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Local Mugshots: Publications That Bring The Skeletons Out Of The Closet Of Local Communities

We all love seeing those websites online that post mugshots of celebrities. It's great to laugh and poke fun at those who have done things dumber than the rest of us and gotten caught. It's a shame that this just isn't an option for those in our communities, isn't it? Oh wait, because guess what; now it is!!

Geo Spam Heads Into Location-Based Territory

Well, it was bound to happen. As popular as location-based services are becoming, it didn't take long for the Spamalot Brigade to step in for a little menace and mayhem. As if privacy wasn't a big enough issue with LBSs, now we have to worry about hackers and other insidious tactics to infiltrate geo-tagged ads and profiles on our mobile devices.

Cost Per Check-in: Has Foursquare Initiated A New Ad Model?

We know about ad deals based on impressions and  we are familiar with banner ads and pop-ups. Google Adsense opened us up to cost per click-throughs. But as social networking moves from the desktop to mobile devices are we ready to engage in a brand new business model Cost Per Check-in? And will local establishments and brands be willing to pay for it?

Twitter's First Resignation By Tweet - Jonathan Schwartz Exits Sun

The first tweet from outer space was recorded on January 22. The first doctor to tweet during surgery happened at the Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. A landmark tweet against impostors was issued in a tweet by the British High Court in October, 2009. And as another first for the microblogging platform, Jonathan Schwartz, the chief executive of Sun Microsystems became the first Fortune 200 boss to tweet his resignation.

Lego Lovers Will Definitely Click With Their New Website

In an effort to find out more about what makes Lego lovers get that moment where your ideas just "click" together, Lego has introduced a new website to bring clicky thinkers together.

Census 2010 - Ten Reasons That Count Including Social Networking

The national Census is like a celestial comet - or a hibernating cicada - it can only be seen one time every 10 years. With a roll-out starting in February, 2010,  this year's survey differs from years past - check out what's new - note the misconceptions - but most important it's imperative that each and every one of us be counted.

ChildsPlay Marketing: Business Promotion Ideas Made Simple

Coming up with new and inventive ways to market your business can be a challenge. While social networking and viral marketing online seems to be one of the most effective trends used today, particularly those in competitive industries need to get creative. Sometimes getting creative can cost an arm and a leg, one company keeps things simple.


HTML5 Being Developed To Replace The Need For Proprietary Flash Plugins

There's a new protocol for websites that aims to take out the need for proprietary plugins such as Adobe Flash Player.  Introducing, HTML5.

Want To Delete Your Social Networking Accounts Once And For All? Try DeleteYourAccount.com

If you want to leave a site once and for all, and leave no trace of yourself to be discovered, you'll want to check out DeleteYourAccount.com.

Top Ten Social Media Cartoonists

As an online editorial cartoonist, I pay homage here to some of the finest new and established cartoonists that are focusing their editorial commentary on social media. Like myself, many of these cartoonists have found the Web 2.0 world is just as exciting and newsworthy as political commentary. And then again...sometimes worlds collide!