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It’s Friday. Time to praise all you lovely members of the community who have left comments in the last seven days on Nokia Connects. To be honest I think this post could easily be a top 50 because you left so many great droplets of opinion last week. Please don’t feel disheartened if we are not recognising you in these posts, we appreciate every single comment you throw our way.

Last week I looked for the short, sharp and witty comments. This week I’m looking for the intellectual, well thought out and concise comments.

Time to see if you’ve made the cut…..July 18th was a pretty comment-a-rific day!

1. Pic power: 5 photojournalists everyone should know

A photojournalist is what you get when you mix a photographer and a journalist…derr. This week, good old Gord Holden made an excellent observation about the power of a great photograph. I know I would rather open the newspaper to see lots of photos that say more than a thousands words. It would save me reading lots of poorly written news articles!

Gord Holden on July 18th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

‘A picture is supposed to say a thousand words. Great pictures say even more.’

2. How to create a must-read short story anthology


Some of the greatest writers in history used to write short stories, you only have to see the list of greats that Joel compiled in this post to realise that less can be really be more. Trevor below could one day be following in the footsteps of these greats, he clearly gained some confidence to continue writing less after reading this post.

Trevor Cherewka on July 18th, 2012 at 8:26pm

‘I am a short blog writer and this speaks to me as I struggle with always thinking I’m not writing enough. Thanks.’

3. Batmen unmasked: Meet the 9 actors who played the caped crusader

The Dark Knight has well and truly risen this week, so we decided to look at some of the actors who have filled the Batman’s shoes in the past. Some of you might have already checked out the Nokia Gotham City Maps page, if not I recommend you do so. I caught this comment below earlier this week. Joel asked the community to suggest who their favourite Batman was…and I couldn’t agree more with JFC’s response, Michael Keaton was amazing, George Clooney not so!

JFC on July 18th, 2012 at 3:39pm

‘Definitely, definitely Michael Keaton. Actors like Val Kilmer or George Clooney just made the character too smooth, didn’t reveal anything below the surface!’ 

Who do you think the title for best Batman belongs to?

4. 7 incredible photos of sea creatures you’ve never seen before

Sea Creatures

I think the term ‘there are plenty more fish in the sea’ sums up the comment below very well. Once again Lorri has raised an awesome point, she is becoming a regular in this post on a Friday.

Lorri Kerr on July 17th, 2012 at 9:56pm

‘Fantastic post, I cannot help but wonder about the things that we haven’t yet seen when you look at everything we HAVE seen so far on Earth alone :).’

5. Folk of genius: the 5 strangest habits of Andy Warhol

Folk of Genius

Now, this typifies the kind of intellectual comment I was looking for this week. How informative from Lucas, thanks so much, I was blown away by this insight.

Lucas Wyrsch on July 13th, 2012 at 7:11pm

‘Dear Nokia Connects, Andy Warhol may have had many strange habits, but he had, together with Pablo Picasso, the world’s most important network! If Pablo Picasso’s network was very important, it wasn’t his own, he was a member of the French communist party and won the Lenin Peace Prize!’

‘In other words, Picasso used the network of the biggest party in the first half of the last century! Andy Warhol’s network was his own, a network he created himself! More than a simply artist, Andy Warhol was one of the best connected (social) networker of his time!’

‘He kept each and every detail of his life, Andy’s stuff, not only from the physical component, but also from his strong ties and even he perfectly understood the strength of weak ties. Today, Andy would have more followers on Facebook than anyone else, but he died before the social media revolution! Just my two cents of input!’

Have a great weekend everyone. Keep leaving comments because we LOVE IT! Feel free to contact me @Nokia_Connects with your points of view.