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Microsoft's New Social Network Launched Officially On Sunday

It's called and it's borrowing from Google Plus, Facebook, Pinterest, Flipboard, and many other successful social and sharing sites. Microsoft says it's primarily for students (as Facebook once was), but it's open to all. I decided to check it out for myself...

The FBed Lets You Use Facebook Even When You're Sleeping

Like mah status if you like mah snoring! Here's Croation designer Tomislav Zvonarić's concept for the Facebook-integrated FBed, which will allow you to "always to be up to date and close to your online friends even when you sleep." Discuss. (via The Daily What)

Social Media Explained In One Image

It's as easy as pee! A clever explanation for how we use the various social networks we're addicted to surged on Reddit today in the form of this old image, made from an even older tweet. I decided to expand on the topic by updating the original and making a bit pretty, too. Add your own suggestions in the comments!


Vintage Web Services Book Covers

French Illustrator Stéphane Massa-Bidal aka Retrofuturs has released a series of printed posters called "WEBSITE COLLECTION | web services covers therapy" where he evidences his graphical philosophy: "mix the past, the present, the future and shake it!" (via la76 strategic design)


Jon Stewart Explains Twitter

The Twittersphere is excited today that Jon Stewart did a whole segment on trying to make sense of Twitter last night. It's definitely funny, but it doesn't really seem like the coming out party everyone's saying it is. Like, when John McCain is happily tweeting from his Blackberry, it seems like the service has got to be pretty mainstream already. Frees The Music moves to an ad-supported and subscription service model while offering free streaming of all tracks.

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