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Spiral Hoop Dance: Teaches The Latest Fitness Craze With An Artsy Twist

Hula hooping has become the latest fitness craze, in part popularized by the Wii Fit fun hula hooping challenge which also doubles as great abdominal activity. But standing in one place swivelling your hips for many minutes on end is far more boring than a run or walk on the treadmill, which is why one hula hoop maker has decided to offer artsy dance classes.

Top Ten Massive Multiplayer Online Games on Facebook

So why are they called "Massive Multiplayer Online" Games, or MMOs for short? Because the popularity of social media gaming has gone through roof and the numbers of players now engaged have skyrocketed into the millions. While many MMOs can be played on stand-alone systems like Play Station, Nintendo and Xbox game players, the latest trend is registering for the online versions of these games on the world's largest social network...Facebook!

Haunted House Restaurant: Oklahoma’s Halloween Dining Experience

Halloween is coming up, and I bet I know what you're planning. If you're into the nightlife scene, you're likely to be dressing up as a scantily clad superhero, pirate, or football cheerleader (if you're a woman that is, and maybe even if you're not); or if you're looking for a low key Halloween night, you're probably waiting to fend off the trick-or-treaters with candy. Well, for a unique experience, here's a better idea by way of a unique business that will satisfy your appetite for fear and dinner!


Will Microsoft's LookingGlass Shed New Light On Social Media?

Mining social media has been an illusive task. A multitude of analytics are available, but no one comprehensive tool to really cut through the clutter. A new product in development by Microsoft Advertising under the code-name "LookingGlass" may be the help brands are looking for. It claims to monitor and analyze social networks up close and personal.

5 Of The World’s Most Strange And Unique Hotels

There are lots of hotels around the world that offer comfortable accommodations for travelers, but some of them are far more memorable than others with unique themes, décor, and unusual locations that really stick out in visitors' minds. Here are some of the 5 most strange and unique hotels from around the world.


Mobil Tee Vending: Convenient Fashion Dispensing Machines

I've said it before, and I'll say it again; vending machines are the ultimate business of convenience. And as long as people keep developing the technology and making them available on the market; we'll never see an end to the type of products that are dispensed. The latest vending machine will conveniently dispense a fashion product that everyone needs.


Facebook Movie Makes Geekdom Sexy!

From a Harvard dorm room to a multibillion dollar enterprise, the origins of the dynamic trio who created the social network goliath Facebook is virtually unknown to the general public. Sex and the social network  apparently go hand and hand. Who would have thunk?

Ed Hardy Clothing Brand Expands Market To The Health Conscious

Sometimes the most industrious businesses don't just stick to what they know - they expand to capture additional markets and ensure that their appeal reaches a greater scope of clientele. The most recent example of creative branding has occurred with the popular fashion brand Ed Hardy. Keep on reading to find out what they've done to re-invent themselves!


Swift.fm Offers Swifter Music Sharing On Twitter

Do you share music via Twitter? Want more flexibility and functionality in how you share your music with your Twitter followers? Swift.fm can turn your MP3s into a custom radio station for your tweeps, and swiftlisting is reciprocal.

Ashton Kutcher, King Of All Social Media!

A battle with CNN proved he was 'King of the Hill' on Twitter (with now over 3.6 million followers), and an updated version of 'Candid Camera' called 'Punk'd," were some of the initiatives Ashton Kutcher accomplished after starting his own social media company called "Katalyst Media."