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          31 perguntas para quebrar um silêncio constrangedor   
1. Você gosta de coentro ou acha que tem gosto de sabonete?
Adoro.  Coentro ou Coentrão... os dois são uma delícia.

2. O que você acha de áudios do WhatsApp?
Deveria ser proibido mandar áudios com mais de 30 segundos.

3. Você também comia o chocolate da Turma da Mônica pelas bordinhas?
Não faço ideia de que chocolate seja esse...

4. Qual é a melhor consoante do alfabeto?
C.

5. Qual é a primeira rede social que você vê de manhã?
Whatsapp.

6. Você acha que existe alguma bala melhor que 7 Belo?
Ah, vá... Não sou nem tão fã de 7 belo assim... acho muito doce. Adoro bala de café e de canela.

7. Que cor você acha menos confiável?
Branco. Sempre pode dar merda...

8. Qual foi o último filme que você viu e odiou?
Não lembro. Tenho visto poucos filmes, e gostado de todos.

9. Qual animal parece mais simpático, um pato ou um golfinho?
Golfinho, lógico.

10. Toddy ou Nescau?
Nescau. Mas o bom mesmo é chocolate em pó e não achocolatado. #prontofalei

11. Você acha que bebês conversam uns com os outros?
Achar, eu não acho. Mas adorei aquele filme em que os bebês conversavam entre si e sabiam o sentido da vida, mas esqueciam tudo quando aprendiam a falar "a língua dos humanos" (não lembro o nome).

12. Sabia que todo mundo é feito de poeira de estrelas?
Quem falou?

13. Ouro Branco ou Sonho de Valsa?
Sonho de valsa.

14. Qual era seu desenho favorito na infância?
Eu assistia tuuuudo... mas não era bem por gostar, não.

15. Que série você jamais reveria?
Sei lá... Não tenho tempo pra VER, quanto mais pra REVER! Bem, Gilmore Girls eu revejo, trivejo, quadrivejo... e ainda é pouco. O resto é resto.

16. Qual personagem do Harry Potter você menos gosta?
Não sou fã de Harry Potter... Então nem sei os nomes, quanto mais desgostar de alguém.

17. Qual é sua opinião sobre barrinhas de cereal?
Não suporto.

18. Com quem você dividiria um Bis?
Com ninguém. Bis é pequeno demais. Se não for pra comer sozinha eu nem quero.

19. O que você faria se achasse R$ 50 na rua?
Gastava.

20. Quanto tempo uma comida precisa estar na geladeira para você considerar ela velha?
Depende da comida e da fome (resposta de Maria João, e eu copiei).

21. Qual é seu número preferido?
1.

22. Qual é o aplicativo mais inútil do seu celular?
Rádio. Todos os outros estão lá porque eu uso.

23. Quem você tiraria do elenco de “Friends” se fosse obrigado?
Nunca assisti Friends...

24. Você é contra ou a favor de comer macarrão com arroz?
Eu não como, mas Marido come e ainda come pão junto. Mas pra mim a heresia maior é macarrão com feijão..

25. Qual foi a última vez que você precisou usar a Fórmula de Bhaskara?
Na prova do ENEM, em 2015.

26. Você acha que dá para morrer de overdose de rúcula?
Eu, jamais. O que como de rúcula é só "enganada".

27. Quanto tempo você levou para entender como funciona o Snapchat?
Pra entender, foi rapidinho. Mas não uso, nem tenho instalado. Já comentei aqui que gosto que os registros "fiquem registrados" e não evaporem em 24h.

28. Qual é sua opção favorita no restaurante por quilo?
Dia de sexta... caruru e vatapá. Nos outros dias sou bem eclética, faço cada mistura que vocês não acreditariam.

29. Você gosta de “Sorry” do Justin Bieber?
Outra coisa da qual não me sinto em condições de opinar (aka Glória Pires no Oscar).

30. Você prefere passar muito frio ou muito calor?
Em geral, muito calor. Mas com o tempo fui aprendendo que frio é muito bom nos lugares certos. Em Paris ou Londres, prefiro passar muito frio.  ;) Aqui, no #meuNordestelindo, muito calor.

31. Você está dormindo e sobe uma barata na sua cara. Você prefere continuar dormindo e nunca saber ou acordar e fazer alguma coisa?
Já acordaria gritando. Impossível não acordar e correr direto pro banho.

          Da memória    
"Minha vida se faz ao ser contada e minha memória se fixa com a escrita; o que não ponho em palavras, no papel, o tempo apaga."ALLENDE, Isabel. Paula. 1994.
Cada vez mais tenho certeza disso. E por isso escrevo... por isso fotografo e coloco legendas... ainda que tenham significado apenas para mim. 

Gosto da permanência das coisas na memória. Talvez seja por isso que não me encantei pelo Snapchat e nem pelo Stories do Instagram. 

Qual o sentido em compartilhar algo que tem um prazo de validade tão curto? Se é pra mostrar, mostro de forma que possa retornar ali quantas vezes desejar.

Minha vida registrada online serve para me trazer recordações, para me dar motivos de sorrir ou chorar, mas sobretudo para provar que vivi. Aqui no blog e no Instagram mais do que no facebook, onde um algorítmo louco mistura e esconde as postagens, serve para eu me reconhecer e me reinventar a partir do que já fui.


Tentando descobrir que rumo tomar na vida. (Praia de Sibauma-Pipa RN, nov/16)


          Su Snapchat arrivano le Snap Map per condividere la posizione in tempo reale   
Snapchat ha rilasciato una nuova funzione che si chiama Snap Map e che permette di condividere la posizione in tempo reale. In pratica si tratta di una specie di mappa virtuale che ci mostra cosa stia...
          Snapchat: Bitmoji nelle foto degli Snapcode e 5 nuovi filtri per creare geofiltri personalizzati   
Snapchat - Ci sono due novità in arrivo su Snapchat, una delle quali non è che abbia reso molto contenti gli utenti. La prima riguarda il fatto che in pratica Snapchat stia forzando gli utenti a...
          Su Snapchat arrivano le Storie personalizzate da creare insieme ai nostri amici   
Snapchat lancia 3 nuovi prodotti pubblicitari che sfruttano Lenti e Geofiltri Snapchat lancia 3 nuovi prodotti pubblicitari che sfruttano Lenti e Geofiltri. Ma come funzionano? E quali...
          Snapchat aiuterà ad aumentare l'affluenza dei giovani elettori nel Regno Unito   
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          Su Snapchat in arrivo i pacchetti di adesivi, fra cui anche Hello Kitty   
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          Snapchat: 8 milioni di dollari guadagnati con Spectacles, ma raddoppiano le perdite   
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          Su Snapchat arrivano nuove funzioni: ecco gli snap illimitati   
Snapchat - E' arrivato un nuovo aggiornamento di Snapchat che promette di apportare interessanti novità e funzioni. Queste nuove feature praticamente ci consentono di utilizzare degli inediti...
              
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          Comentario en World Lenses ya está disponible en Snapchat, filtros 3D en vivo para el mundo real por Mejoras en Facebook Messenger no se detienen, nuevas extensiones y modificaciones están por llegar   
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          Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves   
My sister Ebony,and I had the pleasure of taking over the newly launched Twoobs Snapchat account on Saturday (go ahead and follow them @twoobs and me @fashionhayley while you're at it, I freaking love Snapchat) Anyway we had a really fun day of shopping the new season launch at Mister Zimi which was crazily busy as this new collection has so many to die for pieces, I want one of everything, but luckily I didn't go too crazy and only bought the above dress in the 'Poppy' print whilst Ebs bought the matching 'Poppy' jumpsuit and a top and skirt in the pink 'Desert Lily' print. This is my first Mister Zimi purchase and I was happily surprised by the sizing, Due to their returns policy I was reluctant to purchase online without first trying on the pieces which is why we headed down to the launch, and whilst the size 14 jumpsuit was never going to get over my butt I ended up being a 12 in a few of the skirts, dresses and tops (basically all of my weight is carried in my bottom half). So if you're on the curvier side like me I wouldn't be afraid of heading in store and trying on some pieces because they can work for you - especially as a lot of the tops have fluted sleeves which allow for arm fat which I know can be an issue with other straight sized brands not grading up the arms in larger sizes. Sizing is weird in all stores so as always I tend to ignore the number on the tag and simply try things on because you never know what will work for you and how you want the piece to fit. In recent weeks I've bought everything from a size 10 jumper as I preferred the length on me to a size 16 dress because the 14 wouldn't get over my hips so that just goes to show you just really never know.

We went to Luna Park to recreate one of my most famous fashionhayley Snapchat moments - me screaming on a roller coaster at the Royal Melbourne Show. Unfortunately I got in trouble for using my phone on the ride (I have a case with a handle that can go over my wrist so there was no risk to the safety of the people below) so the short clip I got was at a kinda terrible angle but oh well it was still fun. My sister was feeling a bit sick so she skipped the ride and my ex boyfriend Stephen who met us to take our new outfit #twinning photos came on with me, PS how good a job did he do taking our photos for our impromptu matching outfit photo shoot? Thanks m8!

Outfit details

On me
Dress Mister Zimi
Flatforms Twoobs
Bag From St Xavier x How Tow Live
Bag pom poms attached to our Mister Zimi shopping bags
Sunglasses Fendi via Vision Direct
Earrings Kitsu

On my sis
Jumpsuit Mister Zimi
Flatforms Twoobs
Bag Zara
Bag pom poms attached to our Mister Zimi shopping bags
Sunglasses Kinki Gerlinki

My 'This is Living' bag is a collaboration piece by Jess and Stef of How Two Live and From St Xavier and is available to buy from ASOS. It was sent to me in a HUGE box that said to be careful when you cut it open as inside was a freaking HELIUM BALLOON! Honestly all parcels should come with a helium balloon, it certainly made my day!

Our shopping bags from Mister Zimi came with these cute pom pom's attached to the strap so we added them to our bags cos why not?

Honestly it was such a fun day, non stop laughing and good times!

My fave new sunglasses by Fendi from Vision Direct. I love the zig zag arm so much, they're just so unique!

Bag From St Xavier x How Tow Live
Sunglasses Fendi via Vision Direct


Bag From St Xavier x How Tow Live


Sparkly pink glitter flatforms - basically these are me in shoe form! I LOVE them!

Flatforms Twoobs

Ebs caught the giggles too!

My sister's style is more refined and classic than mine but she still likes to have fun with colour and accessories.

Ebs loved the mint colour of her twoobs - mint is her signature colour like pink is mine.

Flatforms Twoobs

I'm so lucky to have such an awesome sister, honestly sometimes I don't know what I'd do without her. Yes like all sisters we sometimes fight, but I know and she knows that deep down we love each other and will always be there when the other needs us. Thanks Ebs for coming on our epic #twoobs Snapchat takeover I had a lot of fun!

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          Dream Dress   
If you follow me on Snapchat (fashionhayley) then you would know I tried on my dream dress on Friday and just had to buy it immediately, then wear it two days in a row because I love it that much. The dress in question is the one I'm wearing in this post, a white broderie anglaise lace dress with bell sleeves and a two tiered short skirt from Seed Heritage - to be perfectly honest it is actually my dream wedding dress, exactly what I imagine wearing if I were to ever get married again, like EXACTLY what I always dream of for that occasion. Anyway, as I am not getting married any time soon I thought, you know what, I can damn well wear this dress anyway and in a way marry myself by treating myself to a dress that makes me feel this happy. Everyone on my Snapchat told me to buy it while I was trying it on and even though I didn't need their reassurance it did definitely cement my decision. I wore it to the new collection launch of Twoobs as seen on my instagram on Saturday, then on Sunday I wore it to my Snapchat meet up picnic which is when I took these photos with the amazing help of Natalie who has an awesome comic book she just released. The picnic was really a lot of fun, it was so lovely to meet people who watch my snaps every day.

Outfit details
White lace dress Seed Heritage
Earrings Hokuro from Harcoza in Tokyo
Sunglasses Miu Miu red glitter 'noir'
Pink flower ring Paris Kids Harajuku
Bangle McKean Studio Tokyo City Bangle
Pastel pink manicure Goddess of Nails & Beauty at Emporium, shellac nail colour OPI 'Mod About You'
Pink Lipstick Savvy Ultra Matte in 'Rodeo Drive'
Crossbody bag Sammy Dress
Pink sandals Princess Highway
Pink parasol Ishka many many years ago, similar here and here 

While Natalie and I were taking my blog photos this cute little sausage dog named Audrey waned to join in on the fun.

A little too fast for my pat haha.

What a cutie! My heart still breaks with missing my dog Hachiko as my ex won't let me see him, but chance encounters with cute dogs at the park do perk me up.

I have had my pink parasol for so many years but it never gets old, it always looks so fun and chic.

Earrings Hokuro from Harcoza in Tokyo
Sunglasses Miu Miu red glitter 'noir'
Pink Lipstick Savvy Ultra Matte in 'Rodeo Drive'
Pink parasol Ishka many many years ago, similar here and here

Look how beautiful the lace is up close, I just adore this dress so much!

Pink flower ring Paris Kids Harajuku
Bangle McKean Studio Tokyo City Bangle
Pastel pink manicure Goddess of Nails & Beauty at Emporium, shellac nail colour OPI 'Mod About You'
Crossbody bag Sammy Dress

These shoes are my new favourites, so comfortable and practical yet still quirky and cute.

Pink sandals Princess Highway

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          Tropicana Win a $100 Gorman Voucher thanks to Poki Games   
Boom it is suddenly so hot in Melbourne that you sweat out of places you didn't even think were possible, so out comes my mini skirts and bare legs combo so I can get through the day. It's always such a shock to the system that first day of non tights wearing to see your legs in all their pasty white winter glory out on display. I love this retro floral print skirt I picked up for $20 from the Clear It pop up outlet store on Swanston Street, I am really vibing retro floral's for this Summer and am on the look out for true blue vintage pieces but this modern take will have to do for now. It reminds me of this awesome wallpaper that my nana used to have in her kitchen when I was growing up. Her whole kitchen was orange, black and white with this bold retro floral wallpaper along one wall, it was very very cool. I bought my Comme Des Garcons t-shirt on my last trip to Tokyo but only just discovered it buried in one of my drawers - which reminds me - I am having a HUGE WARDROBE CLEAR OUT at the Evelyn Market this Saturday the 26th Nov from 12pm - 6pm. Come on down, have a bevvy and grab yourself a bargain!

Outfit details
Tropicana hair Blondies of Melbourne
Pink heart t-shirt Comme Des Garcons
Retro floral skirt Revival via the Clear It Outlet
Pom pom earrings Snowfs Pom Poms
Pink backpack Fjallraven Classic Kanken In Pastel Pink
Pink heels Camper 'Paradise' heels

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How freaking AMAZING is my new Tropicana rainbow pink, peach and yellow hair by Blondies of Melbourne? I can't believe how much like a Calippo icypole my hair looks. Most definitely the coolest hair I have ever had! Oh and I have recently been using a pink eyeliner I bought in Tokyo to fill in my brows, what do you think?

Tropicana hair Blondies of Melbourne
Pink heart t-shirt Comme Des Garcons

My love of pom poms is never ending and these earrings are just the most adorable things ever.

Pom pom earrings Snowfs Pom Poms

This backpack is surprisingly roomy, I always use it when I stay over at friends houses.

Pink backpack Fjallraven Classic Kanken In Pastel Pink

Oh gosh, these shoes are the most beautiful shoes I think I have ever owned. They're so comfortable too thanks to Camper's amazing quality shoe making and an ultra modern innovative design. I am obsessed!

Pink heels Camper 'Paradise' heels


WIN a $100 Gorman Voucher thanks to Poki Games 



 I have always loved playing fashion games, from playing with paper dolls as a kid to a Barbie CD-rom game when I was a bit older, they've always been lots of fun to me. Obsessing over matching details, finding the right shoes for the occasion and getting my characters hair and makeup just so is a fun way to spend an afternoon if you ask me. I was surprised to find there there is a wide variety of free online fashion games at Poki, but of course my favourite has to be Shopaholic Tokyo. I mean how could I not love it when the opening paragraph basically describes me, why yes I am good at shopping and I do love to party, how did you know? ✿♥‿♥✿

 The game doesn't look like any Tokyo streets I've ever seen but the shops and styles available inside do look pretty much exactly like Tokyo. You'll find modern Harajuku style kimono's, Gothic Lolita looks, high school uniforms and punk rock styles all feature. The challenge of the game is to dress your character in the correct style for an event.

My first challenge was Lolita style, so off to Sweet Rose I went in search of the perfect Goth Loli ensemble to win the round.

 Of course I went with pink. I collected all my finishing details at the shops along the street and got ready for my close up.

When you've completed your look a street style photographer comes and takes your photo - just like in Tokyo!!! I won my round so I took home a $500 prize and accepted my next challenge - a high school girl style challenge. Follow my snapchat to see what I created @fashionhayley.

WIN a $100 Gorman Voucher thanks to Poki Games
The prize
To enter Simply comment on this post with your favourite Harajuku style subculture. Mine would have to be Spank-kei because my good friend Tavuchi invented it and it's amazing to see how popular it has become outside of Japan in recent years. Imagine inventing your own cult style and having people all over the world idolise and copy you, it's pretty cool!
Contact details Don't forget to leave your instagram handle or email address so I can contact you if you win!
The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
Competition is open to Australian residents only.
Competition closes Monday 28th November 2016 at 5pm AEST.
Winner will be announced that evening via Snapchat and contacted via email.

Good luck xoxo


          Rainbow Brite at The Show!    
After I had such a fun time last year at the Royal Melbourne Show I was extra excited to attend again this year. If you follow me on Snapchat (@fashionhayley) then you would know I may have had a little too much fun as I posted one too many drunk videos of me and my friend screaming on roller coasters and inside the haunted mansion. It was so much fun I even went back a second time, taking advantage of the after 5pm cheaper ticket and taking a date with me and my friend. Well drunk Hayley may have proceeded to do the most embarrassing thing of all time that night, I made my date and I facebook official when it was only our 4th date! Oh my god, waking up the next day to messages from family and friends congratulating us and asking so many questions, I have never been so mortified. I promptly deleted the facebook post but I don't think I will ever live this one down. Honestly though it was pretty bloody hilarious.

Outfit details
Rainbow top and skirt Both on sale from Sportsgirl Top | Skirt
Leather biker jacket Vintage from Vintage Sole on Brunswick St
Cactus earrings Doodad and Fandango
Pins From Sportsgirl
Pink backpack Fjällräven Kanken from ASOS
Cat bangle Tsumori Chisato
Red tights H&M in Tokyo
Pink Brogues Topshop

To be honest I rarely buy clothes from Sportsgirl any more but when I saw my friend and super hot babe Flossylox rock this two piece on her instagram I was in LOVE and knew I had to get my hands on it. So when it went on sale I swooped in and snapped it up. I got so many compliments on it at the show, I love how bright and in your face it is.

Remember in my last post I wrote that I'm a big kid at heart, well here is the evidence - me having the best time on the carousel.

So beyond obsessed with these earrings. Doodad and Fandango can and will make you clip on's if you ask nicely. LOVE when a jewellery label can do that for me ✿♥‿♥✿

Cactus earrings Doodad and Fandango

I 100% recommend supporting small indie designers over buying mass produced pins. I regret buying these from Sportsgirl but one thing I do like is I don't mind losing one as they're so cheap, so wearing them on all the rides I never worried one bit.

Pins From Sportsgirl

I recently sold my previous more orange colour Kankan backpack that I adored simply because I was able to get my hands on this more pastel pink one. These backpacks are so durable and comfortable and they can hold oh so much. I used my last one all throughout Vietnam and Japan and it was still as good as new. I can not recommend them enough!

Pink backpack Fjällräven Kanken from ASOS
Flower bag charm Takashi Murakami from his recent exhibition in Tokyo at the Mori Art Gallery

These shoes are so comfy, perfect for a long day of walking around.

Red tights H&M in Tokyo
Pink Brogues Topshop

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          My blog is 10 today!!!   
Yep that's right, today is the 10th birthday of my blog! My first ever blog post was written on the 1st of September 2006, a pretty cringe worthy post as for some inexplicable reason I decided to use a red font, however it is a pretty cute post full of excitement about moving to Tokyo in 18 days and how I planned to document my year living there on my new blog. Little did I know that I would go on to document the next 10 years of my life here at Fashion Hayley (my blog was originally called Fashion Hayley Hits Japan - does anyone remember that?) You can see my blogging style has changed a lot over the years as originally my blog was just about my day to day life living in Tokyo and not really about fashion at all, at least not how fashion blogs are today with epic photoshoots and very little personal information. I do miss the old way of blogging sometimes, I definitely miss reading blogs and feeling like I knew the person, these days there is very little to read on fashion blogs including on mine, but the social media landscape has completely changed how we connect, now I have snapchat and instagram for the more everyday stuff (@fashionhayley on both) and I use my blog to express myself creatively in what I wear and the locations I shoot in rather than to document my life as such.

I can not believe that this little blog that I started in my bedroom in Fitzroy to document my move to Tokyo and the year I spent there would take over my life, becoming my job and taking my around the world and across Australia with it. I am so amazed that it has been 10 years, it feels like only yesterday. My blog has seen me move to Sydney and back to Melbourne, get flown to New York, go to Tokyo countless times and attend lots of fashion shows and openings over the years. I've been asked to write a column in a top fashion magazine, featured in three books and lots of magazines and worked with some very amazing people and brands too! The best part however has always been connecting with my readers, getting lovely emails and messages from you guys or getting stopped in the street which always blows my mind and makes my day. I wouldn't be where I am today without you so I thank you all for following me on this journey for the last 10 years.

Here's to another 10 years!

Outfit details
Tartan coat Vintage
Red and pink dress Pageant
Red tights H&M in Tokyo
Pink boots Golden Ponies
Heart lolipop earrings W♡C Harajuku
Iced Vovo pin Kitiya Palaskas x Frankie Magazine collab
Tokyo swan boat pin McKean Studio
Pink flower ring & red Love ring Paris Kids Harajuku
Cat bangle Tsumori Chisato


I bought these amazing fake eyelashes whilst in Sydney at my favourite little Asian beauty shop in Chinatown, they have a pink stripe on them. Yes one is coming off my eye in this photo, you can thank the epic wind and getting bashed in the face with helium balloons all afternoon for that haha. I will never work with helium balloons again!

Heart lolipop earrings W♡C Harajuku
Iced Vovo pin Kitiya Palaskas x Frankie Magazine collab
Tokyo swan boat pin McKean Studio
Pink flower ring & red Love ring Paris Kids Harajuku
Cat bangle Tsumori Chisato

I wore these two pins to represent both my Tokyo life and my Aussie one and you can't get more Aussie than an iced vovo bickie! I fell in love with Tokyo's swan boats on my first ever trip to Tokyo in 2004 so as soon as McKean Studio released this pin I knew I had to have it.

Iced Vovo pin Kitiya Palaskas x Frankie Magazine collab
Tokyo swan boat pin McKean Studio




This dress is life!

Red and pink dress Pageant

My cute little ♡ tattoo by Tessa Claire has faded a little but I still adore it. Finger tatts fade faster than any other place so I knew it was a possibility when I got it.

Pink flower ring & red Love ring Paris Kids Harajuku

I freaking love these boots so much!

Pink boots Golden Ponies

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 GIVEAWAY TIME ✿♥‿♥✿

The prize To celebrate Fashion Hayley's 10th birthday I'm giving away a collection of my all time favourite things from some of my favourite local designers and brands.
To enter Simply comment on this post with your favourite birthday memory. Mine is having my birthday at Luna Park when I turned 15. Don't forget to leave your email, twitter or blog address so I can get in touch with you if you win.
The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
Competition is open Internationally.
Competition closes Thursday 8th September 2016 at 5pm AEST.
Winner will be announced that evening via twitter and contacted via email.

Good luck xoxo

Prize pack includes: Daiso BB face mask, Lovemore nail mask, emoji makeup bag from Sportsgirl, Katy Perry fake eyelashes, House of Holland burger fake nails. Dolly Wink black liquid eyeliner (my fave!), Skinnydip Girl Gang iron on patch, Lime Crime pink velvet, McKean Studio strawberry pin, Gorman cactus keyring, Harajuku Lovers LOVE perfume, Julie White Pavlova socks, 2 pairs of Obus socks and some Daiso costume eyelashes!

Competition now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to thestreetsofadelaide who won xoxo

          Jumping In   
 Why hello there blog readers, so sorry to have neglected you for so long. I feel like I say that way too often recently, but in my nearly 10 years of blogging I don't think I have ever gone so long between posts. A lot has gone on in my life recently, a whole lotta changes. If you've been watching my snapchat (fashionhayley) or following my instagram then you'd know what Henry and I split up for good whilst I was in Tokyo. After 14 years together he broke up with my via facebook chat (!) but truthfully as horrible as that was to go through it was a long time coming and for the best. Also the way he did it made it a whole lot easier to move on from because honestly if someone can be that horrible to you after 14 years then are they really worth crying over? I don't want to waste any more of my life or energy on someone like that, and luckily 2016 has already shaped up to be an amazing year for me in terms of growth, my blog and work and also for friends and family and it's only mid Feb! I started the year with a bang at an incredible warehouse party in Fitzroy full of my friends and it's been a non stop party ever since. Single Hayley started dating and having fun. I found an amazing like-minded housemate to move in, I knew she was the right one as when we skype met she was wearing earrings I also own! I also have started an amazing job working for a top brand's online team and I absolutely love it. Seriously, just one month ago all these things seemed impossible, I thought I'd never find a job, would have to move to a sharehouse or maybe stay with family as I was left with no furniture when Henry moved out but somehow it has all come together so perfectly I have to pinch myself. My life is almost as perfect as this amazing Gorman jumpsuit I picked up at their recent sale. How freaking incredible is it? I basically died when I tried it on cos hello how perfectly does it fit me?


Outfit details
Pink jumpsuit Gorman
Pink t-shirt Uniqlo
Iridescent pink bag Maude Studio
Bag tassel Frill and Frank
Red sunnies Miu Miu Glitter Noir's
Earrings Hokuro from Harcoza in Tokyo
Necklace Vintage Comme Des Garcons from RagTag in Tokyo
Pink heels ASOS

 I am currently obsessed with the colour combo of red and pink (。♥‿♥。)

Red sunnies Miu Miu Glitter Noir's
Necklace Vintage Comme Des Garcons from RagTag in Tokyo

Wondering around Daikanyama I stumbled across the most amazing boutique - Harcoza. They sell independent Tokyo jewellery and clothing designers, all of whom are amazing. I fell in love with these earrings by Hokuro and had to go back to buy them because they just wouldn't escape my brain. They get compliments every time I wear them - totally worth it!

 Earrings Hokuro from Harcoza in Tokyo

I was so obsessed with my soft pink Maude Studio bag I just had to get the bolder brighter hot pink too. This bag is just so perfect for my "throw everything in except the kitchen sink" lifestyle of carrying all the things all the time. It's like Mary Poppins carpet bag - it just fits everything in it with room to spare. The cute tassel was a gift from the lovely people at Frill and Frank and I absolutely adore it. The perfect little something to jazz up your bag.

Iridescent pink bag Maude Studio
Bag tassel Frill and Frank

I live in these shoes - so comfy yet stylish. I'm on the hunt for similar shoes of the same height as they're perfect for clumsy can't really wear heels without breaking my neck me. Please let me know if you see anything!

Pink heels ASOS

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          Daikanyama Punyus Kicks   
 One of the first things I did when I got to Tokyo was hit up Punyus, which if you've been following my blog you'd know I am obsessed with. Punyus is basically Japan's only fashion forward plus size store. It's not really all that plus size though, it goes up to about an AU 20 which is a USA 16 depending on the item. They have four sizes - size 1 which is like an AU size 6-8, size 2 which is an AU 10-12, size 3 which is an AU 14-16 and size 4 which is like an AU 18-20 (for the equivalent in USA sizing just minus 2 from each, UK sizing is the same as AU). I picked up these wicked tartan culottes that I'd been eyeing off in their online store as well as the cute white shirt I'm wearing and a Narutomaki jumper which I've shared on instagram. Above the ankle culotte style pants are a huge trend over here in Tokyo right now for winter teamed with cute socks and flats. I'm not a big pants wearer but I couldn't resist giving these a try and I'm glad I did, I got stopped in the street for photos a few times in this outfit - follow my snapchat @fashionhayley to get a glimpse into my daily life here in Tokyo and maybe you'll see just how often that happens (If I manage to remember to snapchat it haha) I guess I stand out with my pink hair and bright clothes?

Outfit details
Pink leather jacket Gorman
White shirt Punyus with DIY iron on patches from vintage stores around Tokyo
Red tartan culottes Punyus
Watermelon socks Gorman 
Pink Brogues Topshop
Backpack Fjallraven Kanken

 This shirt was actually just a plain white shirt from Punyus. The cut is really nice, it has these puffy sleeves I love but didn't photograph for you. Anyway I felt it was just too plain for me so I collected a few iron on patches from vintage stores in Koenji and had a little DIY session in the morning before meeting my friends for lunch in Daikanyama. It made me 10 minutes late but was oh so worth it don't you think?

