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DESIGN
Slow Tech
While many designers are working hard to develop new applications that would foster more streamlined social networking, the group behind the London exhibit Slow Tech are intelligently conceptualizing how to take time off. Created by Wallpaper Magazine...
TECH
Google+
With any new networking platform, the tech crowd always takes the lead while the rest of us are still complaining about our parents joining Facebook. When Google+ launched last month it seemed like a particularly novel way to stay socially organized...
TECH
Big Ass Picture
A follow-up to Björn Johansson's web-based "shout-out" generator, Big Ass Message, his latest work-distracting website, aptly titled Big Ass Picture, launched today. The Internet destination adds to the original text-customizer with the option...
TECH
Write the Headline
Taking over Johannesburg's towering Southern Life Center building, Nike Football's interactive LED light show "Write the Headline" allows fans around the world to root for their favorite World Cup player in a big way. The installation, almost the...
TECH
Twittering the 99% Conference
Today officially kicks off 99%, our two-day conference exploring the art of realizing ideas. With a speaker line-up full of heavy-hitters, hosted by Behance's founder Scott Belsky and our own Josh Rubin, the day guarantees at least a few gems...
TECH
Skimmer: Social Aggregation by Fallon and Sierra Bravo
With so many ways to stay socially connected these days it's difficult to keep track of it all. The new Adobe AIR application Skimmer sorts this problem out with its clean, minimal interface that conveniently aggregates Facebook, Twitter, Flickr...
TECH
Contxts: SMS Business Cards
While old-fashioned business cards have their charm, it's a little surprising that a digital service like Contxts, an SMS-enabled way to share contact info, hasn't come along sooner. After entering info online, users can send their "...
TECH
Signal Patterns
Though personality tests generally remind us of the creepy eHarmony guy, are never really as accurate as they claim to be, and results usually lack any creative presentation, when we saw the new site from Signal Patterns we were impressed. It'...
TECH
You Look Great Today
Our friends at thehappycorp want you to know just how good you look. To prove it, they created You Look Great Today, an assemblage of orchestrated thumbs-up photos that anyone can contribute to. To get involved, you first need to purchase their signature...
TECH
Kluster: Project 72
After only days of existence, the kluster community has already made quite a name for itself. The Vermont-based "crowdsourcing" firm officially launched it's first product this past March 1st, after a frenzied three days of production...
TECH
Socialight London
First introduced a few years back by a couple of ITP (Interactive Telecommunications Program) students, the cleverly named Socialight, a free service using social networking to deliver localized info to your mobile phone, launched in London today...
CULTURE
Trig + Felix Mag
If you're feeling a bit Face Spaced or My Booked, check out Trig. When behemoths of the social networking phenomenon are boring you, Trig is a more refined and well-designed online community experience . We were introduced to this Swedish site...
TECH
Me.dium
Me.dium is like being given a piggyback by someone surfing the web. The interface sits as a sidebar on your Firefox browser (a version for Microsoft Explorer will soon be released) and at the top of the window, you can see which sites other Me.dium...
TECH
Social Networking for a Cause
From corporate-sponsored "Cool Apps" to niche spin-offs like Bakespace, Virb and I'm In Like With You, online communities are still largely about socializing and/or wasting time. Their potential as powerful tools for the greater good...
TECH
Sneakerplay Photo Box
Our friends at the sneaker-specific social networking site Sneakerplay recently launched The Photo Box, a widget that allows members to export pictures from their galleries and embed them into personal websites, blogs, profiles and the like. With...
TECH
Webkinz
Cross a Beanie Baby with a Neopet and what do you get?  The answer is Webkinz, an extensive line of plush pets with lives in an online world.  Each Webkinz sold comes with a unique ID that gives its owner access to the...
CULTURE
Reader Finds
Starting today, you'll notice a new little tab in the nav bar above. Reader Finds enables readers to post their own favorite discoveries on CH. To make it happen, we've teamed up with our friends over at ThisNext, so if you don't have...
STYLE
Sneakerplay: The AF1 Playoffs
It's fair to say that we at Team Cool Hunting havn't gone for the whole Nike Air Force 1 anniversary in a huge way, but this collaboration between Nike iD and our favorite social networking site for sneakerheads could change all that. Starting...
TECH
Radar Now Supports Video
Radar, the web service for friends to keep in touch through text and pictures via their mobile phones, today added a video feature. Sharing mobile videos is just like sharing pictures—you add a message and email them from your phone...
TECH
Sneakerplay is Live to the Public (sort of)
If you're at all in to sneakers you've probably already heard about Sneakerplay, the footwear themed social software site. In addition to the standard profile, friend, gallery and messaging features the site includes a battle feature. To...
TECH
ThisNext
My friends over at ThisNext have just taken their site out of private beta. Shopping these days is all about curated consumption—looking to friends or idols for guidance on what to buy and where to find it. ThisNext facilitates online shopping...
TECH
Radar
As the mobile multimedia landscape evolves due to the increasing availability of hi-speed networks, Radar, the new web-based photo-sharing service for your phone and PC, is a natural step. Much like Shozu with Flickr built in, the site also has a...
CULTURE
MOG
As social networking sites become bigger and bigger people have a harder time finding new friends or meaningful stuff to share. As a result there is an increasing number of niche or topic focused sites coming on to the scene. The latest, MOG, is...
CULTURE
SNIF Petworking
SNIF, or Social Networking in Fur, is a project from John Maeda's Physical Language Workshop at the MIT Media Lab. The idea is built on the age old notion of petworking-- meeting people through your pets. In their own words: "SNIF presents a hardware...
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