(A Sprinkling of Things we Think you Ought to Know…)
Ben Smith Goes Viral – We are still scratching our heads trying to figure out the Ben Smith move from Politico to BuzzFeed. BuzzFeed, best known for it’s collection of viral content recently named Smith as Editor-in-Chief. The readers of Buzzfeed are known for launching internet memes and immediately latched onto the possibility that someone as straight-laced as Smith would be joining their world of corgis on surfboards and planking. Thus, Buzzfeed Ben was born. View more of their creations here
We’re All for Good Causes And All – But, this seems a little crazy. This Thursday is “Free to Tweet” Day across the twitterverse. It’s a celebration of the Bill of Rights Day where you can express your appreciation for the First Amendment. Students between the ages of 14 and 22 can use the hashtag #freetotweet to be entered into a contest to receive one of 22 $5,000 dollar scholarships. The contest goes on for 24 hours, and students are encouraged to participate as often as they can in that time frame to share their love of Freedom of Expression. That sounds like a worthwhile venture. Don’t study. Just tweet for 24 hours. I am almost positive the Founding Fathers had something else in mind for the First Amendment.
Chelsea Clinton Makes Her NBC Debut – On last night’s “Rock Center” on NBC, Chelsea Clinton made her debut as part of the network series called “Making a Difference.” Her first report was filed from her home state of Arkansas and profiled a woman trying to help children living in poverty. After the report, she joined Brian Williams in studio. When asked why she decided to shed her private lifestyle to enter the world of TV reporting, she said her recently deceased Grandmother, Dorothy Rodham, told her that “being Chelsea Clinton had happened to me and that I had a responsibility to do something with that asset and opportunity.” Didn’t Uncle Ben tell that to Spider-Man? “With great power comes great responsibility?” View her debut in the video below.