I spoke with the “Veep” star about the new season, her favorite “Veep” lines and getting a call from the real veep, but we also talked about Tumblr.
In some of the Season 2 episodes that were sent out to the press, both Tumblr and Reddit come up. I know “Veep” and Elaine Benes are both big on Tumblr. Do you ever poke around on that blogging platform?
You know, I don’t. I guess I should, but I probably would be frightened if I did. I don’t know, but I don’t do it a lot … should I? Or would it be a huge mistake? [Laughs.]
I think it’s fun. There are all these GIFs of great Selina insults and moments. Right after the trailer for Season 2 came out, there were a bunch from there.
No shit! I gotta go on that and check it out. We have this meeting with HBO, sort of a social media meeting, and we were talking about going to all these places and … I can’t get over what people are putting out there. It’s pretty cool. Some of it’s cool, I guess some of it’s scary, but some of it’s cool.
Come on in, Julia. The water’s fine.
An interesting article about the changing role of Facebook for e-tailers. All kinds of stats and facts that shed some light on how e-tailers use the giant social network.
ready for the Cole Haan x Tumblr event tmrw night. #SubwayStyle
The *real* Rosie the Riveter. #womenlead #cool
Geraldine Hoff Doyle, was a 17 years (in 1942) while she was working at the American Broach & Machine Co. when a photographer snapped a pic of her on the job.
That image used by J. Howard Miller for the “We Can Do It!” poster, released during World War II.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled a suite of Microsoft Surface products, including a signature tablet. The 9.3 mm Microsoft Surface tablet, powered by Windows 8, is a hair thinner than the 9.4 mm iPad 3, and its 10.6-inch display has a full inch on the iPad’s. The Surface’s two standout features are a full-sized, multitouch keyboard with trackpad that also doubles as the device’s case, and a built-in kickstand for hands-free use. It also includes a magnetized stylus that uses digital ink and a full-sized USB 2 port.
A little torn on this. Granted, we tend to be reflexively anti-Microsoft at times, but this probably is the most-aggressive attempt to take on Apple we’ve seen yet, and it’s worth taking seriously. They took Apple’s biggest iPad weakness — the lack of physical keyboard — and banked the entire device on it. It’s a smart approach, but you know, it’s one that seems like it’d be simple for a Kickstarter to copy completely. It’ll be interesting to see how this affects third-party vendors, too. Either way, this seems like an attempt to take out the netbook — if they price it right, at least.
Live from Cannes #whatshotcannes #canneslions DROGA5 - Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Advertising But Were Afraid to Ask (Taken with Instagram)
Today we met one of the world’s youngest iOS app developers… Jordan Casey, he’s selling 99c games that he designs and builds from scratch, while starting to work with some of the biggest gaming companies on the planet! Very cool.
It’s finally here, the first day of #CannesLions! Woo hoo! :-)
I am excited and humbled to be amongst such an amazing crowd. Before today, #NewhouseIDSM and I explored the beautiful city of Cannes and I think I speak for all of us when I say, we fell in LOVE with this city! The people, the…
In every episode, the idea is to reveal new things about the characters, and if we don’t do that consistently throughout the season, then I think we’re blowing it. I don’t like shows where you feel like you know exactly who the people are and exactly how they’re going to behave in every situation. Then it just becomes color-by-numbers where it’s like, “Now these characters are at the circus. Now they’re in a coffee shop.” And you watch their complete, set-in-stone characters unfold in exactly the way you expect them to. That kind of television doesn’t really interest me as a writer. I don’t know that we always succeed, but that’s always the idea: to keep filling in background details and suggesting new colors to Ron—and to every character—that you haven’t seen before. -