"Think Ink" - "Ahmadinejad is standing up to his neck in ink!" - an App for human rights
Signature collection for the new generation - with iPhone and iPad!
The ISHR/IGFM has recently introduced the App "Think Ink" - "signature collection for the new generation." A digital signature on the screen of an iPhone or iPad results in a rising volume of ink - and little by little, the ink rises up to the Iranian dictator’s neck. In this way, the achievements of a signature campaign are visualized and the participants can directly understand the effect.
The "Think Ink" App was developed for the ISHR/IGFM in Frankfurt by the agency serviceplan content hamburg GmbH&co.kg and has been available at the Apple Store since May 9, 2011.
It is innovative: a digital signature on an iPad or iPhone screen - nothing more is needed. The length and strength of the signature is given in ink volume. On Facebook, it can be observed how the Iranian dictator Ahmadinejad gradually sinks into the ink. Later, the App will be adapted to various dictators. Already selected are Kim Jong-Il (North Korea), Raúl Castro (Cuba) and eventually Muammar Gaddafi (Libya), should he succeed in defending his claim to power.
Whoever participates can directly track how his and his friends’ signatures work. "Many people believe that a signature cannot bring about change. The Think Ink App is evidence to the contrary," says Christine Graf of the agency serviceplan.
Amir Rashidi, the Iranian Internet activist at the ISHR/IGFM, describes the App as "an important step in engaging young people in human rights," because it "is fast, simple, fit for international use, and our friends in Iran can track the developments directly." ISHR/IGFM Spokesman of the Board Lessenthin confirms this view: "The Green Movement, the upheaval in the Middle East - many of these were based on the use of social networks. Todays youth are significantly active on online media - the ISHR/IGFM must not fall behind."
[now check the ink level, and even sign ...]