The "Nerd Alert" Report...

by Rachelle Hruska · April 7, 2009

    It's board game math according to Rex Sorgatz! YIPEE! So Monopoly + Risk = The Economy, Operation + Sorry = Heath Care System, and well, you get the idea. What we really want to know? What board games make up the Social Media High? [Tumlr]

    The US Air Guitar Championships are coming to the Bowery Ballroom. Prepare yourselves for May 28th. People are already buying their tickets. [StubHub]

    Google links up with Twitter-to sell ads that is. Google is now letting advertisers stream their Tweets on its AdSense network.  In other words, instead of a traditional ad, you can buy a recent Tweet. Turbo Tax was the first company to sign up. [AdAge] Ironically, on the same day, Adage runs this article titled: "The Top 10 Reasons Your Company Probably Shouldn't Tweet" [Link]

    No one's sure how Foursquare got a full page in this weeks NY Magazine, not least of all, it's founder Dennis Crowley. [Flickr]

    Need a job? Join some our favorite nerds over at The Buisness Insider. They are expanding and looking for an Operations/Web Producer, Summer MBA Internship, and Editorial Interns. [Business Insider]

    Take a look at the 100 most iconic internet videos of all time! [Urlesque]

    Flutter: The New Twitter. As Twitter-mania reaches new levels, Slate V presents a mockumentary about a company that wants to take microblogging to the next level. [YouTube]

    Social Media is taking you and your company hostage! Here's why. [Silicon Alley Insider]

    The GM-Segway PUMA (below) has been unleashed on the streets of Manhattan by the geeks of Gizmodo."When we first saw the PUMA last night we didn't really know what to make of it. It looks like a cross between a mobility scooter and a roller coaster car. But appearances can be deceiving, as this is just a rough chassis serving as an engineering prototype." [Gizmodo]