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New Sneakers May Cause Puffy Hair

Adidas has a new athletic shoe line that, if the ads are accurate, may cause serious hair problems.

Kutano,Twitter's Super-Charged Search Engine Is Enhanced By Google Sidewiki

Twitter's cool search engine gets an added boost of fire power from Google Sidewiki. On September 29, 2009 both apps joined forces to improve the effectiveness of Kutano's search capability.

Consumer-Generated Ads vs Mad Men

Web 2.0 has not only ushered in social media, it fostered a movement of consumer-generated content and crowdsourcing. We can believe and trust in things we read and view if its endorsed by one of our friends, business associates or social networks chums. Traditional advertising? ... not so much! Consumer-generated content as a sea-change has gained so much traction that even advertising in a lot of respects is now controlled by the public.

Advertising In Your Face: Product Placement Slaps Consumers Around With Brand Recognition

You may not feel it, but while you're watching your favorite movie or TV show, advertisers are slapping you in the face with product imagery to keep you - as a consumer - aware of what's out there.  Want a few examples?

Top Ten Massive Multiplayer Online Games on Facebook

So why are they called "Massive Multiplayer Online" Games, or MMOs for short? Because the popularity of social media gaming has gone through roof and the numbers of players now engaged have skyrocketed into the millions. While many MMOs can be played on stand-alone systems like Play Station, Nintendo and Xbox game players, the latest trend is registering for the online versions of these games on the world's largest social network...Facebook!

Will Microsoft's LookingGlass Shed New Light On Social Media?

Mining social media has been an illusive task. A multitude of analytics are available, but no one comprehensive tool to really cut through the clutter. A new product in development by Microsoft Advertising under the code-name "LookingGlass" may be the help brands are looking for. It claims to monitor and analyze social networks up close and personal.

Top Five Hotel Mobile Apps

Although a little late to the party, hotels are finally jumping on the mobile app band-wagon. The development of free applications can now extend a hotel's service beyond the front desk, beyond its Web site... right onto your mobile device. Since hotel guests are always on the go, whether for business or pleasure, what better access is there than getting one's hotel info right on their smartphone?

OneForty - The Apple Store Of Twitter Apps?

Apps, Apps, Apps! Everywhere you look, there is a new all-purpose-handy-dandy-must-have-app to enhance your Twitter experience. It was only a matter of time for someone to consider opening up a store where you can shop to your heart's content off of one Web site versus the hundreds that are out there.

Google's Sidewiki Profiles Internet Users?

The ubiquitous Google never content to remain idle and like the Pac Man of yesteryear gobbling up everything in site is now setting its cross-hairs on YOU. This time out, they are introducing the Google Sidewicki which will be added to the Google Toolbar and will allow the entire Internet universe to leave comments about pages they surf on the Web.


“I’ma Let You Finish” Novelty T-Shirts Mock The Viral Kanye West Phemonenon

Kanye West's recent MTV Video Music Awards invasion created a media frenzy and went viral with a number of related videos beginning with the opening the rap star used when going onstage to interrupt Taylor Swift's award acceptance speech, "I'ma let you finish..." It's a statement that has become forever imbedded in pop culture jargon and it's also inspired fashion.

Facebook Movie Makes Geekdom Sexy!

From a Harvard dorm room to a multibillion dollar enterprise, the origins of the dynamic trio who created the social network goliath Facebook is virtually unknown to the general public. Sex and the social network  apparently go hand and hand. Who would have thunk?

Swift.fm Offers Swifter Music Sharing On Twitter

Do you share music via Twitter? Want more flexibility and functionality in how you share your music with your Twitter followers? Swift.fm can turn your MP3s into a custom radio station for your tweeps, and swiftlisting is reciprocal.

Ashton Kutcher, King Of All Social Media!

A battle with CNN proved he was 'King of the Hill' on Twitter (with now over 3.6 million followers), and an updated version of 'Candid Camera' called 'Punk'd," were some of the initiatives Ashton Kutcher accomplished after starting his own social media company called "Katalyst Media."

Foursquare & Crowd-Sourced Evangelists Tweak Loyalty Marketing

Many brands are trying to harness the power of social media for monetization purposes. Traditional marketing, by itself can no longer achieve the levels of success it reached in the past. However when combining both old and new school, one could benefit from the synergies that are created, and Foursquare is positioning itself to do just that.

'Twitter Wit' Is The New Algonquin Roundtable

Endorsed with a foreword by Biz Stone, Twitter Wit is the new Harper Collins collection of "the funniest tweets of all time."  Satiric humor in 140 characters or less includes one-liners from some of the Twitterati's most famous wordsmiths including Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman, Stephen Fry in addition to many more unknown would-be humorists.

Could The Fiefdom Of Foursquare Become The New Twittersphere?

Many people have been talking about the next Google (including myself) for the last ten years. Yet they still remain king of the hill. Similarly isn't it daunting to think that in a little over 3 years the microblogging darling of the investment world recently valued at one billion dollars could possibly be supplanted by a location-based game, the likes of Foursquare? Yet, there are those that have jumped on that band wagon.

Google's Desktop Search To Synch With Mobiles, But When?

Mobile Search is growing faster than Desktop Search and in some countries its the primary means for people to search today. However when originating a search at home or in office wouldn't it be great if you could transfer that search query to your mobile to obtain updates when you're on the go?

Could Tag Technology Replace Google Search?

There are several stand-alone augmented reality apps that have been developed for our mobiles, but similar to our cellphone being Internet-enabled, when will technology advance our smartphones to become totally integrated with Augmented reality? Is Tag Technology the answer?

Bing Mobile Seeks Coup D'Etat!

While Google's hold on "traditional" search on PCs far exceeds its competition, Microsoft is hoping its new search engine, Bing will soon dominate the burgeoning marketplace of mobile search. Can the little-engine-that-could score a coup d'etat?

TV's Going To Pot - Cannabis Planet Launches!

When someone tells you that TV is "going to pot," you can now take them literally, because "all things marijuana" has found a TV channel it can call its own!  It's the latest in a new wave of niche marketing where TV programming is devoted to one topic!