A Year in 12 Posts
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Politics, Science, Art, Web, Business: a curation of 2013 events (and 2012, and 2011)
Curated by Marc Rougier
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Nov 2013: Twitter IPO

Nov 2013: Twitter IPO | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it

"Twitter started trading on the NYSE at a price of $45.10 a share, which is 73% above the IPO price of $26 that was set by the company "

Marc Rougier's insight:

Huge success (its IPO valued Twitter $30b+). As a multiple of sales, it's more than Facebook. 1600 Twitter's employees will become millionaires and the government pockets $2b+ in taxes.


Some believe that the price is too high, but we at Scoop.it ran a survey [infographics] and found that, relative to its interest to Small and Medium Businesses, Twitter is cheaper than Facebook or LinkedIn! The sure thing is, this simple concept of 140 characters communication changed how we consume information and therefore, the world we live in.


Another mindblowing event in the digital economy this month: Evan Spiegel saying no to Facebook $3B offer for Snapchat


Oh, the photo in this post is not Twitter nor Snapchat related. This is the famous Three Studies of Lucian Freud by Francis Bacon. This November, it sets a new world record price for an art work at an auction, at a mesmerizing $142m.

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Nov 2011: Time to think about Time

Nov 2011: Time to think about Time | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it

11/11/11 --- 11:11:11

A once in a life time clock display :) Let's think about time.

Marc Rougier's insight:

An interesting artwork: 24x60 clips curated from many movies into a 24h video clock, by Christian Marclay.


Here is a brief version of "A brief history of time" by Stephen W. Hawking.


And time inspires speed. November was also the Milan Motorbike Show where the Ducati Panigale was acclaimed as most beautiful bike. Difficult to resist. Hhmm I'm weak...


Oh! And we launched Scoop.it Business in November. The super brief history of Scoop.it in three videos:

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Nov 2012: Barack Obama

Nov 2012: Barack Obama | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it

"This page is run by Obama for America, President Obama's 2012 campaign."

Marc Rougier's insight:

On Nov 6, Barack Obama was elected to a second presidential term, defeating Republican Mitt Romney (332 - 206. Full results: here).


Web perspective: Beyond the political stake, this post links to Obama's FB page. Super classy pics of a super classy man. Also, his "four more years" tweet broke the record of most RT ever (800k+).


On Nov 18, one of my heros (this is a personal curation) died. Patrick Edlinger was a free climber and a free man. Here is a beautiful video of him climbing (dancing? levitating?) bare hands, bare feet, no rope. Music by Bach. Enjoy, dream, remember.

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