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McDonalds McTweets Born Too Late?

McDonalds has finally set up shop in the Twitterverse. But is it too late? McDonalds' movies, videos, blogs, social networks and Web sites have been cropping up all over the social media landscape for the last five years. And unfortunately they are not singing the praises of the hamburger joint giant.

Evacuate Your Pets Quickly With The Pre-Packed Pet Emergency Evacuation Jacket

As usual, the jacket's Japanese designers leave nothing out when it comes to pet care, and nothing when it comes to the efficiency of the Emergency Jacket. And, no pun intended, this utilitarian jacket even has quite the fashionable flare!

Decorated Contact Lens Cases Offer a New Vision of Cuteness

Having covered every square inch of their cell phones with faux gems, roses, tiny cakes and Hello Kitty faces, Japan's legions of cute-obsessed girls are moving on to other daily use objects like contact lens cases.

Beautify Your Interiors With Deadly Bacteria: Bev Hisey's 8 Dirty Dishes

Bev Hisey, Toronto textile artist, has created quite an interesting group of carpets for home interiors... Dirty Dishes. Not your left over chicken bones, broccoli spears, or potato skins; no, we don't want to see that... Hisey's Dirty Dishes are hand-knotted, all-wool representations of magnified deadly bacteria and viruses on petri dishes. Did you ever think you'd see an e coli rug?

Jewnail Cosmetics Look Good, Sound Nasty

Jewnail, a range of women's nail care and cosmetic products from Jill&Lovers of Japan, may have an unfortunate name but it's really about fashion, not fascism.

One Billion Hours Of Sex In Second Life?

In slightly over six years, the members of Second Life have lived out over one billion hours in a virtual world. To give you a sense of the popularity of SL, one billion hours equates to slightly over 115,000 years. With that much time on our hands, you can imagine what kind of trouble we can get ourselves into!

Funny Fashion: Hilarious Moustache Bandana

Moustaches are suddenly a thing of fashion. We've seen varieties of jewellery galore (also designed to be held up to the face when an impromptu disguise is needed), some of which is discreet and some of which insights hysterics.  Now there's a new fashion for those who want to jump on the moustache trend in an even more in your face way.

Pepsi Azuki, Japan's Weird Seasonal Soda for Has Beans

Pepsi Japan has done it again - the seasonal, weird, limited-time flavor of Pepsi Azuki soda exudes  the rich maroon hue and subtle sweet taste of prepared red Azuki beans.

Google Wave Wants You!

It's a little bit county! It's a little bit rock 'n roll! It's one over-sized network mash-up! Google Wave is part Outlook, IM, calendar, Twitter, wiki, spreadsheets/docs/presentation, picture sharing, social media, forums, maps and just about everything else on the web, but the kitchen sink! It's what some have called "email on steroids."

Fashion Hit Or Miss? 80’s Revival Fashion Interpreted In Shoulder Pad Tees

The Sam's Town Hotel and Casino Sportsbook is located on the Boulder Strip; the operation itself is on the smaller side compared to some of the massive resorts that can be found in the Las Vegas area. The complex has a unique feel, particularly following the 2007 remodel that incorporated a glass atrium into the building with a glass roof which also lends an element of modernity to the overall effect.

Kutano,Twitter's Super-Charged Search Engine Is Enhanced By Google Sidewiki

Twitter's cool search engine gets an added boost of fire power from Google Sidewiki. On September 29, 2009 both apps joined forces to improve the effectiveness of Kutano's search capability.

Blood Energy Potion, Authentic Looking Synthetic Blood Drink in a Transfusion Bag

Thirsty at twilight - or after reading or watching Twilight? Slake your blood-lust by grabbing a transfusion bag of Blood Energy Potion, the best bloody drink around!

Consumer-Generated Ads vs Mad Men

Web 2.0 has not only ushered in social media, it fostered a movement of consumer-generated content and crowdsourcing. We can believe and trust in things we read and view if its endorsed by one of our friends, business associates or social networks chums. Traditional advertising? ... not so much! Consumer-generated content as a sea-change has gained so much traction that even advertising in a lot of respects is now controlled by the public.

Advertising In Your Face: Product Placement Slaps Consumers Around With Brand Recognition

You may not feel it, but while you're watching your favorite movie or TV show, advertisers are slapping you in the face with product imagery to keep you - as a consumer - aware of what's out there.  Want a few examples?

Top Ten Massive Multiplayer Online Games on Facebook

So why are they called "Massive Multiplayer Online" Games, or MMOs for short? Because the popularity of social media gaming has gone through roof and the numbers of players now engaged have skyrocketed into the millions. While many MMOs can be played on stand-alone systems like Play Station, Nintendo and Xbox game players, the latest trend is registering for the online versions of these games on the world's largest social network...Facebook!