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June 8, 2012

Top 5 comments on Nokia Connects this week

Time for the big question: Have you made it into our Nokia Connects Top 5 comments for this week? Read on to find out…

What you get if you type ‘Comments’ into Google images (it’s a Friday, I’m allowed to do that!), via Gawker.

I imagine the feeling of being included in this exclusive list is like hearing your song on the radio for the first time, scoring a goal in front of thousands of football fans or winning an Olympic gold? Yep, I thought so. Of course I’m only joking, but this is genuinely as close as your going to get to those feelings for now! Unless a successful musician/footballer or athlete is reading this post, if you are all three of the above then I salute you as a well accomplished human.

1. 5 photographic firsts that changed the world

Our first comment comes from a post written by our photographer extraordinaire Adam Monaghan. He covered the 5 photographic firsts that changed the world, a list that included the first ever digital photograph. He asked the community to declare which of the photographs were the most important, now I personally think it was the first human X-ray in 1895 (for obvious medical reasons) and many of the community members agreed with me. However, one of the readers decided to ignore the photos in the post, instead opting for this reply:

Chris M on Jun 6th, 2012 at 13:01 pm

‘I thought of the first human footprint on the moon, but I guess it’s not the subject, it’s the technology of the medium. But maybe the first photograph taken on the moon with a Space Moon Camera (technical description I just made up) would qualify?’

Now I think this is a pretty cool answer and I can imagine if it had actually been taken that it would have been included in Adam’s list. If there’s one thing to take away from this comment it’s the fact that you shouldn’t be afraid to branch off from the obvious on Nokia Connects. 🙂

2. The Big Debate: Music on your phone or on a second device?

via RafeB

Over to Paul C’s weekly wonder now. If you haven’t caught this feature on a Sunday yet, then I suggest you check it out. To summarise, Paul basically proposes two sides of a coin for community members to debate; the end. This week he threw music storage on-the-go into the mix and I happened to notice a dedicated mobile music fan in the shape of:

Andy Hards on Jun 3rd, 2012 at 21:47 pm

‘I carry a second phone which is also packed with music for when the battery goes on the one I’m listening to. I have not carried an MP3 player since 2005 when I got my 6680. It couldn’t carry much music but it was better than nothing. Since then phone memory has just got better and better. I have always been a fan of convergence though and if I’m listening to tunes and my phone rings I want to know about it, not miss out on a call because I can’t hear it.’

I read this as a big thumbs up for the convergence between mobile and MP3 player. A dedicated one at that (carrying a second phone full of music – commitment!).

3. The making of Olive, the world’s first smartphone feature film

via Olivethemovie

The world’s first ever feature film was made in 1906. Now, if the crew on that film took a huge leap into the future via a Bill and Ted-esque time machine then they could have landed on the set of Olive, the world’s first feature film shot on a smartphone! The film was released a little while ago (here’s the trailer in case you missed it), but it was great to see that some of the community members around the world were completely unaware of this amazing ‘first’ in the film industry for Nokia:

Jay P on Jun 5th, 2012 at 18:11 pm

‘When will this be released on DVD? I live on a military base in Africa so I don’t exactly have access to any theaters where it is playing. Love the trailer.’

Hey Jay P, if you are reading this we are going to do everything we can to get you that DVD! Even if we have to get it parachuted in…

4. Let’s make a movie! The astonishing rise of fan films

via theweirdworldof

I was blissfully unaware of the phenomenal rise in ‘fan films’ online before reading this post. As a big Star Wars fan I was also astonished to read about ‘Hardware Wars’, which Joel neatly summarised as “think Star Wars but redneck” (a fan film from 1977 that was released months after the original). After learning about Hardware Wars I clearly wanted to see it, that was until I saw this written below the post and realised I would never be able to top this location for viewing the film:

Mark Reynolds on Jun 5th, 2012 at 15:13 pm

‘Yep, saw Hardware Wars – in fact projected it open air in a caravan park in 1977. Great spoof – even without Leslie Nielsen!’

Don’t think I can ever top that Mark, I can just see it now. I doff my cap to thee.

5. Mars please, Driver!

via Wikipedia

We’ve all heard the theories: that human beings could be living on the moon/mars in the not-too-distant future, and generally most people are excited by the idea of living on the Red Planet. Not so one Nokia Connects commenter, who brings us all back down the earth (literally) by pointing out:

Andy Hards on Jun 3rd, 2012 at 21:41 pm

‘If they could increase my life expectancy to around 200 then I’d love to go but there is just too much I wanna do here first before I go to another planet cos I doubt there would be regular return shuttles so you would be stuck there and I’d feel like I was missing out on all the cool things going on back on Earth.’

I love Andy’s stoicism and dose of reality into a pretty far-out idea (yes, I went there). And he’s got a point. Sure, it would be great to go to mars. But only if you could come back again!

That’s it for this week. Thumbs up to the 5 guys who got a mention 🙂 – don’t forget to drop us a tweet to let us know how you’re enjoying the limelight! As for the rest of you, you’ll just have to try harder next time (I’m kidding, of course…)! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, or in the usual place @Nokia_Connects.