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Bloggers & Twitterers Beware - Shield Laws Might Not Have You Covered!

The much debated iPhonegate pertaining to the alleged stolen iPhone 4G continues to perplex Apple, the authorities and the legal system. The Shield Law and even First Amendment rights can be challenged all the way up to the Supreme Court, as a result of this case. But perhaps the one group that may end up coming up short on this debate are those getting the least attention - the Bloggers and Twitterers!

Food2Dorm: Convenient Delivery Of Fresh Food To College Dorms

It's the season where prospective college students are anxiously awaiting their acceptances letters from the colleges they applied to (if they haven't heard back already) to find out where they'll be living in the fall. A lot of planning can go into dorm living, especially when students will be living away from home for the first time, and food can be an issue which is why one business decided to tap into the niche.

Graphic.ly Speaking, Here Comes iPads & Social Networking For Comic Books

Since the introduction of the comic-book format in 1934, followed by graphic novels and Manga, the market for writers, illustrators and fans have grown exponentially within the last decade. While the printed format may at some point follow in the footsteps of the dying legacy newspapers, there are digital solutions emerging. Graphic.ly is an option in the social media space, while iPads, on the device end may actually take the place of the printed comic book and graphic novel, in the near future.

Greenaid Seed Vending Machines For Guerrilla Greenery!

 Around here, we really love vending machines and who wouldn't when they're pretty much about the simplest business concept in the world and all sorts of weird stuff can be found in them? Anyways, the most recent is innovative and sure to be trendy since it jumps on the eco-friendly train!

OfferMeATrip: Travel Agencies Fight To Get Travelers Their Dream Vacations

Everyone wants to get their dream vacation, but finding everything they want for a price they like can be easier said than done. Not anymore with OfferMeATrip, a company sets up a bidding war amongst travel agencies to help get travellers what they want, and what better than competition to encourage it?


OfferMeATrip: Travel Agencies Fight To Get Travellers Their Dream Vacations

Everyone wants to get their dream vacation, but finding everything they want for a price they like can be easier said than done. Not anymore with OfferMeATrip, a company sets up a bidding war amongst travel agencies to help get travellers what they want, and what better than competition to encourage it?

Hugo Chavez & The Devil Will Fight On Social Networks

The Twittersphere is known for a lot of things  - but using it as a battlefield seems like an oxymoron. Yet, that seems like the case, now that the likes of the socialist President of Venezuela has joined its ranks. Long known for fighting opponents aggressively in the real world, Hugo Chavez is now seeking weapons of virtual destruction.

Boobquake, An 'Immodest Social Media Proposal' In The Jonathan Swift Satirical Tradition

In 1789, Jonathan Swift wrote "A Modest Proposal." The purpose of his essay was  to suggest that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic burden of the day by selling their children as food to the rich gentry. His satire mocked the British authorities' attempts at population control with illogical cure-all solutions. In 2010, Jen McCreight (aka Blag Hag) from Purdue University devised "An Immodest Proposal" to counter an equally absurd claim ...

Study Reveals Serious Internet Addiction Among College Students

.... After a 24 hour withdrawal from all media, the students described that period using literal terms of addiction, the same terms associated with drug and alcohol addition - withdrawal, frantically craving, very anxious, antsy, miserable, jittery, crazy...  Others said they were lonely, sad, alone, secluded, isolated...

Augmented Reality Flashmobs Bring Hallucinations To Life In Amsterdam

Do you need LSD or just a delusional state of mind? It appears that neither is the case, since all you were required to bring to an Augmented Reality event in Amsterdam was a smartphone.  As a first-time 'flashmob' of this type, AR gatherings like this could become a tourism trend for other international destinations to emulate.