A woman looks on as Mount Sinabung spews ash, viewed from Sibintun village in Karo district, Indonesia’s north Sumatra province on November 18, 2013.
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A family gather around a grave of a relative that was killed when Typhoon Haiyan struck their home on November 18, 2013 in Leyte, Philippines.
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Interesting if not really surprising chart about which social networks are the main sources of news for users. We have to admit that Reddit came as a bit of an eye-opener though…
Snapchat now shares 400 million snaps each day, according to CEO Evan Spiegel … in September … the disappearing photo-sharing service was seeing 350 million snaps sent per day, up from 200 million in June … even more staggering, perhaps, is the fact that the 400 million/day figure surpasses the photo-sharing activity on both Instagram and Facebook. — Some crazy stats from the we-turned-down-a-$3b-offer-from-Facebook network. They might have been on to something with their decision not to sell… (from: Snapchat Sees More Daily Photos Than Facebook)
Google releases ‘sneak peek’ of Glass app development kit
Back at SXSW, Google announced the Glass Mirror API — the first step in allowing developers to build apps, or “Glassware” for its wearable computing device. Now, developers will have a whole new set of tools at their disposal: the long-awaited Glass Development Kit (GDK). At a Glass hackathon today at Google’s San Francisco offices, Senior Development Advocate Timothy Jordan today finally took the wraps of Google’s new tool to let developers build Glassware that matches the feature set of the company’s own apps.
You know the trend of analytics-driven decision making for marketers is in trouble when you see the type of charts like the one above. Only 1/3 of marketers with BI systems use them daily? That’s not encouraging…
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This Centenarian Has Spent Her Whole Life ‘Leaning In’
“Just go ahead and do your thing no matter what,” says Marian Cannon Schlesinger to today’s young women. At 101 years of age, she is still painting, writing, watching Rachel Maddow, and reading two newspapers a day.
As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s assassination, many of the people who can recall the era in detail have passed on. Marian Cannon Schlesinger was married to Arthur Schlesinger Jr., historian, speechwriter and special advisor to President John F. Kennedy, living in D.C. and raising four children during his Washington years. Well-traveled, having studied in China prior to their marriage, she returned to Cambridge, Massachusetts after their divorce. She has written and illustrated five children’s books and, in 2012, published the second volume of her memoirs: I Remember: A Life of Politics, Painting and People.
I sat down with her recently to hear about her time in Washington, memories of being raised an “academic child” at Harvard, advice for independent women, and recipes for leading a “full life.”
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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid -
"We can also define mental strength by identifying the things mentally strong individuals don’t do." via Robert Dietz