Leading Thoughts for February 4, 2021

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University Todd Gitlin, on the experience of media: “The media are, in relation to social reality, fun-house mirrors, selective in their appetites, skewed in their imagery. The news is not in any simple way a ‘mirror’ on the world; it is a conduit for ideas and symbols, an industrial product that promo...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Columbia University, Thomas Sowell, Todd Gitlin, Leading Thoughts

A homemade and ramshackle Japanese hot spring

When looking for abandoned bike photos to put together the previously posted, long-forgotten Tokyo bicycles, I found the picture below and opted for a re-edit. It was taken just over eight years ago, but I can remember the scene like it was yesterday. They’d been diving in the sea, so were enjoying the well-earned warmth of their back-to-basics hot spring — the old lady casually, and very publicly, swapping a wetsuit for her birthday suit before getting in. “Come and join us,” they shouted. “The...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tokyo

Back Again

My friend asked me to give her a tour of the Marais like I used to do when I was doing tours. It was fun to wander through the neighborhood and I was even able to show or tell her (she’s French and has lived in Paris for years) a few things she didn’t know. As I came out of the metro I was greeted with blue skies and lovely light on the buildings there. I like the architecture. A narrow street. Another glowing building, the Forney Library. A view inside the courty...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Paris, Marais, Saint Paul Saint Louis church, Archictecture, Forney Library, Saint Paul Saint Louis Church Like

Snow walk.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse, off-blog Althouse

Tom Holland Describes Spider-Man 3 as ‘Most Ambitious Superhero Movie Ever Made’

Tom Holland describes Spider-Man 3 as ‘most ambitious superhero movie ever made’ Due to recent casting speculations about the third Tom Holland-led Spider-Man film, the project continues to shape up as a potential game-changer for the partnership between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures. In a recent interview with Variety, Tom Holland doubles down on the hype surrounding Spider-Man 3, describing the project as the “most ambitious superhero film,” of all time. Interestingly, a few days ago, Ho...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Instagram, Spider-Man, Sony, Holland, Jamie Foxx, Sony Pictures, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Foxx, Sam Raimi, Tom Holland, J K Simmons

Metalenz reimagines the camera in 2D and raises $10M to ship it

As impressive as the cameras in our smartphones are, they’re fundamentally limited by the physical necessities of lenses and sensors. Metalenz skips over that part with a camera made of a single “metasurface” that could save precious space and battery life in phones and other devices… and they’re about to ship it. The concept is similar to, but not descended from, the “metamaterials” that gave rise to flat beam-forming radar and lidar of Lumotive and Echodyne. The idea is to take a complex 3D st...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Photography, Hardware, Raspberry Pi, Funding, Tech, Intel, Nasa, Sensors, Harvard, Harvard University, Rube Goldberg

10 Free Image Sharing Platforms

The internet is home to numerous free image sharing platforms – both free and priced. Image sharing on the internet is one of the newest ways of “blogging”. Some people just can’t be bothered to read through lengthy texts. Also, since styles and looks are such important factors to branding, many bloggers resort to image sharing platforms for marketing their blogs. Just recently, Instagram and Facebook has faced significant backlash over some security issues. Many users are looking for newer and ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Adobe, Advertising, Social Media, Photo Sharing, Imgur, Behance, Facebook Here, Photobucket, Blog Tips, DepositPhotos, Pixabay, Smugmug, Vero Vero

The banning of Bart Simpson t-shirts, an ABC News special report (1990)

In 1990, Bart Simpson t-shirts were all the rage among the youth of America. Naturally, some schools attempted to silence Bart's infectious brand of anti-authoritarianism by banning the clothing. ABC News was on the case. Related, enjoy Bootleg Bart—infamously banned from Instagram and now on Twitter—that features unauthorized Bart merchandise from history. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Instagram, Abc News, The Simpsons, Bart, Bart Simpson, Eat my shorts, Bootleg Bart

‘Ma Rainey,’ ‘Minari’ and Boseman lead SAG Awards nominations

NEW YORK — Chadwick Boseman received two posthumous nominations from the 27th Screen Actros Guild Awards on Thursday, while the Korean American family drama “Minari” and Spike Lee’s Vietnam veteran drama “Da 5 Bloods” were among the nominees for best ensemble. The nominees, announced on Instagram Live, differed notably from the Golden Globe nominations announced the day before. While the Hollywood Foreign Press Association spurned films with largely non-white casts in its tops awards, the actors...
Tags: Apple, Bob Odenkirk, TV, New York, Hollywood, Viola Davis, Movies, News, Instagram, Aaron Sorkin, Amc, Awards, California News, Kaley Cuoco, Sport, Chicago

Everybody’s talking about: Clubhouse

Whether you are desperately looking for an invite or you haven’t heard about it at all, you should be paying attention to the most hyped platform of the moment: Clubhouse, a new type of social network, completely focused on audio. In this piece, our innovation leads for London and Milan, Sam Cox and Luca Della Dora – with the help of Toronto-based Associate Art Director Claire Tremblay – take a look at what makes this platform so unique, who’s already on it – and why, and what brand...
Tags: Twitter, London, Instagram, Toronto, Social Media, Seo, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Audi, Kanye, Clubhouse, Sxsw, Paul Davison, Gary Vee, Creative Agency, Tiktok

How Jeff Bezos obsessed over consumers but missed community, plus more Super Bowl ads: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Bezos’ legacy Ad Age explores the departure of Jeff Bezos from the Amazon CEO role this week. The tech innovator certainly made his mark on the world, creating a company that pretty much fulfilled his vision as the “everything store.” But, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Advertising, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Kantar, Jeff Bezos, Honda, Amazon Web Services, Acura, Bezos, Honda Motor Co

Salma Hayek has a surprising celebrity lookalike: Find out who

Salma Hayek has a celebrity lookalike! Nikki Bella took to Instagram this week to share a...
Tags: Salma Hayek, Instagram, Nikki Bella

The top influencer mansions where creators make content for TikTok and YouTube

TalentX Entertainment; VINNYGOTHEAT; 100 Thieves; Eli Chandler; Collab Crib; HoneyHouse; Skye Gould/Insider Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:An interactive database of the top influencer mansionsHow TikTok was a fashion brand's key to Gen ZThe best platforms for selling online coursesTikTok's newest star is ... Yahoo News Team RAR The ...
Tags: UK, London, Media, Instagram, Yahoo, Youtube, La, White House, Advertising, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Atlanta, Snapchat, House, Reddit

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee: Create Your Perfect Union

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee, the DTC speciality coffee roaster has launched their new advertising campaign by Atomic London. The brand campaign ‘Create your perfect Union’ launches this week across YouTube, Facebook and Instagram featuring a series of ads that highlight the unique moments that go hand in hand with enjoying quality coffee at home, from listening to your favourite playlist to getting lost in a book. Eac...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, YouTube Facebook, Union Hand Roasted Coffee

Jennifer Aniston's party photo with Selena Gomez is incredible!

Jennifer Aniston has taken to Instagram with a surprising party photo. The Friends...
Tags: Instagram, Jennifer Aniston, Selena Gomez

show more filters
December - 2020
January - 2021
February - 2021