Tuesday, December 04, 2007

One Cold Hand

Just saw this blog, One Cold Hand and it is so cute and wonderful..it connects lost gloves to their owners. I LOVE it! What a wonderful and simple social project that really touches on such a deep aspect of human nature and the soul.

Below is a blurb from the blog as to what the project is about. Check it out when you can.

"onecoldhand.com is a project that connects the Pittsburgh community through one unfortunate event ­ the loss of a glove. The website creates a method for dealing with the conundrum of finding these lost articles. Do you leave it and hope the owner comes back to find it? Do you pick it up? Throw it away? With onecoldhand.com, the abandoned object now becomes a symbol of benevolence and hope."

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fun Finds...

I always end up adding sites, blogs, etc. to my favorites or e-mailing them to friends so I'm going to start posting them here so they have a home :).

Here are some of the recent products/sites that I'm a big fan of:

Charlese Chocolates: http://www.charleschocolates.com/ -- yummy chocolates in edible boxes
EngageGreen: http://www.engagegreen.com/ -- great "green" fashion, bags, accessories, etc.

Those are it for now...

Monday, November 26, 2007

So Many Touchpoints..but what are they all for?

I read a great post today on ypulse.com. today that I thought was brilliant. see below:

Ypulse Is Now On Facebook.

I gave in. In addition to having two profiles on MySpace (one for me and one for the book), a profile on Bebo for the book, a profile on Linked In and a professional profile for me on Facebook, there is now a Ypulse Facebook profile. I plan to use it to promote Ypulse Mashups and other upcoming events. For Ypulse readers active on Facebook looking for a place to discuss youth media or marketing issues, feel free to post comments, discussions, etc. We had a group on MySpace, but nobody really used it -- I'm hoping maybe people will be more likely to start discussions on Facebook. I already shared an idea I'm working on in the discussion area already. If you're a fan of Ypulse, help spread the word on Facebook!

Posted by anastasia

I thought this was great because Anastasia is outlining what each of her social netowrks are focussed on, i.e her book, promoting Ypulse, her personal page, etc. More importantly she's providing her viewers with more direction as to which ones will benefit them and what they're looking to connect to. I LOVE this. Working in the "social network" field myself I think this is the one thing that brands should be doing more of, i.e. telling, as well as illustratiing what their brand profiles are for on MySpace, Facebook, twitter, etc. Let people know what they're meant for, as well as let your consumers invent and tell you what they would like to use them for.

Monday, September 11, 2006


It's funny that after 5 years I feel like 9/11 just happened yesterday. I remember where I was standing at Grey Worldwide and who I was talking to. My boyfriend's sister was down near the towers. She always talked a lot and was very outgoing, but not that day, she was paralized, everyone was paralized.

I remember hysterically crying the day of, but more so the day after because i saw people -- women, men, husbands, wives fathers and mothers jumping and falling from the burning buildings and I felt guilty. I felt so god dam guilty and I still do.

I was just watching a show on 9/11 and everyone was asking "what were those who jumped thinking? They must have had some spiritual apiphany". I don't know what they were thinking but I think maybe some were thinking, "I want to call my mom and let her know that I'm all right", I didn't walk the dog today and now it's going to take me forever to get out of the city?". It was Sun hot, smoke and screaming everywhere -- where else would one go but down?

This day made me so mad for so many different reasons. One reason that truly rocked me to the core was that it took something this horrible to realize that the US is vulnerable -- We'e not this all mighty power, but simply a country amongst other countries with the same insecurities.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Where's The Fear?

So...just read about this "apparent" new trend called, "Greenlighters". I read about it on www.ypulse.com (One of my favorite Marketing Blogs). "Greenlighters" are, "an emerging emerging underground movement of sexually promiscuous teenagers, including bisexual, homosexual, and heterosexual members. Members of this movement wear a green polo shirt with the collar up, indicating that they are open to pretty much any sexual adventure. When someone comes up to them and puts the collar down, they are "collared" and will go with that person and do whatever sexual act they ask. Transfer of money is not usually involved."

If this is really happening.....it's truly sad that this is what people spend their time doing. This is just an opinion, but sex has become this trend among young people that they fee gives them power, entitlements to feeling and expressing themselves in an adult way. They don't seem to care about the consequences....

I mean where's the fear anymore....?

Friday, July 01, 2005

Bean of the Day

Hi there,

My name is Lauren and I started this blog to keep track of all the different stories, images and experiences that happen in the world. I invite whomever to comment and react to them as well.

I named my blog Jellybeans, because I feel like Jelly beans are the best metaphor for all the different

walks of life, experiences that we all encounter everyday.........

Everyday (gonna try:), I'll post a bean of the day, i.e. story, thought, etc. and I hope you will too!