Tipping Pitches: Links: September 24, 2009


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Links: September 24, 2009

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Every day -- or as often as I can -- I'll provide my favorite links of the day in this space.  I'm not digging this stuff up.  It comes to me.  Beauty of social media.  Just comes through my daily stream on Facebook or Twitter in most cases if I didn't otherwise stumble upon it in my daily perusal of the Internet (do people still peruse the Internet, or do they only go places that people tell them to go?).

The Dancing Baby
It's everywhere, so you've probably seen it by now.  Even if you've seen it once, it's worth watching again.

This baby loves some Beyonce. It's really pretty amazing that we get the urge to boogie this young. We have a 17-month old that does his share of boogieing himself. No rhythm, really, but they mean business.

Top 10 Sports Apps
I love lists.  Love them.  Every now and then I'll need to find the best of something -- or one of the best of something -- before I buy it.  An example is when I bought my Blackberry or iPod Touch.  Alright, I have them.  Now what?  Some of the most useful pieces of content available.


Now, I find it somewhat surprising that I don't own most of these apps.  Actually, to be fair, I can hardly keep track of what I do and don't have.  I have about 150 apps now, which I'm sure is still a modest number compared to some.  But I probably only use 10 or so during a given week.

Anyway, I have ESPN Scorecenter, Sportacular, Yahoo! Fantasy Football and MLB At Bat, but that's it from the list.  At Bat is really the only one from the list that I use, and it's probably my favorite app that I own.  It's amazing, and should be #1 on this list.  Probably should have Madden, but such a game at least seems to me to be too complicated for a mobile device.  I could be wrong since this review says it's too easy.  All I know is that I played NFL 2010 for about 30 seconds and haven't played it since.

What should be on this list but isn't?  Well, here are the apps I actually use, besides what has already been mentioned:

Let's Golf!
HR Battle
Flick Fishing (if you consider fishing a sport)

I realize that MyFantasyTeams is a Yahoo! knockoff and that the Yahoo! version has a much prettier interface, but I can't get everything I want in the Yahoo! app.  In particular, how do I see other teams' match-ups?  Maybe you can do it, but I haven't found a way yet.

What do you think?  What apps were missing from these lists?

Did You Know 4.0
Fantastic video going through the evolution of technology during the past 10 or so years.  Actually may only be five.  Things are moving awfully quickly.  And the video is fast as well.  I must be a slow reader because I had a hard time keeping up.

Regardless, great stuff here.

The Science of ReTweets
I'm not even sharing this because I think it's helpful.  Merely out of amazement.  Dude put together a 22-page PDF on the science of retweeting.  Really?


I gotta be honest with you.  I never read it.  I just saw that it was a 22-page doc and thought it was hilarious.  Hilarious or not, kind of shows you how seriously people are taking this social media thing these days.  Kinda big stuff and whatnot.


Jon Loomer on September 24, 2009 said...


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