This Week in Web
Each week, I spend countless hours surfing the web. For work, for play, it’s usually a mix of the two. From design sites that are meant to inspire, to news sites meant to inform, the web can offer a glimpse of things you may have otherwise missed.
This week, some of my favorite gems come in the form of articles and videos shared by folks on Twitter. Think of Twitter as having an army of other like-minded people exploring the web and often reaching places you’d never have seen on your own.
As I’ve mentioned in my column several times, Mitt Romney has and will continue to have a hard time getting support in his bid for the White House. Although he is arguably the best candidate the GOP has, the party has spent too much time wavering its support and not uniting behind Romney. Now that the numbers are telling the real story, many are beginning to give their endorsements, but they’re certainly not as inspiring as he really needs them to be. I used to watch the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. In recent years I’ve drifted off a bit, but still manage to catch some of the best moments via the web. Here’s a video showing Romney’s Endorsements so far, including one from former Presidential Candidate John McCain where he mistakenly calls Romney, Obama. That didn’t play well.
Jon Stewart To Mitt Romney’s Tepid Endorsers: ‘Fake It Better!’ (VIDEO)
Now on to a much more serious issue, my hatred of pennies. It’s the joke of the currency world and the cause of thatclanking sound currently coming from my dryer. You can’t buy much with a penny anymore. In fact, if you’re the US mint, you can’t even buy a penny. It’s estimated that the materials and labor necessary to mint one penny is more than 2.4¢. Nuts, right? Now before you go getting all in a tizzy about what a huge undertaking this would be, consider that Canada has already put its legislation in place to remove the cent within the next few years. Shocked? There’s a few other familiar names in the mix as well including Australia, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Here’s a few people giving their…two cents. Sorry, I had to.
Canadians say goodbye, or adieu, to the penny http://on-msn.com/HolFp1
No Pennies for Your Thoughts http://slate.me/HMYOIS
Finally, a scary statistic that came across my Twitter feed yesterday. More than 50% of charities have only enough cash to operate for three months or less. One of the main reasons is a spike in demand for services while at the same time dealing with deep cuts recently made to many government-sponsored programs. It appears as though the key will be more individual support and hopefully some innovative fundraising programs in the near future.
More Than Half Of Charities Only Have Enough Cash For 3 Months Or Less http://huff.to/HcdMUq