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Tinker Looks To Attract Super-Bloggers & Mega-Advertisers

What if you were able to harness all the conversations on Twitter about any one topic and sell it to advertisers that were looking to target those like-minded potential consumers? Glam Media has created a micro-blogging ad network platform called 'Tinker' that is looking to do just that. Comparable to a matching service like Harmony.com, Tinker will link up Super-Bloggers with Mega-Advertisers. Dissimilar to a dating site, Tinker is all about getting down to business.

By The Numbers, Facebook Trumps All Social Networks?

Statistics often color our perceptions, and in the sphere of social networking this is most certainly true. We like to make assumptions based on the numbers. However, most often when 'pacing' is omitted from the equation, we lose our perspective as to what the numbers are really telling us. Is Facebook the dominant player in social networking or does its growth numbers tell us something more about where it will be a year from now?

Performance Capture Coming Soon In Tim Burton's 'Alice'!

What do Gollum, Kong, The Silver Surfer, the Polar Express, Beowulf and Benjamin Button have in common? They all utilized the innovative technique of 'performance capture" where an actor's movements and expressions are electronically tracked and translated into computer generated imagery (CGI) to make the real-life actor resonate in a hybrid world of animation.

As Seen On TV: The Ove Glove Review

We've seen the ads. The Ove Glove is touted as a revolutionary cooking mitt that insures you won't fry your hands when retrieving that big pan of macaroni & cheese from the oven. But does it work?

Dan Brown Puzzles The Internet Before All Is Revealed

The viral marketing campaign for Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown’s new book will set new promotional ground by teasing his fan base with a series of innovative puzzles, hidden codes and games scattered across the Internet that are bound to intrigue as much as any of his mystery novels.

PopIxy: The Tabbed Search Engine

Back when Firefox first came out with tabbed browsing, it rocked the internet world.  No longer were people managing huge clusters of browser windows.  They now could keep things organized by tabs and move quickly between them for a truly powerful surfing experience.  Now there's a tabbed search engine that aims to impress you in the same way.


Top Five Strollers For Parents On The Go

Life doesn’t have to stop once you have your baby, and manufacturers from Graco™ to Jeep™ are making that an even truer statement with their production of baby strollers perfectly suited for travel wherever you go.

As Seen On TV: The Magic Mop Review

As you can see by the picture, I'm not talking of the myriad of floor mops out on the market that claim to be "magic."  I'm talking of the little grease sucking device used in kitchens.  Does it work?  Well, from personal experience I can say... read on.

Top Five Twitter Analytical Tools

What kind of footprint have you made in the Twitterverse? Do you know your Twitter ROI, your Twitter influence or stats that determine your Twitter psychographics? In the social media world, this data is becoming easier and easier to access as new analytical tools become available... and now you can track it.

Join the Resistance in the Terminator Salvation Multiplayer Game

This is the most well-rounded browser-based action title I've played in some time.  Fun, intuitive, and challenging enough to keep you hooked for quite some time, the game is sure to impress.

Happy Jack Dog Diaper Belly Bands: Product Review

My own pup is getting on in years and has begun having accidents in the house between his outings.  When I'm home I keep an eye out for signs that he needs to go, but he's been trying the Happy Jack Dog Diaper when I go out.  Here is our review!

As Seen On TV: Is The Nicer Dicer... Nicer?

I'm all for gadgets that save time in the kitchen.  The Genius Nicer Dicer offers an attractive solution to chopping stuff with a knife: one push and the veggie is diced--with no mess on the counter.  But does it work?

Top Ten Mommy Blogs

Some would dismiss Mommy Bloggers as light-weight fluff! However, for any one who diggs a little deeper into this blogging niche, you will find some real marketing-savvy heavy-weights. Now said to number over 200,000, Mommy bloggers are represented by groups and web sites and want to dispel any negative connotation associated with what they do, and how they do it. This Top Ten List will give you some insight as to the best of the best.

Google Labs: Google Squared

Google Labs, the experimental division of Google, has made public their developing project Google Squared.  The concept of Google Squared is to take searching into related topics and offer multiple forms of links and related media.

Navify Adds Multimedia to Wikipedia Entries

It's always good to find a site that enhances the experience of using the phenomenally popular Wikipedia to create new and useful pages for researchers and casual searchers alike.  That's what Navify is all about.

Top Five Giants Stealing Twitter's Golden Eggs

Fee Fie Foe Fum, I smell wampum in Twitterdom! Twitter is like the goose that laid the golden eggs, allowing the giants of industry to run off with all the spoils! Has Twitter sat in its Ivory Tower too long trying to figure out the "perfect" business model, while the corporate kingpins are in the counting house counting all their returns?

Bing Vs. Google: First Impressions

Microsoft has spent considerable time and effort to get attention to its new search engine, the hopeful Google-killer Bing.com.  Let's see how the two sites stack up against each other, after just one day of use.

You Be the DJ with Electro-House Blender

Did you ever go out to a club and listen to some thumpin' dance beats and think to yourself, "Hey, I could do this?"  If you have a passion for electronic music, or even just a curiosity into how it's done, then this is the site for you.

Funware, A New Game Theory For Marketers

The generation of the new online game players has motivated consumer brands, websites and charities to use gaming devices to attract attention to their products and services. "Funware" is the application of game-like qualities to non-games. Researchers say that when we play online games, we enter a "flow state" that makes us receptive to the images and information we encounter. While traditional commercials interrupt that state, funware allows for these messages to seep through.

Spark.ly, the Dungeons & Dragons of Social Networks?

Spark.ly describes itself as the "definitive social and economic ecosystem that empowers people around the world to communicate, engage in commerce and have fun in a culturally aware and profitable virtual environment." With a BETA launch date of June 16, 2009, nobody knows yet whether that description is an illusion, bravado, grand self-promotion or truly the next big shiny thing. To date there are no blogs written, no product announcements, and no press releases to alert the media. One would think with a June 9th launch date, Spark.ly should be 'sparking' a few conversations out there? Or is this part of their master marketing plan to create buzz about their emerging online kingdom?