The Digital Vibes


PicApp and Obama’s win
November 8, 2008, 2:04 pm
Filed under: Web apps | Tags: ,

This is actually a test of picapp. Some time ago, I had wrote about the app but at that time, it couldn’t work with wordpress.

To refresh your memory, PicApp (according it its site description) offers online publishers and bloggers a single source for millions of premium quality and free images to use legally and enhance their sites. News and photo agencies licensing images to PicApp include, among others, Getty Images, Corbis, Image Source and Splash News. PicApp has over 10 millions images with over 10,000 images updated daily; covering all types of editorial and creative image categories.

Copyright is an important issue and one that’s set to grow as online publishing proliferates, and it’s interesting to see online businesses that both sidestep and leverage this minefield to monetize content.

What a better way to test the app, than to celebrate Obama’s win as the first African-American President of the USA? Who incidentally won in part due to his new media savvy?

President-Elect Obama Meets With The Transition Economic Advisory Board
Messages Of Congratulations For Obama Pile Up At Lincoln Memorial
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Obama on Scrib’d
August 7, 2008, 1:09 pm
Filed under: Online presence, Web apps | Tags: ,

I’d written a previous post about Obama’s successful social media campaign. He’s done it again! This time on Scrib’d.

What is Scrib’d? It’s essentially a YouTube for documents. You can upload and share documents, as well as discover and comment on documents that you find on the site. All documents load in Flash format

Check out Obama’s page at: http://www.scribd.com/barackobama

So far the document with most views and comments is Barack Obama’s New Energy Plan For America, no prizes for guessing what’s the issue of greatest concern to the socially conscious web 2.0 crowd.