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Virgin America Offers Social Media Perks To Most Influential

Do you have to be Ashton Kutcher to have influence on Twitter? If not, what does it take to be an influencer on social networks? And Is there a return on investment on the time you spend on social media tasks? Virgin America airlines is examining what influencers can do for their brand and is depending on a social media analytics company to surface the results so they reward those that do the best job.

Gold Plated Toilet is a Throne with the Midas Touch

This pot of gold from Japan needs no rainbow but it does require a whole lotta green - and pretenders to the one-of-a-kind throne need not apply.

BeautifulPeople's Social Network Wants To Build A New Master Race

Back in the last century, leading up to and during World War II there was a movement afoot to build a Master Race. It was led by a maniacal leader that convinced an entire Aryan society that they were genetically superior to other races. Today, almost 80 years later a similar mentality exists where a social network's goal is to create more genetically-conceived "beautiful" people.

Social Networking After Death Becomes You

Taking control of our lives online after death is a rather macabre thought - but similar to last wills and testaments when you commit in writing as to how you want to put your affairs in order in the event of death, you might want to do the same with your social networking presence.

Europe Beats U.S. In Race For Social Networking The 'Internet Of Things'

In the U.S., we are more concerned about disconnecting the Internet than expanding its connectivity to inanimate objects. If Senator Lieberman has his way, the government will have access to a 'kill switch' that will virtually shut down the Internet at will. Europe on the other hand is taking a much more progressive approach.

Cross Your Heart, Your Fingers, And Your Toes... Researchers Study Superstition

People often have weird superstitions that bring them luck... or they think bring them luck. Not just the obvious things like crossing fingers and toes, wearing a charm, or carrying a bunny's foot, but sometimes some pretty strange personal rituals that they believe are lucky - just look at what some athletes do!

ZoomAtlas Social Network For Boomers With $10K Geo-Based Reunion Contest

With Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn now the dominant players in the social media space and Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt in the location-based arena - each garnering a user-base larger than many countries - is there room for another to focus on just one segment of the population? Mark Sherman and ZoomAtlas, with the majority of users over 50 seem to think so.

New Balance 'Sunshine & Pink' Shoes Are Some Stealthy Sneakers... NOT!

The limited edition New Balance MTG580 SP running shoes are just about sold out but that doesn't mean you'll never see them again; you will... from miles away.

'The Social Network' Movie Like 'Primary Colors' Portrays Flawed Leader

Columbia Pictures just released its first poster for the Facebook movie, titled 'The Social Network.' Portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Zuckerberg is viewed with a tagline that says it all… "You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies." Is this a character flaw, or a necessary evil?

"Why Not Me?" Ask Women As FDA Turns Down 'Female Viagra'

There are plenty of theories as to why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today failed to approve a new drug to enhance sexual desire among women with low libidos. Very few of them sound like they're based on science.

 


What Do You Call A Revolutionary Toilet? The Stealth™

You thought a 1.6 gallon tank was saving you water... although it's kind of weak with a flush. But the folks at Niagara Conservation Company have invented a new toilet flushing system that only uses .8 gallons of water on each flush, saving the average family about 20,000 gallons of water a year.  Meet the Stealth.

 

The Newest, Coolest Design In Chopsticks By Kayiwa: TUKAANI

Lincoln Kayiwa, who recently opened his own design company, KAYIWA, in Helsinki, is presenting a new look, material, and handling manner for his elegant TUKAANI, sterling silver chop sticks. 

Why Wasn't Ronnie Lee Gardner Allowed To Tweet?

A lot of controversy has been cyber-ventilating the collective blogo-and-twitterspheres today as the result of Utah's attorney general need to provide a blow-by-blow lead-up to a firing squad execution via Twitter. Some have labeled it a "tweet too far."

Research Prooves Romantic Music Enhances Prospects For Dating

Would you be surprised if I told you that French researchers were involved in the study of romantic music and its effects on getting average-looking men a date?  It's good to hear that romance, even the inclination to study romance, is still alive in France.

Bicycle Escalator Helps Cyclists Climb Stairs

Call it a Bike-O-Lator - they do in Japan, where a series of innovative bicycle escalators help cyclists negotiate steep stairways leading to and from city subways.