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23 November '12, 06:07pm Follow Instagram saw a new record set during Thanksgiving 2012 in the US: 10 million photos shared at a rate of 226 per second during the peak at 12:40PM PST. For several hours on Thursday, its users posted more than 200 photos about the American holiday every second. In fact, the day broke all Instagram records, making it the busiest day for the mobile photo sharing service ever. The Facebook-owned company says it saw the number of shared photos more than double from the day before. The numbers are huge if you remember that Instagram typically sees over 5 million photos uploaded each day, and that Facebook averages about 300 million daily. Unsurprisingly, the two-year-old company is very happy about the news: We’re thrilled to see people use Instagram to share their holidays. The biggest changes are yet to come: Instagram is taking huge hints from Facebook in redesigning its profiles as my colleague Harrison Weber details details extensively here. Thanksgiving Breaks Instagram Records: Over 10 Million Photos Shared Thanksgiving Breaks Instagram Records: Over 10 Million Photos Shared
Instagram just launched video functionality. Glorious, 15-second, editable video functionality. Complete with image stabilization. So what does this mean for Vine? Instagram’s filters, longer video length, stability technology and already-ingrained user behavior will keep its video offering very similar to its photo offering. But to end my endless list of predictions, let’s go ahead and take a hard look at how these platforms are different: Creation Let’s start with length. Vine videos are approximately 6.5 seconds long, if we’re getting specific. Instagram video allows for 15 seconds of video, which could feel long for the Instagram video viewer, but roomy and quite comfortable for the creator. Editability? Well, both platforms let you shoot multiple, disjointed clips and string them together. Vine, on the other hand, doesn’t let you edit at all. Neither Vine nor Instagram will let you pull video from your camera roll. They also have front-facing camera functionality in common. Consumption Instagram Video Vs. Vine: What’s The Difference? Instagram Video Vs. Vine: What’s The Difference?
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Esta es la mejor manera de enseñar matemáticas en el colegio Esta es la mejor manera de enseñar matemáticas en el colegio MADRID.- Más de una decena de colegios españoles públicos, concertados y privados de varias comunidades autónomas han decidido poner en práctica en sus aulas este curso escolar 2016-2017 el método matemático de Singapur, que ha situado a este país asiático a la cabeza de los informes internacionales de la OCDE. En el último Programa Internacional de Evaluación de los Alumnos (PISA 2012), Singapur quedó en la segunda posición en competencia matemática, con 573 puntos, 79 por encima de la media de los 34 países de la OCDE que participaron en esa educación (494) y 89 puntos por encima de España (484). La clave del éxito, según los expertos, está en la fórmula empleada. "En Singapur han puesto la comprensión de los conceptos, el razonamiento y la resolución de problemas como objetivos fundamentales del aprendizaje", según explica a Europa Press el profesor titular del área de Matemática Aplicada en el Departamento de Matemáticas de la Universidad de Alcalá, Pedro Ramos. Primero, manipular.
