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Got Goals? Put up $ or Shut Up!

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Serious enough about your New Year’s resolutions to put money on them?
To appoint a referee and cheering section to check in on your progress?
You can do just that at StickK, a goal monitoring web site where you
commit to achieving something and literally pay if you don’t make
progress. Set up a goal at StickK, like losing 20 pounds in the next
four months, and then decide to put $20 a week towards that goal. If
you don’t make it? Your total cash goes to a charity of your choice.
You can also appoint a friend or relative to be a referee, who checks
up on your progress. Looks like a neat way to turn peer and financial
pressure on yourself to achieve your goals.
[via Web Worker Daily]

stickK promotes healthier and happier living by helping people achieve
their personal goals through the signing of Commitment Contracts. Happier
people = happier world! more…

What is stickK ?

Personal goals. We all
have some, be they daunting or mundane. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Clean
the garage. Call Aunt Zelda more often.

Yet time and time again, we just can’t seem to get it together and
achieve the goals we set out for ourselves. We get discouraged. We feel
guilty about our lack of discipline. We give up.


That’s where stickK comes in.

On stickK, you draw up an official commitment contract that binds you
to achieving a personal goal, be it big or small. By agreeing to this
contract, you publicly state your goal and commit to achieving it. Or,
if grand public pronouncements aren’t your style, you can tell only
people you select. Either way, you’ve committed to a goal and people
know about it – so now it’s your reputation at stake!

To make you accountable as you work toward your goal, you file weekly
reports on your success. (And don’t even think about lying — because
you appoint someone you know as a “referee” to verify the
accuracy of your reporting!) You also enlist as many Supporters as you’d
like to encourage you, via the website, every step of the way. If being
part of a group gives you momentum, you can join a community of people
on the site who are working toward the same goal as you (this feature
will be ready in February). To keep yourself focused throughout your adventure,
you record your progress – daily — in a personal journal.

Want to up the ante? Gamble more than your reputation.
Place a financial wager on yourself. If you accomplish your goal, you
get your money back. If you don’t, your money goes to charity or
to someone you’ve designated in advance. (How about to a foe,
or to a cause you dislike,
for some added incentive?)

All these support tools make you more likely to stickK with it
— until your goal envisioned is a goal accomplished!

Why? Because when people put their goals in writing,
are accountable to someone monitoring them, have a support network around
them, and regularly record their progress, they’re more liable to
stay on trackK. Then there’s putting even your money on the line;
research has shown that people with a vested interest in accomplishing
a goal are two to three times more likely to succeed than goal-seekers
with nothing invested!

So, if you’re ready to stickK your neck out and invest in achieving
your personal goal, click here to find out how to draw up your commitment
contract….



What is stickK
How to create a commitment contract
Contract structures
Create a commitment now!

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Geeting Things Done – Nozbe

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Here’s a cool easy way to track your to do’s.
Basic service is free and the whole process teaches you GTD, or Getting Things Done.

Upgrades are super cheap!

Nozbe

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Best Flash Site Winners

The winners in each category, along with the People’s Choice Award, were announced at the Flashforward Film Festival Awards Ceremony on September 19, 2007. View Here: http://www.flashforwardconference.com/winners

Past Flash Film Festival Austin 2006 Winners:

Art: 15×15
Cartoon: The YuYu
Commerce: Reisenthel Accessories
Experience: Design Your Own Radio
Game: Death in Sakkara
Instructional: GeeGuides
Motion Graphics: M5
Narrative: The Ball of Bastards
Navigation: Big Ideas Come Out of Big Pencils
Online Application: Orange Phone Wizard
Original Sound: Samorost2
Technical Merit: Flash Commodore 64 Emulator
3D: CuberXtreme
Typography: iriver: Heart to Heart
Video: Nike Women Rockstar Workout—Hip Hop
People’s Choice: The Fan

Flash Film Festival Seattle 2006 Winners:

Art: 99rooms
Cartoon: Little Foot
Commerce: Tazo Tea
Experimental: Gallery Incomplet
Game: Dofus: Tactical MMORPG
Instructional: Curating the City: Wilshire Blvd.
Motion Graphics: The Havaianas
Narrative: Shakespeare Murder Mystery
Navigation: MoMA: Contemporary Voices
Online Application: The Bad Luck Test
Original Sound: Guitar Shred Show
Technical Merit: Road Runner Portal
3D: Casio G’zOne
Typography: Words At Play
Video: Ikea Dream Kitchen
People’s Choice: Dofus: Tactical MMORPG

