Chime.in Names First Winner for "What Would You Do with $1111.11?" Contest
From Honoring Veterans to Supporting Global Relief, the Wishes Submitted in the Contest Sponsored by the New Interest Network Reflect an Active, Thoughtful Community.
PASADENA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chime.in (www.chime.in), the online Interest Network launched by UberMedia in late October, is announcing the first winners of its "What Would You Do with $1111.11?" contest. Chime.in users were invited to post an update – known as a "Chime" – with a wish detailing what they would do with $1111.11 on 11-11-2011. Chime.in is awarding that amount to users who posted the best Chimes, based on originality, use of rich media, popularity, and topicality. One winner per day will be announced for the next 14 days, starting November 17th.
The first winning Chime, entitled "The Best Dream I Ever Had," was submitted by user Lisa Villont, a military wife whose family has been affected by the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lisa's wish is to take her family and the money to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and hand out hundred-dollar bills to "people we see being patient, helpful, treating others kindly and with love ... Give it away to strangers showing love to their fellow human beings." Lisa's winning Chime can be found at http://chime.in/user/MyChimeWishWinners
"From honoring veterans to supporting local communities and global relief, we were overwhelmed by the response to our contest," said Bill Gross, CEO of UberMedia. "We were so inspired that we actually decided to award 14 prizes, rather than 11. We're amazed at what a vibrant community has sprung up on Chime.in in less than four weeks since our launch."
UberMedia (www.ubermedia.com) is the world's leading independent developer of feature-rich social media applications that make it easy to publish, consume and engage, no matter who you are. With more than 6 million users of its products in both desktop and mobile environments, UberMedia's portfolio includes market-leading Twitter applications UberSocial and Echofon and the groundbreaking Chime.in interest network. UberMedia is an Idealab company (www.idealab.com) founded in 2010 and headquartered in Pasadena, Calif.
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