Eat up your social media symbols, kids!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 22 April 2014

Remember when your parents tried to make you eat vegetables back in the day? They struggled a lot. Since then, companies have been coming up with new and innovative ways to get kids to eat their veggies, but it looks like Birdseye has gone just a step further. I’m not sure if these are being […]

Read more

Classical art paintings, updated with social media notifications

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 7 April 2014

In her ‘emoji nation’ series, Kiev-based artist Nastya Nudnik takes the event notifications from Facebook, Twitter and the lot that we are so familiar with on social media, and updates classical art paintings with these. That one tweak instantly transforms the timeless to something quite mundane.

Read more

Was the pig-napping of Kevin Bacon just a publicity stunt for a Sydney cafe?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Saturday 26 October 2013

The tragic pig-napping of Kevin Bacon and his farm buddy, Bradley the Lamb, made international headlines after their family at the Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney sounded the alarm. Facebook was all abuzz with the news and local Aussies took the hunt for the missing swine to the streets. But after further investigation, some question whether the […]

Read more

Condescending Corporate Brand Page parodies corporate Facebook pages

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 12 October 2013

Condescending Corporate Brand Page cynically parodies the hell out of corporate Facebook pages everywhere with the darnest posts like ‘Click share to improve our analytics. Now.’ For the record, it is run by the similarly aptly-named Condescending Social Media Agency, which it has threatened in another post to ‘sack… and run the page ourselves.’ Haha, […]

Read more

22-carat gold toilet paper for just US$1,376,900 per roll

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 11 October 2013

I used to resort to a cheesy joke about using 20 dollar bills instead of 100s as toilet paper. But I think someone at Toilet Paper Man beat me to my punchline. These guys sell a roll of 22-carat gold TP for just US$1,376,900 per roll. Don’t believe me? Apparently Instagram celebrity Kelly Wearstler found a roll and […]

Read more (2 comments)

All it takes is 37 emails and 163 texts to seal the deal with your love interest

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Wednesday 2 October 2013

Dating is so digitalized these days: a study conducted by e-retailer PIXmania reveals that all it takes for love to bloom is a handful of tweets and a few texts. To be precise, 224 tweets, 163 text messages, 70 Facebook messages, 37 emails, and 30 phone calls to ‘seal the deal.’ The study also reveals […]

Read more

60 singles taken to Venice for adventure speed dating

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Monday 16 September 2013

Tired of blind dates that bore you out of your mind? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. The travel guys at Expedia and the love doctors of DoingSomething teamed up to create the ultimate speed dating experience. The theory behind the project is all about the way relationships seem to build more naturally around a shared […]

Read more

Tourism Australia censors kangaroo’s naughty bits for Facebook

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Thursday 29 August 2013

I had to snicker when I found this “racy” photo of the Facebook-famous Kangaroo, Big Baz. It all started when Tourism Australia posted these censored photos on their Facebook page. Aussies responded with outrage that a wild animal’s genitals would be censored and posted for all to see.

Read more

The Innovation of Loneliness: animation by Shimi Cohen

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Monday 19 August 2013

‘Loneliness has become the most common ailment of the modern world’. This hauntingly accurate statement gives us a new perspective on how social media really affects our lives. In a society where the illusion of individuality is prized, and a person’s status is measured by career success and monetary gain, it’s not surprising that social […]

Read more (1 comment)

How private is your Facebook account? A ‘mind reader’ reveals all

Angela Sofo Reader Find

By Angela Sofo in Video on Monday 1 July 2013

Everyone of us has a social network account, but what really happens to our ‘private’ profile and to what we post everyday? A Belgium spot suggests to be careful about what we reveal on our Facebook Wall. In this video, you see Dave, a gifted clairvoyant, who finds out specific financial information about random people […]

Read more

Figure 1 is like Instagram for doctors

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 27 June 2013

This is probably the most educated form of social media I’ve come across. It’s a sort of Instagram for medical professionals. Known as Figure 1, the app invites doctors to take pictures of ailments and fellow doctors can give feedback and suggestions on their post. This app isn’t for casual socializing and flirting like most […]

Read more

Twitter visualizer Tweet maps

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Tuesday 25 June 2013

Thanks to these maps that pinpoint Tweets, we can see the world as Twitter sees it. This project has been in the works since 2009 when the team at Twitter started geo-tagged Tweets. Now the results are in and apparently, London, Paris and Moscow are the loudest Tweeters while Tokyo, Istanbul and New York also garner special […]

Read more

Car runs on Tweets, likes and shares

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 5 June 2013

It’s a nice idea: hook up a vintage Volkswagen Karmann Ghia with Arduino so it can monitor social media buzz and literally run on tweets, hashtags, views and likes. It’s part of an exercise by non-profit MindDrive to engage at-risk youth by getting them to convert the Karmann Ghia car into an electric car. Hmm, […]

Read more

Around the world in 80 Instagrams

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Monday 13 May 2013

Do you dream of floating down the Nile river and gazing on the Great Pyramids? Do you fantasize about strolling beside Stonehenge and picnicking in its shade? Thanks to the power of Instagram, you don’t have to take a year off from work to see all the sights and wonders of the world. This cool Google Earth map comes […]

Read more

Heart-wrenching middle class problems voiced via Twitter

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Friday 10 May 2013

Life is really hard. And it’s a whole lot harder when Starbucks runs out of Pumpkin Spice mix and you have to settle for a Salted Caramel Mocha. And then you get a splinter from your avocado. And to top it all off, you have to turn the brightness down on your iPad because it’s […]

Read more (1 comment)