@flobombin and I are going #bbqtothefuture. (at St. Patrick’s Youth Center)
Tumblr Tuesday: Shorty Award’s Tumblr of the Year
Don’t be fooled by the URL, this blog doesn’t make sense any way you slice it.
Smart Girls at the Party
Smart Girl Amy Poehler started a movement aimed at girls to spread a simple but often forgotten point: you can change the world by being yourself.
Feelings are gross, bar graphs are cool. One user documents their divorce with graphs and calculations.
Photo via The Shorty Awards
"It’ll definitely be ready to launch next week."
A week later: “I’m confident it’ll be ready next week. We’ll work through the weekend and night.”
A week after that: “It’ll be ready next month, I think. We’re out of coffee pods, can we order some more?”
Anyone who’s worked on launching…
Do you love a blog? Okay, how hard do you love it? If you love it truly, madly, deeply, you will nominate it for the annual Shorty Award for Tumblr of the Year.
Nominees are now being accepted, and the winner will be honored at the official ceremony this April in New York City!
For the first time, journalists from around the world were invited to share their social media expertise with the Shorty Awards! These journalists are members of new Nominating Boards for arts and design, tech and innovation, global issues, news and media, and entertainment.
The number of Shorty Awards finalists in each category increased from 6 to 7 this year. For most Shorty Awards categories, Nominating Board members are choosing 3 finalists that will be sent to the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences for consideration. The public will choose the other 4 finalists (reminder: make a nomination today!). Please see the rules for more details.
After last year’s MLK day I decided to read more about the man since I was only familiar with his most famous works. Searching Amazon I found The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., which was surprising both for its relative obscurity — it has only 82 Amazon customer reviews — and that it was compiled after his death. It was edited by King scholar Clayborne Carson at the request of King’s widow Coretta Scott King years after his death.
Several reviewers criticized the autobiography since it was put together posthumously, which I think is unfounded. So many autobiographies are really written by ghostwriters and given a rubber stamp by their living subject. This is the opposite: Dr. King wrote an amazing body of work on his own (he even writes spectacularly from jail) and it’s simply been combined into an autobiography after his death.
This is an autobiography that deserves a spot of the shelf with the other greats, including Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom.
Here are my Kindle highlights from the book:
In my own life and in the life of a person who is seeking to be strong, you combine in your character antitheses strongly marked. You are both militant and moderate; you are both idealistic and realistic. (location 142)
I was determined to hate every white person. As I grew older and older this feeling continued to grow. (location 219 )
“One of these days, I’m going to put my body up there where my mind is.” (location 251)
I read Henry David Thoreau’s essay “On Civil Disobedience” for the first time. Here, in this courageous New Englander’s refusal to pay his taxes and his choice of jail rather than support a war that would spread slavery’s territory into Mexico, I made my first contact with the theory of nonviolent resistance. (location 316)
Wow! @driscollsberry just surprised us with snacks!! (at Sawhorse Media)