My Current Favourites

The Creators Project – http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/en-uk/
Intel partner with Vice Magazine. There’s just so much good content here!! Love it.

Draw and Fold Over – http://www.drawandfoldover.com
A lovely social drawing site. Choose your pen and take it in turns to draw. In association with ‘The Big Draw’ which takes place throughout October, offering drawing events for people of all ages and abilities.

Fflick.com – http://fflick.com/
A social film site that makes it simple to see the films your friends are talking about, and what they think of them. Twitter sign-in. No Facebook here.

History Pin – http://www.historypin.com/
A great project by We Are What We Do to get generations talking, sharing and coming together more often. Developed in partnership with Google.

The Most Refreshing Pint – http://themostrefreshingpint.com/
Have a ‘sip’ on a pint (nice Drinkaware language there). See if you win a free prize. Refresh to try again. Simple.

Inside Insides – http://insideinsides.blogspot.com/
MRI scans of fruit and veg. Obviously.

This is Freaking Ridiculous – http://www.tifr.us/
Packed full of funny internet shit.

Unsuck-It – http://unsuck-it.com/
Rid your office of shitty business jargon!! Search or browse.

(A version of this comment first appeared in New Media Age.)

Facebook Places. What are the benefits for brands?

Facebook Places just became the No.1 in location based services. End of.

For brands the opportunities are massive. You get all the nice bits of Foursquare (check-in, location data, feedback, competitions, redemption, vouchers, loyalty schemes, social gaming, etc) but with the 500 million people on Facebook.

There’ll be loads of smart activity based around people ‘coming together’. Wearable technology will soon enable automatic check-in to stores. Deep and immersive social gaming becomes a reality. We all know what’s possible. But now the numbers make it exciting and viable.

Everything just became connected and the wider implications are big.

Each brand needs to think about what that means for them. But If you’re doing ‘digital stuff’ well and you’ve got a high street presence. Game on.

(A version of this comment first appeared in Marketing Magazine.)

Meanwhile, the UK waits….