The People Behind the Way We Live
Do you know how the inventions you use every day really came to be?
Orville and Wilbur Wright conduct first sustained flight.
Charles A. Lindbergh completes first solo, nonstop trans-Atlantic flight.
A modern airliner, Boeing 247, flies for the first time.
Germany’s Heinkel 178 is the first fully jet-propelled aircraft to fly.
World’s first commercial jet airliner, the DH 106 Comet, takes its first flight.
The Boeing 707 offers a new level of comfort and safety.
Social media has come a long way in the past few years. From photo sharing to meme generation and proliferation, to “poking” and writing in 140 characters or less, it seems as though everyone is now involved across countless social media platforms. And, as a means for garnering influence and support, especially politically, social media has more than come into its own. Many politicians now consider social media and well-organized internet communities as invaluable mechanisms in both their fundraising and message disseminating machines.
We’ve put together an infographic just in time for Super Tuesday to look at both the general influence of social media and notable social media events during the Republican primary election. Then we take a look at the four remaining Republican candidates stack up against the formidable social media prowess of President Obama.
Here at WhitePages, we have spent the last year looking at a variety of different names from a number of categories – sports, food, even Weiner-esque. As we reflect upon 2011, we see that names have indeed played an important part in shaping the year’s events. From celebrities to villans to top Twitterers, here we present to you “The Year in Names”