There are days where I fall head over heals in love with the Internet again and again-- This is one of them. In case you haven't been following events as they unfolded, this is roughly what happened:
A pretty heavy set man was dancing and enjoying the music, when a group of mean spirited kids took his picture while staring and laughing at him-- They proceeded to post the before (dancing happily) and after he noticed (totally crushed spirits) photos on 4chan.
A wonderful group of ladies noticed this when it was posted on imgurl, and decided to throw this man a huge dance party -- all 1700+ of them-- because everyone should be able to enjoy dancing without being worried about being shamed for who they are.
They send out their SOS to help identify and contact this man, and after 24 hours they managed to make contact and invite him -- and he accepted!
Now a huge dance party with hundreds of lovely women and tunes provided by Moby and Pharrell Williams who volunteered their time to help make this the bestest and most memorable party ever for this man, is well under way to happening as soon as he can fly over to LA.
The internet like everyone else has it's good and dark days-- this is definitely one of the very, very good ones!
I absolutely loved speaking at the How to Web conference and meeting everyone there -- check out the video
Speculation has it that the first scholars were roaming around in Oxford as early as 1096. In the many centuries since the deep musings, groundbreaking research and endless streams of rebellious, (presumably, nay hopefully) intelligent young students coming up with new nefarious ways act out have imbued it's very essence.
So it shouldn't be surprising that when my mom came to visit, Oxford had it's own day dedicated to it, and ended up being one of her favorite things of the trip -- especially this wonderful museum.
Hear my song, Violetta
Hear my song beneath the Moon
Come to me in my gondola
Waiting on the old lagoon
Serenade across the water
Can you hear it soft and low
A tale of love and lovers
Singing long ago
Hear my song, in my gondola
Waiting on the old lagoon
As a starting point I looked into the estimated # of cell towers In london, which is about 23k cell towers, for a population of 8m people. Say that for WiFi you'd need double the # (after all the signal range is shorter), London would need ~50k theoretical WiFi trees.
After a bit more research I found that on average, a single leafy tree creates enough oxygen per year for 2 human beings / year -- using the estimated 50k WiFi trees, that would create enough oxygen for 100k people, which unfortunately is a tiny, tiny # compared to size of London's population.
So I think forests is still where it's at as far as oxygen production goes .. (and I wish we'd stop cutting those rainforests down)
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Chris is a true innovator, having gathered comprehensive experience by leading the International Developer Relations at Twitter, and previously OpenSocial, Google Buzz, Google Friend Connect and Google+ Developer Relations teams at Google. Chris is also well connected to the startup world, mentoring teams at Seedcamp, TechStars, Oxygen Accelerator, and being a startup founder himself. Chris is more than a tech guy, being able to translate technical innovation into behavioral changes that help users, startups and companies worldwide reach their goals of communicating their message.