3 Things I Learned Last Week 6.21.15

This week: Fun Twitter Stats, the Night Sky, “Siri” for the Home

Twitter: By the Numbers
Have you ever wondered how many people with Twitter accounts are actually active? 302 million monthly – as of April 2015

Want to know the average number of followers for a Twitter account? 208

How many signed up but never sent a Tweet? 550 million

Have fun with more Twitter stats here.

Where Have All the Stars Gone?

In 1994, the Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles knocked out power, allowing many Angelenos to see the Milky Way for the first time. In fact, an estimated 80 percent of the Earth’s population has never seen the Milky Way. Find out about a new photography project designed to introduce the night sky to urban dwellers.

“Siri” for Your House?

Amazon’s Echo, which some have dubbed a household “Siri,” is now available for $180. The voice-activated speaker will respond to questions and demands to provide things like the weather report, play music and create to-do lists. Find out more about this smart home hub.

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About Smart Companies Thinking Bigger®

Kelly Scanlon is the owner and publisher of Thinking Bigger Business Media. She recently finished a term on the national board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and was the national chair from 2010-2011. An advocate for small business owners, Kelly sits on numerous boards and committees to advocate on behalf of small business owners. She has won several awards for her advocacy. Among them are the 2011 United Nations NGO Positive Peace Award on behalf of Kansas City area small business owners, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Region VII Women's Business Champion of the Year in 2009, and the Women in Business Advocate of the Year from the State of Kansas in 2006. In 2002, she won the SBA's Region VII Small Business Journalist of the Year Award (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas). Whatever your business stage—aspiring, startup, established, mature—Thinking Bigger Business Media has the resources you need to grow to the next level. We are a resource organization dedicated to providing the strategic, "how-to" information small business owners need to become more productive and more profitable. We also provide information that helps owners connect with resources within the business community that can help them grow. We deliver that information through a variety of media products and other channels easily accessible to business owners.
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