Tuesday, October 23, 2012

World's Largest Dancing Fountain - The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is a record-setting choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre man-made Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by WET Design, the California-based company responsible for the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas.

The Dubai fountain can shoot 83,000 liters of water at any moment and water jets as high as 240 feet into the air. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, the 900 feet long fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away.

When the fountain was inaugurated in 2009, it had two types of shooters - super shooters, which shoot water under more pressure up to 240 feet in the air, and extreme shooters, which can shoot water under the most pressure to 420 feet in the air.

Because it takes a lot of time to build up enough pressure and energy to shoot water that high in the air, the super shooters are used the least during each show. The extreme shooters were used only once during the opening ceremony, after which they were disabled and no longer used in the shows. Take a look at some more photo of this stunning fountain....

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10 Types of Social Media Addicts

Social media is an interactive platforms via which individuals and communities create and share user-generated content. Social media addiction is like a disease likely affecting millions, but one that’s hard to track because it comes in many forms. The afflicted may reveal themselves as serial likers. They may have push notifications set for the most minor of social media updates. They may self-identify as “mavens,” “gurus” or “ninjas.” But regardless of their appearance, they do walk among us.

Here is an infographic, which comes by way of the marketing software company Marketo, that details 10 of the most common types of social media fiends. Check out the full infographic below for more. Then let us know what you think in the comments below...

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