IHadCancer.com Nominated in 17th Annual Webby Awards!

I Had Cancer Webby 2013

We’re flattered to announce that IHadCancer.com has been nominated for Best Community Website for its second consecutive year in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. If you didn’t already know, the Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring the very best on the Internet, from Websites to Interactive Advertising and Media and more.

 “As an independent shop, we’ve always challenged ourselves to produce top-quality work, and to be recognized for a second year in a row alongside companies like Tumblr, SoundCloud, Behance and GOOD is an outstanding achievement for us.” -Anthony Del Monte, President of Squeaky Wheel Media

Our team is incredibly proud to have designed and developed an innovative resource that is helping so many people worldwide. Winning the big prize last year greatly benefited the I Had Cancer community and a win in 2013 would help us to continue to grow that community and help those seeking support.

 “I wanted to build a community that allowed people to connect and share similar experiences. It has been humbling to watch the community grow and to witness the daily connections of support—we’re honored to share this nomination with each and every one of our members.” -Mailet Lopez, Founder of IHadCancer.com

 With your help, we are hopeful that we can take home the People’s Voice as well as the Judge’s pick in the 17th Annual Webby Awards so vote for IHadCancer.com today!

April Fools’ Gold

Not every brand has the resources that Google does to dedicate towards such a large scale, multi-pronged approach to April Fools’ Day on the Internet. However, there are other stars that we thought stood out from the crowd.  Here’s our roundup of 2013′s Fools’ Gold:

1. Scope’s ‘Bacon’ for breath that sizzles. No pigs were harmed in the making.
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2. Kayak’s new dating service. Now you can find affordable flights and “Men Who Like Women and Cats” all in one go.
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3. Trader Joe’s spicy recipes. Sriracha Soda Float, mmm.
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4. Meowberlin. The only institution where a top-ranked liberal arts college and a world-renowned conservatory of music share a seamless student culture & campus… and cats.
Oberlin, Meowberlin, April Fool's Day

Bacon, dating, sriracha and kittens? Happy April Fools’ Day indeed.

 

The Adventures of Chippy Part 2: In the Heights! Ya Tu Sabe!

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From Austrian to Taiwanese and so much more, the Squeaky team epitomizes ‘melting pot’. This diverse mix of backgrounds is part of what makes both our approach to our work as well as our company culture so “Squeaky”.

If you didn’t already know, this entry is a part of an on-going blog series featuring a look into the lives of the Squeaky family through the eyes of our mascot, Head of Security/Director of Intern Procurement, Chippy.

This week’s adventure? A taste of life in the Heights (Washington Heights that is) with Geo. Before the city tried to call it Hudson Heights or some other baby-stroller-friendly term.

The day started early with a visit to Inwood Park where American Indians were duped into selling Manhattan for about $24 from a smooth criminal named, Peter Minuit. Although it was a bit chilly by the water, a bit of batting practice and a bandera warmed him up (evidently, Chippy is a Yankee fan).

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Next it was time to experience mangu (the official dish of the Dominican Republic), fried salami, queso y huevos for brunch—of course, it was all washed down with a glass of Morir Soñando and followed up with a prescription for a colonoscopy.

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With a full stomach and full of ambition, Chippy hit the mean streets to do some walking and happened to run into his tio (aka uncle for you non-Latinos)—you know, that one that nobody really talks to at parties but with whom you stay social enough in case he is secretly rich and bestows you some goodies.

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They made a quick stop at the local bodega for Dutch where we were of course sold on a few platanos from this handsome fellow.

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Soon enough, Geo and Chippy were on their way and headed to Fort Tryon Park.

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Ready for some more culture, they decided to visit to the Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe.

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Little did Chippy know, but Geo had a secret agenda of her own and dragged him along while she went to get her nails did at Nail Lounge on Broadway.

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(he didn’t really put up much of a fight)

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He even insisted they hit up the hair salon next, so Geo took him over to New Wave Beauty Salon where the owner was kind enough to let us snap some photos and even gave Chippy a discount on a weave (we think he just likes visit all the pretty girls).

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Finally, they decided to end the day with (otra ves, more food) at La Casa del Mofongo which included smashed plantains with fried pork y tostones…YUM! Yes, Dominican people LOVE platanos…but can you blame them?

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Find more photos from the adventures of Chippo Suave aka Chippy Chulo aka Perro Caliente aka perrito lindo on our Facebook page. Big shout out to all of the businesses who were so kind to Geo and Chippy! Wheppppa!

The Adventures of Chippy Part 1: Williamsburg

Chippy the Squeaky dog

This ceramic dog is living, yo.

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What Next?

From the unbelievably useful to the unbelievably pointless, there are so many apps that have been developed, it’s hard to imagine being surprised anymore. It’s been 4 years since Apple first ran its “There’s an App for That” ad, and despite what they said about there being an app for just about anything, these apps are making us reconsider what “just about anything” means.

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