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Social Media Currency- Facebook Credits Go Retail With 7-11 Slurpies

It was just a matter of time for Facebook to step up its game to promote Facebook Credits to mainstream America in the real world. And what better way to do it than to have them available at nearly all of the 6,000 7-11 stores in the continental US?

TicketFree: A Subscription Business That Insures You Against Traffic Tickets

If you're someone who finds themselves with a lot of minor traffic tickets, then there's a business that you might want to take advantage of. It's a Canadian Company that takes a simple and common concept and applies it to a slightly new niche for those who just can't stay away from those fines!

Foursquare's Mile High Check-Ins À La Gogo WiFi

As if there weren't enough bragging rights for checking into restaurants and bars on terra firm, ubiquitous Foursquare has found a way to check you in when you're hovering 30,000 feet above the planet. Starting today, airline passengers who check-in to Foursquare via Gogo's inflight Internet service will earn a "Mile High Badge."

OMO Detergent Is A Cross Between Internet Of Things & Foursquare Gone Wild

Unilever is experimenting with a promotion for their Omo Detergent product in Brazil. The brand is adding a GPS device as an additional ingredient to its two-pound detergent box which will trigger its promotion agency Bullet to track shoppers down from the supermarket to their front door.

Social Media Gaming Ushers In Age Of Micropayments, Facebook Credits & Google.Me

As Zynga continues to dominant the online social media gaming space, other players like Google.me and Disney are looking to get a piece of the action. Facebook Credits is the dominant monetization avenue for the social network that's proven users are willing to pay for virtual items one small purchase at a time.

Social Media Might Be Introducing 140 Characters To 140 Other Planets?

Five years ago when 140 characters shook this planet with the introduction a new social interaction platform that allowed man to communicate with folks the world over - little did we know there were 140 similar worlds in the Milky Way that might also be tweeting inter-galactically.

Social Media To Allow Ask.com Users To Ask More Soul-Searching Questions

Asking a search engine a question doesn't always surface exactly what a online searcher is looking for. Just ask Ask.com. They have been trying to answer that question for almost 15 years. Overshadowed by today's search giant Google, even the mightiest in land has not been able to devise an algorithm that actually answers a question with the most accurate search results.

Quirky Community Develops The Ultimate Dog Leash: Kōsoku

Quirky, the first successful online 'social product development' company has just released its 60th product in six months.  The product, which Quirky named the Kōsoku, "a dog leash so fly it gets a fancy schmancy Japanese name," is pretty cool, and it does seem to fit its billing of 'A new leash on life.'

Social Media Goes GTL With Jersey Shore Facebook Game & iPhone App

Love them or hate them, MTV is utilizing social media to promote the second season of its reality hit TV show, Jersey Shore. This week, the network is hyping the much anticipated return of the guidos and guidettes with a Facebook game and an iPhone app.

Social Media Won't Help Chase Feelings Of Loneliness

Studies conducted by University of Arizona (UA) suggest that it doesn't matter how many 'friends' you have on Facebook or Twitter... If you are lonely, they aren't going to make you feel less so.