Social media’s effort of recovery during Hurricane Harvey

Social media’s effort of recovery during Hurricane Harvey

At the time of this writing, #HurricaneHarvey is an active tropical cyclone causing catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas.

So many calls came into 911 in the Houston area this past weekend, many began turning to social media for help. Facebook activated its Safety Check, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army accepted donations via text message, and a Reddit thread was kept up-to-date with news, requests and information to aid in the effort of recovery.

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Music Monday: 27 July 2015

Music Monday: 27 July 2015

You don’t need tickets or a Passport to hear this week’s picks of my favourite music tracks from around the world.

This week we’re leaving the states with new music from MKTO; jumping across the pond for Foxes; followed by a lovely remix by Shelter featuring FRANKMUSIK; then going down under with NERVO’s, “The Other Boys,” featuring Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears & Nile Rodgers on repeat while heading to the greatest place on earth for music (Sweden) for Robyn.

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Lake Ozark, Missouri


It has taken me ages to get this photo diary together — don’t ask me why — but here it is! A friend of my parents randomly lent us their condo and so we took advantage and made a nice long weekend. Unfamiliar? I was. Lake Ozark is a city Missouri mostly known for the Lake of the Ozarks — a large reservoir.

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