Thursday, April 16, 2009

American Idols Update: Matt Saved by Judges

The four "American Idol" judges used their one-time-only veto power on Wednesday to spare Matt Giraud from being sent home after the hit talent show's fans cast the fewest votes for his performance of "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"
"Matt, it's good news," Simon Cowell told the singer, who broke down in tears after the judges' unanimous decision allowed him to stay in the competition at least one more week. The audience, which had chanted "Save, save, save!" cheered wildly.
Giraud first had to perform the Bryan Adams song from the film "Don Juan DeMarco" one more time, and Cowell said Giraud had actually done better on Tuesday. He began by saying, "I don't really see that you have really any chance of winning" as the other judges voiced disagreement.
Cowell also told the other finalists, who surrounded Giraud in an emotional group embrace, "I wouldn't be so quick to congratulate him," because the save meant two singers will be sent home next week and the veto had been used.

Artist of the Year?

The way Juliani has been making major moves recently, he's definitely got my (Mojo Sojo) vote for Artist of the Year. I recently listened (actually have been listening over & over) to his album 'Mtaa Mentality' and I've got to admit that this cat has probably got to the illest MC in town right now. I particularly loved the joint 'Story Hii' and of course the crossover monster, smash hit 'Biceps' which features another ill MC known as LC. Is Gospel runnin' ish right now or what?

Biceps - Juliani ft LC

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Twitter Week

Over the past few months, we’ve been inundated with emails and SMS’s requesting information about know, the ‘status update’ service that’s all the buzz right now. Most people want to find out what Twitter is, and especially how it works. We’ve also noticed that once we guide people on how to use Twitter, the next question they ask us is, “what’s the point of having Twitter if you’re on Facebook 24/7?”
Special Managed & Created by Mojo Sojo

Now that question got the IT heads here at The Insyder nodding their heads in approval and also scratching them (their heads, you idiot!) in puzzlement. I must admit, rarely do our IT heads get puzzled by viewer mail, but this here conundrum got them acting as if they’ve got severe Changez dandruff (yes Changerians, I said it!). So our IT heads came up to me and whispered (they didn’t want to shout to all and sundry that they were faced with a problem they couldn’t solve) to me, “why not have a Twitter Special on your blogsite and help us get reader mail so that we can crack this problem?” And I was like, “hmmmmmm...”
I really had to admit, our IT heads had stumbled upon a great idea. This here idea motivated me to start the first ever; The Insyder Twitter Week. This entire week, we’ll be dedicating most of our content to demystify the Twitter buzz. So here goes...

Twitter Definition
Twitter is a free
social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or applications such as Tweetie, Twitterrific, Twitterfon, TweetDeck and feedalizr. The service is free to use over the Internet, but using SMS may incur phone service provider fees.