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How To Make Halloween Costumes Out Of Your Favourite Websites

On the Halloween of two years ago I decided to dress up as my boyfriend and impersonated him in a video that managed to fool his dad and gained me a nomination to the Academy Awards (of my heart).

This year I resolved to step up my game and dress up as another of my true, real loves: THE WHOLE INTERNET.

Pitchfork

This rootless supervillain made it his life’s mission to find and pierce everyone who claims that Joanna Newsom’s voice is “kinda weird” or that “Tori Amos  is just a Kate Bush wannabe”.

pitchfork halloween costume

pitchfork halloween costume

pitchfork halloween costume

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The Iceland Car Game

A trip to Iceland is not a trip to Iceland without hours upon hours (upon hours) of driving.

Of course most of the time will be spent being amazed by the stunning scenery and wowing at phenomenal natural landscapes – duh!

But there will also be dull moments in which the sixth rainbow sighting in 30 minutes won’t look so magnificent.

The following game is exactly for those moments.

(click on the image to see a better resolution)

the iceland car game

An effortless post full of disgustingly catchy GIFs

Yes, some time ago I did tweet this:

but I’ve never tweeted anything like I’m a perfectly coherent person or I’m the king of things that make sense.

So here we go, fasten your seat belts, it’s gonna be a crazy GIF-ride.

Kristin

Kristin trying to look threatening in her reaper coat

 

Hilly

Hilly, my favorite tarot reader at Astro TV

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When They Look at Us

Do you ever wonder how people perceive your relationships?

Sometimes I meet couples that look like a match made in heaven and they end up lasting less than a British tv series.

And then there’s times in which I think the members of the couple have too strong personalities/too few in common/too different lifestyles to really have a future together, but inexplicably everything works out fine, happily ever after and all.

So I’ve been wondering for some time what’s the image that Stephen and me project to the outside world when we’re together and I think I finally found the answer.

I was going through the pictures of our recent trip to Barcelona and it struck me: clearly, what people see when they look at us is

a cute hipster and his dumb cousin.

Here’s why:

barcelona arc de triompf

Barcelona – Arc de triompf

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Gif me baby one more time

It turned out my smartphone (which I’ve bought less than one year ago) doesn’t support Vine.

You go ahead, beautiful people of the new millennium.

Go ahead towards the future and don’t mind me staying behind.

I have seen a lot. I have tweeted, I have blogged and now it’s time to leave my place to new generations, while the outdated ship that is my soul sinks slowly on the notes of a sad midi file and does the only thing its limited resources still allow:

 

SOME FRIGGIN’ AMAZING GIFs!

 

So welcome to a special edition of When You Live in Berlin:

When intellectual chats turn into a Dramatic Chipmunk impression:

florian_monster

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Infographic: Gender distribution in Social Media!

After collecting data for months I can finally publish the results of my study about gender distribution in social media. The data have been collected by looking over the shoulders of strangers in the train and going through the browser history of my colleagues while they were taking their lunch breaks. Hope you enjoy the resulting infographic.

gender distribution in social media infographic

If you liked it then you shoulda put a pope on it

Like them or not, popes are the oldest community managers in human history.

Penalized by an absent CEO and a troublemaker COO, the Catholic Church wasn’t doing that well as a startup. It’s only after the figure of the pope was introduced – in fact – that the community started thriving and could be taken to a new level.

Opinionists, bloggers, press magnetizers: popes have been around less than Jesus (but more than – for example – Pokemons) and nonetheless they proved to be amazing brand ambassadors, always coming up with new outstanding marketing ideas.

During my recent trip to Rome, in particular, I noticed that the Church’s marketing efforts have become more and more visual. Take a look, for example, at these postcards, masterpieces of graphic design, featuring random circles placed over Rome from which various popes send a benevolent look to your friends and family.

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