Meez – the Next Teen Addiction
Meez is an online tool to create a personalized version of your virtual self.
Perfect for the vain MySpace crowd, who check their personal profiles 18 billion times per day, always tweaking their “digital persona”.
I spent about 20 minutes on the site creating different identities for myself. Most styles, accessories, and backgrounds are free but certain ones cost Beenz (you can get 50 Beenz for $5). Considering the sheer number of choices available, I wasn’t compelled to buy a Yankees jersey or a background of the Washington Monument.
Still, Meez could easily be the next teen addiction. Now, they will just have to come up with a more compelling way to get users to buy Beenz. Here is one of the meez I created:
Ken Yarmosh is a consultant who helps organizations get the most out of their technology investments. He works with technology users and creators across various industries, focusing on technology education and strategy. With over 7 years IT experience, Ken has worked with small businesses, non-profits, federal agencies, and multi-million dollar companies.
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