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Student Activism Is Making a Comeback Maybe the campus protests seemed rather isolated at first. Dissatisfaction with the administration. Outrage over bad decisions. For example: The protest at Florida State University last fall, when students didn’t like the idea of having the Republican state politician John Thrasher as their school’s president and launched a campaign—#SlashThrasher—against his candidacy. Or the protest at the University of Michigan in September, when, amid frustrations over their football team’s losses, students rallied at the home of the school’s president to demand that he fire the athletic director. There was the confederate-flag fiasco at Bryn Mawr, which resulted in a mass demonstration by hundreds of students who, all dressed in black, called for an end to racism on the Pennsylvania campus. Just as has been happening in communities at large, campus protests against racism and bigotry—along with related types of discrimination—have become commonplace. American Student Activism, Fall 2014 Student Activism Is Making a Comeback
180 Years of Market Drawdowns “We tend to be inadequate historians.” – Robert Frey A couple weeks ago I covered a little discussed topic involving the the use of historical market data. Namely that you have to take market returns that go back to the turn of the 20th century with a grain of salt because of the fact that costs were much higher in those days so no one was really receiving those gross returns on a net basis. The natural follow-up question to this line of thinking would be — so what does stock market data going back to the 1800s really tell us? A reader sent me a link to a video of a presentation given by former hedge fund manager and quant Robert Frey (whose firm was actually bought out by legendary hedge fund manager Jim Simons in the 90s) called 180 Years of Market Drawdowns. But there has been one constant going back all the way to the early 1800s — risk. Looks pretty good to me. Frey says in his talk that in stocks, “You’re usually in a drawdown state.” In a sense risk is easier to predict than returns. 180 Years of Market Drawdowns
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So far, lithium has been the hottest metal of 2016, beating out gold, with exponential demand expected over the coming years. Although the price trajectory of the metal has been subdued in recent months, the fundamentals behind the long-term trajectory suggest strong potential for long-term growth. Price doubling from 2014/2015 was first seen in China and is now being felt worldwide, with lithium hydroxide prices from $16-20 and carbonate prices from $12-14 thousand USD per ton. Automotive thrust There is no doubt as to the push that Tesla has given the current automotive transition to electric vehicles (EVs). However, since 2014, when Tesla first announced the Gigafactory with Panasonic, other manufacturers have begun to take notice and take action. Previous announcements of billion-dollar investments in battery factories by Volkswagen were largely brushed off by investors as deflections from their ‘Dieselgate’ scandal. Electrical grid connections Demand response: A wild ride Why lithium will see another price spike this fall Why lithium will see another price spike this fall
