Thursday, March 28, 2013

Psy Discovered

As we all know, Psy has made his way to the top of the charts with his song Gangnam Style. It didn't only make it to the top of the charts though, his music video has gone viral. His offical music video is now at 1,474,518,172 views on YouTube. It is widely the most viewed video on YouTube. But what does all this mean for this Korean celebrity? As Psy grow in popularity, other videos came out the wood works. Psy had a few videos in particular that didn't make American's to happy.

During a 2002 protest concert against the presence of 37,000 American troops in Korea, PSY took  lifted a miniature "American tank" and smashed it on the ground to massive applause

After a Korean missionary was captured in Iraq by Islamists who demanded that South Korea not send troops to aid America in the war in Iraq. This resulted in massive protests throughout Korea against both Muslim extremism and the U.S. military for indirectly bringing this fate upon a Korean missionary.

As part of the protests in 2004, Psy and several other popular Korean musicians put on a live performance of a Korean rock band's song "Dear American." Lyrics went as followed: Kill those fucking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives Kill those fucking Yankees who ordered them to torture Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers Kill them all slowly and painfully.

As soon as Psy's popularity spread to the US, these videos were found and released. Outrage grew and the web blow up through news sites, YouTube and Twitter. Psy is still not treating his new-found American fans with respect. He has been known to throw up the middle finger and reject his fans because of the Iraq War. This is still all after he apologized for his anti-American videos. Even shortly after this videos came out about Psy, he still performed for our president.

Through this viral video and Psy's popularity, we found out a lot about his past and even present. Psy might not be the person we think he is, and that's all thanks you YouTube.

Saturday, March 16, 2013


I’ve been working with social media for a while now and SEO’s have always boggled my mind. SEO is just an acronym for Search Engine Optimization. As soon as I started researching it, I realized it is the process that affects the visibility of a web page or site. It makes sure your site is seen and in the top search results. SEO’s can target different kinds or search results. It can target images, videos, and local searches. They consider what people search for and the terms they use. I found a good video explaining what SEO’s were. It explained that search engines like Google are like librarians. They need to know what is in their “library.” And when your library is the entire Internet that is a lot to know. So of course they have algorithms to help. 

When you have a website, SEO’s matter! They are key to making sure your website is seen. It needs the right words, titles and phrases to fit search engine algorithms. There are certain things you can do to make your site more seen though. Meta tags allow you to enter keywords into your code. If you were planning to sale camping gear you might add tags like “camping” “tents” “sleeping bags.” You can even use name brands like “Columbia” to your code. These tags also allow you to add a description to your website that will appear when searched. Meta tags play a big role in Search Engine Optimization. Over 80% of people use search engines to find information on the Internet. Meta tags need to be unique and applicable to your site.

Geotagging is another method used when creating a SEO. These tags are used to add geographic information into your online metadata. It allows people to see locations near them or the location of the content. I was on yesterday and it had a sidebar that said to by locally. It knows where I was and that I lived near Nibly where they are located. These tags are useful for many businesses weather it is news or local stores.

SEO’s are important tools to use when creating a web presence.