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Get Your Word of the Day from WordAhead

The site, which is currently in public beta testing,  features some 515 videos of different vocabulary words.  Far short of being a literal dictionary, WordAhead focuses on more distinct or uncommon English terms, making it perfect for getting that "word of the day" fix.

Omegle: Chat with Complete Strangers

This new social service wants you to strike up conversations with complete strangers.  Omegle puts you in a private chat with someone completely random, and the handles are simply "You" and "Stranger".  Kinda weird, right?  But who knows?  Maybe this will catch wildfire.

Create Beautiful Works of Art at Origami.com

So you sit there and think, "How am I going to get through to the weekend?"  Well, you could play games, or watch silly videos, or you could achieve enlightenment of the ancient Buddhas by folding paper into funny shapes!  Origami.com is here to help bring you to nirvana, or at least help you kill a few hours while you sit there, suffering at your desk.

Fail Whale Killers

Now that micro-blogging has had its day in the sun, what is the next big "shiny" thing to capture our imagination? Ahoy me maties, who is the next Captain Ahab to take on the Fail Whale? Big thinkers have been hard at work struggling feverishly to be the first to market with an innovative new product that will knock the twitter bird off its perch! with 1000s of roll-outs tripping over themselves to organize a coup d'etat, I have surfaced the "Top Three" I feel have the best opportunity for success...

Hit It Pure Increases Your Drive for Drive

Legendary golf club maker, Callaway put together a nice promotional online video game for their new line of drivers.  The drivers, as well as the game itself, are of particular interest to anyone that golfs.  For those of us that aren't golfers, you can really have a blast playing this game.  There's a lot more to it than just a silly gimmick to garner attention to the product.

10 Zoo Ads That Will Make You Laugh Like A Hyena

Spring is a great time of the year to visit the zoo or wild animal park, wherever you live. These 10 clever international ads will remind you that "It's all happening at the zoo," whether you're in Argentina or Abu Dhabi. Maybe these ads will inspire you to visit your nearby zoo, but at least I hope they give you a good laugh.

2009’s Most Innovative Vending Machine Prototype: The Boobox By Fosfor

Fosfor Designs and Systems marketing agency is taking vending machines to a new level with machines designed to dispense a wide array of free marketing samples for their clients. Now, people who like free stuff can get it anywhere one of these innovative vending machines have been placed. What could be better than that?

Watch Free Video Downloads On Your TV With ROKU

Are you still paying to rent freebies from Netflix rather than having to watch them on your computer screen?  Take your head out of the sand ... you don't have to do that.  There's an inexpensive and easy way to get your money's worth from your Netflix subscription and Amazon's Video On Demand service.  It's called Roku.

Distill Lets You Get the Most Out of Digg

Distill is a service that filters Digg stories by the number of "diggs" they receive.  It can also show you what's hot on Digg now, or give you an RSS feed to whatever number of Diggs you specify.

Hotel 626: the Online Haunted House

Frito-Lay of North America presents a Snack Strong production that you won't soon forget.  This truly unique and innovative use of multiple online medias is a really cool experience (especially if you like scary movies and such).  The site, Hotel 626, requires you to use a webcam, a microphone, and register with the site so that they can immerse you properly into this hellish nightmare.  Don't worry it's not that hellish.  In fact, it's pretty fun!

Twitter, the Friendly Ghost

Following your favorite celebrity on Twitter? Maybe not! While the whole world is a 'twitterin'...was it any wonder that a certain level of the elite twitterati would eventually find a way to game the system. The latest trend a foot is "Ghost Twittering." The term was coined to describe when someone, usually a celebrity, politician, sport figure or a corporate brand pays another person or persons to update their Twitter account on their behalf. The use of ghostwriters has been around in the literary world since literature was first penned. Now,it appears it is prevalent in Twitterdom as well. But, while it may make sense for our busy world leaders to farm out their tweets, when celebrities engage in this practice it really seems to be defeating the purpose.

Maghound Lets You Compile Your Favorite Magazines Through One Subscription Service

As an industry, magazine subscriptions of course, aren't new, but a new trend emerging in the market allows more flexibility, by allowing magazine subscribers to receive a compilation of their favorite magazines at a lower monthly cost.


Wikirank Lets You Keep Track of Wikipedia Trends

As a blog reader, surely you know about the significance of using Wikipedia links.  The user-generated information resource has become a staple of online research, and sometimes reading Wiki articles is just plain fun.  Wikirank is a new service that displays all of the current trends on Wikipedia, such as most viewed pages of the month, trending topics, and lets you search throughout them to get all the info you need.

EasierThanReading Has Little to Do with Reading

If you spend any decent amount of time on the internet, then obviously you've sent something weird and funny to your friends through email before.  EasierThanReading provides you with a whole new way to do that, in the form of a personalized puppet with a recorded message.  Of course, reading is limited to a simple link put into the recipient's mailbox.

Painting a Song with Labuat

"'I'm Your Air' is a song filled with many small orchestral threads and voices, half-truths and lies and ups and downs as we wanted to give something that they could move with the song.  A brush. I am here because your air is painted in the air. Move where you want to bring the song. We end up with your own work, that you may want to see in video."

Find Out the Top Sites of Any Topic with WebListy

Do you own a website?  Do you ever wonder how sites stack up in different categories?  Wouldn't you just love a site that compares you to regional or world-wide website popularity without having to track your site with adware or embedded coding?

10 More Ads to Disgust & Disturb You

The advertisers of the world just keep churning out stuff that is... well, just plain messed up. And while these ads get attention, I'm not sure that they are generating product recognition in a positive light. If you were a fan of 11 Ads To Disgust & Disturb You, then buckle your seat-belts. There's even more craziness to come!  Enter at your own risk, dear reader...

ExecTweets: Twitter for Biz Buffs

With Twitter exploding as the new big thing in social networking, a slew of different user aggregators are popping up to allow you to find who's who on Twitter.  Microsoft's ExecTweets is site that groups together all of America's top business executives for your microblogging pleasure.

Star Trek: These Are the Voyages of Kirk's Chair In Your Media Room

I have this friend who always wanted to make his living room into the bridge of the Enterprise from Star Trek.  And though this is not the chair he's looking for (he's a Next Generation fan), you gotta admit--this thing looks cool.  But is it comfortable?

King Maker & Social Networking Made Obama A Rock Star?

"Kingmaker" is a term originally applied to the activities of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick during the Wars of the Roses, when he was instrumental in getting King Edward IV to ascend to the throne of England. The term has since come to mean any person or group who has great influence over a political succession, without being a viable candidate themselves. Kingmakers may use political, monetary, religious, or military means to manipulate the opportunities for succession. But up until this past year, no one has accessed the tools of the electronic media for political gain with the level of success we all observed in the most recent election.So was social networking responsible for Obama's successful political campaign?