In 2004, Axe/Lynx (the deodorant brand) released an interactive advertisement that used then-new video features of the Flash platform. This was a year before YouTube, and the Internet went crazy about their new found ability to virtually tickle a woman lying on a bed. It fell off the Internet in 2009 and with the death of Flash you can't even (easily) see it on archive.org any more... so I recreated it for the modern web. [more inside]
LBRY (pronounced "Library") is an open-source protocol providing a decentralized marketplace. LBRY allows anyone to publish content and anyone to buy it from anyone else, but with an economic design to combat piracy and benefit artists. If you are an OSX or Linux user you can test LBRY yourself. You can also learn more about LBRY or join our list.
Villanova Tech Trifecta Superfecta Team, Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University is once again proud to announce a series of events, nicknamed the Tech Superfecta, taking place during the week of October 14th, 2013 in Villanova PA. [more inside]
Textizen is an open-source platform for collecting citizen feedback via text message. Holding in-person meetings can be expensive, time-consuming, and often results in non-representative feedback. Working with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, my team at Code for America decided to build a better way to connect citizens to their city. Now, all residents and community members need is a few spare moments and a cell phone that supports text messages (~92% of Philadelphia households). In a city where 43 percent of residents don’t have internet access at home, we see text messaging and other mobile technologies as critical doorways to digital citizen participation. Do you see a use for Textizen in your community? Get it in touch with us on Twitter, or at Textizen.com. Developers can join us on GitHub, where we’ll continue to develop the Textizen code. Textizen in one animated minute [more inside]