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Top Ten Location-Based Mobile Social Networks

Location-based mobile social networking is growing by leaps and bounds. As smartphones proliferate around the world, more and more people are connecting to their mobiles versus their stationary computers to share experiences with others.

Neuticles: Helping Dogs Maintain The ‘Manly’ Look After Neutering

Have you ever neutered your male dog only to think, I wonder how that blatant physical change is affecting him psychologically? No? Me either, at least not for more than a second. But it seems, that there is someone out there who has put some serious thought into the psychological and physical affects that neutering can have upon a male dog, and they've come up with a very specific kind of prosthetic.


Coca-Cola Introduces Freestyle Vending With Customizable Soda Drinks

Coca-Cola is a company that has been and will forever be a leader in the beverage vending industry, and they are about to introduce even more cutting-edge technology to their company that will offer more drink diversity than ever!

MyTrybe Targets Behavioral Like-Mindedness In New Social Network

Trybe \trahyb\ n. a network of like-minded people Can another social network find the critical mass to grab any one's attention in the already over-saturated social media terrain? Between your followers on Twitter, your friends on Facebook, your professional contacts on LinkedIn, isn't your social dance card already booked up? How does a new entry gain the gravitas it needs to grow a sizable fan base for yet another social network? One with a catchy name like 'MyTrybe' thinks there is enough room to throw its hat in the ring!

Tongue-in-Cheek Shirt Attacks Social Media

With social media becoming increasingly more popular with people of all generations joining sites like Facebook, Twitter and Myspace; it was only a matter of time until tongue-in-cheek fashion producers began to make clothing that attacks social media.

Sunnygram: Email/Snail Mail Hybrid Business Bridges Generational Gaps With A Unique Twist

Communication today for most is confined to email, text messaging, blogging and social media networks like Facebook or Twitter. If it wasn't for these methods, there are many people that we'd lose touch with undoubtedly because picking up the phone, or writing a snail mail letter just isn't convenient anymore. But, there is still a generational gap for many methods of communication when it comes to older adults who aren't online, or choose not to use email; so to address this market there's a company called Sunnygram that allows everyone to communicate with their preferred method.

Twitter 101 Just Released

As popular as Twitter is there are still a lot of folks that haven't joined ranks or have registered but dropped off due to lack of interest or understanding. While the benefits of the microblogging platform are varied, it takes users and brands time to feel adept at getting the most out of the system. Now Twitter is addressing that need by launching "Twitter 101" which will get newbies started, while allowing brands a leg-up on as to how to be successful on this social network

Red Bull Has Competition From Anti-Energy Drink Company Slow Cow!

Energy drinks might be all the rage, but not everyone wants an instant pick me up; or rather, there are just some people that shouldn't have one. With this in mind, a new company has created the anti-energy drink to help tone down the hyperactive.


Game Crafter: Niche Business Helps People Create and Sell Their Board Games

I don't know about you, but I've always thought that it would be pretty cool to create my own board game - what would be better than developing the next Mouse Trap or Monopoly? Drafting out a board game on construction paper, with playdough figurines or random household objects as pieces are one thing, but a new company is now making it possible to not only create a legitimate board game, but to sell it for profit too.

Does Social Media Produce Groupthink?

Once an innovation on the Web catches hold in the market, there's often a "lock-in mechanism" that freezes out radical changes to that innovation. In the 1970s, Irving L. Janis's book "Victims of Groupthink" described it as  "a deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing and moral judgment that results from in-group pressures." In the Age of Social Media, where social networks like Twitter and Facebook have consumed our lives, has Digital Man evolved into the the current version of "Groupthink" or the herd mentality?