Educating Girls

Educating Girls Girls in Nigeria have been kidnapped from school, and the world is talking. #BringBackOurGirls has been tweeted over a million times. The First Lady of USA has tweeted a photo with the hashtag. But the world ISN’T talking about Education. Nick Kristoff of the New York Times brings this topic to light, in an insightful […] Continue reading

StarPower Impact: A Single Oprah Tweet Rallies Weight Watchers’ Shares

StarPower Impact: A Single Oprah Tweet Rallies Weight Watchers’ Shares

So what’s in a tweet? Just ask Weight Watchers. Entertainment powerhouse Oprah Winfrey tweeted a video last week in which she said she lost 26 pounds thanks to the firm’s weight loss program. Its stock skyrocketed, ending the day up 20% at $13.29 a share. Mind you, she also benefited dearly, as a 6.4-million company shareholder.

What this tells us though, is that a mere 140 characters (although best practice tells you the most effective tweets are under 90 characters) can have tremendous impact. Especially if it gets the “Oprah boost.” More.
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Gold OA Journals 2011-2015: Grade Changes and an Update

Gold OA Journals 2011-2015: Grade Changes and an Update After reviewing the numbers in The Gold OA Landscape 2011-2014 and considering what I can and, more significantly, cannot reasonably ascertain and judge in non-English journals and in short visits to websites, and in consultation with SPARC contacts, I made a number of changes in grades and, as a result, in exclusions. I did not […] Continue reading

05BANGKOK3588 NOMINATION OF MICHAEL D. SWEENEY FOR THE POWELL FELLOWS PROGRAM

05BANGKOK3588 NOMINATION OF MICHAEL D. SWEENEY FOR THE POWELL FELLOWS PROGRAM This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available. UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BANGKOK 003588   SIPDIS   DEPARTMENT FOR EAP, EAP/EX, EAP/BCLTV   E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: APER SUBJECT: NOMINATION OF MICHAEL D. SWEENEY FOR THE POWELL FELLOWS PROGRAM   REF: A. […] Continue reading

Devoxx 2015

Devoxx 2015 Devoxx 2015 On 10, 11 and 12 November, the yearly Devoxx Belgium conference took place in Kinepolis Antwerp. With 3500 attendees, 8 tracks and over 200 speakers, this is the biggest Java Community conference of Europe. Of course, it is not only about Java, but all JVM languages are covered, including (of course) Scala and […] Continue reading

Dakota Johnson & Leslie Mann Interview, How to Be Single

Dakota Johnson & Leslie Mann Interview, How to Be Single Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann play sisters in director Christian Ditter’s hilarious new comedy, “How To Be Single,” about today’s single lifestyle. Newly single Alice (Johnson) is looking for love in New York City where she struggles to meet men. Her older, seemingly wiser sibling, Meg (Mann), is her rock, but Meg is so focused […]
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How I Nearly Died From Having My Throat Ripped Out by a Demon Before Our Gig on Saturday…True Story

How I Nearly Died From Having My Throat Ripped Out by a Demon Before Our Gig on Saturday…True Story There are lots of things that can interfere with getting to a gig. There’s rain. Check. There’s figuring out which car you and your girlfriend are going to take and how that’s going to work. Check. There’s forgetting cables that are necessary to safe and normal operation of your gear. Check. There’s the pure work […] Continue reading