From the purveyors of bodacious blog content and sexy social media marketing maneuvers comes our weekly list of five things you might have missed!
1.) Art with a Purpose: Among the many online fundraisers for Japan, we’ve been particularly impressed by those of the design and artistic communities. Great prints, one-of-a-kind t-shirts and cool posters have been created by some of the net’s most innovative independent artists. These artists are using the web and social media to raise much-needed funds while their works show that compassion is something everyone is capable of.
2.) The Must-have Mouse of the Year: We rarely jump for joy and geek out over the latest tech gadgets, but the Celluon evoMouse Pet deserves a good geeking. The little creature, adorable in design, helps your computer function like a touchscreen. Click, drag and even draw with your finger on any flat surface with the evoMouse to control what happens on your monitor. We predict this supercool super-mouse won’t only be on the top of every freelancer’s tech toy wish list but it will propel Celluon to brand superstardom if it lives up to the hype.
3.) Doing the Soda Pop Drop: When sadness and the overall blahs of today’s world overwhelm us, a silly viral hit like Sun Drop soda’s ad is a welcome change of pace. This goofball hit that has garnered nearly 330,000 YouTube views since its release last week while putting the formerly cult status soda on the beverage map.
4.) Blame it on Tweedeck: This stupid story makes the list for its sheer ridiculousness. Remember the social media marketer from Chrysler who dropped the f-bomb on Twitter? He’s now blaming that infamous Tweet on a Tweedeck malfunction. We smell a trend for gutless social media professionals here – one we hope doesn’t catch on.
5.) This Water Tastes Like Rihanna: As lame as the concept of celebrity bottled water sounds, the Tap Project’s Celebrity Tap is designer H2O with a purpose. Stars like Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift are bottling water from their homes in customized bottles for Unicef’s Tap Project, which provides water for children around the world. The star-studded water is given away in a fundraising drive that starts on March 20. The worthwhile project makes the list because a story that involves celebrities and beverages that doesn’t involve a car smashing into a tree is simply refreshing.