Monthly Archives: July 2010

Try to do this with Duct Tape

Behold the power of packing tape. Spider man’s got nothing on this colossoal spider web. This packing tape web is capable of supporting a large tree house. More than 117,000 feet and 100 pounds of packing tape was used to build the giant spider web inside the Odeon, a former stock exchange building in Vienna. […]


More Online scams infiltrate Facebook.

A message claiming to show a “shocking video” of a teacher beating the snot out of a student is spreading virally on Facebook. When users click on this link in a friends status update, which reads:  “I am shocked!!! I’m NEVER texting AGAIN since I found this out. Video here: (following link not working) – […]

Geolocation apps growing too slow for most marketers

A study conducted by Forrester Research found that only 4 percent of U.S. Adults online have ever used location-based mobile apps, such as Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt. Forrester claims the study calls into question, at this time, the value of these location-based social media apps to a majority of marketers. Mostly men are using these […]

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How much are you willing to pay to use Twitter?

While Internet users have flocked to micro-blogging websites, such as Twitter, no one is willing to pay for services they now receive for free, according to findings in the University of California Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism’s 2010 Digital Future Study.twitter_small Almost half – 49 percent – of Internet users say they use sites […]

Facebook Fails

For your enjoyment, here are a few facebook fails in commemoration of the social networking site’s 500 million member milestone. These are fairly mild compared to a lot of fails out there, but not appropriate for this blog. Let these be lesson in what not to say in your status updates. Have a great weekend! […]

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Facebook Reaches 500 million

Facebook reached the 500 million-member mark Wednesday. The social networking giant is celebrating the milestone with the launch of Facebook Stories. ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer interviewed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg to commemorate the milestone. The team at, a website that delivers up-to-date data and statistics about Facebook, designed an infographic for Mashable breaking […]

Half way to a Billion

Facebook announces its social networking site is expected to reach the 500-million users mark sometime this week.   The social networking giant plans to celebrate the milestone by sharing Facebook stories provided by users.   “In the past, it’s been all about the numbers and milestones, and we realized we had never taken the opportunity […]



Consumers and brands join forces to benefit the social good.

Bolder is a new website that brings businesses and people together and inspires them to take action that will affect social change. The website was featured on the Mashable Blog. This is how the site works. Participating businesses challenge people to do something good. For example, the challenge could encourage consumers to buy local or […]

Old Spice using social media to build brand awareness

There was the “Where’s the beef” lady, Mikey, the Taco Bell dog and Geico Gekko. Now you have Dos Equis’ “The Most Interesting Man in the World” and The Old Spice Guy. However, the shirtless Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa has been busy delivering testosterone infused monologues via Twitter to Internet users all day. It’s […]

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Social media usage rises in the work place

Trend Micro surveyed 1,600 corporate computer end-users from the U.S., Japan, Germany and the U.K during March. The survey showed that the number of American workers who use social media during the work day grew by 4 percentage points from 20 percent in 2008 to 24 percent in 2010. German workers matched the U.S., while Japanese […]