Breaking News – George Clooney Dead?

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As we began brainstorming ideas for our next blog post, a traumatic incident happened to one of our blog team members. We let her use this space to do two things: 1) prove a point 2) get over her initial shock

…… “Breaking News – George Clooney Dead?”

Let me ask you this? If this was a headline thrown at you – how many of you would actually pause to read further? Going by how celebrity obsessed this nation is, we are going to say at least 50% of you (we will check our Word Press stats later today to confirm!!). In fact, adding death to the mix might have propelled that percentage higher… We can’t remember the number of facebook status updates dedicated to MJ but we are inching towards EVERYONES!

Well one of our blog members formed a part of that 50%. She was having a heated debate with her uncle last evening on the ancestry of George Clooney.  Her uncle claimed he was from New Zealand, she claimed he was all American (turns out he has a mixed ancestry of Irish, German, and English but that’s what Wikipedia, our source for everything George told us – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Clooney.)

So in order to justify her argument, she decided to whip out her handy dandy i-phone and simply do what any rational human being would do – she googled “George Clooney New Zealand”.. in fact google actually completed the search for her! (PS – we recommend you google those words as well to see what happens.)

As google pulls out it’s search page, the top hit was this ” Actor – George Clooney Falls To His Death In New Zealand“. (http://george.clooney.mediafetcher.com/news/top_stories/actor_new_zealand.php). TOP HIT!!!

Our blog member did the only thing she could – she started parading around the house screaming “george clooney is dead, george clooney is dead”…she denies bursting into tears but we know the truth!

Her uncle’s response – “No, he was only arrested last evening.” Obviously, her uncle wasn’t really concerned!

The point being – people will actually say anything! (we want to give credit to the website creators – FANTASTIC MARKETING IDEA.)  But the truth is – the story isn’t true. I had to physically open the page to confirm the truth and even then, it was only at the far bottom of the page, in really tiny font that I read: 

FAKE… THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic ‘template’ and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank ‘non-specific’ template for the purpose of entertainment. For sub-domain info, name removal requests and additional use restrictions: FakeAWish.com 
Copyright © 2011 FakeAWish.com All rights reserved.

Point proven…?!!! Tell us what you think?

{Research revealed that people will do anything to get internet traffic. Take for example – a You Tube non-Justin Bieber video…. The user only put “Justin Bieber” in the title to get users. We can’t tell you how many of these videos exist, we can tell you however they have over a million hits! (we might have just tagged Justin Bieber in this post for hits too!)}

– The CampusNow Team

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Given this little experiment, we want to take this opportunity  to tell you about a feature on our website (www.campusnow.com) called CNOW. CNOW  provides you with a continuous news feed on everything from events around your University to news that would impact you and your University. We have a really cool contest coming out referencing CNOW so look out for it on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/CampusNow.

 

 
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Love, Sports, And A Little Randomness

Hey Guys,

As always, here is what you missed out:

1. Why Standing In Line Could Actually Benefit You – http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/03/06/why-standing-in-line-could-actually-benefit-you/

2. Behind the Glitz and Glamour – The Greatest Sports Presenter of All Time – http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/03/07/behind-the-glitz-and-glamor-a-tribute-to-the-greatest-laker-announcer-ever/

3. Analyzing the F in Fashion – http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/03/08/analyzing-the-f-in-fashion/

4. We Found Love In A Hopeless Place – http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/03/13/we-found-love-in-a-hopeless-place/

5. Unveiling The Unsung Hero – Our Top Mascot Picks – http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/03/13/we-found-love-in-a-hopeless-place/

 

 

Reality Tv, Movies and the Gym?

Hello Again,

In case you missed out on this week’s post, here they are:

1. Looking to Join Reality Tv?…http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/03/02/looking-to-join-reality-tv/

2. Movie Madness…http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/03/01/movie-madness-2nd-february-releases/

3. Finding the Right Amount of Motivation to Hit the Gym..http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/03/01/finding-the-right-amount-of-motivation-to-hit-the-gym/

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to subscribe to our blog – www.campusnow.com/blog & Facebook page: www.facebook.com/campusnow – SOME GREAT PRIZES BEING GIVEN AWAY.

– The CampusNow Team

 


4 Posts – 1 day

We wanted to make sure everyone had access to our new blog and it’s contents.

Here is what you missed:

What You Can Learn From The Bachelor: http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/02/28/what-you-can-learn-from-the-bachelor/

Are You Really A Best Friend: http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/02/28/are-you-really-a-best-friend/

Kobe and His All – Star Greatness: http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/02/28/kobe-his-all-star-greatness/

Our Oscar Roundup: http://campusnow.com/blog/2012/02/27/our-oscar-roundup/

….Thanks for Reading!

 


Thinking About The Movies?

Here is your chance to win a pair of movie tickets to any movie of your choice, redeemable at Regal Cinema, LA Live.

Just like our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CampusNow and answer this simple question: Who do you think should have won the Oscar for the best movie?

 We will pick a winner at random but This could be you!

Contest closes February 28, 10 PM……Hurry Up. And if the movies aren’t you thing, then hit the LIKE button on our facebook page and you might have a chance at winning an i-pod touch or i-pad.


Moving Blog..Please Continue To Follow

Hello Readers,

We wanted to create a cleaner looking blog as well as more interactive one. So we moved or blog to http://campusnow.com/blog.

The support so far has been great and we hope you like the content we put up everyday because we sure love writing it. Your continued support means everything to us. And we also support new bloggers, so don’t hesitate to write to us and we will definitely follow back.

Follow us at http://campusnow.com/blog.

Thank you!

– The http://www.campusnow.com Blog Team

 

 


Do You Have A Spring Resolution?

 

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Fine, http://www.campusnow.com totally made up the “spring resolution”….. but we highly advocate its inception in to everyone’s daily life.

What is it? 

We like to look at a spring resolution as more of a spring revival…. A revival of your new years resolution!

Every January 1st we all decide to give some resolutions a shot — mostly weight related, some financially related, nothing academic related!

For those of you who have gone off the resolution path, here are Three Tips to help you get back on:

1. Take Those New Years Resolution And Cut Them In Half

Be realistic… You were slightly inebriated on New Years and decided to take on more than you could handle in terms of New Years Resolution. Let’s cut that list down to half and sincerely aim to stick to your new list. Our advice is pick the ones you sorted of started with after new years… And continue them while eliminating the others that you never even got to. For ex: If you had decided to lose weight by hitting the gym five times a week but end up going only once a week, let’s aim to go twice a week starting this spring. Realistic enough?

2. Improve Your Efficiency

How? If any task takes less than two minutes to complete, do it right away. You ll see that your efficiency would have gone up drastically as you are no longer mentally distracted by the fact that you have to do the laundry!

3. Get A Partner

Doing things in teams always helps one keep in check. Going back to our gym example — you are more likely to keep with your resolution if you had a partner going to the gym with you. He/she will keep you in check..Motivate you to keep up and probably make you slightly insecure if they are hitting the gym while you are at home watching “gossip girl”!

What do you think? Will Spring Resolutions work?

– The http://www.campusnow.com Blog Team