School Kills Creativity – Part 2 “Learning Revolution”

I’m very impressed with this TEDtalk from Sir Ken Robinson. I hope you’ll like it too. Enjoy :)

School Kills Creativity

So, this is what kills creativity?

Well in my opinion yes, this is true.

Read this Washington Post article and tell me what’s your opinion ? What do you think about inovation?
Where do you get your creativity? What is creativity for you?

And the most important question in this article : What else can you do with an empty bottle? For what else can you use it? :)

Read the full article here.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-innovations/the-case-against-college/2011/08/17/gIQAYy3ILJ_story.html

Thanks for reading :)

How NOT To Use Facebook Pages for marketing?

We all know that Facebook is one of the most important social networking site or social media that people use today. It’s one of the most effective medium for blog marketing as well and to get search engine traffic as it helps in getting better ranking in search engines.

While I was searching the net I’ve found some post about tips and rules how not to use Facebook for marketing and one of the few tips was:
Do not use the same status/links or content for sharing all the time.
Here’s the short description about the tip: “Using the same status or links all the time may be boring for your visitors. Instead you should use some interesting and related status or content that can effectively help you in getting search engine traffic from this social media. And also keep your content up to date so the people can find it interesting and they can share it on their walls to.”

From my perspective this tip is OK, but some of the new blogs or sites so-called “new urban portals where you can find all the new trends you like”, share some interesting articles about fashion, technology, life and many more, but didn’t use this tip on their Facebook fan pages. It’s not about having a fan page  it’s about USING IT the right way.

Here’s the problem. I was scrolling down the Most Recent posts on Facebook and I came across a fan page that I had liked it before and it’s fan page for a new urban blog that shares some new and interesting rewritten articles from Google reader. They share links from their blog from articles that are published there. Ok, I can understand that, but sharing 4 months old articles even twice a day/week??? I was wondering is this some technical problem from Facebook and it doubles the post I’m seeing or is really reposting the same article twice. I accepted the challenge. I’ve opened the page and write down the fist 4 shared links and start to scroll down to see if I can find those 4 articles again. I’ve found them ones, twice and not to mention 3 more times in period of 2 months. And it was strange that even reposted, the article is liked more than 30 times/every post. Just can’t believe I’m seeing the popular match between Agassi and Federer at burj-al-arab hotel in Dubai, reposted 4 times in one month. As I remember (fix me if I’m wrong) that match was in 2009, and we’re 2011 and that post is not a new article for publishing at a new urban blog.

So, that’s how they have new visitors and their own market space on their blog so they can make money on reposting old articles. On the blog there are 10 categories and nearly 10 posts in every category, so that makes 100 different articles. From those 100 different articles that are also shared on their Facebook fan page, I can say that nearly 40% are reposted minimum twice. They have maybe 1 new article in two months, but that’s just nothing.

I’m really disappointed of the way they using the fan page, and also the way of attracting new visitors on their blog so they can increase the number of new clicks and visits on their blog, and get easy marketing money.

As a conclusion I’ll just say that you can find really useful using Facebook fan pages for marketing but not on this way, they are not email, nor a eNewsletter. It would be like standing at a chamber meeting with a mega-phone and blurting out the same text over and over again. My lest 3 things:

  1. It’s most often not relevant to your particular audience
  2. It’s SPAMMY
  3. It’s uncreative and dry.

So, if you have some comments, critics… I’m always open to share some experience and thoughts with you.
Also if some of you like to take a look at the blog or at the fan page that I was talking, just let me know ;)

Thanks for reading ;)

Ljubco Gjorgjioski

New Doodle on Google

 It’s fresh and it’s about Pierre de Fermat, a French lawyer at the Parlement of ToulouseFrance, and an amateur mathematician.

In particular, he is recognized for his discovery of an original method of finding the greatest and the smallest ordinates of curved lines, which is analogous to that of the then unknown differential calculus, as well as his research into number theory. He made notable contributions to analytic geometryprobability, and optics. He is best known for Fermat’s Last Theorem, which he described in a note at the margin of a copy of DiophantusArithmetica.

And again, Google honors Fermat with this great doodle for his birthday, where if you hover your mouse over it, a note says : “I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this theorem, which this doodle is too small to contain.

Well, happy birthday Pierre !!! :)

If you like to read more about Pierre de Fermat just click here.

3D Printing – The Future Of Replicating Things

3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that can serve as product prototypes.

Since 2003 there has been large growth in the sale of 3D printers. Additionally, the cost of 3D printers has declined. The technology also finds use in the jewelry, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, GIS, civil engineers, etc.

Read more on wikipedia for 3D printing.

Here’s a good example, just watch this video

BART website hacked

“A group of international hackers launched a cyber attack against BART today, defacing an agency website and releasing user information taken from the site.” – says Casey Newton, Chronicle Staff Writer at San Francisco Chronicle

She also said that the group know as Anonymous published the user informations on other website and the info contained names and passwords from all users of myBART service.

“We are Anonymous, we are your citizens, we are the people, we do not tolerate oppression from any government agency,” the hackers wrote in an online posting. “BART has proved multiple times that they have no problem exploiting and abusing the people.”

You can reed the whole article on this link : http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/08/14/MNIC1KNC1U.DTL

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