Viva la New Revolution! The amazing Meresha is here

Sheri Fresonke Harper:

Sounds awesome

Originally posted on The Drunken Mermaid:

Very few indie artists emerge on the scene with the immediate success and appeal of Meresha. The 18 year-old Palm Beach County native (by way of Warsaw, Poland) came to the states at age 15 on a mission – take the music world by storm. Drawing from influences including Robert Plant, Joss Stone, Freddie Mercury, Björk, Hayley Williams and James Blake, Meresha composed “New Revolution,” her debut EP. Yet it’s not only her determination that sets her apart – as an accomplished vocalist, guitarist, drummer, and pianist, Meresha both sings and performs on each song on the EP. This is a foundation for long term success, even as we are just witnessing her initial rise. Drunken Mermaid caught up with Meresha just after the release of New Revolution and out front her upcoming show with Adam Lambert and Third Eye Blind. “New Revolution” is a great debut song and video that…

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The Full Blood Moon 19th #FullMoonEngageMe #SocialMedia Event on #EmpireKred #SocialNetworking

Sheri Fresonke Harper:

Fun way to meet new people

Originally posted on Empire Avenue:

Image of fullmoon engageme empirekred october 2015

The Full Blood Moon

The full moon that appears in October is usually called the Hunters Moon, so named as the preferred month to hunt summer-fattened deer and fox unable to hide in now bare fields. Particularly bright and long in the sky, giving hunters the opportunity to stalk prey at night, the full moon is also referred to as the full blood moon for obvious reasons. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, October’s full moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes. Other names for this full moon include the Sanguine MoonTravel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon.

19th #FullMoonEngageMe Schedule

Our free event will start on Saturday the 24th of October 2015 at +/- 07:00 UTC and will last until Wednesday the 28th at +/- 24:00 in HERE.

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Coca-Cola has taken a step closer to using beacons to turn location-based marketing on its head

Originally posted on SoLoMo Consulting:

It represents a major step toward Coke figuring out a role for beacons in its marketing mix, which is still shackled somewhat by its…

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There’s no question that a combination of location based marketing with gamification, effectively rewards for behavior, works.

The movie industry is in constant competition with everything from going to the beach, to sitting at home watching an ever increasing sized TV; and just like the music industry, it is becoming easier to view movies within a short period of their launch, without leaving your home to purchase or consume them.

This process appears to be designed to allay fears of invasion of privacy, but I’m not sure that is a big deal, because the only element that is different to other forms of cinema marketing really is the fact that they use the beacon to catch you at or near the…

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New domain, new look: Welcome to Empire.Kred

Sheri Fresonke Harper:

like it, it makes everything easier

Originally posted on Empire Avenue:

Last week we switched over from to Empire.Kred, today we switch to a new design that evokes our Kred brand but also keeps what made the former Empire Avenue a special place. Without further ado, some quick highlights!

  1. Mobile Friendly. This new design is much more mobile friendly and we’ll continue to enhance that aspect of the design in the future!Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 10.49.14 AM
  2. Reduces Clutter. By switching to a single column format where possible, we’ve forced a reduction in clutter in the interface which should encourage new members to learn the ropes fasterScreen Shot 2015-09-09 at 10.32.29 AM
  3. Kred Scores. We’ve added Kred scores to your profiles. If you have Twitter, we’ve already given you your Kred Score. Connect your Twitter account to get your Kred score included. We will announce more on how Kred scores will be added to the game later.Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 10.53.13 AM
  4. Visual Missions. We’ve changed the Missions layout to be much more visual.
  5. Mission Images. 

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An Eruption of Citizen Science in Nicaragua

Sheri Fresonke Harper:

Fascinating methods used

Originally posted on :

The story of a volunteer’s innovative contribution to volcano research.

By Keegan Dougherty

When citizens meet scientists, exciting things happen. Massive data sets are collected, critical funding is raised, and ideas are shared. On the expedition Exploring an Active Volcano in Nicaragua last March, I witnessed an unexpected synergy of a citizen and a scientist collaborating to solve a simple research problem.

What resulted was a pioneering use of a brand new software that may change the study of extinct lava tubes for volcanologists everywhere.


On our first day assisting the Earthwatch scientists on the slopes of Masaya, Dr. Guillermo Caravantes, one of the lead volcanologists on the expedition, asked if any of the volunteers were feeling particularly intrepid that day. Guillermo recently completed his PhD studying Masaya with Dr. Hazel Rymer at the Open University. Now a fully-employed geoscientist, Guillermo was taking time-off from work to tackle a completely different…

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