Is there a new dot-com bubble?

Last week Sophie and I talked about potential topics for the upcoming blog post. Again, I was the one freaking out, because I had no idea what to write about. Sophie had no topic for me either, but she advised me to read the Economist or something similar. Long story short (as good old Westphal would say 😉 ) : I read through some articles of The Economist, was linked to The Washington Post where I suddenly read something about a dot-com bubble and hence became so eager to finally understand the whole process of it that I spent my Saturday night  (!!!) with reading blogs, The New York Times and even WordPress.  

Now, let me ask you: Do you know what the dot-com bubble is about? No? Then make sure you continue reading!

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Here comes a summer sun !

Right now I am sitting in a garden, my back plunges into a wicker chair and the wind blows my hair away. June promises a hot summer.

My laptop makes my knees a little bit warm and the battery is nearing to 15%. Do you happen to have this feeling? You know, you survey Internet, chat, or watch videos, whatever, and then – out of the blue – your battery on its low percentage. You keep on using a laptop for the next 5 minutes, but because of some previous experience (may be your laptop shuts down one day and does not save all information?) it finally makes you stand up and fetch a charging.   Funny though, technology made our life easier when PC started to be available for everyone and we were happy, but as it has turned out … laptops depend on charging and charging depends on the energy.  The same with any electrical devices.

But coming back to the garden…  I really need some power source. Definitely, I would use Samsung’s solar powered laptop, or at least the one they soon release… Continue reading

Police 2.0 – How Police uses Social Networks

Hamburg. In September 2010 a businessman was caught by a speed trap. According to his company, they had lent him a car but could not authenticate that he was actually the one who drove. Thus, an officer checked the businessman’s public facebook profile and immediately identified the suspect as the driver. This way the man got punished appropriately.

This is a true story. With more than 660 million user, facebook becomes more and more interesting for police, since they noticed that social networks are a tremendous tool in gathering information and identifying criminal activity. Especially in the United States police departments set up a facebook profile in order to check up on people but with a different aim… Continue reading

Do I need Facebook and Twitter?

When I first read Sarah’s blog–“THE BIG BLOG BUSINESS”, Twitter comes to my mind. Since online blogs have become significant in recent years, a new kind called twitter, which is more convenient, appears. So I go to Google Blog Search to see the development of the two. Surprisingly, many articles about comparison between Facebook and Twitter turned up. Continue reading

May The Marketing Force Be With You: The Extraordinary Advertisement Possibilities On YouTube

To write, or not to write

Reading recent posts like  ‘Procrastination is the thief of time…?’ and ‘To be, or not to be.’ by NerdyLaura I was relieved that I am not the only one facing the huge problem of being an procrastinator.

The first time I came into contact with the term ‘procrastination’ was when I was in 8th grade. My English teacher was a fervid The Simpsons addict and she explained to us the meaning of the word ‘procrastination’ and told us that The Simpson’s moody Jewish Clown Herschel Shmoikel Pinchas Yerucham Krustofski’s stage name ‘Krusty the Clown’ was an allusion to the term procrastination.

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WANTED: Native Speakers!

WANTED: Native Speakers!

A child is born every 8 seconds. Every 8 seconds of every minute and day, week, month, year… A lot of people, hum?
Every single day is marked by a new personality, culture and language.
Modern technology is developing in the same way and if technology unites all manner of people, the language could remain however an obstacle on the way to communication.

Today, we can fully enjoy the benefit of Google Chrome,  things like on-line translation and the “world” language – English, however there are a lot of minority groups of people who speak both languages:a known one and a unique.
These people tend to use (for eg.) English more often for they feel a so-called “promotion” of  English ,especially, in social net workings.

Should such people who speaking for eg. Tamasheg or Taqbaylit create their own community in Web, so they can express feelings and share information in their mother languages? Or should they keep using English instead? … Continue reading

How Companies Can Use Facebook to Improve Their Websites’ Success

Improve Social Connectivity and Encourage Facebook Users to Share Contents

Facebook is boring; there is nothing left to talk about.”

I have to admit, that I thought alike, but something changed my mind.

After reading Sarah’s blog post about Facebook and how business people and Facebook users alike can use it to either attract new customers or save money, I became interested in the things Facebook can do to improve companies’ chances to compete against other businesses.

Just like my fellow students who publish their post on this blog, I am quite intrigued by the fact that marketing and business is all around us and that things as ordinary as the social media site Facebook can help a business to have more success with their web appearance.

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