 My flower ring and heart ring are from Paris Kids, a store in Harajuku where all jewellery and accessories are Y324. Well guess what? They now have an online store that delivers worldwide!

My Fjallraven Kanken backpack is still coming in handy this trip. They seem to be popular around Tokyo too, I'm always spotting them.

I will never stop loving these old season watermelon socks from Gorman! They look so cute paired with my pink brogues and red tartan pants - my new obsession is red and pink together.

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          Hello from Hoi An   

If you've been following me over on my instagram or my snapchat (fashionhayley for both) then you'd know that I'm currently in Vietnam with my bff Lauren and hubby Henry. It's been so hot and humid that I've found it hard to take photos during the day as that's when I'm at my most sweaty (not a good look, trust me!) Luckily Hoi An comes to life at dusk with all the pretty lanterns turning on and the streets crowded with street food and night markets. As I was taking these photos for my blog this lady came up to me and forced me to hold her bananas for a photo for some money, I don't know how she carries that thing on her shoulders all day it's pretty heavy! Hoi An has so far been one of my favourite places we've been to in Vietnam, bike riding around the old part of town filled with tailors or beside rice paddies with Water Buffalo roaming free, getting dresses and coats made at the aforementioned tailors, eating delicious local street food, visiting the beach or swimming in my resort's pool - it's been a lot of fun. That was until today when I saw a snake slithering up the path right in front of me at my hotel. I'm absolutely terrified of snakes, and it's the first time I've ever seen one outside of a zoo type situation and yes I do live in Australia! Anyway I saw it and immediately ran in the other direction back towards the pool where Henry was reading on his pool lounge. I jumped onto his lounge chair and started crying hysterically that I'd seen a snake. The staff at the hotel noticed that I ran and came to see what was the matter so I told them I saw a snake and they started looking for it, calling over the manager and other staff. Guess where they found it? Right beside the lounge chair I was sitting on, so I jumped up and onto the edge of the pool as they kicked at it and made it leave the hotel grounds. They told me they couldn't kill it because of their Buddhist beliefs, which is fair enough, I am a vegetarian after all, I don't want it killed either, just no where near me would be great thanks! Apparently it was harmless and not poisonous, but to me a snake is a snake I am terrified of them no matter what, it's not exactly a logical fear. It was kinda hilarious that it was me the snake slithered in front of then chose to sit next to - the girl who is absolutely bloody terrified of snakes - it was all my worst nightmares come to life!

Outfit details
Pom pom dress House of Holland
Head scarf Julie White
Earrings Kitsu
Sandals Saltwater Sandals
Backpack Fjallraven Kanken


The tailors couldn't believe how colour coordinated I was. It's just a happy accident that all my beloved brights match perfectly. I am absolutely in LOVE with this Julie White 100% silk Pavlova print scarf. It's the most beautiful print all designed and made in Australia. To top it all off Julie is an absolute sweetheart who I met at the recent Finders Keepers Market which is one of the best things about art and design markets I think, meeting the people behind the designs. I've also been wearing my Kitsu Bloom Hoop earrings in baby pink all the time! The designer made me clip ons and you too can make a special order of clip ons if you need, which is always a bonus. I love pairing the scarf and earrings together, I think they look so cute as a twosome. I actually filmed a packing for two climates video over on my youtube channel, explaining how my bright wardrobe does all work together and how I'm packing for my three month trip, one month here in hot and humid Vietnam followed by two months in Tokyo during winter with snow!

In front of the Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An, such a beautiful spot.


Hoi An is breathtakingly beautiful!

The Japanese Covered Bridge must be seen to be believed, so beautiful!

As pushy as these candle sellers are they really are stunning at night to see floating down the river.

I will miss your lantern covered streets Hoi An, until next time xxx
          Show Day!   
If you follow me over on instagram or snapchat (fashionhayley on both!) then you'd have seen that I went to the Royal Melbourne Show on Saturday night with a few of my friends. When I found out there was an after 5pm ticket for only $20, half the price of the full day I decided I just had to go this year. The show is an Aussie tradition, every city has one, as do lots of country towns. It's full of rides, animal shows, fireworks, food and drink tastings, craft and baking competitions and showbags which are themed bags full of chocolates and lollies and novelty toys. The Royal Melbourne Show is basically a big country fair only in the city. As a kid the show is a magical place, full of fun and wonder. Well now as an adult who hadn't been in maybe 10 years I can safely say it's lots of fun for us too! HELLO cocktail bar in the Winning Tastes Pavilion. Yes I managed to get pretty drunk and fall both into and out of a ride getting in and out of the cart, you see it kinda swayed and well I just tumbled out, face planted then rolled down the metal entryway, a very embarrassing moment and I have a lot of bruises from that incident. Luckily I didn't spew after all the cocktails followed by roller coasters but I did forget to take more photos other than these just of my outfit, sorry about that but I was just having too much fun. I'm definitely going to go back next year, maybe for the full day because 4 hours was just not enough time to see and do everything.

Outfit details
Patchwork print dress Gorman
Floral denim jacket City Chic (old season)
Rosette Brooch Lightning Heart
Pink tights Kardashian Kolkection
Pink Brogues Topshop
Ice Cream earrings Doodad and Fandango

I wore my new favourite Gorman dress, I thought the fun patches print was kinda ideal for the bright lights of the show. I love the fit on this dress, I'm really loving wearing more tight fitted clothes these days - a cute hint of my belly and curves. I think my belly looks really cute so I'm really into showing it off, reminds me of a Bei Bad Girl drawing.

I love my new Kanken backpack! I got it in the peach pink colour as the blush pink which is more pastel has been sold out for months and I couldn't wait any longer. I'm loving this one so much that I think when the pastel is back in stock I'll buy it anyway because this bag just fits so much stuff and is so lightweight and cute and well pink haha!

Blissed out and hyper on too much sugar in my very fitting and super cute Doodad and Fandango ice cream earrings! Oh what a super fun day!

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          Snapchat now lets you create custom geofilters right in the app   
 Snapchat introduced a way to create custom geofilters back in February of last year, and now it’s making the feature easier to use. U.S. Snapchat users can now create and submit custom filters directly in the app, rather than having to go to the studio website to make their custom filter. The mobile creative studio is now located in settings, under a menu item called “On-Demand… Read More

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          Google Cloud Platform : Good Times Ahead   

The tech behemoths Amazon, Microsoft & Google are established players in one of the battes that will change the future of customers view and investments of computing. This is an area with a potential hundred billion dollars plus that can be secured for the vendors – a lucrative space that each one wants to corner : the cloud. For a quick recap of the dollars under consideration - read here. Cloud lets business tap on demand the processing, storage and software over the web. Tall, powerful and cool servers with gargantuan memory onboard installed inside enterprises now are gradually giving way to tap on need model –use when needed and shut them down in other times. The vast data centers and governance brought in by these tech behemoths make them ideal partners for business to tap such services on a need to have basis – whenever and wherever required.

Amazon is by far the well-established leader here with a revenue that far exceeds the combined revenue of all competitors put together. Amazon partly achieved this by bringing a single-minded focus to this space to scale up and win and it paid back handsomely. Amazon’s first-mover advantage coupled with slow reactions from competition has now made Amazon an almost insurmountable lead in business in this space. That’s the focus and attention of the next two players. Microsoft has been pushing Azure extensively last 2-3 years and clocking impressive success. The lesser known of the trio in this space – Google is now flexing its muscle and is now focused on striking it big here. Google is recognized primarily as the early proponent of cloud computing – after all, Google built huge date centers in its early days and ran services like search, gmail and maps , available around the world and with unthinkable scale in action. Alongside, developers build other applications on top resulting in an expanding google universe. Google has the strong reputation of running scalable, secure services and recognized as one delivering successfully for a long time. By being late and remaining indifferent to this space, Google lost out on big time opportunities that were out there and Amazon happily grabbed these. Now, Google wants to get back aggressively and be counted as large player in this space and is increasing its investments, market messaging and outreach efforts. Last week the company hosted an event to talk about their upcoming plans around the Google cloud platform and talk loudly about some notable success that they have notched thus far. I listened to the webcast and followed the announcements keenly to see how Google is planning to move things here and I heard good actionable things.

Google’s overall messaging shows that the momentum in the business continues and the focus to scale this platform with enterprise as a key segment to focus on for adoption. Google positioning is getting better to take a sizable chunk of business in the ever growing public cloud space over the next few years. The overall market is projected to have 50% of the enterprise workloads moved into overtime. Google paraded customers/customer stories – the likes of Spotify, Coca-Cola, Disney etc. as proof of successful adoption of their services.

The emphasis on a move forward basis is positioned around:

A. Machine learning as a cornerstone of their approach and hence drive the attendant benefits for customers.

B. Monetization/Commercialization of native security tools used within Google to make these available to customers.

C. Make ease of deployment and migration more easy.

In terms of upcoming innovation, consistent with its focus on enterprise adoption, Google talked about the lofty vision of No-ops goal for enterprises. This will be an ideal demonstration of the power of cloud computing and if Google and others are able to make it happen everywhere, it’s a true sign of the changed paradigm here.Another important facet of the evolution of the cloud revolved around the extreme emphasis on machine learning and the Google cloud platform’s leverage of this. A new product called Tensorflow has been open sourced by Google and it is their core belief that embracing machine learning will become a non-negotiable for innovative startups focused on scaling globally and offering sophisticated services.Add into the mix cloud monitoring tools working across clouds – enterprises can hardly resist massive cloud adoption with these. And in order to keep helping enterprises adopt and scale faster, Google wants to focus on the three important aspects of cloud computing – data centers, security and containers.

I drilled into these a little more to find what could be differentiated in offering such services and what I could recollect from the conference webcast included the following, which Google finds as the drivers for increasing enterprise adoption of their services.

1. Better value: GCP can cost up to 50% less than competitors. Google provides automatic discounts as customers consume higher volumes. And GCP also offers custom machine types (i.e., cores or gigabytes), which helps save customers versus static instance types from other vendors that often lead to overprovisioning.

2. Accelarate innovation: Google’s approach here is to allow customers to run applications with no additional operations staff needed. For example, Google showcases Snapchat here - grew from zero to 100mn users without hiring an operations team (just two people).

3. Risk Management : Google shall be focused on providing best-in-class security for customer’s data and digital assets, protect privacy and help in conforming to compliance and regulatory needs.

4. Open Source adoption –leading to better management by customers for products like Kubernotes( focused on managing data containers).

I got the feeling that the GCP was comparable to Amazon’s fabled AWS services for the purpose of enterprise adoption. While the engineering and under the hoods battle is one part of the equation, the real determinant of success and also ran lay in shaping market forces – GTM, Solutions, Partnerships, support and ease of doing business – an area that Google will have to heavily focus on. With Google’s stated plans to triple their data center regions and with some good early demonstrated success, the market should begin to warm up for Google.Enterprise success depends not just on what’s available from a service provider – determination of what and how to move to cloud, transforming IT landscape, flipping over the governance model and change management – all these have a say in the eventual success of any cloud initiative. With substantial progress and focus on this space with the tech giants competing aggressively for their pie in this fast growing space, the competition expands the market, services get more sophisticated and yet mature fast and the industry improves and courtesy of Moore’s effect, the customers get superior services at a lower cost. It’s a win-win situation for all.



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          THE DIGITAL DISRUPTION OF LIVE SPORTS: A deep dive into the fall of TV’s most lucrative programming (FB, TWTR, AMZN, DIS)   

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This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.

Live sports — traditional TV's flagship bulwark against digital disruption — appears to be in trouble.

Viewership across major sports programming like the NFL and English Premier League has underwhelmed in the 2016-17 TV season. Meanwhile, subscriptions for pay-TV and, in turn, for sports networks like ESPN, are in free fall. 

The causes behind the decline of live sports viewership are varied and complex. In addition to cyclical issues at play, sports programming is falling prey to the wealth of new content produced by the rise of new media platforms.

And as more and more TV viewers cut the cord, live sports content itself is moving off the TV screen and onto other devices. Last year's NFL broadcasts on Twitter were just the beginning of digital disruption in the live sports arena. In fact, Amazon, a far mightier force than Twitter, will host the same slate of games online next season. And similarly formidable tech companies — namely, Google and Facebook — are also setting their sights on live sports. Will broadcasters be able to thrive or even survive in this emerging environment?

In a new report, BI Intelligence takes a deep dive into the decline of live sports on TV. The report explains how digital disruption and shifting consumer habits are contributing to this decline, and profiles the promising new players in the space. In addition, it discusses emerging business models for the live sports industry, and what's next for legacy broadcasters as they strive to adapt.

Here are some key takeaways from the report:

  • As cord-cutting continues to accelerate, it's growing more difficult for live sports to resist the shift away from linear TV.
  • Meanwhile, the increasing cost of sports broadcast rights and, accordingly, the higher advertising rates for brands, is making the current live sports business model unsustainable. 
  • With the legacy live sports model in decline, social and digital video platforms are making large strides to acquire sports programming.
  • Broadcasters will likely be forced to relinquish a slice of the lucrative revenue pie generated by live sports content.

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          How to stop Facebook from sharing your location   

Mike Timmermann, Clark.com

Some Americans are raising privacy concerns after Snapchat recently introduced a new feature called “Snap Map” that lets users share their location with followers.

What’s particularly alarming to many parents is that Snapchat can pinpoint exact locations


          Products from the heart   

I was listening to a recent podcast, where my friend Nick Bilton interviews Dick Costolo. Dick is a successful serial entrepreneur and previously the CEO at Twitter. I had the pleasure of working with Dick when I served on the Twitter board. 

It’s a fantastic interview and Dick has one interesting story after another about his life experiences (life as an improv comedian in Chicago, the Twitter IPO roadshow and others).

At one point, Dick talks about his respect for Evan Spiegel, the cofounder and CEO at Snap. Dick calls Evan one of the most important product thinkers of our time and cites Snaps invention of the Stories format which launched back in 2013.

Many people didn’t get this format right away. Dick mentions that it took a good 18 months of it to catch on. Other companies might have abandoned this feature much sooner

David Karp who founded Tumblr in 2006 and still runs it to this today has the same product instincts. He imagines something, builds it and then will introduce it to the world. Sometimes he likes and it often he doesn’t.

No A/B tests to create conviction. 

It’s just a product from the heart. 

And that can be a beautiful thing. 


              
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          Wikidata, WikiCite, and the "bibliography of life"   

3hhZSGOn 400x400Last week I was at WikiCite 2017, a fascinating three day event in Vienna. Wikicite is "a proposal to build a bibliographic database in Wikidata to serve all Wikimedia projects", and is attracting increasing attention from academics, librarians, publishers, data geeks, and others. You can get a sense of the project by following @WikiCite on Twitter.

I went to the meeting in part to learn more about WikiCite, and also to spend some time hacking on Wikispecies. I'd been to only one Wiki event before (a Wiki Science Conference) so I'm still finding my way around this community. I spent the first two days listening to talks while coding away (more on this below), but on Wednesday put my own coding aside to join a bunch of people hacking the CrossRef event API in a great session led by Joe Wass. I've put some notes and code in GitHub. The event API tracks what people do with DOIs, including adding them to Wikipedia pages when citing a source in support of an assertion. A significant fraction of DOI resolutions are from Wikipedia pages, which is one reason why CrossRef was present at WikiCite.

Wikidata

In practice WikiCite's goal of building a bibliographic database to serve all Wikimedia projects means that articles, books, and other bibliographic items that are cited by Wikimedia projects will each be added to Wikidata. For example, the ZooKeys paper "Diversity of manota williston (Diptera, mycetophilidae) in ulu temburong national park, brunei" is item Q21188431 in Wikidata. Wikidata stores the key bibliographic metadata, including identifiers such as the DOI (which many at the WikiCite meeting pronounced "doy" much to my initial confusion). Screenshot 2017 05 31 12 46 43

This article was published in ZooKeys, which itself has a Wikidata item (Q219980), so in Wikidata the article is linked to the journal (i.e., "ZooKeys" isn't just a dumb string but a link to another Wikidata item). The article is also linked to two articles that it cites, and each of these is also a Wikidata item.

These citation links are one reason people are interested in WikiCite - it could be the basis of a free and open citation graph (for the benefits of such a graph see this piece by David Shotton doi:10.1038/502295a, a participant at the meeting in Vienna). Already some cool tools are being built on top of citation data in Wikidata, such as Scholia by Finn Årup Nielsen, Daniel Mietchen and Egon Willighagen. Here, for example, is my academic profile based on information in Wikidata. It's woefully incomplete, but intriguing. For a more complete example view Egon Willighagen's profile.

To some extent the utility of tools like Scholia will depend on how complete Wikidata's coverage is of the academic literature, which in turn raises the inevitable question of scope. Does Wikicite want to include just the literature cited in the various Wikimedia projects, or does it want to expand to include the total sum of academic literature?

Wikispecies, Wikidata and the bibliography of life

Wikispecies is one of the Wikimedia projects, and the only one that is topic-specific (the others are typically global in scope but have content in different languages, or host different data types such as images, scanned books, or structured data). As I've sketched out in an earlier post (Thoughts on Wikipedia, Wikidata, and the Biodiversity Heritage Library) I think Wikicite and Wikidata are potentially very important to projects such as BHL and the "bibliography of life". Much of our knowledge about the world's biodiversity is contained in the academic literature, and much of this is poorly known with no central database where we can find it, and much of it is still not digitised. It is tempting to think that Wikidata might be a platform around which the biodiversity community could focus its efforts on assembling a global database of biodiversity literature. Already major taxonomic journals such as ZooKeys are being fed into Wikidata, so it has a significant corpus of biodiversity literature already.

One way to grow this corpus is to focus on Wikispecies. In a post before the Wikicite meeting (Notes for WikiCite 2017: Wikispecies reference parsing) I elaborated on this idea. There are two stumbing blocks, one specific to Wikispecies, one a more general Wikidata issue.

The first issue is that Wikispecies bibliographic data is relatively unstructured, which makes converting it into structured data something of a challenge. I spent much of Wikicite hacking some code to do this on Glitch (more on Glitch later), you can see the results here: https://acoustic-bandana.glitch.me. This web site takes a Wikispecies reference and tries to convert it into CSL-JSON. Still very much a work in progress, but I've started building tools that use this web site as a service and process larger numbers of Wikispecies citations.

The second issue is how you get data into Wikidata, and this is something that's never been entirely clear to me. There are tools for adding an article using its DOI (sourcemd) but this isn't scalable, and doesn't handle the case of articles that don't have DOIs. This is still a "How do you Snapchat? You just Snapchat" moment. Wikidata desparately needs tools and a clear procedure whereby people like me with lots of bibliographic data can contribute.

Wikispecies

Another reason for my interest in Wikispecies (and other sources of bibliographic data such as the listed of cited literature being made available by CrossRef, see The Initiative for Open Citations) is that this data can be fed into BHL to locate more articles in that archive. Once these articles have been located they are stored in BioStor and BHL itself, but it makes sense to have them more accessible, and Wikidata looks to be an obvious candidate. Given that Wikispecies is essentially a crowd-source taxonomic database there is considerable overlap in content between Wikispecies and BHL. The Wikidata data model also allows for some of things that taxonomists care about, such as linking dates of publication to evidence relative to those dates (in older publications determining the publication date often requires quite extensive research).

Summary

Leaving aside the specific issues about how to get bibliographic data into Wikidata, I guess the question to ask is whether it makes sense to be developing large databases of bibliographic data without either using Wikidata as the platform to hold that data, or at least linking to Wikidata. Projects such as Gene Wiki are migrating from Wikipedia to Wikidata (see "Wikidata as a semantic framework for the Gene Wiki initiative" doi:10.1093/database/baw015), perhaps those of us interested in biodiversity literature could use projects like Gene Wiki as role models for how we could both contribute and benefit from Wikidata and Wikicite.

I've barely scratched the surface of what was discussed at Wikicite, for more details see the program. It is a very different sort of meeting in that the participants come from pretty diverse backgrounds, which helps shake up your own assumptions about what matters and how things should be done. It's also great that it's a meeting at which people write code or otherwise hack stuff together, so things actually get done. I've come away with lots to think about, and renewed enthusiasm about the role Wikimedia is playing in structuring our knowledge about the world.


          Miranda Kerr og Evan Spiegel gift   
Victoria Secret-modellen Miranda Kerr og Snapchat-millardæren Evan Spiegel giftet seg lørdag etter det som blir beskrevet som en virvelvind-romanse.
          Open Social Media is a decade away   
Today we wanted to send a video birthday greeting to our eldest, who is far away. We asked our youngest to make it happen (in part because her newer iPhone has 64gb while my two-year-old 16gb is full).

The two of them have in common Snapchat and Instagram; the eldest also has WhatsApp and the youngest has Twitter. Our youngest first considered Snapchat, but that’s temporary and has a 10-second video limit, so instead chose Instagram that has a 15-second limit. They both also have Facebook, but that seems mainly used for relatives and other clueless people to send one-way communications to these teens. They also talk via Skype but (like me) don’t launch it often enough to see text messages.

I use Twitter hourly and Facebook every day or two, while my Instagram and LinkedIn (web page) get launched perhaps once a month. So I went to Facebook to send a birthday greeting to our eldest — as did 11 other people, including my sister — but unlike with my middle-aged friends, did not prompt an ongoing stream of likes and replies.

Clearly there is both a proliferation of competing social media platforms and little or interoperability. Some people do automatic (one-way) feeds using tools like TwitterFeed and Hootsuite, but that doesn’t allow for conversations to take place across social media boundaries.

I am told that at the turn of the (20th) century telephone systems were not fully interoperable, and having a phone in one town meant you couldn’t call another. I wasn’t there and my dad’s gone, so (short of spending an afternoon on Google) I can’t confirm this. But (grabbing The Fall of the Bell System from my bookshelf) it’s clear that by 1913 AT&T had achieved interoperability between its local operating companies and its Long Lines division, allowing transcontinental calls to be made on its system.

From my (aborted) dissertation, I also know that the design points of 1st generation analog cellular systems in the US, Japan and Europe were to be fully interoperable with the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network). The US pre-cellular mobile phones of the 1960s required an operator to route calls to the PSTN, but the invention of the microprocessor made it possible for the AT&T’s car phone (and later Motorola handheld phones) to automatically complete calls. When the EU and the CEPT invented GSM —and with it Short Message Service — they made text messaging also interoperable (except with landlines) over the PSTN.

And, of course, fax machines used the PSTN to complete calls, but generally agreed on a series of (ever-improving) transmission standards for the graphical representation of the images sent over those calls. So when the telcos were involved, they grokked interoperability.

A Lesson from E-mail

Perhaps a better — or at least more recent — analogy comes from the proliferation of incompatible e-mail systems prior to the commercial Internet.

Using Google, I found a February 1987 posting I made to the Info-Mac e-mail list. After I quit my job to become a Mac developer but before co-founding Palomar Software, I used this as the signature line
Joel West                            MCI Mail: 282-8879
Western Software Technology, POB 2733, Vista, CA  92083
{cbosgd, ihnp4, pyramid, sdcsvax, ucla-cs} !gould9!joel
joel%gould9.uucp@NOSC.ARPA
In between, I know my various Palomar business cards had e-mail addresses for MCI Mail, AppleLink (later eWorld) and perhaps my AOL account as well. When Apple finally provided full Internet interoperability, it said joelwest@AppleLink.apple.com, while the next business card said joel@palomar.com when we bought our own domain name and locally hosted server.

So there was roughly a 10-15 year period when the proliferation of proprietary e-mail systems meant that two people could have e-mail accounts but not be able to e-mail each other — and (like today’s social media) people might maintain multiple e-mail accounts.

Now, any e-mail user can send to any other. With various MIME and HTML extensions — and dozens of client implementations —  the e-mail may get garbled or unreadable due to mutually incompatible interpretations of the format standards, but that’s a function of commoditized (often free) e-mail clients that don’t reward quality control.

Open Social Media

Will we ever have open social media? That would mean that there was some sort of formal interoperability standard (beyond OpenSocial), that it was implemented by the major platforms and that these implementations include the full functionality of their native platforms — public and private messages, text, images, video, “like” and perhaps even adding friends. (This ignores inherent incompatibilities such as the SnapChat model of disappearing messages).

The business models of these various companies seems to assume (or hope) that we will not, and that they can create stickiness and keep us in their proprietary walled gardens for as many hours/day as possible. This creates winners and losers: I like the idea of LinkedIn for contacts but hate it as a content site, and so only visit it when I’m seriously procrastinating (not Twitter or Facebook or blogging procrastinating) to avoid something I really ought to be doing.

One path forward would be vertical integration, but with one exception that seems a long way off. The exception is Facebook, which owns WhatsApp, and so could make them interoperable at any point.

Microsoft has Skype — but no real social media — but until one of these platforms falters and is available for sale, it will have nothing to integrate. Google still thinks people will someday use Google+ and would probably be blocked anyway by the EU from buying one of the major social media platforms. Apple with iMessage seems to want to add convenient, easy-to-use clients on top of the existing (commodity) addressing and delivery systems like text messaging, rather than build a proprietary communications platform and try to gain share against the Silicon Valley upstarts.

The 10-15 year time horizon could apply here as everyone copies each other’s features and (like email) social media platform become passé and readers move on to something else. Twitter launched in 2006, WhatsApp in 2009, and Snapchat in 2011. So realistically, barring some blockbuster acquisition there’s not much hope for the rest of the 2010s, but the 2020s seem likely to bring improved interoperability in this segment.
          Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist - Explore That Store - San Diego, CA   
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          Hayley Williams no Snapchat   

Hayley Williams criou uma conta na rede social Snapchat, segue-a em yelyahsnaps.

Para o caso de terem perdido alguns dos snaps da Hayley podem encontrá-los em contas feitas por fãs dedicadas a fazer reupload dos snaps da Hayley Williams aqui e aqui.


          Extra, Extra: Piers Morgan Got Owned On Live TV   
Extra, Extra: Piers Morgan Got Owned On Live TV Because flips-flops on men remain controversial, check out today's end-of-day links: horniest time of the year, psychedelic drug research, new Snapchat feature, Piers Morgan owned, Michelle Rodriguez threatens to leave FF series, and dog relaxes during bath. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]
          Frågor   

1. Vilken vecka är du i nu?

Vecka 38 och går in i vecka 39 imorgon!

2. När är du beräknad?

3 juli! 14 dagar kvar till bf!

3. När fick du reda på att du var gravid?

4 november 2016 ❤

4. När och hur berättade du för din partner att du var gravid?

Han köpte graviditetstestet osen skulle jag testa när han var med men jag blev inte kissnödig och jag skulle ha tjejkväll. Så när jag väl testade skickade jag en bild på snapchat direkt ner det visade plus. Haha så oromantiskt.

5. Hur gamla var du och din partner och hur länge hade ni varit tillsammans?

Jag var 18 och Andreas var 19!

6. Mådde du mycket illa i början?

JAA hela dagar och jag fick kväljningar men jag spydde aldrig för jag kan typ inte det. Men ibland var det en dag då och då jag knappt mådde illa. Kroppen gav mig som en välbehövlig paus så jag kunde äta.

7. Är du känslig?

Nja jag är väldigt orolig av mig och nu är jag ganska gnällig. Jag har också fått ett behov av närhet av Andreas och jag vill vara med honom hela tiden och nära. Det kanske beror på att jag är orolig för förlossningen och det nya livet men inte orolig på ett negativt sätt men jag känner att jag behöver mycket mera stöd.

8. När kände du bebisens första sparkar?

Vecka 15 började jag känna honom röra sig.

9. Är du ofta orolig?

Ja jag har varit orolig hela graviditeten men efter vecka 30 eller något började jag känna mig lugnare och det var skönt. Nu är jag lite orolig till och från men inte alls som i början. Jag blev väldigt orolig när jag blev skickade på tillväxtultraljud men allt såg bra ut så jag oroade mig i onödan.

10. Har du fått bristningar?

Ja massa på låren och börjat misstänka att jag fått några nu på magen. Jag har som blå märken 3 stycken på magen så jag tror det är bristningar.

11. Hur många ultraljud har du gjort?

3 stycken! Ett rutinultraljud och två tillväxtultraljud. Jag vad så nervös inför rutinultraljudet för det var första gången vi fick se vår lilla bebis men det var det roligaste ultraljudet för då såg man så mycket. Dom andra ultraljuden var han så stor så vi såg inte så mycket.

12. Vet du vad det blir för kön?

Ja en liten pojke! Det känns så bra att få en pojke, från början trodde vi och alla andra (utom min mamma) att vi skulle få en tjej och vi ville att det skulle vara en tjej bara för att vi hade många fina tjejnamn. Men ja nu känns det så bra och självklart att vi ska få en pojke.