Flash Film Festival New York 2005 Winners:

Application: UK General Elections
Art: Oculart
Cartoon: Manege Frei
Commerce: Emerald Nuts
Educational: gotoAndLearn()
Experimental: Amaztype
Game: Laser Envy
Motion Graphics: tokyoplastic
Navigation: Saints and Soldiers
Original Sound: Flowering of Forgotten Gifts
Story: Craziest
Technical Merit: Ten by Ten
3D: Power Bright
Typography: Type Drawing
Video: Bill Harvey Music
People’s Choice: Conclave Obscurum

Flash Film Festival San Francisco 2005 Winners:

Application: Moonfruit
Art: Promenade the Puzzle
Cartoon: Prowlies at the River
Commerce: Muzak
Educational: SparkTop
Experimental: Ze Frank
Game: ContiBackFour
Motion Graphics: Microsoft Realizing Potential
Navigation: JC The Store
Original Sound: Johnny Hollow
Story: Eyes on the War
Technical Merit: Ingris TMS
3D: Ingreme
Typography: Barracks Stove
Video: Boula Burton
People’s Choice: RSVP

Flash Film Festival New York 2004 Winners:

APPLICATION: Treeplanner
ART: Weapons of Mass Destruction
CARTOON: Rendezvous With Candycracker
COMMERCE: Dockers Europe
EXPERIMENTAL: JungleGym-MDV
GAME: Microlife
EDUCATIONAL: Truth
MOTION GRAPHICS: Fishouse
NAVIGATION: Jac Ziesmer Styling
ORIGINAL SOUND: Nike Lab Holiday
STORY: Julia 1926
TECHNICAL MERIT: DENG XML Browser
3D: Drum Machine
TYPOGRAPHY: Fuel Industries
VIDEO: Volvo V50
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Bomb the World

Flash Film Festival San Francisco 2004 Winners:

APPLICATION: Stampede Cattle
ART: Sonata for the Unaware
CARTOON: Fool Lee
COMMERCE: 24-7 Media
EDUCATIONAL: Virtual Knee Surgery
EXPERIMENTAL: Brain Show
GAME: Chasm
MOTION GRAPHICS: The Uninvited
NAVIGATION: XBox – Play More
ORIGINAL SOUND: Amiamo
STORY: Winged Sandals
TECHNICAL MERIT: Wefail
3D: Coca-cola Christmas Stars
TYPOGRAPHY: Typographic Illustration
VIDEO: Re:evolution TV
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Fool Lee

Flash Film Festival New York City 2003 Winners:

APPLICATION: www.intronetworks.com
ART: www.1h05.com/diad
CARTOON: oohbitey.com/hh2Window.html
COMMERCE: www.thepowerstation.co.uk
EDUCATIONAL: pem.org/yinyutang/
EXPERIMENTAL: bit-101.com
GAME: www.globulos.com
MOTION GRAPHICS: misssixty.co.kr
NAVIGATION: 3weeksinapril.com
ORIGINAL SOUND: www.sonypictures.com/movies/identity
STORY: humbugz.com/hela.htm
TECHNICAL MERIT: www.shaker.hu/login.php4
3D: www.stxship.co.kr/stx_multi/index.htm
TYPOGRAPHY: perte-de-temps.com/lhorloge.htm
VIDEO: www.wwpl.net/ogilvy/ibm/fusion.html
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: yuko.benq.it

Flash Film Festival San Francisco 2003 Winners:

APPLICATION: www.gmodeler.com
ART: www.1000dreams.com/photography/details/
CARTOON: www.whitehouseanimationinc.com/kunstbar.htm
COMMERCE: www.nikebasketball.com
EDUCATIONAL: www.brainpop.com
EXPERIMENTAL: www.repercussion.org
GAME: www.fourfeathersmovie.com/battle
INFORMATION GRAPHICS: www.moma.org/russian
MOTION GRAPHICS: www.thethirdplace.com/espace/module5
NAVIGATION: www.perfectfools.com
ORIGINAL SOUND: www.dotu.net
STORY: www.canongate.net/pi
TECHNICAL MERIT: www.gskinner.com
3D: www.tokyoplastic.com
TYPOGRAPHY: www.wddg.com
VIDEO: www.eaglef1.com
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: www.mediaramas.com

Flash Film Festival New York City 2002 Winners:

