Archive for May 2010

Heartwarming clip of gorilla reunited with the man who raised him.

May 26, 2010

(Thanks to Betsy)

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Zoila the cat learns drum rudiments from the master (Kim Zick)

May 21, 2010

Congrats to co-worker, Linda Reuss Benson, for her honorable mention in this years American Quilter’s show in Paducah.

May 17, 2010

Linda is in a group called the Milwaukee Art Quilters (MArQ) and this quilt is part of a group of 8 going to the Knoxville AQS show in a competition called the Ultimate Guild Challenge.

Twitter demographics

May 14, 2010

http://www.fastcompany.com/1646469/twitter-a-human-seismograph-measuring-the-world

Twitter Demographics

While the following demographics reveal the segments of people using Twitter, as marketers, business professionals, and brand managers, pay closer attention to the “interest graphs” interwoven within the network. It’s how Twitter is basing its advertising architecture and its focus on psychographics over demographics is aligned with the dynamics of social media in general.

In the “Age of Social Networks,” the average age of a Twitter user was revealed as 39. Now we learn that 38% of Twitter users are age 35 and older with the greatest concentration of users falling between 25 to 34. And, as we already know, in Twitter, Social Media, and now mobile social networking, women rule.

If You Tweet Away, I Will Follow…

For businesses looking to engage in the conversation, Twitter is proving to be a means to connect the dots. For those brands that can effectively listen, respond, and also spark clicks to action, they will weave a rich network of invaluable touchpoints for customer acquisition and retention. According to the survey, Twitters users are more than likely to follow brands in companies at profound levels when compared to other social networks. In Twitter, 51% responded yes whereas 84% responded no when compared to all social network users.

The accents of the 5 boroughs of NYC — a how to by a native — the real deal!

May 12, 2010

Whitevinyl’s SolarBeat

May 11, 2010

UK-based Luke Twyman’s Whitevinyl recently released Solar Beat—a music box looped using the orbital frequencies of our own solar system. Concept of astrophysics translated into an ambient loop soundtrack.

Who are the real Mavericks in Washington? Check out this list.

May 10, 2010

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For the current Senate, McCain isn’t even in the top ten:

  1. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)
  2. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
  3. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.)
  4. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
  5. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.)
  6. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.)
  7. Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
  8. George Voinovich (R-Ohio)
  9. Kit Bond (R-Mo.)
  10. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)

The top ten mavericks in the House, according to Lauderdale:

  1. Ron Paul (R-Tex.)
  2. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)
  3. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.)
  4. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.)
  5. Ron Kind (D-Wis.)
  6. Tim Johnson (R-Ill.)
  7. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
  8. Walt Minnick (D-Idaho)
  9. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.)
  10. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)