On December 1, a slew of celebrities “died” online. Their digital identities at Twitter and Facebook were killed off in an attempt to raise $1 Million for Alicia Key’s BuyLife.org. The success of this charity endeavor would seem to fall on whether their fans were truly engaged.
A small group of independent game developers, fronted by Wolfire, have banded together to offer five games for whatever you feel they are worth. They call this the Humble Indie Bundle, and they guarantee that whatever money you pay will go straight to the developers, and to two charities: The Electronic Frontier Foundation, those super-nerds who fight for our Internet freedom, and Child’s Play, a charity that donates toys, games, books, and funds for sick kids all over North America and the world.
The iPad, iBooks app and the ability to get your books into both for free has my mouth watering. Here’s how I’m going to test it.