LuLu: an App for women to gossip about men

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Monday 6 May 2013

LuLu encourages women to objectify men. This “girls only” app let’s women anonymously gossip about the men in their lives. Girls can sign up and then begin rating guys they know via Facebook. It’s a third space for women to comment on men and stalk their profiles hardcore. It’s a place to keep up with ex’s, stay up to […]

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Cute Little Printer makes a newsletter from your smart phone

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By Annie Churdar in Tech on Friday 26 April 2013

This little guy will be your smartphone’s new best friend! Just tell Little Printer what social media and other feeds to subscribe too, then schedule how often you’d like it to print. The little guy makes the cutest newsletters that sort of resemble grocery store receipts. Anything from To-Do lists to awesome photos, Little Printer can print […]

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James FrancoTV: the ugliest Instagram account ever?

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Friday 19 April 2013

Most of these images should just have the caption “Was he high?” James Franco’s Instagram account is honestly the most hideous account I’ve ever witnessed. Which is extremely surprising considering how gorgeous the guy is. I mean really, a screen shot of Justin Beiber with Microsoft Paint letters on top? He even leaves all the crop […]

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Shirtless man: the world’s trashiest super hero

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By Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 16 April 2013

The guy just never stops. ‘Shirtless Man Drinks 24 Beers And Half Bottle Of Rum At Wake, Attacks Two Men, Smashes Own Head Into Cop Car Window’. The exploits of the world’s trashiest super hero can be found via live feed on Twitter. It’s an endless supply of painfully hilarious adventures and mishaps. Follow him […]

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BookMooch: a book lovers social media dream

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By Sara Halas in Cool Websites on Thursday 7 March 2013

BookMooch is a website for avid readers who like giving away old books in exchange for ones they want to read. If somebody has a book on your wish list, they send it to you. If someone wants a book from your inventory, you send it to them. Membership is free, and has reached around […]

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This is what our grandparents think of when they hear about Twitter

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By Lost At E Minor in New Photography on Thursday 28 February 2013

Imagine what Twitter might have looked like some 30 years ago. Imagine what our grandparents think of when they hear about Twitter. Gaston Lisak puts those thoughts in this context: ‘my grandma, like all the grandma’s in the neighborhood, used to own a bird as a pet. However, nowadays the bird cage is open and […]

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Feelytics: this app helps you share your feelings

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By Kuan Huang in Tech on Saturday 9 February 2013

Feelytics (stands for feel plus analytics) is a new iPhone app that creates a community for people to talk about their feelings comfortably. The app uses expressive emoticons to help people identify their current emotional state. Once a user picks an emotion, he or she can publish it, either publicly or privately. The app creates […]

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Social rehab tool kit offers help for social media addicts

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 26 July 2012

Are you addicted to social media? Would you like help? All right, This kit is for you. All you have to do is pretend paper is social media. There are tinted paper glasses to let you view the world in full Instagram glory, stickers for you to ‘like’ stuff, paper for scribbling these tweets down that are nipping at your consciousness, and paper for you to draw some random stuff so your friend can guess what it is. Believe in yourself. You can kick your addiction.

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Polite in Public: a social media photo booth

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By Lost At E Minor in New Trends on Thursday 26 July 2012

As Facebook tipped one hundred billion photos on its servers, a little company in downtown Los Angeles was working hard on a robot they called the “BeautyBot”. The Beauty Bot was intended to become the world’s greatest photo booth – actually airbrushing people as they had their photos taken and adding special effects to the images – the understanding being that people loved photos of themselves looking super-hot.

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Social media dress code

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 20 July 2012

There is something tacky about couples who wear matching outfits, but if you’ve volunteered to stick yourself in one of these addictive relationships with a social media network, well, who’s to say you can’t be clad in the same colours as them? Take a leaf from this blogger’s page and be Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest or Instagram personified today. Classy.

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If Social Networks were students in high school

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 13 July 2012

Ever wondered what the poster kids of social media would be like if they all went to high school like us? This infographic by Flowtown puts each social network down to their student stereotype as well as the clubs they would have joined. Which makes Twitter the gossip girl, Wikipedia the nerd, LinkedIn the class prezzie … you get the drift. Explains why we always thought they seemed quite familiar.

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Social media explained using clever donut analogies

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By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 15 June 2012

What’s the difference between Twitter and Facebook? A hashtag and a Like, apparently. What about Pinterest and Google+? How do Donuts fit into the picture? Well, it all makes way more sense now thanks to this clever Social Media explantion posted on douglaswray’s Instagram page.

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Basetrack: social media communication with US Marines

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By RAE in New Trends on Saturday 28 April 2012

While most of us have the luxury of browsing this site for all things shiny, we might forget there is still a war very much being waged in Afghanistan. Sure there may be an occasional short segment on the nightly newscast about what’s happening thousands of miles away but for the families who stay awake at night wondering if their loved ones are safe on the battlefield, the lines of communication are often nil.

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VIRAL: Dollar Shave Club offers monthly blade delivery

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By Jamie Dwyer in New Trends on Saturday 10 March 2012

Dollar Shave Club entered the viral landscape earlier this week with a humorous YouTube video and fresh website to match. The service offers monthly blade delivery at great price. While the notion isn’t groundbreaking, the simplicity of the offering alongside an entertaining marketing approach, strong social media presence and attractive visual branding make the discount […]

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Love, The Bus: crowd sourcing ideas to fund youth projects

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By Alessandra Delmonte in New Trends on Tuesday 7 June 2011

‘What good can we do?’ was the question that started it all. And at 3am on a drifting boat in Boston Harbor, three best friends came up with their answer: Road Trip! Love, The Bus was born, a mission to find and fund the worthiest youth causes of America. But the three know they can’t do it alone, so they’re trying to get as many people involved along the way as possible.

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