Megan Do

The Gifts Project: Social Gifting

Posted in Social Networking, Websites by Megan Do on December 23, 2010

Apparently, this may be old news but I thought I’d give a good idea a shout out anyways.

The Gifts Project, a small start up based in Israel, gives online retailers “benefit from friends chipping in for each others gifts.” The service which will be releasing more info in January will be using Facebook to connect consumers to online retailers’s specials and there will also be a gift suggestion engine that suggests gifts based on data pulled from the recipient’s Facebook profile.

This is a great idea and I expect The Gifts Project to expand greatly in 2011. I can’t count the times my friends and I have wanted to go in on a gift for another friend and how complicated it got.

[via TechCrunch]

 

-Megan

 

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Pummelvision

Posted in Social Media, Social Networking, Websites by Megan Do on December 23, 2010

What would your life look like if it flashed before your eyes?

Inspired by a mushroom trip and created by Vimeo co-founder, Jakob Lodwick, Pummelvision pulls photos from multiple social networking platforms such as Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr and exports them to a either a YouTube or Vimeo video.

Pretty cool to service if you live an interesting life. Pretty crappy service if you’re a college student and all you do is party.

TechCrunch has a a more in-depth look into the service.

-Megan