Rapid Fire – Sunday, August 03

How “Janet” Fooled the Twittersphere She’s the Voice of Exxon Mobil

Exxon is having an open conversation with the world via twitter! Yeah! Oh wait, they’re not… it was a fake Exxon twitter account. Read the story (and lessons) here.

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Instant-Messagers Really Are About Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon – washingtonpost.com

“The ‘small world theory,’ embodied in the old saw that there are just ‘six degrees of separation’ between any two strangers on Earth, has been largely corroborated by a massive study of electronic communication. With records of 30 billion electronic conversations among 180 million people from around the world, researchers have concluded that any two people on average are distanced by just 6.6 degrees of separation, meaning that they could be linked by a string of seven or fewer acquaintances.”

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Fun looking contest/game from the team behind the fantastic show “Burn Notice” on USA. (Are you watching it??)

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Blog Council Blog

The Blog Council launches a blog of their own!

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MediaPost Publications – Scion Seeks Community In New Campaign – 07/28/2008

“After five years of selling itself as a car that can reflect one’s individuality, Scion is looking to celebrate its community of individual owners via a new marketing campaign that showcases how owners come together via their customized vehicles.”

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MINDSTORMS NXT Rubik’s Cube solver by Hans Andersson | The Brothers Brick | LEGO Blog

“Hans Andersson’s Tilted Twister is a Rubik’s Cube solver built from only parts available in the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT retail set. Here’s what Hans says: An ultrasonic sensor detects its presence and starts to read the colors of the cube faces using a light sensor. The robot turns and tilts the cube in order to read all the faces of the cube.”

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Crystal Skulls – Crystalinks

Wow, the newest Indiana Jones was based on a true(ish) story about Crystal Skulls. Who knew!

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