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Have A Gay Old Time - Liberating Homosexuality In The Middle East

A new website gives homosexuals in the Middle East a much needed forum to address their issues.

Earthquake Early Warning App for iPhone Will Rock Your World

Is that your iPhone vibrating or is it just another earthquake? Find out one way or another with Yurekuru Call for iPhone, a push notification app that just might save your life.

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.

This News Is Good News - Fellowships For Innovators In Journalism

The Knight Foundation and Mozilla Foundation are offering paid fellowships to journalism's future innovators.

YouTube's Sending Infringers Straight To Copyright School

YouTube already has some pretty strict rules and conditions stated right up front which you have to agree to before you can upload any content. Despite such guidelines, a lot of people still put up videos with copyrights that are owned by entertainment companies or smaller, private entities.

Too "Bizzy" To Check It Out Yourself? Thank Goodness For Bizzy!

Life gets too busy sometimes. We lead very hectic and "bizzy" schedules (I couldn't resist this pun, even though I've already used it in the title), that's why it's probably a good idea to get Bizzy so we don't stay out of the loop of good places that are worth a visit.

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.

Get A High Score In This Game And Land In The Guinness Book of Records

If you weren't born with a record under your belt (world's smallest baby) or if you just can't seem to bring yourself to do some really grotesque or unhygienic stuff to get a record (like growing your finger nails and toenails for decades), then this could be your chance to get your name printed in the book: play the Guinness World Records video game and get a high score.