You’ve got tons of Facebook and Twitter friends? Probably more than you need. What if I told you that you could actually turn those virtual friends into something tangible? Well you can with WearingSocial. WearingSocial taps into the API’s of both Twitter and Facebook and allows you to create mosaic themed T-Shirts with the profile pics of your friends.
I tested it out with Facebook (the preview images below were generated using my Facebook account -- can you spot Andy from Hide Your Arms?) and I have to say that process is very simple. It’s very similar to using a 3rd party app with Facebook, you’ll need to grant WearingSocial permission to your Facebook account before it is able to grab your friends’ profile photos. From there it’s just a matter of choosing your T-Shirt design and WearingSocial does the rest.
WearingSocial is actually quite neat, especially if you’re into social media. The WearingSocial T-Shirts are priced at $19.99.
So the Interactive portion of the SXSW Festival has come and gone. I wasn’t able to attend this year but I did have a blast shirt spotting vicariously through other peoples Flickr uploads! Ahh, the wonder of the Internet!
The purpose of shirt spotting SXSW 2010 was not just to find geeky tees but also so that I could share information on new startups that you would rather not have heard of. In the process, I also became exposed to a bunch of new blogs via the profiles of the various Flickr users from who I got the photos from. Putting this collection together took a lot of time, but at the end of the day, it was totally worth it!
Here’s full collection of all 83 shirts spotted at the 2010 SXSW Interactive Festival! I thought I’d consolidate my 5 daily recap posts into one humungous list post!
Iâ€™d love to hear which one of these are your favorites! Was there a startup tee that caught your eye? What do you think of all the Threadless sightings? Do you know of a shirt that should be added to this list? Leave a comment below in the comments section and let me know!
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3. Jon Carroll of Gowalla, photo by hawaii. Jon Carroll of Gowalla sits down for a chat over some Mexican Coke and Gowalla swag at Juan Pelota Cafe at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. Visit Gowalla and the Hawaii Weblog.
4. The Startup Bus, photos by dekrazee1. The Startup Bus is the brainchild of Elias Bizannes, an Australian now living in America. The original concept was for 12 strangers to board a bus in San Francisco â€“ and at 60 miles an hour and over 48 hours â€“ they were to conceive, build and launch 3 tech startups in time for a SxSW party in Austin. BTW, looks like Storenvy is one of the sponsors – cool! Visit The Startup Bus.
5. Other Inbox, photo by dekrazee1. OtherInbox, Inc. is an Austin-based company that builds technology to automatically organize emails from online shopping and social networking sites. This puts consumers in control but also creates unique opportunities for improving the relevance and targeting of email marketing. Visit OtherInBox.
6. No More Servers (Rackspace Hosting), photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. Rackspace Hosting plans to unleash their next big reveal that will “revolutionize the music industry and their artists’ experience.” The Rackspace Revolution Rock Party is set for March 15 at SXSW.Visit Rackspace Hosting and Laughing Squid.
And so SXSW Interactive comes to an end. And although I was not able to attend the festival this year, I was still able to shirt spot from the comfort of my leather chair here in lovely Honolulu, Hawaii. I hope to make it out to Austin one of these days for the SXSW festival, until then, enjoy these 14 shirts!
I surely hope that you enjoyed all of this SXSW shirt spotting because I sure did! What did you guys think of it? I obviously love tech and startup culture, should I start to infuse more of that into this blog? Let me know what you think! Now back to our regular programming….
*All photos belong to their respective owners.
Day 5 SXSW T-Shirt Sightings:
1. Alltop, photo by Jim @TechFrog Alden. Alltop tracks all of the best stories in every possible category that you can think of – even T-Shirts. By the way, did you know that my 101 Bacon List was recently feature on the Alltop blog, Holy Kaw?Â Visit Alltop.
3. Chicken George, photo by Jim @TechFrog Alden. DJ Chicken George’s (CG) unique “Jazztronica” style of incorporating and fusing diverse genres of music has granted him several international appearances in Sweden, Paris, Amsterdam, Vancouver, the Middle East and across the U.S. Buy the DJ Chicken George shirt. Visit DJ Chicken George.
4. Outright, photo by Keith Burtis. Streamlining the work involved with working for yourself, Outright.com will help you pay the right taxes, simplify record keeping, and keep your business on track and growing.Â Visit Outright.
6. Wolf Parade, photo by adrants. Adrants provides marketing and advertising news. It provides insightful, informed, experiential, no holds barred commentary on the state of the advertising and media industries. Visit Wolf Parade and AdRants.
