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Are you taking advantage of the “American Dream”?
I took a call last week from a gentleman with Oxford Film & Television who is making a “state of the nation” film looking at big issues facing the US in light of the impending Presidential elections. He’s interested in my work with Unemployed in Des Moines, will be in Des Moines in a few weeks for research and may or may not decide to use us in his film…we’ll see.
His last question really made me reflect:
“Do people in America think differently about the ‘American Dream’ than they used to because of the current state of the nation?” Particularly as it relates to unemployment.
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TEDx Des Moines (x=independently organized TED event)
This is where I'm going to be on Sunday, July 15, 2012. I think you should be here too:
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
This year’s theme explores “The Space Between.” It’s a concept that can take us on interplanetary adventures one moment and encourage us to delve more deeply into our own minds at the next. It’s the distance that divides neighbors and the slightest sliver that separates. It’s a call to explore the void.
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52 Cool Facts About Social Media – 2012 Edition
Facebook - 85% of women are annoyed by their friends (note – I don’t think this is just limited to Facebook!!).
Twitter - 750 tweets per second are shared on Twitter.
LinkedIn - Two new members sign up to LinkedIn every second.
YouTube - YouTube was founded to share dinner clips of a party due to the files being too large for email.
Blogging - 3 million new blogs come online every month.
Pinterest - Pinterest drives more referral traffic than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn combined.
Instagram - 25% of Instagram users upload more than three pictures.
Google+ - “Student” is the number one occupation of Google+ users.
Social Media Influence Platforms - Klout has 50 times more traffic than PeerIndex, its closest competitor.
The Mobile Web - 42% of phones in the U.S. are smartphones, with 44% of European users on a smartphone.
Bonus Facts - One in 5 couples meet online; 3 in 5 gay couples meet online.
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