Michael Bloomfield assimilated the blues and everything it encompassed From His Head To His Heart To His Hands. From the beginnings with Muddy Waters on the South side of Chicago to San Francisco and playing in the Super Sessions and jamming with The Electric Flag, he became a living legend in a few short years.
While some debate whether Google+ is a ghost town or not, the search giant's social network quietly passed the 1 Billion user mark. That's right: 1 Billion people have a Google+ account which is 2x Twitter's user base and only 15% less than Facebook's. Perhaps more importantly, the +1 button is pressed more than 5 million times a day and 340 million of its users are active. Scoopiteers didn’t need to wait for those metrics to be public to demand that we add Google+ to the Scoop.it’s sharing options: as our platform is a hub to discover, curate and share content to feed your online channels, it’s natural to offer as many distribution options as possible. So today, after integrating with Facebook profiles and pages, LinkedIn profiles, groups and pages, Twitter and many other social platform such as Wordpress or Tumblr, we’re excited to launch our integration with Google+ with 2 new features:
Adding Google+ Company pages as a sharing option to Scoop.it
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Lately, Ingrid has gained recognition in a new realm, as an LGBT ally. Her newest song "Girls Chase Boys" has been recognized for bending the gender binary as well as for recognizing same-sex relationships in an inclusive lyric. GLAAD got an exclusive interview with Ingrid about using music to be an ally and where her art is headed with her upcoming album, Lights Out.
ELISA TANGKEARUNG's insight:
sometimes we don't have to "close enought" to feel HIS PRESENCE..
Cause HE CHOOSE US...! Nothing we can do about that..
The business-focused social network opens its publishing platform to its members, raising lots of questions.
Ryan Roslansky, head of content products for the company, strenuously rejects LinkedIn's media ambitions. Or at least he refuses to address them head on. "We are not approaching this from a publishing or media-company perspective," he told me last week.
The "this" in question is LinkedIn's announcement that it is opening its "publishing platform" to all its 277 million members, beginning with a test group of 25,000. The move essentially means providing a juiced-up blogging tool to LinkedIn users, but with a twist. Blogging sites like Tumblr (owned by Yahoo) or even Medium, the new site run by Twitter (and Blogger) founder Evan Williams, are relative free-for-alls. Post your blog, tell other people about it using social media, and hope someone will see it.
A post on LinkedIn is targeted at the people already in your professional network. "Your LinkedIn identity is your professional profile of record," Roslansky says. Adding the ability to post long-form professional information, he says, "helps to ensure someone can stand out and look better in their career."...
Old photographs always seem to have captured a particular slice of life. I don't know if it's because photos were more scarce and they required a lot of work and preparation… A very skilled photographer decided to revisit 28 pictures that were taken in Hungary several years ago. He went to the exact same locations …