Monday, June 20, 2011
Ideas similar this have floated around before, but not quite to the extent of delivering all the functionality in to this format. It taps in to a great truth about our desire for endless social connection and people getting in to trouble when they should be working... so good on Diesel for that.
Check it out here, http://www.bestupidatwork.com/. Question marks remain over how often it'll get downloaded given stringent admin rights for some office users, and the execution could probably have been a little tighter to push it a little.
Good all the same. Thanks to @adenhepburn for the share.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Here’s a very clever Facebook app from Intel.
Called “Museum of Me” it appeals to everyone’s principle interest: themselves.
The app trawls through your Facebook photos, status updates, posts from friends and movie clips then, in astonishingly quick time, creates a video showing a museum exhibition based on your Facebook life. The whole thing is set to a poignant music track and people have been getting very emotion at seeing their life displayed this way.
The programming is astonishing as the camera tracks from room to room in the exhibition, panning past spectators interacting with your pictures and videos. There is even some performance art as a robot arm collects photos to build a montage mosaic that forms a giant version of your profile picture.
You can post the highlights of your Museum on your Facebook wall and it shows your 5 friends you most interact with and the word you use most in status updates.
There is no overt “sell” from Intel here. Presumably, the product demonstration of turning all the Facebook data into a museum movie so fast says something about Intel processing power, but I think Intel’s motivation is more about the love coming back to the company for building this experience.