Yesterday, Burger King’s Twitter account password was hacked. I was able to monitor it in near real time. WDAF Fox 4 in Kansas City was thinking of having me on as a social media strategist and interview me for my opinion of the Burger King… the producer nixed that story and wanted a story about social media and how it impacts people and the frenzy during bad storms and disasters. This is the video of my interview on the local Kansas City news station WDAF Fox 4.
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If you were watching the interwebs this morning, you may have heard that Anonymous hacked the official Burger King Twitter handle @BurgerKing and changed all of it’s branding to McDonald’s logos and imagery. This could be catastrophic for the agency or the BK Social Media team who manages these accounts.
While I watched this play out in real time, I was astounded at the sheer velocity of growth that the @burgerking Twitter account was experiencing. From my estimation, @BurgerKing was at about 77,000 followers to start the day.
Once “Anonymous” hacked the profile due to an alleged “whopper123” password, the buzz started spreading, the amount of @burgerking twitter followers begin to grow.
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I’m turning 40 in May and I have had no video footage of me as a little kid. My mom just gave me a Super 8mm tape a couple of weeks ago, of some footage that my grandparents had of my biological father holding me when I was 2 weeks old. Haven’t figured out where to go to get this footage converted yet. Yesterday, my Uncle Jeff sent me a Facebook message informing me of some some additional footage that he had of me as a little kid. Awesome news! And what’s really interesting to me about this footage is this footage has been edited every decade since the 70s… and transferred to many platforms.
The original was a Super 8MM movie shot in the 1970s. copied to VHS in the 1980s, copied to DVD in the 1990s, copied to Windows Media by DV camera, then converted to MPG in the 2000s. and my uncle sent it to me via a Facebook message attachment today. Here in the 2010s, I edited the .MPG in iMovie and did the voiceover with my Macbook Mic. And now it’s exported it to YouTube… This movie has been edited and stored on products and tools of Kodak, Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Google.
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Let’s face it, gadgets make the world go around now. After all of my extensive research, it was time to upgrade my phone to the Samsung Galaxy Note II. I looked online at my Verizon Wireless account and noticed that on Feb 17th, my main line became eligible for the upgrade. I figured that I could use my charm and good looks to get the hook up and get my phone a week early. The following chain of events showcases how poorly different divisions of corporations speak with one another.
First of all, I admit that I’m a geek. My line of work entails that I interact with technology, online, mobile, social, search… you name it. I need a phone that allows for effective multi-tasking.
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I first got online in 1996, and immediately I saw the potential of owning the URL of my name, Travis Wright. At that time, some other Travis Wright had owned TravisWright.com and he would own it for the next 12 years.
When those 12 years were up, some cyber squatter bought it quickly and held onto it for a few years… Recently, I was able to purchase it from the domain broker. After all of these years, I am finally the “REAL” Travis Wright.
The site is uploaded and ready to go. Still making some final tweaks to the site design. Thanks for embarking on this new journey with me!