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How Do Today’s Teens Compare To Their ’80s Counterparts? [Infographic] How Do Today’s Teens Compare To Their ’80s Counterparts? [Infographic]
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I let nostalgia take over yesterday, when I posted some Encyclopedia Britannica commercials from the ’80s and ’90s. Those poor kids were always having to walk to the library, just to get information for school reports. One of my favorite …

Amazon Plans To Launch Two Tablets In 2012 Amazon Plans To Launch Two Tablets In 2012

It’s still early in the year and already things are looking up for people interested in a new tablet before the end of 2012. Amazon has plans for the second half of the year to launch two new tablets. The …

Samsung Releases Newest Version of Smart TV Samsung Releases Newest Version of Smart TV
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Samsung just announced the release of their 2012 televisions and consumers are in for a treat. The new models represent the fifth version of the manufacturers Smart TV series and are the best ever. Joe Stinziano, senior vice president of …

Social Network uberlife Launches at SXSW Social Network uberlife Launches at SXSW

Uberlife, a real-world location-based social network that makes it easy to hang out with your online networks and new likeminded people in offline settings, will be launching their iPhone app in the U.S. at South by Southwest (SxSW). In uberlife, …

Happy Presidents Day 2012! : Twitter Reactions Happy Presidents Day 2012! : Twitter Reactions
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Happy Presidents Day everyone! Today we honor all the men who have occupied the position of United States President. Originally, the holiday was enacted by congress to pay tribute to George Washington, the first president, and the first American citizen …

The Avengers 3D Movie Features Custom Glasses Modeled After Your Favorite Characters The Avengers 3D Movie Features Custom Glasses Modeled After Your Favorite Characters

After the trailer was unveiled earlier in 2011, The Avengers has been a long awaited title. The trailer broke several records, including being a most downloaded clip at iTunes. Within all the hype of the trailer and the forthcoming title, …

Social Media Sets Super Bowl Parking Ablaze Social Media Sets Super Bowl Parking Ablaze

Just three days after it was announced that there would be a Super Bowl 42 rematch between The New York Giants and The New England Patriots, ParkWhiz.com declared a major increase in tailgating and Super Bowl parking sales; sales are …

The End Of The World Is Now Scheduled On Facebook The End Of The World Is Now Scheduled On Facebook
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We’re really going to have to hear about this whole Mayan calendar apocalypse all year, aren’t we? Sigh. Well, whether you’re of the can’t-beat’em-so-join’em group or if you actually expect/hope the world to end this year, some prophetic Facebook users …

Google Politics Show People Are Interested In This Jon Huntsman Fellow Google Politics Show People Are Interested In This Jon Huntsman Fellow

The good citizens of New Hampshire descend upon the voting booths today and, ahead of whatever today’s results may yield (i.e., Mitt Romney wins), Google Elections & Politics has some encouraging news for oft-neglected Republican candidate Jon Huntsman. As you …

Michele Bachmann Tastes Defeat, Declares She’s Full Now Michele Bachmann Tastes Defeat, Declares She’s Full Now

The Republican presidential candidates brought their appetites to Iowa last night and the people’s diner served up some heaping morsels of democracy. While Rick Perry liked the taste of defeat and is going back for a Texas-sized scoop of seconds, …

Guinness World Record 2012 Gamer’s Edition Goes Mobile and Casual Guinness World Record 2012 Gamer’s Edition Goes Mobile and Casual

Guinness World Records don’t have the gravitas they once did; anyone reading this could theoretically go achieve a world record today and have it featured by Guinness. Nothing proves this more than the Guinness World Record 2012 Gamer’s Edition. The …

Google Election & Politics Helps Informed Voters Stay Informed Google Election & Politics Helps Informed Voters Stay Informed

The U.S. presidential election cycle used to be like a regulated yet exhilarating amusement park ride that you could count on starting and stopping at certain times. Think of the Scrambler: dizzying in experience yet timed to end at a …

New Year’s Eve in Times Square: An Infographic History New Year’s Eve in Times Square: An Infographic History

CityPass.com has put together an interesting infographic looking at the history of New Year’s Even in Times Square, with a timeline dating back to 1900. While it doesn’t include info from every year, it has a nice assortment of facts …

New Year’s Eve Google+ Style New Year’s Eve Google+ Style

Singer songwriter Daria Musk is hosting a worldwide Google+ On Air Hangout to ring in the New Year. In a Google+ update, she pitched her idea as follows: 1. I host a Hangouts-On-Air broadcast ’round the clock on New Years …

How Can Google Help Your Website in 2012? How Can Google Help Your Website in 2012?
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Google uses Google+ probably more than anyone else out there (except for maybe Robert Scoble), and regardless of whether or not you have added it to your daily social networking routine, it continues to provide a great channel for getting …

According To Bing, 46% Of Men Plan To Dress Like George Clooney For New Year’s According To Bing, 46% Of Men Plan To Dress Like George Clooney For New Year’s

Bing recently put out its list of top searches for 2011. Now, they’re sharing results from a survey about what people thought about 2011, as well as the year ahead. This is a survey of 1,000 U.S. adults. See if …

Twitter Is A Tough Stump For Presidential Candidates Twitter Is A Tough Stump For Presidential Candidates

A new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has found that Twitter seems to have a lot to say – mostly negative – about Republican presidential primary candidates and President Obama. The study compares the …

Gingrich Rising In Polls, Facebook, Twitter, Everywhere Gingrich Rising In Polls, Facebook, Twitter, Everywhere
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This was so seven months ago so of course nobody remembers reading this breathless epic penned by Newt Gingrich’s press secretary, Rick Tyler, so here’s a refresher: Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The …

Barney Frank Retires: Twitter Reactions Barney Frank Retires: Twitter Reactions

After representing the Fourth District of Massachusett for 31 years, Democrat Rep. Barney Frank has decided to retire. Despite maintaining that he would not retire until 2014, Frank cited recent Congressional redistricting as one reason for choosing to not seek …

President Obama’s Campaign For 2012 Election Begins President Obama’s Campaign For 2012 Election Begins
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It’s hard to imagine we’re only a year and some change away from the 2012 presidential election. Though it seems a long ways off, President Obama has begun the campaign for the 2012 election with an overhaul of BarackObama.com. The …

The Apocalypse Will Be Twittered
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The best fiction overtakes the consumer’s reality by weaving itself into that reality and becoming a part of it. What makes this process “fun” is awareness and tolerance of unreality for brief periods, after which true reality returns. It’s sort of permission-based fantasy, a trip without the need for LSD. Without that permission to invade the mind, it’s at best a practical joke, at worst, a cruel hoax, and somewhere in the middle it’s viral marketing.

And it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.