Bloggers lament that hottie Kimmie should be MUCH MORE POPULAR but the reality is that social media "influence" is mostly just corporate pay-for-play; denizens of the open Internet and the real world alike should never let their phones dictate their perception of reality. Checkit:
NYT: No, Your Instagram ‘Influence’ Is Not as Good as Cash, Club Owner Says
CNBC: Instagram’s new e-commerce feature is a $10 billion opportunity for Facebook, Deutsche Bank says
Forbes: Why Instagram, Home Depot And Pinterest Think Photos Are The Next Big Thing In Retail
Closer to home, we dive right into these news links . . .
Celebrate Kansas City Flower Power
David Bird never gets bored with his plants. Orchids, he notes, are the largest family of blooming plants on Earth, with almost 30,000 species. He's been hooked ever since a family trip to Hawaii in 1978, when he bought five Dendrobium orchids.
Fear Sunken Sunflower State???
Major flooding on stretches of the Missouri River from Nebraska and Iowa through Kansas and Missouri resulted in several breached levees and significant damage to cities, towns, and farmland in March. Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the threat of even more flooding isn't over yet.
Show-Me Today's Tax Beef
Audit Finds Confusion And Uncertainty When It Comes To Missouri Income Taxes
COOKIE MONSTER CAPTURED IN KCK!!!
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Police arrested the driver who tried to steal a truck filled with cookie dough Wednesday. Kansas City Cold Storage said the truck belongs to them, and someone broken into the truck and stole it while the driver ran inside to grab paperwork. The driver left the vehicle running.
Cowtown Needs Snow Help
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - This winter's weather took a toll on streets around Kansas City, Missouri. First drivers had to find which roads were plowed; and once the snow melted, drivers had to dodge a multitude of potholes.
KC Front Porch Presser
Union Station is set to add a shape-shifting display the downtown skyline this summer with a huge floating sculpture described as jaw-dropping by one observer who knows a bit about art. "When you see this sculpture fly, you'll believe in magic," said Tony Jones, the president of the Kansas City Art Institute, who saw a similar work by the artist in downtown Los Angeles.
Kansas City Royals Already DEEP Discounting This Rebuilding Season
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Royals are offering a new deal to get fans out to Kauffman Stadium this season. The team has partnered with MLB Ballpark app to help fans attend as more home games this season at a discounted rate. For $29.99 per month, fans get a ticket to every regular season home game.
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