These photos come from One World One Ocean, started by “a family who has been making IMAX Theatre films for 35 years in far-off places like the top of Mt. Everest, the ice caves of Greenland, the Nile river, and the deep-ocean reefs of the South Pacific.”
Their goal is to inspire people about the ocean so they can protect it. These photos, from their Pinterest account, inspired me:
Continue reading A Pinterest account to protect the ocean – One World One Ocean
RC3. org – A list of engineering blogs
…technology trends of the past few years has been the emergence of engineering blogs. They are, mostly, a recruiting tool, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn a lot about how companies operating at varying levels of maturity and scale go about their business.
A few examples:
- Building a recommendation engine, foursquare style explains the computational shortcuts you can take when you’re dealing with a lot of data.
- Creating an interface for geofences is a look at how Flickr built an interesting feature.
Continue reading List of engineering blogs from top companies – Twitter, Facebook, Airbnb, Linkedin, Foursquare, Tumblr
WordPress is no doubt a very popular web publishing platform for blogs and other types of websites. But just how popular is it?
We just completed a study and found that WordPress is in use by 48 of the top 100 blogs in the world. This is an increase from the 32 we recorded three years ago.
Other developments since then include that custom blog publishing platforms are more common now, TypePad has all but disappeared from the top 100, Tumblr has made an entrance, and some companies really don’t want to spill the beans about what solutions they use.
more details about the top 100 blogs – Pingdom
The next five most popular blogging platforms are (number of top 100 blogs using them):
- Custom (14)
- Movable Type (7)
- Drupal (6)
- Gawker (5)
- Blogsmith (4)
And, the full list:
Despite its reputation as a female-dominated social network — or perhaps because of that? — every team in Major League Baseball is now actively using Pinterest.
All 30 MLB teams also have official pages on Google+ and officials blogs on Tumblr. And the league itself also has an official presence on all three social networks.
The league and all of its teams have already been active on Facebook and Twitter for some time now, but only recently expanded its collective social media footprint to Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.
Some teams are already doing well for themselves on Pinterest. As I type this, the Milwaukee Brewers have attracted the biggest audience with its 906 followers. The team also has a substantial profile that currently counts 18 different boards.
via Marketing Land
And, my team, the Angels, has a not-too-shabby 131 followers with some great photos:
From the Yeti to the Rock Monster, all of the scariest places in the 8-bit world – Google Maps Monsters
More about Google’s April Fools Day fun – Begin your quest with Google Maps 8-bit for NES