Does Social Media Produce Groupthink?

Once an innovation on the Web catches hold in the market, there's often a "lock-in mechanism" that freezes out radical changes to that innovation. In the 1970s, Irving L. Janis's book "Victims of Groupthink" described it as  "a deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing and moral judgment that results from in-group pressures." In the Age of Social Media, where social networks like Twitter and Facebook have consumed our lives, has Digital Man evolved into the the current version of "Groupthink" or the herd mentality?

Learning To Be An Entrepreneur With The Millionaire Maker Game

It's hard to be an entrepreneur on your quest for millions and an empire of your own; but most prospective business people learn the hard way whether they will find success or financial collapse because they build their skills while trying to build their empire. For some it works, for others it doesn't; but for everyone, there's the Millionaire Maker Game which inspires entrepreneurs and teaches them helpful skills along the way.

Wet and Green Dumpster Diving

Some people throw their trash into a dumpster, others dive right into dumpsters with a big splash. Are they crazy? No! It turns out a few dumpsters have been recycled into dumpster pools by an innovative company really interested, at least for the moment, in sustainable development.

WooMe: Speed Dating Comes Online From Makers Of Skype

Speed dating has been the latest craze in match making, or at least it has been offline to those who sit down over a quick cocktail and 5 minute conversation to form judgments about whether or not they could potentially fall in love with their quickie date match. Not surprisingly, as internet dating is also all the rage, speed dating has gone online with a number of different online match makers specializing in fast match-ups.

ShoeDazzle: Every Woman’s Dream In A Shoe Subscription Service

People might look at Kim Kardashian as one of those celebrities who's famous for doing absolutely nothing, other than having a scandalous tape leaked to the media to launch her career and a little bit of junk in her trunk; but recently, she's actually made women's (no, I didn't mean men's) dreams come true with an amazing shoe subscription service called ShoeDazzle.

Barber Stop Pop-Up Barber Shop For The Industrious Barber

Pop-up business are all the rage these days because of their decreased environmental impact, and the fact that they can be picked up and moved to make sure they're always in the hottest location. What better business for a pop-up structure than a barber shop?

Twitcam Beats Competition To Stream Live Video On Twitter

With the introduction of Twitcam by Livestream, anyone can reach ones' Twitter following by live streaming video. All you have to do is log in with your Twitter credentials, hit the broadcast button and, assuming you have your webcam set up, you're good to go. It couldn't be any easier way for folks to conduct a video broadcast with live chat while one's followers respond by tweeting in real-time.

Wal-Mart Greenwashing With Eco-Indexing System?

Today, if Wal-Mart has an innovative idea to attract consumers, chances are other retailers will want to use the idea too. Sometimes this can be a bad thing, but sometimes it can also be good. For example, take the new eco-indexing system Wal-Mart plans to have in place within 5 years. If the system succeeds consumers will know the environmental impact of their purchases.

With 250 Million Users, This Is Not Your Son's Facebook Anymore!

Working its way to 1 Billion users, Facebook just reached the one quarter billion mark (250 Million), only three months after reaching its last milestone of 200 million in April. So with such exponential growth, why is there so much talk about people leaving this social network?

The Top 5 Entrepreneurs With Successful Businesses In Childhood and Youth

It's never too early to have good ideas, and children are constantly coming up with them. Unfortunately, it can be hard for young and aspiring entrepreneurs to get the attention of someone who can help take their business from an imaginative idea to a successful business. However, there are 5 young entrepreneurs out there who have broken through those barriers in order to launch successful businesses that have been helped and not hindered by their age!

Comfort Food At Its Finest: Restaurant That’s All About Mac ‘N Cheese!

After I recently wrote an article about a restaurant that deals exclusively in PB&J based meals, a reader suggested S'MAC, another restaurant that features a food that will take you back to your childhood and to the days of your mom's hearty home cooking. I really hope you like cheese; but who doesn't?

Migrate to FollowFormation

Queue up, Get in line. Follow the leader. Cliques were a big part of our formative years. We were assessed and obsessed by those we associated it, and we soon came to be known as  "geeks," "brains," "athletes," or described as "popular," "beautiful," "hunky," "offbeat," or "teacher's pet."

Obvious And Industrious Business Idea: Hungry Pod Loads Your iPod

Sometimes business concepts couldn't be any simpler. It's all about coming up with a time consuming activity that people need to do, but would rather not, and then doing it for them at a price. Since iPods are all the rage lately, this year's most obvious and industrious business relates to this trendy gadget.

Pee Power Potential Fuel: Convenient and Greener

Ever wonder how much pee power you have? No? Maybe you should. It turns out your pee isn't just waste. It has fueling potential according to scientist from Ohio University. This fueling potential could be put to use in the near future., An Enterprise Microblog With A Future

Has your company decided on a Enterprise Microblog system for your office? Aside from LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, is your firm working with an Intranet system that is customized to allow for communications with fellow employees and superiors at your place of work? is just one of those services, and it might be coming to an office near you.