Tag Archives: social

Physical Tweet-O-Meter Wall Tracks Real-Time Tweeting Activity of Major Cities

Those of you interested in the anthropological patterns of social networking might want to plan a trip to British Librarys Growing Knowledge exhibition, where CASA’s (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) Tweet-O-Meter currently calls its home. The Tweet-O-Meeter is a real-time analog monitoring system that tracks the current Twitter activity of 9 major cities. The machine was developed to help better ...

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Last Pic Standing: One Site, One Image That Anyone Can Change

An image speaks a thousand words. That’s the premise that this website thrives on. LastPicStanding.com is a new breed of social interaction. Total silent anonymity. Well, except for your IP. But who identifies people by their IP anyway (shifty eyes). The site, at any one time, has one image. The catch is that anyone who visits can change that image ...

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The 39 Types of People You Will Meet on Twitter and Facebook

I would add something pithy, perhaps a sub-type they missed, but this about sums it up. Oh, wait! And hashtag abusers, you know the ones…. #TCOT #Right #Conservative #Palin. And I just thought of another one – the people who share links in bulk, so a chunk of 8 tweets from the same person will show up in a row, ...

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In Wake of Facebook Places Launch, Foursquare Has Record Number of Signups

While the talks heat up about the future of Foursquare in the wake of Facebook Places’ choppy launch, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley tweeted that yesterday set a new company record in terms of new user signups. While this can largely be attributed to Foursquare’s newly found nook in the media following the launch of Places, it bears repeating that Facebook ...

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Farmville Coasters Bring (The Most Annoying) Botany (Ever) to Your Beverage

I haven’t had this many drinks on a farm since, well, ever. Ok, there was that one time in Tijuana, but let’s change the subject, shall we? STOP GIVING ME THAT LOOK. I swear, the horse was asking for it! Farmville Coasters complete your obsessive attempt to integrate fake farming into your daily life. Congratulations, you’ve never had a withered ...

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Virtual Hugging Vest: Pretend That You Have Human Contact

Professor Dzmitry Tsetserukou at the Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan developed the iFeel_IM, a virtual hugging vest that simulates your social life,eliminatingall need for human contact period. The iFeel adds a human touch to online chat, simulating heartbeats, warm feelings, butterflies in your belly and the chill of fear. The setup resembles the straps of a backpack which contains sensors, ...

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Chatroulette: Sometimes You Can’t Press Next Fast Enough

While I’m sure many of you already know about the amazing service known as Chatroulette, I thought I’d introduce it to the three or four of you who don’t already know. Basically, it’s like Russian Roulette, with less bloodshed and much more penis. Chatroulette lets you view a random users webcam from around the world, allowing you to unshamefully skip ...

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Break the Ice With Bizarre Mouse Assisted Socialization

I typically don’t think of rodents when I think of how to break the ice on a first date. I just never made that association. I’m not Richard Gere. But this bizarre Mouse Assisted Interplay system allows two socializing love birds to walk around wearing a mobile mouse nest, allowing your mouse to interact with your partner’s mouse, supposedly spurring ...

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