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Get your dollar inches in Detroit and see the next exciting installment of [...drum roll...] THE GHOST INCHES! xo <3 - LOVELAND Micro Real Estate
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*Full Text* LOVELAND Meetup Events In Detroit & San Francisco This Week! / Facebook Connect / Badges

Oop. Funny story on a typo in the last update a moment ago. I put 2 heart symbols in the last message, one near the top and one near the bottom, which Kicktarter read as HTML, removing all the text between them. Oh hearts, always causing trouble. :) Here's the full message. Sorry for the double send!

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Howdy inchvestors!

First, this is one of the last Kickstarter updates you'll likely get from us. But hold those tears in, it's because we're moving to a better updating system, and we're also adding a new payment system and on-ramp to LOVELAND that will make the experience of inchvesting much more fun and immediate.

Until then, there are mere hours left on what may be the second to last Kickstarter round for LOVELAND, and it still needs a little loving to hit its goal. So if you want to expand to the new property and support the project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jerry/loveland-youre-a-very-nice-person-and-people-say-n . Massive hugs and kisses in advance for those who do, and a firm, approving head nod from Mary Carter Motor City Bad Ass: http://marycartermotorcitybadass.tumblr.com .

Now!

If you're regionally available, come meet us and other cool peops at 2 events this week! And if you can't make it (lord knows you're from all over the place :)), there's a couple new thing to check out with the site as we continue inching forward towards ever higher levels of inchfinite awesomeness, plus we'll record and post at least one of the talks.

If you're in Detroit this Wednesday, May 12th, at 7 PM you're invited to a LOVELAND micro meetup micro party at our studio in the Russell Industrial Center. Details at: http://www.facebook.com/makeloveland...

If you're in San Francisco this Saturday, May 15th, at 7 PM you're invited to a LOVELAND micro meetup and party at the Noisebridge hacker house. Details at: http://www.facebook.com/makeloveland...

And if you're anywhere(!) you can now log into your land and microhood via Facebook. Visit http://makeloveland.com , login using your password, go to your profile, click edit, and then click the Facebook button to connect your Facebook profile with LOVELAND. Don't worry, it won't spam your wall or anything! Your Facebook profile picture will become your profile picture on LOVELAND, and whenever you return to the site you can click the Facebook button to log right in. How about them apples?

You'll also notice there are now Badge listings on your profile. If you're familiar with http://foursquare.com then you know how badges work. Basically, you can earn badges for doing things on the website like saying hi to your neighbors, connecting to Facebook, inchvesting in multiple properties, and other surprises, and also for doing things in the big bad real world like living in Detroit, visiting the property, building something on your property, and other things. The badge images are coming soon, but for right now enjoy the beautiful standard font! ;)

Check out our group blog for some more updates http://makeloveland.com/blog and I'll leave it there, though I recommend checking out the latest on http://projectlemonbattery.com in particular, our solar-powered time-lapse camera for the property. As always I'm at 908-343-1981 and jerry@makeloveland.com.

Pre P.S. the last order of shirts is on its way in, so if any 50 inchers are waiting, they'll be mailed before long. If anyone is missing anything that should have been mailed let us know.

We'll be here working on awesome things for you. Thank you for all your support! The inchventure continues.

<3

Jerry and Team LOVELAND

http://makeloveland.com
http://facebook.com/makeloveland
http://twitter.com/makeloveland
http://makeloveland.com/blog

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LOVELAND Meetup Events In Detroit & San Francisco This Week! / Facebook Connect / Badges

Howdy inchvestors!

First, this is one of the last Kickstarter updates you'll likely get from us. But hold those tears in, it's because we're moving to a better updating system, and we're also adding a new payment system and on-ramp to LOVELAND that will make the experience of inchvesting much more fun and immediate.

Until then, there are mere hours left on what may be the second to last Kickstarter round for LOVELAND, and it still needs a little loving to hit its goal. So if you want to expand to the new property and support the project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jerry/loveland-youre-a-very-nice-person-and-people-say-n . Massive hugs and kisses in advance for those who do, and a firm, approving head nod from Mary Carter Motor City Bad Ass: http://marycartermotorcitybadass.tumblr.com .

Now!

If you're regionally available, come meet us and other cool peops at 2 events this week! And if you can't make it (lord knows you're from all over the place :)), there's a couple new thing to check out with the site as we continue inching forward towards ever higher levels of inchfinite awesomeness, plus we'll record and post at least one of the talks.

