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Humor: Everything is perishable – Twitter on toilet rolls

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Finally the perspiration and debris of so many that are clogging social networks with superfluous messages to the world like “I’m cooking xxx…” or “I have to go to the bathroom…” have found an adequate destination – printed onto a toilet paper roll.
A group that calls itself “shitter” has started a service that takes one or more feeds from your Twitter account and prints it out onto four rolls of toilet paper. The price is a bit steep ($35) but as a one-off if you for example know those who are spamming your account so eloquently, it will make the perfect gift to give back to them what they have so generously provided to you with their tweets in the past.
Now we would like to see a real-time version of that – a printer integrated into a toilet roll dispenser – as shown “a few weeks” ago there are plenty more applications for a device like that.
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Europe: Facebook is down – GDP goes up

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Today seems to become a more productive day for this planet – Facebook is / was down in large parts of Europe and parts of Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Reduced procrastination, less bandwidth clogging with nonsense message and no more constant distraction for millions of people.

Today’s blackout comes after Denmark had end of last week “by mistake” blocked/censored access to more than 8000 web sites including Google and Facebook. If this continues people might actually do something productive and the GDP will go up. With the Internet DNS system continuing to be in such a fragile state such events could soon become a frequent feature…

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Humor: Facebook’s new Timeline feature explained

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Finally the ultimate background info on Facebook we’ve all been waiting for.

If you’re not paying for it you might not be the customer. You might be the product being sold.

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Social Networks: Friendface

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Just a quick reminder to all of you that are spending too much time on so-called social networks over the holiday weekend.

The short clip below is from Channel 4′s cult series “The IT Crowd” that unfortunately was discontinued last year…

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Advertising: Whopper Sacrifice

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A great viral advertising idea. For every 10 (virtual) friends you defriend at Facebook you get a free Whopper from Burger King (U.S. Residents only).

Finally someone is putting a price tag to virtual friendship (1/10 of a burger – xxx calories, xxx USD) and a way to bring all these SEO spammers to a better use. So far more than 12,000 friends have been un-friended.

Interestingly they have chosen Facebook and not, for example, MySpace. Maybe because they want to sell some Burgers as well.

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Data Visualization: Virtual Worlds

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Marketing research company K Zero has published some interesting diagrams on virtual worlds. The first visualizes the virtual worlds by registered accounts and their development since 2003. It also includes some virtual worlds currently in development.

The second diagram shows the involvement of companies and their brands within these virtual worlds.

While the diagrams are very informative we are missing…

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