Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight.
A new infographic produced by AdWeek draws off data to break down 2015/2016 social network demographics. The data is reposted in its entirety.
Social Network Demographics: Key Takeaways Embedded in these six pie charts is some very valuable information. If you’re not a data-person, we’ve got a few observations of our own for you to chew over. Find key takeaways from this chart at the article link.
What goes on in the brain of a bilingual person, and what are the effects of being raised in two languages? In this video and article, we discuss different perceptions of what it means to be bilingual.
This generation is the first for whom the freedom to express every impulse to the entire world is as easy as it used to be to open your mouth and talk to a friend. How does all that change the monotony and joy and pain and wonder and turmoil that is the average teenager's life? What is it like?
With so much information readily available in a range of multimodal formats, from text to multimedia, apps and social networking, we need to blend technological learning and critical literacy together so that students can critically appraise the information that they are accessing. Teaching digital literacy is something that can be embedded into regular teaching in all subjects at all stages of education. To do that, it needs to be explicitly taught and reinforced by every teacher in every subject in a way that is appropriate for students.
I was recently visited by a good friend I went to university with. He’s still in the field of architecture, and it was t…
Mick D Kirkov's insight:
"After working in the Architecture industry for a couple of years, Cathryn become weary of a career fields with unreasonably long hours, short vacations, and a pay scale that didn't reflect her true value. She was intent on building a life she didn't want to escape from, but rather loved..."
So this is a true story that begins with an enormous investment of time, cause reading some 22 books in the modern human's rather missing spare time needs per se months if not years. But after this investment it's apparently clear that a success arrives "only" after hard work. Or luck. Or both.
The other method to quit a job and set up an own firm, that would be comparable to the infamous "British medicine" method after C.N. Parkinson, is to define the diagnose and consider the work done. Afterwards you learn by doing. You pay maybe much more than the $237.91 on 22 books in losses because of not knowing how, but it is the manly method, again after The Law of Lady Parkinson or whatever. One never knows out of what will let his weight grow (a Bulgarian street language proverb).
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features...
Great infoSocial media is an ever-changing beast. You almost can’t have a business in this day and age without a presence in the online world and specifically, at least, one of the big eight social media sites. Gone are the days where only teens frequented MySpace to chat with friends. Social media is here to stay, and people are looking online for your business so you’d better present your best.
Augmented reality has become a way to engage studious people and to address learning disabilities. Because it can overlay digital content and information onto the real world, it opens up a new range of learning opportunities
Many influencers talk about the 80/20 rule: you should spend 20% of your time creating content and 80% of your time promoting it. Although I think this ratio really depends on your job, needs and company, it does capture one thing: if you write amazing content but don’t shout out your did so, no one will hear you.
And as far as promoting your blog goes, you can pick and choose on the list above the items that make most sense to your company. If for instance you work for a very technical B2B company and your target audience is above 50 years old, you might want to consider investing in LinkedIn rather than Facebook, leverage influencers and invest time in guest blogging. It all really depends on your audience, where they are and what they care about.
There is one very important point I’d like to add to this infographic: it’s not content repurposing (which I thing is one of the leanest way to do content marketing, it saves an incredible amount of time), it’s content recycling....
Ever since the Tower of Babel, we’ve been struggling to communicate with each other. Translators go a long way towards restoring our connections, but written translation has its own particular challenges that spoken translation does not. The eventual reader doesn’t have the luxury of gauging the tone of a speaker’s voice or watching expressions. These are a few habits for translators of the written word to develop so that even when the words change, the intent does not.1. Find a TemplateTranslating an apartment lease form? Medical reports?
Mick D Kirkov's insight:
1. Find a Template -----
2. Check the Meaning (e.g. in a conversion dictionnary) -----
3. Translate the Translation (back) -----
4. Know the Culture (e.g. Japanese business culture has various levels of discourse; there is polite language and super-polite language, depending on the hierarchy of the individuals involved.) -----
5. Beware the Idiom -----
6. Develop a Specialty (e.g. It doesn’t matter whether you focus on biochemistry or the fashion industry, just have a specialty or two.) -----
7. Make it Beautiful (Remember that words have not only meaning, but power. A position paper needs to convince, a story needs to captivate, advertising copy needs to entice. Go beyond the simple by-the-numbers translation and seek to convey the emotion of the original writer. )
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