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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
These photos of residential houses surrounded by SWAT teams and Humvees are a little disturbing. As some of the captions state, ‘It’s not a movie’, and ‘May this nightmare end soon’. These are real life photos from real life people with no agenda. The snapshots were taken via Instagram during the lockdown manhunt for the Boston bomber. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.