First and foremost I want this guy’s energy. I think I used to have it but I can’t seem to muster it anymore. I find his concept of applying game theory to the world around us interesting – there are some intriguing business concepts there as well.
This is very cool.
Watch this documentary by Morgan Spurlock on the popularity of the Simpson’s. It’s really worth it. I am a definite fan of the Simpson’s – I’ve not missed a single episode and have watched them all more than once – but I learned some things about the show and it’s impact on popular culture – even that of other countries – by watching it.
Sometimes I forget that there are a lot of people out there who, for various reasons, don’t have the need for a full-on website of their own – maybe they don’t have the time or enough information or the skills or the money. Whatever the reason, for folks who want a web presence but don’t have the need or desire for a full fledged website there is a new tool that will that let you create simple but elegant online presence. Magntize provides you a free, slick website that acts as your digital business card.
The free web-based tool is nice and simple to implement. All you need to do is add your profile information, a picture, a short bio, and contact information. After that, you can add links to your blog, company website, and all your social media accounts. The beauty of Magntize is that it can automatically detect new content within your links and add them to a social stream that appears on your digital card. Once you’ve added links, you can pick from a set of 9 unique themes and countless color schemes.
I don’t typically write about social media from a personal use perspective. I try to stick with the business side of things. However, every once in a while I run across an application that resonates with me or that I think is just too cool to not share. Yesterday I found one of those apps. It’s called Loopt. Basically it uses the GPS function on a user’s cell phone to provide a social-mapping service. The company provides a new way for friends to connect, share, and explore in the mobile environment.
Loopt shows users where friends are located and what they are doing via detailed, interactive maps on their mobile phones. The cool little apps also helps friends connect on the fly and navigate their social lives by orienting them to people, places, and events.
And as any good social app should Loopt lets users share location updates, geo-tagged photos, and comments with friends in their mobile address book or on online social networks, communities, and blogs.
Not just for iPhones, Loopt works on a number of mobile devices. Check it out.
I stumbled across a service called BillShrink that purports to help average folks save time and money when it comes to managing everyday services such as credit cards and cell phone plans.
BillShrink uses a free, web-based service that provides users with personalized recommendations for everyday services like cell phone plans and credit cards. The recommendations are computed in real-time by matching a users usage profile against millions of different options in that users market (this according to the marketing documentation on BillShrink’s website). The results enable users to view and compare options so they can make a well-informed decision that maximizes savings.
To get started, you will first select the service category of interest (BillShrink currently covers credit cards and cell phone plans but says they will be adding additional services soon). From there, you will be prompted to enter some details about your usage pattern, which will be used to compute your personalized recommendations.
Hey, right now any savings helps. Right?!?