The Weirdest Social Networks #implants #psychics #zombies

It’s one thing to be familiar with the big players of social media, namely Twitter and Facebook, but scratching the surface reveals a variety of niche, obscure, bizarre and interesting social media networks that cater to people’s every need and fantasy. To help paint a better picture of what kind of social media networks are out there, we at the Thoughtpick blog thought to go out and pick out the weirdest social media networks that are out there.

The Latest in GDT (Gold Digging Technology)

A site to let the gold digger inside you bloom. The site aims at connecting women who are interested in getting some plastic surgery done with men who are willing to finance those procedures for them. The way the website works is by making male users spend credits to be able to talk and send messages to female users, with each message or interaction the profile of that girl is funded accordingly.

Hunch: The Decision Maker — App Review

Make a Hunch?

It is very easy to become an expert at anything, all you would need to do is invest 10,000 hours learning and working in a specific domain to become an expert in it.

That is if you have the time for that, at 60 hrs/week, you will hit the 10,000 mark a few months after your 3rd year. For the majority of people, they are lucky if they achieve this milestone in a single field and a lot of people don’t even get to do that and hence we rely on those whom we perceive as “experts”. If you want to buy a camera, you talk your friend who seems to know a lot of about cameras, and if you need to buy a laptop you sit down and a “chit-chat” with the geekiest of your friends, who’s besides himself that someone is yet again asking him for support.

Hunch.com tries to fill in that gap and become your own personalized expert that recommends things that fit your whims and tastes.

Who Has Not Joined Facebook Yet?

With Facebook hitting the 500 million user mark it is astounding how many people are on it, when it comes to the states almost 150 million people are on the website. That’s half of the states population, if we eliminate those who are too young or too old, too stupid, or in jail we will end up with about 20 million users in the United States who managed to hold off from joining the social media revolution. So I was curious to figure out who might those people be and why might they not have joined Facebook.

What’s Next For Social Media? — Future of the Web

When social networking started to go mainstream it seemed like it will go down the same path that search engine went after their juvenile phase. It seemed that Facebook will be the new Google of social networking and it will define what social media is and which direction it will head in. But the market of social networking sites proved to be far more liberal. We had many niche sites and even competitors for Facebook in the form of Twitter, LinkedIn and the many other services that co-exist with Facebook and shape what social networking is today.

5 Ways Social Media Can Cost You Your Relationship!

5 Ways Social Media Can Cost You Your Relationship!

Way Way TMI

People have definitely warmed up to the idea of living an online life, where every detail of their mundane lives are posted on the web. It is certainly an exciting new world that we are living in these days but some couples are starting to find out that what happens between them doesn't always stay that way. Across the generational...

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The Olympics Block Social Media (Or Not Really)

The Olympics Block Social Media (Or Not Really)

Everyone is banning social media these days...

Rule 49 of the Olympic Charter says that “Only those persons accredited as media may act as journalists, reporters or in any other media capacity."

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Learn Social Media by Example: Chocolate Grasshoppers!

Learn Social Media by Example: Chocolate Grasshoppers!

Edible Grasshoppers

The Grasshopper campaign is unique for various reasons, whether its the method they choose to contact their audience or how they did it. All in all it's a campaign that achieved it's goals and exceeded them by taking a very unique approach to everything.

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Learn Social Media by Example: Vistaprint Gives Back Campaign

Learn Social Media by Example: Vistaprint Gives Back Campaign

Customer Support

The Vistaprint Giveback Giveaway by Overdrive Interactive. Vistaprint is a one stop shop for small businesses marketing and printing needs. They offer services ranging from printing maketing materials to providing marketing services such as copy-writing and design.

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Quirky headlines of 2010… so far

Quirky headlines of 2010… so far

What the Bill?

It always brings a smile to everyone to read those amusing and sometimes weird occurrences in the world of social media. It seems that 2010 has started out strong, so far, with a lot of news really bringing a smile, or a smirk, to many...

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Learn Social Media by Example: The Zack16 Campaign

Learn Social Media by Example: The Zack16 Campaign

Comment on Youtube

The Meet Zack Campaign by Leo Burnett USA is quite the fascinating and boundary decimating campaign. It really pushes the limits of what kind of approach a marketing campaign can take and it blurs the lines of what is an ad.

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