I am sitting in the auditorium of the Museum of Natural History in Geneva as I'm writing this. Today sees the first installment of a TED conference in Switzerland.
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Whenever pressing social issues are at hand, musicians aren't too far away. Superhuman entertainers like Bob Geldof or Bono of U2 have long posed as the music business' clean conscience. Not everybody, however, does the job as well, but they do it anyway. Because there can be no harm in doing something good, right? The Grist website has compiled a quite funny Top Ten of the most gruesome "Heal The World" moments.
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Here's a little story that must be told: Swiss Marketing expert Christina Schmid has her Friday off.
American Newsweek has produced a seven minute video which recaptures the bygone decade in a somewhat humorous and rapidfire style, with all its ups and downs. It has been troubled times, but we've had our moments, too.
Have you heard of the Fun Theory? If you read blogs, you might have come across the video of the Piano Staircase already. This is only one of three viral spots which are promoting a contest of ideas called The Fun Theory Award. All these ideas are both funny and a true improvement to our lives and our environment.
Do you know this uber cute animal?
Image: Phillie Casablanca, some rights reserved
It's a wombat (vombatus ursinus) and it's found in South-Eastern Australia and in Tasmania.
The "Did you know?" short animation about the use and spread of Social Media has been around the blogosphere earlier this year. Now its creator, Karl Fisch has done an update. With ever more so enlightening details and numbers about our brave new online world.
Okay, part-time mobsters and wanna-be thugs, here's a lesson in Social Media risk from West Virginia. As The Journal reports, a 19 year old burglar broke into the house of a woman at the beginning of this week in Martinsburg, WV, and stole two diamond rings from her. Obviously feeling secure in her home, he decided to check his Facebook account on her computer – and forgot to log out. It was easy for law enforcement after that. He is in custody and faces anything between one and ten years in prison.
Although the headline might suggest it, I have not gone mad, no. But I would like to draw your attention towards the utterly extravagant project of Ola Helland or Stavanger, Norway.