GeekChic: 10 June 2012
New Twitter research shows that "God Is Greater Than Glitter". Religious leaders like Joyce Meyer, Max Lucado and Andy Stanley's inspirational messages perform about 30 times better than pop-culture icons.
Follower of holy men
The study showed that pastors can have thousands of followers, and Twitter's 140 character limit was made for Bible verses: about 100 characters long and room for a #bible hashtag. A recent example was Bishop TD Jakes's tweet: "Your words will tell others what you think. Your actions will tell them what you believe" forwarded 2490 times, while singer Katy Perry got 2491 retweets with "Sometimes jet lag makes me feel like a cross eyed crack head #muststayawake."
Tech and retro
Local electro-pop giants Goldfish this week released their first international full-length album on iTunes. Since signing with EMI records, a selection of their biggest tunes have been remastered and re-edited. Two new tracks: 'Washing Over Me' and 'Woman's a Devil' appear on the album 'Goldfish'. And in case tech isn't appealing, they're also going retro with limited-edition double vinyl.
Flattery at a bargain
Compliments on demand - it's ingenious. A cheeky, cheesy entertainment app has been created for those who have given up on finding a Mr Right in the flesh. The Perfect Man app shows video clips of four real-life models who say nice things oh so convincingly, answer questions reassuringly (and reasonably accurately) and make you blush a little when they tell you how beautiful you are. Meet Poet Man, who is also a boxer in his spare time; Famous Man, an actor, model and singer; Business Man, a silver-fox George Clooney-type; and multitalented Photographer Man. Builder Man and Fireman coming soon. And they cost just under R20.