Susan Boyle's Britain's Got Talent Audition

일기 2009. 4. 24. 04:31


(안보이면 이곳으로 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxPZh4AnWyk)


사람을 외모로 판단하는 건 어디를 가도 마찮가지인가보다.
모든 관객과 심사위원은 그녀의 외모와 나이를 보고 '도대체 왜 나온거야...'라는 눈길을 보냈다.
그리고 노래가 시작되고 그녀의 목소리가 울려퍼지자, 모든이의 입이 떡 버러지고 만다.

지금 이 비디오를 20밀리언이 넘는 사람이 유투브를 통해 시청했고, 사람들은 그녀의 이름을 외치며 열광하고 있다.
The 'No Chance, Dude' syndrome 은 외모를 통해 사람을 판단하는 현상을 일컷는 말이다.

모든 세상의 잣대가 외모로 쏠려있고, 몸매 가꾸기, 성형하기, 살빼기에 온 힘을 기울이고 있다. 살아남기 위해...
축구선수도 외모가 뛰어나야 박수받고, 수영선수도 귀여운 외모에 더 사랑받고, 노래를 잘하는 가수가 못생겨서 외면받는 지금을 사는 우리는 과연 행복한가?

얼마전에 모 쇼프로에서 누군가가 말했다. '날씬했던 저시절이 내 생에 가장 편안했던 시간이었다' 세상에 그리 편하게 돌아갈수가 없었단다. 모든것을 다 가진 인간이 있을까... 이쁜사람은 때론 다른 능력이 없고, 똑똑한 자는 때로는 출중한 외모가 없기도 하고, ... 우린 지금 인간을 너무 과대평가하고 있는것 같다. 외 사람을 한가지 잣대로 보는가.

저아이는 코가 이쁘고, 저아이는 눈이 이쁘고, 저아이는 대신 키가 크고...이런 다양한 잣대가 아니라,

저 아이는 음악성이 좋고, 저 아이는 노래를 잘하고, 저 아이는 사람을 잘 배려하고, 저 아이는 산수에 빠르고, 저 아이는 활동적이고 저아이는 뛰어난 외모를 가졌다...라고 말할 수 있는 아주 다~양한 인간을 판단하는 잣대를 만들어보자구.

수잔...그녀는 지금 저 목소리만으로 너무 아름답다.
그래도..못생겼어..라고 생각하는 당신 혹시... 모든 시간과 마음을 외모에만 쏟아왔던가.. 그래서 다른거 하나 가진게 없어서 행여나 저분이 부러운건가.

Asian Babies are cutter than others'

일기 2009. 4. 8. 04:14

여기서 느끼는 것은, 참...다들 아시아계 아기들을 좋아라 한다는 것이다. 일종에... 우리가 말하는 미국에서 말하는 서구적인 얼굴이 인기가 있을 것이라는 아주 한국적인 여자들의 외모에 대한 이야기와 일치하는 이론(?) 이라고나 할까. - 이부분에 대해서 할말 많지만, 일단 넘어가겠다. 간략히 별로 안그렇다는것이지만 - 여튼 외국인들은 길에 지나가는 아시아쪽 애기들만 보면 너무너무 좋아라한다. 사람마다 이쁘다, 귀엽다, 멋있다라는 기준은 조금씩 다르지만, 동서양의 차이는 조금더 큰거 같긴 하다. 왜 우린 '부리부리'한것만을 동경하는 것일까. 우리것이 제일인데. 사람이고 물건이고... 헤헤

다음은 내가 인터넷에서 찾은 'Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces'라는 제목아래 첨부된 사진들.
근데 진짜 너무 귀엽잖아. 중간에 태권도(?)같은거 하는애 너무 귀엽잖아. 헤헤

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces
Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

Top 10 Cutest Asian Baby Faces

The Digital President

관심 2008. 11. 9. 13:29
 

The Digital President

Viewpoint: Adam Cahill, Senior VP-General Manager, Carat Boston

Adam Cahill
Adam Cahill
The genius of Barack Obama's approach to social media throughout the 2008 presidential campaign was that it was never actually about him (to paraphrase from his election night speech).

The goal was not to find an audience to whom advertising could be delivered. The goal was to build a movement -- to create a community, to connect individuals to one another and to empower people by giving them the tools to organize and take action.

Now that he's been elected, Obama has the potential to extend the social-media foundation he built as a candidate and transform it into something even more powerful.

So then, Mr. President Elect, here's a social-media checklist that could help create the first truly digital White House -- and fundamentally change the nature of the public's relationship with its government along the way.

MyWhiteHouse.com
MyBarackObama.com, the hub of your campaign, becomes MyWhiteHouse.com. Here the public will have direct and unfiltered access to your priorities and positions. But this hub won't be solely (or even largely) about information sharing. It will be the means by which you enable individuals to organize in their communities to bring your ideas (and ours) to life.

Reach Across the 'Digital' Aisle
Today there are hundreds of digital groups that are vehemently anti-Obama. Just as you'll need to work with Republican politicians, you'll need to bring these people into the fold. Have your team reach out to these groups, not with the immediate goal of changing their minds, but to demonstrate that their opinions are respected.

Multiple Points of Entry
While MyBarackObama.com was the hub of your campaign's digital universe, it was by no means the only point of entry. You had a meaningful presence in numerous social networks, from the mainstream to the niche. The same should be true of your presidency: Let the public access the government on their terms, in their preferred environments.

Legislative Co-creation
Just as the most progressive brands have begun to co-create products and services with their customers, you ought to use social media as a way to bring the public's voice to legislative creation and prioritization. Why should voting be restricted to Election Day? Let us "Digg" up the issues we want addressed, making every day an opportunity to "vote."

Listening, Feedback, and Guidance
Make it easy to submit suggestions and feedback, and make sure you have a staff to respond thoughtfully to these submissions. MyWhiteHouse.com can become a link from the public to the government. Whether people submit queries on an issue as large as global warming or as small as a pothole on their corner, make sure you respond with the information they need to act.

Enable Grassroots Community Service
Your campaign famously created a new model for fundraising: massive amounts of small donations as opposed to small amounts of massive donations. You can now use social media to bring a similar model to community service. Grand programs that require huge time commitments (like Teach for America) will remain important, but there is the opportunity to greatly increase the overall amount of community service if you can enable us to contribute our time in smaller, more frequent ways.

All of this activity will be centered at MyWhiteHouse.com, which could become the "craigslist" of government service. Just as MyBarackObama.com brought individuals together at the local level to work on your behalf, MyWhiteHouse.com will bring individuals and organizations together to work on the country's behalf. Make this happen and we'll see Americans begin to help one another in historic numbers.

The great criticism of your candidacy was that "all" you were offering the public was hope. In and of itself, hope is a powerful thing. But if you remain committed to the social web as president, you'll be able to silence those critics forever, by turning collective hope into collective action.

From www.adage.com



모르는 사람들은 '미국 국민들은 대단하다'라고 말한다.
나는 이렇게 말하고 싶다. 이번 대통령 선거는  마케팅의 승리라고.

여튼, 뭔가 대단한듯 꾸며서 사람 마음을 후리는건 최고다.