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Food2Dorm: Convenient Delivery Of Fresh Food To College Dorms

It's the season where prospective college students are anxiously awaiting their acceptances letters from the colleges they applied to (if they haven't heard back already) to find out where they'll be living in the fall. A lot of planning can go into dorm living, especially when students will be living away from home for the first time, and food can be an issue which is why one business decided to tap into the niche.

Graphic.ly Speaking, Here Comes iPads & Social Networking For Comic Books

Since the introduction of the comic-book format in 1934, followed by graphic novels and Manga, the market for writers, illustrators and fans have grown exponentially within the last decade. While the printed format may at some point follow in the footsteps of the dying legacy newspapers, there are digital solutions emerging. Graphic.ly is an option in the social media space, while iPads, on the device end may actually take the place of the printed comic book and graphic novel, in the near future.

Hugo Chavez & The Devil Will Fight On Social Networks

The Twittersphere is known for a lot of things  - but using it as a battlefield seems like an oxymoron. Yet, that seems like the case, now that the likes of the socialist President of Venezuela has joined its ranks. Long known for fighting opponents aggressively in the real world, Hugo Chavez is now seeking weapons of virtual destruction.

Boobquake, An 'Immodest Social Media Proposal' In The Jonathan Swift Satirical Tradition

In 1789, Jonathan Swift wrote "A Modest Proposal." The purpose of his essay was  to suggest that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic burden of the day by selling their children as food to the rich gentry. His satire mocked the British authorities' attempts at population control with illogical cure-all solutions. In 2010, Jen McCreight (aka Blag Hag) from Purdue University devised "An Immodest Proposal" to counter an equally absurd claim ...

Study Reveals Serious Internet Addiction Among College Students

.... After a 24 hour withdrawal from all media, the students described that period using literal terms of addiction, the same terms associated with drug and alcohol addition - withdrawal, frantically craving, very anxious, antsy, miserable, jittery, crazy...  Others said they were lonely, sad, alone, secluded, isolated...

Augmented Reality Flashmobs Bring Hallucinations To Life In Amsterdam

Do you need LSD or just a delusional state of mind? It appears that neither is the case, since all you were required to bring to an Augmented Reality event in Amsterdam was a smartphone.  As a first-time 'flashmob' of this type, AR gatherings like this could become a tourism trend for other international destinations to emulate.

Strangest Business Concept Today: Wearable Rubber Band For The Whole Family...What?!

If you've ever had this thought: "hey, I really wish that had a wearable rubber band that would fit all of my family members at once" then there's a good chance you need to talk to someone..you know that "someone" called a psychotherapist. Yes, the kind with drugs, you need it. But, besides that, there's good news because there is someone out there crazier than you who has not only dreamed about giant rubber bands, but dreamed them up into reality.


Mark Zuckerberg, Social Media's Howard Stern?

Use to be only the likes of Howard Stern could motivate the Federal Communications Commission to consider prohibiting access to certain communication mediums. However after Mark Zuckerberg unlocked his Open Graph 'Pandora's Box,' it looks like he might be under the same type of scrutiny with the federal government that the shock jock experienced years ago!

While Facebook Conquers The Web, Foursquare Targets TV

While Facebook seeks to own the Web and the advertising that is attached - with the launch of its most recent Open Graph, Foursquare is pursuing partnership deals with a more traditional medium. The hottest location-based social network having only reached its one million 'user' milestone has already locked up TV ad and publicity deals with HBO, Bravo, the History Channel and VH1.

Social Media Experts Buddha & Jesus Are All About The Tweets!

Since  Prince Siddartha (aka as Buddha) and Jesus were born respectively 2572 and and 2006 years before Twitter, they never had a chance to tweet. But since both of these historic figures were known to speak in parables and short pithy slogans, if they were around today, I'm sure they would have been naturals in the Twittersphere. As often as these two spiritual leaders were compared to each other (two brothers from different mothers), I think many of their tweets would have hailed from the same hymn book.