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Fictionaut Utilizes Social Media For New Self-Publishing Platform

For wordsmiths the world over, a rejection notice is the common denominator shared by the entire literary community whether you are the next Hemingway or a weekend poet. However unwelcoming, those "we regret to inform you" letters have become a right of passage for writers. On the flip side, all an author really wants to see is his or her words in print. To that end Fictionaut, an online social network for fiction writers addresses that need.

Discreet Dining Hits New York With Secret Sushi Restaurant Uo

You would think that a hidden restaurant would appeal to the celebrities, especially in New York City that finds itself plagued with paparazzi outside of celebrity hotspots where the rich and famous continue to go anyways. But while they might not appeal to the obvious crowd, discreet dining allows the average person to feel like a star!

ScamVille? A New Online Game? Who's Up For The Challenge?

Michael Arrington from Techcrunch wrote a very insightful article titled "Scamville: The Social Gaming Ecosystem of Hell," exposing Zynga and its scam-laden lead gen-type offers devised for their ever-popular Facebook games of Farmville and Mafia Wars. I challenge one of the more ethical game developers to actually use Arrington's expose to develop the real thing - an actual Facebook game called "ScamVille!"

Top Ten Best Visualization Tools for Social Media, Blogosphere, Internet & News

Art, maps,imagery and graphs add context and a visual component to numbers, locations, and information. With as much influx of data we contend with on a daily basis, visualization tools allows our brains to take a rest while perceiving content in a different light. In essence, visualization allows us to stop and smell the pixels, in spite of the fact we might learn a few things along the way.

Rent-A- Ruminant: Unusual Livestock Landscaping Company

When you move into a property that has become overgrown with brush, it's a big job to have it all removed so your lawn area is transformed into a beautiful useable green space. Sure, you could hire a typical landscape to get the job done for you, but wouldn't you rather say that you used a more unique sort of service?


Look Out! Wearable Eyeball Robot Ads New Level of Gaming for iPhone

"Hey, Bill?  What's that on your arm?"

"What?"

"That.  The eyeball."

"Oh, that!  It's my new robot interface."

Twitter Lists Inspired By Tweetdeck, Google Wave & Enterprise Microblogs

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, you might want to consider "making your list and checking it twice."Lists are the new order of business in Twitterville. Some say it will take the place of "Follow Fridays." Others think its jumping on the the Google Wave and Enterprise Microblogs' bandwagon.

Dearly Departed Tours: See Hollywood From A Morbid Perspective

 

Celebrity grave purchases are a big business, and one that's even more in the making since many of the biggest celebrities in pop culture today. Following the death of Michael Jackson, I talked about businesses getting involved in the sales of plots near celebrity grave sites  but there are also businesses that cater to those just looking to gawk, rather than make an investment in their eternity.

Halloween Inspired By Our Scary Financial Woes!

This year in addition to influences from the movie industry's horror flicks, the financial decline in the US appears to be just as scary, if not more horrifying than "Paranormal Activity" and "Saw 2,3,4,5,etc." Let's take a look at how our current financial crisis might be affecting "All Hallows Eve" this year!

Deliciously Sinful Subscription: Dulcinea Baked Good Delivery

Some bad habits don't need any encouragement at all, but if your sweet tooth is one habit that does, there's a convenient subscription service available for New Yorkers.