We love this time of week — when we get to revisit all of our Twitter fun. And a lot of it came from you, our fellow tweeps whose links, quips and feedback kept us engaged and interested through the work week. It's a fun job staying in touch with all of you. Here's what blinked on our radar screen since Monday. We're off for a three-day weekend, so the conversation will die down a little, but come next week, follow the twitter talk @BWCnews!
3. Yale Offers Free Online Courses on yale.edu: It's a trend a lot of big-name higher ed institutions are following — sharing their courses online for free to anyone willing to sign up. It's neat to see education becoming so democratized in the Internet age, even if it doesn't come with the same diploma at the end. The content is there for all to use!
4. Tips for Building a Successful G+ Brand Page on Vocus.com: We're all still figuring out how to use the (relatively) new social media platform here, so we welcome any new tips about how to make the most of it marketing-wise. Here's a helpful article we found through Vocus.
5. Scissor Spider Sculptures on LaughingSquid.com: No news here, just a cool link to some eccentric arachnid sculptures made from repurposed scissors. Super cool and kinda creepy!
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7. Ten Industries Bouncing Back on MSN Money: Government reports of lower unemployment claims suggest the economy's bouncing back. Here's an easy-to-read summary of which industries are driving that recovery and why.
8. Packaging Made of Mushrooms on Packaging World: Biomaterials are becoming more and more common in the packaging world. One new form, we learned this week, is a material made from mushrooms grown using agricultural waste. Low-tech innovation!
9. Former McLain Basketball Standout — Johnny Craven — Recalls Great Games Against Hornets on the Tulsa World Sports Extra: Our Machine Shop Foreman Johnny Craven got quoted in a newspaper earlier in the week. Didn't realize until then he was a basketball superstar back in the day! Go Craven!
10. Google Releases Preview of Augmented Reality Glasses on io9.com: More news to remind us that we're living in the future, you guys. Google launched a prototype of some smart glasses that "augment reality" much in the way a smart phone does with scanner apps. Super sleek!