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Baby Hashtag

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Has the search for original names gone too far?

A new mum has reportedly called her baby after the ubiquitous Twitter symbol. She may well live to regret her rash choice …

A baby’s name isn’t just for Christmas … Photograph: Hannes Hepp/Corbis

It may be a joke or a hoax but one new mum has apparently announced on Facebook that her newborn baby girl is called Hashtag.

This name, an apparent tribute to the ubiquitous # symbol in social media, has led to predictable outrage in the Twittersphere.

The biggest objection is that the child will be lumbered with a name that will draw scorn in the playground. No one born in 1983 is called Amstrad or Pac-Man, after all. But fears of a life of cyberbullying for Hashtag are unfounded as she will be hanging out with Caligula and Boudicca if she lives in north London and Kaiden and Luca-Ky if she lives in Norwich. In a playground of weird names, Hashtag will fit right in.

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Call me # for short…

Data Never Sleeps

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It’s actually a bit scary…

Twitter as Art

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Some pink New York loving

Yes, this is produced from Twitter.

Based on the words pink, New York and love.

You can read about how it was done on Art Meets Social Media

The Absolute in Banal

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Toilet gaming technology targets urinal boredom

There is not much choice: stare blankly at the wall tiles, focus on shoes with face set in a grimace, or maybe whistle.

When men use a public urinal they are cruelly left in full view, with nothing to do as they answer nature’s call.

Until now.

British company Captive Media thinks it has developed a product that fills a gap in the market – a urinal mounted, urine-controlled games console for men.

It calls it the first “hands-free” video gaming console of its kind.

The sturdy device sits above the normal oval ceramic urinal bowl, opening up a whole new world of entertainment.

The user is presented with three generous targets to aim for in the urinal: stickers in the unit that read “Start”, “Left” and “Right”.

The console is able to detect where the urine is falling by means of an infra-red device.

And so a rudimentary “joystick” is set up.

Bog Standard

Games on offer include a skiing challenge, and a multiple choice pub quiz.

Once they have finished their business, customers can use their mobile phones to post their scores to Twitter and a live leader board.

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Opinion:

I shake my head in despair.

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