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51天徒步環寶島,陸生回鄉開這間全球最酷書店!他究竟在台灣學到了什麼?-陸生|廣州|文青|書店|環島|人情味|不打烊書店-風傳媒-一起去旅行 2013年,29歲的中國人劉二囍拋下建築師職位、自己開的咖啡店,隻身來到台灣念書,更成為第一位徒步環台的陸生。他在這塊土地上生活了51天,走過1200公里。回鄉後,在台灣的記憶決定在廣州開設這間「1200bookshop」,這間書店全天不打烊,加上獨具特色的裝潢,被評選為全球最酷書店之一。 人生光有趣味不行,要玩就玩出點名堂來! 眼前這位紮著小辮子,戴著帽子,身材清瘦,五官分明,甚至有點像漫畫人物的男子就是劉二囍,第一眼看去藝術細胞亂竄,可他卻是一枚典型的理工男! 2008年,劉二囍從華南理工大學最好的王牌專業——建築學專業畢業,隨後他進入一家國企設計院工作,成了一名建築師。 從事建築工作後,二囍便參與了廣州大劇院的項目,這座「世界最壯觀劇院」、「世界十大歌劇院之一」,可是由建築界「女魔頭」紮哈·哈迪德設計的;之後二囍也獨立負責過建築項目,投過標也中過標,建築師的「基本動作」算是完成了。 「該做的,該體驗的都試過了,再做就是重複。」 自由不是你想做什麼就做什麼,而是你不想做什麼就不做什麼。 5年前,二囍辭去羨煞旁人的設計院工作,但當時的他心裡清楚那是一份「客戶虐我千百遍,我待客戶如初戀」的工作。 文青不都喜歡咖啡店嗎? 隨著咖啡店越做越好,二囍的生活狀態也悠閒自若,完全過上文青的情調生活:養寵物、發呆看書、聽音樂、喝咖啡。 面對這麼安逸的日子,他再一次選擇折騰。 因為有本科建築專業的基礎,加上台灣那時開始對大陸招生,二囍就報考了並被台灣的東海大學錄取,於是一個人來到台灣開始遊學生活。 2013年8月20日,在台灣的他迎來自己29歲生日,他說得在20歲的尾巴瘋狂一次,隨即決定來一次徒步環島旅行。 環島徒步,是一場旅行,更是一場修行。 「旅行途中是會有很多變數的,但至少我帶著自己的目標,而不僅僅像其他遊客一樣體驗過就算了。」 在徒步旅行路上感觸到的很多美好,讓他惦念不忘,他開始琢磨:自己也可以去收留很多漂泊的人,給他們的心帶去溫暖。 2014年回來以後,二囍創辦了廣州第一家不打烊的書店,名字叫 1200bookshop。 年輕就是做自己喜歡做的事情,成熟就是做自己應該做的事情。 這家書店24小時營業不打烊,如他所說:白天是生意,晚上才是態度和溫情。 二囍回答:「只要有這些人在,不打烊書店就有存在下去的理由。」 這裡有80餘歲的老學霸,深夜在家無眠,不如到書店尋找年輕時的充實,連續幾個月都看得到他們的影子。 51天徒步環寶島,陸生回鄉開這間全球最酷書店!他究竟在台灣學到了什麼?-陸生|廣州|文青|書店|環島|人情味|不打烊書店-風傳媒-一起去旅行
收到紐約大學(New York University)錄取通知書那天,我欣喜若狂。它是我夢寐以求的大學,我的父母都為我感到高興。不過,他們此前並未鼓勵我進入這樣一所競爭激烈的學校。其實,他們做過的對我最有益的事情,是給我的完美主義傾向降溫——事實上,爸爸在我念小學那會兒曾答應我,如果我得到「C」,他就給我買禮物。 那是我小學三年級的時候。 我爸爸顯然不是刻板印象中的那種亞裔虎爸虎媽,他不會向我施壓,讓我為了取得最好的成績而不知疲倦地學習,我媽媽也不是。 在紐約大學,我起初念了醫學預科,夢想著成為一名麻醉師。 「你不必為了謀生累斷腰桿,」我爸爸在Skype上對我說道。 最終,我的確沒有再念醫學預科,並不是因為被父母勸阻,而是因為我意識到,自己並不喜歡相關科目。 我覺得,正是因為我父母不那麼強調分數,才讓我有了自行培養進取心的空間。 這並不是說嚴厲的虎爸虎媽式家教沒有效果。 然而,要取得這種學業上的優勢,必須付出高昂的代價。 我當初以為自己沒從爸爸那裡得到禮物,現在才意識到我錯了。 凱特·賈(Kate Chia)是紐約大學2015屆畢業生,現於邁阿密廣告學院學習廣告文案寫作。 翻譯:李瓊 本文內容版權歸紐約時報公司所有,任何單位及個人未經許可,不得擅自轉載或翻譯。 我的亞裔貓爸貓媽 - 紐約時報中文網 國際縱覽

A Survey of Graphic Novel Collection and Use in American Public Libraries | Schneider Article A Survey of Graphic Novel Collection and Use in American Public Libraries Edward Francis Schneider Assistant Professor University of South Florida, School of Information Tampa, Florida, United States of America Email: Received: 27 Dec. 2013 Accepted: 16 July 2014 2014 Schneider. Abstract Objective – The objective of this study was to survey American public libraries about their collection and use of graphic novels and compare their use to similar data collected about video games. Methods – Public libraries were identified and contacted electronically for participation through an open US government database of public library systems. Results – The results indicated that both graphic novels and video games have become a common part of library collections, and both media can have high levels of impact on circulation. Conclusion – Responses provided a clear indicator that graphic novels are a near-ubiquitous part of public libraries today. Introduction Literature Review : Free Newsletters offers two daily email newsletters to fit your areas of interest. They are offered as a free service to our members. Frequency: Daily Daily PowerWord It's been proven time and time again that the better your vocabulary, the better your productivity. Daily Quote Great quotes encapsulate great ideas. is always looking for success oriented businesses to help sponsor our newsletters. Become a Sponsor » Already a Sponsor? Log in to view your stats or to sponsor another ad
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Why Architecture Isn't Art (And Shouldn't Be) Why Architecture Isn't Art (And Shouldn't Be) In recent years, there has been a lot of discussion about what architecture's ultimate purpose might be - with answers ranging from the creation of form to the correction of societal ills. But according to Lance Hosey, perhaps the least useful definition currently in circulation is that architecture is "art." In July, I wrote that when architects use the bodies of specific women such as Marilyn Monroe or Beyoncé as "inspiration" for buildings, they objectify both women and architecture. The message: Architecture is art, and where artists get their inspiration isn't up for debate, since it's personal to the artist. Huffington Post readers aren't alone in this view, of course. If architecture is art, what is "art," anyway? "Art as we have generally understood it," writes Larry Shiner in The Invention of Art (2003), "is a European invention barely two hundred years old." Schumacher exposes the most common conceit among architects.
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