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How Digital Technology Is Creating a World of Introverts

Excellent article about how digital is changing our behavior!

We have entered a true digital revolution. Traditional social outlets have been outgrown—replaced by a world that orbits around the fast, online methods of communication. Our time spent online, fuels us with tons of accessible information—and ways to spread our ideas and daily whereabouts to the masses. In turn, the 21st century has become the time for the online extraverts and offline introverts.”

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Mexico City is encouraging citizens to trade recyclable materials for fresh food. The Mercado de Trueque market accepts glass, paper, cardboard, aluminium cans and PET plastic bottles, and returns green points which are redeemable for agricultural products grown in and around Mexico City.
Tess Riley on the potential of recycling. (via thisbigcity)

(via fastcompany)

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futurejournalismproject:

The Geography of a Tweet
A team of researchers lead by GDELT co-creator Kalev Leetaru gained access to the Twitter decahose last October and November and examined 1.5 billion tweets from 71 million users.
Among the many things they parsed from the two terabytes of data was the average physical distance between an original tweet its retweet: Some 749 miles (1205 km).
For @ mentions, the average distance between one user referencing another when exact geolocation is known is 744 miles (1197 km).
The paper, Mapping the Global Twitter Heartbeat: The Geography of Twitter, also includes the geographic difference between mainstream news media and news items from Twitter:

Mainstream media appears to have significantly less coverage of Latin America and vastly better greater of Africa. It also covers China and Iran much more strongly, given their bans on Twitter, as well as having enhanced coverage of India and the Western half of the United States. Overall, mainstream media appears to have more even coverage, with less clustering around major cities.

Image: Detail, Network map showing locations of users retweeting other users (geocoded Twitter Decahose tweets 23 October 2012 to 30 November 2012), via FirstMonday.org. Select to embiggen.

futurejournalismproject:

The Geography of a Tweet

A team of researchers lead by GDELT co-creator Kalev Leetaru gained access to the Twitter decahose last October and November and examined 1.5 billion tweets from 71 million users.

Among the many things they parsed from the two terabytes of data was the average physical distance between an original tweet its retweet: Some 749 miles (1205 km).

For @ mentions, the average distance between one user referencing another when exact geolocation is known is 744 miles (1197 km).

The paper, Mapping the Global Twitter Heartbeat: The Geography of Twitter, also includes the geographic difference between mainstream news media and news items from Twitter:

Mainstream media appears to have significantly less coverage of Latin America and vastly better greater of Africa. It also covers China and Iran much more strongly, given their bans on Twitter, as well as having enhanced coverage of India and the Western half of the United States. Overall, mainstream media appears to have more even coverage, with less clustering around major cities.

Image: Detail, Network map showing locations of users retweeting other users (geocoded Twitter Decahose tweets 23 October 2012 to 30 November 2012), via FirstMonday.org. Select to embiggen.

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How many Social Media channels should your brand be using?

The Social Media Channels that your company uses are in accordance with the size of the company and its resources?

Maybe it’s time to think strategically and select social media channels best suited to your company and your business, otherwise you risk to be wasting resources and losing money.

In this article Jeff Bullas explains the competitive advantage of the most relevant social media channels and exemplifies the cases of big brands. It is an old article, but still valid and make sense.

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‘If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.’ Henry Ford.
"People who are living in situations that we consider less than ideal are not deprived of the creativity to solve their own problems. However, they are likely limited by power and resources to do so: http://bit.ly/10iiKqT”

‘If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.’ Henry Ford.

"People who are living in situations that we consider less than ideal are not deprived of the creativity to solve their own problems. However, they are likely limited by power and resources to do so: http://bit.ly/10iiKqT

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Making the Change

Excellent article about changing careers! And it goes straight to my point of view: if you are stuck on a wrong career, you must start preparing your change.  Sometimes big changes comes from huge disruptive atitudes, but most of the times big changes comes from litlle disruptive atitudes. 

I highlight below some relevant parts of the article.

“You say to yourself, ‘if I don’t make a move now, I’ll regret it later, it will be too late ten years from now,’ but at the same time fear of the unknown, of leaving behind what one has built, what one has accomplished, of getting off the path one has chosen, holds you back”

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Try not to take that big (“Gauguin-tuan”) leap that solves everything all at once,” (…) Try not to introspect until you’re blue in the face trying to find what your true self is because there isn’t one.”

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“Experiment, (…) Take on projects, do things on the side, play around with a business idea on the weekend, get involved in an industry association, take a course… anything that takes us outside our comfort zone and our mundane, routine daily activities. If you’re feeling stuck, there is much you can do that doesn’t mean you’re quitting your job tomorrow.

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"This is critical but it won’t happen if you stay in your day-to-day routine. So I guess the key factor is to create a little slack in your schedule so you have time for the unscheduled.”

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"Eventually, if you lose yourself in something you find interesting, you will find yourself."

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