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I-Corps at the NIH: Evidence-based Translational Medicine

If you’ve received this post in an email the embedded videos and powerpoint are best viewed on We have learned a remarkable process that allow us to be highly focused, and we have learned a tool of trade we can now repeat. This has been of tremendous value to us. Andrew Norris, Principal Investigator BCN Biosciences Over the last […]

Everything you wanted to know about ChatOps but were afraid to ask

Guest: You’re probably hearing the word ChatOps more and more — at conferences, on Reddit and Hacker News, around the water cooler (or keg) — but what does it actually mean? And why and how would you implement it at your organization? ChatOps, a term widely credited to GitHub, is all about conversation-driven development. By bringing […]

Sherri Maxson, Social Business Leader at Grainger

This is a post from my company,’s blog. Check it out for more profiles and stories about the people running social at really big brands. Sherri Maxson is one of those all-star members who has taken us along for her career as a social media executive at three different brands. She’s been a […]

Video Interlude: Watch an Abandoned House Discover Life Outside of Suburbia

Screenshot via Vimeo In this heartwarming, gorgeously-animated short film called "Home Sweet Home," a suburban house trapped in a terribly blighted neighborhood decides to shed its "for sale" sign once and for all and set off on a gutsy journey...

This Amazing Aerial Video From The 1980s Provides A Remarkable View Of America

Filmmaker Harrison Sanborn put together a collection of aerial footage shot by his dad in the late 1980's providing a remarkable view of famous American landmarks. He had the film re-scanned at 2K resolution and then edited this piece together. Video courtesy of Harrison Sanborn. Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

This is the best ‘All About That Bass’ parody, from NASA

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” has resulted in hundreds if not thousands of parodies. We’d like to present you with the best one yet, courtesy of none other than the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): “All About That Space” is corny, funny, and downright brilliant. The video was created as part of a […]

Video Interlude: Ikea's 'Bedroom Cinema' Replaces All Movie Seats with Beds

Screenshot via Vimeo via Gizmodo It's no secret that the tireless marketing warriors at Ikea's love to insert the brand's furniture in all the randomest places around the world—alleyways in Tokyo, gondolas in London, a metro station in Paris, have...

Russian Inflation Watch - Hookers Hike Rates Up To 100% Amid Crashing Currency

On the (high) heels of sanctions and oil-price-collapses, the plunge in the Russian Ruble is even impacting the oldest profession in the world as brothels begin pegging transaction fees to the dollar. As LiveLeak so eloquently reports,...Show More Summary

Brandon Rhoten, VP of Digital and Social Media at Wendy’s International

This is a post from my company,’s blog. Check it out for more profiles and stories about the people running social at really big brands. For this member profile, we chatted with Wendy’s VP of Digital and Social Media, Brandon Rhoten. Brandon’s been a member since April 2012 and presented a fantastic case […]

Sperm Donor, Life Partner

Just because women can create and raise a baby alone doesn't mean they want to. An increasing number of women and lesbian couples are seeking an involved father for a donor.

Chew on This: What Gum Has Cost Society in Its 5,000-Year History

Documentary filmmaker Andrew Nisker talks about gum's Finnish origins, the millions required to clean it up, and Singapore's prescription-gum industry.

Stunning Video Footage Of Chernobyl Devastation Captured By Drone

With the Fukushima disaster having disappeared from all media coverage in recent months (and with the plan to encapsulate the radioactive plant in an ice sarcophagus recently scrapped, Japan has still to reveal what its plans are for...Show More Summary

In the next 60 seconds, 300 hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube

YouTube’s stats page says that people are uploading 100 hours worth of new videos every minute. ReelSEO says they have it on good authority, that the number is now closer to 300 hours of new uploads every minute and I believe it. I’ve developed the habit of watching videos every night before I go to […]

WestJet Airlines Shows the True Spirit of Giving in the Dominican Republic

Last year, Canadian airline WestJet released a heartwarming video featuring WestJet passengers receiving their Christmas wishes with the help of the airline employees. This year, they brought snow, Santa, and some very special gifts to a small town in the Dominican Republic. Show More Summary

Jessica Gioglio on how Dunkin’ Brands puts the spotlight on their fans in social

This is a post from my company,’s blog. Check it out for more profiles and stories about the people running social at really big brands. This story features tips and advice from Dunkin’ Brands Social Media Manager Jessica Gioglio. You can check out her full presentation at’s Member Meeting in Boston here. “I […]

Shortlists: Here are the Six Finalists for the Guggenheim Helsinki Design

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has culled a shortlist of six finalists from its record-breaking deluge of 1,715 proposals for the still speculative and controversial Guggenheim Helsinki museum. Curbed is disappointed to report that no entries from the class...

Video Interlude: Tiny Airbnb World is the Twee-est Thing You'll See All Day

For Airbnb's latest ad, New Zealand-based animation shop Cirkus recreated some of the rental platform's most noteworthy listings in dollhouse size. It took six weeks of building before they were reading to run a little train-mounted camera through the...

G.url Power

I know the stats. And they are depressing: the gender gap both in compensation (good karma notwithstanding) and participation in executive roles is alive and well. I have spoken on this topic on many panels and will continue to carry this message forward. Show More Summary

Cyber Insurance and Personal Data

Imagine if complete strangers could look inside your head and see your every thought and know everything about you. Imagine if they could use that information any way they wanted to. What sort of damage could they do to your life? Strangers...Show More Summary

'Hurry Down the Chimney' Gets a Whole New Meaning With Kmart's Pregnant Dance Squad

Last holiday season, Kmart clearly had a ball (or two) with its advertising. This year, it's all about bellies. In a nice upgrade from the retailer's spot featuring guys playing their beer guts like kettle drums, we now have a dance squad made up of belly-proud moms-to-be. Show More Summary

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