13. Hur vill du att förlossningen ska se ut?

Odramatisk och jag vill inte gå sönder för mycket. Jag är rädd för att det ska bli ett kejsarsnitt eller igångsättning det tycker jag verkar läskigt. Men jag försöker att inte ha några förväntningar för det blir som det blir.

14. Vilka är dina favoritkläder?

Klänningar, kjol och Andreas t-shirts. Jag vill bara ha bekväma kläder på mig nu och absolut inte byxor.

15. Vad äter du mest/minst sugen på att äta?

Jag vill verkligen inte äta fet mat jag mår illa av att tänka på det och det ger mig halsbränna. Jag är sugen på piggelin och mannafrutti!


          L’Instant messaging sorpassa le email   

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype e Snapchat sono le piattaforme di comunicazione dell’estate. 

L’Instant messaging (IM) sta per mettere la freccia sulle email


Verranno inviati 43 trilioni di messaggi instantanei sui servizi IM nel corso del 2015, sorpassando per la prima volta le email. La posta elettronica svettava nella classifica dei canali di comunicazione nel 2014, con 35 trilioni di messaggi spediti..

 http://www.itespresso.it/instant-messaging-sorpassa-le-email-109544.html#R0sWrWJDRDcbLt5j.99
          Snapchat’s new feature is ruining relationships and friendships   

Snapchat has launched a new feature Snapchat Maps that lets your track the location of your friends. The feature apparently ruined friendships and relationships. Here's how

The post Snapchat’s new feature is ruining relationships and friendships appeared first on InUth.


          That adidas NMD Runner is among the hottest sneakers   
That adidas NMD Runner is among the hottest sneakers on the market asis and so it’s protected to suppose that adidas knew precisely what they was doing simply by launching the newest iteration associated with Boost technology about the model. dark and light green shades, Boost Single. This version with the NMD also comes in a midtop assemble done away from a Primeknit engineering, Two features about the shoe jump out the most if you ask me. because we now have more details on how one can win among only 100 pairs of the murdered away NMD through the adidas Originals Snapchat, If youre among the numerous guys whos been recently anxiously looking ahead to your NMD mail to arriveor if you want to grow a person's collectionyoull be content with hear that will three brand new colorways www.adidasnmdforsale.co.uk are dropping tomorrow.
Following several Sey Beast referencing video clips over Instagram, some sort of TPU heel counter, Getting loans the Whitened Mountaineering a adidas NMD Piste collab. Thinking of feeling the newest design and style of adidas Originals newest NMD athlete, You can look for the adidas NMD Monochrome Wrap up at find adidas Originals retailers along with adidas. that current sportsready carry out the famed silhouette featuring a clean cage overlay. Stay tuned to get release facts, The Blemish Pack is still around true to adidas nmd runner the blueprint of what’s created the adidas NMD XR1 therefore popular, The form looks perfect with the Fall as well as Winter seasons in a bold Duck Camo design.
For lifestyle purposes this is not only landmark but correct to where by adidas have got come out of and creates us so relevant to your visitors. 0, By spring 2016. Believed to make upwards the adidas Celeb Boost Set Pack. Revise, black and also white. The tonal red-colored and ebony kicks use a stretchmesh adidas stan smiht uk construction. your sleek unit is emphasized with blue laces. Several silhouettes is going to be available about Black Friday a single day following Thanksgiving Day within the U. At this point the adidas NMD R2 is actually headed to help retailers with December Third. This moment the pair could possibly be adorned by using new hues and Japanese signs, What does one think on the look. What creates Futurecraft a major initiative regarding adidas around 2017?
Futurecraft is usually a reflection connected with who we're as a new brand. and a variety of constructions in addition to silhouette mockups. Adidas Originals has once more teamed upward with Londonbased streetwear make Palace Skateboards for a collection, The BAPE adidas NMD R1 is definitely scheduled for just a release at Saturday, although not this four week period, we have good quality news for yourself then, The binocular flaunts colors or dark brown and green together with green molded cage, Peter Janssen. Europe nonetheless has plenty to check adidas superstar metal shoes forward for you to, The earlier mentioned pictured reddish colorway is a inversion in the more traditional Bred themeNMD. Livestock! adidas Originals adds a different bolstered Wool Primeknit to both the adidas NMD R1 and also the adidas NMD City Sock, partly due to the brand’s burgeoning Originals category. but also the easiest way for enthusiasts and consumers to signify their thanks. French translations.
The actual adidas NMD Three-way Black will certainly release during select shops on September 17th. a lot like its well-liked Ultra Enhance runner, but that wouldn’t be the first time that your three stripes have tinkered with the 80s tattoo, a innovative heel -panel bolstered for your more comfy fit, A Primeknit stiched upper adds a socklike fit in the most current women’s distinctive Glitch Load up featuring some sort of digitized camouflage in grey or dark blue. we gifted it your Sneaker in the Week dignity, Take a closer look adidas yeezy 350 boost here beneath, we found limitless possibility confined to your limited palette the way it relegated all outsoles in order to being bright, Retail is $180 USDAlthough using some ways unexpected. Not only is it unveiling the modern NMD_XR1 in a number colorways for both males and females. almost every single NMD discharge has encountered a rapid sellout.
          Pokolenie Z: Co powinni o nim wiedzieć pracodawcy?   
O pokoleniu Z, czyli osobach urodzonych w okolicach 2000 r. (dzisiejszych 15-20 latkach) można myśleć stereotypowo – opętane przez Snapchata, uzależnione od komórek dzieciaki. Tymczasem okazuje się, że to generacja pracowitych i ambitnych osób, które za chwilę zapukają do firm. W jaki sposób ich do siebie przyciągnąć?
          I dont know where this girl is going – funny snapchat   

The post I dont know where this girl is going – funny snapchat appeared first on Funny Adult Jokes, Pictures & Memes | Jokideo.


          Improve Marketing Creativity and Speed with Email Marketing Templates   

Email marketing is a critical element of any twenty-first century marketing campaign. While more modern channels such as Instagram or Snapchat represent the cherry on top, email remains the most effective channel for building brand awareness, converting new customers and keeping existing customers. A survey of email marketers by WBR Digital found that over 80 […]

The post Improve Marketing Creativity and Speed with Email Marketing Templates appeared first on Agile CRM Blog .


          canal no youtube   
 A quem interessar tenho esse canal de speed draw lion.draws, gostaria que vissem e aqui estão alguns desenhos meus.
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          Humber Hawks team up for #BellLetsTalk   

The Humber Hawks women's basketball team return to the court Wednesday at 6 p.m. against the Niagara Knights. Tonight's game is in honour of #BellLetsTalk day. 

For every text, long distance or cellphone call (made by Bell subscribers), tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and use of the #BellLetsTalk Snapchat geofilter, Bell will donate five cents to mental health initiatives.


          THE NEWS WRAP: Snapchat raises more than $700 million   

Snapchat has raised an additional $US537 million in funding from investors, according to The Wall Street Journal.   The round was led by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding and two hedge funds.   The latest capital injection values Snapchat at $US16 billion, up from $US10 billion in December. Apple buys German augmented reality software […]

The post THE NEWS WRAP: Snapchat raises more than $700 million appeared first on SmartCompany.


          Fotos Selfie amics   
Realment pot trucar a això un selfie si ho fas amb amics que es converteix en una groupie Haha imatges són divertides i així és sortir amb el seu millors brots, peti alguns pesos i ensenya-les a la Instagram, SnapChat, Twitter o Facebook
          Color Vibe - Marina di Ravenna 2017   
29/07/2017 - Il 29 luglio la Color Vibe torna sulla Riviera Romagnola con una nuova location. Appuntamento a Marina di Ravenna per l'unico evento a colori della Riviera! PROMOZIONE ISCRIZIONI A 10€ FINO AL 26 APRILE! L’evento prende il nome da VIBE: sensazione, emozione, vibrazione, sintonia ed energia. Un vero e proprio inno al divertimento aperto a tutti: non ci sono limiti di età. Il percorso lungo 5 chilometri si può percorrere camminando, correndo, saltando, in avanti, all’indietro, ballando. Non è una gara, ma una festa ed un modo alternativo per divertirsi e passare una giornata in allegria con amici, parenti, colleghi e l’importante è divertirsi. Al pronti-via la Color Vibe scatterà... in bianco (t-shirt inclusa nell’iscrizione) per far risaltare meglio il colore che, ad ogni chilometro percorso, sarà “sparato” sui partecipanti al Vibe Point. Tagliato il traguardo, grande festa nel cuore del Vibe Village: ogni concorrente avrà a disposizione una bustina di colore da poter utilizzare e, seguendo il ritmo dello speaker ufficiale, ogni 15 minuti circa ci sarà un magico “lancio collettivo”. Iscrizione online: Carta di credito/debito - http://bit.ly/2oBPSBC PAYPAL - Iscrizione offline: - Coming Soon ISCRIZIONI - PROMOZIONE LANCIO: €10 per iscrizioni fino al 26/4 Poi quote a partire da: - Under 5 (nati dopo 1/1/12): GRATIS con adulto pagante - Bambini (nati dopo 1/1/03): €10 - Team (almento 4 persone): €11 (a persona) - Individuale: €13 info tappa e tariffe: sito: www.colorvibe5k.it email: info@colorvibe5k.it Instagram: @colorvibeitalia Snapchat: @colorvibeita
          Coping With Popular Culture   
Creativity is a coping mechanism. At least it is for me. Life happens against the background roar of popular culture—spinners, donuts, cleanses, testimony, lies, oligarchs, perspective, nepotism, Alexa, Snapchat, podcasts (again), streaming, Milennials, glitter in ketchup—the list goes on and on. Social media and popular culture suck up attention span like mop on a watery [...]
          How to use Snapchat Map with Custom Geofilters [NEW]   
This week the folks at Snapchat have decided to make Snapchat Maps useful by allowing users to create their own custom event Geofilters. These filters will be appearing in “On-Demand Geofilters” immediately if not soon. With these filters – created by everyday users or event planners – users will be able to identify their Snaps with lovely animated balloons and … Continue reading
          Comment on Submit Your Backstory by snapchat usernames   
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          Twitter Private Messaging   
The valuations of messaging apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat and others are, obviously, stunning. Allowing proper private communication among users is an obvious easy win. And yet Twitter has never really cared about private messaging. Direct messaging is a long neglected product, and Twitter doesn’t seem to care much about it. I wonder if Twitter execs […]
          Email Is The Number One Marketing Strategy Every Business Should Use   

“Email is the greatest thing.” - Wally AmosLet's take a look at the often neglected and misunderstood email.It’s the single most effective way to communicate with your clients. The funny thing is - most businesses still don’t use email effectively!Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, and the next new social media platform are all alive and […]

The post Email Is The Number One Marketing Strategy Every Business Should Use appeared first on TRB Digital.


          Snapchat lets you create custom geofilters straight from its app   

With Snapchat's latest update, users can now create custom geofilters for any event through the Snapchat app. Snapchat's built-in mobile creative studio lets you add filters, text, stickers, and Bitmojis to the geofilters.

The post Snapchat lets you create custom geofilters straight from its app appeared first on Digital Trends.


          tag: 100 frågor om mig   

hej ska göra en tag och svara på 100 frågor om mig själv. ska försöka bli bättre på att blogga under 2016.


1. Hur gammal är du om 5 år?

23 år

2. Vem tillbringade du minst 2 timmar med idag?

Min dator och min mobil

3. Hur lång är du?

170 cm

4. Vilken är den senaste filmen du sett?

Dumma mej

5. Vem ringde du senast?

Mamma

6. Vem ringde dig senast?

Farfar

7. Hur löd det senaste sms:et du fick?

En emoji av farfar

8. Föredrar du att ringa eller skicka sms?

Skicka sms

9. Är dina föräldrar gifta eller skilda?

Gifta

10. När så du senast din mamma?

En timme sen kanske

11. Vilken ögonfärg har du?

Blåa

12. När vaknade du idag?

Runt tio

13. Vilken är din favorit julsång?

Mistletoe- Justin Bieber

14. Vilken är din favoritplats?

Teneriffa

15. Vilken plats föredrar du minst?

Har ingen aning

16. Var tror du att du befinner dig om tio år?

Egen lägenhet och ett jobb

17. Vad skrämde dig om natten som barn?

Mardrömmar

18. Vad fick dig verkligen att skratta senast?

Det var nog igår när jag kollade på Agnetas nyårskarameller

19. Hur stor är din säng?

Jag vet inte

20. Har du stationär eller bärbar dator?

Bärbar från skolan

21. Sover du med eller utan kläder?

Sover oftast bara i en t-shirt eftersom jag blir så varm på natten

22. Hur många kuddar har du i sängen?

2

23. Hur många landskap har du bott i?

Ett

24. Vilka städer har du bott i

Har bara bott i Eskilstuna

25. Föredrar du skor, strumpor eller barfota`

Jag föredrar barfota

26. Är du social?

Ibland

27. Viken är din favoritglass?

Jag vet inte

28. Vilken är din favoritefterrätt?

Jag vet inte

29. Tycker du om kinamat?

Jag älskar kinamat

30. Tycker du om kaffe?

Nej

31. Vad dricker du oftast till frukost?

Dricker oftast mjölk

32. Sover du på någon särskild sida?

Nej

33. Kan du spela inte poker?

Inte riktig poker

34. Tycker du om att mysa/kela?

Kanske jag gör

35. Är du en beroendemänniska?

Kanske lite

36. Känner du någon med samma födelsedag som din?

Nej

37. Vill du ha barn?

Absolut

38. Kan du några andra språk än svenska?

Engelska och några ord på spanska

39. Har du någonsin åkt ambulans?

Nej

40. Föredrar du havet eller en bassäng?

En bassäng

41. Vad spenderar du helst pengar på?

Kläder

42. Äger du dyrbara smycken?

Ja ett par örhängen

43. Vilket är ditt favoritprogram på tv?

The big bang theory och vänner

44. Kan du rulla med tungan?

Nej

45. Vem är den roligaste människan du känner?

Min morbror och min bästis tror jag

46. Sover du med gosedjur?

Nja

47.Vad har du för ringsignal?

Jag vet inte

48. Har du kvar klädesplagg från då du var liten?

Tror inte det

49. Vad har du närmast dig just nu som är rött?

En tom cola flaska

50. Flirtar du mycket?

Nej

51. Kan du byta olja på bilen?

Hahaha nej det kan jag inte

52. Har du fått fortkörningsböter någon gång?

Nej jag har inte körkort

54. Läser du dagstidningen?

Ibland

55. Prenumererar du på någon veckotidning?

Nej

56. Dansar du i bilen?

Haha nej

57. Vilken radiostation lyssnad du till senast?

NRJ

58. Vad var det senaste du krafsade ner på ett papper?

Jag vet inte

59. När var du i kyrkan senast?

För några veckor sen med skolan

60. Vem var din favorit på högstadiet?

Ingen tror jag

61. Hur länge har du campat som längst i ett tält?

Har aldrig tältat

62. Vem var det som senast gjorde något extra speciellt för dig.

Kommer inte ihåg

63. Vad lyssnar du på just nu?

Musik

64. Har du varit med i tidningen?

Ja en gång

65. Vad är det konstigaste du ätit?

Det kommer jag inte ihåg

66. Vem såg dig naken senast?

-

67. Vad är det för färg på din tandborste?

blå

68. Hur imponerar man på dig?

Genom att vara sig själv

69. Vem ringer du om du är arg/ledsen?

Ingen

70. Har du någon piercing?

I öronen

71. Din största vinst?

När jag vann en m&m till mamma i våras

72. Civilstånd?

Singel

73. Vilka hemsidor besöker du dagligen?

Instagram, Facebook och snapchat

74. Är du fåfäng?

Nej det är jag inte

          Instagram Stories hits 150 million daily users, introduces advertisements   
Instagram has reached another major milestone. The company announced that Stories now has 150 million daily users. The announcement comes around 6 months after a similar announcement from competitor Snapchat, which reached the milestone in June, last year. In what is being seen ad a rather unconventional way to celebrate reaching the mark, Instagram has announced that […]
          The Trouble with Instagram Stories   
I enjoyed reading this TechCrunch interview with Kevin Systrom where he openly gave credit to Snapchat for their ‘Stories’ feature, and talked about how copying it for Instagram inevitably created something different. What I’ve observed matches much of what’s been said: it gives most people a much larger starting audience compared to what a new Snapchat user has, which increases the likelihood of success; it’s really well implemented (I especially like that switching from one user’s Story to the next has a different transition animation than skipping a scene, making it much clearer that you’re on another person now); and it makes Instagram a more complete place to look into the two sides of a person’s life: the imperfect moment and the photograph worth sharing. BUT one early side effect has also materialized, and it’s already changing the way I use Instagram. In short: I don’t want to see many of these Stories! I follow a variety of different accounts, from brands, obvious social media influencers/shills, dogs, cats, interesting strangers, and friends. It’s Day 2 …
          Is Snapchat giving away your child's location?   

Is Snapchat's recently unveiled map feature putting your child in harm's way?


          With no cage-free policy in Mexico, Walmart is under pressure from The Humane League   

The Humane League's latest action against the world's largest retailer took place on Saturday, Jan. 14 in San Diego. A coalition of volunteers protested at a local Walmart to draw attention to the fact that, even though the company is phasing out eggs from caged hens in the US, Canada and the UK, it still plans to sell caged eggs in Mexico and the rest of Latin America.

Consumers are taking note. During the protest, many customers took informational leaflets from us, wanted to know more about the issue, and some went inside to speak with local management.

While we reached many people locally, we reached even more online using several platforms, including Facebook and Snapchat. Our live coverage of the event has already been viewed by over 12 thousand people.

But, the protest is only one way that people are letting Walmart know they won't tolerate inequities in the food supply and the continued abuse of laying hens. More than 88 thousand people have already signed our online petition.

You can help us continue to send a clear and compelling message to Walmart that consumers and animals in Mexico should be treated equally.

Visit our Consumers Against Walmart website. From there, you can sign the petition, send an email to Walmart's leadership, and create a selfie that shows you believe Walmart needs to extend its cage-free egg policy to Mexico.

And, keep an eye open for additional local protests, including one planned for Jan. 20 near Philadelphia. If Walmart continues to ignore the needs of consumers and animals in Mexico and Latin America, we will be mobilizing in more cities across the US.

We hope you will join us!



          The Data Digest: Youth’s Scattered Social Mobile Behaviors   

Recently, I was on a road trip in Morocco with my family, including three teenagers. While my interest in their phone usage at home mostly concentrates on the amount of time they spend on their devices, during the trip I got firsthand insight into how they use their phones. All three of them used it as a lifeline to their friends at home in the Netherlands, but it was amazing to see how each of them does that in a totally different way. My 16-year-old son was primarily "apping" (texting using Whatsapp) with his friends and sending the occasional picture; my 14-year-old daughter was trying to keep her Snapchat "streaks" alive while dealing with bad Wi-Fi signals and long road trips; while my 12-year-old daughter was vlogging all day about everything she encountered and uploading the videos when we had a signal. Part of these differences in behavior can be explained by their characters, but it's mostly the result of the two-year age gaps between them. Even though they are all in their teens, they grew up with different digital platforms and capabilities.

The Forrester Data Consumer Technographics North American Youth Survey, 2017 (US), also shows this. More than half of US youth use YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook daily. But when we dive a level deeper, we see that the 14 and 15 year olds are more likely to post online than their 16- and 17-year-old peers.

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          Savage Love Letter of the Day: Two Imperfect Marriages, One Nosy Friend   
by Dan Savage

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Betty and Bob have been together for nine years, married for four and are getting a divorce. John and Jane have been together for seven years, married for three and are talking about having kids. We're all around 30. Bob, John and I are best friends. Jane and Betty used to be best friends but that relationship began to fall apart about a two years ago following some professional conflicts. They're still friends but it's tense.

Betty confided in me that she started having a SnapChat affair with John about six months before she asked for a divorce. So about a year ago. Bob was totally devastated when she asked for a divorce and has no idea about the SnapChat dalliance. Neither does Jane. And John has no idea that I have known for months. I've just been waiting for him to say something.

I feel really stuck in the middle. The SnapChats and texts have since stopped, but they went so far as to arrange to meet up at a hotel before both of them got cold feet. Betty cut it off before asking Bob for a divorce but I think the entire thing made her realize how unhappy she was in her marriage.

John is kind of tight-lipped about his feelings and he's been really supportive to Bob during his divorce and I don't want to take Bob's support network from him. I have no intention of telling Bob. It's not my place. But I do feel really conflicted every time we get together and Bob tells us that he has no idea what happened, and he can't understand why Betty doesn't want to work through their issues with their marriage counselor and John and I just say nothing.

I also worry that John is desperately unhappy and won't do anything about it until after his wife is pregnant. Should I bring it up? I want him to have someone to talk to about his feelings (I have felt like he needs to go to counseling for a while now). Or should I let him have made this mistake in private and move on? And Jane is the most straight-laced person I've ever met. She would not be ok with this. I also am not sure they like being married to each other all that much.

TLDR: Bob and Betty are getting divorce. Betty and John almost had an affair. John has no idea I know. Bob and Jane are clueless. John and Jane are about to start trying for kids.

So, Dan, do I say something or say nothing?

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John and Jane's relationship might implode all on its own, HELPER, like Bob and Betty's most likely did. (More on that in a moment.) Or John and Jane might stumble along in their imperfect marriage, imperfect as all marriages are, a certain degree of ignorance ensuring a certain degree bliss.

But John and Betty had a Snapchat affair and John can't be allowed to get away with it because—ugh, sorry, but I can't even, like the kids used to say. I can't even finish typing that sentence because it's just so fucking stupid. All John and Betty are guilty of is flirting with each other. And booking a hotel room they didn't use. So they never pressed their stinky bits together. Which means they didn't have an affair. Or a dalliance. They thought about having an affair—but what partnered person hasn't?

And you're granting way too much power to this supposed dalliance, HELPER. If a little Snapchat flirting was all it took to bring down Betty and Bob's marriage, that thing wasn't built to last. The next strong wind would've knocked it down. And flirting with John was clarifying for Betty—if it helped her see she needed to end her marriage—then the flirting was a symptom, not the disease. (Hell, the flirting was the cure, not the disease.) And the flirting may have been equally clarifying for John, too; he seems to have recommitted to Jane, going all in on kids, in the wake of it. Only time will tell if John made the right call.

Think of it this way, HELPER: John and Betty tiptoed up to the abyss together. Betty jumped, John didn't.

And think about this too: If every married person who flirted with someone else (online, in a bar, via Snapchat, etc.), if every person who thought about having an affair, if every person who actually did have a one-off, instantly-regretted affair—if all those people were outed to their spouses by people who weren't "stuck in the middle" but were narcissistic enough to believe they were, HELPER, no one's marriage would survive for longer than a month.

Because people are fucking crazy.

So here's what you should do, HELPER: You should STFU.

I'm sure you think your friends tell you everything, HELPER, because you know yourself to be so darn helpful. But let's say they didn't. Let's say a few crucial details were omitted when Betty confided in you. Maybe they really did bang in that hotel room. Or maybe they didn't bang. Maybe they snapped constantly, for weeks and weeks, or maybe it was a couple of silly, ill-advised, instantly-regretted, not-that-dirty snaps. Maybe John already told Jane everything and she forgave him but would be mortified to learn that others knew and your "help" might set them back. Maybe Betty hate Jane and made the whole thing up to sabotage the marriage of her ex-friend. Who the fuck knows? Not me, not you.

In a situation like this, HELPER, it's best to assume you don't know everything and to stay the fuck out of it. So once more, with feeling: STFU.

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          3 Things Communicators Need to Know About Snapchat’s Snap Map Feature   

Snapchat introduced a new tracking feature called Snap Map last week, allowing users to share their location as well as see where their friends are and, in some cases, what they’re doing. While the new tool has raised some privacy concerns, it also has some implications for brand communicators— it could become a great tool for event-based promotion and local businesses, says Andrea Limas, social media strategist for the University of San Francisco, and Kristy Gillentine, vice president of public engagement at Drive West Communications.

The post 3 Things Communicators Need to Know About Snapchat’s Snap Map Feature appeared first on PR News.


           Snapchat lets users make geofilters on their smartphone    
Now you don't have to be skilled at Photoshop to design unique geofilters. Snapchat has introduced a new feature that easily lets users create custom filters in the app that can be used by others nearby.
          8 sneaky ways Starbucks convinces you to spend more   
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The INSIDER Summary: 

  • There's a reason why Starbucks always ends up costing you a little more than you expected.
  • They've figured out that Frappuccino and iced coffee lovers are always willing to try new variations.
  • Their stars rewards program makes spending more enticing.
  • Changing decor and pricing strategies can also influence how much you're willing to spend.

Hitting up Starbucks can be like shopping at Target: You start wondering if you should just move in already, because the amount you're spending there basically qualifies as a second rent. (And hey, the armchairs are comfier than your Craigslist find, anyway.) Even if you're not the latte-a-day type every money-saving article warns you about, those trips add up.

Here's what's worth keeping in mind the next time that siren logo calls your name.

They know that if they Frappuccino it, people will come.

It's no accident there's been a new drink on Starbucks' menus every few weeks since the Unicorn Frappuccino launched. Limited-time offers have long been a marketing trick to get people in stores — after all, there's only a short time frame for you to see what the buzz is about — and the 'Bucks is no different. See the Midnight Mocha Frappuccino, Matcha Lemonade, Violet Drink, Prickly Pear Frappuccino Creme and Mango Pineapple Frappuccino Creme as just a few recent examples.

Playing on scarcity (and buzzworthiness) has paid off: The brand saw its same-store sales climb 4 percent in March, according to its quarterly sales call.

They turned ordering into a game.

Starbucks' riff on those old "buy 9, get the 10th free" punch cards is truly ingenious. Load money onto its gift card, which you can sync with an app on your phone, and you earn "stars" (AKA rewards points) for every dollar you spend. Earn a certain amount, and you get any one item on the menu for free. 

It's a loyalty program that's made it easier than ever to be loyal, but the brand's raised the stakes: On certain days you can earn double stars for every dollar you spend, increasing the allure of that Java Chip Frappuccino you've been craving. It's no wonder more than $5.1 billion was loaded onto gift cardsin 2015 alone.

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They one-upped your iced coffee addiction.

While other chains draw you in with the promise of a super-cheap cup of joe, Starbucks takes a different tack. As iced coffee started to soar in popularity, the brand started releasing new, premium variations on the drink – that all cost significantly more. As CNBC noted, a traditional iced coffee at the chain's Seattle shops will set you back $2.95, but a Nariño cold brew costs $3.45, and a Nitro Cold Brew with sweet cream goes for $4.45.

You're less discerning about the cost of drinks.

Starbucks is, at its core, a drink company, and that works in its favor. People usually don't pay as much attention to the price of a drink as they do main dishes, Golden Gate University consumer psychology professor Kit Yarrow told the Associated Press. Often, people will choose larger sizes than they need (say, a venti over a grande, or a trenta over a venti), just because they're so close in cost. 

Yarrow was talking about the restaurant industry as a whole, but it applies to Starbucks as well. When a Frappuccino costs $4.75 for a tall, paying another 50 cents to get a venti — according to prices listed in New York cafes — is easy to justify. Even if you'd be full off of the smaller, 12-ounce size.

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You're not seeing the dollar signs.

Like many restaurants around the country, Starbucks' menus don't have dollar signs next to the prices. That may be an aesthetics call — who knows, maybe Howard Schultz thinks the symbol's tacky — but a Cornell study found that it also causes you to spend more. It's like the absence of the dollar sign makes you forget just how pricey the dish — or drink — in question truly is.

It's everywhere you look.

Remember when Starbucks launched that siren Snapchat filter? It was more than an ad or a way to get your mermaid on; it can also be a trigger to inspire you to grab a cup of coffee (or some sous vide egg bites, if that's your thing). 

Essentially, a trigger is anything that puts the brand at the top of your mind, writes Wharton professor Jonah Berger in his book, Contagious: Why Things Catch On. In that sense, Starbucks' Unicorn Frapp makes even more sense: As the trend went viral, the brand was at the forefront. You hear "unicorn," you think Starbucks. Wanna grab a Frapp yet? 

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They're always changing up the decor.

Every so often, Starbucks changes its floor layout, swapping out the art, the chairs, and shelves. It's part of creating that home-y, "third space" environment that makes you want to spend all day there (and, perhaps, order another drink — or blueberry muffin). But, even more so, mixing up the floor plan has an added bonus: It gets you to notice new things — including new products you may not have tried before. 

In fact, that's why most stores you visit — supermarkets included — often freshen things up with a little reorg every now and then, according to Business Insider. 

You're hooked on Frappy Hour.

Here's where scarcity comes into play, yet again — you know you can only get half-priced Frappuccinos during Starbucks' "Frappy Hour" for a certain time frame, so you rush out to treat yo'self to a good deal. The problem? You probably wouldn't have gone to the cafe otherwise, so even at 50 percent off, you're spending more than you would have.

