Still trying to explain social media to your executives? Look to the donut. An Instagram user drew upon the crème-filled, chocolate-sprinkled piece of pastry heaven to explain the differences among the many social networks
What we’d like someone to explain (after seeing this clip from Coke Zero) is why we wasted our “Magnificent Monday” at the office when it was our American duty to stand with 7 million of our fellow countrymen to fight such an injustice:
Given those numbers, it’s not surprising that Super Bowl XLVI beat last year’s Big Game to rank as the most-watched U.S. program in television history
, up 300,000 viewers for a record-setting audience of 111.3 million.
The Big Game also set a new Twitter record to the tune of 12,333 tweets-per-second
Meanwhile, other U.S. activists continue to fight for the 99 percent, with some schools now offering a course on the movement. This semester, Roosevelt University in Chicago is holding Political Science 390: Occupy Everywhere
. A similar class is also being offered at New York University.
Perhaps another school could offer a course to explain what Pete Hoekstra, a republican running for one of Michigan’s senate seats, was thinking when he approved a Super Bowl ad that many have called racist and xenophobic. In an attempt to defend the spot, a campaign spokesman called it satire
. What do you think?
CNN’s Roland Martin is defending himself after The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation called his tweet about H&M’s Super Bowl ad featuring David Beckham homophobic and intolerable. Martin’s tweet
: “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him.”
Speaking of the gay and lesbian community, courts ruled Tuesday that California’s contentious Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage, is unconstitutional
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney probably wishes he could place a ban on Photoshopped images like this one
from floating about the Web. It went viral—which is money
for the Obama campaign.
Forget money, Advertising Age claims
the real 2012 election will come down to cold, hard data.
The cold, hard facts are piling up against one Iowa woman now charged with extortion
for blackmailing TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.” The woman allegedly threatened to release compromising photos of a cast member if the network’s parent company Discovery Communications didn’t pull the program or pay her $10,000.
While her way of business didn’t work out for her, it seems Wikipedia’s methods of motivating its employees—while peculiar—are getting the job done. Its unpaid army of volunteers proves money can’t beat the fulfilling environment of an inspiring workplace
Also hoping to get the job done are Verizon and Redbox, which have teamed up for a new streaming service
to rival Netflix.