I hope you go vote tomorrow, but if you don’t, it is okay — I’m not. Yup, I forgot to register in the town I go to college in. I know I’m a bad American, but the polls will be closed by the time I could get up to my original voting precinct tomorrow.
Why we don’t have a holiday on election days is something I don’t understand. What our country is based on is democracy, the choice of the people, yet school and work get in our way. I most definitely would make the drive up to vote if I had school off tomorrow, but I don’t. I’m not going to disassociate myself with all of the blame — I could have done more.
Get mad at me, tell me I should have registered in my city, tell me I should of voted early. Sorry, it slipped my mind. It slips the mind of thousands of Americans all the time. Voting doesn’t happen often. I also think having election days off would help us be more patriotic, it could be like another Fourth of July except we celebrate our present democracy, not just the past.
Australia has election days off, but they also force every one of their 18 or older citizens to vote by law. If they don’t vote, without a reason for not voting, they can be fined. I kinda don’t agree with this. It is a person’s choice to vote or not. I would rather uninformed people not vote than be forced to and just vote for random things. [Via]Share This Infographic
¡Hola! I hope all of you had a great time this Halloween weekend, I know I did. As most of you may know, Facebook has been one of the quickest growing companies of all time. Not only does Facebook dominate the internet, but it has intertwined itself into our every day lives, both social and business. Originally Facebook started out being only for college students, but as time has passed and it has become more popular, Facebook’s opened up and now everyone and their mom has a Facebook page.
For many of you this may be old information, but have you ever stopped to think about how big and powerful Facebook has become? I for one, had never stopped to try and visualize how the powerhouse compared to other things, for example something as obscure as country populations. This infographic does just that. When we look at the Facebook population compared to the populations of other countries, China and India are the only countries left to have larger populations than that of Facebook. However, Facebook continues to grow at the remarkable rate of 21 million new users per month.
These numbers are staggering for any company, but considering Facebook has been around for less than a decade, it makes the numbers that much more impressive. I will admit that I held out on getting a Facebook page for as long as possible, but today Facebook pervades too much of society that you are sure to miss out on something by not being on it. This site in fact owes much of its success to the simplicity and convenience Facebook offers in the marketing department. Facebook is word of mouth for the digital age. [via]Share This Infographic
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In honor of the Back to the Future 25 year anniversary I thought I would share this little infographic with all you readers. I remember watching Back to the Future for the first time with my mom when I was in middle school, and ever since then it has been one of my favorite trilogies. If you have not seen any of these movies, finish reading this post and then go out and buy all three of these movies!
In honor of the 25th anniversary the cast of the movies reunited on the set of the Today Show. For a clip of interview click here. Some of the information hitting the web recently includes a little known fact; Michael J. Fox was not originally cast as Marty McFly. Eric Stoltz was the original Marty and had already started filming when he found out he was to be replaced by Fox. Shockingly, the DeLorean, a failed sports car, was also not the original pick for the time machine; as a matter of fact, it was something much more silly- a refrigerator.
Some other news regarding the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future you fans may be interested in is that the trilogy is going to be released in blu-ray as a celebration. With this release we will finally be able to watch one of our favorite trilogies in hi-def, while listening to eclectic 1980s slang including the term “heavy.” Though the 1980s have come and gone and the cast has aged, Back to the Future remains a timeless classic, which will forever remain in the hearts of fans. [via]Share This Infographic
A theater near my house, in the last year or so, raised their ticket prices to over $10 a ticket. This is bull. I’m going to name things I can buy with ten dollars that is better than going to one of Hollywood’s crappy assembly line feature films.
Water Balloons, 150 Glowsticks from Michael’s, deck of playing cards, coloring books, CDs, sponsor a child for 10 days, buy thousands of toothpicks and replant them, one month of netflix, a nick cage, the avenging unicorn, a year’s supply of toothbrushes, a wrestling mask (may have to haggle on this one) and finally, a disney mermaid costume (good condition!).
There are endless amounts of fun you could be capable of having with ten dollars, if only you didn’t go see the 15th SAW that just came out. (Spoiler: the same thing happens, again.) The movie industry is one of the only industries that didn’t suffer much from the economic recession, but of course that was their reason for raising ticket prices? I always sneak candy in the movie theater, why pay their outrageous prices when I can get a huge pack of sour patch kids for half the cost?
In Austin we have an IMAX theater, and it is $10 for a movie. They usually have some of the big releases. The massive screen isn’t the only plus, last time I was there they didn’t charge extra for a 3D movie. My regular theater charges twelve bucks for a 3D film. Rip-off.
Sneak into theaters, download illegally, stop Hollywood from tearing money out of our pockets. Or is it our fault for agreeing to pay this much?
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