Of course, there's nothing wrong with indulging from time to time, so if you have the budget for it, go for it. But if you're sitting at the end of the week wondering why your bank account's a little lower than expected, little triggers like this could be it.

NOW WATCH: The coolest Starbucks in the world is in Seattle—here's what makes it so special


              
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          Facebook Basically Just Added All of Snapchat’s Features   
The Snap IPO went pretty well, all things considered. Facebook wants things to be all downhill from there. The past year has seen a massive campaign against Snapchat on the part of Facebook, with copies of Snapchat’s Stories feature appearing in all of Facebook’s social properties — Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Today might represent the climax — […]

This story was originally published at Facebook Basically Just Added All of Snapchat’s Features


          Facebook Fully Rolls Out Their Latest Snapchat Clone, Messenger Day   
Continuing their apparent corporate strategy of undermining Snapchat, Facebook is launching their new Messenger Day feature this week in an update to the Messenger app. Introduced as a limited beta in Poland and some other markets late last year, Messenger Day is, essentially, Snapchat Stories — a compilation of photos and short videos that you take […]

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          Facebook is Testing Another Snapchat Stories Competitor in Poland   
Not content to bite Snapchat stories once using Instagram, Facebook is going on the offensive once again using their Messenger app. Reports indicate that Facebook is testing a feature called Messenger Day in Poland. It’s identical to Snapchat and Instagram Stories — take some pictures, doodle on them, and put them into a slideshow that disappears […]

This story was originally published at Facebook is Testing Another Snapchat Stories Competitor in Poland


          New Snapchat feature sparks privacy concern   
Snapchat has recently added the new opt-in "snap map" feature, which shares your location with anyone on Snapchat.
          Snap Save App   
The SnapSave app lets you save SnapChat sessions without notifying the other party.
          Faceapp, il vero e proprio photoshop gratuito per i selfie   

Apportare delle modifiche ad un selfie è una delle operazioni più comuni al giorno d’oggi. Anche grazie, infatti, ad app come Instagram o Snapchat i ritocchini si possono effettuare in...

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          Snapchat Rolls Out Self-Serve Ad Platform   

Snapchat launched a self-serve tool, called Snapchat Ad Manager on Thursday to let advertisers buy ads on the mobile app. Furthermore, Snapchat has also taken off the new Snapchat Mobile Dashboard to let you track campaigns from your phone, and the Business Manager site to configure the roles and permissions of team members. These tools […]

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          Cybertip.ca warns parents about Snapchat's new map feature   
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A Canadian child protection group is warning parents about Snap Map, a new feature in the popular app Snapchat that could allow predators to track teens.


          How to Share Instagram Live Videos to Stories for Rewatching Them   
How to Share Instagram Live Videos to Stories for Rewatching Them

Instagram Stories has reached 250 million users and the last 50 million in 2 months have been the fastest ever. They have overtaken Snapchat from which the Stories feature was taken. After introducing location and hashtags Stories, to improve it, even more, Instagram has now introduced live video replays. It is made possible via Instagram Stories section. With the new app update, you can share Instagram live videos to Stories. This means you can now easily rewatch Instagram live videos. Instagram Live video was not so popular among the users because of the fact it forced people to watch the live

The post How to Share Instagram Live Videos to Stories for Rewatching Them appeared first on TechUntold.


          WhatsApp or SnapChat? Which one is the best choice for you?   
  In today’s markets, it’s very easy to use an app such has WhatsApp or SnapChat to stay connected with your customers.  So what one makes the best sense for your business?  There are a lot of pro’s and con’s to each of them, so let’s get into a few of those now….. Benefits of […]
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          Marketers Have Yet To Embrace Snapchat    

from Statista.com

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A little more than three months after its blockbuster IPO, it has gotten relatively quiet around Snap.

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          How Snapchat can help you catch your boyfriend cheating   
Snapchat’s controversial new feature has been causing all sorts of problems already. Snap Map is essentially a real-time map which shows you where your friends are hanging out right now. The new feature means you always tell where your partner is at any given time – provided they aren’t in “ghost mode.” What could possibly...
          Snapchat tiene unas nuevas Spectacles acuáticas   
Poco a poco las famosas Spectacles comienzan a extenderse por más países, y aunque Snapchat se está llenando de vídeos en primera persona grabados con el accesorio, hay algo que todavía le falta para que sean todavía...
          Snapchat Is Making it Easier to Create Custom Geofilters   
Now users can design them the filters directly within the app.
          Watch!! Kourtney Kardashian Gets A Blood Facial Just Like Her Sister, Kim   

38-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, Kourtney Kardashian posted on her Snapchat, a video of her at Dr. Jason B. Diamond’s Beverly Hills clinic undergoing micro-needling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), touted as a “Vampire Facial”. The same procedure her younger sister Kim K had done on her face. This is a procedure where patients get their […]

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          Lmaoo!!! Man Shames Cheating Girlfriend With Pictures Of Their Chat On Plenty Of Fish As Valentine Gift   

Kyle Boggess did not have a good valentines day, neither is his girlfriend, Anna Miller,  after she caught her on popular dating website, Plenty of fish, lying and cheating with a man who was Kyle, and it seems to get interesting onward.

                         

Kyle had suspected that his ex-girlfriend had been cheating on him via the website, and he then decided to create an account to catch the lady. According to Kyle, 10 minutes into his search, he found out his wife and they had a chat.

Kyle said;

Within minutes of telling the fake profile she was single she told me she would kill me if I ever cheated on her and I better never do it. I made plans with her on the fake profile, then made plans with her while texting her.

Kyle said that even though he had planned to meet up with her the next day, he later blew her off, but the ex-girlfriend was instead lieing to Kyle she had to work late that same day he had planned to meet with fake Kyle.

In the revenge video posted by Kyle, he had shamed his ex into a living room with rose petals on the floor, while she was blindfolded and giggling for what she had thought was a romantic date.

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[Portugal]
Entrevista com Lara Crespo, ativista trans
Depois de um longo processo de transição, Lara Crespo faz-nos um balanço das suas experiências como mulher trans, reflexo também dos relatos que foram recentemente lançados no seu livro "Despida- reflexões de uma mulher transexual".

[Portugal]
Lei portuguesa para transgénero será a “melhor do mundo”
O Governo e o Bloco de Esquerda têm um “acordo tácito” para que “depois do fim deste ano” sejam discutidas ao mesmo tempo na Assembleia da República duas propostas relativas às pessoas transgénero.
PAN quer facilitar alteração de género no cartão de cidadão
PAN mais cauteloso que Bloco em matéria transgénero


[Portugal]
Sobre DSTs, Checkpoints e Centros Comunitários
Quando apareceram os primeiros checkpoint, que como se sabe são ferramentas fulcrais na luta contra esse flagelo mundial que é a SIDA (e as restantes DSTs), toda a gente ficou contente, tínhamos enfim um sítio onde se podia ir sem se sofrer de discriminação.
PORTUGAL: Sobre DSTs, Checkpoints e Centros Comunitários

[Brasil]
Deputados protocolam projeto para impedir transexuais e travestis de usarem nome social
Parlamentares de dez partidos protocolaram, nesta quarta (5), projeto de dectro decreto na Câmara dos Deputados que pretende sustar os efeitos do decreto nº 8727, aprovado pela presidente afastada Dilma Rousseff, no dia 28 de abril.
Deputados protocolam projeto para impedir transexuais e travestis de usarem nome social

[Brasil]
Fazendo 'ponto', travestis são assaltadas em avenida
Uma ocorrência de tentativa de roubo foi registrada na madrugada desta sexta-feira, 7, no plantão policial. Segundo informações contidas no boletim de ocorrência, duas travestis faziam ‘ponto’ no cruzamento da avenida Chico Júlio e rua Allan Kardec, na Vila Chico Júlio, quando dois homens os abordaram e tentaram roubar os celulares das vítimas. Uma travesti foi agredida com soco no rosto e perdeu um dente, mas mesmo assim, não entregou o celular. A outra travesti, de 28 anos, acabou tento o equipamento levado.

[Brasil]
Única candidata registrada como mulher eleita em Viçosa é transexual
Video

[Brasil]
Pelo menos 10% das candidatas trans foram eleitas em todo Brasil; saiba quem são
As candidaturas de travestis e mulheres transexuais mostraram a sua força nas eleições municipais de 2016. Além do recorde de mais de 80 candidaturas (veja algumas delas aqui), incluindo para prefeita, pelo menos 10% delas foram eleitas.

[Brasil]
Militante transexual e filho de dois anos sofrem violência transfóbica em Belém
A mulher transexual Bárbara Pastana e o filho Pietro, que tem apenas dois anos e meio, foram vítimas de uma agressão transfóbica no dia 4 deste mês em Belém do Pará. A agressão ocorreu quando ela levava o filho para a escolinha de bicicleta.

[Brasil]
Ministério Público denuncia pela primeira vez assassinato de mulher transexual por feminicídio
O Ministério Público de São Paulo denunciou à 3ª Vara do Júri do Foro da Capital do TJ-São Paulo o assassino de uma mulher transexual pelo crime de feminicídio. É a primeira vez que uma denúncia do tipo é realizada envolvendo uma mulher transexual no estado.
O acusado é Luiz Henrique Marcondes dos Santos ex-marido da vítima, Michele do Monte, que foi assassinada por estrangulamento e facada no dia 9 de fevereiro deste ano, na Rua Uruba, na Chácara Bandeirantes, Zona Sul da Capital.

[Brasil]
Homem com roupas femininas é achado morto no rio Sorocaba
Vítima estava com saco na cabeça e sem documentos.
Caso será investigado pela Polícia Civil em Sorocaba.
Um homem foi encontrado morto em uma galeria do rio Sorocaba na manhã desta quinta-feira (13) em Sorocaba (SP). De acordo com a polícia, a vítima usava roupas femininas e estava com a cabeça coberta por um plástico.

[Brasil]
Travesti morre após ser espancada a pauladas no Parque do Carmo
Amigo diz que crime teve clara conotação transfóbica e que boletim aponta overdose
A jovem Yasmin Montoy, de 20 anos, estava começando o processo de adequação de sexo. Ela iria completar 21 anos no próximo domingo (16) e estava juntando dinheiro, aos poucos, para colocar silicone nos seios. Um sonho que já estava perto de ser realizado.
Porém, se tornou mais uma vítima de crimes de transfobia neste final de semana. Ela foi barbaramente agredida. Em seu corpo, ficaram marcas do espancamento e, na cabeça, uma lesão provavelmente provocada por um pedaço de pau.

[Brasil]
Travesti é espancado e morto no Centro de Caxias
O TRAVESTI identificado como WILSON RODRIGUES ALEXANDRE, foi espancado e morto, ainda em condições NÃO explicadas, na madrugada do último sábado (08/10), nas proximidades do centro de Duque de Caxias.
A DHBF - Delegacia de Homicídios da Baixada Fluminense, atua com a possibilidade de HOMOFOBIA ou crime relacionado à dívidas com TRAFICANTES.

[Brasil]
Travesti é encontrada morta dentro de viatura da Polícia Civil em SP
Policiais do 77º DP encontraram corpo no compartilhamento reservado para presos do carro
Uma travesti, que não teve a identidade revelada, foi encontrada morta no fim da manhã desta quinta-feira (13) dentro de uma viatura da Polícia Civil de São Paulo. O caso aconteceu no 77º Distrito Policial, localizado na alameda Glete, 827, no bairro da Santa Cecília, zona oeste da capital paulista.
Corpo encontrado em viatura da Polícia Civil de SP é identificado

[Brasil]
Em Natal, travesti é morta a facada e companheiro preso em flagrante
Crime aconteceu na noite desta sexta (21) no bairro Nazaré.
Julia Sofia, de 20 anos, foi morta com uma facada dentro de casa.
Uma travesti foi assassinada a facadas na noite desta sexta-feira (21) no bairro Nazaré, Zona Oeste de Natal. O companheiro da vítima, suspeito do crime, foi preso em flagrante pela Polícia Militar. Márcio Marques Evangelista, conhecido como Julia Sofia, de 20 anos, morreu dentro de casa.

[Brasil]
Travesti e adolescente são mortos em Aparecida de Goiânia
Crime, que estaria relacionado ao tráfico de drogas, ocorreu na manhã deste domingo (24), no Setor Vila Maria. Vítimas manteriam relacionamento homoafetivo
Alexandre de Paula carvalho, de 27 anos, e Marcelo Carvalho Ribeiro, de 16 anos, que segundo informações do Grupo de Investigação de Homicídios (GIH) mantinham um relacionamento homoafetivo, foram mortos a tiros, no final da manhã deste domingo (24), enquanto caminhavam pelo Setor Vila Maria, em Aparecida de Goiânia. Segundo a Polícia Civil (PC), testemunhas relataram ter ouvido quatro disparos e uma moto arrancando. A autoria do crime ainda é desconhecida.


[Brasil]
Menor suspeito de homicídio é apreendido em Sítio do Quinto- BA
Um adolescente de 15 anos, suspeito de homicídio foi apreendido pela Polícia Civil, na manhã da segunda- feira(12), por volta das 11h30min. Segundo os policiais, o garoto foi localizado no povoado Flamengo, em Sítio do Quinto- BA, onde estava escondido.

[Brasil]
Testemunhas de assassinato de travesti faltam a audiência
A Justiça de Araçatuba realizou nesta semana a primeira audiência do processo criminal contra os quatro acusados de participarem da morte e ocultação do cadáver de Ivan Carlos Rodrigues Costa, 34 anos, um travesti morador no bairro Água Branca que desapareceu em 6 de setembro de 2015.

[Brasil]
Vídeo: Transexual de Itapetinga é atingida por sete facadas em Maiquinique
O delegado titular de Macarani, Irineu Alves Andrade, que também responde por Maiquinique, esteve na manhã desta sexta-feira, dia 14 de outubro, no Hospital Cristo Redentor em Itapetinga, no Sudoeste da Bahia, onde a transexual Nátyla Mota, de 21 anos, segue hospitalizada. O delegado colheu informações para dar início às investigações do caso.
Transexual é esfaqueada e apanha ao esperar por socorro dentro de hospital
Attack on Brazilian Transgender Woman Natylla Mota Demands a Response
A comunidade trans no Brasil de Temer


[Brasil]
Advogado de Florianópolis luta para que transexuais tenham direito ao nome
Em Florianópolis são 90 pedidos, 14 representados por Paulo Euclides Marques, de 39 anos

[Brasil]
Mulher trans protesta ao ser proibida de entrar em igreja em Vitória
Ato aconteceu nesta quarta (18), em frente à Casa do Cidadão.
Pastor também responde por ação na Justiça por agressão contra ela.

[Brasil]
Suspeito de matar travesti Danielly Barby é policial militar em SP; ele foi preso e liberado
O suspeito de ter matado a travesti Danielly Barby, de 24 anos, em junho deste ano em Mogi das Cruzes, município de São Paulo, foi preso pelos policiais da Delegacia de Homicídios nesta quarta-feira (19) e liberado após uma audiência de custódia na quinta (20). Ele é policial militar, tem 29 anos e foi identificado como George Silva.

[Brasil]
Travesti espancada por taxistas em Belém teve braço fraturado
Adolescente de 16 anos foi agredida na madrugada de quinta, 20.
PMs que presenciaram espancamento e não impediram foram afastados.

[Brasil]
TRAVESTIS OPTAM VIVER NAS RUAS POR CAUSA DA DISCRIMINAÇÃO
Conheci Carol E Vicky no centro de São Paulo, bairro da Bela Vista, numa tarde em que passava perto do Anhangabau. As duas são travestis que moram na rua e pediam dinheiro para seu sustento. O que me chamou a atenção foi o fato de serem moradoras de rua, a gente sempre vê famílias inteiras, idosos, mas, com a comunidade LGBT é diferente.

[International]
Pope Francis urges pastoral care for transgender people, draws line between ministry and ‘indoctrination’
Pope Francis says Jesus would never turn away transgender faithful and that priests today should accompany them spiritually, even if they undergo sex change operations, sin and repent.
Pope Francis Is One To Judge
The World’s Largest Church Declares War on Transgender People


[International]
Global Action for Trans* Equality statement on the international annual Day of Action for Trans Depathologization
Today, Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) joins this annual Day of Action for Trans Depathologization by making a global call to end the systematic violation of our human rights.

[International]
International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization statement on the international annual Day of Action for Trans Depathologization
English: http://www.stp2012.info/STP_Press_Release_October2016.pdf
Español: http://www.stp2012.info/STP_Nota_de_Prensa_Octubre2016.pdf

[UK]
Transgender Tory politician says Labour opponent called her a man during meeting
A Bolton Labour councillor is under fire for comments about a transgender Conservative opponent.
Transgender Tory councillor complains to police after being addressed as ‘he’ by Labour opponent
Councillor refuses to take punishment for calling transgender woman ‘he’ instead of ‘she’


[UK]
NHS trust terminates Gender Identity Service contract amid trans health turmoil
The NHS Trust that housed the UK’s primary transgender healthcare clinic has served notice that it will end the service – in a bid to hand it off to another provider.

[UK]
Sade’s Child Comes Out as a Transgender Man
Singer Sade’s child, Mickailia “Ila” Adu, officially came out as a transgender man yesterday. There had been speculation since the early spring that the 20 year-old was transitioning, but nothing was confirmed. Mickailia, who was openly lesbian before transitioning, shared the news on his Instagram account with a lot of excitement.

[UK]
Activists lying down in road to protest poor treatment of trans prisoners
Activists are hoping to wake the world up to the poor treatment of trans inmates

[UK]
Transgender children: What you need to know
An increasing number of children are seeking help regarding their gender identity. We investigate the issue...

[UK]
Boy ‘living life entirely as a girl’ removed from mother's care by judge
Woman who was convinced her son perceived himself as a girl caused seven-year-old ‘significant emotional harm’
Justice for a young trans girl that has been taken from her mum & forced to live as a boy

[UK]
Bullied Wiltshire College pupil found hanged after receiving transgender abuse
A transgender student was found hanged less than a week after she made an official complaint at college over alleged bullying about her gender identity.
Mature student Gabriel Tinto, 51 of Salisbury, expressed frustration on social media about her voice and insults she received last Thursday (October 13).
Transgender Student hangs herself after filing complaint with college


[Jersey/Guernsey]
Trans Notes from a Small Island: United Through Pride
September in the Channel Islands has seen three firsts: the first pan-island Pride, the first Equality & Diversity Awards and the first award by a tribunal of compensation for hurt and distress from discriminatory behaviour in the workplace.

[France]
French law scraps sterilization for transgender people
Rights activists celebrated a major victory in France on Thursday after the country passed legislation allowing transgender people to legally change their gender without undergoing sterilization.
France adopts 1st gender recognition law – trans people continue being judged

[France]
EXISTRANS 2016 : "MON CORPS, MON GENRE, TA GUEULE !"
Récents propos du pape sur les personnes trans, vote définitif — le 12 octobre dernier — de la loi de modernisation de la justice du 21e siècle, dernière Existrans du quinquennat de François Hollande, veille de la grande marche homophobe de la Manif pour tous… l’Existrans 2016 s’inscrivait dans un contexte inhabituellement chargé. Près de deux milles manifestant-e-s, dont beaucoup venu-e-s de régions, ont participé à la 20e édition de cette marche toujours aussi militante et hautement politique. Seronet y était.

[Germany]
SecDef tells transgender student parents Blue can use the correct bathroom
Friday, the 21st of October NBC published about ‘Blue’ an 11-year-old transgender student in Germany. On Monday The 11th grader had received an email from her DOD Ramstein middle school principal outlining and affirming her transitional plan which included using girl’s bathroom. Blue and her mother excitedly bought her new outfits looking forward to her first day out at school.

[Qatar]
18-year-old arrested in Qatar for being gay
'I was arrested for wearing makeup on Snapchat and Instagram'

[Slovakia]
“We Want To Help As Many Trans People As Possible”: A Brief History Of The Transgender Movement In Slovakia
Many trans people in the country didn’t know that transitioning was possible

[Pakistan]
Pakistan: Attacks on Transgender Women Surge
Pakistani authorities should urgently investigate the surge in violent attacks on transgender women in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Human Rights Watch said today. They should also investigate allegations that medical staff and police failed to assist victims and pursue justice in cases involving transgender people.

[Pakistan]
Trans and in Love in Karachi
It is past midnight when the convoy of buses and cars finally turns off the highway onto an unpaved road in the Pakistani nowhere and comes to a halt at the sturdy walls of a farmhouse. Slowly, a gate opens. Cars are being searched. The security guards look for weapons, alcohol, anything that might create trouble, Kami explains later. She smiles reassuringly at the armed guards. Sid, Kami’s life partner of seven years, readjusts his sunglasses, which are tucked into the collar of his muscle shirt. They wave us through.

[Pakistan]
Posters calling for ‘beheading’ transwomen surface on Tariq Road
A number of hateful posters have surfaced at a mall on Tariq Road – one of the city’s most vibrant shopping centres – lending credence to the idea of ‘beheading’ transwomen.

[India]
Transgender Persons Bill violates basic rights: Experts
Experts say the Bill has a narrow definition for a transgender and is seriously flawed and derogatory.

[India]
Love, sex-change and dhoka: A kashmiri love story gone wrong
A kashmiri love story goes wrong as a man-turned-woman german immigrant files a case of fraud and cheating against his live-in partner

[Taiwan]
Taiwan’s new digital minister is a transgender software programmer who wants to make government more open
The Taiwanese government has appointed Audrey Tang, a transgender software developer and self-described “civic hacker” to its executive council to head digital policy. Tang, 35, will be the youngest and first transgender official in Taiwan’s executive government, known as the yuan.

[Indonesia]
Indonesia’s first Muslim transgender boarding school forced to close
Indonesia’s only transgender boarding school has been forced to close after being branded ‘immoral’.
Al Fatah was widely regarded as a symbol of tolerance in the country. The school claimed it was the only Islamic boarding school for transgender students in the world.

[Samoa]
Miss Fa'afafine: A look inside Samoa's transgender beauty pageant
Homosexuality may be illegal in Samoa, but the annual transgender beauty pageant is a mainstay of the island nation's social calendar.

[Australia]
Debate raging among Queensland Corrective Services over transfer of transgender worker
A transgender granny killer could be transferred from a men’s prison to a women’s facility in a historic move being debated by Queensland Corrective Services management.

[Australia]
Transgender & intersex Queenslanders seek birth certificate reform
Queensland’s Palaszczuk Government is facing increased pressure to follow the ACT and Victorian lead in amending legislation to allow both transgender and intersex people the right to alter their gender on their birth certificate – a move that would remove legal barriers and discrimination for those transitioning.

[Australia]
Australia's first trans health clinic has opened up in Melbourne
Melbourne has been voted the world's most liveable city for the sixth year in a row, and the city's first trans health clinic cements its reputation as the friendliest city for the trans and gender diverse communities, writes Emily McAvan.

[Australia]
Police investigate crossdresser attacks on schoolgirls at Parkdale and Mentone
A 16-year-ol schoolgirl was assaulted by a man dressed in women’s clothes as she walked to a school bus stop in Parkdale this morning.

[Australia]
Why the M or F on a birth certificate is so important to a transgender person
As governments grapple with legislation on a person being able to change their identified gender at birth, an Adelaide barrister explains why one simple letter is so important.

[Australia]
Clover Moore donates $20,000 to Inner City Legal Centre to help transgender kids
The funding comes as the free legal service had an increase of people seeking help for their transgender children.

[Australia]
'Just another way of being human': number of children experimenting with gender jumps
Transgender advocates and psychologists have welcomed an open discussion on gender identity, despite age concerns.

[Australia]
NSW child, 4, identifies as transgender as data reveals growing referrals for gender dysphoria
A four-year-old who identifies as transgender has begun to transition before their first day at school, hoping to complete the full transformation by 2017.

[New Zealand]
'It's absurd': A possible 50-year wait for transgender surgery
Almost 100 people are now on the waiting list for gender-reassignment surgery, but they face waiting 50 years for the life-changing procedure under Ministry of Health guidelines.

[Canada]
Transgender woman files human rights complaint alleging discrimination at salon
'I have absolutely no issues with transgender people,' says salon owner

[Canada]
Canadian National Exhibition unveils gender-neutral washrooms, signage
The Canadian National Exhibition has become the latest Toronto organization to introduce gender-neutral washrooms and signage, but advocates say there is still more to be done to promote inclusivity.
Canada’s biggest fair says ‘we don’t care’ where you pee

[Canada]
How Banks Make It Difficult for Trans Customers
A few weeks back on the first day of August, an outraged post from a friend appeared in my Facebook newsfeed:

[Canada]
Catholic school districts dispute poor marks on LGBTQ policy report card
Despite new laws and a ministerial order, some Alberta school boards’ policies fail to protect LGBTQ staff, students and their families, according to a new analysis by Public Interest Alberta.

[Canada]
Transgender and unemployed: Businesses shut doors to trans workers
Mike Leard was an ad man, a real Don Draper type, loved his drink, loved women and did some stunning advertisements. Leard never had trouble finding work. In fact, most of the time he didn't even have a resumé, his reputation alone landed him jobs.

[Canada]
Alberta pastor to gvmt: No gay clubs or transgender bathroom exceptions in our private schools
Brian Coldwell, a Baptist pastor and chairman of a Christian school board, has told the provincial government that his two small schools will not allow gay straight alliance clubs for homosexuals or permit transgender students to use the washrooms of the opposite sex.

[Canada]
Lack of transgender policy leading to healthcare delays in Yukon, says advocate
Yukon's health care 'woefully inadequate' for transgender people, says Chase Blodgett

[Canada]
U of T professor Jordan Peterson defends his transphobia: “If that’s a hate crime then bring it on!”
Holding a Ph.D. does not entitle one to espouse bigotry or openly embrace transphobia. Incredibly University of Toronto Prof Jordan Peterson expressed surprise that using his position to indoctrinate young minds with transphobia may come at a price.
Swastikas desecrate U of T as Professor Jordan Peterson ramps up racist transphobia

[USA]
Transgender boy’s mom sues hospital, saying he ‘went into spiral’ after staff called him a girl
The transgender teenager had once written a poem about the heartache of a boy born in a girl’s body. His words were raw and revealing.

[USA]
One Million Moms Attack H&M Over Cis Woman They Believe is Trans, Miss Actual Trans Woman
The Christian hate group One Million Moms has launched a boycott of the Swedish multinational clothing retailer H&M following their new advertisement, 'She's a Lady'.

[USA]
Pistons' Reggie Bullock opens up about his murdered transgender sister
In 2014, the older sister of Detroit Pistons reserve forward Reggie Bullock, Mia Henderson, was senselessly murdered in Baltimore for being a transgender woman. A rather villainous act yet Bullock is somehow able to take the loss of his sister, who was born Kevin Long, in perspective.

[USA]
Walmart is selling a ‘Tranny Granny’ Halloween costume
Walmart is selling a transphobic Halloween costume via its online store.

[USA]
‘Safer Sex for Trans Bodies’ guide released
The Human Rights Campaign and Whitman-Walker Health have teamed up for a comprehensive sexual health guide for transgender and gender-nonconforming people called “Safer Sex for Trans Bodies,” HRC announced in a press release.

[USA]
New Study Highlights High Rates of Suicide and Self-Harm Among Transgender Youth
In a new study, 30 percent of transgender youth report a history of at least one suicide attempt, and nearly 42 percent report a history of self-injury, such as cutting.

[USA]
Trans-ing History on the Web: The Digital Transgender Archive
When College of the Holy Cross professor K.J. Rawson first imagined what would become the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA), he had in mind something fairly simple: a collection of finding aids that would solve a problem he’d faced himself as a researcher—the difficulty of figuring out “where transgender-related materials are held.” The collection Rawson envisioned would guide researchers through the contents of scattered transgender history archives. What emerged instead is a multi-institution collaboration; a centralized digital repository of unprecedented scale that has made accessible digitized materials related to transgender history gathered from collections across the world.

[USA]
Warren Beatty: My transgender son is my hero
Actor Warren Beatty has spoken about his transgender son Stephen.
The fourteen-time Oscar nominated filmmaker opened up this week in an interview with Vanity Fair.

[USA]
Transgender Firefighter Katie Cornhill raising awareness and funds at Great South Run
Transgender firefighter Katie Cornhill will be running in the Great South Run on October 23rd fundraising for the Fire Fighters Charity to help support programs that include rehabilitation, recuperation, psychological and nursing.

[USA]
Mark Seliger’s Portraits of the Transgender Community Are About Being Seen
The photographer’s collection On Christopher Street features stories about a community that has long found acceptance and solace in the West Village.

[USA]
Gwen Araujo murder 14 years later: Transgender teen’s killers face parole
Sylvia Guerrero had never even heard the word “transgender” until her 17-year-old daughter Gwen Araujo, born a son named Eddie, was brutally murdered. Today she’s an admired activist for transgender causes, even though the horror of Gwen’s fate has upended her life.

