Social Media Day was launched by the popular website Mashable back in 2010, and often sees fans of the site going to real life meetups.
Social media has become a major factor in the world. For many of us, it is how we keep up with what our friends are up to, even if they’re on the other side of the planet. It has also played a big part in world events. Twitter was used to organize protests and report on events during the Arab Spring, for example.
Though the days of social media pioneer Myspace are now long gone, we’re constantly seeing trending topics on Twitter, laughing at social media fails and obsessing about Facebook. Even if Facebook and Twitter aren’t for you, there’s still blogging, Snapchat and, of course, LinkedIn.
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There is an innovation that many of us take for granted every day. Whether we’re sitting at our computers, watching television with the family, or even playing with our handheld games, we are inundated with a bright parade of colors. Color TV Day reminds us that this hasn’t always been the case, when Television was first introduced we had nothing but black and white images, really more of a myriad shade of grey. In 1951, an event came to pass that changed the future of broadcast entertainment forever.
The first commercial broadcast was a variety show, containing a number of entertainers, whose name would go on to become legend, including Ed Sullivan. While this broadcast was only available to those who owned a color-ready TV, it was the first step to changing everything.
TV first started being experimented with in the late 19th century, but electronics were simply not advanced enough at that point to make the process work effectively. Another 30 years passed by before anything like a successful television broadcast system was put together. But even then, it wasn’t until 1935 that regular broadcasts black and white broadcasts were being sent out, and those only contained 108 lines per frame. This was the beginning of a massive boom in broadcasting, and by 1950 there were 6 million televisions in the United States alone.
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Juneteenth celebrates a difficult time in American history, and the last vestiges of Slavery in the United States.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863.
What is going on in Memphis?
The Memphis Juneteenth Urban Music Festival on Beale commemorates freedom with musical performances, shopping and community celebration. The festival invites people of all backgrounds to learn about Juneteenth and to celebrate the historical progress that this holiday represents. Guests enjoy great performances, vendors, family and fellowship as they remember an important time in America's history.
Some people are old enough to remember when being called a geek was derogatory and meant that you were probably pale, non-athletic, wore thick glasses, had almost no friends, and were only good at activities that could be done indoors on a chair in your underwear. Thankfully, the word “geek” has evolved greatly over the years, and now usually means a person who is fascinated with a certain complicated subject—be it mathematics, video games, fantasy literature, science fiction films or one of many others—and knows almost everything there is to know about it. That actually sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it? So why not celebrate all of the geeks in this world this Geek Pride Day?
If you identify as a geek, this day is your day to show the world how proud you are to have interests and hobbies that are truly important to you. With Geek Pride Day celebrations being held in quite a few countries around the world, why not take part in one?
i am I.T. Training has been approved as a CompTIA academic partner giving students more access to industry certifications to make advancements in today’s job market.
CompTIA, the leading trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, introduced the CompTIA Authorized Partner Program, a cohesive, managed channel for all CompTIA learning products and services including its portfolio of vendor-neutral certifications for IT professionals.
i am I.T. Training is proud to be a CompTIA Authorized partner. CompTIA is committed to working with partners like i am I.T. Training to help market the highest-quality learning products to IT professionals worldwide. The selection process to join the partner program involves a rigorous audit on the standards of course offerings, training provisions, facilities and overall customer care.
All CompTIA Authorized Partners must:
“We work closely with our partners around the world to help IT professionals advance their knowledge, skills and career credentials in order to raise on-the-job performance levels,” said Terry Erdle, senior vice president, skills certification, CompTIA. “With the introduction of this program, CompTIA is expanding its commitment by adding substantial resources and working collaboratively with our partners to increase market impact and customer satisfaction.