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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.

Twitter's Official Retweet Button To Replace Tweetmeme Button?

It's still very "buttoned" up (pun intended), but its been announced that Twitter is taking control of the retweeting functionality for its microblogging platform. Ever since Twitter has moved into a monetization mode, its either acquired or competed head-on with apps designed by third-party developers.

Streetbank: Won't You Be My Neighbour?

Do you know where your neighbours? Many of us move in, keep to ourselves and never get to know each other until we cross paths by coincidence. In movies and TV, friendly neighbourhood people may drop by with cookies or casserole when someone new moves to the street, but that just doesn't happen enough in real life these days. One business has decided to put a stop to that by helping people connect.

Social Media Casting Call For Facebook Graphic Novel

"Win a Free Walk-On Part In A Graphic Novel" is a social media first for a graphic novel.  With the soon-to-be-published graphic novel, "Facebucks & Dumb F*cks," the authors are conducting an open casting call for anyone that knows how to tweet, update their Facebook status or produce a YouTube video - to be considered for a walk-on part.

Social Media Dilemma - Brainsourcing vs Crowdsourcing

Is the power of the unconscious more powerful than the power of the people? Is brainsourcing a better barometer in determining preferences than the wisdom of crowds, and if so, is there a new paradigm shift on the social media horizon?

Soup Cycle: Fresh Soup From Local Produce Delivered To Your Door!

Delivery businesses are all the rage these days. I'm not sure what that says about how lazy we've become as a society, but businesses of conveniences are just thrivingm, so good for them for taking advantage of this growing trend! The latest offers one particular product and uses a somewhat unique transportation method to get it to your door.

Tweets Powered By Our Waste Should Be Trending

In what seems like our never ending pursuit of crude oil, we have fought wars, cozied up with countries like Saudi Arabia and have engaged in endless debates as to why we search for fuel alternatives. While cars powered by electricity are highly inefficient, and hybrids are costly, perhaps the overlooked solution is in plain sight, namely, our bathrooms.

Social Media Favors Slide vs Google Wave, Entertainment vs Enterprise

Much has been written about Google waving good-bye to its ballyhooed enterprise system Google Wave as well as its recent acquisition of Slide, an online leader in social entertainment. The fact that both events occurred during this same week indicates preferences may be shifting on the Social Web from business applications to those that fill our desire for more leisurely pursuits.

Social Media Vintage Ads For Twitter, Facebook, Skype & YouTube A La Don Draper

The Brazilian Ad Agency Moma Propaganda has created an ingenious ad series based on how social media ads might have looked if social networking was firmly implanted in the public zeitgeist of the 1960s. Sounds like a screenplay for an episode of "Twilight Zone" or a sequel for "Back to the Future"...

Social Media Adds Video Chat & Sean Parker To The Mix?

For anyone that doesn't know the history of the origins of Facebook, this story might have slipped under your radar. But in social media circles, it has some significance. Sean Parker, Facebook's founding president who will be portrayed by Justin Timberlake in the upcoming flick, "The Social Network," has indicated interest in assisting the 17 year-old wundkerkind and founder of Chatroulette, Andrey Ternovskiy.