It’s amazing what you can power by tweets these days! Take Stanley the piano for example. Stanley looks like a regular upright piano, and he is, until you start tweeting him. Then Stanley becomes a socially powered connected device. Interested in learning more and maybe tweeting Stanley a request? Then check him out here or head over to his twitter profile here.
This ones wacky, StinkDigital have hacked the recently released Nike FuelBand and tethered it to their twitter account! The motion based mechanics remain with the FuelBand attached to a motor that spins each time the account receives a follower, is mentioned or is retweeted. All this activity is totted up using Nike Fuel and your twitter account has its ‘health’ gauged! …yup, I told you it was wacky!
To help launch FIFA ’12 the team at EA Sports have come up with a novel way to reward fans for tweeting about the game…a giant scarf…no sorry, a world record giant scarf! Simply send in a message of support for your club including the hashtag #fifa12scarf, a hashtag for your team #charltonathletic, and finally a hastag of the colour you want your section to be knitted in, #red, and your tweet could become immortalised on the wollen masterpiece! A simple mechanic offering a physical reward for a digital contribution.
Mobile again featured heavily this week, does that make this the year of mobile? Personally I hope that ship has long sailed but when the media news rooms are a little light on genuine stories the mobile debate is always worth dusting off! So here’s our round-up of the best of the week incase you missed anything;