Here are a few neat things I have run across online (when I’m not watching Olympics highlights…)
Earth Illuminated: ISS Time-lapse Photography from NASA
From high above the Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a unique vantage point to view our home planet. Stunning time-lapse photography of cities, aurora, lightning and other sights are seen from orbit. Famed astronomer Galileo imagined these views from space and now through the technological marvel of the space station, we can see them for ourselves. For more time-lapse imagery, visit the NASA website: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
40% of Top Brands Are on Instagram [REPORT]
By Todd Wasserman – If you’re on the fence about putting your brand on Instagram, consider this: 40% of the top 100 brands are already there, according to new research.
Simply Measured looked at the Interbrand Top 100 Global Brands list to determine how many were on the platform already. The rate pales in comparison to Facebook’s 98% and Twitter’s 94%, but Adam Schoenfeld, CEO of Simply Measured, points out that Instagram is still an up-and-coming platform.
Read the Entire Article at: http://mashable.com/2012/08/08/40-of-top-brands-instagram/
Should Your Small Business Be on Google+?
By Alex Fitzpatrick – Google+, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, has gained a reputation as a desolate wasteland of a social network. Google has fought back, claiming an ever-growing userbase (75 million daily active users today) but the calculation methods are sketchy at best.
Given the platform’s lack of popularity, should you bother maintaining a Google+ presence for your small business? Absolutely.
Read the Entire Article at: http://www.openforum.com/articles/should-your-small-business-be-on-google
Put Zombies Back
I might have a slight obsession with zombies… I mean who doesn’t have a zombie apocalypse survival plan?
This video from AMC is part of their “Put Zombies Back” campaign in response to Dish Network’s cancellation of the channel, and its pretty awesome…