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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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Aug 2013: He Had A Dream

Marc Rougier's insight:

[recording of one of the most famous speech of the 20th century, by Dr. Martin Luther King]


USA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington this August. This is about politics, democracy, History. Congratulations.


This is also about brilliant rhetoric and true leadership.


What does leadership means today? This has always been a hot topic on Scoop.it. Check out the Leadership interest.


Also in August, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the Washington Post for $250m.

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Dec 2013: Nelson Mandela

Dec 2013: Nelson Mandela | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

Died in December 2013. His courage, vision, tenacity and wisdom changed his country and made him an admirable leader of unique dimension.


Nelson Mandela inspires leaders beyond Africa and beyond politic.


Other people, famous and infamous, said goodbye in 2013 : Hugo Chavez (March),  Margaret Thatcher (April),  Henri Dutilleux (May),  Tom ClancyVo Nguyen Giap (October), Peter O'TooleMikhail Kalashnikov (December)...



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2013 for Scoop.it

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In 2013, Scoop.it entered the era of meritoc[u]racy, aka #curatethecurators: peer organization of the best topics in interests. We have also more millionaires, our most succesful curators having even passed the 3 million bar views!


Scoop.it also further proved its values to professionals and businesses. Read what the web says and checkout a few business topics.


We are also always eager to share, learn and progress! Please join the conversation on our blog, on Twitter, Facebook or Google+.



Thanks a lot to all of you, our users and our community, for a great 2013. It was tough, exciting and rewarding at the same time.



Peace, success and fun to all, for a greater 2014! 



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Jul 2012: London Olympics

Jul 2012: London Olympics | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it

"WSJ Medal Count here."

Marc Rougier's insight:

Of course: Oscar PistoriusFelix Sanchez, Michael PhelpsUsan Bolt (and his TPM record: more than 80.000 Tweet per minute), but ...


My prefered stories: Dong Hyun setting a new world record in archery although he is ... blind! And Hamadou Djibo Issaka: was given a wild card and 3 months to train to rowing... that's the olympic spirit!


Also from the Olympics but much less glorious: the scandal of censorship.


But there was something bigger in July 2012: The Higgs boson has almost certainly been discovered!


The Higgs boson was a "missing particle", predicted by the standard model of physics 50 years ago, but never so far observed. A mega device, the Large Hadron Collider (cost: $1B+) has been build just for it. Electroweak interactions, symmetry-breaking scalar fields... poetry!

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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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May 2011: LinkedIn IPO

May 2011: LinkedIn IPO | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

LinkedIn raised $350m and its valuation doubled the first day of listing to nearly $9 BillionsGroupon IPO was even bigger in October. 2011 ended up as the biggest year for Internet IPO since 2004 and Google (infography). Booming or Bubbling?


Other major news of May: President Barak Obama announces the death of Osama Bin Laden. The war on terror cost more than WWII, said some. $4 Trillions.

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Oct 2013: The Wild Side

Marc Rougier's insight:

Cult rock singer and guitarist Lou Reed died at 71. Listen again to this great song "a walk on the wild side" (1972).


Also in October, the USA experienced a government shut down. Failure by the congress to pass budget bill for fiscal year 2014 lead to about 2 millions employees not being paid for 16 days.


And still in October, special mention to Criteo's IPO! One of the best IPO of any European tech company ever, and a huge success for the French tech scene. Hopefully, the beginning of a trend! Congratz!

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Jun 2012: Solar Impulse

Jun 2012: Solar Impulse | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

Solar Impulse, the Swiss project, completed the world first solar-powered intercontinental flight from Spain to Morocco. An important technical achievement when energy is one of the world next big challenges.


The plane was piloted by Bertrand Piccard, who was also the first to complete a non stop balloon flight around the world.


Less mediatic than a Richard Branson or Felix Baumgartner, but interesting family: his father Jacques was the first (with Don Walsh) to explore the deepest point of the oceans (Mariana Trench, - 36.000 ft) and his grand father Auguste set altitude records in balloon and invented the bathyscaphe

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gbeuvelot's comment, January 13, 2013 5:48 PM
Up to come this year 2013, researcher, skipper and adventurer Raphale Dinelli will undertake some solar flight records. Unfortunately he counld not joind the 2012 Vendée Globe Race :-( have a look on his foundation http://www.fondationoceanvital.com/
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Oct 2012: Flying Felix

Oct 2012: Flying Felix | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

Amazing feat, scientific achievement, egotistic trip? Whatever. We all watched and were thrilled. Congratulation Felix Baumgartner.

 

Records he set: first man to break the sound barrier with no engine (834 mph or Mach 1.24), highest jump ever (120.000 feet; previous record was 102,800 feet by Joe Kittinger back in 1960!). But also the most watched live video on Youtube (8 millions).


Here is a cool list of 15 speed records.


On a more dramatic note, Sandy hit on Oct 2012. Nasa has analysis and pictures. Impressive.

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Jan 2011: The Arab Spring

Jan 2011: The Arab Spring | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it

On January 4, Mohamed Bouazizi died. He set himself on fire in Dec. 2010. "His act became a catalyst for the Tunisian Revolution and the wider Arab Spring".


Still a long way to go for peace, freedom and democracy, but this heralded a bad year for tyrants: goodbye Ben Ali, Mubarak, Gaddafi, Bin Laden, Kim Jong Il.

Marc Rougier's insight:

Still a long way to go for peace, freedom and democracy, but this heralded a bad year for tyrants: goodbye Ben Ali, Mubarak, Gaddafi, Bin Laden, Kim Jong Il.

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Oct 2011: Steve Jobs, A Master Thinker

Oct 2011: Steve Jobs, A Master Thinker | A Year in 12 Posts | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

Many of us have been impacted by his death. Some believe the media made to much noise about the death of a business man while true heroes are struggling around the world – with no air time. True. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs was unique and inspirational. A tribute.

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