Pepsi introduces the Social Vending machine

Pepsi connects to social media via Social Vending machine, a device through which you can send beverage gifts (from Pepsi, obviously) to friends. Equipped with touch-screen interface, the Social Vending machine allows you to buy, gift or redeem a drink, or connect to the Pepsi Refresh Project. By choosing the “gift” option, you are required to choose a drink and input your friend’s phone number, along with an optional video message. They will receive your message with an attached code which permits them to “redeem the gift” at another Social…

The Dangers of Social Networking: “Facebook Depression”

Most of us spend time on social networks, like Facebook or Twitter. While our maturity stop us (or a part of us) from crossing a line, teens are in danger of falling into a depression. Teens spend so much time online that they lose all contact with reality. Do you need proof on that? Have you noticed they don’t meet their friends for coffee? They just… “hang out” online. They share their most personal experiences with the entire world, hoping that they will gain some sort of trusted community to…

Children vs. Cellphones

Have you even seen those tiny persons who hold a communication device in their small hands? Yes, those are our children. Is it ok for children to be having cellphones? I can honestly disapprove. And I won’t take that “well, I grew up without a cellphone and I turned out fine!” approach because it would seem a little hypocritical. But technology has a way of messing things up, even at an early age. I won’t disagree with a parent’s intentions – it’s all for the safety of our children (like…

50 Million Tweets Per Day from Twitter

Everybody is using twitter to read recent news, to promote their activity on internet, to promote great articles and even for their dogs. 50 Million Tweets Per Day from Twitter Reading on Twitter’s blog I’ve seen that Twitter was announcing that its users are posting almost 50 million Tweets per day. Quite impressive, don’t you think? Twitter started its activity in 2009 and at the beginning there was about 2.5 million publishing per day and in one year (until the end of 2009) everything was going up to 35 million…