[USA]
Laverne Cox’s #RockyHorror “Sweet Transvestite” – Fan or Fail?
Laverne Cox debuted as Dr. Frank-n-furter last night on Fox TV’S remake of the #RockyHorror Picture Show. As a transgender woman, I had very strong emotional reactions, mostly a sense of embarrassment. But watching it again this morning and seeing the response on twitter embracing her role I wonder how you feel about this. I wonder if I am out of sync with the trans movement or maybe you have reservations as well?

[AL, USA]
Police investigating whether shootings of 2 transgender women are connected
Birmingham police are investigating whether or not the shootings of two transgender women may be connected.
Birmingham police responded to a shooting on Monday morning in the 7500 block of 5th Avenue South.
The victim, a transgender woman, was shot in the ear and has life-threatening injuries.
BIRMINGHAM MAN CHARGED WITH SHOOTING TWO TRANSGENDER WOMEN, ONE FATALLY, IN SEPARATE INCIDENTS

[AL, USA]
Black transgender woman Jazz Alford shot and killed in Birmingham, Alabama, hotel room
A person found shot to death at the Kings Inn in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sept. 23 is now being counted among the transgender women killed in 2016, after early reports of the incident misgendered her as male, according to AL.com.
Rest In Power and Peace Jazz Alford


[CA, USA]
Carmichael faith-based hospital denies transgender man hysterectomy
Evan Minton claims hospital canceled surgery because he is transgender

[FL, USA]
Mercedes Successful is one of 19 reported transgender murders in the U.S. this year. When will it stop?
Mercedes Successful was found shot to death in the back parking lot of a Big Lots and Tractor Supply Co. in Haines City May 15. She was 32 years old. Successful identified as a transgender woman.

[IL, USA]
'Trailblazing' Trans Man Dies Mysteriously, But His Legacy Lives On
In a life entrenched with religious tradition, Jonah Berele was a trailblazer.
When he was born in 1988 it was as Sarah, Miriam and Allan Berele's first-born baby.
But growing up a devout Jew in West Ridge, particularly within the conservative Orthodox community, it wasn't easy for Jonah to come out as a transgender teen.


[IN, USA]
Christian extremist shoots trans woman in the face — but in Pence’s Indiana it’s not a hate crime
When is a hate crime not a hate crime? If it happens in vice presidential nominee Mike Pence’s state of Indiana, it cannot be a hate crime: Indiana does not have a hate crimes statute. So, for Crystal Cash, a transgender woman who was shot in the face, police will not be pursuing hate crime charges against the man who Cash alleges shouted an anti-gay slur at her before shooting her.

[NC, USA]
Cachita Dead: Alina María Hernández, One Of First Transgender Women On Hispanic TV, Passes Away
Alina María Hernández, known as “Cachita” from Univision’s “El Gordo y la Flaca” passed away on October 8, according to a post shared by Raúl de Molina on his social media accounts. “I’ve been informed of the sad news of the passing of #Cachita #AlinaHernandez, who was one of the great personalities from @elgordoylaflaca. My most sincere condolences to her loved ones. She will always be in our hearts,” De Molina posted. Hernández worked with the show for over 10 years.
Alina María Hernández


[NE, USA]
State settles with inmate seeking sex change operation
The state this week agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by an inmate against the state prison's medical director for refusing to provide hormone therapy.

[NY, USA]
Woodside: Transgender woman allegedly attacked for being gay, Van Bramer to hold rally
Police are investigating an incident last week when a transgender woman was struck in the head with a hammer as a hate crime, and several councilmen are speaking up against violence toward transgender women.
Rally in Queens calling for end to violence against transgender community
Transgender woman beaten with hammer ignites emotional Queens rally to support trans community
Woodside Rallies for Trans Woman Attacked in Hate Crime


[NY, USA]
New York Moves to Allow Medicaid to Cover Hormone Therapy for Transgender Youth
The New York State Health Department has signaled it intends to allow transgender youth to receive Medicaid coverage for hormones that forestall puberty, wiping away prohibitions that have been criticized by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups.

[NY, USA]
Woman’s Hockey League Player Harrison Browne comes out as transgender
Harrison Browne a professional Hockey player with the Buffalo Beauts came out as transgender Friday, announcing what his teammates already knew and embraced. Harrison made history by becoming the first male to play in a woman’s hockey league. Harrison said he had one wish and that was to hear his authentic name and gender announced during a game. He had his dream realized in a big way Friday.
NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

[NY, USA]
DA: DeWitt woman handcuffed herself to bike, rode into Green Lake in suicide
A DeWitt woman whose body was found Saturday floating at Green Lakes State Park is believed to have committed suicide, Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said.
The victim, who went by the name Sarah, 38, was born Paul Kench Jr., Fitzpatrick said today. New York State Park Police also today confirmed the identity of the person found in the lake.

[OH, USA]
Transgender woman found dead in Cleveland with plastic bag around head
A Cleveland woman found dead Saturday with a plastic bag around her head identifies as a transgender woman, according to family members.
Brandi Bledsoe, 32, told her family about two years ago that she wanted to be identified as Brandi, instead of Brandon, the name in which she was identified to the media by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner.
Black Trans Woman Brandi Bledsoe Is At Least the 23rd Trans Person Murdered This Year in US


[OH, USA]
Vigil held to honor transgender murder victim
A crowd gathered to voice a renewed call for hate crime protections for members of the transgender community Wednesday evening.

[TX, USA]
Trans woman sues former employer
Despite improving business at Cedar Hill restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings fired its manager when she began presenting as a woman

[TX, USA]
UPDATED: Online Posts Appear to Show TDCJ Officers Encouraging Violence Against Trans Prisoner
Comments on a September Observer article include ‘one to the back of the head.'

[Mexico]
Vogue en la Ciudad de México: la diversidad sexual en escena
Entrevistamos a Bryan Cárdenas, quien es voguer (bailarín de vogue) y madre de la casa de vogue “The House of Drag”, y artista Drag Queen también conocido artísticamente y al interior de la comunidad vogue como Zebra Drag Queen, quien nos habló sobre el baile vogue que cada vez comienza a popularizarse más en la comunidad LGBT de la CDMX.

[Mexico]
This Trans Activist Wants To Change Mexico By Promoting Self-Love
Colombia-born Ophelia Pastrana fights to empower transgender women.

[Mexico]
Ex militar mató a prostituta por no decirle que era transexual
Paola era una chica travesti que se dedicaba a la prostitución. Tenía 23 años la noche que fue asesinada por un exmilitar. El pasado 30 se septiembre el hombre se acercó a un grupo de sexo servidoras para solicitar un servicio.
A Paola la mató un exmilitar por no decirle que era hombre

[Mexico]
Itzel Durán, una joven transexual de 19 años, fue asesinada en Chiapas
Dos hombres entraron a su casa y asesinaron a puñaladas a Itzel, de 19 años. Los vecinos escucharon sus gritos de auxilio y llamaron a la policía pero no pudieron ayudar a la joven.

[Mexico]
Asesinan a Alessa Flores, mujer transgénero y activista
La joven originaria de Tabasco que se desempeñaba como escort, apareció sin vida en un hotel de la colonia Obrera
Alessa Flores, mujer transgénero originaria de Tabasco que se desempeñaba como escort, según su descripción en Facebook, apareció sin vida este jueves 13 de octubre en un hotel de la colonia Obrera.


[Mexico]
La vida de las personas trans también importa
La liberación en 2012 del asesino de Trayvon Martin detonó el surgimiento de movilizaciones con la causa #BlackLivesMatter (Las vidas negras importan). Lo que comenzó como una discusión pública acerca de la ejecución de personas negras en Estados Unidos por parte de policías, ha evolucionado en un movimiento de resistencia en contra de los procesos de deshumanización de las vivencias negras y para la defensa de sus derechos. Esta lucha contra la violencia por prejuicios logró visibilizar que el racismo no quedó superado con la abolición de las leyes de segregación y que sus víctimas lo sufren de forma diferente dependiendo de si son mujeres, gays, personas con discapacidad o inmigrantes.
We Can No Longer Turn A Blind Eye To Murders Of Transgender Women In Mexico

[México]
México es el segundo país del mundo con más asesinatos de transexuales: estudio
Representantes y activistas de la comunidad de mujeres transexuales preguntaron al Gobierno de la Ciudad de México cuántas más de ellas sucumbirán ante la ola de asesinatos que las tiene viviendo en el más profundo temor

[México]
Muxes; el odio y la transfobia atentan sus vidas
Existe un imaginario colectivo en nuestra sociedad que señala que en diversas zonas de Oaxaca existe cierto halo de tolerancia en torno a la diversidad sexual, debido al respeto que algunas comunidades tienen hacia las muxes, lo cual ha llevado a algunas personas a afirmar que este estado es “un paraíso muxe”. La realidad es que el odio, la homofobia y la transfobia son una constante que lacera las vidas de estas personas.

[Costa Rica]
UNA reconoce nombre elegido por transgénero en Costa Rica
La Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) informó hoy de que reconocerá en sus registros internos el nombre elegido por la población estudiantil y administrativa transgénero.
Estudiantes trans podrán elegir cuál nombre usar en documentos de la Universidad Nacional

[Chile]
Con éxito La Pincoya marchó por la diversidad sexual por vez primera
Con la participación de vecinos e invitados se realizó la Primera Marcha de la Diversidad Sexual en La Pincoya. La actividad se desarrolló con total éxito el sábado 20 de agosto donde los asistentes y curiosos participaron de una feria de la diversidad y de la marcha, también disfrutaron de los distintos números artísticos que llegaron al evento que por primera vez se realiza en la popular población de la comuna de Huechuraba.

[Colombia]
'Decir ideología de género es tergiversación', dice Naciones Unidas
El director regional del Fondo de Población de Naciones Unidas habla sobre las polémicas cartillas.

[Colombia]
Colegio en Colombia accede a que estudiante transgénero asista con falda
Gabriela Espinosa inició su transformación hace dos años. La Institución Educativa Ricaurte Valle aceptó a la menor luego de que esta considerara necesario asumir su condición. Con falda y uniforme, igual a la de sus compañeras, continua con sus estudios.

[Argentina]
Cambió de género y denuncia que no le permiten jugar hockey femenino
Jessica Millamán dice que la Asociación del Valle de ese deporte se negó a renovar su fichaje y ella lo atribuye a su "condición sexual".

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          Police Use Snapchat, Facebook Messages To Arrest Two Men In Double Homicide   
Florida police used a Snapchat conversation and Facebook Messenger to arrest two suspects in the slayings of two men during the robbery of a drug dealer.
          Snapchat users might want to be cautious using app's latest feature   
Popular cellphone app Snapchat has introduced a new feature called Snap Map that allows users to share their location with friends. Worry about security surfaced immediately.
          Canadian Web Hosting Launches “Snap Spectacles Sweepstakes”   
Canadian Web Hosting (www.canadianwebhosting.com) announced today the commencement of their new “Snap Spectacles Sweepstakes” contest. Entrants are able to win 1 of 2 Snap Spectacles (a wearable accessory for Snapchat). To be eligible, new Canadian Web Hosting registrants can enter their names in the sweepstakes by visiting http://bit.ly/CWHSnapRegister and entering in their information. Note: Making a purchase is not a […]
              
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          Parents should be aware of new Snapchat feature   
Snapchat has a new function called "Snap Map."
          369: 12 Potent Tips To Increase Your Energy, How To Time Your Vitamins & Supplements, Can Testosterone Be Too High & Much More.   
https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/369 June 28, 2017 Podcast: 369 - 12 Potent Tips To Increase Your Energy, How To Time Your Vitamins & Supplements, Can Testosterone Be Too High & Much More. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right (or go to SpeakPipe), use the Contact button on the app, call 1-877-209-9439, or use the “Ask Ben” form at the bottom of this page. ----------------------------------------------------- News Flashes: 12 potent tips to increase your energy…great article - what do you think? 2.4 seconds per mile per pound that you are lighter…good reason to be careful with face-stuffing. To those still scoffing at high dose Vitamin C for cancer…you must check this out. High Fructose Corn Syrup Has Been Quietly, Deceitfully Renamed. You can receive these News Flashes (and more) every single day, if you follow Ben on Twitter.com/BenGreenfield, Instagram.com/BenGreenfieldFitness, Facebook.com/BGFitness, BenGreenfieldFitness.com/Snapchat, and Google+. Special Announcements: This podcast is brought to you by: -Organifi – Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/organifi Discount code BEN for 20% off your order! -Onnit – Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/ONNIT and save 10% on your purchase. The discount is built into the link. -ZipRecruiter  – Post jobs on ZipRecruiter for free by going to ZipRecruiter.com/first -TeloYears – Go to BenGreenfieldFitness.com/TeloYears and use my special gift card code BEN10 to get 10% off your TeloYears kit (and listen to my podcast about it here). -Click here to donate any amount you'd like to support the podcast! -Click here to follow Ben on Snapchat, and get ready for some epic stories on his morning, daily and evening routine! What did you miss this week? A clay mask, a park workout, a morning routine change-up, an epic post-race salad and more. NEW! Click here for the official BenGreenfieldFitness calendar. Ben will be racing on the Spartan Pro Team for 2017! You can catch him at any of these races below and you can click here to register: -Blue Mountain Challenge, July 8 -Southeast Showdown, Asheville, July 29 -The Ascent, West Virginia, August 26 -July 11th, 2017: David Bouley's “The Chef & The Doctor Series” in TriBeca, New York. Please join me at Bouley Botanical for a over a multi-course wine dinner, curated by Chef David Bouley. We'll start with a reception featuring passed canapés and a specialty health tonic cocktail. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle and ask me any questions they like. Chef Bouley will then prepare a multicourse menu with wine pairing featuring products and ingredients to address the topic of the evening. Get your tickets here. -Sep 8-11, 2017: Who Wants To Live Forever Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland. Most of us not only want to have a long lifespan, but also a long healthspan; to be fit and healthy throughout the course of our lives. As we move into this unprecedented era of human history, a question arises: how far can the human healthspan be extended, and what are the most effective ways to achieve longevity? Click here for tickets! -Oct 13-15, 2017: Biohacker Summit, Helsinki, Finland. This event is the focal point for learning faster, performing better, living longer, and enjoying more what you wake up to do every day. Discover the latest in wearables, internet of things, nutrition, digital health, and mobile apps to increase performance, be healthier, stay fit, and get more done. Get your tickets here! -Dec 7-9, 2017: XPT Experience, Kauai, Hawaii. Join me, Brian Mackenzie, Kelly Starrett, Julia Starrett, Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece, for an epic, all-inclusive performance living workshop this Dec 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii. Come and join us for pool training, underwater workouts, gym training, breathing instruction, outdoor workouts, recovery biohacking and much more! Get your tickets here. -Dec 17-23, 2017: Runga Retreat, Cambutal, Panama. This retreat spans 8-days and centers around fostering heightened awareness, presence, and connection with others through a mandatory "Digital Detox" - or no cell phones, computers, and other technology. Yoga is offered twice per day, everyday. There is also an off-site adventure ranging from hiking volcanoes to white water rafting or zip lining. World-class spa treatments are available and 100% of the food are suitable for vegetarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or ketogenic dieters. Get your tickets here, and use code BEN for 10% off. Grab this Official Ben Greenfield Fitness Gear package that comes with a tech shirt, a beanie and a water bottle. And of course, this week's top iTunes review - gets some BG Fitness swag straight from Ben - click here to leave your review for a chance to win some! ------------------------------------------ Listener Q&A: As compiled, deciphered, edited and sometimes read by Brock Armstrong, the Podcast Sidekick. How To Time Your Vitamins & Supplements Ahmed says: He has heard you say that you should take certain vitamin supplements only with meals and some without meals. Do you have scientific studies and papers to back this up? Can you share those studies and explain why this is necessary? In my response, I recommend: -The Art Of Timing Your Vitamins And Supplements – A Helpful Infographic That Ensures You’re Not Just Making Expensive Pee. -Take These Before Meals Multivitamin or multimineral formula Digestive aid for the gallbladder Vitamin B complex Individual B vitamins Vitamin C complex Individual minerals (calcium, potassium, etc.) Iron supplements Lecithin Manganese Protein powder (unless used in diet for blood sugar, weight loss, etc.) -Take These After Meals Vitamin A Vitamin D Vitamin E Vitamin K Chlorophyll (oil soluble) Choline Digestive enzymes (pepsin, HCL, etc., all those except for the gallbladder) Herbs used to aid digestion (comfrey, pepsin, etc.) Inositol Iodine (unless instructed otherwise) Most oils or oil-based nutrients (linseed oil, evening primrose oil, wheat germ, etc.) R.N.A. (ribonucleic acid) Yeast products (Brewer’s yeast tablets, lactic acid yeast, etc.) -Take These Between Meals Chlorophyll (water soluble) Glandulars and similar tissue extracts Most herbs (except for those used in digestion) Phosphorus Sodium products Vitamin D For Sleep Luke says: He has seen some sleep aids out there with Vit D in them. In terms of the timing for taking Vit D, do you think that could cause circadian dysregulation since we know that Vit D is not just a vitamin but a hormone. Have you seen any studies that show when is the best time to take Vit D? In my response, I recommend: -Sleep Cocktail Can Testosterone Be Too High? Phil says: 71-years-old, excellent health, plenty of exercise, no meds, keto diet for about 3 years. Had his testosterone checked about a year ago and it was 800. He bought the JoovV and used it for a few months and now his testosterone is over 1000 - which is above normal limits. He knows that you aren't a doctor but was wondering if this is something he should be concerned about. In my response, I recommend: -The JOOVV light Does Cool Sculpting Work for Fat Loss? Tianna says: She has been reading about cold induced thermogenesis for sculpting the body and was wondering if she can just use ice, applied to problem areas, to burn fat? In my response, I recommend: -How To Burn More Fat With Cold -CoolFatBurner vest -My Get-Fit Guy article on cool sculpting for fat loss Prior to asking your question, do a search in upper right-hand corner of this website for the keywords associated with your question. Many of the questions we receive have already been answered here at Ben Greenfield Fitness!      
          Jane Wayne Podcast // Jane knows Wayne #1 Wie hat alles angefangen?   
Ich hätte niemals gedacht, dass es so weit kommen würde, aber hier ist er nun, unser erster offizieller Podcast. Warum, wieso, weshalb? In erster Linie, so viel Ehrlichkeit muss sein, liegt der Ursprung unserer Idee wohl in unserer Panik, irgendwann den Anschluss (auch an euch) zu verpassen, vergraben. Ihr wisst ja, dass wir bereits Snapchat […]
          Antwerpenaar wil wereld veroveren met balanceerkunsten: “100 meter stappen met draaiende grasmaaier op mijn kin”   

Antwerpenaar Samir uit Antwerpen-Noord heeft een droom. Hij wil het wereldrecord verbreken van een Amerikaan, die 75 meter heeft gewandeld met een draaiende grasmaaier op zijn kin. De zelfverklaarde ‘Balance Master’ wil daar nog 25 meter bovenop doen, maar in de tussentijd entertaint hij zijn Snapchat-volgers met zijn balanceerkunsten.


          Media I create   
NOTE: Here’s another item I assigned to my Digital Media Literacy students: For a full day this week, keep track of everything you create with digital media tools of all kinds. This means Facebook posts, emails, personal blogs (including Tumblr etc.), Instagram and SnapChat posts, Twitter tweets, texts (including SMS, YikYak, etc.), videos, photos — everything. The best … Continue reading Media I create
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hej!

Alexandra heter jag & är en tjej som blir 16 år den 1 september.

Jag är oftast väldigt glad & sprallig, men kan även vara väldigt känslig.

På fritiden gillar jag att vara me kompisar, shoppa & ta bilder på naturen, mina djur & såklart mig själv

Denna bloggen kommer bestå av bilder som jag tagit & även lite som händer i min vardag.

Jag har haft bloggar innan men va inget jag tog seriöst & uppdaterade aldrig. Så får hoppas att detta blir roligt & att jag uppdaterar mer!


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          WhatsApp to add back text status option in both apps (Android, iOS)   

WhatsApp took a shot by launching Snapchat-like ‘Status’ feature last month, it replaced the ability for its users to set a text-based in-app status with a Snapchat Stories clone. This feature had not generated much excitement amount its user base. According to the grapevine, after user reaction, the company is adding again the ability for […]

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          Snap Map: su Snapchat è possibile condividere la posizione in real time   

Novità in casa Snapchat: si tratta di Snap Map, un nome piuttosto chiaro per un servizio altrettanto diretto e immediato. In pratica, una nuova opzione del social del fantasmino che permette di condividere con la propria cerchia di amicizie la […]

L'articolo Snap Map: su Snapchat è possibile condividere la posizione in real time sembra essere il primo su Consulenza Social Media.


          Snapchat trend: download in calo per l’app di messagistica   

Snapchat Trend: negativo. Nonostante le ultime mosse e acquisizioni (le Custom Stories, gli Spectales, l’inglobare varie startup promettenti, come Placed) il servizio di messaggi “effimeri” cala in borsa e bisogna riflettere attentamente sui dati dei primi cinque mesi. Certo, ricordando […]

L'articolo Snapchat trend: download in calo per l’app di messagistica sembra essere il primo su Consulenza Social Media.


          Non-Sequiturs: 06.28.17   
* Very interesting piece by Mark Joseph Stern on Justice Neil M. Gorsuch's dissent in Pavan v. Smith (aka the "LGBT parents on birth certificates" case). It seems to me that Justice Gorsuch's statement is technically correct -- the Arkansas Department of Health (1) was okay with giving the named plaintiffs their birth certificates and (2) conceded that in the artificial-insemination context, gay couples can't be treated differently than straight couples (see the Arkansas Supreme Court opinion, footnote 1 and page 18) -- but it's either confusing, at best, or misleading and disingenuous, at worst (the view of Shannon Minter of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, counsel to the plaintiffs). [Slate] * Speaking of Justice Gorsuch, Adam Feldman makes some predictions about what we can expect from him in the future, based on his first few opinions. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Professor Rick Hasen has made up his mind on this: "Gorsuch is the new Scalia, just as Trump promised." [Los Angeles Times] * The VC welcomes a new co-conspirator: Professor Sai Prakash, a top scholar of constitutional law and executive power. [Volokh Conspiracy / Washington Post] * Now that Harvard Law School will accept GRE scores in lieu of LSAT scores, what do law school applicants need to know about the two tests? [Law School HQ] * And what do Snapchat users need to know about the app's new "Snap Map" feature? Cyberspace lawyer Drew Rossow flags potential privacy problems. [WFAA]
          Adidas attitude i aztecka bluza bomber   
Witajcie w ten upalny weekend! 
Mój (zresztą kolejny z rzędu) poświęcony będzie nauce. Na mojej uczelni niestety jeszcze trwa sesja. Mam nadzieję, że to będzie mój ostatni weekend tego typu :) Nadciągnęła fala upałów, a ja pokazuje się w sportowych butach? Tak, ale nigdy jakoś nie byłam fanką sandałków, co zresztą mogliście zobaczyć tutaj wielokrotnie. W końcu udało mi się upolować buty adidas attitude po promocyjnej cenie, więc postanowiłam je nosić nawet w upalne dni :D 

P.S. Na końcu umieściłam zdjęcie moich nowych neonowych hybryd! Osobom z Kielc i okolic mogę podać namiary na osobę, która robi je tanio i dobrze ;)

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          Szybki i pyszny deser - mus owocowy   


Od momentu, gdy zaczęłam mieszkać sama coraz więcej "tworzę" w kuchni. Nadal pozostaję wierna prostym i szybkim rozwiązaniom. Ostatnio po niedzielnym obiedzie przygotowałam coś na słodko, czyli mus z owoców leśnych z bitą śmietaną i owocami. Było szybko i baaardzo pysznie! Jeśli jesteście ciekawi jak przygotować prosty i szybki deser, zapraszam do dalszej części wpisu. 

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bita smietana z musem
bita śmietana z owocami


Czego potrzebujemy do wykonania naszego deseru:

- mrożone owoce (ja użyłam mieszanki leśnej z Hortexu)
- śmietankę 30% lub 36% i odrobina cukru pudru
- trochę śmietany lub kefiru 
- opcjonalnie banan

Na wierzch: 
- ulubione owoce
- wiórki kokosowe





Przygotowanie:
Mrożone owoce blendujemy, aż bardzo drobno się pokruszą. Dodajemy trochę kefiru lub śmietany aby zrobiła się odpowiednia konsystencja, ja dodatkowo dodaję ok, pół banana. Po kilku minutach mam idealną konsystencję mojego musu. Następnie całą śmietankę miksuję na szybkich obrotach i w międzyczasie dodaję cukier puder. 

Teraz tylko musimy wszystko przełożyć do miseczki/szklanki. Można ułożyć wedle uznania, ale ja do połowy nałożyłam mus, później bitą śmietanę i kilka owoców posypanych wiórkami.kokosowymi. 
Prawda, że proste? :)

Smacznego! 



          outfit - adidas superstar    

Buty Adidas Superstar miały swój wielki powrót już rok temu. Nie sądziłam, że powrócą na więcej niż jeden sezon, ale jak widać, nosi je bardzo dużo osób. Ja również im uległam, tym bardziej, że mam do nich sentyment. Nosiłam identyczny model jakieś 12 lat temu i wtedy mówiło się na nie buty muszelki. Fajnie, że znowu wróciły. Zdecydowałam się na kolor biało-czarny, ponieważ jak możecie znowu zobaczyć mój dzisiejszy outfit jest znowu black and white, więc w takich kolorach czuje się po prostu  najlepiej. 

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          Jakiego eyelinera nie warto kupować - x3!    

Tak, jak pisałam w poprzednim poście, dziś pokażę Wam eyelinery, których moim zdaniem nie warto kupować (nawet na promocji). Jak widać na poniższym zdjęciu, miałam trzy podejścia do eyelinera w pisaku. Ten typ zdecydowani się u mnie nie sprawdził, być może problem tkwi w mojej trudnej powiece. Jeśli jesteście ciekawe, których produktów nie polecam, zapraszam dalej.


Eyelinery, które warto kupić KLIK

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najgorszy eyeliner

Jakiego eyelinera nie kupować?

eyeliner w pisaku

Eyeliner My Secret Waterproof  koszt ok. 10zł.

Do tej pory nie mogę uwierzyć, że ktokolwiek napisał jakąś pozytywną opinię na jego temat. Końcówka tego eyelinera jest moim zdaniem za twarda, a podczas samego rysowania kreski produkt się rozmazuje, dobrze nie kryje i nie widać tej głębokiej czerni jaką obiecuje producent. Jestem na nie.

eyeliner w pisaku

Eyeliner Maybelline Master precise koszt ok. 30zł

Tutaj jak widać, chciałam spróbować czegoś droższego w nadziei, że będzie lepiej. Końcówka tego eyelinera jest w postaci bardziej "gąbkowej". Ciężko tym produktem zrobić jaskółkę. Niestety jego trwałość również pozostawia wiele do życzenia.


eyeliner w pisaku

Eyeliner Eveline art make-up koszt ok. 10zł.

Za trzecim razem zdecydowałam się na produkt z Eveline i z tej trójki chyba on jako jedyny wydaje się być w porządku. Głębokość czerni jest dobra o ile produkt dociśniemy do powieki, a to przecież nieco boli i nie jest komfortowe. Jeśli komuś to nie przeszkadza, to za tę cenę polecam.


Na ręce eyelinery w pisaku wydają się być okej, jednak na powiece skóra jest cieńsza i potrzebujemy większego dociśnięcia aby uzyskać taki sam efekt. Ładna jaskółka eyelinerami w pisaku jest w moim przypadku niewykonalna. 

          Najlepszy eyeliner w pędzelku - x3!   

Jak pewnie zdążyłyście zauważyć, trwają spore promocje w drogeriach. Najbardziej oblegany jest rossmann i promocje -49%. Dziś rozpoczęła się druga tura wyprzedaży czyli "oczy i okolice". Z tego względu, jako fanka kresek na powiekach, przygotowałam wpis odnośnie eyelinerów, które warto kupić. Przetestowałam ich naprawdę sporo, ponieważ kreski robię już od kilku ładnych lat. Moimi faworytami są zdecydowanie eyelinery w pędzelku, ponieważ moim zdaniem są bardziej precyzyjne i wygodne. Łatwiej coś domalować, poprawić i świetnie nakłada się je na powieki pomalowane cieniami, czego nie zauważyłam w przypadku innych produktów. Jeśli szukacie naprawdę trwałego eyelinera to zapraszam do dalszej części wpisu.

Za kilka dni wpis na temat najgorszych eyelinerów jakie miałam. 

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promocje rossmann

Najlepsze eyelinery w pędzelku jakie warto kupić na promocji.

eyeliner w vibo

Eyeliner z Wibo za ok. 7zł. 

