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Potato salad. Or, the notion of being viral.

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I am utterly obsessed with the recent Kickerstarter  program entitled “Potato Salad”.   After making the National newscast this morning, I decided to   jump on-line to see what this is about.  (For those who are unaware, Kickerstarter is a charity donation website, in which  philanthropists can select projects in which to financially support.)  Two fellows from Ohio  are offering a spoofed project in which they are ‘making potato salad”.  Donations of various levels will  give benefactors  various incentives, ‘saying your name out loud while mixing the ingredients is my favorite, though hats are in the offering, as well as invitations to be in the kitchen are other options.

This silly spoof is an interesting study on the  notion of ‘going viral’ and of belonging to a community which can claim ownership, even in a small way.  Humorous, at best.  However, at the time of publishing this,  they had raised over 55k, with 24 more days to go.

(By the by, if you are interested in your own recipes of potato salad,  the LaGrange Library offers cook books in the 641.5 section, which include potato salad)

Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to my community. I love books, reading with my son, properly placed apostrophes, canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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