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Ever think “I’m bored and want to go do something in exciting, cool, adventurous, crazy or funky! But WHAT SHOULD I DOOOO?” Don’t worry you’re not alone. This phrase, sentiment, or whatever you want to call it has plagued mankind for as long as we know, but let’s be modest and say since the popular rise of the Internet.

Well meet Offline, a platform that inspires people to LIVE, EXPLORE, KILL THEIR BOREDOM. Offline is a simple and fun way for adventurers, world travelers, and thrill seekers to share and discover cool, crazy, inspiring activities and adventures shared through pictures and videos. Adventurers get a platform to showcase their awesomeness and the rest of the world gets inspired to grow their bucket list.

Offline members will be able to record their activities along with attached images and videos on their personal page e.g. http://yourname.isoffline.com 

Offline also does something very unique, it captures the length of time spent on the activity, the dates, location and other meta data.

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What makes Offline appealing is how niche it is – we eliminated all of the noise you find on other social sharing platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. With Offline, you know exactly what you are getting — cool, memorable, fun, crazy and inspiring activities (the type that makes you say “shit, I want to do that”) people around the world are doing when they unplug, nothing else.

As proof of this, every post on Offline has the same sentence structure: Gone offline to [enter activity] for [enter duration]. e.g. Gone offline to scuba dive with whale sharks for 2 hours. Offline then curates posts based on their trending popularity and other factors.

In the near future Offline members will be able to give Offline a time frame e.g. 2 hours and receive recommendations of activities to do based on their personal history and popular activities done by other members within a 2-hour period.

The goal of Offline is simple, make it easier for people to experience and enjoy the world around them.

To build Offline I partnered with John Pavlick with whom I also cofounded Miigle.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter @IsOfflineApp and Like our Facebook page. Don’t forget to say Hello. We live and die by the hashtag #IAmOff

 

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Image source: Independent.co.uk

A repost of my blog post at http://blog.miigle.com 

It’s exciting times for us here at Miigle! After months of tirelessly working on our product we are finally ready to unveil the first phase to the public!

So what is Miigle?

Miigle is a social tool that makes it easier for innovators to showcase their projects or startups while automatically connecting them with people worldwide interested in contributing their knowledge, talent, money, and emotional support to see them succeed. 

To understand the power of Miigle, let’s take for example another project of ours:

Imagine building a web platform through which the public can motivate homeless people trying to turn their lives around. This is a great idea but you most likely haven’t got all the resources (knowledge, talent, or money) you may need to tackle them on your own. You need help!

Your challenge however is finding a quick and efficient way to connect with the right people interested and capable of providing that help.

That’s where Miigle comes into play!

Rather than spending all your time and energy pitching every friend, family member, and stranger you hope would be able to help, Miigle allows you to create a page for your project on our site and in seconds our technology does all the work of finding members who’d be interested in fostering you and your projects.

Instead of chasing after the help you need, we find and bring them to you. No legwork. No wasted time, money, and energy. 

Offline, this process could take you weeks, months, if not years. We make it happen in seconds! 

Our goal is to make innovating easier because the more we do it, the happier we all get. Just look at Sir Richard Branson!

Request an Invite to see Miigle work for you and help us grow our community by spreading the word!

Luc Berlin, CEO at Miigle.com

As a part of its latest efforts to make Google+ more social (meaning nowadays “picture friendly”), Google has acquired Nik Software, the German firm that developed Snapseed. Snapseed seeks to “take the digital innovations pioneered for photography professionals and bring them to everyone.”

As Vic Gundotra, Google+ Senior VP of Engineering, puts it, “we want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone.”

I wonder how Instagram and Facebook feel about that.

Read the full post at The Verge.

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