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Are Twitter & TechCrunch Members Of Fight Club?

One of the rules of Fight Club is "If this is your first night at Fight Club, you HAVE to fight." Analogous to a schoolyard brawl, where stolen lunch money is cause for retaliation, these two industry chums have come to blows over hacked documents.

Chinese Netizen Arrested, Sends SOS on Twitter

Many of you are likely familiar with the case of the American student from Berkley back in April of 2008 who when he was taken into custody by Egyptian police managed to send out a short tweet via SMS saying "Arrested." Subsequently his embassy and the press were notified and he was eventually released (see CNN story) thanks to his twitter distress call.

Yesterday in China there was a very similar situation, where blogger Peter Guo, who goes by the twitter handles amoiist, sent out the following plea for help:

Comfort Food At Its Finest: Restaurant That’s All About Mac ‘N Cheese!

After I recently wrote an article about a restaurant that deals exclusively in PB&J based meals, a reader suggested S'MAC, another restaurant that features a food that will take you back to your childhood and to the days of your mom's hearty home cooking. I really hope you like cheese; but who doesn't?


Embodi: Juice Brand Promises The Same Health Benefits Of Wine

Recently I've been talking a lot about wine and wine related products, I'm not sure what that says other than the fact that perhaps it's been a while since my corkscrew has made in appearance. However, since not everyone likes to drink, let's focus on a company that gives the same benefits of wine, but without the alcohol.

Facebook,The Movie Starring Pete Cashmore, Gary Vaynerchuk or Guy Kawasaki?

Since Hollywood has given a thumbs up to 'Facebook, the Movie,' shouldn't the movie moguls be considering some fresh new faces to star in this biopic, with the working title "Social Network". Perhaps social media rockstars like Pete Cashmore, Gary Vaynerchuk or Guy Kawasaki could be cast in the starring role of Mark Zuckerberg? Instead of method movie-actors, why not use the illustrious members of the digerati that work in the social networking trenches, on a day to day to basis?

Obvious And Industrious Business Idea: Hungry Pod Loads Your iPod

Sometimes business concepts couldn't be any simpler. It's all about coming up with a time consuming activity that people need to do, but would rather not, and then doing it for them at a price. Since iPods are all the rage lately, this year's most obvious and industrious business relates to this trendy gadget.

Tweeting 'The French Revolution" via la Network de Sociale

On le 14 Juillet in year 2009, the people of Paris stormed Twitter accounts everywhere with tweets of "Happy Bastille Day" in hopes of leading down a path that would eventually welcome all Frenchman into the elite circle of the Twitterati.

Volute Wine: Wine To Go In Portable Bottles

Recently I introduced you to wine served in test tube bottles for single servings of wine. Now, let me introduce you to one of their competitors, that also offers single servings of wine, but this time in a more portable format.

Luna: Organic Meal Plan For Pregnant and Nursing Women

Despite the cravings that can accompany pregnancy, it can be challenging for women who are expecting or nursing to focus on maintaining a balanced diet that is crucial for the health of a baby. It can take a lot of effort to research the foods that are beneficial and those to avoid, and who wants to do that when exhausted from pregnancy or caring for a brand new baby. A new brand of food just for pregnant women, takes the thought out of nutrition in pregnancy.

Top Ten Hotel Brands A Tweet Above The Rest

Hotels are utilizing the social media channel of Twitter to reinforce their brand image and to communicate directly with their guests. Apart from having a face to face contact with one's customer, no other medium has allowed hotel companies a better one-on-one conduit. While each hotel chain interacts differently with their following, here are the TOP TEN I think are doing the best job in providing customer service, building brand loyalty and engaging their followers with suite tweets.