Yoostar announced Thursday a nine city U.S. tour during which the public will compete by performing in clips from major motion pictures using the Yoostar system. These performances, which place users inside famous scenes from Hollywood films, will be uploaded to Facebook and the Yoostar Web site for a panel of judges, along with everyday viewers, to see. Actor Jamie Kennedy will be one of the judges and will make select appearances during the tour. Winners will receive Yoostar systems and gifts from sponsors such as Coke Zero and L'Oreal Paris with the grand prize being a walk-on in a 2010 film from Lions Gate. The tour runs from September 17 to mid-November beginning in Boston and ending in Los Angeles.
"IdeaScale, the Federal Communications Commission's first "crowd-sourcing" platform, debuted last week at www.broadband.gov/ideascale. The site is part of the agency's effort to get more community input via online resources - with the initial focus on the National Broadband Plan. Other social media sites on Facebook and YouTube will be linked via the FCC's site: www.fcc.gov/connect.