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FIGS: Buy A Tie, Send A School Uniform To Africa

In many parts of Africa and other developing countries around the world, it's essential for kids to have sharp, clean and complete uniforms to attend schools. For families that can barely afford to put food on the table, purchasing uniforms for one or more children is easier said than done, which is why there's a new buy-one, get-one for charity business that's in operation.

From Earth Shoes To Carbon Footprints, Earth Day Accesses Social Media

The Earth Day Network and Proctor & Gamble are collaborating on social networks to motivate the digerati to lessen their environmental impact on the planet. With the launch of the Billion Acts of Green™ Facebook and iPhone applications, friends, family and followers are being asked to issue pledges of at least one  "act of green" and share it with their Facebook network.

Wearable Social Networks or How To Dress For Access

'Facebook Fashion' of sorts has been introduced by Electrifoxy.com, a company that has actually hot-wired garments to 'poke' a friend, 'accept' a friend's request and receive notification alerts all from the comfort of the clothes on your back. In the development genre of 'gesture' technology, Seattle designer Jennifer Darmour gives a whole new meaning to 'good vibrations.'

Make Your Own Twitter Show With UTweet

UTweet takes your Twitter stream and makes it into a hip little "Twitter show" that you can enjoy and share with your friends.

Urilift: Business Creates A Futuristic Solution To Porta-Potty Dilemmas

Porta-potties are those things that everyone has a love/hate relationship with. You sure love them when you're in the middle of nothing and really need to seek a little bit of relief, but you hate the way they look, smell and those lines that can surround them. One company is trying to address the porta-potty hatred with a unique, futuristic design.


Jelly Vision: A Business Built From The Mould Of Wiggly, Jiggly Fun!

Who doesn't love Jello? It's jiggly, it's delicious, and it's pretty much free of fat and calories - it doesn't get much better than that. So why then is it that that good ol' J-E-L-L-O just doesn't get the recognition it deserves? Perhaps because there's yet to be a business that specializes in providing it exclusively...until now.

Jelly Vision: A Business Built From The Mould Of Wiggly, Jiggly Fun!

Who doesn't love Jello? It's jiggly, it's delicious, and it's pretty much free of fat and calories - it doesn't get much better than that. So why then is it that that good ol' J-E-L-L-O just doesn't get the recognition it deserves? Perhaps because there's yet to be a business that specializes in providing it exclusively...until now.

Chatroulette Brings Random Chat To A New Level

Chatroulette.com enables quick switches between random chats coupled with seamless streaming webcam video to give users the full effect of the random chat experience.

Twitter's 'Lift In Resonance' - New Ad Model For Social Networking

The Twitterverse is abuzz today with the Twitterati cyberventilating over Twitter's decision to dip their advertising toe into the Twitterstream. While users disagree over the merits and shortcomings of such an initiative, Twitter like Google needs to claim a monetization scheme that transforms them from a free service into a profit center.

ProcrasDonate: Donate To Charity For Time Online; A New Excuse To Social Network!

How much time do you spend online each and every day social networking, chatting, reading blogs and news sites? Justify it as you'd like, it might be to market your business, save your sanity, whatever. But total it up and you might be shocked. A new site helps you take the time you spent and turn it into something good.