If you're in Detroit this Wednesday, May 12th, at 7 PM you're invited to a LOVELAND micro meetup micro party at our studio in the Russell Industrial Center. Details at: http://www.facebook.com/makeloveland...

If you're in San Francisco this Saturday, May 15th, at 7 PM you're invited to a LOVELAND micro meetup and party at the Noisebridge hacker house. Details at: http://www.facebook.com/makeloveland...

And if you're anywhere(!) you can now log into your land and microhood via Facebook. Visit http://makeloveland.com , login using your password, go to your profile, click edit, and then click the Facebook button to connect your Facebook profile with LOVELAND. Don't worry, it won't spam your wall or anything! Your Facebook profile picture will become your profile picture on LOVELAND, and whenever you return to the site you can click the Facebook button to log right in. How about them apples?

You'll also notice there are now Badge listings on your profile. If you're familiar with http://foursquare.com then you know how badges work. Basically, you can earn badges for doing things on the website like saying hi to your neighbors, connecting to Facebook, inchvesting in multiple properties, and other surprises, and also for doing things in the big bad real world like living in Detroit, visiting the property, building something on your property, and other things. The badge images are coming soon, but for right now enjoy the beautiful standard font! ;)

Check out our group blog for some more updates http://makeloveland.com/blog and I'll leave it there, though I recommend checking out the latest on http://projectlemonbattery.com in particular, our solar-powered time-lapse camera for the property. As always I'm at 908-343-1981 and jerry@makeloveland.com.

Pre P.S. the last order of shirts is on its way in, so if any 50 inchers are waiting, they'll be mailed before long. If anyone is missing anything that should have been mailed let us know.

We'll be here working on awesome things for you. Thank you for all your support! The inchventure continues.

<3

Jerry and Team LOVELAND

http://makeloveland.com
http://facebook.com/makeloveland
http://twitter.com/makeloveland
http://makeloveland.com/blog

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Fire Up Your Inchgines. Start your own micro business. Updates ++

Dear Inchvestors,

As happens, we've been working hard and are approaching a new era of LOVELAND interaction. There's a Kickstarter round ending today that needs more loving. Please consider an additional inchvestment for yourself or a friend so you can grow your territory and we can keep working and paying the bills and reach our grant goals: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jerry/loveland-continues .

To see what we've been working on for you, this blog pulls together project posts from Mary, Alan, and I in one place: http://makeloveland.com/blog , and Larry has been absolutely rocking updates to the site and mapping tools.

The physical work we've been doing on the land is for the first property, Plymouth, at 8887 E Vernor Highway in Detroit, but we'll have the location of your new Hello World property locked down soon. The reason it's taking a bit of time is that we're trying to be very smart about choosing a location for your land that can function very well as a park space, and we're working our way through the network of options and potential partners on that. Until then you can follow progress and meet your new neighbors via the online map you can log into (let us know if you have any trouble and we'll kick your account into action right away): http://makeloveland.com/grids/2 .

Some notable notes:

*The physical construction of Plymouth is very nearly complete. This week we're cutting the frame and will have the property lines on the ground shortly.

*We're just a battery shy of having the solar powered web cam up and running that will stream live pictures of Plymouth, and then Hello World. Read more on the remarkable Lemon Battery system here: http://7billionfriends.tumblr.com/post/551855387/begging-for-batteries-what-we-need-to-make-the-solar and on http://projectlemonbattery.com .

*We're continuing to awesome-ify and refine http://makeloveland.com and the online property map features. You can read about the Neighborhoods, Inch Services, and Property Sponsorships we're working on here: http://7billionfriends.tumblr.com/post/551022442/neighborhoods-services-and-sponsors-oh-my .

To that end, if you're an artist or maker and want to offer a service for free or for pay to other inchvestors, let us know. For example, if you're a sculptor or painter or crafter you might offer to create custom works that will fit on people's land for x$. We can feature your offerings right on the map so when people are wondering what to do with their land they can contact you directly and set that up. Bam! You're in micro business. :)

If you have any questions please get in touch at jerry[at]makeloveland[dot]com or call me directly at 908-343-1981. We aim to please and love hearing from you, so don't hesitate to reach out.

Many thanks and rock on!

<3

Jerry Paffendorf & Team LOVELAND

908-343-1981
http://makeloveland.com

Buy land, have fun.

