Who needs American Idle when you’ve got the viral power of the Internet. Those of you reading this post who have not yet seen the Chinese Backstreet Boys, as they have come to be known, may well be in minority at this point. This lip syncing video has struck a chord with millions of viewers. And as we’ve seen with things like JibJab’s This Land or The Star Wars Kid, cultural phenomenon spread with lightening speed on the Internet. I am sure these two Chinese teenagers had no idea how popular their lip syncing video would become. Yet, like the winners of American Idol, fame has turned into money for these instant celebrities. Check out this Motorola commercial they have recently recorded and is now playing in the Chinese market. Just another example of the powerful cultural filter that is the unfettered Internet.
Sneak peek: Quixotic rehearsals at TED2012: Full Spectrum. February 27 – March 2, 2012. Long Beach, CA. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Cross-posted from the TEDx Tumblr: Kansas City-based dance troupe Quixotic Fusion performed at TEDxKC 2010 and 2011 before finding their way to the TED2012 stage (you can watch that performance on TED.com). During the […]
Last night at the TED offices, we held a special event: a miniature TED all about voting. Three amazing speakers took the stage to present ideas and stories related to our electoral process. First up, was TED’s own Lisa Bu, our Content Distribution Manager, who spoke about her experience traveling from China in 1995 to […]