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Haiti & The Power Of Social Media

We've seen the power of Social Media in action with the outpouring of support for the Iranians during last summer's Iranian Election Protests on the streets of Tehran. We know its capabilities. Now, with the devastation of Haiti by one of the world's most horrendous earthquakes, once again Social Media and the Digital World take center stage to remind us of our humanity and that we all belong to one village.

Gamble On The Future Of Humanity At Long Bets

Long Bets is a website that works off of peoples' innate desire to voice their opinions about some of the larger issues facing the world we live in, and then pit them against the rest of the internet.

Arrayent Makes The 'Internet of Things' A Reality

The Internet as the ecosystem of our lives is expanding beyond the confines of desktops and mobile devices to connect with actual things that take up space in our world. Back in February, 2009, I predicted that by 2020 appliances, vehicles, buildings and smart homes will be able to start talking with one another. Well that Internet of Things' timetable might have just been moved up a decade as a result of what  one company is doing with this new technology.

FanBuzz Visualizer & Grammy Awards Track Real-Time Popularity Of Lady Gaga & Others

On January 31, 2010, as a first-of-its-kind interactive fan experience, the 52nd Annual Grammy Award Show will rank the popularity of nominated artists. This will result from an aggregation of real-time feeds from YouTube, Twitter and Flickr that stream in from fans online.

Consolidate Your Streams On Cadmus

Cadmus is an internet application that condenses all your different streams into one place, and allows you to view which updates are related.

Chirp! Twitter Sets Coordinates For Geolocation Developer Conference

Calling all Developers! Get those APIs a' humming! The wait is over, and the location has been selected. Chirp, the Twitter Developer Conference is offically slated for San Francisco, April 14-15, 2010. It will take place at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre and the Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center. It's exclusivity is evident by its limited seating of 800.

Legacy Newspapers + Foursquare = Location-Based News

Legacy newspapers have been struggling to come up with new business models for the last couple of years. Some, like Rupert Murdoch are fighting Google over search engines' access to their newspapers' content, while the New York Times is considering a metered system and a potential partnership multimedia devices like Apple's new tablet (yet to be launched).

Twitter Breathalyzer Tweets Your State Of Sobriety

Too drunk to tweet? Not a problem - the folks at Koress Project have crafted a retro-looking, Internet connected breath tester that broadcasts your BAC to your BFFs!

Pope Spreads The Word One Tweet At A Time?

When God said "go forth and spread the word," little did he know he would would be limited to 140 characters. Pope Benedict XVI, who at 82 just realized that 'you can teach an old dog new tricks,'  doesn't want the priests in his flock to miss out on a current opportunity to proselytize. After all, wasn't spreading the word an early precursor of Twitter?

Tasti D-Lite Loyalty Program Needs Geolocation To Sell Product

In this coming year, technology is going to make the greatest impact with tweets that are geotagged. A lot of excitement surfaced recently over Tasti D-Lite's new loyalty program that rewards its patrons while simultaneously promotes their product via automated tweets on Twitter and Foursquare. However, while appearing to put a whole new spin on CRM, is this new type of viral communication with the brand's end user going to sell more desserts, or does it need a location-based component to really make it successful?