If you’ve never walked the streets of New York City, you probably have no idea what you’re missing out on. Thankfully, you can now live out this experience virtually. MyBlockNYC is a site that allows you to watch user submitted videos from streets all over the city. The site displays a large map of the city, and all you have to do is click on a street for which someone has made a video. That shouldn’t be too hard since close to 1,000 videos have already been submitted. There is also a useful search feature that lets you choose the age and gender of the user, as well as the category and location of the video. Whether you’re into Kid Rock concerts, grown men riding little girls’ bikes, or traffic cops getting yelled at, you’ll probably find something to enjoy here.
Source: The Huffington Post
Maria Scileppi is a local Chicago artist/ad school director. After seeing the lines in the salt flats and other designs left by ancient people, Maria created her own digital version. GPS tracking usually reminds me of Big Brother type control, but thanks to Maria the control is back in the people’s hands. Or….maybe she’s just really lazy/clever, and has tricked us all into doing her art project for her. Either way, well done, Maria.
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The Pepsi Refresh Project project allows Pepsi to give back to fresh thinkers in the community by giving them free money for their ideas. Pepsi will be awarding grants from $5,000 up to $250,000 make these dreams a reality. As a fellow fan of free money and great ideas, we love this. Our favorite idea for this month goes to Nancy Nelson for the recycling old t-shirts into reusable shopping bags. Brilliant! That way using a reusable bag at the grocery store would go from dragging in these ugly green totes that look like your mom bought at a flee market into a cool new fashion statement. With a little ipod/vintage style marketing to make it a status symbol and not just something you’ll get beat up for at recess, we could be looking at the next big trend. Hey Pepsi! Pick this one! Next month we’ll be entering our own idea so get ready for the awesomeness and to shamelessly promote the hell to out of it with us.
Even though the inserting their logo into words thing is getting old, Pepsi has a fresh idea. They’re giving away loads of money for community based projects, and asking the people to pick which ones they fund through crowdsourcing. We should try to flood the cite with Chicago requests to create our own stimulus package.
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You can now own a part of Pabst Blue Ribbon by pledging anywhere between $5.00 and $250,000.00. You don’t have to pay anything until the collective reaches 300 Million, and when we get there, you’ll get enough beer to match your pledged delivered to you for the celebration. Come have a beer with us.
Learn How Groupon Works! from The Point on Vimeo.
The next evolution of thepoint.com has brought us group discount rates for anything you want in your city. Groupon.com offers daily deals for fun stuff in your city as long as you get enough people in on the deal. Crowdsourcing is carving a bold new way through this down economy. Who wants to get together for a discount on pints of Guinness?
Last year google came out with their revolutionary streetview, which inspired great projects like street with a view and many more.
Now Google is giving you another chance to map the world the way you want it.
The US Street View Special Collections Poll lets you tell google what they missed with street view and even map areas cars can’t get to. What do you want to see?
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