Trump would like you to know that his nuclear bomb button is bigger than North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s. advertisement advertisement This is a classic case of Trump using a “trial balloon”–a test to see how an audience will react to a provocation. Trump uses social media as a weapon to control the news cycle. It works like a charm. His tweets are tactical rather than substantive. They mostly fall into one of these four categories. pic.twitter.com/XaK8tCpRy6 — George Lakoff (@GeorgeLakoff) January 3, 2018 That’s according to a graphic, created by retired UC Berkeley professor of cognitive science and linguistics George Lakoff, which outlines four ways that the president uses his tweets to control the news cycle. First up? What Lakoff calls “preemptive framing”: getting your version of the story out first. Next is good old-fashioned diversion–changing the topic by, for instance, calling Meryl Streep overrated. … [Read more...] about Graphic: Trump’s Tweets Can Be Reduced To 4 Rhetorical Strategies
Kim jong un assassinated
Mutual funds are one of the most preferred investment options these days. A mutual fund is an investment fund that is managed by a fund manager. The money invested by individual investors is pooled in to purchase different kinds of securities. The portfolio of securities is diverse and is tailored as per the investment goals of the investors. Mutual funds are considered to be a less risky investment option.On the basis of the subscription period, mutual funds can be classified into two categories – close-ended mutual fund and open-ended mutual fund. In a close-ended mutual fund, a fixed number of units are issued which are traded on the stock exchange. A closed-end fund functions like an exchange-traded fund. How does closed-end fund work?As per the guidelines of the securities market regulator SEBI, a mutual fund is launched through a New Fund Offer which can be open for a maximum of 30 days. The funds are then traded in the open market like shares. The price of the fund is … [Read more...] about Close-end funds: What is close-ended Mutual Fund and how it works
On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, his legacy is more important than ever. King’s impact on civil rights and the national discourse on race and civil disobedience in America was profound, but it’s easy to find evidence of his importance globally, too–just look at a map. advertisement More than 1,000 streets around the world bear King’s name, from Kolkata, India, and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photographers around the world documented some of these avenues and boulevards in striking images for the April issue of National Geographic magazine, which also created an online interactive mapping the world’s MLK streets through Google Street View and the open source mapping database OpenStreetMap. From a hedge-lined street in Roncadelle, Italy, to a residential area in the town of Huntington, U.K., to an unpaved road in Merlo, Argentina, it’s remarkable to see the diversity of cities … [Read more...] about Mapping The 1,000+ Streets Named After Martin Luther King, Jr.
“It’s going to be a landslide,” I assured liberal friends and family in the weeks approaching the election. As they expressed concern over Hillary’s resurgent email controversy, or their sinking suspicion that more people would vote Trump on election day than would readily admit it, I scoffed at their ignorance. advertisement advertisement “Have you checked out The Upshot?” I’d ask, like a Kindergarten teacher talking to a kid with a runny nose. “It’s by the New York Times. It has pretty much the best data viz team in the world. And it has Hillary with an 85% chance to win. It’s right on top of the site.” “Do you know FiveThirtyEight?” I’d float with a particular glee at the confounding, esoteric name they’d never remember well enough to Google later. “It’s the data site by Nate Silver. He’s pretty much the guy who called Obama in 2008.” By Election Day, I’d … [Read more...] about Why We Had No Idea Trump Would Win
In April 2012, Facebook bought a trendy photo-posting app called Instagram for $1 billion. Today, Instagram is estimated to be worth $35 billion. The new figure comes courtesy of Citi, which attributed the valuation to “faster audience growth as well as continued monetization gains by social media properties.” It’s not just for brunch and cheesy filters anymore. Indeed, Instagram is growing—and fast. This week, the service announced that it hit the 300 million user mark, and did so while also purging itself of fake accounts, causing its most-followed celebrities—like Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber—to lose millions of followers. (Thanks to the purge, Kardashian now has more followers than Bieber.) The rapper Mase, after seeing 1.5 million of his followers vaporized, deleted his account. Meanwhile, more brands are shifting their marketing efforts to the service. Several reports suggest that it is a more effective marketing tool than Twitter or even … [Read more...] about Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion: Analysts