PepsiCo’s Vending Machines Get Social

Pepsi has just launched a “next generation” social vending machine.  We’ve noticed touchscreen vending machines lately but this takes it to another level of interaction. “Using digital technology, PepsiCo’s Social Vending System enables any user to gift a friend by … Read More

“Questions” Might Be The Answer For Some Businesses

I think Facebook’s new “questions” tool   is pretty cool.  I first noticed it when my brother, who is a DJ, asked all of his fb friends which of his mixes was their favorite.  It was interesting to see the poll … Read More

Crisis And The Web: The Internet As Headquarters

I have been in Brisbane for the past few weeks visiting with family and friends, and therefore have had a front row seat to a “disaster of biblical proportions“.  I’m at a loss for words when I try to describe … Read More

November POV

Think of it like Public Access Cable for Generation Y. This “dirtnet” could be the first step toward a more organic Internet—a more analog version of the Darknet, the part of the web that is not searchable. It’s free from security of any kind and is the ultimate underground filesharing network. Instead of trying to fight the organizations and the law, we would just cut them out all together. … Read More

MyFace and SpaceBook?

Apparently the ever popular Facebook and the flailing, oh-god-help-me-I’m-not-quite-dead-yet MySpace are doing a joint announcement today (according to an invitation mashable received) With MySpace’s recent rebrand and shift towards the entertainment end of things, one has to wonder if MySpace … Read More

The Breathtaking Speed Of Web Sharing

As a professional web surfer I see firsthand on a daily basis how quickly information, trends, memes, etc whizz around the globe. This awesome presentation from Geek Comedian Tom Scott really succeeds in putting that into perspective. … Read More

OldSpice does Social Marketing right.

A Man’s Man. Man. … Read More

Facebooking Vacation Home

Have a vacation home you’d like to rent? Looking to rent one from someone you can trust? Facebook is making it easy with its new application from … Read More

Don’t Hate The Player OR The Game…

Japan isn’t afraid of technology. If you’ve watched any Japanese TV then you know they also aren’t afraid of trying new things. So I wasn’t really surprised when I read that McDonald’s Japan are about to start a training program that uses the Nintendo DS. … Read More

Google Streetview: All the World is a Stage

In our increasingly digital world, applications like Google Maps and Street View are ripe ground for expression, and have the advantage of being able to be viewed by over 1 billion persons, and growing. … Read More