Yes, it's time once again to embark on an epic scene-by-scene, in-depth look at a Shakespeare play. This time, ahead of the National Theater's live broadcast of their production, starring Simon Russell Beale, and the Stratford Festival's upcoming production, starring Colm Feore, not to mention Michael Pennington's current production in New York, I will be taking us through the wasteland of King Lear.
I'll be posting a new scene from King Lear every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until it's done, with possible occasional interludes not involving sad, insane old men and their vindictive, manipulative daughters, for comic relief. Because a solid month of Lear might drive me insane.
Suvir Mirchandani is only 14 but if this is anything to go on he has a very bright future ahead of him. The teenager has hit upon a genius method to save the US government $400 million (£240 million) - just change what font they use.
Parenting in the social media age: Don't overthink it York Daily Record The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should talk with their kids about issues that important to tweens and teens: bullying, popularity, status, depression, social...
Gav Morris's insight:
Talk to your kids. Especially in their formative years.
The latest from Open Policy Making (@OpenPolicyUK). The Cabinet Office Open Policy Making team. Whitehall should not have a monopoly on policy expertise, we're making 'open' the default. Links/RT not endorsement
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While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.
PsychCentral.com (blog) How to Make Your Life Happier Through Social Media PsychCentral.com (blog) Social media is a powerful procrastination tool, but many studies have shown that it can be bad for your overall well-being.
I also did an A to Z of food on my guinea pigs' blog, George's Guinea Pig World. This was more successful, once visitors had got over the shock of having my guinea pig Victor talking to them. Food is a universal subject.
Content curation is not just collecting, it's also sharing. And whatever our motivation, we curate content to have an impact so understanding where our traffic comes from is important. During our first 2 years of existence, the Scoop.it users have published more than 50M pieces of content attracting more than 100M unique visitors so we've been in a great position to observe not only where this traffic came from but also what best practices had the strongest influence on it. So we’ve analyzed all the content curated, published and shared through Scoop.it. This post is about sharing these data and learnings so you can be more effective with your content curation.
Before Christmas, Neil blogged about how we’d introduced social sharing buttons as an experiment to four of our content types. Now we’ve had the chance to look at the first 10 weeks of data, we wanted to report back. Why