Pokemon Go may be the closest some have come to living out the fantasy of being actual Pokemon trainers, but it’s still missing what one might consider a vital element: throwing a pokeball. A new Kickstarter project wants to change that.
As a creator, reaching new backers is key to growing your audience over time. Millions of backers all over the world enthusiastically look to Kickstarter for what’s next. The Follow feature is a way to connect with the Kickstarter community even after your initial project is complete.
For every 100 dumb-ass crowdfunding projects for personal gain, we get treated to something like the Mine Kafon, a useful, innovative and very purposeful tool for saving lives. Yay humans!
Debuting in beta on a handful of opt-in Kickstarters, CEO Yancey Strickler says he’s not sure if the Prototype Gallery will be a mandatory part of the Kickstarter template for hardware projects going forward. “We want to see how people start using it first before we decide if we require it from everyone,”
Wait a minute. I can give Modobag $1,000 so I look utterly ridiculous and completely piss off everyone in the airport? Well then. Just sign me up for the Preposterone Conference too. Won’t be too long before we see the first viral video on YouTube of a Modobag rider getting floored by an irate traveler. Hilarious!
There was a time before the internet and the reach of social media, when there were just churches and community centers. The personal and the tragic were to be shouldered by your parish, your congregation, your groups for Bible study. These acts of kindness may still exist, but, their days might be waning.
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Kickstarter has helped create 8,800 new companies or non-profits, generated $5.3 billion in economic impact, and helped with the employment of more than 300,000 part-time and full-time employees. And it was invented by Al Gore! True.
A bunch of advice from the IndieGoGo blog that you should read. Caution; some of it is not all that encouraging including, “Did you know that most campaigns should have 30% of their goal already funded before they even launch?” Sheesh. What a bummer.
Other smart solutions have been wholly rejected by the gun community and the large majority of smart gun companies have gone out of business. ZORE, however, is actually receiving a positive reaction from the gun community, raising $500,000 in purchases of its gun lock during its two month crowdfunding campaign.
Wow. Over a million people have pledged over 100 million to publishing projects on Kickstarter in the last 7 years. That’s significant. And yet, it seems like 90% are children’s books? Kidding. Check out all the stats on the Kickstarter blog.
The only official word given by KAT administrators and moderators is a surprisingly vague statement about the GoFundMe campaign. “Fundraiser account seems to have been reported as “A campaign organizer was Committing fraud” …. For some reason, some envious people just live for the sole purpose of seeing others fail despite having no reason at all.”
When is a backpack not a backpack? We guess when people are somehow convinced it’s specially for commuters? Call us confused when it comes to the Slimfold SlimPack. It looks and behaves like, shall we say, a backpack… but it was conceived in San Francisco! Amazing! Here’s my $170.