Jim’s WebLetter for 8/3/13

Hi-ya friends and neighbors!

There’s a site called The Next Web or TNW that focuses on international technology news, business and culture.  The blog was originally launched as a spin-off to the events division and has grown into one of the world’s leading technology blogs.  Founded in 2008, The Next Web has an active, influential audience consisting of more than 7.2 million monthly visits and 9.5 million monthly page views.  This is a good bookmark to keep up with technology.  See for yourself … http://thenextweb.com/

The online component to Mental Floss’s magazine covers important issues and little-known facts.  It has become a webplace where you can test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games.  http://www.mentalfloss.com/

If you or your company ever wanted to stream live on YouTube, you may be getting that opportunity in the coming weeks if you have at least 100 subscribers to your channel.  This week, Google announced its intention to open up the service to all with subscribers in good standing and with at least the aforementioned number of subscribers.  Get the whole scoop from TechCrunch … http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/02/youtube-expands-live-streaming-to-channels-with-just-100-subscribers-opens-custom-thumbnails-merchandise-links-to-all/

Finally, there was a story about a dumpster stealing bear with video that went viral.  The story details what you see on the videos.  As the article concludes, if these ingenious bears ever organize, we’re all in trouble.  http://mashable.com/2013/08/02/bear-steals-dumpster/

=== HuMoR ===
A two and a half year old walked into the bathroom while her mother was putting on make-up. “I’m going to look just like you mommy!” she announced.
“Maybe, when you grow up,” her mother told her.
“No mommy, tomorrow. I just put on that Oil of Old Lady you always use.”
(thanks, Carolyn)
The young mother loved the picture frame her five-year-old son bought her for Mother’s Day.
She found a photograph of him and replaced the cat photo that came with the frame.
He became upset: “Why are you putting a picture of me in there when I bought you a picture of a cat?”
(thanks, Anne)
And that’s what I have for you this week.
As always, my friends, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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