Because all lives need some duckies and kitties.
A meritocracy is a system in which the people who are the luckiest in their health and genetic endowment; luckiest in terms of family support, encouragement, and, probably, income; luckiest in their educational and career opportunities; and luckiest in so many other ways difficult to enumerate — these are the folks who reap the largest rewards. The only way for even a putative meritocracy to hope to pass ethical muster, to be considered fair, is if those who are the luckiest in all of those respects also have the greatest responsibility to work hard, to contribute to the betterment of the world, and to share their luck with others.
#THISISMYDESIGN TWITTER CAMPAIGN AND COMPETITION PRIZE!
CALLING ALL FANNIBALS!
We have until June 1st (at the latest) to sway NBC on the fate of Hannibal. Here’s what you can do to help!
Join Hannibal’s cast and crew in creating a Twitter storm this Thursday 10-12PM Eastern using #THISISMYDESIGN as your hashtag
WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
It is really important that our views are counted, even if you aren’t one of the lucky 25,000 in the US to be included in the Nielsen ratings.
Having Hannibal related tags trend on Twitter while the show airs gives networks like NBC more concrete data on exactly how many of us are watching. Trust me, they will be paying close attention to this ESPECIALLY GIVEN WE TRENDED LAST WEEK!
WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO?
1. Tweet #THISISMYDESIGN
We’re tweeting #THISISMYDESIGN this week, Thursday 10PM-12PM Eastern time.
For International Fannibals - The following link will tell you what time you need to start,just scroll down and pick your city/country to find the event’s start and finish times - http://tinyurl.com/knasvmq
2. One hashtag to rule them all
#THISISMYDESIGN is this week’s hashtag - tagging just #Hannibal won’t result in trending. As Twitter puts it: “Twitter Trends are automatically generated by an algorithm that attempts to identify topics that are being talked about more right now than they were previously. The Trends list is designed to help people discover the ‘most breaking’ breaking news from across the world, in real-time.”
If we keep tagging #Hannibal each week (or any other previous tag such as #EATTHERUDE) we will have to keep topping ourselves in order to compete. This is why we need a different hashtag each time :)
ALSO NOTE: #THISISMYDESIGN must be the only tag present in order to trend effectively.
ALSO ALSO NOTE: You’ll need to take your Twitter off private if it’s on, or else your tweets won’t trend - same goes for tweets containing swears!
3. Check in to GetGlue
GetGlue check ins are watched very closely by the networks - we made it to top 3 or 4 last week, let’s make that number 1! If there was a time to do it this would be it! Make sure to link your GetGlue and Twitter to maximise the trending potential :D
4. Show your love
Accounts you must follow!
Official NBC - @nbc
Official NBC Hannibal - @NBCHannibal
Bryan Fuller - Creator @BryanFuller
Martha De Laurentiis - Exec Producer @neoprod
Dino De Laurentiis Co - Production Company @DeLaurentiisCo
David A Slade - Director @DAVID_A_SLADE
Kristy Gay - @_Destati_ - Follow me for all your Hannibal campaign news and general silliness :)
ANY QUESTIONS? Send me an ask or visit https://www.facebook.com/HannibalHQ - I am happy to help :)
Feel free to follow us on twitter, too.
My life, in three comic panels.
To all of you complaining…why?
Not me. I really think this is a great move for all parties involved. Congrats to the entire Tumblr team.
Agreed. Twitter’s a good example of how remaining independent does not guarantee that you won’t start messing with the principles that made your service great. Also, Yahoo’s the perfect purchaser: they have a new CEO (so no loyalty to stuff/execs within Yahoo that might compete with Tumblr) and they’re desperate to get back some of their tech cachet. They have very little incentive to change or kill off the service.
This past year marked the 25th Anniversary of the Graphics Interchange Format. From its humble beginnings at Netscape, to its current prominence in today’s Tumblr-driven culture, the GIF has come a long way, bb.
All this week, in honor of the Lifetime Achievement Award GIF inventor Steve Wilhite is receiving at this year’s Webbys we will be celebrating GIF WEEK. It’s like shark week but way, way better.
I’ll be cold and buried before I recognize the soft G.
We stand with Bugs.
If he wanted to call it “jiff,” he shoulda stuck a J in there.