After tackling the XTERRA Point Mugu 18K Trail Race in October, I decided to do the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon in December next. But that left me with two months without races and I got impatient. I was looking through my timeline on the Strava site when I saw that tri-athlete Anthony Grey was in his last weeks of training for the Surfer’s Point Full Marathon. After that I signed up for the half marathon or the race to be held on Nov. 16, 2014.
This is a data visualization of my Get Out The Vote (GOTV) walking today for LA Mayor candidate Wendy Greuel. I used my Nike Sportswatch GPS to record location, time, speed and it even tracks calories burned.
I’m addicted to Vine, Twitter’s recently acquired 6-second video service. I Vine my dog-walking, my coffee-making, my cookie-baking, my car-washing. I Vine everything but my wife, and only because she won’t allow it. (If I ever do, I’ll also Vine my time in the doghouse after she finds out.)
It wasn’t too hard to become addicted. I’ve tried many video services before: YouTube, 12seconds, Qwik, and others that came and went even faster. Vine is right for its time. What makes it different?
This video tutorial shows you how to add ecommerce capability to your Pinterest Board. To make this happen we will tie our Pinterest pins to a social media friendly ecommerce site, Gumroad. This tutorial focuses on the Pinterest side of things but I have written about Gumroad in the past.
As the world keeps an eye on 2012 and the end of the Mayan calendar which signals the end of another sun cycle, we must look to the living Mayans to see what this really means. For some this prophecy means a blip of tourism, book sales, and maybe some survivalist hoarding. For the Mayans this is about survival, survival from human-made systems.
With mining, land grabs, political maneuvering, and military intervention, the people of Mesoamerica are under attack. They are being pushed out of their lands and being put into a capitalist system that is a recipe for poverty creation.
The KONY 2012 campaign is a great example of how people can come together to raise awareness on an important topic.
I work for a labor organization and a great deal of the work we do is tied to feet on the street. We organize people and money for the benefit of our members and society. When it comes to doing online activism, this is still something that is new in the social justice arena.
Yes, it’s easy enough to create a Facebook page or a Twitter page and send out an email now an then. But those types of efforts rarely have a major impact when they are done as items on a check off list and not as a significant and urgent component of a campaign. The KONY 2012 campaign does just that.
The KONY 2012 campaign includes a strong narrative in regards to the devastating effects of children being recruited into a personal army and it uses new media to help get the message out. At the time of this post, the KONY 2012 video has over 43,300,000 views on YouTube, is filling up Facebook timelines, and is trending on Twitter with the “Uganda” and “Invisible Children” terms.
I had just returned from a day at California’s Coast Clean-up when I saw Twitter blowing up with news on peaceful protests in New York City. The #OccupyWallStreet and #TakeWallStreet hashtag streams are filled with tweets about the protests and estimates of 50,000 people in on the protest. I haven’t found any trustworthy sources yet…
This video was produced by SEIU Local 721 to get members and staff fired up for the Fight For A Fair Economy campaign. In this difficult economy, people are looking around and asking, “where’s all the money going?” Conservatives blame working families and have been attacking public workers, their salaries, and their very modest benefits. But who is really hoarding all of the nation’s money? That’s right, it’s big corporations who are currently sitting on over $2Trillion and millionaire CEOs who are making more money in salary than their companies are paying in taxes.
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