APPLICATION: host.mp4.com
ART: diesel.com/friendshipgallery/works/delight_insertsilence/index.html
CARTOON: www.blackmustache.com/ride.html
COMMERCIAL: www.benettonpaints.com
EXPERIMENTAL: www.typorganism.com
GAME: www.gmaxskateboarding.com
INFORMATION GRAPHICS: www.moma.org/russian
MOTION GRAPHICS: www.gmunk.com/2001_NYC_transit/FINN_QT.html
NAVIGATION: www.hungryfordesign.com/Archive/2002/03/anatomic_exuberant
ORIGINAL SOUND: www.o-matic.com/play/parth/parth_swf.html
STORY: www.colorsmagazine.com
TECHNICAL MERIT: www.randommedia.co.uk
3D: www.whoswe.com
TYPOGRAPHY: www.maxweber.net/eng/eng_flash.html
VIDEO: www.velvet.de
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: www.gmaxskateboarding.com

Flash Film Festival San Francisco 2002 Winners:

ART: http://www.consequences-of-thought.net
CARTOON: www.brokensaints.com
COMMERCIAL: www.miniusa.com
EXPERIMENTAL: www.donniedarko.com
GAME: www.hyro.com/games
MOTION GRAPHICS: www.hungryfordesign.com/Archive/2001/11/mick_jagger
NAVIGATION: alliedworks.com
ORIGINAL SOUND: www.looplabs.com
STORY: www.bulaja.com/FAIRYTALES/index.html
TECHNICAL MERIT: modelspace.lo9ic.com
3D: www.pepworks.com/cyobreed
TYPOGRAPHY: www.systemsoular.com/LifeProgram
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: www.brokensaints.com

Flash Film Festival Amsterdam 2001 Winners:

ART: www.fastspot.com/memoire
CARTOON: www.preschoolprotocops.com
ECOMMERCE: www.billabong-usa.com/store
EXPERIMENTAL: www.flight404.com
GAME: www.bossmonster.com/e4/cricket/cricket.html
MOTION GRAPHICS: www.insertsilence.com
NAVIGATION: www.moma.org/whatisaprint
ORIGINAL SOUND: www.planetofthedrums.com
STORY: www.ontherail.com/site/blackbox/RoshCafe.html
TECHNICAL MERIT: www.flash-france.com/ff.php
3D:www.ultrashock.com/ultraintro4
TYPOGRAPHY: juxtinteractive.com/deconstruction
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: www.8edge.com

Flash Film Festival New York City 2001 Winners:

ART: www.presstube.com
CARTOON: art-barn.com/act/war.htm
ECOMMERCE: www.flashcan.com
EXPERIMENTAL: www.center-of-the-world.com
GAME: www.titoonic.dk/testarea/spider
MOTION GRAPHICS: www.wmteam.com
NAVIGATION: www.relevare.com
ORIGINAL SOUND: www.hungryfordesign.com
STORY: www.brainpop.com
TECHNICAL MERIT: www.finalfour.net/?//brackets/index/brackets_index.html
3D: www.skyscraper.org/timeformations
TYPOGRAPHY: www.mindsway.com
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: www.electrotank.com/games/miniGOLF.html

Flash Film Festival San Francisco 2001 Winners:

CARTOON: www.estudio.com/shows/index.html
ECOMMERCE: www.usabancshares.com
EXPERIMENTAL: www.natzke.com
GAME: www.simcoaster.com
MOTION GRAPHICS: quam.it/abc
NAVIGATION: www.mtv2.co.uk
ORIGINAL SOUND: www.shockwave.com/bin/shockwave/entry.jsp?content=regurge03
AND: www.cheshiresmile.com
STORY: www.icebox.com/viewer_frameset.asp?show=6&episode=22
TECHNICAL MERIT: www.citi.popwire.com
3D: www.mtv2.co.uk
TYPOGRAPHY: www.bornmagazine.com/projects/walking
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: www.scifi.com.chichian

Flash Film Festival London 2000 Winners:

BUSINESS: www.salomonski.com
CARTOON: www.groovechamber.com
DESIGN: http://madonnamusic.com
GAME: www.coin-op-city.com
INTERACTIVITY: www.requiemforadream.com
MOTION GRAPHICS: www.salomoninline.com
NAVIGATION: www.m3snowboards.com
SOUND: www.bluemondo.com
STORY: www.missmaggie.org
3D: www.designassembly.com
BEST OF SHOW: www.coin-op-city.com

Flash Film Festival New York City 2000 Winners:

ACTIVISM: www.heavy.com
BUSINESS: www.barneys.com
CARTOON: www.bulbo.com
DESIGN: www.phish.com/farmhouse
GAME: www.newgrounds.com
INTERACTIVITY: www.willing-to-try.com
MOTION GRAPHICS: www.yigal-azrouel.com
NAVIGATION: www.yigal-azrouel.com
SOUND: www.submethod.com
3D: www.alphazekko.com
BEST OF SHOW: www.heavy.com

