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The Digital Version Of The Nativity Story
December 16, 2010 3:51 PM   Subscribe

The Digital Version Of The Nativity Story, told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon and more.

...created by ExcentricPT (Lisbon, Portugal).

Portugese version of the video: História Do Natal Digital.

Press Coverage:"História do Natal Digital" - Reportagem RTP*

* -- paging MiguelCardoso for a translation. Cocktails will be provided.
posted by ericb (18 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Times Change. Feelings Remain the Same."
posted by ericb at 3:56 PM on December 16, 2010


#bahhumbug.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 4:05 PM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


That was really quite charming. Thanks for sharing.

Maybe it's because a lot of my friends and acquaintances are having babies right now and uploading tons of photos on Facebook, but this just rang really true to me.
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 4:06 PM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


That first link was pretty cool.
posted by Daddy-O at 4:06 PM on December 16, 2010


Much googlemaps hilarity was lost when they decided to omit the Herod part. Also: no shepherds?
posted by sy at 4:08 PM on December 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I suddenly have a strong desire to drink a Pepsi. Blue.
posted by anastasiav at 4:16 PM on December 16, 2010


anastasiav: I suddenly have a strong desire to drink a Pepsi. Blue.

Be sure to drink your Pepsi Blue. Pepsi Blue? A crummy commercial? For a drink that was discontinued in 2004? Son of a bitch!
posted by filthy light thief at 4:25 PM on December 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


ExcentricPT Facebook page.
posted by ericb at 4:29 PM on December 16, 2010




This was charming, I think.

Although there was certainly a lot more which could have been woven in there. Shepherds, for starters, as sy mentioned. And the Annunciation could have been a bit more expanded....

I mean, I'm not going to make my own, but if I did, I think it'd be more fleshed out all around.
posted by hippybear at 4:43 PM on December 16, 2010


I really liked the first video, it was fun.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 4:45 PM on December 16, 2010


Much googlemaps hilarity was lost when they decided to omit the Herod part.

It would have been funnier if the [] Avoid Romans checkbox had been [] Avoid IDF instead.
posted by clarknova at 6:33 PM on December 16, 2010


I liked it. I sort of felt bad for liking it, though.
posted by dpx.mfx at 7:13 PM on December 16, 2010


This non-Christian found it cute. But yeah, it could have had a lot more detail.
posted by deborah at 7:45 PM on December 16, 2010


I'm no Miguel Cardoso but...

0:14 Friday, March 24th - "Mary, you'll be the mother of the son of God!"
0:17 Wikipedia search for Holy Ghost
0:22 Mary logs in to Gmail (hail_mary@gmail.com)
0:34 Sends an e-mail to joseph.carpenter07@gmail.com, subject "Announcement", body "Joseph we gotta talk. I'll be pregnant. Answer ASAP."
0:40-ish Mary goes to Google maps, rents a donkey, self-explanatory
1:08 Joseph's twitter: "Going with Mary to Bethlehem for the census!"
1:12 Checks Foursquare for lodging availability, the only opening is in a stable close to downtown
1:15 Joseph posts on Facebook "I'm so nervous, will this boy be born here?"
1:24 "He was born!"
1:50 Joseph creates an event "See the boy", in a stable in Bethlehem. Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar are attending.
1:55 The magi follow @Star_of_Bethlehem on twitter, who tweets "Follow me to meet the boy!"
2:05 Melchior logs in to gmail and sends a message to Balthazar, subject "gifts", body "do you know which gifts we will bring to the child?"
2:15 Balthazar replies "Gaspar and I already bought ours on amazon.com"
2:20 Melchior visits the site, checks out a camel, incense, myrrh and decides on some gold
2:50 Times change, feelings stay the same, merry digital christmas
posted by falameufilho at 10:54 PM on December 16, 2010


When the virgin Mary was typing holy spirit I was thinking she was going to type holy shit.
posted by bukvich at 4:55 AM on December 17, 2010


Worth it for the "follow" the @Star_of_Bethlehem joke.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:07 PM on December 17, 2010


Really liked this.
posted by Miko at 8:08 PM on December 21, 2010


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