Facebook Graffiti Proves Worthy

Dell's "ReGeneration" contest sparks Graffiti users to post green art
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2008 6:50 PM CST
This sample of "ReGeneration" art can be found in its full animated creation on YouTube.   (YouTube)
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(Newser) – Most blog posts, Flickr pics, and YouTube vids are junk, a Los Angeles Times blogger laments, but Facebook has drummed up a cyberspace winner called Graffiti. The online painting tool has had more than 8 million users and sparked fine submissions in Dell’s “ReGeneration Contest," which asks artists to "explain what green means to you."

Digital paintings by the 150 finalists "are a testament to the depth of artistic talent out there in Internet land," the blogger writes. Users can even try Graffiti’s “replay” function to see the works being created. "Graffiti avoids the worst Facebook pitfalls by actually being useful, not just a spam farm, Ponzi scheme or an app-for-app's-sake."