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03-06-2010 Dose of Reality for Twitterers

You can ‘Facebook attend’ an event which, as most people know, is quite different to ‘real life’ attendance. But did you know that now the tech nerds have cleverly designed a way for you to send real life gifts via the medium of Twitter, even if you don’t know the person’s address? The clever folk at Mashable have compiled a list of the various websites that, with just a credit card and access to Twitter, allows you to send gifts of all shapes and sizes to your online buddies! This is an interesting take on how online social mediums are starting to practically filter into our everyday lives. Now you just sit back and wait for the sweet gifts to come flooding in (hopefully).

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04-11-2008 Get Mooving

The first "Cows on Parade" was held in Zurich in 1988 and has grown into one of the world's largest public events. Each cow parade features spectacularly designed life-sized fibreglass cows. The same spirit has been captured in this series of miniature and highly collectible sculptures from the Australian gift supplier Jasnor. Next to this adorable cow collection, they sell children's toys as well as nursery items.

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27-10-2008 Fair-trade Some Dharma for your Karma

What happens when two socially conscious people embark on a ‘soul searching’ journey? They bring back a selection of precious gifts from the tailor downstairs, to share with the Aussies back home. The Dharma Door is like a portal into another world, except that they are based in Queensland. Shannon and Mick now support Bhumtso Tailoring Workshop and are committed to conducting all business dealings by fair trade principles. All artisans are paid fair wages and

enjoy a relaxed and

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positive working environment. Products are hand crafted, including bags, accessories, book bags, cards, home decor and
more. The couple have travelled through Laos, Vietnam, volunteered in Nepal and India


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