Limelight (also known as Drummond light or calcium light) is a type of stage lighting once used in theatres and music halls. An intense illumination is created when an oxyhydrogen flame is directed at a cylinder of quicklime (calcium oxide), which can be heated to 2,572 °C (4,662 °F) before melting. The light is produced by a combination of incandescence and candoluminescence. Although it has long since been replaced by electric lighting, the term has nonetheless survived, as someone in the public eye is still said to be “in the limelight.” The actual lights are called limes, a term which has been transferred to electrical equivalents.
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    … constructed news reports and editorials. Where TV stations are slow to react and newspapers are a day late, people want their information here and now. We’re just waiting now for an app, platform or website that puts crowdsourced news on the map forever. Sonny Tosco is the CEO of Limelight, a mobile app that connects users through the exchange of real-time media. Using the app, users are able to request photos from any user on the map to see what’s happening now. …

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