You've seen them. You've shared them. Internet phenomenons. "Memes," photos, videos or stories shared online through email, Twitter, Facebook and even Google +. Most of the time the forwards sent to us are jokes or pop culture references, but social networks can create worldwide change. Change was achieved with the Egyptian revolution in 2011, which was organized and succeeded mostly because of Twitter and other social media. That is the kind of impact Invisible Children and the TRI Foundation are trying to accomplish with their new campaign, KONY 2012.
If you needed an indication of where the Dallas Cowboys are headed this year, you got it on Tuesday when they decided to pay $8.8 million to keep mediocre outside linebacker Anthony Spencer as a starter.
The Cowboys continue to live in mediocrity because they reward mediocrity.
The guys of American Idol had better be glad that five of them are guaranteed to go through until the next round, because otherwise it would a mostly-girls club.
The 12 remaining girls on Idol performed in Hollywood for the first time last night, and they thoroughly outperformed the 13 guys the previous night. According to the rules this year, five girls and five guys will advance along with three others whom the judges pick.
Just as importantly, last night the judges were more judgmental, actually telling the singers what they liked and didn’t like about their performances, a much-needed change from Tuesday night’s rose-colored commentaries.