Posts Tagged ‘social networking’
  • Feeling bored? Control some clever chaps Christmas tree via Twitter.
    by Mike
    Posted December 22nd, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    While the tweeting Kegerator is a clever, geeky way to interact with a chilled brew, other even more interactive possibilities exist for Twitter. Moving away from actual consumption, how about controlling something via Twitter? I bring you the "Tweet Tree". This clever combination of old and new employs Twitter as the means to let ordinary citizens such as you and I to control a Christmas tree's lights from anywhere in the world. Built upon a relatively cheap $35 web platform, making yo...
  • Tweeting your team’s victory a wee bit early — $7,500 fine, thank you.
    by Mike
    Posted December 21st, 2009 at 9:19 am
    Of all the things an organization shouldn't be these days is that of a technologically deficient and incompetent organization. The NBA apparently wants to milk TV/network deals for all their worth while simultaneously ensuring they further remove value and "closeness" from the fans the so desperately seek. Continue on... A few months back, the NBA issued a statement saying that all social networking done by players, coaches, team members, etc., was to be done only after all official news in...
  • A bunch of Iranian wacko extremists who butcher the English language “take control” of Twitter.
    by Mike
    Posted December 18th, 2009 at 9:12 am
    Unless you live at 120 Rock Ln., you've no doubt heard about Twitter's "hijack" at least twice this morning. Late last night a group claiming to be the "Iranian Cyber Army" exploited a hole in security around Twitter's DNS records which led to the events that unfolded. The events of course weren't anything too sinister -- a simple picture and some propaganda jargon saying we're the best you're not. Really deep stuff. I should be more worried but I find myself more cynical than ever, though n...
  • 2-year old falls in pool. Mom calls 911, sends a tweet. Followers rake her over the coals.
    by Mike
    Posted December 18th, 2009 at 7:17 am
    Would you consider yourself sympathetic and caring or would you label yourself a tad differently? Differently as in cynical and less compassionate? Think about that as you read this. A story running in Florida Today about a socially apt mother and the tragedy that has befallen her. Sometime between @military_mom's tweet at 5:22pm and 5:38pm, her 2-year old son fell into the pool. Authorities identified her phone call to 911 at 5:38pm. At 6:11pm the woman -- Shellie Ross -- updated her Tw...
  • Privacy concerns arise from Google Goggles facial recognition/stranger identifier search results…
    by Mike
    Posted December 14th, 2009 at 7:05 am
    Simply taking a picture of some object and using it to search for more relevant information doesn't seem that difficult until you actually think about the tools necessary to complete such a search. I mean, taking a picture of a simple can of beans (it's early and I'm hungry) means the phone/software has to properly determine what is text/images before actually searching for it so it knows what to search for. Second, the actual algorithms for the search software then have to somehow find the ex...
  • Twoddler gives your baby a voice. Tweets his playtime habits with ease.
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 7:26 am
    Interested in genealogy and observing how traits and characteristics are passed down from generation to generation? Things such as build, eye color, skin tone, etc. are the most obvious shared traits. As the world becomes increasingly digital however, we should start noticing within the next couple of decades "digital traits" passed along. Not sure what I mean? A perfect example of "building" such traits into your children and starting your kids young so that they're technologically fluent ...
  • Facebook coming to MySpace. Wait what?
    by Mike
    Posted December 5th, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    If we could travel back in time as little as two years ago and look at the social networking war between Facebook and MySpace, we'd remember the cut throat battle that was being waged between the two. My how a couple years change people and companies. This past year has seen MySpace followers defect in record numbers with the once social network falling from it's high podium. For most, the lack of innovation and overall inability to get past the whole tweenie bopper crowd is the sole cause f...
  • Facebook, dead beat friends, and friending your dad can have undesired consequences… [Humor]
    by Mike
    Posted December 5th, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    Last week we had the happy tale of the extra social bride and groom and today we have a slightly less stellar but equally happy (for us...the ones who get to point and laugh) social networking moment. Remember kids, if you friend parents, teachers, other important figures who have power over you, perhaps it's a wise thing to refrain from insults and other insulting comments directed towards them. At the very least, delete the comments calling your mom/step mom a hooker. Sadly, this isn't the ...
  • Layar 3.0 released. 3D objects, multiple layers, and more. [Video]
    by Mike
    Posted December 3rd, 2009 at 10:03 am
    Coming from an iPhone when Layar first got into the public eye, unable to actually test the software myself, have longed for a chance to experience all of the social and informational aspects of the mobile app. A few weeks back I picked up a Moto Droid and was excited to give this new premium Android app a go. Unfortunately, at the time Layar wasn't **still isn't compatible with the Droid or Android 2.0. That incompatibility is now a thing of the past Layar 3.0 has officially been relea...
  • Facebook was almost Comcastic — Why?
    by Mike
    Posted December 3rd, 2009 at 7:26 am
    The big news in the media world this week is Comcast's acquisition of NBC. With anti-trust/monopolistic worries creeping to the forefront of our minds, we can all agree that it is a sensible purchase. Comcast controls many aspects of the media world, why not have their own channel of sorts. Again, it makes sense. New news today filtering out that details Comcast's plans and strategy on this long and winding road to gobbling up a company had many stops along the way. One stop in particular t...
  • Social networking butterfly updates Facebook and Twitter at the alter
    by Mike
    Posted December 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Think you have a case of the social networking bug digging deep down inside of you? There's one simple way to find out. Would you tweet or update your Facebook status when getting the front of everyone? Just how social are you -- more social than Dana Hanna (the guy) in the video above? Mashable...
  • Looking to score $100,000 for a 2-minute movie?
    by Mike
    Posted November 24th, 2009 at 2:14 pm
    Money, the root of all evil, the fuel of all lust. Eh, throw that nonsense aside because I know you really want some cash. Who doesn't? Nikon is here to help you with that goal. If you hadn't heard, Nikon is conducting a special contest dubbed the "Nikon Festival". The gist behind the whole shebang is for consumers like you and I to come up with 2-minute masterpiece movies. What's the motivation? Only a cool $100k to fatten up your bank account. The requirements are pretty easy. All you...
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