April 29, 2008


Shake Well Before Use is going through some Movable Type changes. Apologies for filling up your RSS reader!

April 13, 2008

Shake Well Before Use gears up for ad:tech San Francisco

290701243_c6da8d4d8a.jpgI'll be joining the forces with the fabulous team at Adrants and the ad:tech blog to provide coverage of the upcoming ad:tech conference in San Francisco, April 15-17.

General housekeeping of where else to find me:

arielwaldman.com - My new blog that has more about myself and social media consulting.
Engadget (Movie Gadget Friday columns!)
Twitter, Pownce, and Upcoming

Oh, and I'll most likely be lobbycon-ing the Web 2.0 Expo in SF from April 22-25 with a few out-of-towners.

April 7, 2008

Sex offender satellite suffers serious flaws

gps_satellite_650.jpgA satellite system devoted to tracking sex offenders recently released from prison suffered from too many bugs to be realistically implemented. The original idea was to use four satellites as a GPS to keep more accurate tabs on known sex offenders by way of an attached radio-transmitting ankle tag.

"...a pilot found that the signal emitted from the tracking devices could be blocked by clouds, buildings or leaves. It was also lost underground and on some trains. The Ministry of Justice has decided to focus instead on lie detectors as a means of controlling paedophiles released on parole. The U-turn will leave ministers facing accusations that they have failed to address the threat that communities face from 30,000 registered sex offenders."

April 6, 2008

Conspiracy to cover up (nipples)

American advertising often makes a war on sex and clarifies the blurry lines of what may or may not be acceptable. One such recent battle is the almost conspiracy-like cover up of nipples. In their attempt to un-sexualize the male body, they've created some "solutions" that are just plain awkward. Photoshop Disasters points to a recent cloning-tool accident, while the long-running Old Spice ad above choses to oddly attempt to knock-out the nipple (watch for the hair-growing segment).

April 2, 2008

Geeks splooge over LED labia

Surfing for more pr0n than peripherals (who can blame them?), Gizmodo pointed to what is being held up as the best use of LEDs ever: the LED labia. Yes, stuck in a stripping woman's crotch is a panty-full of blinking, shiny lights in case you needed extra incentive to stare. Though this usage is difficult to top, Clitter most certainly out does the LED labia any day.