Flash Film Festival San Francisco 2000 Winners:

ANIMATION: www.cyberslacker.com/index5.html
CORPORATE SITE: www.turbonium.com
DESIGN: www.praystation.com
E-COMMERCE SITE: www.kikwear.com
ENTERTAINMENT: www.joecartoon.com
INTERACTIVITY: www.yugop.com
INTERFACE: www.neonsky.com
MOST ORIGINAL: www.once-upon-a-forest.com
SOUND: www.c-creative.com
BEST OF SHOW: www.once-upon-a-forest.com

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TechCrunch Missed One Thing In This Post

I think perhaps TechCrunch should have suggested forget the computer “friends”, and “simply get out and exercise” with some friends… was in order for this recent post from my much loved TechCrunch.com entry below:

Christmas Recovery Web 2.0 Style

Posted: 25 Dec 2007 02:00 PM CST

Christmas
is often a time of gluttony for many. From a traditional roast through
to too much alcohol, many will be suffering long Christmas hangovers,
particularly those not fortunate enough to live in a country with a
gazetted post Christmas recovery public holiday (Boxing Day on
Wikipedia here).

Even if you do have December 26 off, with January 1 around the
corner it’s time for resolutions about getting fit and healthy. Here’s
a few sites we’ve reviewed that will help you along the way.

fatsecretsmall.jpgFat Secret

(review: April 2007)

Fat Secret is designed to help overweight people leverage a network
of friends and online resources to lose weight by building a support
network around you to monitor your progress.

Users first state their current and goal weights, and are urged to
report in daily with their updated weight. This data builds a graph
that is included on their profile page showing progress over time. Each
user is also provided with a blog/journal and can add other Fatsecret
users as friends.

diettvsmall.jpgDietTV
(previously Diet Television: review November 2006)

The site is a directory of diet plans that combines user ratings and
professional nutritionist analysis of various factors like ease of
implementation, speed of weight loss and allowable alcohol consumption.
The company says it is based on two ideas: that dieting is hard and
that community is one of the biggest factors in successful weight loss.
There was information available on 47 different diets when we first
reviewed the site. To search for a diet, users move 12 sliders to
indicate which diet and food factors are most important to them. The
site recommends which ones could best fit their needs. Users can also
contribute off-site links related to any diet.

traineosmall.jpgTraineo
(review December 2006)

Traineo is a health and fitness support site where users report
their weight, diet, and exercise daily to a group of friends who help
monitor and support one another….Instead of inputting how many ounces
of cheese you ate in your burrito, and how much cream you put in your
coffee, Traineo allows you to just give an estimation of how you think
you ate each day. Based on your age, weight, and goal, it tells you how
many calories you should aim for and, at the end of the day, you tell
the program if you ate poor, average, fair, or great.

If you’ve spent Christmas alone, or you need some more rounded/ broader help, here’s a few sites that may help as well:

wellspheresmall-1.jpgWellsphere
(review January 2007)

Wellsphere is concerned with day-to-day sorts of health choices that
make up “wellness”, the kind you don’t ask your doctor, but consult
your peers about. Wellsphere is meant to help people with these choices
and motivation by providing users with access to similar people and to
health-related resources in their area. These resources are split
between personal profiles and databases of health-related locations
they’ve put together.

dailystrengthsmall.jpgDailyStrength
(review November 2006)
A social network that provides a space for people with a wide variety
of medical, psychological and life conditions to discuss their
struggles and the treatments they are undergoing.

The highlight of DailyStrength is that users are asked to describe
medical and psychological treatments they have undergone. They indicate
what conditions those treatments were for, whether they were effective
and provide a narrative about the experience. That information is then
aggregated by condition and treatment – so it’s easy to see what a
large number of people have done in response to a condition or what
it’s really like to undergo a certain treatment.

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Here comes Another Bubble

Netrepreneurs will appreciate this one

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Be A Man Self Exam PSA

Adult fellas don’t forget to check ’em:

or sing along…

need more visit www.carpetestes.org

Want more funny videos about this serious subject – you got it:

Dr. Rounds

  • Testicular cancer is number one cancer in men 15-40
  • 8,000 men will be diagnosed with it this year – most won’t seek treatment, yet if caught early is the most curable forms of cancer

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Wing Suits

Amazing! I so, want to do this one day!

and more on the subject…

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