Social Media Gets Graphic With Zuckerberg Comic Book & Novel

Mark Zuckerberg has been called a lot of things, but 'comic book action hero' is not one that comes to mind. However, with Facebook movies (Catfish & The Social Network) gaining a lot of buzz at theaters nationwide, "nerd" as anti-hero seems to be the latest trend. Who would have guessed that a "social media thriller" could actually become a new literary genre. But seemingly that is the case with a new comic book and graphic novel written about the world's most ubiquitous social network.

Social Media For The Couch Potato In Search Of Sedentary Geolocation

Foursquare and Gowalla - two of today's leading location-based social networks  - introduced us to the power of "check-ins." However, all such networks were based on location and identifying venues for users and followers while on-the-go!. For those, that may be a little bit mobile-challenged and prefer to check-in without leaving the comfort of one's couch, might just be the social network for you!

Fruits & Veggies Are Just Not That Popular

Twenty-one First Ladies, including Michelle Obama, have pushed healthy diets as their main projects. I guess they should have found different causes to get behind, because in spite of their efforts, the efforts of the medical community, the insurance industry, the health and fitness industry and many more sectors of the economy... we keep eating fewer and fewer of them.


A Revolutionary Kitchen Design That Furthered Equality For Women

The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City has a special and vast exhibit of 20th Century kitchen designs happening now. In going through the complete online guide to the exhibit, which really just touches on some items in  the complete collection, what fascinated me most is one of the earliest kitchens in the MOMA show, that of architect Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky's Frankfort Kitchen, designed in 1926-27.


Social Media's Southeast Asia Growing Faster Than U.S.

In days of yore when it was believed the Earth was the center of the Universe, it was a harsh reality when we learned we were only one of many planets that circled the sun. Today, the same could be said for the U.S. and Americans' belief that we generate more interaction on social media channels than the rest of the world.

Children's Book Turns Harry Potter's Fiction Into Reality

While most children ardently believe the magic conjured up by Harry Potter and his band of wizards is the real deal - they soon learn to file those beliefs away, alongside Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. Fiction is make-believe and scientific proof is another thing all together. That was, until augmented reality kind of blurred the literary landscape.

'Celery' Provides Fast Communication For The Computer Shy

Celery brings your friends and family into the world of speedy connection.  With this machine they can communicate just as fast as the rest of us, and be more involved and in touch with the people they love.


Hair Doctor Hat Puts A Hot Tub On Your Head

Now hair this! An easy to use, specialized bath cap that fills itself with hot water while you bathe or shower promises to melt away dirt, oils and shampoo residue from your scalp, leading to less hair loss and healthier hair.

Social Media Speeds Up Political Promises Before Elections

The time period from campaign promises to delivery has traditionally been lengthy. The public voted for the candidates of their choice based on a belief that they were going to live up to their word. From start to finish, this process usually took one to two years - the duration of which became increasingly frustrating when candidates failed to deliver on their promises.

First Stem Cell Trial For Spinal Cord Injury Patients To Begin Soon!

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most devastating injuries that can occur.  It can affect muscle function, including respiration, transmission of messages to the brain, elimination function, heart health as well as other normal biological and physiological systems of the body and brain. This is why stem cell researchers have made spinal cord injury one of their first treatment goals.  And a small trial, led by neuroscientist Hans Keirstead at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), is about to begin.


Social Media's Image Make-over To Counter Facebook Movies & Books

With a limited amount of time left to work damage control, Mark Zuckerberg has been diligently trying to improve his self image, tarnished by movies and books that have spotlighted some of the young CEO's not so shining moments. Now ranking thirty-fifth on the Forbes' annual list of wealthy Americans and worth $6.9 billion, Mr. Zuckerberg is using his vast riches to help with his corporate make-over. 

Pepsi Mont Blanc Bottles The Flavors Of Chestnuts And Snow

They must be nuts... chestnuts, that is! Come October 26th, Japan's thirsty soft drink fans will get to guzzle Pepsi's newest seasonal flavor, Pepsi Mont Blanc.

This Tablecloth Takes Your Clutzy Wine Spills In Stride

Debuting at 100% Design in London this week is the clever patterned tablecloth that welcomes spills of any kind, even wine.  Created by Norwegian designer Kristine Bjaadal, the Underfull Tablecloth appears at first like any other tablecloth - beautiful white linen with a floral pattern.  But unlike other tablecloths, when you spill your gravy, your soup, or you drool your chocolate ice cream on it, you will be seen as a poet instead of a slob.


Practice, Practice, Practice May Not Be The Fastest Way To Carnegie Hall

The music student asks a successful violinist, "What's the fastest way to Carnegie Hall?"  The violinist answers... "Practice. Practice. Practice."  That's what musicians and language learners have been doing forever!  But...

Social Bookmarking Replaces Digg With Foursquare, News With Location

The excitement of Digg recently reinventing itself to resurrect social bookmarking as a viable news service dissipated as fast as it was introduced. Folks have found Twitter and Facebook more reliable resources for gathering and saving real-time news.