November 29, 2012   1 note
November 28, 2012   1 note
bbg7:

another infographic, this time on all social media
am i the only one fascinated by this? i love looking at the business side of social media

Nope, not the only one. I’m learning analytics at the moment to better learn how to measure data. 

bbg7:

another infographic, this time on all social media

am i the only one fascinated by this? i love looking at the business side of social media

Nope, not the only one. I’m learning analytics at the moment to better learn how to measure data. 

(Source: seebecca)

November 28, 2012   3,602 notes

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Thailand Celebrates Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง) and Yi Peng (ยี่เป็ง)

Want to see more photos of Loi Krathong and Yi Peng? Visit the ธุดงคสถานล้านนา, สะพานนวรัฐ (Nawarat Bridge) and Chiang Mai location pages.

Loi Krathong (ลอยกระทง), one of Thailand’s most beautiful annual festivals, is in full swing. Thai celebrants, as well as some Laotians and Burmese, pay homage to the goddess of waters in November each year to coincide with the full moon of the twelfth lunar.

The name Loi Krathong means floating cup of leaf, and describes one of the festival’s biggest events. Participants release small rafts, or ‘krathong’, decorated with flowers and topped by a flickering candle into the waterways of Thailand as a way to seek forgiveness for past sins.

Perhaps the most photogenic part of Loi Krathong is the Lanna (northern Thai) festival Yi Peng (ยี่เป็ง) that coincides with it. Thousands of floating lanterns, or khom loi (โคมลอย), are launched into the air in unison, lighting up the sky. The khom loi are made from a thin fabric, such as rice paper, and have a candle in the center which, when lit, creates enough hot air inside the lantern to lift the khom loi into the sky. The most elaborate Yi Peng celebrations take place in Chiang Mai, the ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom.

That is so beautiful. Wish I could be apart of such a special event. I might have to travel there one day on this occasion. 

November 28, 2012   264 notes
think-progress:

GREAT NEWS FOR PUPPIES:
Puppies of Ohio will be safer this holiday season thanks to a landmark crackdown on breeders. Here’s what will change.

That’s so cute. I just got a dog but my city is rabid with animal abuse. I just saw on the news tonight how a black lab was found in a ditch with multiple bb gun wounds. It had to go into surgery. The miraculous thing is that a 14 year old boy decided to cut his hair in order to help the dog though surgery…

think-progress:

GREAT NEWS FOR PUPPIES:

Puppies of Ohio will be safer this holiday season thanks to a landmark crackdown on breeders. Here’s what will change.

That’s so cute. I just got a dog but my city is rabid with animal abuse. I just saw on the news tonight how a black lab was found in a ditch with multiple bb gun wounds. It had to go into surgery. The miraculous thing is that a 14 year old boy decided to cut his hair in order to help the dog though surgery…

November 27, 2012   44 notes
pewinternet:

How some of the most popular cell phone activities have grown, over time:
In 2010, 76% of cell owners used their phone to take pictures. NOW: 82%
TEXTING: 2007 = 58%. Now = 80%
ACCESSING THE INTERNET: 2008 = 25%. Now = 56%
SEND/RECEIVE EMAIL: 2007 = 19%. Now = 50%
RECORD VIDEO: 2007 = 18%. Now = 44%
DOWNLOAD APPS: 2009= 22%. Now = 43%
LOOK FOR HEALTH INFO: 2010= 17%. Now = 31%
CHECK BANK ACCOUNT: 2011 = 18%. Now = 29%

Mobile Applications and advertising are set to take off in the next few years. This graph fortifies that accusation. 

pewinternet:

How some of the most popular cell phone activities have grown, over time:

  • In 2010, 76% of cell owners used their phone to take pictures. NOW: 82%
  • TEXTING: 2007 = 58%. Now = 80%
  • ACCESSING THE INTERNET: 2008 = 25%. Now = 56%
  • SEND/RECEIVE EMAIL: 2007 = 19%. Now = 50%
  • RECORD VIDEO: 2007 = 18%. Now = 44%
  • DOWNLOAD APPS: 2009= 22%. Now = 43%
  • LOOK FOR HEALTH INFO: 2010= 17%. Now = 31%
  • CHECK BANK ACCOUNT: 2011 = 18%. Now = 29%

Mobile Applications and advertising are set to take off in the next few years. This graph fortifies that accusation. 

November 27, 2012   2 notes
jeacosta:

Las 36 reglas de los Social Media, por Fast Company
En su número de Septiembre, la revista Fast Company publicó un conjunto de artículos sobre los cambios y transformaciones que las redes sociales están provocando en nuestras sociedades, culturas y organizaciones.
Incluyeron un ejercicio a sus lectores sobre qué reglas considerar para un uso eficiente de estos medios sociales. Este infográfico es una compilación de dicha iniciativa por la propia revista.

As part of our social media roadmap in the September 2012 issue of Fast Company, we asked social media’s savviest users about their best practices. Now we’re asking you to share your rules, too, and adding some of your best submissions to this crowdsourced guide. So tweet these rules and keep adding your own as together we chart a course through this rocky terrain.


Nice collage of many facets in social media.

jeacosta:

Las 36 reglas de los Social Media, por Fast Company

En su número de Septiembre, la revista Fast Company publicó un conjunto de artículos sobre los cambios y transformaciones que las redes sociales están provocando en nuestras sociedades, culturas y organizaciones.

Incluyeron un ejercicio a sus lectores sobre qué reglas considerar para un uso eficiente de estos medios sociales. Este infográfico es una compilación de dicha iniciativa por la propia revista.

As part of our social media roadmap in the September 2012 issue of Fast Company, we asked social media’s savviest users about their best practices. Now we’re asking you to share your rules, too, and adding some of your best submissions to this crowdsourced guide. So tweet these rules and keep adding your own as together we chart a course through this rocky terrain.

Nice collage of many facets in social media.