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Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at some of the internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

Apple-i-fy your ads

Don’t say that Apple advertising doesn’t work on you. We simply don’t believe that.

But can the winning advertising formula work for other products – like biros, Post-Its or french fries? Aspiring art director Bryan Evans investigates…

(see more examples here)

Image courtesy of Applefied Ads

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Kissinger

It’s being touted as a way to help long-distance relationships, but is the Kissinger by Lovotics comforting or creepy?

The odd-looking device lets users send interactive kisses to a loved-one over the internet. So, if you fancy locking lips with a plastic blob that evokes mental images of Henry Kissinger you are – weirdly – in luck.

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Facebook reunites family

This is bound to melt your heart a little,  no matter how old and gnarled it may be: a father has located his ex-wife and long-lost son after 21 years apart through Facebook.

US airman Don Gibson and British woman Chrissie, who had a son named Craig, lost contact with one another after he moved back to the States in the 1980s. Although both Craig and Don searched for years for each other – with Don even hiring a private investigator – they had no luck… until Facbook arrived.

Now there’s even talk of Don and Chrissie remarrying. Aww.

Picture by: Martin Keene/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Google’s acquisition of Sparrow

BoingBoing has kindly put together a video to prepare users for Google’s acquistion of the popular minimalist email app Sparrow.

(We don’t recommend watching it if you work for – or like – Google.)

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