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

 

RockMelt: the Social Browser

Posted in Social Media, Video, Websites by Megan Do on November 9, 2010

I’ve tried Mozilla Firefox, used Safari for a while and now I’m currently using Google Chrome but RockMelt looks like it’s worth a shot. A new browser that keeps you always connected to the people and things you want to be connected with, this may change the way we browse the internet. Check out the website for an invite.

 

[via Brand Flakes For Breakfast]

-Megan

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The Reverse Job Application

Posted in Job Search, Websites by Megan Do on November 5, 2010

Did anyone hear about this guy? I know I’m a little slow in posting about it but since I’m on the theme of job searching with Gus & Joe Agency Pizza Maker, The Pilgrimage to Crispin Porter and The Google Job Experiment, I thought it was only right that I posted this.

Andrew Horner is a University of Central Florida grad. Two years after graduating, Andrew was still jobless and losing hope. But that’s when he came up with the Reverse Job Application. So here’s how it worked: he created a website and with brief descriptions of his past, present and future. He also included interesting bullet points about himself; things you usually don’t get to tell an employer before they reject/hire you. And at the end of all of this info, an application for the employer to fill out to make him an offer.

You notice I wrote that in the past tense, right? Andrew is now happily employed and according to his website, he received “several dozen legitimate submissions from some really great companies.” After two weeks packed with interviews, he accepted an offer from “an awesome start-up.”

Really cool idea. Glad it ended well for him!

-Megan

Gus & Joe Agency Pizza Maker

Posted in Advertising, Websites by Megan Do on September 9, 2010

As the advertising industry gets more and more competitive, candidates need to find a way to stand out in the applicant pool.  Recent examples include The Pilgrimage to Crispin Porter and The Google Job Experiment.

Gus and Joe created an online pizza maker that lets you pick from a variety of ingredients and if you’re an agency and offer them a job interview, they’ll bring you an actual pizza!

Awesome idea. Good luck, guys!

[via Brand Flakes For Breakfast]

-Megan

Wieden+Kennedy and Old Spice Guy reply to your tweets via YouTube

Posted in Advertising, Social Media, Video, Websites by Megan Do on July 14, 2010

Holy shit. Has there ever been anything more genius than this?

Old Spice Guy has been responding to @replies on Twitter via YouTube all day and it’s turning into a social media frenzy. More than 100 videos have been posted and some have more than 90,000 views. Kudos W+K. This is fucking brilliant.

-Megan

Annoy Phone

Posted in Websites by Megan Do on July 14, 2010

Check out Annoy Phone, created by the brilliant and hilarious Mike Bodge. It’s a simple website that plays the iPhone ringtone and text messaging sound and will confuse the hell out of your coworkers. It’s definitely come in handy while working at AT&T’s agency of record where everyone has an iPhone.

And while you’re at it check out Mike’s hilarious and usually NSFW blog.

-Megan

Create an oil spill on any website!

Posted in Websites by Megan Do on June 30, 2010

Ever wonder what it would look like if a pipe exploded and oil spilled all over a website? Yeah, me too.

Well, now you can cover all of your favorite websites with oil with Instant Oil Spill, brought to you by A Cleaner Future.

[via Brand Flakes For Breakfast]

-Megan

Write a handwritten letter on your computer!

Posted in Advertising, Social Media, Websites by Megan Do on June 17, 2010

It never ceases to amaze me how interactive advertising is getting and just by using a webcam! Last week, I wrote about Crispin Porter+ Bogusky’s awesome banner ad for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese that can recognize your smile. Now, I bring you a web application that lets you write handwritten letters… using your computer.

Pilot (the only brand of pens I use) and Grey Group teamed up to bring us a genius web application that lets you capture your handwriting on your webcam, write e-mails “by hand,” and  publish messages on Facebook.

By using the template below and writing each letter out into its corresponding box and taking a snapshot of the template using your webcam, the application will generate a font using your handwriting. Isn’t that brilliant?

[via Brand Flakes For Breakfast]

-Megan

Letterheady

Posted in Art, Websites by Megan Do on June 15, 2010

Letterheady is an online collection of interesting and well-designed letterhead used by companies, celebrities and other random people (including serial killers and magicians). Creator Shawn User encourages people to submit letterheads but “[d]epressingly average designs” won’t be featured. This collection makes me want to start a cross-country correspondence with someone. Any takers?

-Megan