Sell stuff from your mobile with Mobisella

To celebrate the start of Spring last week I decided to clear out my home and make a bit of quick cash.

Usually I’d just chuck everything on eBay but I decided to also download a free iPhone app called Mobisella.

Essentially, Mobisella allows you to sell unwanted items across the web using your phone via a secure platform at no charge! It’s a free download and free to use. It links up with your other accounts like craigslist or ebay. So, you’ll still pay the ebay fees, but if you post to a free site, it’s totally free. Every little helps!

It takes 2 minutes to register and create a classified advert with photos. Or you can easily search for items by category if you’re looking to buy. Totally addictive! I also like that it links to all the social networks, which you would expect as standard.

It’s still a fairly new app so items sell quickly but all the more reason to try it out 🙂

I’m already a fan!

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Sell stuff from your mobile with Mobisella

To celebrate the start of Spring last week I decided to clear out my home and make a bit of quick cash.

Usually I’d just chuck everything on eBay but I decided to also download a free iPhone app called Mobisella.

Essentially, Mobisella allows you to sell unwanted items across the web using your phone via a secure platform at no charge! It’s a free download and free to use. It links up with your other accounts like craigslist or ebay. So, you’ll still pay the ebay fees, but if you post to a free site, it’s totally free. Every little helps!

It takes 2 minutes to register and create a classified advert with photos. Or you can easily search for items by category if you’re looking to buy. Totally addictive! I also like that it links to all the social networks, which you would expect as standard.

It’s still a fairly new app so items sell quickly but all the more reason to try it out 🙂

I’m already a fan!

Mobisella Facebook
Mobisella Twitter

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Street life

A collaborative collection of Google’s Street View locations showcasing street art all over the globe. Tag your favorite spot, share it with friends and help build the biggest art collection in the world.

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Control life remotely

I just discovered the new Samsung Galaxy mobile phone whilst watching BBC Click.

New technology allows phones to easily sync with other devices so sharing is quick and simple, and life is generally easier.

Watch movies on the big screen from files downloaded on your phone. And quickly connect with your friend’s handset device using an app to share content or send your business card to a new prospect with a swipe of a finger.

What’s also impressive is the phone app that can operate anything on your car and could even stop car theft. Open your car door remotely, and if your car gets nicked watch the thief steal your car on the phone screen and use GPS to track the location. Smart stuff.

It’s only a matter of time before this becomes the mainstream way of life. Personally I’d love to use my iPhone to remotely control devices in my house. From boiling water in the kettle so I can have a cuppa when I get in from work, or diagnosing faults in appliances, or maybe an app that controls my boyfriend 😉

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The Creative Internet

Thanks Google Labs you brightened up my day….

https://docs.google.com/present/embed?id=df7rw7vz_338cz6ngnd6&size=m

Creativity: Technology: Consumer:
Audio > Movies > Visual > Art > Physical > Light > Tech > Politics > Sport > Books > History > Advertising

Some of my favourites:

Graffiti stop animation

iButterfly – AR, mobile, motion

Splicing – creating new from old

Augmented City

Digital video graffiti

Text 2.0

Stephen Fry Book app

Chalkbot

Ikea online showroom

Tippex
http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2010/september/tipp-exs-interactive-hunter-and-bear-film

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Exposed and Inspired

I’ve been meaning to go to the Tate Modern to see the new Exposed photography exhibition for a while now. Some of the pieces were quite shocking but I like that it pushed the boundaries and gave an insight into voyeurism.

I’m really keen to get into photography and I’m currently saving up for a Digital SLR camera. This exhibit totally hit the spot today and really got me thinking about the type of photographer I’d like to aspire to be.

I’ve always been an observer of people and my mum always told me off for staring at people out for the car window when I was a young girl. I’m also a self confessed stalker on Facebook – who isn’t? And deep down everyone is a nosy neighbour; some may even be peeping Toms. The Internet has proliferated our curiosity for other people, it’s only human nature to watch and compare.

