The FBI went through 185,345 background checks on Black Friday
…I guess you could say business was banging! That’s a terrible pun.
Note to college students everywhere: Never overlook or understate the power in your voice.
Facebook is introducing five big changes to user profiles, but all of them feel like gimmicks to keep the decade old platform relevant. I’m fine with being proven wrong in the coming days if people start using looping video profile pics and the temporary profile pic feature in a creative manner. Regardless, I do look forward to the new mobile design.
New Yorker writer Thomas Beller interacts with several notable figures who engage in work related to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to explain the contentious and emotional toll of one of the deadliest events in New Orleans. Continue reading “Life in New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina”
The mobile app industry is serious business, but it can be fun as well. Lessons required to advance an app range from start a business, not just an app, to building a brand and measuring performance. TechCrunch goes into great detail about mobile business success.
The use of pictures chronicling the evolution of things ranging from the World Trade Center to the growth of new plant life allow us to watch history unfold.
At LSU, I wrote a review of an interactive news game created at the Washington Post that lets people experiment with possible advancements in biomedicine that can prolong our life spans. I decided to reblog it because the game really is worth sharing with others.
The Washington Post created an interactive game last month to engage and inform readers about technology that can prolong the human lifespan.
The multimedia tool entitled “7 ways to defy death” is a complementary piece to a bigger story in April about tech billionaires seeking to use biomedical research to understand and upgrade the human body.
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My friend Elbis Bolton and I were awarded grants to fund our police accountability app. Elbis has worked really hard to develop our beta version, and I expect this tool to be a great asset in protecting citizens and police officers.
Winners of two awards for their police accountability mobile app pose with judges of the Social News Challenge awards. From left are Beth Colvin, award winners Wilborn Nobles and Elbis Bolton, Manship School Dean Jerry Ceppos and Chris Branton.
The two students launched the Android version of their POWER (Police Officer Watchdog Events Reporter) application this week, so judges were able to examine how the app worked Wednesday night after students made presentations about seven nearly finished social media projects.
Judges were to choose two prize winners based on the presentations, one for the most successful project and one for the riskiest project. After considering multiple projects in both categories, they decided that Nobles and Bolton were double winners.
A third award for best reporting on a…
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“Write down the simple day-to-day frustrations you experience. You can then go through those frustrations and see if any of them can be solved—perhaps by your business. At the end of the week, you’ll have dozens,” Neil Blumenthal says. “At the end of the month, you’ll have scores.”
Neil Blumenthal is the founder of highly successful online glasses retailer Warby Parker.
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