Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:22 PM
I posted this in the Pinned thread too: in case it was in the wrong spot, here it is :
"This forum is where you may start to discuss any and all Mission ideas, tactics, strategies and dreams."
What do you guys think about geocaching?
It's a big hobby here in USA. You place a box, object, sometimes a log book, or a geo-coin, toy, whatever, in the box.
You use your handheld GPS to stash it somewhere.
Then post clues, hints, tidbits of trivia in your local geocaching website, for those who like to 'hunt for geocaching treasure' for them to find it.
You put your instructions in the box; the finder logs into the book; and they can either take/replace the toys, and if there's a coin/ take the coin and put it into another geocache location so it 'travels'.
All interaction gets logged in on the local geocache site and whatever site you wanna log it into. We could make a twitter for it.
Sort of an adult technological scavenger hunt. Pure FUN. Gets people OUT of the house.
Think we could use our ninja skills to anonymously place some 30STM's /ABL's stuff into existing geocaches and see what reactions we get??
You know, ablorg links, stickers, pins, glyphs, cryptic notes, glyph flags, maybe leave some tickets to a movie, gift cards, even a homemade t-shirt, nothing super expensive BUT ALL with a link to here or twitter or whatever we can set up.
Some geocaches are only reachable by boat (my brother's for instance, you have to kayak out to the island to find it). Some are in parks.
If we think this would be a fun thing to do, we could try to infiltrate our local geocaches all on the same weekend or week, and send them all to twitter to report their findings.
What do you think? I may just infiltrate the geocaches in my area for a test run and see what happens!
EDITED: oops I need to clarify my thought on the geocaching!
My thought was that we'd use it to introduce/promote the band's new album and ablorg to NEW people, recruit new fans. More along the lines of a pay it forward theme. no competition involved really, just a fun way in creating an awareness.
But if it was going to be a competition, that would be some major work, major rules and all. Totally do-able though. It's been done for prizes before by major movie companies, car companies. That'd be up to the band's approval and need all sorts of legal-eeze.
My geocache idea is for creating a 'buzz', fun, awareness, AND major twittering responses.