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…You can be too networked?


If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the constant requirements of the social networking environments, then NOSO is for you. Designed to be a “real-world platform for temporary disengagement”, it lets you create NO Connections by scheduling NO Events with other NO Friends.

The events, which take place at cafes, parks, libraries, bookstores, and other public spaces, bring together participants whose identities remain unknown to one another. They agree to arrive at an assigned time and remain alone, quiet and un-connected. The events last for 1-30 minutes, and then participants disperse and return to their regular activities.

If shutting down your blogging, vlogging, podcasting, Skyping, texting, IMing, dating, trading, buying and selling self sounds like the perfect getaway, then sign up for the next NOSO, and enter the oasis.


[Via: The Presurfer]

…You can either innovate, or you can die?

Innovate Or DieGoogle and Specialized have teamed up to create Innovate or Die, a Pedal-Powered Machine Contest that challenges you to create “an unheard-of, unprecedented pedal-powered machine, build it, and film it.

The only requirement is that the energy generated by the invention has human pedal-power as the original source.

The idea is to bring attention to innovation for the environment, and to show what can be done with a little manpower.

The best bike design earns the creator $5,000, and the top five finalists get a free bike.

Pedal Power!

[Innovate Or Die]

…Apple is getting greener?

A Greener Apple

Apple is going green. In response to criticisms about their environmental practices and progress, they’ve laid out their plans for the world to see (an unusual move for Apple because “it is generally not Apple’s policy to trumpet our plans for the future”). By removing toxic chemicals from their products, and recycling the rest, they hope that a greener Apple will be a pioneer for a greener future, and I say that there’s nothing wrong with that.

[A Greener Apple]

…February is shopping cart month?

Shopping Cart

According to the US Census Bureau, February is Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month. Apparently, two million shopping carts are stolen from supermarkets each year, and it’s starting to have a huge environmental (and economical) impact. Thus, if you see a cart, take some time out to return it to its rightful home, and you might just save Mother Nature a little trouble.

[Via: TreeHugger]