Gizmodo Facebook Portrait Contest — Sam Spratt Gets Creative

Are you bored of your Facebook profile picture? Do you want a funky, original and unique portrait of yourself instead? Well, Gizmodo has exactly what you are looking for! (Sadly though, the competition is now over and you’ll have to find a way to convince Gizmodo to do another)

Sam Spratt- Rosa Golijan Painting

Sam Spratt- Rosa Golijan Painting

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If you are wishing for a better Facebook profile photo and if you enjoy the illustrations done by artist Sam Spratt, then you would have loved Gizmodo’s latest contest, because it left fourteen lucky folks with profile photos custom-painted by Sam.

All you had to do was head over to a Gizmodo Facebook fanpages and leave a comment on the “Comment here for a chance to win a Sam Spratt illustration of yourself!” threads on any of them. Your comment would have served as an entry into a random drawing for the paintings.

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Quirky News of the Web — April 2010

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There are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping our world in ways that we could not have fathomed 20 years ago.

Therefore, the Quirky News of the Web section will be dedicated to those pieces of news that might go unnoticed but still pack quite the punch.

The 1st lady’s 1st tweet

What is this? I don't know how to do this!

What is this? I don't know how to do this!

The first lady was coaxed by CNN’s Ed Henry into posting her first tweet ever. Given her husbands track record of using his Blackberry and spreading his message through social mediums, it is surprising that it too this long for her to test the waters!

@flotus Jay Sucked and wasn't a lot of fun

@flotus Jay Sucked and wasn't a lot of fun

The 1960’s Artist Illustrating Social Media [images]

French artist Stéphane Massa designed 1960’s inspired bookcovers for ten social media services, including Twitter, YouTube, and Wikipedia.

5 Tips for Artists to Create their 1000 True Fans

All artist might already be swimming in the social media sea. They are already befriended thousands and thousands of people on MySpace and Facebook. They are already spamming every denizen on the web with posts and message about how great they are and how people should vote for them on the latest Facebook competition. Somehow all those people who fully the “Social Media for Artists” books tend to miss the point completely.

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