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Published in: on September 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm  Comments (3)  

The Happy Round

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Published in: on September 9, 2009 at 3:05 am  Leave a Comment  

Funny – See What I Mean?

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Published in: on August 31, 2009 at 3:14 am  Comments (1)  

Google Are Predicting You!

“For each trends sequence of interest, we take a point in time, t, which is about a year back, compute a one year forecasting for t based on historical data available at time t, and compare it to the actual trends sequence that occurs since time t. The error between the forecasting trends and the actual trends characterizes the predictability level of a sequence, and when the error is smaller than a pre-defined threshold, we denote the trends query as predictable”

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What does it matter to us? Search trends can be useful for advertisers, marketers, economists and scholars. Giving us new perspective into world and what we searches on a daily basis.

“We were therefore interested in the following questions:
How many search queries have trends that are predictable?
Are some categories more predictable than others? How is the distribution of predictable trends between the various categories?
How predictable are the trends of aggregated search queries for different categories? Which categories are more predictable and which are less so?
To learn about the predictability of search trends, and so as to overcome our basic limitation of not knowing what the future will entail, we characterize the predictability of a Trends series based on its historical performance. In other words, we estimate the a posteriori predictability of a sequence determined by the error of forecasted trends vs the actual performance.”

Published in: on August 19, 2009 at 10:38 am  Leave a Comment  

Social Media Are Tranforming YOU

Social media are transforming you into someone with influence. Marketers join in the communities so as to influence followers in creating brand awareness and creating sales.

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“More than six in 10 (61%) US marketing and advertising executives believe that marketing teams within organizations have greater influence on business decisions now than they did three years ago, in part because of their leading-edge use of social media.”

The surveyer goes on to say…

“Companies increasingly recognize the value that marketing and creative teams can provide in terms of finding innovative solutions to business problems,” said Megan Slabinski, executive director of The Creative Group. ‘In the current economy, especially, many businesses must reinvent themselves, and marketers can play an instrumental role in helping their firms identify and fill emerging needs.'”

Slabinski added that social media programs, which are often overseen by marketing and communications professionals, may increase the pull these staff members have in an organization. ‘Many marketers are interacting directly with customers and clients through Twitter, Facebook and other social media, which gives them immediate, firsthand knowledge of how the firm’s products and services are perceived and can be improved upon.'”

Another said: While marketers should externally target online influencers to improve ROI for their brands, the feedback that they glean through their own social media interactions is equally important to Brand ROI because it can be leveraged internally to improve brands to make them more attractive to buyers, or to create new solutions that will be profitable among buyers.

Said another way, by interacting with their audiences through social media tools, platforms and programs, marketers can gain more influence among management teams and other departments inside their companies (which are sort of like their own “communities”).

When you are in The Social Web you’re on the front lines. You gain a direct line to your market because of active monitoring, discussing and learning all about the market’s interests, actions, preferences and finally needs. Mostly that’s the way to market your company to prospective customers together with information and feedback from prospective.They are more willing to share with you what needed to change within your own company. That’s the best part willingness to be a part of your company.

Published in: on August 17, 2009 at 5:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

pancake party!

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I can’t do pancake at all, however I luv them. Yummy.
If you can’t do pancake or in big volumne, this will bring sadness and confusion out. I stumble upon ChefStack, it’s a giant, automated machine with internal rollers, which did only pancakes (roughly 200 per hour). I find it hard to believe. This machine seems to be targeted at restaurants, for $3,500. My thoughts, maybe we can open our own pancake kiosk! I just thought it’s cool to share with you.

here’s the link

Published in: on August 9, 2009 at 3:59 am  Leave a Comment  

Twitter is Correcting follower and following counts

If your twitter account drop followers count, it’s twitter purging and correction toward spam accounts. Many will experience theirs so you’ll know you’re arent alone. Noticed accounts dropping in Twitter followers count? I didnt see any changes to my account…. yet. Maybe real soon.

