Hashtag Highlight: Finding Perspectives with #theworldneedsmorespiralstaircases

For more spiral staircases across the world, browse the #theworldneedsmorespiralstaircases hashtag.

“Sometimes you have to take a look from above to reveal the best perspective,” says Munich Instagrammer Michael Koller (@herr_pola_roid). “When you see things every day they become ordinary. But if you change your point of view, suddenly it becomes special and exciting.”

Michael takes part in an ever-growing community on Instagram that celebrates unique and interesting spiral staircases across the world. Michael believes it’s the staircases’ “different shapes and hypnotic depth” that makes them beautiful.

As for finding great spiral staircases to shoot on Instagram, Michael is adament there is one around every corner if your eyes are tuned to look for them. “Every time I’m strolling through the city, I take a look in the entrances and if I see a curved handrail—which is often my personal hint that there might be something—I go into it, and sometimes I will be rewarded.”

"Need for Space" Community Chat: Saturday, October 25th @1:00 PM ET

Tomorrow we’re excited to host our first community chat since launching our new platform, ezibota.com. With confirmed participants from the United States of America, Spain, Nigeria, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Somalia, Cameroon, Kenya and South Africa, this month’s chat will boast our most diverse panel yet. We’re also excited to have Vivian of our ourafrica joining us tomorrow, sharing her experience in community building and lending her voice to the conversation.

Our “Need for Space” discussion will focus on Africans creating independent spaces to share their true experiences and realities. Bookmark this link if you’re interested in watching us live and contributing to the discourse via social media. Hope to see you soon!

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Tell Us: Why and how did OFF by Mortis Ghost become so popular?

Tell us your opinion on why and how OFF got so popular!
As we all know, it blew up in popularity during 2013 and got featured as #6 in the list of Tumblr’s most reblogged games of 2013, amongst a bunch of commercially sold video games by renowned companies.
OFF is just an indie game. What made it so popular? The question for you is: “How can I learn to achieve notoriety like Mortis Ghost did for my own game?”

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