In Retrospect

6 Powerful Social Media Persuasion Techniques

Let’s be honest, you don’t just want your voice to be added to the conversation; you want your voice to be heard, repeated, and valued—and your message to be influential.  Ultimately, you’re after influence … [more]

Reminders of a Boy Returned to Russia

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — The toys in the backyard suggest generous parenting: a swing set, its green paint shiny and new; a red tetherball covered in cherry-red glitter; even a trampoline… [NY Times]

Spoken Word & Music: Poet LKJ

The legendary dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson live on tour sometime ago performing the reflective classic choon “More Time” … [On The Buzz]

Hip Hop Gods

Legend Chuck D from Public Enemy never tweets so I took note when he sent this tweet about “Where CLASSIC Rap Lives On! it\’s doPE! “ … [more]

Fab 5 Freddy Speaks on 2010 Hip Hop Honors

We (Davey D) sat down with Hip Hop pioneer and former Yo! MTV host Fab 5 Freddy to talk about what they have in store for this year’s Vh1 Hip Hop Honors… [Mr Davey D]

Emmanuel Adebayor retires from Togo international duty

Manchester City and Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor has announced his retirement from international football… [BBC]

Hitler Learns That the AWB Have Called Off Their Machete Race War

Gus Silber’s satirical video on the goings on in South Africa following the death of AWB Eugene Terreblanche. Hilarious … [more]

Our Endangered Planet

A list of 100 Places to visit before they disappear (via Aki Anastasiou) … [more]

Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

Successful business leader passionate about raising kids to be entrepreneurs. For over 20 years, Cameron Herold has been coaching, speaking to, or helping entrepreneurs build companies on five continents. He launched BackPocket COO to coach & mentor young, fun, entrepreneurial, growth companies and help make their dreams happen. (via Timothy Ferriss) . .TedXTalks

Library of Congress Will Save Tweets

Not everyone would think that the actor Ashton Kutcher’s Twittermusings on his daily doings constitute part of “the universal body of human knowledge.” … [NY Times]

All your base are belong to Fifa

South Africa’s artists shouldn’t be the ones moaning. Do they really think they’re going to be worse off thanks to the World Cup? In case you’ve been under a rock for the last few weeks, or have been too busy living your life to care, a bunch of South African artists, lead by the poet Mzwakhe Mbuli, are miffed with Fifa for leaving them out of the official Fifa opening concert … [more]

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