Great article in the New York Times about 25 years and founder Tim Berners-Lee, looking back to the beginning: “I spent a lot of time trying to make sure people could put anything on the web, that it was universal,” he said in an interview. “Obviously, I had no idea that people would put literally everything on it.”
Read the article or see the original graphic here: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/11/as-the-world-wide-web-turns-25-fear-about-its-future/
#internet #web #worldwideweb #gif
Read the full blog entry here: http://www.bloomingtwig.com/hamam-balkania-giveaway/
We're in love with this beautiful GIF from General Electric by Tyler DiBiasio with photography by Chris Talbot.
From the article:
"Twitter styles itself as the “global town square” for public conversations — a place for fans to gossip about an actress falling at the Academy Awards and for critics of Tunisia’s government to publicly decry the death of an opposition leader...
"The Twitter platform itself is language-agnostic, so there’s nothing to stop someone from broadcasting messages of up to 140 characters in French, Arabic, Swahili or, for that matter, Klingon or Latin. And the use of characters in Japanese, for example, means a user can pack more meaning into a tweet than is possible in English.
"At the end of December, Twitter had 241 million monthly active users globally, and 78 percent of them were outside of the United States."
Interactive image and article are here: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/the-languages-of-twitter-users
#twitter #languages #analytics #awesome #infographic
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- Blooming Twig BooksEditor-in-Chief, 2005 - presentAward-winning indie publisher in Tulsa and New York.
- Chiaroscuro PartnersCo-Founder, 2014 - presentBoutique branding agency in Brooklyn.
- Stony Brook UniversityFaculty Director, 2010 - 2011Leadership Development Minor Community Service Learning Minor Living Learning Centers for Leadership and Community Service
- Stony Brook UniversityAdjunct Professor, 2003 - 2011Music Department European Languages Department Writing & Rhetoric Department Leadership and Service Program
Kent is highly regarded for writing the definitive biography of music icon Doc Watson, 'Blind But Now I See'. The book won the Next Generation Indie Book Award and has circulated around 50,000 copies. His publishing company, Blooming Twig, has published more than 300 books—many of which have become bestsellers and garnered major indie awards. With his esteemed mentorship program, 'Walk out with a book', he has codified his successes as an author and a publisher into a method that yields bestselling results for first-time / early-career authors.
His progressive, and pragmatic, approach to publishing stems from the empowering ethos of the D.I.Y. music scene. Here, artists took business matters into their own hands and created lucrative opportunities away from ivory tower major labels. “Traditional publishers are dying. With more accessible methods to print via the internet, like e-books, the power is given back to individual authors and small, hardworking publishers,” Kent explains. “A whole new era is blossoming; it’s like the French Revolution for books.”
From systematic principles that make that monumental step of starting a book less daunting to revelatory publishing advice, Kent offers guidance for authors every step of the way. "I'm all about conversation, connection, and truth," he says. "It's an amazing new time. It's possible for everyone to find success as an author."
(Bio by Lorne Behrman)
- Stony Brook UniversityPhD in Composition, 2004 - 2007
- Stony Brook UniversityMA in Composition, 2002 - 2004
- Middlebury CollegeMusic & German, 1996 - 2000
- Erich Fried Gesamtschule Ronsdorf1995 - 1996
- Caddo Magnet High School1994 - 1995
- St. Paul Academy and Summit School1992 - 1994
- Stillwater Junior High School1990 - 1992
- Lily Lake Elementary School1989 - 1990
- Marine Elementary School1985 - 1989
- South Highlands Elementary Magnet School1983 - 1985
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