Next week 9 cities from all around the world will celebrate the second annual Social Media Week. The week is billed as a way to learn and celebrate social media in all its shapes and forms. Free events will be held throughout the week that covers a range of topics within the social sphere and we will try to cover what we can in Toronto next week.
So what is the global mood? Grey Canada is letting you know with their cool new clock app. This is an app that takes the trends from cities from around the world based on their social media data and then visualizes it.
Late last year, our Content Ninja, Eric Floresca, had the chance to meet with Brian Howelett the Chief Creative Officer of Agency59. It took us a while, due to some technical difficulties, to get this video ready for viewing, but we finally managed to put it all together. Here it is in its entirety. Our apologies to Brian for taking so long for this.
Looking to find my voice, who I am as a writer, a person and as a maverick. Let's light the fire!
I'm a writer who loves words, stories and who is living the dream travelling the world. Currently I am making Pai, Thailand my home while I train in Muay Thai something I never thought I would do but is a challenge I am loving so far.
I never thought of myself as a writer until recently now its time to see if what I see within can be made into a reality. That's the real trick, one that many of us stuggle with all out lives.
I was always looking for a job but now I know that isn't the only way. A job is great for stability while being a freelancer means you have to get scrappy and fight for every piece of meat you can smell.
So I've been to 11 countries so far. have had all my stuff jacked (passport included), was almost arrested, been harrassed by hookers, ripped off by tuk tuks, had a drug dealer try to rob me and almost went into a coma while on a trek in Ha Long Bay.
I've also seen the wonders of Ankor Wat, the Taj Mahal, Hampi, Sigiriya and learned about a history I never knew existed. I've traveled from Sagion to Hanoi, been to the Full Moon Party, learned to dive in Kho Tao, been to the jungle, seen tea plantations, gotten lost in many foriegn lands, trekked in the Himalayas for 2 and a half weeks walking more than 200 km and going 5460 meters up.
I've met amazing travelers, locales who showed me new worlds and have had my eyes open to how lucky I am and how truly special we are to live in such a diverse world with so many different ways of living.
Right now I want to infuse what I've seen and experienced into a few story ideas I have, not sure what form it will take but that's half the fun. Before this I survived but did not live and I feel like now I am living with no worry about what will come, just going for the experience and trying to push past my own limits.
The creative spark has to come from the reality of my own experience, until I live whatever I write on the page will not feel real and I hope I am no the path to making what I write feel real.
I know nothing and I make no apologies for that, I am the spunge, I will learn something new each day and live where my passion burns for the experience, that's my difference.