Stand Out & Be Counted

18 06 2009

We estimate that only one in 120 Twitter users have a circular picture to represent themselves. The other 119 are squares. Can you find the circular logo on this followers list:


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Effective marketing begins with being noticed.





Twitter is Going Green for Iran

17 06 2009

greencircle4Twitter seems to be the main line of communication for getting news out of Iran. The powers that be have cut off or severly curtailed most media sources, but Twitter seems to be beyond their control. In response, millions of Twitter users around the world are changing their avatars to green in support. If you go on line and use the #green4iran, #gogreen and/or #iranelection, a sea of green will appear.

If you are on Twitter and would like to create a green avatar for yourself, there is an easy way to do it. Go to picnik.com. Just upload your picture, hit “create,” then hit “effects,” then hit “night vision” and you’re done. Then save it back on your own computer and you’re ready to upload to Twitter.





And the Winner Is . . .

16 06 2009

Fortune Magazine (5.5.2008) published this circular bracket elimination of these known logos:

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It just goes to show, the power of circles is hard to beat.





Coffee Stained Bucks

15 06 2009

mjoe-bucks2I have to admit two of my favorite commerical uses of circles are Morning Joe’s coffee stain and Starbuck’s logo. Now they have joined forces. It is like a marriage made in heaven, but will it last?

When it comes to money, big bucks speaks volumes.

Some people love it, some hate it. Only time will tell.

What are your thoughts?





Imagine There’s No Circles . . .

6 06 2009

. . . Above Us Only Squares.

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…….lennon-no

With all due apologies to John Lennon, imagine what your childhood would be like without circles:

antiquehula1No hula hoops

cartoonbettyor Betty Boops.

……………………………………………..


candyoreoNo cookies or

candylollipopredoor candy.

……………………………………………..


ballbaseballNo baseball

ballbasketballor basketball.

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……………………………………………..


antiqueyoyoNo yo-yo’s


antiquemarblesor games of marbles…
randysdonuts1aor even donut holes.

……………………………………………..


adpepsicapNo soda pop
pennyor pennies for your thoughts.

……………………………………………..

cartooncharlieNo Charlie Brown

coneyisland1or merry-go-rounds.

……………………………………………..


toysecretdecoderring1No secret decoder rings
ghostbustersor ghostly things.

……………………………………………..


foodcherrypieOr cherry pie with
foodpickles pickle chips.
adspeedy2Or Speedy Seltzer when you get sick.

……………………………………………..


micmouseNo Mickey Mouse
antiquebikeor bicylcles,
xmasantaor jolly guys who go “Ho, Ho, Ho!”

……………………………………………..


comicsarchie1No carrot tops
toyslinkor things that flop.

……………………………………………..


ys-holesNo Sea of Holes
candylolly1or Tootsie Rolls.

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cartoonpopey1No Sailor Man
erectorsetferriswheelor toys that can.

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cartoonpig1There is so much more, that wouldn’t be there, if you lived in a world of nothing but squares. So look around at all you would miss, if you didn’t have circles that looked like this.
Th-th-that’s all folks!





A Clue to Building the Perfect Circle

1 06 2009

There is no such thing as a perfect, perfect circle, or is there? Keep your eyes on the following patterns and see if you can find a hidden clue.

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pi50stop

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pi50stop

pi-200-stop

pi-200-loop








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