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I have an idea I'd love to see spread for celebrating National Poetry Month 2013. Using the Vine app that lets you make 6-second videos for direct posting to Twitter, make videos of favorite lines of poetry (your own or others'), and post them to Vine and Twitter with the hashtags #vinealine and #npm. The videos could be anything from simply you reading the line aloud to minifilms of images you associate with the line. Please consider participating, and spreading the word via Twitter, your blog, Tumblr, etc. 6-second poem films could make for a lot of intriguing viewing.
The other day at work I learned that you can remove backgrounds from images in Word 2010. What takes 10-20 minutes to do cleanly in GIMP takes 10 seconds in Word: insert picture, click "Remove Background" under "Picture Tools", and you're done (provided the image isn't too detailed). Insert a new background image, click "send to back", and you've got a new setting. Mind blown at the simplicity of a utility that's been there all along. Here's Peter from The Snowy Day and Whistle for Willie in new landscapes.
I know many feel TED talk fatigue, & I can be one of them. But if you're interested in the sharing economy, or art, or Twitter, or bringing humanness to a busy impersonal place or interaction, or even just or maybe especially *how to present a short talk well*, I recommend Amanda Palmer's 13-minute talk (2013):