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A new fascinating Kickstarter campaign has launched, and it’s sleep-related. Using technology from NASA, some designers and engineers are hoping to help people fight acne and please dermatologists by keeping our faces clean overnight. This specially-designed pillowcase, named Silvon, is built with anti-microbial materials and actual silver interwoven in the fabric.
You may have heard about the potato salad Kickstarter project that is making the rounds on the Internet. A genius individual named Zack Danger Brown is trolling the world with a Kickstarter site to raise money in the hopes of making a potato salad. He writes: “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet.” Under Risks and Challenges, “It might not be that good. It’s my first potato salad.”
Well, we hope it’ll be a dang good potato salad, because as of this writing he has raised close to $66,000, which is 6,600 times greater than his original goal of $10. This morning, he had already made $36,000. Well done, Zack!
In honor of this tremendous occasion, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 silliest, most absurd online fundraising campaigns that have graced the Internet.
With a successful Kickstarter campaign, Trsst.com is setting out to change social media and security.
D.C. area digital entrepreneur Michael Powers is the man behind Trsst.com, a new open source social network. Trsst.com will operate like the love child of Google Reader and Twitter, according to the folks at Wired Magazine, letting users “…post your own stream of consciousness to the web but also read all sorts of online feeds streaming in from elsewhere.”
The new social network was developed over the recent concerns over security, especially who sees and handles your information. Here’s the secret: The application won’t sit on one special server owned by one company but will be accessible from competing providers offering the service, sort of like how email companies work today, where you can receive a Hotmail message on your Gmail. The service will also have the ability for you to encrypt direct messages and information at your own choosing and, most importantly, know if someone is tampering with your messages.