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?! A QUICK LOVELAND UPDATE (WITH PICS)

¡Hola inchvestoristas! Spring is in the air, Inchy is blooming, and we've been working hard for you. Click here for the update in succinct bullet form with great pictures and illustrations! http://7billionfriends.tumblr.com/post/504088029/whats-goin-on-a-quick-loveland-update

Have a wonderful everything!

Jerry and Team LOVELAND
908-343-1981
http://makeloveland.com
http://facebook.com/makeloveland

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Holy crudler, time flies. Here’s the quick scoop.

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☛ We’re beginning to fill in the new 50,000 square inch Hello World property. Please inchvest here at $1 a square inch: http://bit.ly/bTG8xD . We have a goal to hit over the next few days. 1/2 of the inchvestment money goes to 7 other grant projects in Detroit. The rest goes to us building rad stuff for you. Not that we’ve been prying into your affairs, but we have heard through the grapevine that you like RAD STUFF!

Here’s Hello World in progress, let’s fillerup!

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☛ People are logging into the new site Larry made and saying Hey! Definitely try it if you haven’t yet and see who your neighbors are. You definitely see some interesting activity. :) Here are some clips I captured:

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☛ The transformation of the Plymouth property begins this week! Here’s the property, pre-mowing, as modeled by Mary.

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☛ Here’s what we’re constructing to define the 10,000 square inch property: a 9 x 9 foot grid with foot wide border and path into the middle. The pole is for the solar powered camera that will stream it online:

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☛ We got our solar panel in the mail. Look at that badboy! (I’m talking about the panel, not Alan):

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☛ Mike R is working on an Augmented Reality overlay for the camera feed so you can toggle the property lines on and off (by the way, he just did A Ticket for Rush ;)):

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☛ And even overlay imagery of your choosing:

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☛ We had a meeting with The Villages Community Development Corporation last week (Plymouth is in the East Village area of Detroit) which was very encouraging as regards scaling LOVELAND up in the future. Imagine that the property map you log into on the website wasn’t only for inches, but whole neighborhoods or whole cities. We’re going to meet again to see if maybe we can share some tools and data.

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☛ Maybe we’ll try one out with the Russell Industrial Center first. They kindly sent over their floor plan and occupant map to us today. The RIC suffers from the same problem that a lot of communities do: How the heck do I know who’s here that I might like to meet or collaborate with, and how can we talk about what’s going on around us? Almost like a social network for space. Maybe we can use this as a real life test case, starting with the floor that LOVELAND’s studio is on.

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☛ We’re also starting to look seriously at grants and alternative forms of funding for the project. It’s become hard enough paying for everything we need to, let alone want to. To support LOVELAND you can inchvest in land here, but also if you want to support at a higher or different level, or sponsor or assist with gaining additional resources so we can keep things going at the speed and scope that they should be, please call Jerry at 908-343-1981 and we can talk it out.

Much appreciated. Spread the word, spread the love, spread the inches. Back to it… <3

Jerry and Team LOVELAND
908-343-1981
http://makeloveland.com
http://facebook.com/makeloveland

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Welcome To LOVELAND, Detroit!

Hi everybody! Welcome and thanks for inchvesting in the start of LOVELAND Season 2! Rewards should be in the mail within a week or so.

Check it out. We've set a 50,000 square inch goal for the new property called Hello World, and after 2 short rounds we're at 2,500 inches for 140 people. Sweet! Here's to picking up the pace all around.

You can see a starting map of your micro properties at http://makeloveland.com/grids/2 (note, positions are approximate and your inches will move around). Also you should now be able to log into your land through http://makeloveland.com . Let us know if you have any problems! (Rita, we'll have to fix your space on the map -- it accidentally got merged with your Plymouth property. :p)

The LOVELAND team has been working incredibly hard to level up on a multiple fronts at the same time. That includes preparing the physical properties for you; making a better, more compelling online experience (please send us your feedback and ideas!), and getting a framework in place for more systematically reaching out to people and organizations for partnerships, grants, and increasing the inchvestment rate so we can get money into the hands of of our grant projects faster, and raise enough to afford to build everything we need to awesomely and in a timely fashion.

LOVELAND is entirely inchvestor funded so if you think this is cool stuff, please point your friends and communities this way! No inchvestment is too small or too large. Inches may be small, but they scale up beautifully. :)

From the LOVELAND team with love,

Jerry Paffendorf & Friends

908-343-1981
jerry@makeloveland.com

http://makeloveland.com
http://7billionfriends.com

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