The Barbarian Blog is sick -- in a good way. We'll let the agency explain. And just FYI, "sick" is an acronym:
"Soundbites. Inside. Commentary & Content. Kickass! In a word, 'SICK!' Here's the breakdown: Soundbites gives you a bite-sized breakdown on the latest industry news. Inside offers an exciting chance to whet your appetite for the Barbarian culture and people. Commentary and Content? This is our weekly offering of food for thought. And of course, Kickass work is what we're all about at The Barbarian Group. We're about having a good time and doing awesome work. This is The Barbarian Group. It's gonna be awesome."
Is it awesome? Well, I suppose that's for the reader to judge. But I found the agency's posts insightful and -- if you like the irreverent tone -- entertaining. One post that stuck out was a year in review. Rather than commenting on every single big story, Barbarian summed up 2010 thusly:
"Without a whole lot of research or looking back, I can probably label 2010 as the year of over-sharing, right? Beyond Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare... we've got the Like button and share buttons, and other buttons showing up all over the place. We've finally figured out that the next step to creating a bajillion bytes of content is to help people share it with their friends, and they can tell their moms, and then they can forward it to everyone else they've ever met."
From there, Barbarian looked at the downside of this trend, and the kinds of positive responses we'll see to over-sharing. But we'll let you read that for yourself.