You just never know what’s going to stumble into your email inbox. A couple days ago, we announced webOS 2.0 and the new Palm Pre 2, and today, we received a video from an oddly familiar (masked) face. But this time, our woolen-faced friend isn’t here in his role as “The Defender” of the occasionally anxious Palm community. (If you're saying to yourself “The mask is familiar, but I can’t quite remember where I’ve seen him before,” you can see some of his video messages to Palm over the past year on YouTube.)
No, this time, he’s sent us an audition tape of sorts. Apparently he’s looking for a career change (I guess there’s no money in extortion these days, especially if you neglect to ever ask for any kind of ransom payment…). Seems he’s pretty excited about what he’s seen in webOS 2.0, and wants to become our official spokesperson.
Now, there’s about as much chance of that happening as there is of, say, some oddball dude on a horse becoming the spokesperson for a brand of nautically themed men’s toiletries generally thought of as every one’s fallback gift when you suddenly remember that oh, yeah, it’s my nephew’s birthday tomorrow….
But here’s the thing: Every day, we hear from folks on Twitter or Facebook who tell us that they "sold" another webOS phone to someone in their office (or their neighbor, or their buddy, or their spouse). And some of you sound like you probably make a better case for webOS than our “friend” here in the video.
So if you’ve been helping to tell the webOS story, we’d like to see how you do it. Do you show people just how effortless it is? Showcase a favorite app? Tell them about some of the cool things (like Stacks and Just Type) coming in webOS 2.0? Explain the power of the homebrew community? Or do you (and yes, I do mean you) just naturally wow people with your sparkling personality and your snappy attire?
BTW, we really don't recommend the ski-mask route. Here's a kinder, gentler approach to spokesbabyship that works pretty well, too:
Whatever works for you, we’d love to see it. Shoot a quick video and share it on YouTube (flag it with #MaskAppeal), and we’ll highlight a few of our favorites back with you. No official rules, no special exclusions for residents of Vermont -- we just want to see your pitch. (But our attention does tend to wander on videos longer than 30 seconds and we’ve been known to enjoy a good Justin Bieber impression.)