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I know that many of you are completely sold on social media and know it’s absolutely necessary for your business. However, I also know there’s many businesses who are very confused and nervous about social media. You’re not sure if it’s useful for your business and even further you wonder if it could be harmful. Every once in a while there is a big blow up about the dark side of social media, such as the latest eruption with Congressman Anthony Weiner. This scandal demonstrates the power of social media, but the bigger lesson is that social media is not bad, no more than a gun is bad.
We thought it would all be plastic in the future, that generations to come would never know what it would feel like to hold real gold or diamonds. The craze of bling would be all but lost. However if these latest developments are anything to go by, then the future may just be worth living in. QR Codes Coins The Royal Dutch Mint has produced what is the first QR coded coin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the mint in Utrecht. For those who know not about QR code , read up on Wikipedia here – its a brilliant technology that is definitely going to change the world we live in.
Via Andrew Sullivan, the New Yorker's Nick Paumgarten provides some perspective on the latest dismal findings about American kids' knowledge of American history: “We haven’t ever known our past,” Sam Wineburg, a professor of education and history at Stanford, said last week. “Your kids are no stupider than their grandparents.” He pointed out that the first large-scale proficiency study—of Texas students, in 1915-16—demonstrated that many couldn’t tell Thomas Jefferson from Jefferson Davis or 1492 from 1776. A 1943 survey of seven thousand college freshmen found that, among other things, only six per cent of them could name the original thirteen colonies.
Cardboard creation ... Murakami's Big Box PKo2. Photo: Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co, Ltd, All Rights Reserved/Mike Bruce/Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is not everybody's cup of triple-sugar cherry cola.