I just gave a quick blurb to the Huff Post about why eating makes me happy at work
Yes, I know that’s an odd title to see on the blog of a social media firm who makes it’s livelihood representing major brands on Facebook. AND it’s even odder to be coming from yours truly, the CEO. I welcome you to read about my gripes with Facebook on Forbes.com
Who knew that staring at the color green increases your creativity? Several recent studies suggest that the best route to an “aha moment” involves stepping away from the grindstone-whether its taking a daydream break, belting back a drink or two or simply gazing at something green. According to a new study from the Wall Street Journal, that and some other surprising things will increase your creativity.
Steve Jobs was famous for taking walks around Palo Alto with his top lieutenants as the simple act of getting out of your daily surroundings stimulated your brain
I’m lucky enough to have a roof top deck at our LA office, so hopefully staring at Palm Trees will make me more productive?
Cyber Monday sales increased by 30.3% from the year before, according to the latest data from IBM Smarter Commerce, which tracks online sales for 500 retailers in the U.S.
Total sales increased even though the amount spent per order decreased, a fact that IBM attributes to consumers placing a greater number of orders this year. IBM found that shoppers spent an average of $185.12 per order this year, compared to $198.26 in 2011. Consumers purchased about one more item per order this year than last year, bringing the total to 8.34 items.
Cyber Monday shopping peaked early in the day, with the highest shopping momentum around 11:25 am EST. There was also a surge in shopping after work when consumers had more time to shop.
The internet has been creating celebrities for years but in 2012 the opportunity for fame especially increased. Although we’ve mainly been entertained by these 15 people, we also saw a viral philanthropy movement. Below are a few stories of the 15 people who famously caught the Internet’s attention in 2012.
Karen Klein (Bullied Bus Monitor)
New York resident and bus monitor Karen Klein received more than $700,000 from the Internet after being bullied in June by middle schoolers. The story shared from Reddit to other online communities, eventually reaching mainstream media. After the story went viral, Klein was flooded with sympathies and donations from online strangers. She used a portion of the money to launch an anti-bullying foundation.
Skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke records when he jumped from the middle of the earth’s stratosphere, 24 miles above the planet! Not only did Baumgartner break physical records, the livestream shattered the YouTube record and became the most-watched streaming event in history.
He is a Korean pop singer Park Jae Sung who released a song called “Gangnam Style,” in July. The catchy tune gained the attention of more than 8 million YouTube views within two weeks. Today, the original video boasts over 700 million views and broke the Guieness World Record for most likes on YouTube.
Please see below for the remaining 12 famous by the internet:
Carly Rae Jepsen
Zeddie Little (Ridiculously Photogenic Guy)
Michael Brutsch (Violentacrez)
Jamie Lynne Grumet
Bobak Ferdowsi (NASA Mohawk Guy)
Laina Walker (Overly Attached Girlfriend)