CINCINNATI - From the Flying Pig Marathon in just two minutes to Internet fame for Charles Ramsey, a sketch-comedy take on Google's latest creation and even Mother's Day-- we've rounded up the big talkers this week in the digital world.
The Flying Pig Marathon in 2 minutes
Our web editor Brian Mains ran the grueling Flying Pig Marathon on May 5. And he did it with a GoPro camera strapped to his chest (think Tony Stark, a.k.a. Ironman). Colleagues Bill Bullock and Brian Niesz edited the shots and created a two-minute timelapse video that captures the 26.2 mile run.
- WATCH: www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/local_news/the-2013-flying-pig-marathon-in--2-minutes
- Look for photos from digital reporter Kareem Elgazzar at the end of the video
SNL takes a stab at Google Glass & hilarity ensues
Google Glass is supposed to be the hot new product that techies and bloggers can't wait to get their hands–er, faces–on. So naturally, Saturday Night Live couldn't help but envision what a world of Google Glass bloggers would look like. Let's face it: America has been thinking it, and SNL.
- WATCH: Fred Armisen and Google Glass mashable.com/2013/05/06/snl-google-glass-brief/
Last minute gifts for the tech-savvy mom
Do you know what Sunday is? If your first thought isn't "Mother's Day," buddy, you're in trouble.
Luckily, you still have time to get Mom the perfect gift for her special day. And if she's especially tech-savvy, Mashable has you covered with 10 hot gifts that will put a smile on mom's face, and make everyday tasks a little easier!
- READ: 10 Brilliant Gifts for Connected Moms mashable.com/2013/05/07/mothers-day-tech-gifts/
Cincinnati > Silicon Valley
Move over, Silicon Valley. Cincinnati is bursting with tech innovation that years ago, you'd only find out West. One company that's helping put Cincinnati on the tech map is Dotloop , founded by University of Cincinnati grad Austin Allison and web developer Matt Vorst. The two developed a document work-flow system that allows realtors to track and modify their documents through the negotiating process. Dotloop recently expanded its Cincinnati office, further proving that the Queen City could very well be the newest center for innovation!
- READ: Dan Monk on Dotloop www.wcpo.com/dpp/money/business_news/Austin-Allisons-Dotloop-Inc-expands-in-Cincinnati-adds-jobs-and-gears-for-new-product-launch
Charles Ramsey goes viral
We can't ignore the biggest internet sensation of the week: Cleveland's Charles Ramsey, the man whose McDonald's meal was interrupted when he sprung into action to help free Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight after a decade in captivity.
- READ: Charles Ramsey's rise to Internet fame www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/state/charles-ramsey-man-who-helped-rescue-amanda-berry-becomes-global-youtube--internet-sensation
Ramsey's charisma and supply of one-liners immediately captivated the nation. The day after the three women were found, Ramsey's WEWS-TV interview blew up YouTube and was Auto-tuned. His face appeared on memes galore, as well as shirts that benefit the families of the women.
Viral photo of the week
As if America needed yet ANOTHER reason to love Jennifer Lawrence, she photobombed Sarah Jessica Parker during the 2013 Met Gala.
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