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New Media Workout Plan

New Media Workout Plan

Facebook, Tumblr and other social networks not only help us keep up with friends but pile on the weight; the New Media Workout Plan will keep you fit while friending and following.

Funny: Technology

Funny: Technology

Mark Fiore’s Technology is an animated short film that dares to ask (and rhyme) what happens when technophiles fully unplug from Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. Thanks, Chris!

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Tweeting Kegerator

Tweeting Kegerator

We’ve seen Twitter for power usage and watering plants, but the Tweeting Kegerator is easily the most useful: it monitors beer temp, handle pulls and brew levels; follow it on Twitter.

How Many People In Space

How Many People In Space

Single-use websites are all the rage nowadays, but we couldn’t help having an existential pale blue dot moment with How Many People Are In Space Right Now; RSS feed here.

Google Street View Art

Google Street View Art

Blending old world style with new world tech, Bill Guffey’s Google Street View Art may seem worldly but is painted entirely from his home in rural Kentucky; yes, Google says it’s okay.

Funny: Gold4JetPack

Funny: Gold4JetPack

There was no way we couldn’t post Gold4JetPack.com: sure, it’s a goofy pre-order ad for Dark Void that spoofs Cash4Gold.com, but most importantly, it mentions the word Awesomer.

Free: Moonbell

Free: Moonbell

Moonbell isn’t quite a game–it uses topographical data from Japan’s Kaguya satellite that lets you play the Moon’s surface like a record; choose from Orbit Play and Free Scratch modes.

S*** My Dad Says

S*** My Dad Says

We’ve never featured a Twitter account before, but S*** My Dad Says is brimming with so much foul-mouthed wit from 28-year old Justin’s 73-year old dad it’s too much to pass up.

iGoogle Goes Social

iGoogle Goes Social

iGoogle, Google’s formerly plain-jane web portal page, has recently been revamped with social networking features including 19 social gadgets that you can share with friends.

Social Media Pillows

Social Media Pillows
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As if our lives aren’t already consumed by tweets and status updates, these Social Media Pillows let you pimp out your pad with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and MySpace icons.

Free: Translation Party

Free: Translation Party

Translation Party shows the meaning behind lost in the translation: it repeatedly takes a phrase between Japanese and English, with often unintentionally humorous results. Thanks, Scott!

2010 Mustang Customizer

2010 Mustang Customizer

Build-your-own-car tools are a ubiquitous on automaker sites, but Ford’s 2010 Mustang Customizer ups the ante with hood scoops, stripes, and even the size of your Stang’s burnout.

Guess The Google

Guess The Google

Guess the Google is simple but surprisingly addictive game that presents an array of images which you’ll need to guess the search term for; it’s pretty finicky, so get your spelling right.

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Shirts Taste Good

Shirts Taste Good
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Pure genius, but also pure annoyance, too: Shirts Taste Good features t-shirts based on Internet memes, with classics like Rick Rollin’, the Aluminum Falcon and Don’t Tase Me, Bro.

Rome, Warcraft 2 Style

Rome, Warcraft 2 Style

Oh, Italy, how far you’ve fallen: Rome gets redone as a giant Orc camp with this Warcraft 2-style map; it uses Cartagen, a mapping framework that can load GSS (geo style sheet) files.

We Choose The Moon

We Choose The Moon

The JFK Library celebrates the 1969 moon landings with We Choose The Moon, a website which will recreate–down to the minute–Apollo 11’s journey; it starts 7/16/09 at 8:02 am.

Website: Eternal Moonwalk

Website: Eternal Moonwalk

Eternal Moonwalk is one of the best tributes to Michael Jackson we’ve seen: it’s a never-ending, sideway-scrolling montage of moonwalks from fans; submit your own here!

Google Chrome OS

Google Chrome OS

A shot across Microsoft’s bow, Google Chrome OS will run on x86 and ARM chips with a focus on web-based apps; it’ll be open sourced this year, with consumers getting it 2H 2010.

App: TweetCraft

App: TweetCraft

One more reason for World of Warcraft players to never logout, TweetCraft is an in-game Twitter client that’ll let you queue tweets based on priority and send screenshots via TwitPic.

Website: gdgt

Website: gdgt

Created by Ryan Block and Peter Rojas, gdgt is a new “social gadget platform;” it’s essentially a social network for gadget lovers, with the ability to list your own gadgets and review them.

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Funny: Web Site Story

Funny: Web Site Story

If you’re a Web 2.0 blogger who happens to be a theater major, Web Site Story will be right up your Avenue Q: it’s a Broadway musical filled with references to Hulu, Facebook and more.

Twitter Pulse Box

Twitter Pulse Box

We’ve seen Twitter hooked up to plants and to your electrical wiring, but this Twitter Pulse Box takes the cake for sheer morbidity: it measures your heartbeat–or the lack thereof.

The Story (so far) of Twitter

The Story (so far) of Twitter

The Story (so far) of Twitter is an infographic for mainstream media types seeking insight on the micro-blogging phenomenon; it stretches from Unix’s Talk in the 80s to the Twipocalypse.

Cause: Re~Cycle

Cause: Re~Cycle

Re~Cycle collects second-hand bicycles and ships them to Africa, where they can be used as personal transport, ambulances and more; donate a bike if you’re in the UK, or money elsewhere.

Website: ManBabies.com

Website: ManBabies.com

In honor of this Father’s Day, we present to you ManBabies.com: sure, the premise is simple to the point of stupid, but we dare you not to laugh at these father-son odd couples.

Website: Hahahaha.fr

Website: Hahahaha.fr

Today’s inane entertainment award goes to Hahahaha.fr; it’s essentially a laughtrack tied to your keyboard which, silly as it sounds, had us laughing too (especially with the spacebar).

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