This is a special invitation to remix with The Makr Team tonight! Our Holiday Party starts 6:00pm PST.
Remember playing a game of Telephone or Apples to Apples as a kid, where each remix would be a riff on an inside joke or a universal funny? Makr.io is is that game experience online, where the outcome can’t be determined! So join us for a game of Makr at our Makr.io Holiday Party tonight!
Makr is a new social, caption contest game. The fun and fast way to one-up other people’s creations! Watching your home feed blow up is a spectacle worth experiencing, so peep the deets:
When: Tonight, Thursday December 6th, 2012 6:00pm PST/9:00pm EST
Hosted by: Maxwell http://makr.io/maxwell and Rosanna http://makr.io/rosanna
Theme: Happy Holidays http://makr.io/topics/happy-holidays
OFFICIAL TAG (what to tag your party remixes): http://makr.io/topics/makr-holiday-party
Get in the mood with our Makr.io Holiday Party Playlist on Youtube:
Invite your friends! Makr.io Holiday Party Facebook Event Page:
Tune into Radio Makr on Mixlr.com for the Makr.io Holiday Party set:
Broadcast starts at 6:00pm featuring DJ Makr http://www.mixlr.com/makrio
New and old timer Makrs, please attend! You are all valuable members of our community and we want to show you a good time! We appreciate your support and enjoy playing with you!
That is all for now. Take care and have a wonderful week :)
<3 Makr Team
If we can direct your attention to the front of the blog, we’d like to present our official community guidelines for the enjoyment and general use of Makr.io:
Have Fun! - Seriously, have fun. Be goofy and laugh often.
Help Newbies! - They are your new friends. Help them learn the site and give them a little room to grow. We’ve all be there!
Remix not Repost! - Keep in mind, your Makr profile is not a blog of your favorite posts. Even though it is meant to be flattering, this action translates as your own remix and can be very upsetting to the Makr who originally remixed it.
Be Nice! - We carefully decide what is in violation of this guideline on a post by post basis: Racism, Sexism, Queerphobia, Porn, Trolls and Personal attacks don’t belong on Makr.io in the form of remixes or comments. Advice: If you think it can be taken the wrong way, think twice before posting.
ROCKTOBER ON MAKR.IO EVENT:
Stream High, Wild & Free, a weekly Radio Boise music show hosted by Brett Netson, formerly of Built To Spill and founding member of Caustic Resin, and watch Brett remix his playlist live on Makr.io straight outta Boise, Idaho!
Get ready to kick back to some psychedelic tunes, and show off and expand your musical knowledge on Makr.
PARTY starts at 9pm PST on Makr:
LIKE High, Wild & Free:
STREAM High, Wild & Free on Radio Boise:
REMIX ROCKTOBER WITH US!
REMIX PHYSICS @ MAKR.IO
Tuesday September 25th. 12:00pm (PST)
We are remixing Physics today! Perhaps this will accelerate our understanding of remixing time and space. Perhaps we might learn something!
Check out our Physics Tag: https://makr.io/tagged/physics
MAKR.IO PRESENTS: A Night of Comedic Internet Mayhem with Minty Pineapple
WUT: Remix with the Webcom mavens Minty Pineapple as we explore the outer regoins of comedy and a brave new world of memefying on Makr.io.
WHEN: Thursday January 20th 9:00pm EST/8:00pm CST/6:00pm PST
Sign up at http://makr.io/
**WE WILL BE THERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS - NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND**
Everyone is a maker. Makr.io gives you the tools to quickly and easily collect the things that inspire you and generate new content, inspiring others to be creative too. We support active participation in the “Great Wide Web Frontier”—go forth, explore the web and your own creative potential. http://makr.io
CONGRATS GOES OUT TO OUR WINNERS BELOW! A lot of you made some awesome memes, and it was really difficult to choose for the “Staff Pick” category, but after some rounds of arm-wrestling, by George, I think we got it! But remember kids, everyone is a winner ;) There will be more opportunities very soon for you to shine and claim your bounty. For now, bow to your remix masters of the Makrverse:
“Top Contributor” is Pretendo, with a total of 62 POSTS!
“Close, But No Cigar” goes to:
and of course…
Thank you everyone so much for participating! You are all wieners. Keep a look out for future contests and more opportunities to win prizes.