Click Twitter annoucement here

I’ll save you the trouble, you can read what twitter writes below;

“Correcting follower and following counts”
“For some time, the follower and following counts we display have been incorrect for some folks. We’re soon to push a change that will address this issue. This means that the count you see in your sidebar should match what you see on your follower and following pages.

However, a consequence of this change is that follower counts will drop for some people. In particular, those with large followings may see significant changes as we correct for spam accounts and data inconsistencies. No legitimate followings should be affected—we’re just cleaning up artifacts in the system.”

Published in: on July 24, 2009 at 8:24 am  Leave a Comment  

If you been lovin’ Michael, you’ll luv his song. “New Michael Jackson Song Leaks Online – Listen Here”

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A previously unreleased recording by Michael Jackson has emerged online – although don’t be surprised if it sounds familiar.

The song is called ‘A Place With No Name’, and is reportedly a re-working of the 1971 song ‘A Horse With No Name’ by US folk rock band America.

The group – who are still performing – are said to have given Jackson permission to record his version, despite similarities with their track.

“The band was honoured that Michael chose to do their song and they hope it becomes available for all Michael’s fans to hear,” Jim Morey, America’s manager, said.

It is not known when the song – which was obtained by TMZ – was recorded.
Click to listen to ‘A Place With No Name’ by Michael Jackson

Sources – entertainmentwise for full story

In remembrance of Michael…

Published in: on July 17, 2009 at 9:44 am  Leave a Comment  

The prize doesn’t always go to the most deserving!

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There recently was a death of a 98 year-old lady named Irena.

During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.

She had an ‘ ulterior motive ‘ … She KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews, (being German.)

Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack, (for larger kids.) She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

She was caught, and the Nazi ‘ s broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived it and reunited the family. Most of course had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize … She was not selected.

Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

LET’S SEND THIS ONE AROUND THE WORLD!!!!!!!!
GOD BLESS HER May she rest in Peace.

Published in: on July 14, 2009 at 3:56 am  Leave a Comment  

Vatican Humour..

I just pickup this joke..very funny.

After getting all of Pope Benedict’s luggage loaded into the
limo, (and he doesn’t travel light), the driver notices the Pope is
still
standing on the curb.

“Excuse me, Your Holiness,” says the driver, “Would you please take your
seat so we can leave?”

“Well, to tell you the truth,” says the Pope, “they never let me drive
at
the Vatican when I was a cardinal, and I’d really like to drive today.”

“I’m sorry, Your Holiness, but I cannot let you do that. I’d lose my
job!
What if something should happen?” protests the driver, wishing he’d
never
gone to work that morning.

“Who’s going to tell?” says the Pope with a smile? Reluctantly, the
driver
gets in the back as the Pope climbs in behind the wheel. The driver
quickly
regrets his decision when, after exiting the airport, the Pontiff floors
it,
accelerating the limo to 205kph.

(Remember, the Pope is German.)

“Please slow down, Your Holiness!” pleads the worried driver, but the
Pope
keeps the pedal to the metal until they hear sirens.
“Oh, dear God, I’m going to lose my licence and my job!” moans the
driver.
The Pope pulls over and rolls down the window as the cop approaches, but
the
cop takes one look at him, goes back to his motorcycle, and gets on the
radio.

“I need to talk to the Chief,” he says to the dispatcher. The Chief
gets on
the radio and the cop tells him that he’s stopped a limo going 205kph.
“So bust him,” says the Chief.

“I don’t think we want to do that, he’s really important,” said the cop.

The Chief exclaimed,” All the more reason!”
“No, I mean really important,” said the cop with a bit of persistence.

The Chief then asked, “Who do you have there, the mayor?”

Cop: “Bigger.”

Chief: ” A senator?”

Cop: “Bigger.”

Chief: “The Prime Minister?”

Cop: “Bigger.”

“Well,” said the Chief, “Who is it?”

Cop: “I think it’s God!”

The Chief is even more puzzled and curious, “What makes you think it’s
God?”

Cop: “His chauffeur is the Pope!”

Published in: on July 13, 2009 at 12:04 am  Leave a Comment