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Can A Woman’s Voice Shatter Glass?

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, provoked controversy across a wide media swath. She’s been criticized for suggesting that women individually are to blame for their lack of progress in business. But will the lone woman speaking up be enough… or will it take a chorus of women and men to finally shatter the glass ceiling? If it were the 1960’s and Roger Sterling were winking and saying this to me over drinks, that would be understandable. But it’s 2013 and the person winking and saying this is a highly-successful businesswoman. “Well, you know […]

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Social Memes & The Harlem Shake

Like everyone else in the nation, we jumped up and down for the Harlem Shake. The dance – described by its 1980’s founder Al B as “an alcoholic shake” – was revived by a group of teens in Australia as a YouTube video, which quickly spawned thousands of similar videos and a wildly popular global Internet meme. But what does its rise and fall tell us about viral content and memes? We’ve all seen the Harlem Shake video and its host of imitators. Each lasts between 30 and 32 seconds and feature part of the 2012 song “Harlem Shake” by […]