Social Media

FlapIt shows off how many internet peeps like you

If you or your company bases its self-worth on how many Facebook likes, tweets, Instagram likes or other social media forms of love, then you’ll flip over FlapIt. FlapIt is a WiFi connected physical counter that displays a real-time view of your progress on 11 social media sites that include Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Instagram, YouTube, …

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Loop is the social media “TV” of the future that looks like a TV from the past

Loop is a voice and gesture controlled wireless portable TV with a 10″ HD display that you can configure by creating private and public channels that can be shared with other people. A channel can contain images, videos or even live streams from you or your favorite sites like Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr, Apple Photos, …

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Facebook public post embedding announced

Is Facebook moving away from a mainly private social network?  Until now, there wasn’t an easy way to embed Facebook status updates, posts, or your favorite photo/video of the moment into other news websites or blogs.  Well, today that all changed.  Facebook wants to branch out into more “live” web events – think Twitter-esque.  Only a handful of …

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Canon Pixma Comix app on Facebook review

Ever daydreamed of being a character in your very own comic strip? Now with Canon’s new Pixma Comix App on the Canon U.S.A. Facebook page, you can do just that, for free. Use six images (either uploaded or already on Facebook) to embarrass yourself, friends, or family for many years to come in a printable …

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The instant camera goes digital with the Polaroid Socialmatic camera

Most people my age and older have heard of Polaroid instant cameras, although they went out of style once digital photography became mainstream. Recently, Socialmatic LLC announced that they have an agreement with Polaroid to market a new-age instant camera, the Polaroid Socialmatic camera. This camera brings the old style of printing out photos directly from …

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Teach Your Kids How to Safely Use Social Sites

Call me old fashioned, but my daughter didn’t have a Facebook account until she was 15.  Kids as young as 13 are allowed on Facebook, and there used to be (probably still are) some websites designed specifically for even younger kids.  Carnegie Mellon University and Web Wise Kids have worked together to create the BeSeen …

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Motionbox Video Service and Roku Giveaway

Motionbox is a video-sharing site that offers better quality and more security settings than YouTube, and  – according to one customer – lets you share your personal videos with your family and friends but not “with the creeps of the world.”  There are three levels of service.  The free Basic level allows you to upload …

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