8 Ways to Make the Most Out of Google Wave

Although the stats show that it was Michael Jackson who kicked everyone’s butts in 2009, I insist that the real star of the year was Google Wave. Yup. Love it or hate it, you gotta have at least once thought that “dude, my ears are being Waved off.”

Me? I’m guilty of over-hyping. But I can’t help it. I love Google Wave. Why wouldn’t I love it? It’s a brilliant idea, it’s brilliantly done, and it’s from Google, my favorite word in the world. I am always a little annoyed when people ask me, with a very condemnatory tone: What the hell can we do with Wave?

But what can you do with Wave? Oh, let me count the ways…

1. Stop fighting over what/where to eat.

If your lunch mates are a pain in the behind...

If your lunch mates are a pain in the behind...

If your lunch group is like mine, you’re really going to enjoy this. Suggest a lunch venue, say yes, or no, or neutral, and Lunchy does the math for you. No more arguing. No more problems. Life is solved with statistics. Again. Hurray for statistical democracy. Get Lunchy, lunch-time decider for Wave.

Why is my sister attached to an Alien Green Cow?!

“Why is my sister attached to a green alien cow?” he asked, with an exasperated look on his face.

Farmville's Green Alien Cow

Farmville's Green Alien Cow

I shrugged, running over in my head the countless times that my own friends and family rushed to the computer after a day out, with an earnestness that puts a die-hard Brangelina fan to shame. “If I don’t harvest my farm right now,” my 13-year-old cousin told me last month, explaining why exactly she needed to use my computer RIGHT AWAY, “my strawberry crops would die.”

Her terribly rendered pixel strawberries, with the shiny strobe effect that would put a dentist to shame. Her hot red strawberries, that smell like nothing and taste like nothing. They would die.

The 1960’s Artist Illustrating Social Media [images]

French artist Stéphane Massa designed 1960’s inspired bookcovers for ten social media services, including Twitter, YouTube, and Wikipedia.

The Non-Geek Christmas Gadget Guide

This Christmas, get your friends and loved ones a Christmas gift gadget that they might actually use.

Seven Things We Now Know From 2009’s Search Results

Seven Things We Now Know From 2009’s Search Results

Yahoo Search Query Breakdown

Although 2009 is almost one month short of being over, Google has already published its yearly Zeitgeist, charting the year's most popular searches, and subsequently charting the mindset of the world, as reflected digitally. Naturally, Yahoo and Bing followed suite.

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How to Hack Facebook: The Trick is Social Engineering

How to Hack Facebook: The Trick is Social Engineering

It is often neither security loopholes nor password cracking that allow people access our private information on Facebook without our approval. It's actually our own human nature: the trust of a friend's name i.e. social engineering!

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Ikea’s Social Marketing Genius

Watch that movie and weep. It’s not sappy of course, but its so simply brilliant it’s almost hard to bare. Ikea practically invents Facebook tag marketing. How? They use the photo tagging function where users were able to tag objects in photos of Ikea showrooms with their own names to win these very products. What […]

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10 Fantastic Free Mac Apps to Treat Yourself to This Christmas

10 Fantastic Free Mac Apps to Treat Yourself to This Christmas

Do It

Boost your Mac with this list of some of the best free software out there, handpicked to make your life easier, quicker, and more efficient. A surefire way to holiday happiness, if you know what we mean.

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