My day job concerns the web. And by web I mean websites, social media, apps for phones and tablets, and all that stuff.
The other day I decided to enter a contest about two hours before the deadline. Normally, I would never do something so ridiculous. But I decided that it wasn’t that much of a lark, because it was a contest to come up with a smartphone app idea to help teens deal with cancer. Mobile and social apps? I’m paid to think about those. Teens? I’ve worked at a high school and a college for the past 8 years. Cancer? Been there, done that.
My idea was an app that specifically help deal with the isolation that can occur. I tried to apply all that I’ve learned about social media to the app, to come up with an idea that was usable, workable, and doable. All the details can be found at this link here:
On that page, you may also notice a large green button that says “Vote for this entry.” This is because my little idea somehow beat out a bunch of entries from around the world to make the Top 10! Now that it’s in the Top 10, things move from the judges to a public voting stage. Then the top three entries go back to the judges for a final decision on which one gets made.
I’m really not terribly popular, so I could really use your help with this voting bit. Please vote for my idea (or someone else’s if you like it better). Then spread the word. Forward this message. Post the link to Facebook, Twitter, and Linked in. Tell people. Whatever you can do, I’ll greatly appreciate.
You only get one vote per computer. But you don’t have to give the contest people any details about yourself, so don’t worry about your email being spammed later. Voting ends the 23rd, so act quickly.
Thanks so much! The winning entry person gets $5000 donated to the cancer charity of their choice. If I get that lucky, I’ll leave that decision up to all of you who helped get me through this voting stage. Stay tuned!