<3 The Makr Team
MAKRS, LEND ME YOUR EARS!
The weekend is approaching and so is the Season Premiere of Saturday Night Live! What better way to kick off the season than with a caption contest!? Seth MacFarlane will be hosting and with Elections 2012 around the corner, you bet there will be plenty of good material to play with on Makr!
WHEN & WHERE
September 15 @ 8pm PST, on Makr.io
Strive to come up with the best post or the most successful running remix thread (aka chain of related posts, aka meme). Strut your creative, witty self and make people laugh! Create a new post by finding an SNL image or animated gif from anywhere on the web (you can start here, here or here) -OR- “remix” someone else’s post on Makr.io! Need some inspiration? Check out some SNL posts people are already making on Makr: SNL & Saturday Night Live! Also, Pro-Tip: Remix Button in your bookmarks bar (just lookin’ out).
Makr stickers and buttons and something special from the Makr team + INTERNET FAME (ok, maybe just bragging rights broadcasted across all our social networks)!
Prizes will be awarded to the following post categories:
- Most Liked: The person with the post that has the most likes.
- Longest Remix Thread: The person who started the longest-running conversation thread (aka chain of related posts, aka meme).
- Staff Pick: The person whose post has captured the hearts and minds of the Makr.io team.
Everyone is a winner :) You will be even more of a winner if you use the #MakrioSNL tag when you post to anywhere on the web! Email us at email@example.com with any questions or suggestions. See you this Saturday night…LIVE!
<3 The Makr.io Team
Makr.io isn’t your traditional website - it’s a fun way to make things with other people instead of just browsing, and a simple way to remix posts instead of just recycling the same old stuff.
This idea of collaborating with others online is and is not new - people are already sharing ideas with each other on the Internet, but they aren’t building on those ideas. On Makr, a simple idea with photos and text can morph into a living, breathing conversation.
Makr has captured something that is rarely found on the Internet today - the idea that people can recreate real-time events online. One of our first Makrs, Goldie, discovered this after hosting her own “Makr Party” with her friends:
“At one point there were ten of us in the house online at the same time. When someone had something particularly funny they would shout “wait for it” and then as the post loaded onto each screen there would be a chain of laughter. It was profoundly satisfying environment to be in. The laughing was the best part. In all of my use and abuse of social media this is the first time saw people celebrating what happens online in real life.”
We want you to be able to get in on this fun too, so we came up with some simple steps to have the best time you’ve ever had on the Internet (seriously).
HOW TO MAXIMIZE MAKR.IO FUN
1. GRAB YOUR FRIENDS. Just tell them to bring their laptops or desktops or whatever.
2. SIGN UP for Makr.io (if you haven’t already).
3. POST STUFF. Go into the depths of your internet folder and get your best images and gifs. Add text or themes to give them your own spin.
4. GIVE FEEDBACK. The internet is just a giant love machine, and Makrs love knowing you got a good chuckle out of their cleverness. If you really want to show someone you care, remix them, and start a riff that might last for hours (or even days).
5. RINSE & REPEAT. I promise it will make for one of the best nights you have had in a long time.
BONUS: If you host your own Makr party, send the emails and usernames of the people who are coming over to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just give us at least 24 hours notice and live somewhere that you can get a pizza delivered to. We’ll have a cheese pizza delivered to your door.
We’re gearing up for Shark Week here at Makr.io HQ - also known as the greatest week on TV - and you’re invited to our Premiere Party! http://bit.ly/MIp8Z1
This past week we’ve made a few design changes on the site, adding the “Explore” and “You” tabs to the top nav - now it’s much easier to browse the site and find the things you love. More nav changes to come in the next week!
And to celebrate Friday, we’d like to share some of our favorite posts from the week.
<3 The Makr.io Team
Makr.io loves Shark Week. We love it so much we’re having a Premiere Party at our house on Sunday, and we’re going to be posting Shark Week jokes on Makr, eating pizza, and laughing/screaming in terror. It’s going to be awesome.
BUT we shouldn’t be the only ones having fun - if you get some of your friends to come over and watch Shark Week while playing on Makr.io with us, we might just send you a free pizza. Doesn’t matter where you are - you bring the people, we bring the pizza.
Go to our event page for details: https://www.facebook.com/events/502944776399027/
SEE YOU THERE SHARK LOVERS.
<3 The Makr.io Team