Weird and wonderful Wednesday: 3D animations, phone unboxing and viral captions

The web is full of peculiar delights: strange oddities, viral videos, single-serving sites with a range of sub-categories, curious captions and aggregators of the weird and wonderful.The ones which really grab my eye are the cleverly thought out content such as these.

The web is full of peculiar delights: strange oddities, viral videos, single-serving sites with a range of sub-categories, curious captions and aggregators of the weird and wonderful.

The ones which really grab my eye are the cleverly thought out content such as these. Computers are normally boring, with zeros and ones floating around, business transactions, financial marketing and buzzwords which make no sense to the layman. Instead, here are some of the finer parts of what the web has brought to us.

Unboxing the Samsung i900 Omnia for one chap was a true experience. He was expecting his touch-screen, 3G compatible phone to ring, text, email and even take 5 mega-pixel photos. But from the moment he took it out of the box, he realised that Samsung's customer experience was more than he had expected or even hoped for. Quite literally all singing, all dancing.

When I saw that the Escape key had finally lived up to its name, my heart jumped for joy just a little. After all these years, he finally made the dash when nobody was looking. What was more interesting is the viral effect it had on the web when it was published, with hundreds of posts, tweets and websites hosting it.

Something which continues to amaze me is the animations which people come up with, often to do with bridging the computing world with the real world. The original stick-man videos are those which everybody knows and have grown up with, and evolutions of these videos have progressed to a further reach of ingenious and hard work, to create three-dimensional scenarios.

There are two things that Wikipedia and YouTube have in common. Firstly, it is all user-generated, no question about it. And secondly, it can keep me occupied for literally hours, because one video sparks off a link to many others and you can start from one place and end up in a totally different area without realising it.

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