I realised today that maybe I can turn my intrigue, observant, inquisitive nature into a skill that is expressed in photography. I tried to achieve this whilst I was traveling and really enjoyed taking close up portraits of people doing everyday things. I think I just need to find my inspiration in London…

The pieces that touched me the most and got me talking were:

– The Unseen Photographer – a guy hid a camera and took secret snaps of people on the subway in New York in the 1930’s (hiding cameras in cans, bags, spectacles etc). I love capturing people in natural poses in everyday situations. I think there is a bigger debate over privacy and who owns the photo…similar story to Facebook I guess!

– Voyeurism & Desire – one guy photographed men working out on the beaches of Rio from his hotel room. Nice images captured but could be considered slightly homoerotic. I also liked the voyeuristic photos taken of dogging in a Japanese park. And the guy who documented the workings of a brothel and drug den in New York by taking photos through the grill in his apartment. I think it was in this exhibition that an artist asked people to stand at their window at a specific time to be photographed, if they denied they simply didn’t show up or close their blinds. Nice.

– Surveillance – a complete exhibition based on authorities watching over us (or Google Maps) and how some artists have turned this on its head to watch the authorities. I also felt compelled to take a photo of being in a Surveillance exhibition, with a camera watching over us whilst I observed people observing the exhibition. Too bad my iPhone ran out of battery listening to Spotify! I also loved the web cam diary of Emily Jacir who visited a fountain in Linz, Austria at 6pm every day for a month and took a photo to document her presence. I especially liked the diary entry when the fountain got covered and the artist got mad…it made me lol…oh dear!

The message I took out of the exhibition is: ‘the act of taking photographs is Voyeuristic’ so maybe I feel the need to express myself in photography because I’m a closet voyeur….or at least I was until today!

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Eat Pray Love SCVNGR

I’m anticipating with HUGE excitement the UK movie release of Eat, Pray, Love. I recently read the book on my global travels and it totally inspired me whilst I was writing my travel blog. It’s the kind of book you pass on to your girls as it really warms the heart.

The film launched in the US on Friday so I got curious and started to have a play with Sony Picture’s website. There are a couple of nice pieces of content which appeal to the target audience…like me!

Namely, the interactive trailer – they’ve used simple icons so you can rollover to find out more about the characters and film locations etc. It’s not the greatest interactive video but at least they’ve tried to do something interesting…

You can also experience your own journey on SCVNGR where Sony challenge you to live the Eat, Pray, Love lifestyle and earn points. Unfortunately it’s only available for US states..boo! BUT I’m the first of my friends to sign up so it gives me social currency that I’ve found something new. SCVNGR is like FourSquare but not so Square, you can add photos of your location, set your own challenges and bump phones to check in with your friends. Also Google made an investment in SCVNGR in 2009 so I recon it’s got legs…

The site also persuades you to join the fun on Facebook, so I did. They’ve got some cute apps where you can send Gifts to your friends, join a conversation on where you’d like to go on a year off or share your favourite places to ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ with your friends, so I did. I shared ‘Smiths of Clerkenwell’ for ‘Eat’ and my friend was having a meal there when I posted so it was relevant for him, and maybe for other friends in my network. Does it start a conversation (kind of), will it entice my girly mates to click through and engage (who knows?). I also like (but didn’t play) the games on offer – word search and sudoku – maybe if I had more time I’d play or if there was a chance to win cinema tickets for me and my mates.

Overall, I like the campaign, there are certain things I can’t interact with being from the UK but that’s ok. I believe most people that read the book may also be interested in traveling. Perhaps they could have enabled people to share their own emotional travel stories. I guess not everyone is fortunate enough to see the world, or have a special experience on holiday, so they asked people to share stories from a local perspective.

Anyway, it still warms my cockles and I’ll probably cry when I see the film. Not only because it’s a nice story, or that I’m a wuss, but also because it will take me back to my care free travel days. I just need to convince my boyfriend to take me now 😉

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