Blog Post

01 October 2013

How Vanilla Ice Predicted Social Media

Released in 1990 ’Ice Ice Baby’ is not only a testament to Vanilla Ice’s songwriting prowess but a prophecy taken to the extreme. A rapper and a visionary, he predicted the social media as we know it today.

Yo, VIP, Let’s kick it!

Call to actian for Forbes 500 CEOs to embrace social media as only 43% are using them now.

All right stop, collaborate and listen

Stop your current marketing activities and think about integrating social media.

Collaborate: use Hoot Suite, Sprout Social or Buffer to post on your social media channels.

Listen: use reputation management tools to monitor the social media for your brand.

Ice is back with my brand new invention

Obviously, the invention is social media.

Something grabs a hold of me tightly

Addictiveness of social media.

Flow like a harpoon daily and nightly

Happening all the time, 24/7.

Will it ever stop? Yo – I don’t know

A reflection over fate of certain networks, ie Friendster, My Space.

Turn off the lights and I’ll glow

Using mobile devices in the dark.

To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal

Amazing progress in speech recognition in Google Now and Siri. Also, destroying Blackberry and Nokia in the process as they lack similiar functionalities.

Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle

Clear reference to Steve Jobs and his presentation skills making other executives look amatourish.

Dance, Go rush the speaker that booms

Public overjoyed with new iPhones as showed during Apple Keynotes.

I’m killing your brain like a poisonous mushroom

Cat videos.

Deadly, when I play a dope melody

Embarassed with the old Nokia tune.

Anything less than the best is a felony

On Jony Ive’s relentless pursuit of perfection and a reason the iPhone updates follow a yearly pattern.

Love it or leave it, You better gain way

The famed “walled garden” of Apple ecosystem.

You better hit bull’s eye, The kid don’t play

Praising iOS7 and Tim Cook’s performance.

If there was a problem, Yo, I’ll solve it

Excellent support by Apple Geniuses as ranked by JD Power and Associates.

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