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"New Kids On The Block" Experiment With New Form of Payola!

Remember the days, when record companies use to slip a radio station a few extra hundred bucks to promote their favorite artist's latest record? The term, "payola" derived from that practice. Today, those pay-offs are being replaced by a new 21st century social media updated version.

Twitter, Google SideWiki & Wikileaks Can't Be Gagged!

It's becoming more and more difficult for traditional gatekeepers like the government to control the flow of information to the people. In years past when the authorities issued a "gag order" against the media, they could easily enforce it. Not the case in today's social media world!

Top Ten Social Shopping Networks (Just In Time) For The Holidays!

Holiday Shopping habits are going through a transition states OneUpWeb.com. The recession has changed consumer habits and according to their report on shopping trends, "social" search engines will be used more than traditional search for data regarding holiday purchases. And beyond Twitter Search, the social networking niche gaining the most traction in this area is social shopping network sites.

German Farmers Turn To Vending For Sales Of Local Produce

These days all types of businesses are taking advantage of the convenience of vending machines to market their products or set up their own virtually self-sustaining franchise. The latest industry to get in on this trend is farming.


Mixi & Poupeegirl vs Twitter Strategy in Japan

Can Twitter become a game-changer in Japan, where it just recently launched a new mobile platform? Or will cultural differences and native social networks like Mixi and Poupeegirl thwart its efforts?

Budget-Friendly Gourmet Fare: Economy Breeds Fine Dining That Meets Fast Food

Even in a down economy, people still have refined tastes. The bad news is, their wallet might not be in agreement with their taste buds - so to address this issue, there's a new trend in fine dining.


Top Ten Social Media Halloween Costumes

As much as social media occupies our everyday lives, I was surprised at how few social media costume actually were being packaged for sale. Perhaps retail manufacturers are in such an economic slump, they are focusing more on unloading existing inventory versus created new merchandise. However on the "home-made-create-your own" front, there are dozens of folks who have spent their time and creativity to craft some very unique social media costumes for this Halloween.

Dominos Delivers To Uncharted Territories: Extending Services To Beaches And Parks

The food delivery industry is a tough one; although we've seen some unique businesses that do offer food delivery services to more uncharted territories, most deny the convenience of food on demand to those without a fixed address to provide. One well-known delivery service is changing all that in hopes to transform the food service industry.


Falcon's Faux-Flight Of Fancy, the Reality Show?

It started with a helium aircraft  hovering over Fort Collins, Colorado and the belief that a  6-year-old boy climbed in and floated away Thursday, October 15, forcing officials to come up with a rescue plan to save him. Update at 3:35 p.m. ET:The balloon slowly spun to a crash-landing, surrounded by rescuers. Mystery widens, no one was inside balloon? It was at this time we learned that the father was a stormchaser, thus the balloon, and the family was involved in ABC's "Wife Swap," thus the reason for part of the craziness that unfolded. But the story didn't end there. The rest is only something that could make up a real-time Reality Show! Was it Truth or Hot Air? Or Balloonacy?

Will Twilight's Twitter Account Reach 1 Million Followers & Shift Age Demographics?

On October 12th, with just a few hours of tweeting under the new Twilight Twitter account's belt, it had already tallied 22,000 followers. Three days later and as of the time of this posting, it has more than tripled its fan base to reach 78,000. Can it reach a million and will it shift the age demographic on Twitter? Take our POLLS and find out.