The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet

The #Twitterati #Weberati #Digerati of 2015 – TIME

TIME

If we’ve learned anything from the Dress That Broke the Internet, first posted to Tumblr by a 21-year-old singer from Scotland, it’s that anyone with a web connection can start a global conversation. Yes, it helps to be famous in real life. But the rise of social networks has leveled the playing field, allowing unknowns to command audiences rivaling those of real-world leaders, even if by accident. Who rises above the rest? To determine the unranked list, we analyzed social-media followings, site traffic, overall ability to drive news, and more.

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New Google Doodle Celebrates Earth Day 2015

Happy Earth Day – every day is Earth day!

TIME

In 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets to spread the message of environmental awareness, and in the process created the first ever Earth Day. To honor what has become a global observance, a new Google Doodle has been created for Earth Day 2015.

The brainchild of the late Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day 1970 garnered bipartisan support and is widely considered to be the beginning of the environmental movement. The campaign led to remarkable change — generating momentum for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passing of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.

In 1990 another big campaign was organized to honor the 20th anniversary of Earth Day and an estimated 200 million people worldwide participated in the celebrations. Afterward, President Bill Clinton awarded Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest honor a U.S. civilian…

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Riding the social technology rocket ship #IBMSocialStudy

An excellent post on social business by Julie Yamamoto of IBMCAI with 2 insightful, useful reports: IBM Business Tech Trends #IBMBTT by Susanne Hupfer and Sandy Carter + #IBMSocialStudy by Alison Fether.

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Are you sitting on the social technologies launch pad, poised for takeoff? Already soaring in digital engagement? Or still working out how to build a starship?

Social technology adoption has more than doubled in the past two years, and leading enterprises are achieving a wide range of objectives from social capabilities (Source:  IBM Business Tech Trends Study).  But it’s a long way to the stars – and the path is not always clear.

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