Media & Technology: Web & Social
A New Use for That Webcam
by Michael Popke September 2009
I felt a little older than I should have today after reading about new "Topps 3D Live" football trading cards. Participants in Topps' virtual sports community acquire coded cards featuring one of 25 current NFL quarterbacks - hmm, no Brett Favre - that are tucked inside every pack of the company's 2009 football series. Then they select that player on the ToppsTown web site, hold the card under a webcam, and - voila! - Jay Cutler will "pop up" on the computer screen. With the help of a few keystrokes, Cutler can fire passes to virtual receivers while dodging defensive obstacles.
Online Tools Becoming Popular In Fundraising
by Michael Popke October 2008
Online tools are streamlining, supplementing or flat-out replacing traditional fundraising models.
Partnership Targeting Runners Gets Club In On Tourist Market
by Andrew Cohen August 2008
A partnership targeting runners gives one health club a route to the tourist trade.
Rec Departments Embracing Web as Survey Tool
by Nicholas Brown February 2008
Rec departments are slowly embracing the web as a viable tool for self-help.
Recreation Facilities Join the Wi-Fi Revolution
by Anita Picozzi Moran & Cynthia Brown October 2006
Operational flexibility is just one reason recreation facilities are joining the Wi-Fi revolution.