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edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.
<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN
EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE
PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA
SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA
REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT
PRETEND IT’S 2BYA
EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 
FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 
PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.
STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

edwardspoonhands:

thelegendofkungjew:

doxian:

d-dinosaur:

rknjl:

newvagabond:

NO “TELEPHONES”. TALK TO EACH OTHER. FACE TO FACE ONLY. WRITE A LETTER. SEND A TELEGRAM TO YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 1860. LIVE.

NO ‘WRITING’… TALK TO EACH OTHER. THROW A ROCK AT YOUR MOM. PRETEND IT’S 10,000 BCE.  LIVE.

URGGA. ROU GRAAURH. RUH.

<SMACKS HANDS ON WALL WITH PAINT.>

NO ‘HIGHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS’ …USE YOUR REPTILIAN BRAIN

EAT YOUR MOM’S CORPSE SHE DIED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SUSTENANCE

PRETEND YOU HAVE JUST AROSE FROM THE SEA

SURVIVE

NO “MULTICELLULAR TRAITS”….. USE YOUR SYMBIOTIC MITOCHONDRIA

REPRODUCE ASEXUALLY, YOU’RE YOUR OWN PARENT

PRETEND IT’S 2BYA

EVOLVE

NO “LIFE.” USE FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICAL FORCES TO FORM SPHERICAL OBJECTS REVOLVING AROUND ONE ANOTHER IN SPACE. 

FUSE HYDROGEN INTO HELIUM USING GRAVITATIONAL PRESSURE TO PRODUCE HEAT AND LIGHT. 

PRETEND IT’S 4.5BYA.

STABILIZE INTO EQUILIBRIA

(Source: agirlandhisplatypus, via danevanns)

Latest Update From Rabbit

Rabbit

Watch It Together!

Venture Beat showing the Love to Rabbit

Rabbit announces a new CEO
and something about
this thing called…the web?
We don’t know. 
All the kids are into it, apparently. 
Maybe Venture Beat 
and WebRTC World 
can explain.

Go to Event Room

Rabbit about to wild out at CES 2014

VIVA LAS VEGAS 
Rabbit is going to Vegas!
for CES 2014 of course.
We’ll be making
some very cool announcements. 
But with these characters involved
who knows what will happen?
Wish us luck.

Go to the Rabbit Blog

wook at de wittle puppies!

And How Could You Even Forget…
It’s #FuzzyFriday!
Fridays from 10am-8pm PST 
we stream the LIVE PUPPY CAM
Watch it with friends
and feel the cute!

Go to Event Room

Have other ideas or suggestions? Let us know! Or, you can even throw an event yourself – just visit the room"Hop In" and share your favorite video, music, or whatever you’d like (don’t forget to let us know, we’d love to join!)

Have fun and see you in Rabbit!
Team Rabbit

(any feedback you have as part of this beta focus test will help us understand interest in premium music concerts, sports and live streams of your favorite TV shows)

tomhardigans:

Mindblowing Macros of Snowflakes by Alexey Kljatov

This is an amazing use of technology and ingenuity to capture the effortless beauty of nature.   At Rabbit we love stuff like this because it’s about being amazing and playful.  The photographer explains how this amazing project was achieved on his blog

Well done. 

(Source: raisethebanners)

We Make A Video Based On Your Tweet!

Rabbit is all about watching stuff together with your friends, even when they’re far away!

Let us know what you want to watch and who you want to watch it with and we may make your tweet the star of our next video!

Tweet @LetsRabbit and let us know what you want to watch and who you want to watch it with.   Use hashtag  #letsrabbit

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Has Rabbit Created An Axis of Evil?

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The above comment was posted in response to our most recent vid@*  The comment was deleted soon after posting. But thanks to the power of Screen Shot technology, it is forever preserved in the annals of time. 

Which is a good thing, because we like this comment very much. 

We know that vid@’s are how a lot of people see Rabbit in action for the first time.  So it makes sense that viewers would voice their reactions not only to the video content but to the concept as a whole. 

