Vlogging is a very popular activity these days. If you’re not familiar with it, the process involves recording a video-diary of your life and then posting it online for the world to follow. It seems everywhere I look there’s someone who’s decided to record a portion of their life and post it on the internet. If you’ve ever tried toRead more
I don’t love Facebook. I use it but I don’t love it. It is too open for my tastes… even with the privacy features cranked up.
I like Twitter and find myself using it more and more. It is open but feels like there is more, or at least different, control you can have on who sees and can respond
The very outspoken Terrell Owens sent a Tweet out moments before this Sunday’s game where he and the Cincinnati Bengals were set to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the Tweet T.O. stated that a fan that was wearing his jersey would be getting a football signed by himself and Chad Ochocinco. The message was posted an hour beforeRead more
Here’s a heads-up that you can download a FREE five-track sampler of music from the upcoming movie The Social Network, scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, by clicking this link. You can also pre-order the full 19 song soundtrack as a CD ($8.00), in HD Blu-ray Audio ($20.00), or on vinyl ($25.00).
The Social Network soundtrack will be
Facebook has entered into the next phase of its social network evolution with the addition of Facebook Places, a location-based social sharing feature. Facebook Places allows users to share with friends their current location, tag important places (“where I made my first text message”), and perhaps meet others who are near by. This feature leverages the current technology
Who says social networking doesn’t do anything good for the world? Philo, a social network designed around sharing your television addiction habits, has launched a “Save Teresa” campaign. Don’t know who Teresa is? Read on…
Teresa Guidice is one of the “stars” of the Real Housewives of New Jersey. While I try to avoid tv trash, it’s a train
I love social media. I tweet. I run a website. I have a Facebook page. Gear Diary has two Facebook pages. But sometimes … sometimes it just goes too far. Sometimes people lose site of the public nature of these things … or maybe it is just that they don’t use good judgment. Regardless of the reasons, let me tell
It seems Twittering might have put Chicago chef Rick Bayless in trouble with the White House.
Bayless, who is the Chef at Chicago’s Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, is in Washington, D.C. to prepare Wednesday night’s State Dinner to honor Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Chef Bayless was so excited about the trip he started tweeting about it Monday.
But theRead more
Flickpad from Shacked Software is a really fun way to view photos from your Facebook friends on the iPad. The application takes full advantage of the iPad’s multitouch features to allow you to quickly browse through pictures from your friends in a way that’s extremely intuitive and actually a ton of fun.
Once you load the app, and after you’ve
Judie: Last year Julie Strietelmeier and I took a look at the Logitech Squeezebox Boom, both here and on The Gadgeteer, and our general consensus was that we both enjoyed using it. As a matter of fact, I liked using mine so much that I eventually sprung for a streaming Sirius subscription as well as a Pandora Premium
No doubt this is all over the net but… it is Betty White, it is Sunday morning and.. laughing is good.
If you have been living under a rock here’s what happened. A Facebook campaign to get Betty White to host Saturday Night Live built up enough steam that SNL actually invited her to host. At 88 1/2 White is
It seems like such a long time since November’s BlackBerry Developer Conference in San Francisco. It was this event that first demoed a LinkedIn application for BlackBerry smartphones. LinkedIn, for those that are not familiar, is a business social-networking site geared to link you with other professionals in similar industries.
We’ve been using the app all morning, and so far
Cindy Kelly is conducting a Twitter Research Survey for her grad school project, and she could use your help. If you are over the age of 18, and you don’t mind answering simple questions about your motivations and expectations from Twitter usage, you’d be doing your good deed for the day if you clicked the link and helped Cindy with
I was a slow comer into the realm of social networking. It took me a while to get the hang of using MySpace, and then Twitter, and afterward, Facebook. I admit to being on Facebook more than I should some days. I am addicted to a few of the games there, Mafia Wars and Castle Age. I know I am
The song “We Are the World” was originally recorded in 1985 as part of an effort to raise money and awareness for African famine relief.
The song was resurrected and recently re-recorded by a new “super-group” this time to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.
Social Media can be very powerful. YouTube has a lot
If you’re a burglar, and you are tired of staking out homes only to be stymied as you break in because the owner is still there, have I got an application for you!
Stop staking out houses and start staking out the new site, Please Rob Me. Instead of watching to see if there is activity in a house,
There’s a saying in the restaurant business that goes something like, “if you lose one customer you’ve actually lost ten.” You see, if just one of your guests has a bad experience at your establishment chances are they’re going straight home to tell ten of their friends about their experience and the result being the ten friends avoiding your restaurant
Today on the MSDN Blog Microsoft announced that they have added the ability to integrate your LinkedIn connections and networks with your Outlook setup, whether it is corporate or personal. In theory this will allow you to streamline how you interact with both systems … but what about in practice?
The other day I was stuck in the midst of what had become a very heated debate regarding video game DRM (digital rights management), DLC (downloadable content), disks, downloads, rights, and piracy … and was amazed that in spite of strong opinions and polarized stances that the heated discussion stayed pretty respectful and stayed away from foul language, personal attacks,
Web browser-based games developed using Flash are very popular, as are social media applications. Now WebWars hopes to find success by bringing both together in a new LRG (layered reality game) called Web Lords. The game site is accepting sign-ups for the upcoming beta test for the game.
From the press release:
“WebLords is quite possibly the ultimate online strategy/role-playing
There are three types of people. People who don’t want you to know anything about them and don’t use social networking, people who will tell you some things, but not everything online, and people who are social exhibitionists who will tell you anything and everything about themselves online. For the social exhibitionists, have I got a site for you. It’s
Its time once again for Random social networking news from around the Internet!
“Waving” around to get attention: Well, according to an article over at The Register, it looks like all the craziness around getting a Google Wave invite has finally died down and is pretty much dead. The Google “alpha” release product just isn’t inspiring the frenzy it
It’s part of my daily ritual. I wake up, grab my coffee and jump on the computer. In addition to reading e-mail, checking my RSS feeds, YouTube videos and other favorite websites I always remember (or should I say usually remember) to take a photo on the website Daily Booth.com.
I told you about Daily Booth in this post. The
Vitamin Water is known for its amusing label descriptions and drink titles, but this taking it to a whole new level. Vitamin Water has announced “Connect” water branded with Facebook logos!
Now you can do more than just share your life with your friends, you can share drinks too! This could be quite the moneymaker, with a whole line around
I received a voicemail today from a good friend; she asked if I had spoken to <mutual friend>, and did I have any details? She was sure he was suffering from a barrage of calls. I was completely perplexed, and after first checking CNN (thinking I’d missed something important in the world), I realized I should check Facebook. And that’s