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70 Ways Social Networking Fuels the Tech Revolution

— June 5, 2009 — Pop Culture
Social networking is an undeniable force on the Internet, and as you’ll soon see from the articles below, it’s helped fuel the technological revolution.

From e-shirts that show your latest Twitter updates to interactive advertising campaigns on Facebook for everyone from politicians to porn stars, social networking is clearly the preferred mode of communication for the Web-savvy masses.

To see how innovators and businesses both large and small can take advantage of the tech revolution through social networking, check out Trend Hunter’s post on Big Think.
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Micro-Blogging Auctions
Micro-Blogging Auctions
Tweebay Uses Twitter For Socially Connected Selling
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Social Portfolio Sharing
Social Portfolio Sharing
Radostar Is a Social Network For People in Creative Industries
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Sports Commentweeters
Sports Commentweeters
Setanta Sports UK Debuts First Ever Twittercast
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Social Bribing For Charity
Social Bribing For Charity
@tferriss Donates to Charity With Every New Twitter Follower
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VVIP Social Networking
VVIP Social Networking
Smallworld You Will Never Participate In
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65
Twitter Media Takeovers
Twitter Media Takeovers
Chicago Tribune Masthead Now Features Twitter Usernames
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Online Concert Ticket Haggling
Online Concert Ticket Haggling
Zigabid.com Negotiable Marketplace
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Twitter for Businesses
Twitter for Businesses
Yammer Brings Microblogging to Work
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Interactive Inaugural Updates
Interactive Inaugural Updates
CNN and Facebook Streaming Partnership Crowns Obama King of the WWW
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Twitter Style Video Updates
Twitter Style Video Updates
12seconds.tv
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60
Viral Online Protests
Viral Online Protests
Facebook Reverses its TOS After Viral Backlash, Begs Users to Stay
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Social Media Shopping
Social Media Shopping
Corporate Retailers Embrace Facebook, MySpace and YouTube
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58
Social BBQ Organizers
Social BBQ Organizers
Seasonal Facebook Applications
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Twittering Surgeons
Twittering Surgeons
Social Network-Savvy Doctors Share Step-by-Step With Students
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Educational Social Networking
Educational Social Networking
BestThinking.com Lets People Teach Each Other
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55
Facebook Contests for Moms
Facebook Contests for Moms
Mothers Weigh in On Economy for Sears' “Busted Moms”
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54
Twitter on TV
Twitter on TV
Replacing Yellavision With On-ScreenTweeting To Express Yourself
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Elite Social Networking
Elite Social Networking
VIP Status on the Web
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52
Twitter For Saving Lives
Twitter For Saving Lives
Skiers Tracked Down Via Tweets and Google Maps
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51
Social Networking at Work
Social Networking at Work
Safeguard Your Rep
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50
Hands-Free Twittering
Hands-Free Twittering
Researchers Develop Means to Twitter Via Brain Interface
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49
$250,000 For Innovative Applications
$250,000 For Innovative Applications
Facebook Contest
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48
Education Marketplace
Education Marketplace
The School of Everything
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Free Education
Free Education
40 Full Ride Medical Scholarships Awarded at University of Central Florida
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46
Charitable Social Networks
Charitable Social Networks
Jessica Biel's Difference in the World
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45
Streaming Albums on MySpace
Streaming Albums on MySpace
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Debut "It's Blitz" Via Social Networking
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44
DIY Chocolate Faces
DIY Chocolate Faces
Facebook's 'Axe Chocolatizer' App Makes You Look Appetizing
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43
Twitter TV Petitions
Twitter TV Petitions
‘My Name is Earl' Cancellation Sparks Online Outrage
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42
Businesses Embracing Social Networks
Businesses Embracing Social Networks
We Are Smarter Than Me
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41
Masked Twitter Ads
Masked Twitter Ads
Magpie Pays You If You Twitter Their Advertisements
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40
Twitter-Fueled TV Launches
Twitter-Fueled TV Launches
P. Diddy Leverages His 227,000 Followers for "P. Twitty TV"
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39
Social Sportscar Sneak Previews
Social Sportscar Sneak Previews
Aston Martin Posts V12 Vantage Photos On Facebook
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Targeting Tech-Savvy Moms
Targeting Tech-Savvy Moms
