Media & Entertainment (173)
The “Me” in entertainment
Intel is converting social media profiles into infographics using its ‘What About Me?’ tool, that provide not only statistics, but a snapshot of a person’s individual online social life broken out by topic, behaviour, and personality.
Why it matters
‘Impersonal’ companies that struggle to connect with consumers are starting to up their game, using their technological prowess to promote humanism. We know people love to learn about themselves. How can other tech companies start to make their brands more interesting by offering entertainment tools that help consumers understand something about themselves? Where are there other opportunities to co-opt a concept (like personality tests) in a way that incites curiosity?
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
Twitter has spawned the Twitter Comedy Club; an online live comedy night with top comedians forced to tell jokes within the 140 character limit of Twitter updates.