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Gawker Was a Great Place to Become a Journalist

At 8 <i>P.M.</i> on October 27, 2009, I sat at my desk in the hallway that I used as an office in my Brooklyn apartment and stared at a blank field on my computer screen where I could type words and hit “publish” and the words would instantly appear on a Web site read by tens of thousands of people. It was …

Journalism

3 fresh ways to flip your classroom

Flip the way you deliver content and engage students, but don’t stop there: flipping your space, your community and faculty meetings can be just as …

Education Technology

Jack Kerouac on How to Meditate

An intoxicating homage to the ancient practice that milks the brain’s “good glad fluid.”<p>Centuries after Montaigne contemplated the double meaning of meditation and decades before Western science confirmed what Eastern philosophy has known for millennia — that meditation is our greatest gateway to …

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4 Storytelling Tips From The Co-Creator Of Blockbuster Mystery Podcast “Serial”

Julie Snyder is the senior producer and co-creator of the Serial podcast, which spun off of This American Life and quickly developed a devoted following. Here, Snyder offers some guidelines for telling a story the Serial way.<p>For the past several weeks, Thursday mornings have taken on a special …

When the digital classroom meets the parents

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Education Technology

“Mockingjay” Is a Paean to Movie Producers

Sluggish, stodgy, overprocessed, a Velveeta fantasy, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” is nonetheless a clever mash-up of cinematic tropes and political perceptions, and its appeal—aside from the popularity of the book series on which it is based—owes much to that combination of elements. The …

Movies

Jack White Makes A Pretty Great Music Video In 24 Hours

Part of the fun of being Jack White these days is that you can do whatever you want. He’s beholden to no one: He’s on his own label, playing music under his own name (well, his own pseudonym) without any permanent bandmates, and he’s a big enough star that whatever he tries tends to work. That’s a …

Happy 100th Birthday To Legendary Graphic Designer Paul Rand

In honor of the man who created the iconic logos for IBM, UPS, and ABC, here’s a trove of Rand designs, interviews, and tributes.<p>Legendary graphic designer Paul Rand is revered as the creator of logos for corporations like IBM, ABC, UPS, and NeXT, and author of many books including the seminal, …

Graphic Design

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

See The Hidden Meanings Inside 17 Tech Company Logos

In Sony's Vaio logo, the letters V and A represent an analog waveform and the I and O represent a binary code.<p>Facebook Places was Facebook's now defunct response to the check-in app Foursquare. Note that the red arrow is pointing at a number four ... an indicator of its intended target.<p>We love the …

Graphic Design

10 steps for educators new to Twitter

Educators from all around the world are beginning and continuing to see Twitter as a valuable piece in their professional growth toolbox. As …

Creative Compulsive Disorder: Remembering Zina Nicole Lahr | Colossal

<p>This short clip about artist and maker Zina Nicole Lahr may be as tragic as it is beautiful. Earlier this fall Lahr approached her friend Stormy …

Some Instagram Ads Are Being 'Liked' Hundreds Of Thousands Of Times

<i>Editor's note: Social Media Insights will be delivered exclusively to subscribers of Business Insider Intelligence beginning January 2, 2014. Non-subscribers will receive a shorter afternoon version. Sign up for a free two week trial to BI Intelligence here.</i><p>Curalate Mashable curated data from …

List-Worthy

Facebook's Zuckerberg Wanted To Acquire Snapchat In $1B+ Deal

As mobile messaging service Snapchat looks to potentially raise $200 million in funding, there’s word suggesting that at one point Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had approached the company in an attempt to acquire it. Sources tell The Wall Street Journal that the offer for the startup was north of $1 …

12-year-old boy admits to hacking government sites for Anonymous

A 12-year-old boy in Montreal has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous, reports the <i>Toronto Sun</i>. The attacks were not politically motivated, however; the boy testified that he traded information to members of Anonymous …

Samsung fined $340K for fake online reviews and comments — by Taiwan

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Samsung $340,000 for an organized campaign of using a “large number of hired writers and designated employees” to post good reviews and comments about its own products and criticism of competitors’ products.<p>Samsung got off easy, however; the fine could have …

Merging the Past and Present of Anne Frank's Amsterdam

It's always rewarding to receive feedback from our readers and featured artists, but every now and then we're just as delighted to be contacted by other creative individuals and institutions that have found inspiration through My Modern Met. We were just recently reached out to by Anne Frank House, …

Amsterdam

Careful what you tweet: Police, schools tap social media to track behavior

Marketed to police department, BlueJay Twitter-monitoring tool "has no IT requirements," explains the sales literature. "All you need is Internet and a browser." Also, $150 a month.<p>A teenager who claimed "sarcasm" after talking on Facebook about shooting up a kindergarten spent months in jail this …

Return of the Invisible Man – New Stunning Camouflage Works by Liu Bolin

Liu Bolin, the man who took the international art world by storm, in 2009, with his incredible ability to merge with the environment, has returned …

Art

The Phrasal Verbs Machine – A Nice App for ELL Students

One of the true challenges for English language learners is understanding the meanings of phrasal verbs. The Phrasal Verbs Machine, developed by …

Turning Weapons Into Instruments | Pedro Reyes 'Disarm'

Disarm

Freestyle Rap Battles Anywhere, Anytime With Rapt.Fm

Rapt.fm's Erik Torenberg, Phil Fresh & Stevie Soul perform a freestyle rap for BBC Radio's Jonny Dymond in Detroit.<p>The Detroit-based tech startup Rapt.fm is like Chatroulette with a beat. And starting tonight, like that video chatting platform, it will be available 24/7.<p>Since last January, Rapt.fm …

Rap & Hip-Hop

NASA Now Has an Instagram Account

Cat. Latte. Lunch. Space.<p><i>Updated, September 11, 1pm.</i><p>NASA has an Instagram account.<p>Oh, yes: Now, between pictures of cats, lunches, friends, and your friend’s cat’s lunch, you can view space photography. Today the account has declared a moon theme, and, accordingly, it has posted:<p>A picture of the …

You Are What You Tweet

When Mark Zuckerberg, the C.E.O. of Facebook, started appearing at local haunts in San Francisco’s Mission District last year, one blog speculated that he was attempting to “rebrand himself as a Mission hipster.” It’s an apt turn of phrase, one that conveys the casual predominance of “personal …

Beneath the Waves

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