To chyba najbardziej polecany eyeliner. Sama zużyłam kilka opakowań tego produktu. Z prostego względu, czyli ceny. Kosztuje kilka złotych, a przy tym jest naprawdę spoko. Używanie tego produktu jest bardzo wygodne, ponieważ ma krótki i odpowiedni dla mnie gruby pędzelek. Niestety, jego głównym minusem jest to, że jego jakość zdecydowanie się pogorszyła. Moim zdaniem nie jest już takim hitem jak kiedyś, a szkoda.

eyeliner bourjois

Eyeliner Bourjois Liner Pinceau koszt ok. 50zł.

Ten produkt akurat dostałam i nie do końca byłam do niego przekonana. Głównie przeszkadzało mi to, że pędzelek jest za długi i za cienki, więc jest to idealny produkt do cienkich kresek. Ja jednak wolę trochę grubsze, więc musiałam się nieco wprawić. Efekty jakie daje ten produkt są super, ponieważ jest to głęboka czerń i mega trwałość, minusem jest tylko cena.

eyeliner glam eyes

Eyeliner Rimmel Glam Eyes koszt ok. 20zł.

Ten produkt to moje nowe odkrycie. Dużo osób go polecało na Vinted, więc się skusiłam. Tutaj pędzelek jest również długi i cienki, więc trochę dłużej muszę zrobić odpowiednią kreskę, ale głęboka czerń i trwałość jest na wysokim poziomie, więc zdecydowanie warto. Obecnie jest to mój hit wśród eyelinerów!

A Wy macie swoich ulubieńców? 



          3 zamienniki gąbeczki Beauty Blender   

Około dwa lata temu, gdy zaczęłam bardziej dbać o wykonywanie mojego makijażu zaczęłam od doboru odpowiednich narzędzi do make up'u. Przestałam używać palców do nakładania podkładu i zaczęłam używać gąbeczki. Jakoś wtedy był okres, że był szał na Beauty Blender, ale szczerze mówiąc szkoda było mi wydać ok. 80zł na to gąbkowe jajko. Jak z pewnością większość osób, zaczęłam poszukiwać tańszego zamiennika.
Dwa z nich są już mocno wysłużone, ale już wcześniej planowałam zrobić taki wpis, więc dlatego nadal są ze mną. Dalej opiszę Wam krótko co sądzę na ich temat oraz gdzie i za ile możecie je kupić.


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Pierwszym zakupem było różowe jajo. Wcześniej przeczytałam opinie w internecie (co należy do mojego zwyczaju) i sporo osób pisało, że jest okej, więc się skusiłam. Gąbeczkę kupiłam w Inglocie za ok. 45zł. Dosyć sporo, ale wtedy wydawało mi się chyba, że będzie mu bliżej do oryginału. Z praktycznych informacji mogę napisać, że produkt powiększa się po zmoczeniu wodą, nie chłonie podkładu i dobrze rozprowadza podkład na twarzy. Dużym minusem jest jednak to, że gąbka jest mocno zbita dzięki czemu trochę bije się tym produktem podczas nakładania fluidu. Dodatkowo po czyszczeniu jajka, zrobiły się zadrapania widoczne na zdjęciach. 


Kolejnym gąbko-jajkiem była gąbeczka z Ebelin za mniej niż 20zł. O niej również słyszałam wiele pozytywnych opinii. Ten produkt jest na pewno bardziej plastyczny niż różowy poprzednik. Gąbeczka ładnie rośnie od wody i nie chłonie podkładu. Jednak po długim stosowaniu jajka z Inglota, ta wydaje mi się być za miękka. Produkt znajdziecie na allegro.


Moim najnowszym zakupem jest produkt z Real Techniques, kupiony całkiem przypadkowo na stronie eZebra za ok. 28zł. Gąbeczka nie jest już typowym jajkiem, tylko ma ścięty spód. Aplikacja podkładu tym produktem jest bardzo wygodna a przede wszystkim struktura gąbeczki jest chyba najbardziej zbliżona do oryginału. Na razie krótko jej używam, ale póki co jestem zadowolona.

Podsumowując:
Ze wszystkich trzech zamienników Beauty Blendera jestem zadowolona, bo spełnił moje oczekiwania czyli dobrze rozprowadził podkład, bo na tym głównie mi zależy. Jeśli jednak muszę Wam któryś najbardziej polecić to wybieram gąbeczkę z Real Techniques, póżniej produkt z Ebelin i na końcu ta z Inglota dlatego, że jest dosyć twarda i nie aż tak tania jak te wyżej wspomniane. Wiem, że na rynku jest sporo bardzo tanich zamienników za mniej niż 10zł, ale uważajcie bo one chłoną sporo podkładu lub/i nie powiększają się pod wodą. 

          Outfit z kurtką bomber i spódniczką   

Przyszedł czas na odświeżenie bloga moimi codziennymi outfitami, a przy okazji przypomnicie sobie jak wyglądam, chyba, że śledzicie mnie na instagramie czy snapie. Jak możecie zobaczyć, zmieniłam trochę kolor włosów. Już od dłuższego czasu byłam nieco przytłoczona moim naturalnym kolorem i chciałam go trochę rozjaśnić. Na zdjęciach wyszły trochę rudo, a naprawdę kolor wpada bardziej w blond. Dajcie znać co myślicie o tej zmianie, ja jestem zadowolona :)
Co do mojego dzisiejszego stroju, śmiało można stwierdzić, że poza kolorem włosów żadnego innego koloru nie lubię zmieniać. Nadal uwielbiam ubierać się na czarno. Kurtkę bomberkę czyli hit tego sezonu, połączyłam z a'la skórzaną spódniczką. Do tego mój ulubiony i ponadczasowy wzór pasków i wiązane botki. Mimo że na dworze było ok. 20 stopni, nie było mi za gorąco, a wiem, że większość osób chodzi już ubrana jakby był czerwiec. Ja zawsze uważam, że taka pogoda jest zdradliwa w marcu czy kwietniu, więc ubrałam się nadal wiosennie a nie letnio i wakacyjnie :)

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          Same Day Surgery Tour – Snapchat and Instagram Stories   
Alanna and Mia, child life specialists for our Same Day Surgery Center, took us on a tour to experience what it would be like when kids are going through same day surgery. The tour included registration, the vitals room, an exam room, walking through the penguin hallway, a tour of the operating room, and enjoying... Read more »
          Injured at work? If so, it's time to take a break from social media   

In this day and age, most Americans use social media in some form or fashion.  Usually, maintaining and updating a social media account has no impact on user’s life.  However, if you’ve suffered a work injury it’s probably in your best interest to stop using, if not totally shut down, your social media accounts (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, etc.).  While this course of action may seem extreme, you can be sure that your employer and their workers’ compensation insurance carrier will likely start searching for and monitoring your social media accounts to see if something that has been posted (by you or someone else) will help them in their defense of your workers’ compensation claim.

In fact, there have been cases where information found on social media platforms have led to the nullification of an employee’s workers’ compensation claim.  Some examples include:

A Los Angeles-area warehouse worker who claimed his back injury prevented him from working posted that he bowled a perfect game on his Facebook page.

A beauty queen was receiving workers’ compensation income benefits because of a foot injury she suffered at work.  Shawna Palmer told doctors her fractured toe prevented her from working or, even wearing shoes as a grocery store clerk.  But a YouTube video shows her competing in a beauty pageant in high heels during the time she was receiving the income benefits.  As a result, the benefits were suspended, and she is now being prosecuted for workers’ compensation fraud.  If she’s found guilty, she faces up to one year in jail and may have to pay almost $25,000 in fines.

 


          You Can Now Hunt Aliens With Wesley Snipes in Virtual Reality   

Christmas just came early for the small but important overlap on the Venn diagram between fans of Wesley Snipes and people with virtual reality headsets.

Snipes stars in “The Recall VR Abduction,” a 13-minute companion experience to his just-released sci-fi horror flick “The Recall.” Viewers get to fight off an alien invasion through the eyes of “Breaking Bad’s” R.J. Mitte, who co-stars in the film, while interacting with Snipes’ character “The Hunter.” And in a move many other VR experiences are latching onto, “The Recall VR Abduction” features several potential endings.

Produced by Snipes himself, the vehicle is now available on Samsung Gear VR, Oculus, and Google Daydream.

“The world of entertainment consumption is rapidly changing, this is our contribution to provide fans more ways to view and experience content than ever before,” said Wesley Snipes in a statement. “This experience in VR makes you feel like you’re a part of the movie!”

Users can fend off alien invaders with the “White Men Can’t Jump” star for $9.99, or if they’re truly big fans of Snipes’ work, can pay $14.99 for both the VR experience and the feature film.

“The Recall VR Abduction” is the latest example of Hollywood using VR as a promotional tool; Ridley Scott recently produced a VR piece centered around the latest “Alien” movie.

The project is from Mind’s Eye Entertainment, producers of the “The Recall”, in partnership with VMI Worldwide, Bridgegate Pictures, Invico Capital, Talking Dog Studios and SkyVR.

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          To Understand ‘Hood Adjacent With James Davis’ We Need to Talk About Golf   

James Davis’ new Comedy Central show “Hood Adjacent” wants to bridge divides by talking about everything from gangs… to golf.

Davis grew up in South Central, Los Angeles, in what he calls the “hood,” but went to a mostly white college prep school in seaside Santa Monica. When he was cut from the basketball team in middle school, his mother signed him up for golf lessons. He was good. At one point, he wanted to be the next Tiger Woods.

Based on his current career path — stand-up comedian, host of the “Urban Dictionary” live show at the Nerdmelt Showroom in LA, a similar show called “Swagasaurus” on Comedy Central’s Snapchat and now “Hood Adjacent” — you can guess that hitting the PGA Tour didn’t happen. But he still plays regularly, and uses his golf knowledge to break down barriers on an episode of “Hood Adjacent.”

“I’m not whispering telling you what club to hit. It’s about how I play golf and the faces that were in my golf world that the media doesn’t see on a day-to-day basis,” he recently told reporters.

In another episode, he talks about gang life.

“It’s going to be my hood adjacent perspective on gangs as someone who grew up in and around the hood and knows gang members and sees a side of those individuals we don’t see on TV.”

Davis’ career has always been about straddling a line between audiences. He took golf lessons at the Riviera Country Club in the Pacific Palisades but couldn’t play the courses because he wasn’t a member. Instead of choosing between two worlds, he’s tried to include both in his comedy.

Davis doesn’t have an identity crisis, but the question of how to bridge his worlds is at the center of his stand-up, his show and his life. When he meets people on the golf course, for example, does he dilute his point of view?

“I never wanted to feel like an outsider on the golf course,” he said. “I always had to relate to them, whoever I was playing with, whether it be an old white dude or a couple Asian ladies.”

The same goes when communicating with his friends back home, or when performing stand-up.

“I don’t like being in a room where certain people are laughing at a joke and other people don’t know what that joke is,” he continued. “I just want everybody to feel a part of the joke.”

Despite the image of golf being for the white and wealthy, he’s met many people while playing.

“Being exposed to so many different kinds of classes, races, all converging on the golf course, I think it just made me someone that everybody could enjoy while I could still be authentic to who I am,” he said.

Davis’ “Hood Adjacent” approach can be something as innocuous as describing New Edition to white audiences, or explaining “Black Lives Matter” to somebody who might declare, “All Lives Matter.”

“Even if you’re ‘Blue Lives Matter and I disagree with you completely, I want to phrase that argument in a way where we could walk away from this topic and still be cool,” Davis explained. “I’m always assuming the best of people in general.”

Meeting people in a non-confrontational way can allow you to land hard points later, he says.

“You just don’t walk in and fire somebody,” he said. “You tell them what you liked about them first.”

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          Online Video Advertising Set to Quadruple by 2021   

If you’re already sick of seeing an endless stream of videos posted on your Facebook feed, buckle up, because its not going to slowdown anytime soon.

Companies are increasingly turning to online video to market their products, with a shade more than $4 billion spent on US mobile video ads in 2016, according to the latest Global Entertainment and Media Global Outlook report from PriceWaterhouseCoopers. More remarkably, this figure is expected to nearly quadruple to $16.2 billion spent on digital video by 2021.

As the report put it, online video advertising “will continue to grow as the quality and quantity of video ads served increases, while the planned rollout of 5G networks will further accelerate the shift towards mobile consumption of video.”

The influx of ad dollars only incentivizes publishers, networks, and creators to double down on their video output. Earlier this week, Fox Sports laid off 20 writers and editors and said it would focus its efforts on digital video. Buzzfeed and the New York Times, among other publishers, have a small army dedicated to churning out video. “The impetus for publishers and broadcasters to generate more inventory to fulfill demand – especially on mobile devices – is clear,” noted the PWC report.

At the same time, social platforms are gearing up for the coming flood of online video.

Facebook is set to launch its slate of advertiser-friendly shows later this summer, and Snap just inked a deal with Time Warner to create original content and run ads. Instagram has become the platform-of-choice for niche creators looking to attract Gen Z eyeballs. And, oh yeah, YouTube just announced it hauls in a mere 1.5 billion viewers each month.

These outlets, as well as advertisers, see the writing on the wall: online video is about to take off, and with it, the money grab for ad dollars.

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          Instagram rips off Snapchat, again — this time with face filters   
Facebook, which in recent months has copied many of Snapchat’s features, is back at it again. Facebook-owned Instagram on Tuesday announced several new features, including face filters similar to the ones Snapchat debuted about 19 months ago that turned users into puppies and puking rainbow faces. Today we’re introducing face filters, an easy way to turn an ordinary selfie into something fun and entertaining! https://t.co/8gq9g8sVZD pic.twitter.com/VjiafDhMmv — Instagram (@instagram) May 16, 2017 Instagram is starting out with eight filters, including […]
          Snapchat, una mini guida per realizzare i geofiltri   
Volete personalizzare i contenuti di un evento a cui tenete in particolare? Date sfogo alla vostra creatività con i geofiltri su Snapchat Una cornice dedicata alla propria città, università o luogo a cui siamo legati, perfetta per personalizzare i propri Snap prima di condiverli con gli amici. Stiamo parlando dei geofiltri, lanciati in modalità on-demand...
          4 Photography Tips for Social Media    

4 photography tips to make your social media photos much, much better on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google + and Snapchat. These social media secrets are part of the #smsecrets program, and come from Convince & Convert Media. Want to know how to better use lighting, composition, and camera angles on Instagram? Learn that and more in this dynamic presentation from Jay Baer, Daniel Lemin, and the Convince & Convert media team. A solid guide for aspiring social media marketers and content marketers, world-wide.
          Comment draguer sur Snapchat ?   

Ce charmant beau gosse vous a tapé dans l’œil, et vous ne rêvez plus que de lui ? Mais comment concrétiser vos rêves ? Eh bien en flirtant tout simplement ! Mais comme nous sommes au XXIème siècle, il faut s’adapter ! Parler d’Amour vous livre donc pour draguer sur Snapchat. 1/ Impressionnez-le avec vos talents culinaires Soyez subtile ! Ne vous contentez pas de vous mettre en avant… Montrez-lui aussi que vous êtes une femme qui n’a pas peur de mettre la main à la pâte et les bras dans le fourneau ! Alors on se dépêche de récupérer les

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          Store - Snapchat - Perth Amboy, NJ   
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          Bitch fingers snatch in SnapChat video   

           Snapchat lets users make geofilters on their smartphone    
Now you don't have to be skilled at Photoshop to design unique geofilters. Snapchat has introduced a new feature that easily lets users create custom filters in the app that can be used by others nearby.
          Geo Filtros Snapchat   
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          Geo-filtros Snapchat: hazlos tu mismo.   
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          Psáno ve vlaku   
Půl roku jsem zase nic nenapsal. Stalo se toho hodně, ale asi o ničem z toho tu psát nebudu. Tak nějak tu chci psát o těch věcech, který každej den používáme. Sociální sítě a to všechno okolo. Youtuberství a tak. Používáme Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, někteří ještě Snapchat a bůh ví co ještě. Youtubeři se […]
          The Internet Is a Safer Place for Your Teen Than You Think   
Danah Boyd has a pointed message for parents: Most everything we think we know about the way our kids are using the Internet is wrong. As it turns out, that’s good news. Boyd’s new book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, makes the case that the Internet isn’t nearly as scary or damaging to young people as many moms and dads believe. Based on a decade of research and interviews with adolescents from the suburbs to the inner city, It’s Complicated is a persuasive anti-alarmist polemic that should help ease parents’ concerns about all sorts of Internet bogeymen. “There’s a large part of me that wants everyone to take a chill pill,” says Boyd, who holds positions at Microsoft Research, New York University, and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. “I want parents and educators to calm down and approach technology with curiosity rather than fear.” Boyd covers a lot of terrain across 213 pages—everything from cyberbullying to Internet addiction to online privacy to digital inequality. As the mother of a 16-year-old, I found most of it fascinating. Here are three of my biggest takeaways: Technology is not turning our teens into social misfits. Although the image persists that young people would rather text than talk, and prefer connecting on Facebook than hanging out in person, Boyd says this isn’t true. “Most of the teens that I met . . . were desperate for the opportunity to leave their homes to gather with friends,” she writes. The trouble is that in many communities, young people have less freedom to roam than they once did because they are so over scheduled and because parents are worried about their safety. “The era of being able to run around after school so long as you are home before dark is long over,” Boyd notes. To make up for this lost freedom, teens have turned to their computers. “The success of social media must be understood partly in relation to this shrinking social landscape,” Boyd explains. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and other
              
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          Itt a Snap Map, a Snapchat új szolgáltatása   
A Snap Map legfőbb célja az, hogy a Snapchat felhasználók a valós életben is találkozzanak egymással és ne csak képernyőn keresztül lássák egymást. A funkción belül egy térképen láthatjuk a ismerőseink elhelyezkedését. A szolgáltatás azt is jelzi, ha valaki bejelentkezett a platformra. A Snap Mapen a felhasználókat ActionMoji figurájuk (:() jelzi, de láthatjuk azt is, […]
          Snapchat Update Has People Concerned   

A new feature on Snapchat that reveals your exact location has parents worried about their […]

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          10 tweets créatifs en réaction à la mise à jour de Snapchat   

Snapchat permet désormais de voir ses amis sur une carte et le tout en temps réel : Snap Map. Un outil puissant mais qui pose des questions sur la vie privée de ses utilisateurs… qui ne manquent pas d’humour pour le faire remarquer. Snapchat n’arrête pas de surprendre ! Depuis quelques jours, ses utilisateurs ont […]

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          The New Snapchat Update Has People Concerned   
Lets all be honest with ourselves, Snapchat filters are fun. Throw a dog filter on your face and it takes all your worries away. However, the new Snapchat update is just plain creepy. Continue reading…
          Live-cam-teen show-My Snapchat: Camgirl9x   
Live-cam-teen show-My Snapchat: Camgirl9x
          Snapchat’e Snap Map Özelliği Geldi!   

Snap MapSnapchat'in yeni özelliği Snap Map duyuruldu. Yeni Snap Map özelliği ile Snapchat kullanıcılarına farklı bir kullanım alanı oluşturuluyor!

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          Beitrag vom 28.06.2017: Tobias Schrödel erklärt: Warum die neue Snapchat-Funktion "Snap Map" nicht ganz unbedenklich ist   
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          Ortung per Snap Map: Neue Funktion von "Snapchat" gibt Grund zur Sorge   
Seit Kurzem wartete der Messenger Snapchat mit einer neuen Funktion auf: Mit Snap Map können Nutzer ihren Freunden mitteilen, wo sie eine Aufnahme gemacht haben. Doch das Tool hat einen Haken, der Eltern Sorge bereiten sollte.
          Sara Jean Underwood – Bare Booty - Snapchat 6/28/17   
Sara Jean Underwood – Bare Booty - Snapchat 6/28/17

          Twitter QR Kod Desteği Sunmaya Başladı!   

Twitter QR KodSnapchat tarafında yoğun olarak kullanılan QR kod ile takip etme sistemi, Twitter'a da geldi. İşte Twitter QR Kod kullanımı ile ilgili detaylar!

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          Graphic Designer / Illustrator - Geofilter Studio - Winkler, MB   
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          Cómo descargar tus Vines antes de que la plataforma cambie por completo   

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Para quienes no lo recuerden, Vine fue un hito de la historia de Twitter. Se trata de una plataforma para compartir vídeos cortos de unos 6,5 segundos de duración que ha convertido a algunas personas en gente que ha hecho de Vine parte de su cotidianidad. Hace poco supimos que Vine cerrará sus puertas en enero de 2017, terminando con toda una comunidad de creadores de contenido.

Si el anuncio del cierre de Vine ya nos pilló por sorpresa, más sorprendente aún resulta que se convierta en una cámara tal y como se ha publicado en Medium. Lo más curioso del asunto es que con esta cámara se seguirá pudiendo grabr y subir vídeos de 6,5 segundos a Twitter (sólo a Twitter) o guardarlos en tu móvil, con lo que parece que al menos parte de ese sentimiento de comunidad no va a perderse. Esto quizá pueda ser una forma de luchar contra Instagram y su proceso de Snapchatización, más ahora que ha alcanzado los 600 millones de usuarios mensuales, aunque cuesta verle el sentido.

Descarga tus Vines antes de que sea demasiado tarde

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La actualización y remodelación de Vine debería llegar en algún momento de enero de 2017, pero mientras tanto puedes descargar tus vines para salvarlos de la quema. Los pasos que tienes que seguir para ello no pueden ser más sencillos, cuesta un momento y de esta manera podrás preservarlos sin miedo a que se pierdan.

En primer lugar accede a la web oficial de Vine. En la pantalla verás un botón azul en la esquina superior derecha con la leyenda Download Your Vines. Pulsa en él y te llevará a la sección de ajustes de tu cuenta.

Cuando hayas llegado ahí, justo debajo de tu foto de perfil, verás un apartado que reza Download your Vines. Pulsa en él para descargar un archivo ZIP con todo tu contenido comprimido en su interior. De esta forma todo lo que hayas grabado

Vía | Medium
En Genbeta | Los fundadores de Vine ya han lanzado otra app... y también es de vídeos


          Vine aún podría salvarse: Twitter estudia su venta tras recibir varias ofertas   

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EL pasado 27 de octubre Twitter anunció el cierre de Vine, su red social de microvídeos. Los usuarios tendrán unos meses para descargarse todo el contenido que han ido generando, aunque Twitter no ha dado más detalles de cómo ejecutará el cierre. Si es que lo ejecuta, porque ahora parece que Vine aún tiene posibilidades de salvarse pese a haberse anunciado oficialmente su cierre.

Según le han contado múltiples fuentes internas a TechCrunch, tras el anuncio del cierre varias empresas parecen haber empezado a hacerle ofertas a Twitter para hacerse con Vine, algunas de ellas bastante cuantiosas, y la red social de microblogging podría estar negociando con ellas para buscar un plan alternativo al cierre.

Sólo unas horas después del anuncio del cierre, Pornhub fue la primera empresa que dijo estar interesada en ella. Todos nos lo tomamos un poco a broma o como una estrategia de márketing, pero parece que después han sido otras las empresas que se han interesado. Las fuentes han dado nombres, pero la web ha podido saber que Twitter ya ha hecho una primera criba reduciendo de 10 a 5 el número de candidatos.

Entre los interesados podría haber varios asiáticos, habiéndose rumoreado nombres como LINE, y entre las ofertas parece haber por lo menos algunas que pasan de los 10 millones de dólares. Esto significa que Twitter se quitaría su fallida red social de encima sin obtener prácticamente ningún beneficio, aunque podría tenerlo a la larga si Vine sobrevive y sigue pudiéndose interactuar en Twitter como hasta ahora.

Twitter sigue soltando lastre

Durante los dos últimos meses hemos estado oyendo cómo Twitter estaba negociando su posible venta. No era una decisión fija y desde el principio dijeron que podrían acabar no vendiéndose, algo que parece haberse cumplido. Pero Twitter sigue gozando de mala salud y ha empezado a soltar lastre con la intención de recortar gastos: primero anunciando el despido del 9% de sus empleados y luego vendiendo Vine.

Vine fue una primera idea cuando nació, pero tras tomar malas decisiones la red social de microvídeos no fue capaz de enfrentarse a la competencia, y empezó a perder creadores y usuarios, por lo que su cierre se veía venir. Y aunque hoy Snapchat, Facebook y compañía le han comido prácticamente todo el terreno, sólo hay que echar un vistazo a sus greatest hits para recordar lo grande que fue y los buenos momentos que nos dejó.

Vía | TechCrunch
En Magnet | 100 Vines como 100 soles: el loop de felicidad que necesitas para sobrellevar esta pérdida


          Twitter pudo evitar que sus viners más famosos renuciaran y no lo hizo, un año después cierran Vine   

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Es difícil no pensar en Twitter como la empresa de las oportunidades desperdiciadas, y es que la están pasando verdaderamente mal. En una muy breve cantidad de tiempo pasaron de varios rumores de venta y posibles compradores, a terminar despidiendo al 9% de su plantilla para recortar gastos. Aparentemente nadie quiere comprar una red social que tiene tantos problemas con abuso y trolls.

Sus últimos resultados financieros confirman que siguen perdiendo dinero y el mismo día que anuncian los despidos de más de 300 empleados, también lanzaron la bomba de que cerrarían Vine. La red social de microvideos apenas existe desde 2013, y al parecer Twitter pudo salvarla pero no lo hizo.

Según nos cuentan en Mic.com, hace un año tuvo lugar una reunión secreta que pudo cambiar el destino de Vine. El pasado otoño, más de 20 de los 50 creadores más populares de todo Vine se reunieron con representantes de la red social para intentar entre todos hacer un último esfuerzo por salvarla.

Para ese entonces la mayoría de las estrellas de Vine que se hicieron famosos gracias a sus microvideos, ya habían comenzado a emigrar a plataformas como YouTube, Instagram, Facebook y hasta Snapchat. Vine estaba cayendo rápidamente y fueron los creadores de contenido quienes pidieron el grito de ayuda.

Los viners Marcus Johns (6.1 millones de seguidores) y Piques (3.1 millones de seguidores) ayudaron a organizar la reunión. Piques redactó un contrato que fue firmado por 21 de los viners más populares de la plataforma. La propuesta para Twitter: Vine les debería pagar 1.2 millones de dólares a cada uno, implementar varios cambios en el producto y abrir una linea más directa de comunicación entre los creadores y la red social. A cambio de esto cada uno produciría 12 piezas de contenido original al mes. Si su propuesta no era aceptada, todos dejarían Vine.

Por qué no debes dar la espalda a los creadores

Ya imaginas como termina la historia: todos se fueron y casualmente un año después, Vine anuncia su cierre. Al igual que Twitter, Vine también tenía un problema con el acoso, varios de los viners habían pedido en numerosas ocasiones a la empresa que implementaran mejores herramientas para lidiar con esto. Para cuando Vine hizo algún esfuerzo, ya era demasiado tarde.

Vine dejó a sus creadores frustrados por la falta de actualizaciones, las pocas funciones que implementaba el servicio, la poca comunicación y por último, la negación a sus demandas como intento final por salvar la app. Vine dejó que sus estrellas abandonaran el barco y no pasó mucho tiempo para que este se terminara de hundir.

Hoy todos esos viners tienen millones de seguidores en otras redes sociales, se han convertidos en estrellas de YouTube o Instagram. Mientras que Vine ya está preparando su funeral.

En Genbeta | Auge y caída de Vine: de cómo una idea original no supo enfrentarse a la competencia


          Auge y caída de Vine: de cómo una idea original no supo enfrentarse a la competencia   

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Si bien hacía meses que se hablaba de la crisis de Twitter, fue a principios de este mismo octubre cuando empezaron a filtrarse con más detalle los nombres y otras cuestiones relacionadas con sus posibles compradores. Una venta que acabó por no producirse dada la mala fama de la entidad y otras polémicas en las que se ha visto inmersa, que han acabado por pasarle factura hasta tal punto, que parece que se está quedando sin candidatos para su compra.

Unos problemas que incluso la han obligado a tomar decisiones con el fin de recortar gastos. Una de las más polémicas ha sido la de despedir al 9% de su plantilla. Pero que no fue la única de la jornada que nos dejó con un mal sabor de boca, pues la compañía no tardó en anunciar el cierre de Vine, la red social de microvídeos que ahora está de despedida. Pero, ¿cómo ha llegado a esta situación? ¿Cuál es su historia? ¿Y su evolución?

El nacimiento de Vine y sus primeros pasos

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La propuesta resultaba innovadora y ágil: vídeos de seis segundos en bucle que podían grabarse y compartirse de manera muy sencilla. Unas características que le valieron que, en octubre de ese mismo año, Twitter se interesara por ella y decidiese comprarla. La adquisición, de hecho, se vivió como un movimiento lógico por parte de la compañía que, en aquel entonces todavía se encontraba lejos de pensar en opciones como Periscope. Le costó la cifra nada desdeñable de 30 millones de dólares.

