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June 9th, 2011 | Friends | Categories: Development, Education, Online, Technology, Tool | Tags: development, Inspiration, Online, Technology, Viral, web |
In only 4 years, what advances will we see for the Internet? These great infographics and video make some powerful predictions.
Contributed by Sosia Bert
Via Fast Co Design
May 11th, 2011 | Katy | Categories: Interactive, Mobile | Tags: interface, iphone, Mobile, photography, photos, Viral |
Inspired by a viral video, this iPhone 4 app prompts you to take a picture of yourself everyday. It also includes a time lapse function so that after you’ve taken a number of photos you can watch a speedy photostream of your face with your daily surroundings blurring behind it.
This app excels in its simplicity and easy user experience — little things like using the iPhone 4′s camera, alarm, and even a grid that helps you line up your face on the screen.
The YouTube video that inspired the app:
Via Fast Co. Design
April 5th, 2011 | James Taylor | Categories: Inspiration, Music, Technology, Tool, Viral | Tags: google, Interactive, Online, sound, Technology, Viral |
A while back, someone figured out that Google Translate also works as a beatbox. Google noticed and now the button label switches from ‘Listen’ to ‘Beatbox’.
via laughing squid
March 30th, 2011 | admin | Categories: Inspiration, Interactive, Online, Video, Viral | Tags: Inspiration, Online, touch, Video, Viral, youtube |
It always stands out when a brand actually finds an interactive way to interact with their audience. I think this one works because it’s such a simple idea, that you almost feel like you’re acting in the video. There’s nothing to click, nothing to drag or drop, just a simple action of touching your screen. There’s something that we miss online, that we used to have with print ads where when we held the tactile ad it brought us closer to the brand. This is a new approach to “touching the brand.” I’ve seen a few people pull their hand back once the ad is down and say, “ew!” with a smile. That’s what makes it great. Simple advertising, playing off the brands tag line. It’s no wonder this has gone viral so quickly!
Contributed by Lindsay Siegel
March 3rd, 2011 | Friends | Categories: Education, Online, Social, Technology, Viral | Tags: google, Social, Technology, Viral |
Yet another clean, intuitive site from Google that offers a much-needed service; teach your parents tech today!
November 3rd, 2010 | James Taylor | Categories: Art, Augmented Reality, Inspiration, Viral | Tags: ar, Augmented Reality, design, Inspiration, t-shirt tshirt clothing, Viral |
Threadless has a t-shirt with a pirate QR code. Alas, it doesn’t actually work if scanned, but that probably won’t stop people from trying.
via laughing squid
October 11th, 2010 | James Taylor | Categories: Art, Inspiration, Online, Social, Viral | Tags: Art, digital, Facebook, Online, photos, Technology, Viral |
Printing Facebook will print and ship a poster of all your friends’ profile pictures.
via Laughing Squid
October 4th, 2010 | Friends | Categories: Art, Inspiration, Interactive, Online, Technology, Video, Viral | Tags: Art, flash, google, google maps, HTML5, Inspiration, Interactive, maps, Music, sound, Video, Viral |
Broken Bells and Arcade Fire recently released interactive website experiences as music videos. Arcade Fire’s site is done as a Chrome Experiment showcasing the capabilities of HTML5. Broken Bells use Flash.
May 20th, 2010 | Ralph | Categories: Inspiration, Online, Social, Video | Tags: advertising, Facebook, like, nike, Video, Viral, w+k |
Nike and W+K’s World Cup campaign kick-off features an interesting use of the Facebook “Like” button:
Nike today kicked off its FIFA World Cup campaign with a 10-minute film on Facebook featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney and other top soccer stars.
The video, viewable only when visitors click the “Like” button, includes a three-minute advertisement, called “Write the Future,” with some of those same players.
(via AdWeek, emphasis added)
Nike’s move to add value to the “Like” button is mutually beneficial. For the brand, the promise of exclusive content encourages users to connect with the Nike campaign. For users, the content provides a neat reward for publicizing the campaign to their news feeds.
Check out the ad shown before the short film below:
What other added value content can be given to reward fans for “Liking” brands? Are there ways to directly reward users who Like products on a brand’s site?
April 29th, 2010 | Friends | Categories: Art, Inspiration, Online, Technology, Viral | Tags: Art, Inspiration, Online, Technology, Viral |
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