A close friend of mine has been over in Taiwan for the last few months while her husband is there on business. Though this may be a bummer in that we never get to see her, it has proven to be a major boon for interesting and entertaining links (since her day is our night and vice versa she’s had some time on her hands).
So just the other day she passes along something especially awesome. It’s been around for a while, but I’d never seen it. Where the Hell is Matt? is a site created by a guy named Matt who basically traveled EVERYWHERE in the world and videotaped himself doing a silly dance. Sounds strange, but if you see it you will be blown away by how many places he managed to visit.
What does this have to do with you, me, or Yahoo! Mail? I’ll tell you. I’m going to totally ape his idea and ask you all to send me pictures or videos of you in all of the places you use Yahoo! Mail. Seeing as how you can access your account from just about any computer, and from an increasing number of fancy mobile devices, I’m hopeful to see some interesting diversity. I’m envisioning something that captures you in the picture as well, but I’ll leave it up to you.
I urge you to be as creative or boring as you want. Just please try to have some fun with it. Maybe a picture of you in front of a landmark, or perhaps just at a place people might not expect to see people checking email. If your laptop has a webcam you could even snap the pic yourself!
I’d like to post a bunch of them to this blog (either in a single post or a series). You can email the images directly to me (ymailblog1[at]yahoo.com) but if you have videos I’ll need you to upload them to a video site and send me the link. Yahoo! Video would be very cool, but YouTube is popular too (from what I hear).
Any that we use on the blog, and perhaps some others too, will receive some Yahoo! gear … so get those submissions in! Deadline will be the end of July.