Thursday, 28 April 2011

Pepsi Refresh vending kiosks to add gift capability

Nice idea from the Pepsi Refresh project, so far only (US) text enabled, but extrapolate the possibility to properly web connected / socially connected units and imagine the potential.

Short term it's probably best not to dwell on or scrutinise the data capture / privacy angles but Apple have provided more than enough food for that fire this week.

Interestingly, whilst running a quick search for the URL of the Pepsi Refresh project to embed in this post I noticed (dynamic) image results being triggered on the right hand side of the results, changing as you overed over different links. That pleases me inner nerd and feeds my inner curiosity. Better go and do some snooping on Google algorithm changes.

A miscellany of digital treasure

My lovely friend Dan over at Aegis produces a fabulous quarterly round up which so nicely encapsulates the large pile of things I have on my "must get around to posting about but haven't had a moment to do so" list that I'm just going to embed it and say enjoy.

Thanks Dan!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Beautiful Results from Collaboration, Technology and Crowdsourcing

My friend Mat's just prompted me to post this.  I have so many things I want to post about, it's just time that's lacking, and just embedding a video is a wee bit lazy, but suffice to say that this is a lovely example of when crowdsourcing and collaboration faciliated by technology can bring about beautiful results.

Just watch.  Or better still, push back your chair, plug in your headphones, close your eyes and enjoy a few minutes of calm. You'll feel better for it.  Trust me.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

The Meerkat does it again...

Following on from the campaign to find a twin town for his home town of Meerkovo earlier in the year (won by Market Harborough in Leicestershire, (oops sorry Meerkat Harborough), last week Aleksandr Orlov launched his quest to find a (salaried!) Ambassador for Meerkovo.

Now's he's sent a tweet flagging that he's realised that LinkedIn is a great site for recruitment and so he's joined, check out his profile here.

I can't but help smiling at how spot on these guys are time and time again.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Just watch this...

Summing up the last month or two

A slightly trimmed version of yesterday's Dilbert comic strip, of which I am a big fan.  This about sums up the reasons why I've not even hit double figures in my blog posts over the last two months. Rubbish. So many interesting things going on, lots of thinking, just no time for writing.