Rapid Fire – Wednesday, February 20

N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25: Fully Automatic NERF Cannon – Boing Boing Gadgets

This is both scary and cool. I want one and I’m ashamed I (apparently) have so much pent up foam aggression.

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Comic: Consumption – Bokardo

Great comic!

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BabyPlays Toy Rental Program

As a parent of a young toddler, I find it amazing how fast we crank through toys. It seems like as soon as we take it out of the box, she’s already developed past that stage. This site brings the Netflix model (of sorts) to baby toys. Pretty slick. Of course, as a first time parent, I have a hard time with toys that aren’t brand new, never been cleaned, and (theoritically) germ free. I’m a new parent, what can I say?

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VideoJobShop :: Jobs :: Video Resumes :: Training

Video comes to the job hunt…. Human Resources professionals worldwide are shaking their fists at the sky over this one!

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PickupPal :: On Your Way :: Welcome

Even carpooling has gone social. Yeah!

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Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath – Buy chapters

Cool idea, sell chapters of a book, rather than the full business book. For certain types of business book, I think this could be a fantastic idea. With so, so many business book created every year, does this help the industry? If we consumer readers are prone to buy chapter at a time, might we see an industry switch where fewer full books are written and more individual “mini-books” are created instead?

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Leverage Software – Point of View: Virgin America Misses Opportunity – Lessons Learned

Virgin America Airlines implements a cool seat-to-seat passenger chat/connection system, as Mike points out. Very cool!

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YouTube – Child Friendly advertising

Wow, this is quite moving…

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Marketing with Technology and More: We Can’t Always Be Right

Great story about the impact of well-written customer service apology emails.

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IOC Gives Blogging Olympians the Conditional Go-Ahead – MarketingVOX

“Last week the International Olympic Committee (IOC) issued blogging guidelines for the Beijing Olympics. This is the first time blogging will be permitted amongst participants or officials of the Olympic games.”

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