Monthly Archives: January 2012

Connectors and connecting the dots

I stumbled upon an article which defines the notion of connector and what a connector does in a networking-oriented society like ours. A connector is someone who shows genuine willingness in communicating with others and a passion for meeting and knowing new people. More importantly, a connector always adventures beyond his/her comfort zone, constantly being “the new kid in the block”. I personally value the idea of reaching out people and building a network of individuals who share similar interests and ideals, but I am also inclined to cherish solitary activities as a way of finding yourself and reflecting on past experiences. Balance is extremely important, especially when it comes to the debate of quantity versus quality in interpersonal communication.

Here the article at Entrepreneur

Kodak, we are sad to see you leaving…

Rumours about Kodak filling for bankruptcy have been circulating for a while on the Net. The photography community, and not only that, would remember that Apollo 11 astronauts used a Kodak camera to record the memorable event of the first human being walking on the Moon’s surface. Sentimentalisms apart, Kodak obtained a loan of $950 million (£615 million) from Citigroup to continue operating during bankruptcy and paying employees. The combination of loan and bankruptcy protection will allow Kodak re-structuring and re-organising its business whose interventions and strategies are documented in KodakTransforms

Here the article from Wired

Let me introduce to you the tweets that smell..

I came across a Kickstarter project called Olly, which consists of a web-connected device turning your Twitter mentions, status updates into the smell of your choice. So, close your eyes and enjoy of your social network interaction!

Olly Mashable review: http://bcove.me/21xzdynk

For all Linkedin users on the go

I have just came across this news on FastCompany about a fairly new Linkedin apps. It is called Cardmunch and it allows converting paper-based business cards to mobile contacts by taking a picture.
It sounds quick and easy to use!

 

Here the link:

http://www.cardmunch.com/

One Per Cent: CES: One Laptop Per Child shows off wind-up tablet

As the majority of IT-fans-new-gadgets-addicted might know, one of the biggest technology-related trade show is happening now in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.  Yes, I am referring to the CES, also know as the International Consumer Electronics Show, which is closed to the public and only open to the “insiders”. Among super-thin tablets which mostly have been dominating the event, I am quite intrigued by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) tablet long-time project run by the visionary Nicholas Negroponte:

One Per Cent: CES: One Laptop Per Child shows off wind-up tablet.

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