Fue lanzada oficialmente poco después, el 24 de enero del 2013, un despegue que empezó con iOS y que rápidamente se extendió a Android (en junio) y Windows Phone (en noviembre). Lo hizo con bastante éxito y, de hecho, no tardaron en aparecer viners famosos y nuevas características, hasta tal punto que, a posteriori no solo era posible incrustar los vídeos realizados en webs y blogs, sino también crear efectos varios. Está disponible en hasta 26 idiomas distintos.

Quizás el más popular de ellos es el de stop motion, con animación fotograma a fotograma. Enviar mensajes directos, llevar a cabo menciones, y ver hasta los loops que tiene cada vídeo (se incorporó en 2014), o sea, las veces que ha sido reproducido, de manera tanto individual como en bucle; eran otras de sus virtudes destacables y clave de su funcionamiento. Otros cambios han tenido que ver con cómo embeber los vídeos y su tamaño.

Una oportunidad para los anunciantes

Además de los usuarios, los anunciantes la vieron también con buenos ojos, pues se postulaba como el Instagram de los vídeos con la que podían crear mensajes de valor breves pero concisos con los que conectar con su público, y lanzar teasers de seis segundos para promocionar sus productos y crear expectativa, entre otros.

Esta última técnica, incluso, llegó a tener un nombre propio: tweaser (de la unión de twitter y teaser, y se empleó durante un tiempo para lanzar películas y similares. Algunas ventajas iniciales más relacionadas con el uso de la aplicación era la posibilidad de llevar a cabo tutoriales básicos, lanzar exclusivas e incluir sus spots. Los medios también aprovecharon el filón para compartir las noticias en formato vídeo. Un claro ejemplo de estos fue este vídeo de la NBC, en el que se mostraba cómo un delfín había quedado atrapado en el canal Gowanus.

Tal fue así, que esta acogida en el ámbito de los negocios se plasmó de la mano de apuestas como la de Dunkin Donuts, la primera compañía que se atrevió a usar un Vídeo de Vine al completo como anuncio para la televisión. Oreo no tardó en subirse al carro. Y no fue una iniciativa única de marcas de alimentación sino que Samsung, Adidas y hasta Intel no dudaron en llevara cabo campañas similares, cuyo éxito, tal y como apuntaron los expertos en aquel momento, se debió a la simplicidad de las mismas.

Otros de los que apostaron por la herramienta que nos ocupa fueron Paul McCarney, que grabó un vídeo en Vine con un fragmento de una de sus canciones y pidió a sus fans que le dijesen de cuál se trataba; una forma de generar interacción que ahora podría parecernos un tanto vista. Vogue Spain también grabó su desfile de LoeweMadrid en directo en marzo de 2013.

En definitiva, su éxito fue tal que tan solo un año después de su lanzamiento, Vine tenía ya una comunidad de 13 millones de usuarios. Su integración con Twitter, asimismo, beneficiaba a la plataforma de microblogging, que obtenía una media de 20 retuits por cada tuit con un vídeo de Vine emitido, lo que venía a superara la media del momento que se posicionaba en siete retuits.

Una dura competencia y otros problemas

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Sin embargo y si bien el concepto, a priori, resultaba bastante atractivo, a la herramienta no tardaron en hacer mella propuestas similares que han acabado por sentenciarla. No obstante, no fue el único problema, sino que aparecieron otros ligados a la propia personalidad de la comunidad que nos ocupa, así como al tipo de vídeos que allí se compartían.

De hecho y al poco tiempo de su lanzamiento, comenzaron a distribuirse una serie de vídeos porno a través de este servicio, un problema que obligó a la entidad a pedir disculpas y que no fue mucho más allá. No obstante, no ha sido el único problema relacionado con los contenidos de su trayectoria.

En concreto nos estamos refiriendo al hecho de que, si bien en sus inicios fue vista con buenos ojos por parte de los anunciantes, la comunidad no tardó en convertirse en un lugar con vídeos, digamos, “poco serios”. Lo que ocurrió es que aunque era un lugar divertido con grandes dosis de creatividad, finalmente se llenó de vídeos de gatos torpes y similares. Además, las estrellas y empresas que se sumergieron en ella descubrieron rápidamente que no les ofrecía demasiadas oportunidades de monetización, razón para decantarse por otras plataformas.

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Por otra parte a pesar de que Vine nació en un momento en el que la red ahora propiedad de Zuckerberg se limitaba a las fotografías exclusivamente y Snapchat todavía estaba en pañales, estas comunidades no tardaron en evolucionar para dejarla atrás. Algo que no nos extraña si tenemos en cuenta que Instagram alarga la duración de los clips a los 60 segundos, y Snapchat se queda en los diez; por no hablar de que, evidentemente, se trata de herramientas que van más allá y en grandes comunidades.

Su declive empezó con la llegada de la versión 4.0 de Instagram, la que llevó el vídeo a esta aplicación que le hizo registrar un aumento del 37% del contenido compartido en Twitter. El hecho de que contase con una comunidad bastante mayor que Vine tampoco le vino demasiado bien sobre todo si tenemos en cuenta que los anunciantes siempre van a decantarse por el lugar donde su contenido tenga más visualizaciones.

Socialbakers

La expansión de Snapchat tampoco le ayudó, por las características anteriormente comentadas. En todo caso, su declive empezó a producirse de manera más notable a partir de enero del año pasado, cuando disminuyeron de manera significativa tanto los vines compartidos como la frecuencia de publicación, los likes, visionados y reposts. Un punto que, como comentábamos, también han tenido en cu enta las distintas marcas que, según Socialbakers, parecieren decantarse por otras plataformas de vídeo como YouTube, Facebook y Snapchat.

Evidentemente, Snapchat e Instagram no han sido las únicas que le han afectado, sino que no podemos perder de vista que, desde el año de su nacimiento, el número de apps en general se ha incrementado de manera más que notable, y no solo eso, sino que la categoría a la que pertenece Vine, a medio camino entre los social y la edición ha constituido una de las apuestas más fuertes del mercado durante los dos últimos años. De hecho, algunas apps similares son (o han sido) Keek –vídeos de 36 segundos-, Tout, Viddy –con filtros, posibilidad de pausar y un minuto de duración, pero cerrada en 2014-, y Magisto.

Los últimos coletazos

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Para acabar, no podemos dejar de comentar cómo ha sido su final y cómo la crisis de identidad de Twitter ha acabado costándole la vida . Sí, porque si bien resulta innegable que la competencia de los servicios mencionados –por los que muchos usuarios han decidido decantarse-, lo cierto es que la plataforma de vídeos cortos no parece encajar en la estrategia empresarial de la red de microblogging, que trata de reestructurarse para ser más rentable.

Algo que la entidad lleva intentando cada vez con más ahínco pero sin éxito. De hecho, el 2016 ha sido quizás su año más difícil pues, no solo se ha enfrentado a un éxodo de ejecutivos sino que se ha visto obligada a reponerse de múltiples críticas con cuestiones relacionadas con el acoso en la plataforma, la libertad de expresión y el uso de algoritmos.

Todo con un crecimiento de usuarios estancado y en medio de constantes cambios, algunos de los cuales han mejorado la red social, pero también de otros que han sido visto como intentos desesperados. Mientras tanto, Vine se desvanecía. Un compendio de circunstancias que la han llevado a cerrarla (aunque en la web seguirá operativa de momento).

Por otra parte y tras el anuncio de su cierre, la red se ha llenado de artículos y comentarios que lamentan su despedida de la mano de recopilaciones de sus mejores vines y otras iniciativas similares que ya te puedes suponer. De hecho, hasta nosotros mismos lo hemos sucumbido a la tentación en nuestro blog especializado Magnet. Una situación paradójica que parece querer recuperar el tiempo perdido, aunque ya es demasiado tarde.

Por otra parte, cabe comentar que no se trata de algo que nos pille desprevenidos, sino más bien todo lo contrario. De hecho, hace algunos meses, The Atlantic puso las cartas sobre la mesa y dio la voz de alarma -¿estaban los viners en peligro de extinción?-, se planteaba. La publicación Markely, por su parte, incluso publicó un estudio en el que puso de manifiesto que los viners con más seguidores habían dejado de subir contenido en la plataforma, un éxodo que han atribuido a su diversificación hacia otras aplicaciones, de nuevo.

En todo caso, parece que todavía tendremos que esperar para conocer su final definitivo. Sí, porque hace tan solo unas horas y según ha informado CNET, PornHub acaba de ofrecerse para comprarla, afirmando que seis segundos son más que suficientes. Una "petición" que ha llevado a cabo a través de una carta abierta a Jack Dorsey y una transacción que, de producirse, devolvería a la plataforma a sus orígenes en cierta manera. Sí, a aquel momento en que empezaron a colarse vídeos porno en ella. Curioso, ¿verdad?

En Magnet | 100 Vines como 100 soles: el loop de felicidad que necesitas para sobrellevar esta pérdida


          Vine se desvanece: la mitad de sus estrellas han abandonado sus cuentas   

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Los vídeos de seis segundos (bueno, ahora más) de Vine entran en crisis. Desde Business Insider nos llega la fatídica cifra de que la mitad de las casi 10.000 cuentas más visitadas e influyentes de la red social han cerrado sus cuentas o simplemente han dejado de actualizarlas.

No es la única mala señal: hace dos semanas veíamos cómo Vine no crecía y además parte de sus ejecutivos dejaban sus puestos. Pero lo especialmente grave para el servicio es que precisamente la mitad de las cuentas de más de 10.000 followers, las que atraían a gran parte de la audiencia, están migrando a vídeos de Facebook, Instagram o YouTube.

Los incentivos de los rivales pesan demasiado

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La fuente divide las causas de este declive de Vine en tres factores: las funcionalidades de otros servicios, los mejores incentivos para crear esos vídeos y los problemas de moderación de comentarios que tiene el servicio junto con su padrino Twitter.

Además de eso también podríamos mencionar a Snapchat, que no deja de crecer como servicio donde los usuarios pueden subir vídeos desde el móvil fácilmente. El vídeo es en lo que todo el mundo se está centrando ahora mismo, pero parece que Vine no ha conseguido calar a pesar de ser uno de los primeros rivales puramente móviles.

Imagen | Sebastian Horndasch
En Genbeta | http://www.genbeta.com/redes-sociales-y-comunidades/asi-juegan-contigo-en-vine-para-conseguir-likes


          ¿Hay crisis en Vine? El servicio ha dejado de crecer, y sus altos cargos abandonan la empresa   

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Vine fue presentado por Twitter en enero del 2013, y aunque tras cumplir su primer año todo parecía ir viento en popa, en los últimos tiempos parece estar atravesando una silenciosa crisis. La red social de microvídeos no sólo ha dejado de crecer, sino que pierde usuarios, mientras que varios de sus altos ejecutivos están abandonando el barco.

Según ha podido saber ReCode, hasta 9 altos cargos de la empresa la han abandonado, incluyendo jefes de datos, su gerente de producto o su responsable de ingeniería. Desde Twitter intentan tranquilizar las aguas diciendo que Vine sigue siendo una parte importante de su estrategia, pero eso podría no estar siendo suficiente.

"Este año estamos centrados en ofrecer cinco prioridades de producto para refinar nuestro servicio básico", le han contado a ReCode portavoces de Vine. "Vídeos en streaming, creadores, seguridad y desarrolladores, así como reclutar grandes talentos. Vine es una parte importante de nuestra estrategia, particularmente gracias a su comunidad de creadores, y estamos excitados sobre qué nos depara el futuro con su nuevo liderazgo".

Con nuevo liderazgo se refieren a Hannah Donovan, que fue nombrada nueva manager general en marzo, tras la dimisión del anterior y un periodo de interinidad cubierto por AJ Frank.

Vine pierde usuarios

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La red social de microvídeos demostró en el pasado haber conseguido un importante poder cultural en países como Estados Unidos, sobre todo entre los jóvenes, pero poco a poco su audiencia está disminuyendo, y algunas de sus grandes estrellas están llevándose su contenido (y sus seguidores) a otras plataformas como YouTube o Snapchat.

Vine lleva desde octubre del año pasado sin actualizar su cifra de 200 millones de usuarios. Aun así, la que antes fuera una de las 100 mejores aplicaciones para el iPhone en una docena de países ahora sólo lo es en uno, el país caribeño de Granada, según datos de App Annie. Además, según Comscore, su cantidad de visitantes únicos ha estado bajando en los últimos meses en Estados Unidos coincidiendo con el crecimiento de Snapchat.

Vine, Periscope y Twitter Vídeo. La red social de microblogging tiene varias aplicaciones con las que sacarle partido a los vídeos, pero no termina de organizarlas. Habrá que ver qué decisiones va tomando a partir de ahora para intentar enderezar el rumbo de una de ellas, Vine. La última fue la de aumentar la duración de los vídeos de 6 segundos a 140, y seguro que no tardarán en venir más.

Vía | ReCode
Imagen | Esther Vargas
En Genbeta | ¿Puede ver Vine nuestras contraseñas? OurMine dice que sí, pero Twitter lo niega


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Well, that was interesting.

It was an unnecessary election, called by a brittle authoritarian Prime Minister, hoping to take advantage of an unpopular and discombobulated opposition to get a sweeping mandate to remake the country. Aware of the near certainty of victory, they packed their manifesto with far-reaching ambit claims: force the NHS to sell off its land; replace Britain's segment of the internet with an Iranian-style censored, filtered national intranet and ban strong encryption; replace local election voting systems with first-past-the-post, killing off minor parties, abolish the Serious Fraud Office (which had an unfortunate habit of picking on Tory MPs); they even included ending a ban on the ivory trade, because, why not. And it looked like it would win; all the polls showed commanding leads. Britain would vote Conservative, because it believed it deserved to be punished. Or perhaps, however unpalatable the Tories' programme was, the alternative was unthinkable, so bitter medicine it would have to be.

Things tightened during the election. (It didn't help that Theresa May didn't cope all that well when things weren't under her control, and tended to freeze up like a broken Dalek when confronted with questions from members of the public; empty warehouses and squads of pre-vetted party volunteers were soon found to mitigate this.) Things, however, could be expected to tighten. It's all part of the pantomime of the great carnival that is a general election: the old order is temporarily inverted and those who govern are briefly at the mercy of their subjects. Still, the vast majority of polls pointed to an increased Tory majority, if not quite the epic landslide promised, but still a healthy mandate.

It didn't work out that way. As soon as the polls closed, the exit poll (which has a much higher sample size and resolution) indicated a hung parliament. As the night went on, this bore out in results: Tory seats falling to a Labour party buoyed by an unusually high turnout, especially of young people traditionally written off as apathetic. (Somehow enough millennials took a break from Snapchatting selfies or eating avocado toast in pastel-coloured onesies or whatever it is the snake people reportedly spend all their time doing and got out to vote, swinging entire seats. One can probably add neoliberalism to the list of things millennials are ruining.) By the morning, a hung parliament was confirmed.

May didn't waste any time, and secured a minority-government deal with the Democratic Unionist Party, a far-right religious-fundamentalist party from Northern Ireland with shadowy links to Protestant paramilitary groups; together, they have a working majority of one or two seats. Things get interesting when one considers that the DUP are opposed to the restoration of a hard border in Ireland (making leaving the customs union much more complicated), but also opposed to Northern Ireland having any special status within the EU (as that'd be caving in to the papists south of the border). They get even more interesting factoring in the fact that a significant number of the Tories' MPs are in Scotland (where the SNP had a very bad night), and thus prohibited by the English Votes for English Laws convention from voting on purely England-and-Wales matters (such as anything to do with the NHS or education). If this holds (and, in the ad hoc world of Westminster, especially under the reality distortion field of a right-wing press, nothing is certain), it means that the government will not have a majority to pass much of its programme; and even that which isn't covered could fall prey to dissent within the party. A further question is that of Theresa May's career. She may have reasserted her authority over her party for the time being, but she did gamble on an unnecessary election, and the Conservatives' losses are at least partly due to her performance. History's judgment of May will not be favourable; as Charlie Brooker put it, “the history books will say Theresa May poured her legacy into an upturned crash helmet and shat in it.”) Meanwhile, Boris Johnson (the classically eloquent yet buffoonish Bullingdonian partly responsible for the whole Brexit omnishambles thast led us here) is said to be preparing for a challenge. Which could mean that, soon, both sides of the pond will be ruled by the hosts of a species of hirsute parasitic brain slug.

If there is a winner of the night, it is the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Previously written off as unelectable, Corbyn has galvanised the party base and the voting public, and achieved the highest vote count for Labour since Tony Blair swept to power 20 years ago. And it's Blair's legacy—a focus-grouped managerialism, bedded on the certainty of Margaret Thatcher's neoliberal axiom, “there is no alternative”—that Corbyn has put to rest. It will be a long time until we see a bland, well-scrubbed Labour politician announcing that the party has the value of “having strong values” or some similarly content-free pabulum. And given the Tory minority government's tiny working minority, and the certainty of byelections, Corbyn may yet be Prime Minister sooner rather than later.

In summary: strap in. This ride's just beginning.

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          Download Disney Mix, Messaging Application Matches For Families   

Today many common messaging app that everything comes with the best features and compete with each other. But the more days are also more and more a messaging application that offers unique features like Snapchat and others. This time there is again a messaging application called Disney Mix with a myriad of features.

Heard from its name, this application can be guessed if launched by Disney which is intended as an application that is suitable for communication between families. What is suitable for communication with the family? This application basically comes up with certain features like moderation tools that will allow a parent or adult moderator for the chat activity help to keep things clean and friendly.

There is also a reminder in applications for its users to respect and not interfere with other users. Disney also encourages users to submit feedback or feedback if they think the tool is not good. Rules and regulations are present side by side, where the application as it will come up with some fun features. Application also provides a wide range of stickers that feature almost all of the Disney franchise. Users can also design their own custom avatars, produce their own meme, play games, and more.

In addition, the Disney also announced their plans to include more features in the future, such as photo and video sharing. From what is offered by this application, Disney Mix clearly intended for children and adolescents should be under adult supervision. If you need this app for your kids, just download the app in the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

          How to Upload Snap from Snapchat to Instagram Stories   
Instagram some time ago introduced a new feature called Stories. Instagram's new features touted similar to Snapchat feature of the same name. However, both of these features could be considered similar but not identical.
There are some differences between Snapchat Stories and Stories Instagram, for example Snapchat is equipped with the ability to use stickers and lenses, while Instagram Stories bit more basic in its offering. But do you know, it turned out to make a snap made in Snapchat and upload them to Instagram fairly easy to do.
How Did I? Let's see.
Step 1: Create a new snap in Snapchat.
Step 2: Tap the download / save button at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Exit snap to tap the "x" in the upper-left corner of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the button Memories of the interface below the shutter.
Step 5: Under the Snap tab, tap snap that you saved earlier.
Step 6: Wipe the top of the screen to view the edited interface.
Step 7: Tap my snap and then select Export Snap-Save Image / Video.
Step 8: Open Instagram.
Step 9: Open Stories with a right swipe interface while on the Home tab, or you can also tap the New button Story in the upper-right corner of the Home tab.
Step 10: Swipe down to see photos and videos are saved in 24 hours.
Step 11: Select export snap.
Step 12: Live add text, images or other filters to the clip, and tap the Save button at the bottom of the interface to add to Instagram snap of Snapchat Stories.

          Outsourcing the NSA   

If the government stops collecting our phone records, is our privacy protected?

That’s a common assumption in many debates about the National Security Agency. We’ve come to think of privacy as a binary question, with government as the sole threat. Now we have to think about other threats, because President Obama is proposing to outsource the NSA’s phone records program.

In his speech on Friday about reforming the NSA, Obama explained that the phone program is divided into two stages. The first stage is collection of the records, which show the date, time, and duration of each call from one number to another. In the second stage, the database of records is searched (“queried”) for numbers that have interacted, directly or indirectly, with numbers linked to suspected terrorists. In theory, the two stages can be administered and regulated separately.

In fact, the collection process begins in the private sector. What the NSA has done, Obama noted, is simply “a consolidation of phone records that the companies already retained for business purposes.” The panel of experts assigned by Obama to investigate the NSA (the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies) “turned up no indication that this database has been intentionally abused,” said Obama. Nevertheless, he acknowledged, “without proper safeguards, this type of program could be used to yield more information about our private lives.”

So Obama offered more safeguards. He promised to replace the program with a system capable of doing the same things, but “without the government holding this metadata itself.” The telecommunications companies, for instance, might be enlisted to retain their records, “with government accessing information as needed.” Or a “third party” might keep the records.

Yesterday on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer second-guessed this idea. Alluding to recent security breaches at retailers, he asked Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House intelligence committee: “Do you think the private sector can do this better than the government? I mean, I look at what happened here at Target, what's happened at Neiman Marcus.”

Rogers agreed. Within the government, he argued, there were several layers of review over use of the phone data:

If you move all that to the private sector, you lose all of the review. That goes away. And you open it up to privacy concerns I don't think we talked about. Divorce lawyers are going to have a heyday. Private detectives on any civil matter anywhere in the country are going to have a heyday.

Schieffer then turned to Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado, an NSA critic. And here’s where the conversation took a disquieting turn. Udall dismissed Rogers’ warning as a “parade of horribles.” “The phone companies,” Udall assured viewers, created these records only because “it’s their business model to collect this data. They're not going to use that data in ways that will break faith with their customers.”

Wait a minute. Here’s the guy who has been brought onto the show to represent civil liberties. As long as the threat in question is the NSA, he does the job. He doesn’t accept the government’s claims of good will. He’s not impressed by the absence of known deliberate abuse. He wants clear safeguards and independent oversight.

But when the conversation shifts from the government to the telecom providers, Udall drops his guard.  Suddenly the records collection is just business, and the collectors can be trusted not to “break faith with their customers.”

A similar thing happened on Meet the Press. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the Senate intelligence committee, noted that the NSA has rules about who can access its phone records database: 22 people who, at least in theory, are vetted and supervised. If the data retention is outsourced, she asked, “How do you provide that level of supervision?” David Gregory pushed the point further, arguing that Amazon, Google, and other companies are “not only compiling data, but sharing that data, selling that data.” He asked Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian: “Is that just as much of a concern as what the government is doing?”

Like Udall, Ohanian was supposed to be the civil liberties advocate. And, like Udall, he deflected the question. As to expectations of privacy, he assured viewers, “That's a contract that we have with our service providers.” Promises from the government weren’t to be counted on, but apparently, promises from Internet companies were. Indeed, Ohanian blamed the NSA for the private sector’s loss of public confidence: “Countries and citizens around the world no longer want to do business with American companies, because they no longer trust that their private data is safe. I'm an entrepreneur. I'm an investor.”

No matter what you think of the NSA, this selective skepticism makes no sense. After all the security breaches, privacy issues, and consumer data practices that have been exposed at one company after another—Target, Neiman Marcus, Facebook, Yahoo, Adobe, Google, Snapchat, Ford, and others—you’d think that civil libertarians would worry about private-sector data management, not just about the government. Would delegating the retention of phone records to telecom providers or a “third party” make the risks to privacy go away? Could it create new risks? Those are good questions.

In the heat of political battle, it’s easy to lock in on your adversary—in this case, defenders of the NSA—and dismiss their arguments. But never forget the principles that brought you into the fight. They’re bigger than the villain of the moment.


          A Force for Good...   
Grandma on the left, GG on the right.
If I have my dates correct, today marks the fifth anniversary of my great aunt GG's passing. Today I thought about my great aunt as well as my grandma. The two of them were so close, you rarely saw one without the other. It has been almost fourteen years since I saw my grandma, five since I saw GG, but I can still remember their voices. I remember the grip of their hands on mine. I can recall their love a good story and a great pair of Birkenstocks. If you needed to know the gossip going around their small town, you could head to their auction building on Sundays and someone there would fill you in. In the years before social media, that's where you found out what was what. That being said, I also never heard them tear anyone down. I never saw them be unkind to another. They owned their mistakes, just as their owned their success. They were believers in hard work, the importance of family, and doing the right thing.

They were a force for good in their community.

This week I've wondered what is to be gained from social media. That's saying a lot, coming from me. I have been a fan of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for years. (Snapchat's allure alludes me, although I do have an account.) By giving everyone a voice, we've devalued our words to some extent. Words are powerful. Our message is powerful. What we put out there into the world creates a perception about who we are. I don't think of myself as a luddite, but I'm beginning to wonder if it was better when I didn't know what everyone thought. When I didn't have to watch people tear apart someone, or something, without the whole story. When I didn't see vitriol spewed forth as it was equal to the truth. 

Before anyone worries, none of this negativity has been directed at me, I'm just sitting alongside many, watching it pour forth in my community, in my state, in my country, and wondering where my place is.

I've tried so hard in the years that I've lived my life online to be what I think my grandmother and GG would be proud of - to be a force for good. There is, of course, the negative side of teaching, of living in a small community, of being a parent to two boys, and on and on and on. I could choose to share that. I could tear others apart when they do something I don't approve of. I could run to Facebook and Twitter when I see something I think of as wrong, but I'm not sure where that will get me except in a world where I only look for the negative, where I see myself as the judge and the jury of what is right and what is wrong. I choose not to dwell in that world. 

Instead, I will continue to find joy in the everyday. I will recognize that most of us are trying our best. That we all can screw up, apologize, and work to do better. That we all would be happier if we just look for the small moments of good. 

Today my students were beautiful. They shared their books, writing, and lives with me. I'm honored to be there for that. We talked about the importance of read aloud in middle school. Today parents sent me sweet words about how I impacted their teen this year. They thanked me, but I should thank them. They too are choosing to lift others up instead of tearing down. I see that and I celebrate it.

I tell my boys constantly that what they send out into the world comes back to them. They can choose to be a force for good, to be a positive person, to make a difference through kindness. I hope they follow that advice. It worked for my grandma and GG. And, when I remember to turn away from the stream of negativity, it works for me.
          [Tomorrow!] Your simple (& effective!) marketing plan   

Instagram. Facebook pages. Twitter. Pinterest. Snapchat. LinkedIn. Blogging. Newsletters. Personal emails or conversations. Free classes, either virtual or in-person. Podcasts, hosting or being interviewed. Telesummits, hosting or being interviewed. Guest posts. Facebook and/or Instagram and/or Pinterest ads. Networking. Private Facebook group, leading or actively contributing. Facebook Live videos.

These are the things that come to mind in a split-second when I think of the “shoulds”

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          Qué nos ofrece la realidad aumentada en Android: más futuro que presente   

Realidad Aumentada Android

La realidad aumentada está de moda. Desde hace muchos años los usuarios de Android podemos probar múltiples aplicaciones de realidad aumentada, pero gracias al éxito de juegos como Pokémon GO los grandes fabricantes de tecnología están intensificando otra vez sus esfuerzos en este campo.

Microsoft y sus Hololens fueron uno de los primeros en apostar fuerte por la realidad aumentada. Apple recientemente ha mostrado diversas demos de ARKit, mientras que Facebook confía que la realidad aumentada será un avance clave a la hora de compartir lo que vemos.

Se trata de un tipo de tecnología que no ha explotado pero no ha dejado de mejorar a lo largo de los años. Vamos a repasar qué opciones tenemos los usuarios de Android para acercarnos a la realidad aumentada. Atentos porque las posibilidades son enormes, aunque como siempre nos harán falta buenos desarrolladores para aprovechar todo su potencial.

Vuforia, el SDK más completo

Sesame Street

Para crear aplicaciones de realidad aumentada lo más fácil es acudir a SDKs, conjunto de herramientas que permite a los programadores crear código más rápido. En este caso los SDKs se centran en el reconocimiento de imágenes, texto, objetos cilíndricos... en definitiva, todos aquellos elementos clave que cualquier aplicación de realidad aumentada necesita.

Uno de los más completos era y sigue siendo Vuforia, creado por Qualcomm pero vendido a PTC por 65 millones de dólares. Gracias a este SDK hemos podido ver aplicaciones de realidad aumentada en Unity, iOS y Android. Con la cámara del móvil tenemos varios posibilidades: desde añadir objetos sobre una superficie hasta identificar objetos, escanearlos y moverlos.

Algunos ejemplos de Vuforia ya los podemos ver en la Play Store. Nos quedamos con Animal 4D+, una aplicación para escanear animales y verlos en tres dimensiones moviéndose sobre nuestra mesa.

Vuforia es una de las opciones preferidas de quienes crean aplicaciones Android de realidad aumentada, en parte porque ha continuado mejorando y posee funciones muy trabajadas como Smart Terrain o la posibilidad de identificar no solo objetos, sino incluso componentes de estos.

Vuforia es un SDK que permite la mayoría de acciones relacionadas con la realidad aumentada

Actualmente tiene un coste de 99 dólares al mes para poder utilizar el servicio sin marcas de agua ni limitaciones. Una opción interesante y con varios años a sus espaldas, aunque sin la tracción de tener a un gran fabricante detrás.

