'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.

Social Networkers Panic In UK, While Zuckerberg Panics In US

While Mark Zuckerberg is panicking in the US over privacy issues and a new movie portraying him as a social networking version of Ivan the Terrible, Facebook users across the pond have cause for another type of panic. This week it was announced that Facebook in the UK will allow a "panic button" application on its site to ward off cyberbullying and sexual predators.

Blackberry Tablet Is "Flashing" Its Way Into The iPad Marketplace

The writing is on the wall... er, tablet. Secret is out. Blackberry is use to going mano a mano with its number competitor Apple. RIM, Blackberry's manufacturer has been competing with the iPhone for several years now, but breaking out and developing a whole new product line is quite aggressive for the company. Nonetheless, entering stage left is the new Blackberry Tablet. Start queuing up!

Aided By Social Media Accomplices, The Barefoot Bandit Bamboozles Authorities [UPDATE]

With accounts on Twitter, a tribute song on YouTube and racking up 50,000 fans generated by three Facebook accounts, 19 year-old Colton Harris-Moore has been on the run since escaping from his fourth juvenile detention center in the Spring of 2008.  Everybody loves a bad boy and social networks are rooting for this modern-day 'rebel without a cause' as he flees from one cat-burglary to the next.

Social Media & Flash Mobs For National Dance Day!

For one day, Americans can forgot about who's dancing around political issues and join in a bi-partisan dance-off organized through social media channels. Mark your calendars for July 31 when the first National Dance Day takes off nationwide, and learn how to 'Flash Mob Dance' whether you think you can dance or not.

YouTube Raises Hope & Not So Savvy Parents

It's a fact - our Millennial children are having little Millennials of their own. And perhaps not having paid a lot attention to their own role models - they're struggling with the new job responsibilities. Marketers and TV execs are using YouTube and humor to portray the angst and struggle of the latest generation to adjust to their new roles as first-time parents.

Gowalla & NJ Nets Score Major Upset Against Foursquare & NY Knicks?

How can a town dominated by Foursquare and the the New York Knicks get a major upset by Gowalla and the New Jersey Nets on real-estate that faces the home of the Knicks - Madison Square Garden?

A Social Media Crowd-Sourced Film Documents 'Life In A Day' As Time Capsule

July 24th could be one day in your life like no other. If you were to capture something compelling about yourself on film, movie producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin MacDonald might edit you right into their experimental documentary titled, 'Life In A Day.' 

Flattr, Social Media That Comes With A Pricetag

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, how come a new startup that goes by the name "Flattr" seems to have a business model like no other. While it's somewhat reminiscent of Digg's and Facebook's 'digg' and 'like' icons - this ecosystem is all about making real money every time someone clicks on a 'Flattr' button.

Have iPad, Will Travel, Airlines & Apps Take To The Friendly Skies

In a post titled, "Which Airline Will Be The First To Offer Passengers Inflight iPads," I polled my readers two months ago as to which airline they thought would be the first to embrace the iPad as part of their inflight entertainment system. Just this month, the Australian budget airline Jetstar Airways was named the first.

Fueled By Social Media,'Groupawn Man' Lives Off The Kindness Of Strangers

There is a man who's traveling across this great land of ours, supplied with a fistful of coupons but nary a penny to his name. His task is to travel to 15 US cites over the course of one year leveraging social media as his sole means of support and sustenance. Is 'Groupawn Man' today's real-life action hero - and will you help him reach his ultimate goal of a $100K Grand Prize?

Freedom To Tweet Is Our Social Media Inalienable Right

In celebration of this year's July 4th, 1ForAll, a new national advertising campaign has been launched to remind us not only of our basic freedoms but also some of our new ones - such as - freedom to rock 'n roll, to Facebook, to YouTube and yes, even freedom to tweet.

Nine Inch Nails Pounds Out Score For 'The Social Network' Movie

While Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, often described as an "American industrial rock project" was thinking of stepping out of the limelight in 2009, he's been in hot demand for various projects - the most noteworthy of which is to score David Fincher's much-acclaimed new movie about our favorite social network.

Lights, Camera, Action: iPhone 4 Video, Ready For Its Close-Up

It use to be film-makers needed expensive and cumbersome digital cameras to produce high quality music videos, movie shorts and commercials. Of recent date, light-weight and reasonably-priced hand-helds like the Flip have become a more suitable replacement. But today, instead of using one-trick ponies, the iPhone 4 is earning just as much of a reputation as a video camera as it  has acting like, well… a phone.

Kindle DX vs The Lord Voldemort of Tablet Devices

While Kindle is trying to up their game, Amazon announced their new Kindle DX is now going 'into the black' (sort of speak). Coming off striking a retail deal with Target stores, a major price cut, thinner screens, a roll-out of picture/video software for Apple devices, a new Android app and new social media features, Kindle DX is now available in black, not be confused with the Device-That-Must-Not-Be-Named.