Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

Reviews

Tina Fey Not Puttin' All Her Eggs In A Twitter Basket - Fears Heroin Addiction

Tina Fey, one of today's most prolific writers and comediennes will not becoming a resident of Twitterville any time soon. Even though she is actively engaged at present on a book tour for her latest retrospective titled, "Bossypants," Fey doesn't quite see the benefit of promoting her brand via the microblogging platform.

Twitter Seeks Uber Users For A Song From UberMedia's Tweetdeck

Just last month when I posted, "No More Tweetdeck, TwitPic, Twitter Apps Doing Their Own Shtick?" - it was becoming quite clear that Twitter wanted reestablish control of its own destiny. While Internet giants like Google and Facebook continue to grow with a lot of help from their friends (3rd party clients), Twitter halted APIs from integrating with their platform. This of course included Tweetdeck -which by most reports was one of the most successful.

Does Google's -1 Make Google's +1 Equal Zero?

With Google trying to go social and Larry Page displacing Eric Schmidt in the role of CEO, many inside and outside the Googleplex feel that the search giant is once again trying to cast its dominating shadow across the Internet. However the Big G's first quarterly returns coming in lower than forecasted might indicate otherwise.

Go Jump, Jump, Jumpity Jump In The Doodle Jump iPod Game

In Doodle Jump, you take on the role of the small green jumper and guide him up platforms to the top. It's a casual game with a lot of spunk. You also don't get a lot of chances with the game: make one misstep and you fall to your death.

US Tourism Mission Takes Social Media To China

In an era when Americans can learn a lot from the Chinese pertaining to various business practices, the Chinese also are welcoming new ideas from the West. A Tourism Mission scheduled for April 22- 29, 2011 will bring together educators and tourism professionals who are travel industry veterans. In addition to topics such as green energy, cost containment and management systems for the travel industry, the itinerary for this mission will also include the new field of social media.

Geolocation App Rethinks Check-Ins Making It Less Hat & More Cattle

Since geo-locaton apps - also known as location-based social networks - became part of our cultural zeitgeist, there are many who have chosen not to join their rank and file. Still considered  part of the Wild West fringe of the social media landscape, the schadenfreude descriptor of  "all hat, no cattle" comes to mind in calling out apps that are more playful than serious.

Defeat The Things That Go Bump At Night In The Creeps! iPod Game

The Creeps! is a tower defense game with an unusual twist. In case you're not aware, tower defense games are those where you have to set up a series of defenses all throughout a path that the enemies (in this case, the Creeps) are going to traverse on.

Run Your Own Auto Shop In Fix-It-Up Eighties: Meet Kate's Parents

When I first saw the video game title, I thought that the game was a dating simulation or something of that sort since the game was called Fix-It-Up Eighties: Meet Kate's Parents. I couldn't have been more wrong, albeit pleasantly, once I began playing. The game's concept couldn't have been farther from dating; it was all about cars and running an auto shop!

Since "4 Squared" Is 16, "Foursquare Day" Must Be 4/16

While Silicon Valley has more techie start-ups than you can shake a stick at, NYC always seems to have to work a little bit harder to earn its geek cred. However, on April 16, that will change, when Foursquare, one of New York's standout home-based LBSs receives a special honor. On that symbolic date, Mayor Bloomberg has declared it "Foursquare Day."

Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun, Winklevii Need To Take The $65M & Run

Hoping to ride the coat-tails of an award winning movie, an unauthorized biopic and a graphic novel, the Winkelvoss Twins (often dubbed the Winklevii) and their law suit came up empty when they tried to get more than their original $65M settlement from Mark Zuckerberg. The 9th Court of Appeals ruled that the original ruling would stand - and that Facebook was not obligated to pay one cent more.

Catch The Culprit In The Cause Of Death iPod Game

Cause of Death is another fantastic role-playing game from Electronic Arts similar to the tune of Surviving High School, a game that I reviewed some time ago. The big difference between the two is obviously the plot. Since I went crazy over Surviving High School, I immediately pounced upon Cause of Death without any second thoughts.


The Mother Of Motherboards, FB's 'Open Compute Project' Is Portal To Web 3.0

The blogosphere is abuzz about Zuckerberg's 'Open Compute Project' - his latest innovation of opening  his data center's hardware to the industry at large. The intent being to create data mines that are cheaper, more efficient and more environmentally sound. In so doing, the megalithic social network will bring down costs - and in essence - create a new golden standard, using an old business model.

Sucking Less Socially Will Pay More At Google

A lot has been written about Google's lack-luster attempts at social media. From Google Buzz reduced to a whisper to Wave waving good-bye, it's been a hard fought uphill battle trying to compete with the LIKES (pun intended) of Facebook - only to come up empty each time.

Mark Zuckerberg Mad After Justin Bieber To Boost User Numbers

Has the CEO of the number-one social network in the land got Bieber-Fever? Does Facebook want to increase their user base by riding the coat-tails of the pop-star du jour? Highly unlikely. But what does tie Zuckerberg to Justin Bieber is a 59-year old legacy magazine struggling to keep its circulation numbers afloat.

Send Pigs A Tumbling Down In The Pig Shot iPod Video Game

What do you get if you put a slingshot and a pig together? Pig Shot, that's what. It's an entertaining game for the iPhone and iPod Touch that doesn't require a whole of thinking but a whole lot of pig shooting. All that tumbling makes for one unfortunate and constantly dizzy pig. How far can you go before you bump into a rock or collide with a sheep that won't go easy on you once you do? 

Will Facebook See The Light Of Day In The Shadow OF China's Firewall?

This month tweets and rumors have been mounting leading to the probability that Mark Zuckerberg might have struck a deal with the Chinese. (Looks his trip to China last December was more for business, than pleasure).  If so, conjecture has it that a Facebook-lite iteration might open in the nation known for some of the strictest Internet censorship regulations known on the planet.

What's In A Name? Real Names vs NickNames On Social Networks

Remember when the Internet first emerged in the late 90s and "email" was the new shiny thing? So new and so shiny that while we gravitated toward it's light, likes moths to a flame, we were leery of revealing our true identities. So what did we do? We invented nicknames to protect our anonymity. And while we soon realized that real names were not a threat, many of us followed suit when social networks surfaced a few years later.

Geared: The iPod Puzzle Game With A Mechanical Twist

So what do a couple of gears and a hamster add up to? The sequel to the best-selling puzzle game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, that's what! I was able to download the game for my iPod Touch when it was still being offered for free at the iTunes App Store but didn't get around to playing it until early this afternoon. It's been two hours, I barely got any work done, but I'm still hooked.


Chicken Littles Decry "Facebook Down" - World Coming To An End!

More crucial than the U.S. government shutting down, Twitterville is cyberventilating over Facebook suddenly becoming unavailable this morning. Proclaiming "Facbook Down," Chicken Littles are taking to the tweets sounding alarms that the ominous event could be an apocalyptic ending to the world as we know it.

Journalists On Facebook Scale As News Becomes More Social & Semantic

On April 5, Facebook launched "Journalists on Facebook" Page in an attempt to capitalize on the growing trend of news becoming more and more social.In Facebook's words, "The JOF Page is to serve as an ongoing resource for the growing number of reporters using FB to find sources, interact with readers and advance stories."