Social Networks and Marketers Cater to Geek Mothers
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37
Social Networking for Weight Loss
Social Networking for Weight Loss
Nancy Makin Lost Over 500 LBS
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36
Twitter Aggregators
Twitter Aggregators
FAVRD Shows Day's Best Posts
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35
Twittering Churches
Twittering Churches
What Would Jesus Tweet?
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34
Social Network For Designers
Social Network For Designers
Design 21
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33
Twitter Wine Tastings
Twitter Wine Tastings
Eco-Friendly Experts Tweet to Facilitate Shared Experience
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32
Social Network Brandability Scans
Social Network Brandability Scans
Usernamecheck.com
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31
Free Online Education
Free Online Education
Academic Earth Shares Hundreds of Top-Notch Lectures
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30
Twitter Weather Updates
Twitter Weather Updates
Toronto Weatherman Informs Wired Citizens With Twitter Updates
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29
Virtual Gourmet Marketplaces
Virtual Gourmet Marketplaces
Foodzie is Edible Etsy
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28
Luxury Online Marketplaces
Luxury Online Marketplaces
JamesList Is an Affluent Alternative to CraigsList
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27
Canine Social Networking
Canine Social Networking
Australian Dogtree Lets You Find Puppy Playmates Online
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26
Social Networking Contact Cards
Social Networking Contact Cards
Custom Profile Cards
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25
Twitter Newspapers
Twitter Newspapers
USA Today's Del Jones Uses Tweets as Only Source
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24
Twitter Pizza Promos
Twitter Pizza Promos
Kraft's DiGiorno Delivers Free Flatbread Pizza to Tweetups
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23
Twitter-Inspired Dictionaries
Twitter-Inspired Dictionaries
140pedia Defines the World in 140 Characters or Less
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22
Online Dating 2.0
Online Dating 2.0
Next-Gen Social Networking Makes Matchmaking Simple
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21
Social Network for Kids
Social Network for Kids
Moshi Monsters
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20
Social Networks for Chefs
Social Networks for Chefs
CookEatShare.com
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Brand Adoration
Brand Adoration
Coke Facebook Page is Number One After Obama
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18
Tuition Free High School Diplomas
Tuition Free High School Diplomas
'Insight' Offers Online High School Education
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17
Twitter Cookies
Twitter Cookies
Fortunes Based on Real Tweets
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16
Naughty Social Networking Scams
Naughty Social Networking Scams
Scandalous Twitter Game Could Cause ID Theft
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15
Grassroots Facebook Campaigns Against HSBC Successful!
Grassroots Facebook Campaigns Against HSBC Successful!
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14
Catastrophic Candy Branding
Catastrophic Candy Branding
Skittles Relaunches Website as Twitter Search, Offensive Tweets Ensue
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13
Digital Social Networking Business Cards
Digital Social Networking Business Cards
Poken Keychains Encourage Physical Interaction
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12
Social Networking Apparel
Social Networking Apparel
OSMO Custom Social Network Wearable Syncs With iPhone and Loopt
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11
Antisocial Fast Food Promotions
Antisocial Fast Food Promotions
Unfriend 10 Facebook Users For a Gratis BK Whopper
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10
Twitter Internships
Twitter Internships
Pizza Hut is Hiring a Social Media ‘Twintern'
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9
Social Networks for Kids
Social Networks for Kids
Allie Finkle, ZooKazoo & ourWorld
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8
Twitterific Fashion
Twitterific Fashion
Threadless Clothing Brings Your Tweets to Tee-Shirts
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7
Twitter-Inspired Calendars
Twitter-Inspired Calendars
The ‘Status Calendar' Lets You Update Your Offline Activiti
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6
Pocket-Sized Social Networking
Pocket-Sized Social Networking
MingleStick Packs a Business Card Into a USB Device
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5
Augmented Reality Tee Shirts
Augmented Reality Tee Shirts
Squidder's E-Shirt Displays Hologram of Your Last Twitter Post
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4
Concept Car Contest on Facebook
Concept Car Contest on Facebook
Mazda Design Challenge
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3
Positive Body Image PR
Positive Body Image PR
Meghan McCain Stands Up to Laura Ingraham on Twitter
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2
Custom Avatar Paintings
Custom Avatar Paintings
Matt Held Paints Your Facebook Profile Picture (If You're Friends)
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Twittering Food Trucks
Twittering Food Trucks
Koji BBQ Taco Truck Fuels Hungry Angelenos
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