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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?

Learning To Be An Entrepreneur With The Millionaire Maker Game

It's hard to be an entrepreneur on your quest for millions and an empire of your own; but most prospective business people learn the hard way whether they will find success or financial collapse because they build their skills while trying to build their empire. For some it works, for others it doesn't; but for everyone, there's the Millionaire Maker Game which inspires entrepreneurs and teaches them helpful skills along the way.


WooMe: Speed Dating Comes Online From Makers Of Skype

Speed dating has been the latest craze in match making, or at least it has been offline to those who sit down over a quick cocktail and 5 minute conversation to form judgments about whether or not they could potentially fall in love with their quickie date match. Not surprisingly, as internet dating is also all the rage, speed dating has gone online with a number of different online match makers specializing in fast match-ups.


Barber Stop Pop-Up Barber Shop For The Industrious Barber

Pop-up business are all the rage these days because of their decreased environmental impact, and the fact that they can be picked up and moved to make sure they're always in the hottest location. What better business for a pop-up structure than a barber shop?


Twitcam Beats Competition To Stream Live Video On Twitter

With the introduction of Twitcam by Livestream, anyone can reach ones' Twitter following by live streaming video. All you have to do is log in with your Twitter credentials, hit the broadcast button and, assuming you have your webcam set up, you're good to go. It couldn't be any easier way for folks to conduct a video broadcast with live chat while one's followers respond by tweeting in real-time.