“Fire gave us smoke signals. The internet gave us Twitter. As humans, we find ways to connect, to communicate and inspire. New technologies have eradicated geographic boundaries allowing our social networks to expand and align, creating powerful communities. Communities inspired by ideas, driven by a common purpose form tribes. Join us at TribeCon.” –TribeCon.com
And who’s at the forefront of these idea-inspired communities? College students! They are the taste-makers, the trend-setters, and the artists that create and embrace the community and we want them at TribeCon. These young, energetic minds are the foundation for the communities to come. So…Loomagoo has 50 tickets, thanks to our wonderful friends in TribeCon and Chris Schultz, that will be distributed to New Orleans area college students through a series of promotional giveaways.
First Opportunity: Loomagoo’s Twitter Trivia every Monday. Follow @loomagoo and keep your eyes peeled for our Video Trivia questions every Monday. We will be giving away TribeCon tickets every monday of October!
Second Opportunity: Post Exam study guides from last semester on Loomagoo.com. We will choose students from every school each week!
For more information on TribeCon 2009, visit http://www.tribecon.com
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I’m cutting to the chase — Loomagoo.com will be launching its Twitvid Trivia game on Monday, September 14th. The video trivia question will be submitted at 8:00 am every Monday morning, and reposted every hour after that. Participants have 24 hours to respond to the question via Twitter. Please include @loomagoo and the tag #loomagoo in your response. This contest is limited to students, one winner will be chosen each week. Prizes include Best Buy Gift cards, iPod nano, and CASH. Follow @loomagoo on Twitter to receive the video question every Monday.
There were some rumors that responses had to be in “Jeopardy” format, i.e. “What is….” This is not the case. Just make sure you include the tag #loomagoo in your Twitter response.
We are really looking forward to this, should be a lot of fun,
Everyone…we want to extend a warm welcome to our newest member of the Loomagoo family, “Orange Backpack.” Who’sthat you ask? If you must know, he’s a new breed of entrepreneurial mind, and although small, about 10 oz’s, he “packs” quite a punch. His background before Loomagoo is a little fuzzy, BUT, we do know he is from China.
His role at Loomagoo is important, so much so that we have created a viral campaign around him. This campaign, dubbed “The Orange Backpack Challenge,” is top secret. He will, however, be letting you guys in on his whereabouts through his Twitter account, @orangebackpack. We told him no Twitter but he demanded that he be able to use his Twitter to connect with students. What the backpack wants, the backpack gets!
Follow @orangebackpack for his location, as it will change daily. He’s sort of a vagabond, doesn’t like staying in one place (or campus) for too long.
That’s all we can say for now. We will let you know more details as we receive them.
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As much as we like getting press for Loomagoo.com, it is a greater honor to receive mention for our work “offline.” In March, Chris threw out the idea of a book drive to benefit underprivileged youth. With textbooks being the majority of listings on Loomagoo, this seemed like a natural path to explore. After pitching the idea, we partnered with Jim Bernazzani and the New Orleans Youth Rescue Initiative.
The Book Drive placed over 4,500 books directly in the hands of the city’s youth. We are very grateful for the hard work of Jim, Victoria, and the rest of the YRI Staff, and thankful that we could be associated with such an extraordinary event. Here’s the article text for the Times-Picayune:
“The Youth Rescue Initiative, which creates structured opportunities for at-risk youth in New Orleans, received an overwhelming local and national response to its recent community-wide book drive.
Initiative founder and president James Bernazzani, former FBI special agent in charge of the New Orleans Division, joined forces with Irvin Mayfield Jr., jazz trumpeter and chairman of the board of the New Orleans Public Library, to help spark donations of more than 4,500 books for the “Power Through Reading” program, which serves nonprofit reading programs for children in preschool through middle school.
The program was inspired by Loyola University students Andy Beal and Chris Zimny, with support from the Lindy Boggs Literacy Center at Loyola University under the direction of Petrice Sams-Abiodun.”
Read the full article here.
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