketing technique??).
Anyway, and as entertaining the video might be (I like the beat and the dancing bit), the music is in Korean and I was curious as to what it meant. Fortunately, I was not alone…
for the past couple of days I seem to have been obsessed with #gangnamstyle . Sure it's a fun dance and a catchy beatbut WHAT does it mean, what is he talking about? After finding this page I will sleep soundly tonight.
Gangnam Style, Dissected: The Subversive Message Within South Korea's Music Video Sensation
Beneath the catchy dance beat and hilarious scenes of Seoul's poshest neighborhood, there might be a subtle message about wealth, class, and value in South Korean society.
So, if you were wondering what message the music is trying to get across or understand a bit more about “Gangnam Style”, head over there. Meanwhile, here’s the original record breaking video, in case you have not seen it yet. What do you think? Do you like/dislike it? Why/Why not? Feel like dancing “the Gangnam Style”?
For more pressing news. Matt Cutts has Tweeted this week that “a small upcoming Google algo change will reduce low-quality “exact-match” domains in search results”. Further, he clarified the announcement with this.
New exact-match domain (EMD) algo affects 0.6% of English-US queries to a noticeable degree. Unrelated to Panda/Penguin.
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) September 28, 2012
So, if you have an EMD, its probably wise to make sure that Google does not consider your site of low quality.
On a different front, rumor is growing that “FaceBook Adsense” is inevitable. As reported by WebProNews, “some analysts expect Facebook to eventually launch an external ad network – some Facebook-powered version of AdSense.” – This could be interesting.
On a side note, and in case you have not heard about it too, the long awaited Thesis 2.0 is finally ready and officially launching this Monday, Oct. 1. It took a lot of time before Chris finally decided to get Thesis 2.0 out, but just by going through some of the new announced features, I am almost certain, this new version will rock. If you are already a lucky owner of Thesis (single or developer), you are good to go. If not, you have only two days to decide whether or not you want to go for it, and take advantage of the old price. Check it out (aff)!
On a lesser “record breaking” degree, is my current giveaway. In case you missed that, here’s where you can participate
As usual, in no particular order:
Content Marketing/Small Business Bites
- The Secret to a Profitable Affiliate Product Review
- 17 Brilliant Sources of Content Hiding Right Under Your Nose
- How to Beat 7 Common Self-Publishing Fears
- Yahoo Resurrects Its Publisher Network In Partnership With Bing And Media.net
- Finally: An Easy-to-Understand Link Building Plan to Help You Recover from Penguin and Panda
- How Many SEO Consultants Actually Know What They’re Talking About?
- Google Confirms Hidden Benefit Of Authorship: Bonus Links After A Back-Button Click
See also: Setup your Google authorship
Social Web/Other Roundups and Cool Stuff
- 10 Reasons Twitter Thinks You’re a Twit, and Why No One Follows You Back
- StumbleUpon Gets Big Desktop Redesign, Adds Lists
- How to Schedule your Pins on Pinterest
- Marketing Day: September 28, 2012
That’s it! Enjoy and have a great weekend.