The response to Fast Company's recent feature story, “The Case for Girls,” has been incredible. First, digital agency AKQA’s mock ad campaign became a real-life call to action and a mobilizing worldwide event. Now social media agency Lovesocial has announced a partnership with indie doc Miss Representation and reached out to Fast Company to create an infographic to illustrate the stats featured in our story.
The percentage voting for Obama represents the largest age-based disparity ever recorded. It’s worth pausing on that for a second, because voting, contrary to popular opinion, doesn’t tend to change all that much as you age. Political scientists have consistently shown that who you vote for as a young person tends to define your voting patterns for the rest of your life. Thus, some people have concluded that the entire millennial generation has been “lost” to Republicans. (And if you think that they’ll change their minds because of Obama’s first-term struggles, think again: 60% blame his opponents for his inability to get anything done.)
Why did the meme factory hire the serious political reporter? They saw eye-to-eye on one important thing: the social network optimization of the news.
An idea just crazy enough to work.
Benetton Courts Controversy With World Leader Lip-Locks
We have an exclusive look at a new study that offers insight into the real participants of the Occupy movement and all of its offshoots. So Who Is Occupy Wall Street? Find out here.
How do you create change? Matt Damon says a big part of it is about taking ownership, individually and collectively. A lot of this advice could be applied to today’s political climate as well. Take 30 seconds and see for yourself.
What does it mean that China’s has become a global force? A superb infographic from the Heritage Foundation offers a rarely seen snapshot of how China, through investments and business dealings, is buying up all the political capital it can get its hands on. As you can see, this includes buying and holding A LOT of our debt. See more…
Occupy Sesame Street! Breaking photos from Tauntr.com
This meme started a few days ago, but the #Photoshopping is much better here.
Late last night the Senate voted to pass the most significant patent reform bill in 60 years. Here’s what the new Patent Reform Act will mean for innovation.
Here’s an interesting and unprecedented idea from the U.S. Government.
The battle over “platforms” is as frenzied and vital as a presidential campaign. Read more.