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A Little Giving

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An online art project and social experiment, A Little Giving allows people to recieve small random gifts from strangers..thus brightening one's day and enhancing global happiness.

It works like this, in a nutshell

1. you post your address 2. people send you stuff 3. you post pics and comment online about the stuff you recieved

simonj, Oct 28 2010

Behold! The halfbaked became baked! http://alittlegiving.blogspot.com/
didn't take long to whip up actually [simonj, Oct 28 2010]

Freecycle http://www.freecycle.org/
What a good idea. [8th of 7, Oct 28 2010]

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       That would be a nice thing. How do you stop the losers who deface facebook memorial pages from doing their thing on this site?
infidel, Oct 28 2010
  

       Eternal vigilance I suppose...
simonj, Oct 28 2010
  

       Are the gift recipients anonymous, or are they your favourite blogger, twitterer, halfbaker?   

       I sometimes read blogs and feel the urge to send the the blogger a book that either: a) I think they would enjoy, or b) would prompt an enjoyable blog entry or book review. However I don't because they probably would feel weird about receiving books from strangers.   

       All that is really needed is a comment on their blog, that gifts are welcome (perhaps with a PayPal account number, or Amazon.com wish list link).   

       If the idea is anonymous-to-anonymous gifting the problem I can see with this idea is that recipients will outnumber givers. Maybe make it more like a secret-santa gift ring so you have to be a giver to be a receiver.
xaviergisz, Oct 28 2010
  

       Hi xaviergisz, I had thought of this as stranger-to-stranger...I suppose the "payoff" for the giver would be to see their gift up on the blog, and maybe read nice things about themselves.
simonj, Oct 28 2010
  

       I like and I would like a little lacey thingamajig sent directly to me. I would then send a sort of same like thing to someone, rather promptly.
blissmiss, Oct 28 2010
  

       Ooh, lingerie exchange. How do I determine sizes?
normzone, Oct 28 2010
  

       I'll send you one of my red 42EE numbers, with matching briefs, [blissmiss]. Deal?
infidel, Oct 28 2010
  

       Ooh, yes, I would like to receive strange homemade contraptions and devices. But I hesitate to post my address in case I start receiving death threats and packets of dog poo.
pocmloc, Oct 28 2010
  

       well if you're prepared to take the risk...the site's live!
simonj, Oct 28 2010
  

       Isn't this like answering random posts on Freecycle?
hippo, Oct 28 2010
  

       Not sure..I'm not familiar with Freecycle
simonj, Oct 28 2010
  

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       // one of my red 42EE numbers, with matching briefs //   

       Oooh ! Oooh ! Yes please !   

       // death threats and packets of dog poo //   

       What about death threats OR packets of dog poo...?
8th of 7, Oct 28 2010
  

       Anyone else want to volunteer to get stuff from your fellow half-bakers? You can use an alias if you like.
simonj, Oct 28 2010
  

       Me
blissmiss, Oct 29 2010
  
      
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