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…The Ice Cream Man is coming?

Ice Cream Man

Matt Allen prefers to be called The Ice Cream Man.

His mission?

To travel the country, eventually the world, giving away FREE ice cream.

    Our growing team combines the minds, hearts, skills and resources of adventurous individuals who refuse to adhere to the old business paradigm. We fund this venture through advertising, sponsors, promotions and merchandising, building win-win-win relationships between everyone involved. To date, Ice Cream Man has given away over 125,000 treats. With the goal of giving away half a million ice creams, we’ve still got a long way to go.

On his site, you can check out upcoming Ice Cream Man events, buy Ice Cream Man merchandise that helps to support the cause, and even become a part of the Ice Cream Man community.

Free sweets for the world?

Sweet!

[Ice Cream Man]

[Via: Tasty Blog Snack]

…Nike wants you to be a part of The Human Race?

The Human Race

On August 31, join a million of your closest friends for Nike’s The Human Race, a 10K that takes place in 25 cities around the world, as well as in your own backyard thanks to Nike+ technology.

If you can’t make it to one of the designated areas on the day of the run, but you’ve got a Nike+ kit, simply register for the event, synchronize your watch, and run when everyone else does.

The goal is to get 1,000,000 people to run together, and to raise money for The UN Refugee Agency, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and the WWF.

Think you’re up to the challenge?

Then sign up, and start breaking in those long lost running shoes once again.

[Nike – The Human Race]

…The 21 Steps uses Google Maps to tell a story?

The 21 Steps

Charles Cumming’s The 21 Steps is a story told entirely within Google Maps.

Simply click on each link in order to follow the trail as the story unfolds across a map of the world.

[The 21 Steps]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Maps can tell stories?

The 21 Steps

The 21 Steps is interesting in that it’s “told by following the story as it unfolds across a map of the world”.

By using a Google Maps interface, you can follow the trail by clicking the link at the bottom of each bubble.

Is this the future of reading?

[The 21 Steps]

[Via: The Presurfer]

…Twitter is at war?

Color Wars 2008

The 2008 Twitter Color Wars has basically taken over the Twitter world recently, and is an interesting adaptation of a technology that, besides things like Color Wars and StrawPoll that people have created, serves no purpose. (Ok, so you can find out someone’s status, but really, where’s the fun in that?)

Twitter Color Wars is basically a popularity contest where the Twitterati rally around a single color and show their support by taking their profile picture in team colors.

    Anyone can play. To join a team: log on to twitter, search for the team of your choice, then follow that team.

The War goes well beyond just a popularity contest though, as games are going to pit teams against each other to compete for total domination.

Game #1 is a round of Bad Ass RoShamBo.

To play, members took a picture of themselves in their team colors throwing their throw of choice, and then uploaded that picture to Flickr with the appropriate tags. Then, a bracket style RoShamBo tournament will be held tonight with a best of three RSB match determining the winner.

I love the fact that this game evolved out of nothing and turned into a something that everyone wants to be involved in. It’s a fun adaptation of a technology that people continue to find uses for, and there’s a lot of potential for additional games.

Which side are you on?

(And to talk a little smack on the other teams, check out SmackTalk.)

Edit: It looks like zefrank is behind it all. Check out the Colorwar story here.

[Color Wars 2008]

[Twitter Color War]

[Via: Mostly Lisa]