The great Gil Scott-Heron died Friday at age 62, and across the Internet, the American poet, musician and author is remembered for his groundbreaking music and influential style. One of his most popular compositions was “ The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ,” but when he recorded that poem and song back in 1970, he didn’t realize that a lot of his work would be immortalized on YouTube decades later. We’ve scoured YouTube and found the 5 most popular official videos of Gil Scott-Heron ‘s work, giving you a small taste of his recording and performing career that spanned four decades. Gil, you’ll be missed: Gil Scott Heron - Washington D.C from black wax gil scott music poet Gil Scott-Heron | We Almost Lost Detroit Gil Scott-Heron and his Amnesia Express from March 14, 1990 in London, UK. Gil Scott-Heron - The Bottle Video clip for Gil Scott-Heron's The Bottle. Gil Scott-Heron - 'I'm New Here' (official video) Gil Scott-Heron - 'Me And The Devil' (Official HD Video) Graphic courtesy The Guardian More About: Gil Scott-Heron , rip , the revolution will not be televised , trending , videos , youtube For more Video coverage: Follow Mashable Video on Twitter Become a Fan on Facebook Subscribe to the Video channel Download our free apps for Android , Mac , iPhone and iPad
The Modern Media Agency Series is supported by IDG . Marketers should know about two Ps for publishers — personalization and portability are as important to advertisers as they are to publishers. Consumers expectations are rising for information they want accessed on any device. IDG Global Solutions President Matt Yorke says this is new territory filled with a lot of promise. Read more . “Social media engagement.” It’s a phrase that generates a lot of buzz, but what does it actually mean? And, more importantly, why does it matter to companies that are integrating social media into their PR and marketing strategies? We turned to some of the leading communication experts to discover the importance of sparking online engagement and how this new focus has forced PR, marketing and advertising campaigns to evolve. Defining Social Media Engagement Ask five people to define engagement, and you’ll likely receive five different answers. Liz Hawks , SVP and global co-chair of FH Moms Practice , explained it like this: “Engagement is speaking with her (in this case, Mom) where she is, when she is looking for info and in the way she is looking for it.” Rob Clark , Edelman ’s director of insights and measurement, suggests thinking about engagement as the step from attention to action. “This may be a one-click social gesture such as a digg or like , or it may be a blog post written in response with a trackback, or it may be a letter written in response to an online campaign
The Coworking Resources Series is supported by join.me . Get your people together without actually getting them together. Just instantly share your screen so everybody’s on the same page. No need for a plane, a projector or a sandwich platter. Just gather at join.me . As more people work via a mobile phone and a laptop computer, the traditional office has become less important, and coworking is an increasingly popular alternative. Coworking members get many of the benefits of office life — a community, a work environment, and meeting spaces — without giving up the freedom of working on their own schedules. Coworking has been growing in popularity since the phrase was coined around 2005. Almost every major city has at least one space, and most spaces have options that allow you to drop in for a day or two before committing to a monthly or yearly membership. Here are five signs that giving coworking a try might be a good idea for you. 1.
Blekko, a new search engine in the works since 2007, launched as a public beta Monday. Like Wikipedia, the site leverages the work of volunteers; in Blekko's case, they categorize the Web in an effort to weed out malware-ridden and spam sites. Curators do this by creating slashtags for topics they like, such as "U2/music," for example. They can collaborate as they create slashtags and can slash through heavily spammed categories so users will know to avoid them. The team behind Blekko previously founded the Open Directory Project and Topix.net.