Advertising was birthed after the 19th century and the rise of the industrial revolution. We have come a long way since then. For the first time in history more people are connected world wide, and we have a say in corporate and cause communications. You have the power, what will you do with it?
Economic Freedom and the Quality of Life is a short, informative video centered on the ideas of economic freedom and the societal benefits it produces. The video helps explain what economic freedom is and why it’s key to improving society.
So, who is winning the social network war: Google + inner circles or Facebook’s friends? While Google + doesn’t come anywhere near Facebook’s 750 million active users, it has shown some legs with its ten million users in just two weeks. Check out a blow by blow comparison in today’s video infographic.
NPR has produced the above video infographic on the costs to society of high school dropouts. Consider the facts:
* The unemployment rate for people without a high school diploma is nearly twice that of the general population.
* Over a lifetime, a high school dropout will earn $200,000 less than a high school graduate and almost $1 million less than a college graduate.
* Dropouts are more likely to commit crimes, abuse drugs and alcohol, become teenage parents, live in poverty and commit suicide.
* Dropouts cost federal and state governments hundreds of billions of dollars in lost earnings, welfare and medical costs, and billions more for dropouts who end up in prison.
Interesting story looking at dropping out through the eyes of 5 individuals.
An older infographic video but still relevant from GOOD. There are currently more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. What does that look like, exactly? That’s equivalent to putting the combined populations of Miami, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis behind bars.
Four out of 10 people worldwide don’t have a safe way to poop. An admirable goal of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
is to change all that. Flush-less toilets perhaps? Let’s see what they come up with.
Many of us take seemingly simple things in life for granted. If you didn’t have clean water, you wouldn’t be complaining about the price of Netflix. charity: water has created a good piece on the dangers of nearly a billion people in the world living without clean drinking water, along with ideas on how to fix the problem.
We don’t really get why they are blocking YouTube comments… nevertheless, job well done.
What’s Trending and Column Five deliver a good infographic on Comic Con and how the box office hype doesn’t always come to fruition. The question is: Will studios keep coming to the geek fueled festival even if it doesn’t mean big bucks? Only time will tell.