Crowd Funded Surgery
Watsi is a spin on crowd funding which connects those with money and a social conscience to patients who don’t have money but who have an operative medical need. The website, which disperses the funds directly to patients also showcases some amazing and heart-wrenching personal stories. It’s a lovely concept and it feels like a very tangible and fulfilling way to help other people in need. Check it out here
Uber Cranks Out A Superb Piece Of PR
Uber cooked up a PR storm this weekend and nodded cheekily back to the future by offering the chance to catch a ride in an electrically powered Delorean. The initiative was developed in partnership with GE as part of its Brilliant Machines project, which highlights GE’s commitment to revolutionising cities. Trips in the Delorean were limited to San Francisco this past Friday and Saturday night and were surely the hottest ride in town.
Your Personalised Recipe Finder
Putting a bit of science into the process of discovering new food – McCormick a maker of spices, stocks and recipe additives has created a useful tool they call FlavorPrint. The tool uses profiling techniques and a personalization engine to then recommend recipes and flavors that you will like based on your personal FlavorPrint.
Deleting Your Online Footprint
If you’re feeling the fatigue associated with maintaining your online identity, or perhaps you are a little concerned about who has all your private data then Justdelete.me is a directory service that makes getting to the often well hidden ‘delete my account’ page of online services simple. Deleting is fun. See it here
Rap Battle For Glory at Rapt.FM
Are you an aspiring rapper looking for money, glory and fame? Perhaps you’re just a fan and like the idea of watching a little lyrical competition – Rapping on Rapt.fm is described as like video-chatting on Skype, but with a beat playing in the background and an audience watching in real time. The battles and various rooms are all open for guests to participate in and onlookers can tune in and decide who wins. Check it out