Social Trends

Tsū Protests Facebook Ban With Collective Pleas & A Poem Parody

Facebook enacted a ban on Tsu links back in October. It was an historic position to take, as it pitted a social media Goliath against a young ‘David’ upstart. The words ‘bullying,’ ‘censorship’ and a myriad number of other descriptors have been levied by by bloggers and thought leaders as a result.

Glitter Beards: Have Yourself A Hairy Little Christmas

In the past we have brought your flower beards and color beards. Last year for the holidays in was Bauble Beards. It is amazing what gents out there will do with their facial hair just for the hell of it. So this year, just in time for the holidays, we bring you the latest trend in this series -- The Glitter Beard. Instructions on how are included!

New Solar Batteries Store Energy For A Rainy Day

What if you could produce enough of your own energy to completely power your home or business and literally store enough excess for a rainy day? That’s the premise with solar batteries, and they’re about to change our world.

Mobile Charging Kiosk Runs On Solar Power, Saves Time And Energy

In Rwanda, Africa, an organization called African Renewable Energy Distributor is behind an invention known as a Mobile Solar Cell Phone Charger. The lightweight charging station can be hooked up behind a bicycle or moped to deliver charging opportunities to residents of remote places.

Facebook’s Double Standard: Blocks Tsū While Incentivizing Their Own

The Facebook/Tsu controversy will go down in the annals of social media history as an epic case of a dominant social network bullying another. For those who are not aware what has transpired over the course of the last few weeks, all you have to do is Google search “Facebook Bans Tsu” or “Facebook Censors Tsu” to rifle through a plethora of articles and fan complaints cyberventilating their way across the blogosphere.

Tsū Rockstars à la Twitter, not Facebook

Do social media stars make the social network, or does the social network make the stars? If history is to be our road map, it would appear that the latter is the case. Yes, users have to be creative enough to use these ecosystems in innovative ways, but without the platform, these unknowns would have had a much tougher time reaching exponentially wide audiences in such a short period of time.

You Can Go Back Again -- Crayola Launches Coloring Books For Adults

Coloring books have become a huge trend among adults lately. It is a chance to relive a small part of our childhoods and has been reported to be just as therapeutic as meditation for people. So it should come as no surprise that Crayola, the crayon giant, has come out with their own line of Crayola Color Escapes Coloring Pages for adults.

There’s Something Very Big About SMAL (Sharing Multiple Acts of Love) On Tsū

There’s a movement afoot in the Land of Tsu, the ecosystem many describe as the social network with a conscience. Only on the planet for one short year, this platform has not only scaled over 4 million users, but has also laid a solid foundation for motivating members to give to charities and other humanitarian efforts.

'Mother Dirt' Product Does Away With The Need For Showering, But Would You Want To?

If you could go years on end without showering, would you want to? Well, that option is here. A new product called "Mother Dirt" has come out that purportedly eliminates the need for showering — for years!

Biogas From Manure To Power BMW's South Africa Plant

German automaker BMW is attempting to do its part when it comes to reducing its carbon footprint.

Algae: New Source Of Omega-3 Saves Oceans From Overfishing

Besides being used as an alternative energy source for industrial applications, algae is now under investigation as a viable source of omega-3.

Klink, The Social App That Crossbred Instagram, Tsū & YouTube

It’s an exciting time for the digerati to be traversing the social media landscape. For many who have tested the waters and drunk the cool-aid of the earlier pioneering networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, we are now witnessing others, which are eager to shake up old paradigms with some intriguing new business models. This month, we take a look at Klink, the newest to arrive on the social scene, after taking some cues . . .

Who Doesn’t Know Jack About Squaring Off With Twitter?

While the blogosphere and Wall Street have been cyberventilating the last couple of weeks over Jack Dorsey taking back the reins of Twitter, little has been said about the CEO’s other company, Square. With Twitter’s current share price dipping below its opening IPO trade two years ago of $45.10, the last thing any one suspected was for Dorsey to go public with yet another company . . .

Bag Bans Spur Eco-Friendly Shopping Bag Industry

Plastic bag bans and growing conservation trends have spurred an interest in so-called eco-friendly bags to take the place of single-use disposables.

‘FilmAid’Charity Joins Tsū Social Network & Helps Syrian Refugees

Syrian’s civil war is one of the worst humanitarian disasters of our time. Nearly 12 million innocent civilians have been displaced thus far — escalating impact on neighboring countries such as Jordan.