PBS Needcom (fwd)

Anitra Freeman (anitra@speakeasy.org)
Thu, 9 Dec 1999 19:24:04 -0800 (PST)

An interesting holiday site:

>|| NeedCom Holiday Buzz ||
>My sister told me about a boy in her 7th grade class
>who was selling newspapers on Christmas.  A guy in
>a pickup truck came by and gave him a $100 bill for
>all his papers and told him to go on home.  The
>season seems to bring it out in people.  But what
>about panhandlers?  Do you suppose around this time
>of the year anyone drops a $100 bill in the cup?
>That's the question behind our current PR push  for
>NeedCom.  A Web Lab project in association with
>PBS ONLINE, NeedCom offers visitors an
>experience with 'real' panhandlers and gives them the
>chance to compare their responses to that of other
>visitors to the site.
>Presented as "Market Research for Panhandlers",
>NeedCom provides a provocative, complex and
>engaging experience which explores the personal
>strategies we unconsciously employ in dealing with
>Tell a friend about NeedCom today.  Better yet, tell a
>reporter friend about NeedCom today!
>Visit NeedCom:
>Complete Press Information:

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