Twitter Is Refreshing How the Platform Looks and Making It Easier for People to Use

If you know about how the business model for eBooks, as in digital books, worked in the past, you know they were often sold on Twitter. The end result was that the market became saturated, I understand, which is a fancy way of saying there were too many writers on Twitter and too many eBooks being marketed on the heavy-hitting social media platform, and it became much more difficult to do without very precise strategies in place. It doesn’t mean it can’t be done, it’s just not the gold rush it was a few years ago.

Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is the word, “Total,” and what for me is the “total” mind-blowing news that Twitter is now undertaking the major step on the route to what a lot of Twitter users hope is renewed success for the platform, of revamping it all over again. That sounds dramatic, but it does look like Twitter will be visibly different in the near future. It can mean the end of Twitter, or its renewed success as a social media platform. In short, will it turn out like Myspace or Yahoo!, or will it get back its status as a profitable and enjoyable user service.

.I am obviously on Twitter and I enjoy it. In case you need to find me on Twitter, you can here:
https://twitter.com/findingenvirons

What’s more, I am sharing a link to an article which explains the change which is happening. I hope if you have any interest in Twitter, you look at it and see what’s in store. It would be a gigantic bummer if Twitter failed in terms of the big picture and while I doubt the eBook market on Twitter will ever again be lucrative, I do hope Twitter stays alive and well. If you’re not on Twitter, maybe you should consider joining in the near future. It can be a lot of fun. I am firing this post off because of the excitement that goes with an announcement of this kind, and if you do find it relevant, which I hope a few do, apart from everyone else talking about what’s coming on Twitter, you’re welcome to, “like,” “follow,” and/or “comment” this blog post. Thank you for noticing, and all the best to you, whatever you do, in your personal life, and in business.

Source: Twitter Is Refreshing How the Platform Looks and Making It Easier for People to Use

Its Still Okay!

Lots of material for ideas, twenty-four hours in the day.  #ItsStillOkay

Challenges help in connecting the thoughts! They give us the perceptions and they put us deep. Its good to do the challenges now and then!

Are you in for #ItsStillOkay Challenge?  okay

 

https://itsphblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/its-still-okay/

The task is to write a
paragraph/phrase/one-liner/poem/story/haiku/photograph/anything-else
which ends with the #ItsStillOkay and marks a perfect end to it!

 


Here is my take with a one-liner:
K, how did okay become ok ? #ItsStillOkay


 

Feel free to nominate yourself for the challenge if interested.

Here are the rules:
1. Copy the logo and description
2. Write your perspective for #ItsStillOkay
3. Spread the challenge by keeping open nomination or by nominating at-least five fellow bloggers.

A Photo of Harmony: Do you Agree?

This week’s photo challenge is to illustrate harmony, or what gives the feeling of harmony. I thought and I decided on the included photo, which I took today. After a brief winter in my part of the land, it is beginning to be warm, quite encouraging. I thought this day, as many people are feeling relief, harmonious. This is the idea behind my photo. As spring breaks, so does harmony present itself, elusive, but, I feel, reflected in the running water in a ravine.

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While I have never ventured down into the ravine, from atop the hill, I can see a running creek which meanders through the land, and I thought today to photograph it, inspired by this week’s challenge. Though the colours of the photo are sedate and muted, we have a wonderful little creek there, a hint of solace and it spoke to me the idea harmony.
Many times we seek harmony, and want it as something other than sweet music, or the power, however fleeting it can be, of a prayer. It is a reminder that harmony is present, and by that I mean the water of a creek which prevails over the dry land around it acts as an agent of harmony in nature. When I think of beautiful life, this little creek that is a quiet wonder a stone’s throw away from the world, I find harmony and I hope that my photo of the creek speaks of harmony. I am glad to have thought to catch a moment of harmony with my photo from above the water.
Do you see this photo and agree and disagree that it hints at harmony? Feel free to let me know with a “like” or a “comment.”

What Will Trends Be Like in 100 Years?

I’d like to say something about the world a hundred years from now. No one knows precisely knows how the world will look a hundred years from now. Chances are, there will have been years and years of global deflation. Economic theories will have disappeared. The extinction of cash will have come and gone. Trends will resemble the philosophical dialogue, the Republic
–Plato, The Republic, [380 B.C.], Trans. B. Jowett, (Cleveland, OH, World Publishing Company, 1946)F3BLO7N7WB

The book The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice (University of Chicago Press), proposes a: “temple of a fair society” http://complexsystems.org/publications/equality-equity-and-reciprocity-the-three-pillars-of-social-justice/ which is nearly inevitable given equality in the sight of God and in the American Declaration of Independence (1776), with inequality in the distribution of income long since dismissed. Humans will continue to enjoy an organized, interdependent society (just without the same economic tools we have at our advantage today). Society won’t be grown out of Marxism a hundred years from now, but out of a right to life.
For Plato, social justice consists of “giving every man his due” for which Plato’s student, Aristotle, used the term “proportionate equality.” The Fair Society, Chapter Four, explains: “acknowledgement — from audience applause to Boy Scout merit badges and mass-produced, low-cost sports trophies – are often sufficient” for people to feel acceptable. However, as been stated, this isn’t written in the pages of any economics textbook. In The Fair Society, Chapter Four, the idea of reciprocity is presented as a range of conventions spanning “market transactions to legislative mandates, tax codes, cultural norms, social pressures, and more” (ie, a fair society). On both http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10781828-the-fair-society
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and www.cosmosandhistory.org Plato’s foundational argument is informed by “science”… As on Goodreads The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice is “required reading“ and while the closest I have come to reading such a volume were my examinations quite a few years ago of Aldous Huxley writing Brave New World, I do see from http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/viewFile/466/775 that a return to Athens’ Golden Age is likely what is intended to unfold a hundred years from now. I am asserting to you that I don’t read the Republic and the Laws, owing to a relatively short attention span on my part, but what I can identify for a projection a hundred years from now is something nearly inevitable with the help of the work of author Peter Corning.
There is a diversity of talents among men; consequently, one man is best suited to one particular occupation and another to another….We can conclude, then, that production in our city will be more abundant and the products more easily produced and of better quality if each does the work nature [and society] has equipped him to do, at the appropriate time, and is not required to spend time on other occupations.
Plato, in the Republic, divided the “soul” into three, “appetitive” (nutrition, sex, etc.), “spirited” (emotions, ambition, competitive urges, etc.), and a rational, reasoning element, which he viewed as the primary function
Human societies confront similar, Plato believed, and in the Republic his ideal comprised three classes that corresponded to the three elements of our souls.
Plato, Republic, Book II, Book VI
This is in contrast to Thomas Hobbes. In the Leviathan (from the Hebrew word for sea monster) in 1651, Hobbes said: “I put for a general inclination of all mankind, a perpetual and restless desire of power after power that ceaseth only in death. And the cause of this is not always that a man hopes for a more intensive delight than he has already attained to…but because he cannot assure the power and means to live well…without the acquisition of more.”
–Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan: On the Matter Form and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiastical and Civil, [1651], (New York, Collier Books, 1962), Ch. XI.
I suspect present times are as dark as they have ever been, whether in the seventeenth century, the twentieth century or the twentieth century. Do you agree what will come to pass a hundred years from now? Have you enjoyed this? “Like” and/or “Follow”!

http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/issue/current

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/10/29/1441870/-A-Bright-Flashing-Warning-Sign