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Pebble In The Still Waters: #AuthorInterview @WaheedR2009 Learning From Historical Events Waheed Rabbani was born in India, close to Delhi, and was introduced to Victorian and other English novels, at a very young age, in his father’s library. Most of the large number of volumes had been purchased by his father at ‘garage sales’ held, by departing British civil service officers, in the last days of the Raj. Waheed attended St. Patrick’s High School in Karachi, Pakistan. He graduated from Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England, and received a Master’s degree from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. While an engineer by profession, Waheed’s other love is reading and writing English literature, which led him to obtain a Certificate in Creative Writing from McMaster University and start on his fiction writing journey.

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17 Of The Most Beautiful Steps Around The World Street art is gradually coming to be accepted as a legitimate and wonderful art form by more and more people, but that doesn’t mean that street artists can rest on their laurels – they continue exploring with new ways to exploit public surfaces and cover them in beautiful art. This post is all about street artists and regular people who have decorated something that most of us probably wouldn’t think of decorating – public outdoor steps. [Read more...] Much like the hidden street art of Zebrating, most of these pieces can only truly be appreciated when viewed from a certain vantage point. They may seem like random splashes of paint to someone actually climbing those steps, but someone looking at them from below will see the artist’s full vision.

5 Ways to Get 10x More Retweets on Twitter We have a pretty good idea of Twitter best practices: post regularly, don't overuse hashtags, keep your tweets short enough for retweets, etc. We even know that a good mix of images and video will help boost engagement. Yet every few months, I like to look back through my Twitter analytics to see which content performed best and I'm surprised at what I find. Some pieces of content posted to Twitter get 5 to 10 times my typical amount of retweets! Instagram Removes Square Image Limitation: This Week in Social Media Social Media Examiner Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention. What’s New This Week

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In Paris, A Street Artist Steals Ads And Replaces Them With Classical Artworks In Etienne Lavie’s latest project, ‘OMG, Who Stole My Ads?’, the artist has replaced the ubiquitous ads in Paris with classical works of art. The juxtaposition of these older artworks in the modern world certainly grabs our attention, and perhaps the artist would like us to pay more attention to art, which fuels our soul, rather than ads that urge us to buy products. Check out these guerrilla acts below. Show Me The Money: 8 Things Twitter Can Do To Improve Your Bottom Line The creative scamps have come up with a witty hashtag, the marketing team post the most engaging tweets, and your designers have made a simply delightful banner. Great, your board doesn’t care. Those fluffy and nice things count for buttons if it’s not increasing your business’ bottom line. Can you really make a positive difference to your bottom line with just 140 characters?

Making the CIPRsm panel redundant: update on 'unsexy' phase one » The Conversation: powered by CIPR There is a chill in the air this week which signals we are fast approaching autumn. This means Dan Tyte and I have been in tenure as co-chairs of the CIPR social media panel for eight months now. For those of you who don’t know, Dan and I set out an ambitious strategy earlier this year to “…make #CIPRSM panel redundant within two years by integrating digital and social media into all aspects of training, education and policy at the CIPR.”

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