5 High Tech Takes on the Vuvuzela

  • June 30, 2010
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The Vuvuzela Twitter Feed

Whether you use it to keep current with friends, to catalogue your bowel movements or to express your total disconnect with the current technological generation, Twitter can be handy. However, the vast majority of “tweets” are either useless fluff or incomprehensible shorthand. Much of this has centered around the World Cup lately... with teams like the #azzurri, players like #rooney and the ever present #vuvuzela trending high and spiking in congruence with goals.

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Apparently a nice line graph was out of the question, CNN?

Oddly, those vuvuzelas are consistently trending among the highest of World Cup topics. With many individuals getting their updates from the microblogging site, is it any wonder some people have seen fit to take the next step?

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We said the next step, not the correct step.

In fact, there’s a number of ways to get your textual vuvuzela fix. The_Vuvuzela is a top contender, occasionally taking a breath to let you in on a link pertinent to the match. LiveVuvuzela, on the other hand, apparently needs to work on their technique. We definitely demand a long clear tone instead of garbled references to matches and so should you. Sloppy. So, for our money, we’re going with TheVuvuzelaHorn because, darn it, you just have to respect doing one thing really well.

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Not that thing.

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YouTube Vuvuzela Toggle

You better act quickly if you want to check out YouTube’s latest feature. Move over potential live broadcasting, meaningless vlogs and blatant copyright infringement: we got ourselves a vuvuzela toggle!

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Odds of getting a call from Grandma when she gets this stuck on repeat: 1 in 2.

Yes, while many footy-fans are doing their best to filter out the effects of the African horns, those that have gone native can bring the blissful blaring to many of their favorite videos on the world’s largest video sharing website.

In fact, while many of the soccer snippets sport the new element, it’s not unique to videos featuring the world’s game. Witness, for example, faux-news personalities Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert struggling to make themselves heard over the din of a rowdy South African crowd all the way back in 2007:

Given the rakish nature of the feature, we can’t expect it to last any longer than the finale of the World Cup in July. For those of you in the future, check out this permanent clip of the toggle in action. You can thank us by bending the space-time continuum and letting us in on the results of the tournament. Our vuvuzela lessons won’t pay for themselves.

For updates on the World Cup of shoddy writing, follow Kevin Mack on TwiZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Got some more awesome or utterly absurd examples of the horn we love to hate and love on the web? Let’s hear about them in the comments section below!

Written by Kevin Mack – Copyrighted © www.weirdworm.com Image Sources

Image sources:

  • - First Photo: http://magiarubronegra.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/vuvuzela.jpg
  • - Never-Ending Streaming: http://gebfutbol.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/vuvuzela.jpg
  • - iRritation: http://images.appshopper.com/screenshots/326/630627.jpg
  • - The Vuvuzela Twitter Feed: http://i50.tinypic.com/108e53t.png http://i48.tinypic.com/1j8cg6.png http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/201006/r583320_3683088.jpg
  • - YouTube Vuvuzela Toggle: http://2media.nowpublic.net/images//3f/b8/3fb84c74df1a2ad0aa13c5eb7f1d90de.jpg
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