But what surprises us is that in all the time that we’ve been showing Rabbit to people, this Unknown Troll is the first to make this observation.  Which, we think, makes him pretty smart. 


Around the office we’ve begun to speak of the “axis switch” implied by the Rabbit concept.  We can explain what that means. But first..lets go back in time. 

*goes back in time*

OK, we’re back in the past. It’s cool here. But it smells funny.  Look. They just invented the telephone.  And believe it or not, it’s a totally mind bending concept. Because for the 10,000 years the deal was if you wanna talk to someone you’re going to have to be within a few feet of them. You’ll see them. Smell them. Touch them

Then all of a sudden here’s this thing where you can have conversations with people that are nowhere near you. Nothing exists of them except their voice. Oh and also, it’s coming out of a box now. So that’s weird.  This is a complete departure from the most basic assumptions that underlay  the entire history of human interaction. Of all the WTF’s in human history this is one of the WTFiest!

*returns to present*

Well. We’ve recovered nicely.  It would appear that we are now quite comfortable with the idea that we can communicate with people that are not within striking distance

So how does this relate to this axis?

First consider that Rabbit at its most basic is this: 

A way to watch stuff with friends who are not in the same room with you.

So, what the telephone was to talking, Rabbit is to watching stuff. 

But here’s our WTF moment: for all of history watching stuff together has looked like this:

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See? You and your friends are on the same side of the x-axis. 

But in a Post-Rabbit world, it looks more like this:
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Now this is what we’re talking about.  Rabbit switches the traditional axis that separates you from your friends.  And in doing so, it makes your friends part of your content

(Which, by the way, we think is an incredibly cool idea. And one that we are only at the very beginning of exploring. Because it just occurred to us.)

Anyway, this is what Our Mystery Troller was on about. And it’s actually kind of a badass observation, if you ask us. 

At Rabbit, our favorite place to be is at the very edge of new and kind of crazy ideas.   And our favorite thing to do with these new and crazy ideas is to hear what you think about them. 

So what say you, dear readers?

Can we just do an axis switch like this?
What new and crazy things could happen if your friends were literally part of your content?
What else? 
We love your ideas. Comment on our post or email us with your thoughts, no matter how random.

*(Vid@’s are a marketing tool we came up with this summer where we make a video specifically for someone who tweeted about a problem for which Rabbit can be a solution. To have a vid@ made for you, just tweet using #WatchInRabbit  Let us know what you want to watch and who you want to watch it with)

Get Paid to watch Taeyang in concert!

oldrabbitblog:

Tonight!  10PM PST!

Did we just say that? Yes we did!

That’s right! Get a $10 iTunes gift card just for watching K-Pop Superstar Taeyang perform!

If you have a mac with OS 10.7.5 or higher, then you can do this!

We’re paying $10 iTunes gift card to people who want to beta test our new product, Rabbit. 

Rabbit is a vidchat app that lets you watch shows concerts and movies with people all over the world! 

We’re broadcasting Taeyang’s November 26 MTV show live from San Francisco at 10pm PST! And YOU can be there!

for more information: go to

rabb.it/taeyang. 

REPLY TO THIS POST and we’ll get you set up. Watch the show on Tuesday November 26th at 10:00pm and receive your gift card via email when it’s done. 

It’s that simple!

see you in Rabbit!

Taeyang!MTV MUSIC EXPERIMENT SHOW IN RABBIT!!!If you are among the millions of fans who want to see Taeyang&#8217;s San Francisco show, but you don&#8217;t have tickets, then you&#8217;re in luck&#8230;YOU CAN STILL SEE THE LIVE SHOW IN RABBIT!!
That&#8217;s right. Rabbit will have an EXCLUSIVE live stream of Taeyang&#8217;s San Francisco Show!



So what IS Rabbit?
Rabbit is The Best Way To Watch Stuff With Friends. 
Because most other video chat feels stilted, distant, and not at all like real life, we’ve made Rabbit as real-life-y as possible.
You can:
- Be in a live room with an unlimited number of people.
- Broadcast anything on your computer so everyone in the room can watch it and talk about it in real time.
- Invite whoever you want, and meet new people.
It’s your party, with your friends, your way. With Rabbit, you’ll never think about hanging out online the same way again. 
To see Rabbit in action click here.

