Very similar to photochaining, the Message in a Memory Card project is potentially more meaningful in its intent.

Using the same basic practices, the photos used for the Message in a Memory Card project contain actual messages that are photographed (whereas photochaining basically just asks you to take interesting photos, which may or may not have an intrinsic message to them).

The messages already posted run the gamut from bland semi-profundities to achingly poignant statements that you’d only ever make from the comfort of anonymity.

In this way, the Message in a Memory Card project is similar to the PostSecret project (which, unless I run out of space, I’ll discuss on another page…along with geocaching and all the other things that I want to get to! Oh, the demands upon my time LOL).

The first time I used the Message in a Memory Card concept was as a pre birthday party game for the “birthday person”. It was like a Hansel & Gretal breadcrumb clue game or treasure hunt where photos of various “clues” were left around our neighborhood. The final card had an screen shot image of a cool US slots player friendly online site that all of us utilize during our weekly “gambling” night. Initially the birthday recipient thought it meant that the birthday celebration was just an all night online gambling bash. And she were partially correct. It was going to be a gambling bash, but instead of it being an online virtual gambling bash, this time our gang of ladies was traveling to Las Vegas for the weekend. Utilizing the concept of a message in a memory card was a huge success. It’s like a modern day version of a treasure hunt.

The Message in a Memory Card website is even smart enough to have a failsafe: when you submit the message that you’ve found, you also let the website know where you left your card. This may reduce the chance of a broken chain!

* * Memory Cards * *

* * PC Card PCMCIA 85.6 × 54 × 3.3 mm
* * CompactFlash I CF-I 43 × 36 × 3.3 mm
* * CompactFlash II CF-II 43 × 36 × 5.5 mm
* * SmartMedia SM / SMC 45 × 37 × 0.76 mm
* * Memory Stick MS 50.0 × 21.5 × 2.8 mm
* * Memory Stick Duo MSD 31.0 × 20.0 × 1.6 mm
* * Memory Stick PRO Duo MSPD 31.0 × 20.0 × 1.6 mm
* * Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo MSPDX 31.0 × 20.0 × 1.6 mm
* * Memory Stick Micro M2 M2 15.0 × 12.5 × 1.2 mm
* * Miniature Card 37 × 45 × 3.5 mm
* * Multimedia Card MMC 32 × 24 × 1.5 mm
* * Reduced Size Multimedia Card RS-MMC 16 × 24 × 1.5 mm
* * MMCmicro Card MMCmicro 12 × 14 × 1.1 mm
* * P2 card P2
* * Secure Digital card SD 32 × 24 × 2.1 mm
* * SxS SxS
* * Universal Flash Storage UFS
* * miniSD card miniSD 21.5 × 20 × 1.4 mm
* * microSD card microSD 15 × 11 × 0.7 mm
* * xD-Picture Card xD 20 × 25 × 1.7 mm
* * Intelligent Stick iStick 24 × 18 × 2.8 mm
* * Serial Flash Module SFM 45 × 15 mm
* * µ card µcard 32 × 24 × 1 mm
* * NT Card NT NT+ 44 × 24 × 2.5 mm
* * XQD card XQD 38.5 × 29.8 × 3.8 mm