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Olla Condoms sent Facebook users unsolicited friend requests from their yet-to-be-born sons — but is was a violation of Facebook policy.     As reported by Mashable: The promo video for the “Unexpected Babies” campaign from Brazilian agency Age Isobar details the ad’s concept: Take a male user’s name, create a new profile using that name with “Jr.” tacked on the end, and send a friend request to the unsuspecting user. When he visits his virtual son’s profile, he sees a condom ad from Brazil-based Olla. Facebook, however, expressly forbids fake profiles. The condom ad campaign appears to violate several policies found under “Registration and Account Security” in Facebook’s Terms. And

Flying down the mountain has never been so precise. Zeal Optics has combined blue tooth technology, GPS tracking and of course their backcountry knowledge to design the most useful goggles we've ever seen, and they're just getting started. With the Z3 goggle you can monitor your speed, altitude, air temperature and receive phone call and text notices from your Android phone though a small screen in the corner of the goggles. With the integrated GPS you can find yourself and your friends on the mountain, which is perfect when you inevitably separated on a run, especially on mountains with spotty cell service. But the Z3 is

If you haven’t watched Forks Over Knives you should make it your evening viewing tonight. What does it have to do with the elimination of sugar and alcohol from our diet?  Not much … but it will give you some surprising insight into the relationship between corporate interest and food policy in the United States. The conclusion, to eat a low fat diet primarily of plants, is based on what some hail as “The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted.”  The New York Times referred to it as “the Grand Prix of epidemiology.” Dr.

3 Months Since We Won the Contest Well, it's been almost 3 months since it was announced that Cool Site of the Day won the $30,000 PaperThin CMS Giveaway Contest and all is going quite well. For those of you who don't know, CMS stands for 'content management system'. The CMS that PaperThin developed (and the one that will drive Cool Site of the Day in the future) is known as CommonSpot. Currently, Cool Site of the Day runs on Wordpress. CommonSpot is a much bigger deal than Wordpress; takeaway: I'm totally stoked. What's Been Done I just spent the past 2 days in training at the PaperThin offices

I love t-shirts. I also love designing my own custom t-shirts and that's what I like about Fibers. So, if you have an idea for a t-shirt, design your own t-shirt here: If you just want to buy t-shirts, click here (or sell t-shirts here). Here's one of my favorite t-shirt designs:      If you're reading this on 2/14/12, you can rate it here or by clicking on the 'See Today's Site' graphic on the right. Otherwise, find it in our archive. Mike