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If you burgle a house, don't use Facebook!

Okay, part-time mobsters and wanna-be thugs, here's a lesson in Social Media risk from West Virginia. As The Journal reports, a 19 year old burglar broke into the house of a woman at the beginning of this week in Martinsburg, WV, and stole two diamond rings from her. Obviously feeling secure in her home, he decided to check his Facebook account on her computer – and forgot to log out. It was easy for law enforcement after that. He is in custody and faces anything between one and ten years in prison.

September 18, 2009
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blogosphere's happiness has increased by 4%

According to the two mathematicians Doods and Danforth the blogosphere's happiness has increased by about 4% since 2005.  When they examined day-to-day fluctuations, they found that certain days stood out: Christmas and Valentine's Day were annual elation peaks, whereas the 11 September anniversaries were gloomy valleys. The happiest day since 2005 was 4 November 2008, the U.S.

August 22, 2009
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Amazee Pet Boys

Besides our well known web solution we also spend some of our research resources on hydro-mobility-devices. The latest brainstorm created this highly successful river-floating-belt: Components: 8 x 1.5 liter pet bottles (Body floaters), 2 x 0.5 liter pet bottles (Leg floaters) and lots of Duct Tape. Together with our air-matress-equipped  friends from Supertext we did the proof of concept - about 10 km from Hardbrücke down to Dietikon (Glanzenberg)!

August 20, 2009
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Convene, don't control

I know, it's yet another TED video, but they're just worth the watch. This time it's Clay Shirky arguing that the media landscape that we knew (professionals broadcast messages to amateurs) is busy slipping. Mature use of the new  medium (where the former audience has become a full participant) means: don't craft messages you want to be consumed, but create an environment for convening and supporting groups.

August 10, 2009
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Worse than swine flu

Dania's MacBook crashed, Luci's is showing the first symptoms - good to have an Apple doctor inhouse. Dr. Danny preparing for the surgery. Operation in progess. Oh, ohhh, operation still in progress...

(above: Still confident Dr.

August 7, 2009
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Bobby McFerrin demonstrates musical social collaboration

Bobby McFerrin, who most of you might remember for his epic hit "Don't Worry Be Happy" (which due to its one-hit-wonderness sort of overshadowed the true genius of McFerrin as a gifted musician and awesome entertainer, but that's a totally different story), recently appeared at a panel during the World Science Festival in New York City.

August 4, 2009
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Amazy trash can designs

No, we have not decided to branch out into another field of business. We just have found a twin company (by name, almost) on the Web. Amazy is operating from Germany and they sell wicked designs to pimp your trash can. The idea is pretty easy: Most outdoor trash cans which one keeps in one's yard in Germany are one shape and either grey, brown or green. Not a pretty sight?

July 30, 2009
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Amazee meets the Champ

We're happy to have the 5-time European Champion in Sport Stacking Elias Ramstein (who is Luci's Cousin) in our office with us today. He's here for a trial apprenticeship to learn about the web business.

Don't miss to watch his skills in the video embedded below. Can't believe your eyes? Well, watch again!

July 20, 2009
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