John Oliver from The Daily Show Presents Gun Control to America - Imgur
Whoop dee fucking doo indeed.
Ever feel like the Daily Show does better reporting and REAL questioning than most news shows?
It’s satire only reveals more truth than not.
All the damn time.
I will always reblog this.
THE SCHOOL OF ROCK DID THEIR SONG AT THE TEN YEAR REUNION OH MY GOD
"Can you say Hi?" (x)
Reblogging because Mamrie Hart is just too fucking cute.
my brain just exploded.
Tumblr needs more of this….whatever this is.
Is this the same artist who made the original for this
This shit had me rolling!
The Disney Princes & Their Faults
NOTICE HOW PRINCE PHILLIP IS MISSING. I REST MY CASE. The only disney prince worth admiring. Risked his life and position for a girl he barely knew from the very start. And he wanted to spend time with her to get to know her before getting married right away to claim her. HELLO.
Yeah come on, we all know who the perfect one is:
Did we forget Prince Naveen?
This post is perfect.
I love both the blog and the reblog comments. There is a God.
the one about hercules is perfect.
God bless this man.
Cortex: The 3D-Printed Cast
After many centuries of splints and cumbersome plaster casts that have been the itchy and smelly bane of millions of children, adults and the aged alike the world over, we at last bring fracture support into the 21st century. The Cortex exoskeletal cast provides a highly technical and trauma zone localized support system that is fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, hygienic, recyclable and stylish.
The cortex cast utilizes the x-ray and 3d scan of a patient with a fracture and generates a 3d model in relation to the point of fracture.
By Jake Evill
At Adobe Marketing we talk a lot about how the half-life of a tweet is often less than 10 minutes - so brands need to respond quickly and appropriately to whatever their customers are saying about them…
This makes responding in real-time crucial - whether that means having an in-house community management team, or an agency empowered to act on your behalf. Spending much of our time with social marketers as we do, makes this a hot topic of conversation and debate.
Responding to a tweet appropriately for example, is often difficult because 140 characters is not a lot of space to understand the context or the emotional intent of what somebody is actually saying. Was the person tweeting because they were upset, angry, being sarcastic or just bored? Sentiment is tracked in most good social media monitoring tools and goes some way towards trying to classify these conversations as positive, negative or neutral, but very few offer any degree of accuracy.
“Sales is basically just a transfer of emotion”. Zig Ziglar
I remember running social analytics for Angry Birds last year and the majority of social media tools though all the conversations we negative because “the birds were angry”! It was the same trying to understand someone who went to a see a horror film and was scared (but enjoyed it). Sentiment is one of my favourite topics in social media, as it is often the most misunderstood.
One of the things that the data scientists at Adobe are playing with has been nicknamed #TweetEmotion. They are attempting to add an additional later to sentiment, in order to better understand exactly what somebody means (and feels) when they tweet. This should make it easier to understand sarcasm.
In social media, people don’t share facts, they share EMOTIONS.
In theory, using the same kind of natural language processing that we use to calculate sentiment for Adobe Social, we might be able to better understand the emotional intent of conversations online - especially tweets.
If we can also see where they have been before and after they tweeted, it makes this even easier. It’s a snapshot of what the future for a community manager could look like - and will help to make customer service a LOT easier, knowing exactly how to respond appropriately to each customer.
“People make decisions with their hearts and justify them with their heads”. Kevin Roberts #Lovemarks
If this kind of thing interests you, you might want to check out Robert Plutchik. I’ve been reading a lot of his research recently. He is most famous for developing the “Wheel of Emotion”. You can Google him to learn more, but the highlights are…
Theory of Emotion
Robert Plutchik’s psychoevolutionary theory of emotion is one of the most influential classification approaches for general emotional responses. He considered there to be eight primary emotions - anger,fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust, and joy. Plutchik proposed that these ‘basic’ emotions are biologically primitive and have evolved in order to increase the reproductive fitness of the animal. Plutchik argues for the primacy of these emotions by showing each to be the trigger of behaviour with high survival value, such as the way fear inspires the fight-or-flight response.
Plutchik’s psychoevolutionary theory of basic emotions has ten postulates.
- The concept of emotion is applicable to all evolutionary levels and applies to all animals including humans.
- Emotions have an evolutionary history and have evolved various forms of expression in different species.
- Emotions served an adaptive role in helping organisms deal with key survival issues posed by the environment.
- Despite different forms of expression of emotions in different species, there are certain common elements, or prototype patterns, that can be identified.
- There is a small number of basic, primary, or prototype emotions.
- All other emotions are mixed or derivative states; that is, they occur as combinations, mixtures, or compounds of the primary emotions.
- Primary emotions are hypothetical constructs or idealized states whose properties and characteristics can only be inferred from various kinds of evidence.
- Primary emotions can be conceptualized in terms of pairs of polar opposites.
- All emotions vary in their degree of similarity to one another.
- Each emotion can exist in varying degrees of intensity or levels of arousal.
All very exciting stuff….. #geek
This is an amazing post!