What’s The Big Deal About Burning A Crayon

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I’m such a geek. I laughed at this for about 10 minutes, then called my wife over to read it, but she didn’t find it as funny. What do you think?

The image above is pretty big so I included the transcript below for anyone with a slow connection or mobile browser.

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The Best Social Media TED Talks

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I’m a huge fan of the videos that come out of TED. The good folks at MakeUseOf.com put together a nice collection of social media “TED talks” that basically cover our use of the Internet and how we can further utilize our online communities.

Speaking of Social Media – I love to use the . . . → Read More: The Best Social Media TED Talks

Target Stores to Become First Retailer of Facebook Credits Gift Cards

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Target will become the first retailer of “Facebook Credits” gift cards beginning September 5, 2010. Target stores nationwide will begin offering the gift cards in increments of $15, $25 and $50. The cards can also be purchased on Target.com.

More than 200 million people play games on Facebook each month. (Just ask your friends . . . → Read More: Target Stores to Become First Retailer of Facebook Credits Gift Cards

Congratulations – You Are Now The Mayor of The STD Clinic

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Queue the “Promiscuous Girl” song.

Yes, you too can become the mayor of your local STD clinic. Sounds too good to be true but I promise it’s real. Foursquare and MTV are teaming up for the first ever cause related badge – STD testing.

The badge is part of MTV’s “GYT” (Get Yourself Tested) . . . → Read More: Congratulations – You Are Now The Mayor of The STD Clinic

Antoine Dodson’s YouTube Channel Gains Most Subscriptions This Month – Homeboy

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The power of the mighty internet has struck again, this time turning Antoine Dodson into an overnight star. Who is Antoine Dodson you say? Would you recognize the name if told you to “hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband, cause they’re rapin’ everybody out here “? If you still don’t recognize . . . → Read More: Antoine Dodson’s YouTube Channel Gains Most Subscriptions This Month – Homeboy

If Facebook Existed Years Ago

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You ever wonder what status updates we would have seen if Facebook existed years ago? (When you’ve finished viewing these be sure to check out “If Facebook Existed Years Ago – Part 2” & “If God Were On Facebook“.)

Update: Thanks to everyone for liking the page and sharing the link. This page has made . . . → Read More: If Facebook Existed Years Ago

Ochocinco Fined $25K For In-Game Tweets

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I guess you can call him Chad Veinticinco Mil after his latest fine from the NFL.

The NFL recently fined Chad Ochocinco for two rule violations – possessing an electronic device and posting messages on Twitter – during the Bengals preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on 08.20.10.

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Facebook Introduces Live Streaming Channel: Facebook Live

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Facebook launched their official live streaming channel, “Facebook Live” today. The official viewer count of today’s live streaming show has not been announced, but TechCrunch is reporting a mere 360 (out of the 500 million) Facebook users watched the event live.

Don’t let the numbers fool you, I believe Facebook Live will catch on and . . . → Read More: Facebook Introduces Live Streaming Channel: Facebook Live

CEOs & Founders That Are Leveraging Video on the Web

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The number of executives using Social Media remains quite low across the web. Some have recently warmed to the idea of using Twitter or Facebook to engage customers but the folks at Mashable were curious to see how many were branching out into online video and what has the impact been.

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Can Twitter’s EarlyBird Leverage Real-Time Conversations for Better Deals?

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Twitter’s recent launch of EarlyBird is still in it’s infancy and it has only offered 5 deals up to this point, but Twitter is already learning how to improve the products and services being offered.

So, how can they make it even better? By listening.

Twitter is testing ways to partner with clients to offer . . . → Read More: Can Twitter’s EarlyBird Leverage Real-Time Conversations for Better Deals?

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