Why Videos Go Viral

Kevin Allocca is YouTube's Head of Culture & Trends, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. https://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_allocca_why_videos_go_viral?referrer=playlist-our_digital_lives


The Two Minute Bio: Daniel Ek

Daniel Ek, Swedish entrepenuer  who in 2006 co-founded Spotify,  the Internet music-streaming service that provides listeners with legal, ad-supported access to millions of songs, rejecting traditional models of downloading and eliminating per-song costs. He dropped out of college and worked for several Web-based companies before founding Advertigo, an online marketing firm that he sold in 2006 to the Swedish company … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Daniel Ek

Black Panther (2018) Guns, so uncivilised!

DIRECTOR:  Ryan Coogler RATING: 3.5/5 You sit in the theatre and wait for the film that has been hyped as a breakthrough for superhero films under Marvel Universe's banner. The film begins in 1992 on a basketball court in California as we see stunning visual imagery of  illuminating lights drift into the night sky. The country … Continue reading Black Panther (2018) Guns, so uncivilised!

Reporting Crisis Via Texting

At TEDU 2009, Erik Hersman presents the remarkable story of Ushahidi, a GoogleMap mashup that allowed Kenyans to report and track violence via cell phone texts following the 2008 elections, and has evolved to continue saving lives in other countries.   https://www.ted.com/talks/erik_hersman_on_reporting_crisis_via_texting

Life Quote #11

Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the practical incandescent electric light bulb and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions. In 1869, at 22 years old, Edison moved to New York City and developed his first invention, an improved stock ticker called the Universal Stock Printer, … Continue reading Life Quote #11

Your Online Life, Permanent As A Tattoo

What if Andy Warhol had it wrong, and instead of being famous for 15 minutes, we're only anonymous for that long? In this short talk, Juan Enriquez looks at the surprisingly permanent effects of digital sharing on our personal privacy. He shares insight from the ancient Greeks to help us deal with our new "digital … Continue reading Your Online Life, Permanent As A Tattoo

The Two Minute Bio: Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey is an American businessman best known as the founder of the social networking site Twitter. Inventor of Twitter Jack Dorsey was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 19, 1976. Growing up in St. Louis, Dorsey became interested in computers and communications at an early age and began programming while still a student … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Jack Dorsey

Star Wars I : The Phantom Menace (1999) – The House Of Cards

RATING: 3/5 DIRECTOR: George Lucas Everyone writes off the prequel trilogy and  you read fanboy sites that say "Don't bother, it sucks."  The Phantom Menace isn't telling the same story as the original films nor does it want to do that.  A librarian told me " It's eighteen years ago people, get over it!"  George Lucas … Continue reading Star Wars I : The Phantom Menace (1999) – The House Of Cards

The Two Minute Bio: Jeff Bezos

Entrepreneur and e-commerce pioneer Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bezos had an early love of computers and studied computer science and electrical engineering at Princeton University. After graduation he worked on Wall Street, and in 1990 he became the youngest senior vice president at the investment firm D.E. … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Jeff Bezos

The Social Network (2010) ” I Deserve Recognition From The Board”

RATING: 4.5/5 DIRECTOR: David Fincher The very fact that I am writing this review and on another browser  tab  is my Facebook page suggests that Facebook was a game changer. How did it change the game, what drove Mark Zuckerberg as an entrepreneur to commit to his actions is what Fincher's film "The Social Network" explores. … Continue reading The Social Network (2010) ” I Deserve Recognition From The Board”