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Comedy Central's Dueling Viral Videos Pits Sanity Against Fear In Lead-up To Elections

Two of Comedy Central's most hilarious founding fathers, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will face off in competing rallies held on the National Mall, the same day. On October 30, 2010, three days before the mid-term elections, each comedian will vie for votes for opposing causes. Stewart's "Rally To Restore Sanity" will go toe to toe with Colbert's "March To Keep Fear Alive."

Social Media TVs' Remote Control May Be In The Hands Of Auntie Beeb

This year, rumors of Web TV have flooded the blogosphere. Google, Apple and TiVo have jockeyed for position in the increasingly crowded space - while lesser known rivals like Boxee and Roku are also making overtures to offer set-top boxes that will merge TV programming with the Internet. However the one contender that's lesser known on this side of the pond is the venerable old Auntie Beeb!

Laser Backpack? The Air Force Busts It Out

Funded by the US Air Force, a new portable backpack laser system has been developed for mapping interior environments and also for being AWESOME.


Can Social Media Movies Become Box Office Gold?

Only if you've been secluded on a deserted island for the last ten years, would you be clueless as to how social media has affected our daily lives. As part of our global zeitgeist whether or not you own a computer or a smartphone - the online tech sector is so hot, a series of movies are in the works that are banking on geek appeal to attract mainstream audiences.

Social Media Songs Are As Mad As Hell As An Ex-Flight Attendant

At last count there were over 4000 blogs and articles posted online detailing the now infamous tale of Steven Slater, the flight attendant who "went Postal" while flying the infriendly skies. Carrying too much baggage took on multiple meanings when working-class rage reached new heights.

Social Media Controlled By The Magic Of The One-Way Follow?

To follow or not to follow - that is the question? Whether tis nobler in the mind to tweet or not to tweet is an ongoing debate that seems to have built a double-standard in the social media space.

The iMote Gives Preschoolers A Real Remote Of Their Own

Much to parents’ dismay, most little kids love electronics.  The worst part is that somehow they seem to know the difference between the toy versions of their favorite household gadgets and the real thing.  The iMote was created to take the pressure off of your remote and give little kids a real working remote of their own. 

Giant Lawn Chair Grown To Discourage TV Watching And Encourage More Nature Watching

I love to sit and relax in the front yard chatting with my neighbors, while my kids run around on the grass with their friends. Last year my HOA fined me for leaving my lawn chairs outside. Apparently, I have the wrong kind. The right kind isn't in my budget. So, this year, I have nowhere comfortable to sit, but what if I grew my own lawn chairs, like the ones in England?

The Puzzles Of AMC's Rubicon - Low Tech Approach To Uncovering Mysteries

In a world consumed by high-tech gadgetry, it's refreshing to be presented with puzzles that require old-fashioned problem-solving - not by computers- but by rational thinking human beings. Fans of crossword puzzles, Sodoku, cryptic codes and those who just like to connect the dots will enjoy Rubicon.

Socket To Me - The Old Power Bar With A Twist

A product to solve common conundrums, the Socket Sense lets power bars actually connect multiple devices. How electric.

Social Media Goes GTL With Jersey Shore Facebook Game & iPhone App

Love them or hate them, MTV is utilizing social media to promote the second season of its reality hit TV show, Jersey Shore. This week, the network is hyping the much anticipated return of the guidos and guidettes with a Facebook game and an iPhone app.

Social Media Asked To Do The Queen Of England's Bidding

While many a world leader has embraced social media over the course of the last few years, the Windsors at Buckingham Palace seemed to be the last hold-outs. With Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev and even dictators like Hugo Chavez having joined the social networking rank and file, Queen Elizabeth and her clan appeared to still be living in the 20th Century devoid of a tweet or an avatar. Apparently someone tipped off the monarchy ...

Social Media Is Not About Sweating The Small Stuff, Mr. Zuckerberg!

In a social media and public relations coup, the stars may be finally aligning for Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. Demeaned, dogged, demonized and demoralized by his user-base, the press, the federal government and even a biopic movie about to hit the Silver Screen, Mr. Z has been an easy target for one and all. In an upcoming interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, he has a chance to redeem himself.

Eat Your Snacks At A Snail's Pace With The Popcorn Grabber

Mmmm...popcorn.  It’s not so bad on its own.  In fact, as snacks go, it is pretty healthy to eat plain, air-popped popcorn.  Really though, who does that?  The Popcorn Grabber, or Potechi no Te, is made to only grab a kernel at a time.

'Old Spice Man' & Magnetic Marketing Make Users Part Of The Social Media Story

Similar to our recent involvement with the Barefoot Bandit, Social Media differing from traditional media allows users to become an integral part of the story. While a man's aftershave lotion isn't exactly breaking news, how Old Spice's ad agency is engaging its customers via social networks is.

LeBron James: Future Champion Or Major Choker?

Well, it's finally over. The most hyped up, debated, discussed, analyzed and otherwise overplayed free agency in history is all done. And it may just be one of the biggest disappointments in sports since...well since LeBron's last embarrassing choke.

"Anything for you..." The Sun in Advertising

Marketing firms gaze up at the Sun and get ideas.  Some are cute.  Some are scary.  Either way, that giant ball of flame has become a unique image in advertising.  Come on in for a look.  But don't forget your sunscreen.

A Look into a Direct Retail TV Company - Lenfest Media Group

We've all seen them. At first, we used to see them only late at night and for anyone who hasn't slept well, you know what I mean. Now we see them through out the day and on almost every channel. I'm talking about direct response television ("DRTV"). One form of DRTV that is commonly known is called the infomercial. Ring a bell for you? One interesting company involved in the DRTV space is Lenfest Media Group.

Not To Compete With Sinatra, Michael Jackson's 'Blue Eye' Portrait Unveiled (Video)

On the eve of the one year anniversary of his death, 11 never-before-published portraits of the late singer  will go up for auction in December by Auctioneers Pierre Berge & Associates. The rare 1999 photograph entitled 'Michael Jackson's Blue Eye,' was a portrait taken but dismissed for the King of Pop's studio album Invincible released in 2001.

Betting On The MTV Twitter Jockey Who Will Make It To The Finish Line (POLL)

Will it be Tomicha Cassel from Cleveland, Ohio or Rolfe Norman from Athens, Georgia? Who will be the social media voice for MTV? The network is currently in the process of answering that question with an ongoing series of challenges that will continue for the next couple months - up to a live finale on August 8.