Epicness is in all of our futures, we can’t quite predict how or when… but it’s coming!
Endless goodness awaits, prepare yourself.￼
PS This snap is a bridge across Suez canal built by Japan / Japanese company with various names including: “The Mubarak Peace Bridge” and “Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge”, “Al Salam Bridge,” or “Al Salam Peace Bridge”, + wiki riff: is a road bridge crossing the Suez Canal at El-Qantara, whose name means “the bridge” in Arabic. The bridge links the continents of Africa and Asia.
For my day-job, i shared some thoughts about the company’s role in the Egyptian revolution on Global TV – along with defraying some nonsensical rumour mongering about a guy in a hoodie buying a hotdog. I’d share more about this but if you really care, you’ll find it elsewhere.
From related video article from Global BC | Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg takes a bite out of Vancouver as speculation swirls (sic):
Meanwhile, rumours abound about what lured the 27-year-old to the Great White North.
Gossip hounds first suggested he could be here to pursue buying social media dashboard HootSuite — a rumour that was shot down in an Oct. 10 tweet by the Vancouver company’s CEO Ryan Holmes: “@facebook iosn’t buying @hottsuite anytime soon.”
Read it on Global News: Global BC | Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg takes a bite out of Vancouver as speculation swirls
NOTE: if the video was embeddable, i’d add it here ;(
National Geographic collaborated with Hootsuite to share social media data around the Egyptian “Spring/Revolution” around Jan 25, 2011. They saw Hootsuite’s infographic and contacted me to share data to crate a unique infographic (below).
National Geographic Magazine – NGM.com
The Failed Silence
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak took a drastic step before his ouster: He tried to shut down his country’s Internet.
In an effort to silence critics, the Mubarak government took major Internet service providers off-line. Data scientist Kovas Boguta created this graphic to show how the cutoff and eventual restoration affected Twitter users in the Middle East.
Twitter is a social media service through which brief messages can be relayed to thousands at once. Boguta’s sample consists of a selection of Mideast Twitter users who included the keywords (called hashtags) #Jan25 and #Tahrir in messages.
SOURCES: HOOTSUITE; KOVAS BOGUTA