Celebrating The 25th Birthday Of The Worlds Most Distracting Invention!

Bellyfeel Weekly Roundup

No, I’m not talking about one of those mechanical parrots that repeat everything you say. I am of course referring to the Internet…

And to start off, here is a great trip down memory lane, an interesting little article briefly describing the timeline of the Internet.

This is well worth a read. Coming from to you from 1994 – Empire Magazine’s introduction to the Internet… Shame it never really took off…

In Internet gaming news, EA’s Titanfall hit stores last Friday and oh boy did it take off! For anyone still unaware of what Titanfall is, or why we are so excited about it feel free to read our recent Titanfall Bellyfeel Blog Post.

Did you know that 71% of tablet activities for 17 and 18yr olds is games related? Hardly surprising with games developers like Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft taking second-screen gaming to a whole new level.

In other video game news, Naughtydog’s stellar PS3 Game The Last of Us has cleaned house at the Video Game BAFTAs taking five awards including Best Game.

On the subject of awards… the team behind The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, winner of an Interactive Emmy Award last August, have once again set their sights on achieving greatness, with their new Transmedia project Emma Approved. This is one to watch for sure…

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) has recently released its 5 Transmedia projects in the Storyscapes program. Some truly inspirational projects here (On a Human Scale is my personal favourite) what’s yours?

Time to take a step back… To a time when there was no Internet. Here is a great little blog post (via No Film School and The Big Picture) to remind us how the masters held the audiences attention BEFORE YouTube and digital storytelling… Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Hitchcock.

…And finally to bring us home, here is a nice article explaining why everything you thought you knew about the Internet is WRONG!

 

Until next time… Happy Birthday Internet!

“To err is Human but to really foul things up you need a computer” – Paul Ehrlich

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