SHOCK & UGH!: Philly’s top-10 horrifying, stupefying, disgusting YouTube hits of 2012 [Philadelphia Daily News] “Perhaps, in some quiet, bizarre corners of southeastern Pennsylvania (ahem . . . Delco), these kinds of events have always occurred. But with YouTube and a video camera in the hand of every smartphone owner, for the first time large numbers of people are seeing what only a few would have witnessed. Here, we present 10 real-life wedding and cop dramas, thrillers and tearjerkers and the comedies and sports flicks that left us with unforgettable images in 2012.”
We embedded one of the most infamous ones below.
From the Daily News: “The video, which has been viewed more than 1.5 million times, sparked national outrage. Josey was fired two days after the story broke. On Nov. 15, Josey was charged with simple assault. He has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for trial in February.”
Indy Hall Stories – Glimpse of a Party [Vimeo] Check out this video by Adrian Martino that tries to capture the spirit of Indy Hall.
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Philadelphia, Boston magazines publisher Metrocorp buys media firm [Philadelphia Business Journal] Last month, Philadelphia Magazine president David Lipson said that businesses need professional social media guidance, adding that his company would soon be making an investment in social media. Purchasing social media and marketing firm Slice Communications might have been the move to which he was alluding.
Some changes are helping high school students prepare for work [Philadelphia Inquirer] The Inquirer features numerous workforce training programs for students, many that include tech training like YouthBuild Philadelphia and Year Up, which plans to expand to Philadelphia soon.
Girl Develop It Philly: Our Plans for 2013 [Yasmine Mustafa’s blog] “Our member signup rate has been steadily growing as evidenced by the graph below. The blue line represents the number of members (we’re at 689 with the writing of this post) and the red line is the number of active members, that is, those who have visited the Meetup page or RSVP’d to an event. In the last year, we’ve grown by almost 225%!”
CONIGENT/WODIFY OPENS SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICE [press release]
Mobile App Driving Citizen Engagement in Philly [StateTech] StateTech profiles Philly’s 3-1-1 mobile app.-30-
Phew, all mayoral candidates have websites and Twitter accounts now [Links Roundup]
Lockheed Martin got $107M in tax credits to open labs in Camden [Links Roundup]
CyclePhilly nominated for international award [Links Roundup]
Philadelphia University wins economic development award [Links Roundup]
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