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Answers to cool-school quiz

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Ikea hacking: A do-it-yourselfer trend where users take Ikea products and re-mix them into something else. See examples at ikeahacker.blogspot.com

Branded widget: A stylized RSS feed that resides on a desktop or blog with brand wraps and signage.

Godcasts: Religious podcasts the younger demographic uses to get religion or spiritual guidance on their own time.

Anche Chung: First real-life millionaire from the virtual-reality game Second Life.

Tuanguo: An Asian phenomenon where groups collectively pick a store and demand preferred pricing. Mobs of 500 or so are not uncommon; neither is the store closing its doors and offering 30% discounts to the group.

website descriptions:

SixDegrees.org: Actor Kevin Bacon founded this charitable initiative to connect causes and drum up donations both big and small.

SellaBand.com: Spend $10 to buy a share of an up-and-coming band (or if you're a band, cash in with backers of your own).

Nikemashup.com: New Nike site where you can make your own commercial using stock visuals, graphics and sound.

Hypemachine.com: Aggregating website that tracks songs, plus music news and blog discussions to show the most popular music topics in real time.

text slang interpretations:

Book: Cool (perceptive text correctors read mistype of cool as "book").

404: "I have no clue." Can also refer to a person who is clueless (comes from the web error message 404 Not Found).

IG2G: I've got to go.

T@YL: Talk at you later.
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