There’s no doubt the content-producing masses like to collaborate, and technology is helping that happen in more ways than ever before. Much the way WEbook helps writers collaborate, Songza lets music fans create shared radio stations and even London’s Royal Opera House has undertaken a crowdsourcing effort via Twitter, so ThumbScribes enables the collaborative creation of virtually any kind of content from just about every type of device. - Springwise.
You know those really difficult to read, funky letter and number combinations you type before posting comments to prove that you are a human? Well here’s a company that is turning those into ad space. This is one of the smartest business ideas I’ve seen in a long time. Seriously, Solve Media may be the Groupon of 2010.
Online gaming meets job hunting with Gild! the website where you compete in different tech and logic competitions allowing potential employers to scout winners for hire. VentureBeat lists Gild among it’s 5 best new start-ups of the past year.
I’m fascinated by accents so I find this little tool pretty entertaining. It allows you to Listen to accents from nearly every region…
“The speech accent archive is established to uniformly exhibit a large set of speech accents from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English all read the same English paragraph and are carefully recorded. The archive is constructed as a teaching tool and as a research tool. It is meant to be used by linguists as well as other people who simply wish to listen to and compare the accents of different English speakers.”
Another creative business Idea spotted on Springwise.com:
“Job seekers begin by signing up for an account with JobPrize, including posting a profile and indicating how much they are willing to pay someone who refers them to a new job. “Prize hunters,” meanwhile—employees at companies with open positions—can search the site for profiles that match openings within their company or industry. If they find one, they can refer the job seeker to the position. If the job seeker is hired, the prize hunter can choose to accept the company’s referral bonus, if there is one; otherwise, the job seeker’s reward bonus—held in escrow by JobPrize—is released to them instead.”
24 automobiles turned into an enormous keyboard for Diehard battery ad.
Die Hard Battery vs. Gary Numan
(See the “Making of” on Make: Online)
SongVote uses online contests to enable what it calls ‘collaborative
playlisting’. The jointly chosen playlist can then be shared, bought
through Amazon, and, of course, played at group events. - I spotted this one on Springwise.
After working on their book digitization project since 2004 Google announces an estimate of 129,864,880 distinct books in the world.
Would more people take the stairs if it was a giant Piano Staircase? I love love Love this.
Sweet little internet game: Fly Guy. I love it. And when he answers the phone or touches the copy machine he has to begin dreaming again!
This is probably the coolest thing I’ve seen the ipad do so far…
Flipboard is a “social magazine” that feeds off of your facebook, and twitter, consistently updating content with what your peers like and link to. If you’re not too much into social networking or have really lame friends, no worries, the app also let’s you pick from Flipboard’s own selection of deemed important resources.
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