Friday, December 25, 2015

A star 2-year old wants her own fashion blog

North West
When we were two, we’d be busy watching Teletubbies and having tantrums because we had to go to bed at 7pm, never mind browsing on fashion websites and having opinions on style. But the life of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s daughter North is, er, pretty different to say the least.

The mini fashionista is such a dab hand with her iPad that she’s been getting familiar with style blogs – and even follows fashion-focused Instagram accounts like @indiaroseco and @AlealiMay – and now she wants her own fashion blog. Yes, really!
Reference: North West to start fashion blogging

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

From law student to fashion blogger

Chiara Ferragni
Six years ago, Chiara Ferragni (@ChiaraFerragni) was an Italian law student posting avidly about her personal style. Receiving so much support she decided to start her own blog, The Blonde Salad. Now age 28, Ferragni runs two companies worth a total of $8 million, neither employing anyone over the age of 30.
Reference: Could law school blogging embody essential entrepreneurism?

Monday, December 21, 2015

A blog of disease, death and courage

Bruce Kramer (age 59) died of ALS on March 23rd 2015
When Bruce Kramer, a Minnesota professor of education, was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) - or Lou Gehrig's disease - in 2010, his world exploded. He knew what the diagnosis meant: progressive bodily atrophy, from a disease whose causes are little understood and that has no known cure.

Kramer began writing a blog [Dis Ease Diary] to capture the agony of his physical deterioration and his struggle to hold onto the splintered pieces of his life. He described his disease as "death by a thousand paper cuts," and it was an apt image: ALS was making changes that, day by day, could be all but imperceptible - but the overall effect of these small setbacks would be cataclysmic. At the same time, there was something that posed an even more immediate threat: unchecked anger and resentment, which could poison the time he had left to relish his life and loves.
Reference: Review: Blogging Death, and Searching for Meaning in a Painful Decline

Friday, December 11, 2015

IBM Watson can answer tough questions!

Little girl to Watson:  "How big is infinity?  Where do babies come from?  Why can't I have chocolate for breakfast?"