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Social Media & Flash Mobs For National Dance Day!

For one day, Americans can forgot about who's dancing around political issues and join in a bi-partisan dance-off organized through social media channels. Mark your calendars for July 31 when the first National Dance Day takes off nationwide, and learn how to 'Flash Mob Dance' whether you think you can dance or not.

YouTube Raises Hope & Not So Savvy Parents

It's a fact - our Millennial children are having little Millennials of their own. And perhaps not having paid a lot attention to their own role models - they're struggling with the new job responsibilities. Marketers and TV execs are using YouTube and humor to portray the angst and struggle of the latest generation to adjust to their new roles as first-time parents.

Gowalla & NJ Nets Score Major Upset Against Foursquare & NY Knicks?

How can a town dominated by Foursquare and the the New York Knicks get a major upset by Gowalla and the New Jersey Nets on real-estate that faces the home of the Knicks - Madison Square Garden?

Scientists Identify Triggers Of Sudden Cardiac Death During Sleep

Scientists at the University of Manchester and the University of Bristol in Great Britain have discovered what happens during sleep to cause suddent cardiac death (SCD), a discovery which may lead to preventative treatments.

You Have To Give Up Sugar, But You Could Invent Its Healthy Twin!

Sugar is the last 'food group' I want to give up, believe me.  But it seems that no matter what health problem is being investigated lately, they find sugar as a major contributor.  Not surprisingly, this time it's hypertension. Hypertension has a blue ribbon in heart disease, stroke, aneurism, diabetes, and other life threatening diseases and events.

 


Conflict Minerals For Cell Phones Fuel Genocide In Congo

I speculated recently about the amount of lithium recently found in Afghanistan - like oil in Iraq - could become the number one resource for the war to continue in that country. In a post, titled, "The Smartphone Wars Seek Trillion Dollar Spoils," I believe that mobile phone manufacturers will compete heavily to secure this resource. In the Congo, a similar scenario has already played out with 'conflict minerals' with more dire consequences.

Green Golf Ball Improves Your Stroke, Strains Your Vision

A green golf ball is the latest color to be released in TourStage's V10 series. The 'Super Lime' balls should sell well... if only to replace the ones you'll lose.

Is Coke's 'Promoted Trends' The Real Thing For Real-Time Social Media?

Buying Twitter's 'Promoted Trends' seems to me to go against a major tenet of Twitter, namely the surfacing of real-time news items generated by the 'wisdom of crowds.' In my post, "Will 'Promoted Trends' Corrupt Real-Time Social Media News," I talked about the juxtaposition of obtrusive ads next to legitimate news items.

WiFi Bathroom Scale Broadcasts Your Weight, Ruins Your Life

What's the worst possible gift a man can give to a woman? Vacuum cleaners, flannel lingerie and Jenny Craig gift certificates come to mind, but all of those pale in comparison to a bathroom scale that wirelessly broadcasts your weight... and guess what? It's now available.

Biggest Threat To Apple iTunes Is 'Google Music' Hitting A High Note

While Google has been battling it out with Apple for quite some time on the hardware front - Droids vs iPhones - and on the mobile advertising side - AdMob vs Quattro Wireless - it now appears to want its own music download service to go mano-a-mano with Apple's iTunes, as well.

BP Blaster App Allows You To Be Master Of Your Domain

Remember the Seinfeld episode "The Contest" aka "Master of Your Domain," when Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer were tasked with controlling sudden urges? As an analogy to that condition, all of our pent-up anger over the Gulf Oil disaster has no easy or satisfactory means for release. That is, until now. With  the introduction of a new game - Zippi Networks has developed an app to help us vent.

E-Reader Price Wars Pit Kindle vs Nook, While iPad Holds Ground

Since Apple's iPad virtually busted open the e-Reader market door with a device that could multi-task - Kindle, Nook and other "one trick ponies" have been trying to find ways to remain competitive, without resorting to price cuts. This month, desperation might be seeping in.

HP's 48Upper Social Network Is The Geek Squad's Latest Watering Hole

While Facebook scales to 500 million users according "The Social Network" movie promos, a new social network wants to prove to the world that IT pros have just as much a right to their own social network as common folk - maybe more.

Social Networking After Death Becomes You

Taking control of our lives online after death is a rather macabre thought - but similar to last wills and testaments when you commit in writing as to how you want to put your affairs in order in the event of death, you might want to do the same with your social networking presence.

ZoomAtlas Social Network For Boomers With $10K Geo-Based Reunion Contest

With Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn now the dominant players in the social media space and Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt in the location-based arena - each garnering a user-base larger than many countries - is there room for another to focus on just one segment of the population? Mark Sherman and ZoomAtlas, with the majority of users over 50 seem to think so.

I Have Seen the End of the World. It's Little and Blue

Couldn't get enough of those blue guys in Avatar?  Well, unfortunately a sequel to that film is a few years off.  Until then, we're gonna have to make do with the other blue guys.  And I'm scared.

Red Bull Takes A Whrrl On Location-Based Social Network For Air Race

While airplane racing might not have the cred or fan-base of the World Cup, it has found a way to promote itself through one popular social media channel. Whrrl, a location-based social network app will provide fans with events up close and personal, even if you are not watching from Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ - one of the race's major vantage points.

Icelandic Law Seeking To Become Epicenter For Journalists' Safe Haven

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange and his flight from the authorities pertaining to his whistleblowing expose on the US military's classified documents gives one pause for concern about the safety of journalists and whistleblowers globally. Iceland is one of the first countries to propose international law to provide journalists with a safe haven.

Accidents Happen! Here's Something Smart And Kind Of Sexy To Prevent Them

Do you know how many of us old folks have bad knees, bad hips, bad vision, and terrible problems with balance?  A lot of us, and though I admit I don't know the exact numbers on these old-age infirmities, I can tell you that this S2 Liner designed by Cheol Min Park is what we need to protect us at home.

Portable Weather Meter Ranks Your Heat Stroke Risk

Health worries rise along with summer's heat, so a new portable heat stroke risk meter could be a real lifesaver. It's like having a doctor and a weatherman in your pocket!