In yet another bizarre example of viral marketing, a restaurant allows you to pick a picture of a famous person (or upload your own photo), dress them up and pick a country song for them to sing.
That’s not all, though. You can then determine how an American Idol-like trio of judges (including a talking donkey) will judge the singer. Using a text-to-speech feature, a student can write what the judge will say. Then, the url can be emailed to a teacher, who can then post it on a website.
I don’t know how effective something like this is for advertising, but, as I’ve written before, it’s a great tool for English Language Learners.
I’ve posted the link on my Examples of Student Work page under Student Serenades.