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Burp Is a Social Network For Foodies

Burp Food Community App

People are always posting food shots on Instagram and other social networks. However, Facebook and IG aren’t exactly teeming with foodies who might appreciate all the food shots that people are uploading from all over. The solution? A dedicated community called Burp where foodies, chefs, amateur cooks, and food lovers can unite and share their love for food.

Its founders goals are summed up pretty succinctly below:

People need a way to share their food experiences. People need an outlet to announce their food discoveries. People also need a way to discover different types of food. Our goal is to do just those and become the medium that people use to further the food tech revolution.

Aside from joining communities, you can also start your own if you don’t see any that you’d like to join. On Burp, you’ll be able to share photos, tips, reviews, and virtually anything else under the sun–as long as it has to do with food, that is.

If this sounds like a movement that you want to be a part of, then you can pledge to make Burp into a reality on Kickstarter.

Lovematically ‘Loves’ Posts on Instagram For You Automatically

Lovematically

Do you feel a need to like every post your friends post online? Is browsing through Instagram profiles and hitting that little heart below each and every photo taking too much of your time? Then you need Lovematically, an app that automatically loves each and every post your friends upload on Instagram.

Lovematically’s creator, Rameet Chawla, explains: “It’s our generation’s crack cocaine. People are addicted. We experience withdrawals. We are so driven by this drug, getting just one hit elicits truly peculiar reactions. I’m talking about Likes. Pre-Lovematically, my posts would average 35 likes. Now, I routinely hit the triple-digits for Likes.”

Lovematically was made available to 5,000 users last February 14th. It looks like Instagram isn’t too happy about the app, though, as they’ve begun blocking the app soon after.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Mention Keeps Track Of Your Mentions on Social Media

Mention App

 

If you’re active on various social networks, then you might find it difficult to keep track of all the mentions you’re getting as people respond, leave comments, and converse with you online. Most social media suites come packed with a host of features so you can manage a number of accounts. But if you’d rather just track your mentions without all the other features, then you can download Mention instead.

It’s an that lets users set up real-time alerts for any mentions that they get on various social media sites. Organizations can also use this to monitor any mentions their brand or company is receiving. The service isn’t available for free, although you can try it out for 30 days to see if it meets your needs.

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Sharks ‘Tweet’ When They Get Too Close To Shore

Shark Week

 

Because of movies like Jaws, people have become more conscious (and sometimes, overly paranoid) about sharks and whether or not one might suddenly bite them while they’re in the water. Most beaches aren’t infested with sharks, and a lot don’t wander too far out into the shore. That said, sharks do occasionally end up in areas where people are frolicking by the beach, so unless the beach has posted some warnings about it, then there’s no need to fret.

The odds are against most people because they don’t find out that there’s a shark in the waters…until the shark is a few feet away. With this in mind, scientists in Western Australia have devised a different system to alert people of the presence of sharks in the water: Twitter.

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SickWeather Maps Out Where the Sick People Are So You Can Avoid Them

SickWeather

Getting sick sucks. Catching a bug during the holidays sucks even more. Sick people are around us all the time. Some might be mere carriers, while others might already be sick even though they aren’t exhibiting any symptoms just yet. If you want to minimize the odds of bumping into someone who has a cold or is down with the flu, then you might want to check out SickWeather before you leave the house.

SickWeather’s advanced logarithm analyzes posts and status updates by users on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter and checks for any mention of illness or sickness. It takes note of the places where these illnesses or sicknesses are mentioned and flags these locations down on the map. Alternatively, you can also search by specific illnesses on the map to see which sites are relatively safe (cough and cold zones) and which sites are places that you should definitely avoid (chicken pox-infested areas.)

Check out SickWeather here.

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The Lowdown on Virtual Security and Keeping Safe On the Interwebs

Fake Gmail

These days, hearing about people who had their accounts hacked or their personal information stolen is becoming a more common occurrence. Malware is on the rise, and hackers out there are taking advantage of users who are careless when it comes to online security. This is partly why many people resisted the concept of the cloud when it first came to be. Ironically, many of those people are probably already using the cloud, even though they don’t realize it.

Lots of online services, from email storage and notes, apps, file storage and archiving, are already cloud-based. With so many options, there will come a time when you’ll forget where you stored a specific file or message. You could search all of your apps and accounts manually–which is infinitely harder when you’re on your mobile–or you could just fire up CloudMagic, a cloud-searching app which we covered earlier.

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‘Feeling Cagey?’ Adds Nicolas Cage’s Mug On Your Selfies

Nicolas Cage Selfie

His personality and antics have spawned the creation of unusual art and makeup bearing his image. Now another thing that’s using the likeness of Nicolas Cage to spread fun and laughter is Feeling Cagey?. It’s a website that features a continuous stream of Nic’s mug plastered on a variety of face shapes and bodies that belong to men, women, and children.

It’s humorous and provides some mindless entertainment when you’re stressed or bored. Nic Cage as a baby, Nic Cage as a smexy model, Nic Cage as a girl with Nic Cage as a boyfriend…how is that not entertaining?

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‘BetterMe’ App Shames You Into Becoming a Better Person

Better Me App

What motivates you to become a better person? What makes you want to achieve your goals? For most people, it’s self-satisfaction. For others, it’s peer pressure and approval from other people. In a sense, the BetterMe app would seem like a better fit for the latter group, don’t you think?

BetterMe is described as an app that utilizes public humiliation to encourage the user to be on time, break bad habits, keep appointments, and be a better person overall. It features an alarm clock, a goal tracker, and a GPS check-in system that work together to make sure you complete your tasks–or else.

GPS Check-ins: First input the address and time of your gym, class, or work schedule. Then the app will use GPS to check if you arrived at your destination on time. If not, then you will be shamed on Facebook!
Goals: Goals are announced on Facebook. It asks your friends to hold you accountable. The app will later ask if you have achieved your goal and if not then you will be shamed on Facebook.
Alarm: Snooze this alarm clock and receiving a shaming immediately.

BetterMe is available from the iTunes App Store for free.

‘Give It 100′ Encourages People to Learn a New Skill While Recording Their Progress

Give it 100

The thing about routines is that they can be boring. Since life is basically composed of a series of routines, then you might want to mix things up every once in a while so you don’t fall into a slump. The simplest way to do that is to get a hobby or learn something new. Eager to help you out on the latter is Give It 100, which is an interactive site that encourages people to practice something for a hundred days.

The premise is simple. You start off with choosing a skill or hobby that you want to learn or take up, like dancing or painting. You can sign up for lessons or teach yourself by looking for tutorials online. Through the website, you’re then tasked to upload a ten-second video to show your progress at your current project.

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