Taeyang!

MTV MUSIC EXPERIMENT SHOW IN RABBIT!!!

If you are among the millions of fans who want to see Taeyang’s San Francisco show, but you don’t have tickets, then you’re in luck…
YOU CAN STILL SEE THE LIVE SHOW IN RABBIT!!


That’s right. Rabbit will have an EXCLUSIVE live stream of Taeyang’s San Francisco Show!

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So what IS Rabbit?

Rabbit is The Best Way To Watch Stuff With Friends. 

Because most other video chat feels stilted, distant, and not at all like real life, we’ve made Rabbit as real-life-y as possible.

You can:

Be in a live room with an unlimited number of people.

Broadcast anything on your computer so everyone in the room can watch it and talk about it in real time.

- Invite whoever you want, and meet new people.

It’s your party, with your friends, your way. With Rabbit, you’ll never think about hanging out online the same way again. 

To see Rabbit in action click here.

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Rabbit was featured in the keynote of the 2013 Samsung Developers Conference.  Not too shabby….

Why Ad Execs Are Still Wrong About Us

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Yup. Pretty much. 

We came across this pic via this tweet.  We were able to trace it back to a slideshare from media academic Todd M Greene

We think it sums up perfectly what real life second screen interaction looks like. We know how easily distracted we all are. And one of the things we most look forward to when we sit down to take in a show is the total, uninterrupted freedom to completely interrupt what we’re watching by furiously tweeting, Facebooking, and looking up random tangentially related factoids on Wikipedia and IMDB.  This is what TV veiwing is like. And we like it  that way. 

So while the TV industry, and the advertisers that fund it, would like to be able to reach us no matter where our eyes are turned, the reality is that there’s still a long way to go before that’s the case.  A recent Neilsen report puts it this way: “among tablet owners, general Web searches (76%), and general Web browsing (68%) are still among the top second-screen activities.” That means people are still overwhelmingly browsing general information, unrelated to the drama on the screen.   This data is from 2013 Q1, so it remains to be seen whether this trend will continue over time, but we interpret this to mean that viewers still want to retain what we’re calling “focus independence” Simply put, this means that we want to be able to look at whatever we want whenever we want. 

We touched on this idea here.  But the unifying theme here is that we want what we want when and how we want it.   And there’s no reason to think that will change. (Has it ever?)

But content producers may continue trying to convince us to use our second screens to talk about their content. Mostly because it’s sometimes successful.  The recent  X Factor UK Voting app, (convieniently brought to you by Dominoes Pizza) appears to have a pretty sweet acquisition-to-monetization funnel. Through the app, viewers become the 5th Judge on the wildly popular show and (to the delight of advertisers) tune in the following weeks to see the outcome of their actions and  to vote again. But unfortunately there are much more poorly conceived, slap-a-twitterhandle-on it campaigns that completely ignore that fact that independently- thinking viewers need more than the name of a Facebook page in order to actually spend our precious time with their campaign.  We need to feel that what’s being offered will ADD VALUE to our viewing experience. It needs to be tied in with the stories we are watching. We need to feel that by logging on we’re going to be having a BETTER viewing and storytelling experience than we otherwise would have. 

And there is another way.  It is perhaps closer to what we are working on at Rabbit.  One our our goals is to make television viewing a TRULY social experience. Not by adding another device or screen through which to socialize while watching TV, but rather by creating a technology that will allow you to do all of it in one place. On one screen.  And we think we’re close

We think that the point isn’t to give advertisers another way to reach you, but to give YOU a better way to reach whoever and whatever you want. Whether that’s friends, information, or even a product or service in which you have a genuine personal interest. 

So if it’s true that in Rabbit, you can watch, live video chat, and screenshare with others, at the same time, on the same screen, then that means that your phone/tablet/laptop is free to do an entirely new level of ridiculous multi-tasking!

Go ahead. Go crazy. 

We’ve got your back. 

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