7. Rackspace Revolution, photo by Rackspace. Get Dedicated Server and Managed Server Hosting Services backed by 100% Network Uptime Guarantee & Fanatical support at Rackspace Hosting. Visit Rackspace.
Just one more day until the Interactive portion of the SXSW festival is over. Until then, enjoy a day 4 recap of the best T-Shirt sightings at SXSW 2010! Note that Three Keyboard Cat Moon, Three Wolf Moon, One Hundred, and I Hate Cliches Like The Plague are available for sale (links below).
7. Skimble, photo by Maria Chily. Skimble helps you plan, track and discover your active life. This iPhone app will keep track of your runs, hikes, yoga sessions and any other activity under the sun! Visit Maria Ly’s site and Skimble.
And the awesome SXSW shirt sightings keep rolling in! Here’s my Day 3 recap of some of the awesome shirts being worn at the 2010 SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Note that Sorry My Phone Died, We All Fall Down, Nerd Is The New Cool, Diner, Infinity MPG and Hey Let’s Go Do Fun Stuff are available for sale (links below).
Day 2 of SXSW 2010 has come and gone and I’ve got a collection of 14 tees that I spotted (despite not being there) worn by 14 different geeks! Note, the T-Rex Drums tee worn by Gary Vaynerchuk, Cutters tee and the Vimeo T-Shirt are available for sale.
2. Cutters, photo by davidjschloss. The 2010 Bike Hugger Mobile Social at SXSW brought hundreds and hundreds of riders together for a social ride, BBQ and schwag fest. This attendee is sporting the Cutters tee from the classic cycling movie, Breaking Away, and available from our good friends at Found Item Clothing. Buy Cutters from Found Item Clothing. Visit Attention Deficit David.
3. Indie GoGo, photo by Betsy Weber. Indie GoGo is an awesome community of various indie artist to share their media, whether it be film, music or writing. Discover new indie stuff at Indie GoGo.Â Visit Indie GoGo and Visual Lounge.
4. Dot Jenna, photo by NoNo Joel. dotJenna is a web personality and the President & CEO of The Marketing Shop.com, a new media company in Frisco, Texas.Â Visit Dot Jenna.
I was fortunate enough to sit and chat (in Internet speak, that means we conversed via multiple emails) with Andy Bowness of the popular hoodie and tee blog, Hide Your Arms! It’s a pretty long and comprehensive interview, but I think that I provide good insight into my life in and out of just this blog. I also provide some advice on how you can get more eyeballs looking at your blog. My suggestion: grab a cup of coffee or tea and get ready for a good read. You can check out the interview here at Hide Your Arms.
Can you believe it? This is the 1000th post on CotyGonzales.com! That’s a lot of posts. And it sure did come during an amazing week! In the past week, CotyGonzales.com has been featured on some of the most popular LOST fan sites, including the elusive DARKUFO. And yesterday, we were given lots of love for the 101 LOST T-Shirts for the Ultimate Lost Fanatic post by Entertainment Weekly, they called the post “Wowza”, and Carlton Cuse, one of the writers and producers of LOST who called the post “Cool.” We even made it to one of the top Hungarian Movie/TV blogs (think of it as the Hungarian Slashfilm – how about that, LOL). Needless to say, the LOST list has been spreading over Twitter (over 200+ RT’s) and Tumblr (over 700+ reblogs). Yep, this was a pretty big week. And by the way, the bacon list is still getting mucho love.
Also, the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page has just received its 250th fan! I’m stoked and can’t wait to meet even more of you through Facebook. Click the image below and let’s connect!
This might be the 1000th post, but, don’t worry, I plan to be around for 1000 more and beyond! I appreciate all of the love you guys have been giving this blog in the past year and half. It’s been amazingly fun and 1000% worth it.
My sentiments, exactly! And that’s is why I’ve hidden Facebook apps from my Facebook news feed. Do those Farmville, Mafia Wars, etc. notifications annoy you on Facebook? Just hover over one of those updates in your News Feed and click on the “Hide” option that appears to the right. Choose to hide those notifications from your feed and you won’t have to worry about them ever again!
However, according to this article from Mashable, we might not have to worry about Facebook app notifications any more. They supposedly said goodbye to the practice today. However, the article does mention that the notifications will shift to email notifications – which is just as bad in my opinion (but tolerable thanks to Gmail’s filter feature)!