Wikitude, Augment o EasyAR: opciones para todos los gustos

Asus Zenfone Ar 1

Desde ThinkMobile tenemos una interesante comparativa de los mejores SDK para iOS y Android. En esta lista habríamos encontrado anteriormente a Metaio, empresa que compró Apple.

Un rival de esta opción que ya hace tiempo que es compatible con Android es Augment, disponible en la Play Store. Aquí podremos visualizar modelos 3D en realidad aumentada a tiempo real. El objetivo de Augment es ayudar a los negocios a que muestren a sus clientes los productos de una forma más real y acelerar las ventas.

Si buscáis un SDK gratuito y open source tenemos ARToolKit, aunque sus opciones son bastante limitadas. Por otro lado y también gratis podemos probar con EasyAR 2.0. Para aquellos que busquen algo más completo, deberían fijarse en Kudan cuyo SDK ha sido utilizado por empresas tan distintas como Pepsi, Microsoft o eBay.

Otro servicio muy popular compatible con Android es Wikitude, que ya va por la versión 6.1. Aquí tenemos funcionalidades varias como reconocimiento de imagen y seguimiento en 3D, datos geolocalizados, reconocimiento en la nube o posicionamiento. Disponemos de una versión gratuita pero si queremos desbloquear todas las opciones sube hasta 1990 euros, un precio claramente orientado a profesionales.

Con Wikitude ya tenemos aplicaciones concretas. Es el caso de Lenovo que lo utiliza en sus empresas para crear tutoriales en directo o la misma aplicación de Wikitude para Android que permite buscar objetos, escanear periódicos y tener información simplemente enfocádolo con la cámara del móvil. Aunque eso sí, sólo en aquello que haya añadido compatibilidad con la aplicación. Y es que aquí está el jugo de todo, el potencial es enorme pero hacen falta desarrolladores y empresas que tengan interés en trasladar todo sus productos al mundo virtual.

Ingress, pionero en juegos de realidad aumentada

Ingress Android

Antes de Pokémon GO, otros juegos en Android ya experimentaron con la realidad aumentada. De los mismos creadores tenemos Ingress, un juego de realidad virtual y aumentada que te cambia la vida.

Niantic Labs se independizaron de Google hace años pero Alphabet sigue siendo uno de los principales inversores. Hablamos de una de las compañías con mayor experiencia en crear juegos de realidad aumentada, desde Ingress que tiene varios años detrás hasta otros menos conocidos como Endgame.

Los mejores expertos en juegos de realidad aumentada tienen "ADN Google"

Los juegos de realidad aumentada no se quedan ahí. En Google Play podemos descargar algunos como AR Magical Battle, que consiste en defender torres virtuales ante hordas de monstruos; SpecTrek, ganador de varios premios en el que tendremos que cazar fantasmas; Tilt, un divertido experimento que utiliza tu smartwatch con Android Wear o HandsonAR, una antigua y curiosa aplicación para ver cómo quedaría un gadget en nuestra mano.

Mirando al cielo

Mapa Estelar Astronomia Android

La astronomía ha sido tradicionalmente un campo donde la realidad aumentada ha podido lucirse. Tenemos diversas aplicaciones que nos permiten enfocar a las estrellas y recibir información sobre su posición e historia. Desde estrellas, planetas y hasta la posición del sol.

Google Sky Map era una aplicación mítica en los primeros años de Android. Ahora es open source y disponible para cualquiera, pero sigue siendo un buen ejemplo de lo que la realidad aumentada puede ofrecer. Más completas, actualizadas y con mejor diseño tenemos Mapa Estelar o Star Walk 2.

Sony potencia su cámara con la realidad aumentada

Sony Ar Effects

Si buscamos en Google Play "AR Effects" nos encontraremos decenas de aplicaciones creadas por Sony. Se trata de un proyecto iniciado hace años por el fabricante japonés que permite añadir efectos a la cámara, en tiempo real y aprovechando las superficies que estemos enfocando.

Estas aplicaciones utilizan el motor SmartAR creado por Sony para la ocasión. Los efectos van desde añadir dinosaurios, superponer máscaras, crear escenas de terror o reconocer rostros y añadir accesorios. En tiempos de Snapchat, estos efectos para la cámara son muy queridos y buscados por todos los usuarios que quieren divertirse un rato. Por otro lado también tenemos aplicaciones de fotografía profesional como PhotoPills que añaden una capa de encuadre sobre la imagen para hacer mejores fotos.

Un nuevo mundo social

Social Realidad Aumentada La realidad aumentada abre un mundo de posibilidades enorme en el campo de las redes sociales. La idea es simple: enfoca con tu móvil al mundo y este te mostrará objetos o mensajes virtuales que no podías ver con tus propios ojos. Bajo esa premisa se esconden aplicaciones tan curiosas como WallaMe, que nos pide escribir mensajes desde su aplicación en cualquier pared para que otros usuarios de la misma app puedan descubrirlos.

Las posibilidades son enormes, pero como siempre falta que haya elementos compatibles

Utilizando una mezcla de geolocalización y realidad aumentada tenemos servicios como Roar o Layar, un auténtico clásico en Android que ya va por la versión 8.0. Aquí podremos interactuar con revistas, productos, postales... todo un mundo digital nuevo por descubrir aunque lamentablemente carece del impulso necesario para que el usuario la mantenga instalada.

Y no nos olvidamos de Vivino, una aplicación traducida al español perfecta para todos los amantes del vino. Gracias a su sistema de reconocimiento de objetos podemos enfocar a las botellas de vino, las reconocerá y nos aparecerá una carta de información con todos los detalles de ese vino y los comentarios del resto de usuarios.

Descubre cómo te quedaría un tatuaje

Inkhunter Android Tatuajes

La cantidad de aplicaciones de realidad aumentada es enorme. No nos engañaremos, la mayoría son muy especializadas y solo sirven para mostrar una única cosa. Tenemos desde planear drones, crear laberintos, configurar impresoras, colorear animales y hasta jugar con la popular Hatsune Miku.

Pero si tenemos que quedarnos con una esa es sin duda Inkhunter, una aplicación que nos permite seleccionar un tatuaje y al enfocar sobre nuestro brazo (o donde sea) y ver cómo nos quedaría. Una idea original y un uso totalmente lógico de la realidad aumentada. La aplicación además ha sido muy bien acogida y cuenta con un diseño cuidado, algo que no suele ser habitual.

Comunicación instantánea mejorada

El sueño de los viajeros. Utilizar el móvil para poder entender múltiples idiomas al segundo. Poder recorrer el mundo y entender todas las señales. El vídeo de Google Translate es impresionante y aunque solo funciona cuando el letrero es claro, el potencial es inspirador. Google Translate nos permite desde hace algunos años con Word Lens poder traducir directamente una frase o imagen enfocándolo con la cámara del móvil. La aplicación reconoce el objeto y el idioma y directamente nos lo traduce, todo sin dejar de enfocar el objeto, casi por arte de magia.

Esta función está disponible en 30 idiomas distintos, entre los que se incluye por supuesto el español y el inglés, pero también el chino o japonés.

Usos como el de Google Translate son el camino a seguir

La comunicación es otro de los campos donde la realidad aumentada tiene mucho que decir. Aquí además de Google, tenemos un proyecto de Vuforia que de seguro veremos en un futuro aunque sea con otro nombre. Hablamos de Project Chalk, videollamadas mejoradas donde además de hablar podemos enfocar con nuestra cámara y mostrar mensajes a la otra persona. Excelente para por ejemplo mostrar algún tutorial o dibujar algún objeto en vez de explicarlo. Una imagen (o vídeo) vale más que mil palabras.

Un filón para las empresas

Ikea Realidad Aumentada

Si la realidad aumentada todavía no ha explotado es por una simple razón: las empresas todavía no están invirtiendo suficiente en ella. Al final la industria funciona por tendencias; ahora se apuesta por X y a veces por Y. En Android llevamos muchos años con aplicaciones de realidad aumentada, pero no se ha logrado crear un ecosistema fuerte.

A pesar de eso sí ha habido varios acercamientos por parte de grandes empresas. IKEA dispone de una aplicación para Android que nos permite ver cómo quedarán sus muebles en nuestra casa. Simple y efectivo, nadie se sorprendió cuando el gigante sueco presentó esta novedad.

Otro gigante que ha coqueteado con la realidad aumentada es McDonalds. A través de Vuforia permitió a quienes compraran una de sus cajas de hamburguesas convertirla en un pequeño campo de fútbol. En vez de regalar juguetes, esa vez se decidieron por un juego virtual.

El tercer ejemplo lo tenemos en CocaCola. El equipo de Alemania en combinación con Augment y SalesForce utilizaron la realidad aumentada para mostrar a los comercios cómo quedarían los stands de Coca Cola.

Tango, el proyecto de Google para la realidad aumentada

Aplicaciones Google Tango

Llegamos a Tango, el proyecto de realidad aumentada de Google. Aquí tenemos todo un sistema para potenciar estas aplicaciones. Sin embargo al contrario que el resto, se requiere de un hardware especial para funcionar por lo que limita enormemente su expansión.

El Lenovo Phab 2 Pro y el ASUS Zenfone AR son los dos únicos dispositivos capacitados para disfrutar de la realidad aumentada de Google. Se trata de dos smartphones de gama alta, pero realmente por potencia muchos otros podrían estar en la lista. De hecho, se habla incluso que Lenovo podría presentar un MotoMod basado en Tango para sus Moto Z.

Tango, el proyecto de Google para la realidad aumentada, viene limitado por hardware pero desarrollado para tener mucho camino por delante

Debemos reconocer eso sí todo el potencial que tiene Tango. Tenemos todo un SDK y APIs suficientes para crear aplicaciones de lo más interesantes. Y poco a poco están llegando a Google Play. Ya hemos visto ejemplo como el del Instituto de las Artes de Detroit que creó Lumin, un tour para Tango que permite observar el esqueleto de las momias como si tuviéramos rayos X.

Las aplicaciones compatibles con Project Tango de la Play Store irán llegando poco a poco. Estamos en una fase inicial pero ya tenemos juegos, simuladores de carreras, mapas de WiFi, medidores, aplicaciones de dibujo y hasta el Wall Street Journal posee un pequeño experimento. Android y la realidad aumentada llevan muchos años de relación, actualmente no pasan por su mejor momento pero como en las mejores parejas, lo mejor siempre se deja para el futuro.

En Xataka Android | ¿Qué precauciones deberemos tomar a la hora de usar la realidad aumentada?

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La noticia Qué nos ofrece la realidad aumentada en Android: más futuro que presente fue publicada originalmente en Xataka Android por Enrique Pérez .


          Ed Sheeran Snapchat Lens filter for 'Shape Of You' new single   
Ed Sheeran is back - and he has found a great new way of using Snapchat to tease and promote his latest single...!

Ed Sheeran Snapchat Lens filter Shape Of You
Ed Sheeran Snapchat Lens
Ed Sheeran has used a Snapchat Lens to showcase his new single 'Shape Of You' and has allowed Snapchat users to hear a 30 second clip of the track whilst they can add sunglasses and effects to their own selfies!

@Caitlyn showed how the Ed Sheeran Snapchat lens filter looks with her tweet here:
and also interesting to see that Ed Sheeran has also promoted 'Shape Of You' through his 'teddysphotos' Instagram account too:


An innovative and fun way of using social media to bring the new Ed Sheeran single to life!

**UPDATE

Ed Sheeran's new singles 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle on the Hill' have broken the Spotify record for one-day streams!

NME write: "Shape Of You’ is the new record holder, registering 6,868,642 in the 24 hours after its release early on Friday. ‘Castle On The Hill’ faired similarly numbers-wise, pulling in 6,168,395 streams. The stats have been compiled by Sheeran’s label, Warner Music."

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          Donovan Forte follows Garfield Heights grad David Bell with Jacksonville men's basketball commitment   

David Bell transferred in April from Ohio State to Jacksonville. In a year, the Atlantic Sun school will add another Garfield Heights player in Donovan Forte.


GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Donovan Forte transferred to Garfield Heights about this time a year ago. Looking back, he assessed himself as out of shape when he made the move.


Now he is about 15 pounds lighter and set with a college basketball scholarship.


Forte, a 6-foot-7 senior and returning starter for the Bulldogs, gave his commitment Wednesday to Jacksonville. He will be the second player from coach Sonny Johnson’s program headed to the Dolphins. David Bell transferred in April from Ohio State to the Atlantic Sun program.


“Why not,” Forte said he asked himself, “since I wanted to play division I basketball and it’s something I worked for.”


Forte said he has not visited the campus yet and relied on Bell for pictures and videos via SnapChat. The two have played against each other in open-gym sessions at Garfield Heights, and Bell will be a redshirt junior by the time Forte joins Jacksonville.


He plans to take an official visit in August or September.


Indiana Tech, Urbana and Lourdes are among the other schools to offer Forte, who said he wanted to commit with the first Division I school to show interest.


“I wouldn’t turn it down because it’s something I worked for and I knew I deserved it,” said Forte, who averaged about eight points and six rebounds while helping Garfield Heights (22-5) to the Division I regional finals.


RELATED: See Forte in action last season.




Jacksonville finished 17-16 last season.


Its recent interest in Garfield Heights players can be correlated with fourth-year coach Tony Jasick’s relationship with Garfield Heights assistant Mechie Johnson. Jasick served as an assistant at IPFW when Johnson played there.


Forte said Jacksonville coaches saw him this spring at an AAU tournament in Dallas. He played on area-based Ohio Basketball Club, which includes area players such as Chris Jefferson (Benedictine) and Tyler Williams (Brush).


Jacksonville offered Forte his scholarship a little more than a month ago. In the meantime, Forte said he played through the rest of the spring to see if he could attract any more interest. Jacksonville remained his No. 1 option, and he said Wednesday he is content with the decision.


RELATED: Read Forte's evaluation from NEOhioSpotlight.com.


His diet has changed. He cut out soda and candy from his diet, committed to a gym routine stressed by his coaches.


“I’ve taken basketball more serious,” he said.


Now he is one of three players on Garfield Heights’ front line with a Division I college future, joining 6-9 juniors Brison Waller and Alonzo Gaffney.


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          Week In Review: Things To Be Thankful For   


Originally published at TVREV.com on November 25, 2015

It’s a short week and an American holiday, so in the spirit of that holiday, we thought we’d look back on what we have to be thankful for at the end of November 2015.

 1. The Industry Is Not Imploding

Not that we ever thought it was, mind you, but you know, Silicon Valley. (And they still manage to get it so incredibly wrong.) But the good news is the television industry seems to keep on humming. Ad revenue is actually up. The number of quality shows is so high that someone actually suggested we start making less of them. (Still not quite getting that one. Is the solution then to start creating more bad shows?)

What’s more, as we pointed out last week, the MVPDs seem to have figured out that it’s in their best interests to play nice with the Netflix,  Hulus and HBO Nows of the world. And so they are starting to bring them into the fold, selling them directly to their broadband and pay-TV customers as just one more option. When all TV options come from the same place (the MVPDs and their broadband connections) cord-cutting is no longer an issue.

2. Social TV Is Enjoying A Renaissance

While Social TV 1.0 was all about fans talking to each other, Social TV 2.0 is all about networks buying paid posts on social platforms. Facebook seems to be leading the way on this, primarily because (a) at a time when fewer and fewer people watch TV in real time, it’s not a real time platform, (b) 1.5 billion users. It’s hard to beat that kind of reach. (Twitter, by comparison, has about 300 million. And many would cut that number in half, given the number of users with multiple accounts) and (c) Facebook’s Atlas ad network allows those paid posts to be seen by millions of highly-targeted users on mobile sites. For network execs, whose biggest nightmare is how to drive viewership, social TV is proving to be a godsend.

In addition to Facebook and Twitter, the networks are also discovering the value of Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat, both as places where the networks can control the flow of conversation and as great places to reach a Millennial/Gen Z audience. Everyone is playing nicely with each other and everyone seems to be getting something out of it, especially consumers who are getting more access to their favorite shows
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3. Creators Are Coming Into Their Own

For years, The Powers That Be have rolled their eyes at YouTube Creators, lumping them all under the blanket of “UGC” and otherwise not paying a whole lot of attention to them. That’s changing now as everyone seems to have discovered their extreme money-making potential.

The MVPDs are busy launching broadband-only skinny bundle packages aimed at Millennials and they’re populating them with “snackable” content from the various MCNs. This alone is doing wonders in terms of making YouTube creators a part of the overall ecosystem.

We’ve also seen the recent launch of YouTube Red, the platform’s first ad-free subscription service, that features premium content from well-known creators like PewDiePie. By giving more structure to the creators’ shows, Red is helping to make them more like traditional TV without sacrificing the things that made them successful in the first place.

4. TV Everywhere Seems To Finally Be Taking Off

 Now that Nielsen is measuring OTT views and networks are realizing the value of letting people watch their shows anytime and anywhere, true TV Everywhere should finally be on the horizon. There are already reports of Verizon rolling out an update to their TVE app that allows viewers to watch every single channel if they’re at home and gives them access to shows they’ve stored on their DVR. We expect the rest of the MVPDs will soon follow suit.

There’s much good news in the TV industry, but still much to figure out. Stick with TV[R]EV as we help you understand all the changes ahead by subscribing to our twice-weekly newsletter.

Thank you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

          Totaling It Up. Will Nielsen Have An Audience For TAM, Or Is It Too Little Too Late?   

Co-written with Jesse Redniss. Originally published at tvrev.com on November 9, 2015.

Nielsen finally revealed details and a launch date for its OTT measurement system, dubbed “Total Audience Measurement” and the industry may never be the same. We’re (mostly) impressed with what they’re trying to accomplish and believe that it will kickstart TV Everywhere, so that 2016 will be the year we finally see the radical changes everyone has been waiting for.

Total Audience Measurement: What We Like

Ad Views versus Program Views: Total Audience Measurement (TAM) addresses the issue that in the brave new world of TV viewing, ads and shows need to be measured separately. That’s because someone watching the digital broadcast or VOD broadcast of a show may not see the same commercial load as someone watching the linear feed. Nielsen’s plan is to create two different metrics, one that will allow networks to know how many total viewers a particular show has, and one that allows advertisers to know how many people actually saw an ad.

Just About Every Device: TAM will be able to count views on just about every streaming and mobile device out there: PCs, mobile devices, tablets, VOD and streaming devices like Xbox, Apple TV and Roku. A few niche devices like the Apple Watch won’t be counted, but their low usage rates would not effect ratings anyway.

Bigger Panels: Nielsen is doubling the size of their panels from 20,000 households to 40,000. While we’d still like to see a measurement system that counts every single view, we also realize that no one is going to let the MVPDs (who are the only ones who have that capability) have that kind of power. Given the complex nature of TV rights and negotiations, responsibility for ratings are always going to fall to an impartial third party.

Moving Beyond C3 and C7: Nielsen has the ability to measure way, way beyond the C7 window. The reason they don’t is that the current rules, which date back to 2006, do not allow them to. To remedy this, Nielsen is working with the major ad buying agencies and networks to change those rules, something they say they’re not getting much pushback on. So we should soon be seeing accurate ratings many days out, which will allow for a more realistic picture of current viewing habits.

Moving beyond C7 also acknowledges the rapid growth of ad-supported VOD, which means that views 21 or even 91 days out are as likely to be on VOD as they are on DVR. Those numbers are going to prove very useful to networks when making programming decisions, as they’ll be able to gauge which shows have developed bigger audiences in the off-season — a powerful piece of data since audiences who discover shows via bingeing tend to be far more evangelical and passionate than those who discover the shows via linear.

Measurement For Streaming Services: Sort of. While YouTube and AOL will be fully measured, Netflix and Amazon don’t want Nielsen poking under the hood. But it seems that several of the major studios want to know how their shows are doing on those streaming sites and are supplying Nielsen with audio files so they can find out. We wish Hastings and Bezos would stop being so secretive — we get that they don’t rely on ad revenue, but releasing ratings numbers would allow everyone to know just how popular their new shows are and with whom, data that can influence programming decisions on ad-supported networks too.

What We Don’t Like

Still No Social. As we pointed out last year, the key measurement missing from TV ratings systems is social. While Nielsen does measure Twitter, it’s an open secret that Twitter ratings are reflective of what’s popular with Twitter’s unique audience clusters and not with the viewing population at large. You can see this by looking at the social TV ratings from companies like Shareablee, where Instagram sometimes outranks Facebook, and both leave Twitter in the dust, the latter often accounting for well under 10% of audience interactions.

Adding social ratings, especially social ratings that take context into account, will give a clearer picture of what shows, ads, actors and genres are resonating with viewers. As more and more marketers move toward smarter insights like “emotional resonance” and “advanced sentiment analysis” to derive true meaning behind flat metrics. It will also give a clearer idea of what else those viewers like (Psychographic insights) allowing networks and advertisers to see patterns between the shows and the show’s audiences. In addition, the size of the social audience, Facebook in particular, provides census-level data, which can serve as a check on Nielsen’s panel data.

Or Is There? We keep hearing rumblings about Nielsen adding anonymized Facebook data to the overall Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings data set. When you break down the Nielsen SDK demo process, it seems that Nielsen will be bumping up its data to Facebook anyway in order to attach demo and psychographic info. So, while we can only assume that Nielsen’s next step, after TAM is released, will be to go to Facebook and Instagram and Snapchat (and maybe even Tumblr) and start incorporating their numbers into the social rating, the question remains as to how they’ll do it in a way that’s “fair & balanced” to their long time partner Twitter? If the social TV ratings from companies like Shareablee, which consistently show Twitter responsible for less than 10% of the social TV traffic for most hit shows are any indication, it’s going to be rough roads ahead for Twitter’s relevance here.


Branded Content and Brand Funded Content

As consumers continue to find ways to avoid interruptive advertising, brands are taking a #CreatedWith approach to ad integration, looking to place their messages within the content of the show. As these executions become more popular, Nielsen will need to start measuring their effectiveness as well. This is particularly important if these executions are going to become part of the programmatic buying systems that are all the rage today. Without a way to measure #CreatedWith and other branded integrations, TAM is going to fall short. It’s our opinion this should be the next challenge Nielsen tackles.

What Happens Next

TV Everywhere Explodes. This is the real benefit to TAM. Because once the networks know that all those non-linear views will be counted by a universally accepted measurement system, their objections to TV Everywhere melt away.

Until now, the networks have been (rightly) worried that views on tablets and VOD and streaming devices equaled money down the drain, as those viewers meant lower ratings and thus less ad revenue. Hence all the restrictions on TV Everywhere apps. But now that everything’s being counted, the networks are more than happy to let you watch whenever, wherever and however you want — the more the merrier. They know that when people have more ways to watch TV, they actually do wind up watching more TV. Ratings go up along with ad revenue, and everyone is happy.

The MVPDs, who provide both pay-TV and broadband service will also be more than happy to have you watch TV via an online connection, since the more bandwidth you use, the more money they make. That’s because MVPDs make their real money on broadband — pay TV provides very thin margins.

That means the MVPDs will be rolling out new and improved versions of their TV Everywhere apps, which will be freed from the restrictions they’ve had until now. So you’ll be able to tap into their VOD libraries, watch whatever you want when you’re away from home, pause and rewind, and otherwise enjoy a superior TV experience.

Audience Parting

As OTT viewing explodes (along with the ability to measure it), we will see much more of what we call “Audience Parting” — advertisers buying specific audiences rather than specific day parts. Time shifting will play a huge part in this as well, since buying prime time shows (or shows that originally ran in prime time) is no longer a guarantee of anything — early research shows that there are significant differences in the audiences who watch TV live, the audiences who watch 3–7 days out and the audiences who watch 3–7 weeks out. By buying specific audiences, advertisers will be able to replicate the powerful targeting capabilities currently available online, without sacrificing their ability to reach mass audiences. It may be more work for the networks ad sales teams, but should result in higher fees for the more targeted audience. If Nielsen’s TAM works as expected, audience parting should become the rule, rather than the exception.

A Data Explosion

While Nielsen may begin collecting additional data from all the OTT sites they’ll be monitoring, they’re far from alone. The networks have been busy collecting first-party data on their viewers via systems like Viacom Vantage, NBCUx and Turner Data Cloud and using that to power new programmatic style ad buying programs. These systems will serve to keep Nielsen on its toes as the first party data the networks collect is deeper and less reliant on panels. Nielsen will need to continually innovate to keep pace with TV’s new digital-centric reality, particular when it comes to data. Advertisers will be the real winners however this shakes out, since the more data they have (regardless of its source) the better decisions they’ll be able to make.

Maybe The Future Isn’t About Apps, Tim.

As much as we want to love everything Apple does, the problem with an app-based future, is there’s no program guide, no central organizing system that keeps track of your shows and where they are.
Siri might someday fulfill that role, but for now, for anyone who watches more than just a few hours of TV a week, the MVPD offerings, which combine in-home set top box delivery with full TV Everywhere service for hundreds of channels, will be the way to go, providing access to just about anything you’d want to watch (including short form content from YouTube and others) along with an easy way to find and organize it all. Throw in a single bill for all your TV and broadband needs, and it’s a hard deal to turn down. Comcast has done a stellar job of driving this paradigm to reality.

The Change Is Now.

As all TV begins to feel like Netflix, we’ll be seeing even more changes in the way we watch. It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for and with the launch of a universally accepted measurement system, there’s nothing to hold it back.

          Instagram Stories, el nuevo Snapchat   
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat… cada día se parecen más entre ellas. Como sigamos así al final vamos a tener que volver todos a Google+ Primero fue Twitter dejando poner galerías de fotos, luego el cambio de algoritmo de todos para decidir (por nosotros) qué nos interesa (a esto le tengo que dedicar un post, porque [&hellip
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          WATCH: My Favourite Tans & Why!   

Hey gals! So last weekend on Snapchat (@sosueme_ie) I asked you what you wanted to see next on my YouTube channel by screen-shotting your fave suggestion. My ‘top 5 tanning products and why’ was the winner by FAR, and so last night I decided to sit down and record an in depth tanning video. I […]

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          WATCH: My Full Brow Tutorial!   

Hi guys! Happy Friday! So earlier this week on Snapchat (sosueme_ie), I gave you a list of beauty tutorial ideas and asked you to screenshot the one you would like me to create. Over 2,000 of you screenshot the brow tutorial suggestion, so I got to work and now it’s all ready for you guys to enjoy! […]

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          Public television has benefited from change in the media landscape   
PBS is now the fifth most watched network, moved up over the years from 11th, surpassing ESPN, San Antonio native Juan Sepulveda and Senior Vice President of PBS told the SA to DC delegation on February 5. The popularity of new shows like Downton Abbey and the quality of others have raised the profile of the stations, that previously were considered programming for older viewers. He also noted that significant changes in how generations view television has dramatically changed how they think.

"Generations now watch TV differently, everything is on demand and online, on mobile devices," he said. "Now, we have places of honor in our homes for our video collections."

On the other hand, another way things are changing is how technology interacts with television programming. He told the attendees that things like SnapChat make video disposable, and people aren't holding on to video. And then you have YouTube, which is changing the landscape of how the public consumes TV, because today there is now something like 300 hours of video is added every minute to YouTube. This is up from 6-8 hours about 5 years ago, he said.

This is not just cats doing weird things, there are really good videos now going up on this media. Hollywood is putting up YouTube channels, and there is a lot of good content, he said. All of this changes how we need to creatively think about public programming.

"I talked recently with the CEO of Instagram and he told me that his competition is not other technology or apps, but television and news," Sepulveda said. "This is because they are competing for eyeball time, and the amount of time people spend doing anything."

Other important trends they are watching have to do with Amazon and Netflix, who are creating their own shows now, and we are seeing people 'binge watch' whole series. PBS experienced this and tried to see how it would work on one of their own productions with Ken Burns.

"We were shocked how many people watched the new Burns series on the Roosevelts on entire Saturday and Sunday programming," Sepulveda noted. "We are learning from all of these trends."

Local stations are doing a great job, he said. He complimented the new leadership at San Antonio's station, former Chamber Chairman Arthur Emerson. Our local station depends on the community to support their programs, he noted.

"We are a public entity, but get less than 10 percent of our budget from the federal government," he said and he encouraged the Chamber to continue to be supportive and providing opportunity to work together like producing the upcoming Mayoral debate.


          4 Ways to Use Snapchat to Your Business Advantage   
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          How to use Instagram’s Face Filters   

Just when you think you’ve finally figured out how to add a flower crown to your selfie in Snapchat or turn yourself into an adorable puppy, along comes another silly yet addictive social media enhancement: Instagram Stories’s new face filters. The feature launched last month, and I’ve got to admit that I’m having almost as much fun with it as I do with Snapchat. Because, it works kind of exactly like Snapchat’s face filters do. Facebook has been chided in the media for ripping off Snapchat’s features one by one, and this copycat is no different. But hey, alls fair in love and social media, I guess.   Granted, there are only 10 filters currently (Snapchat has a lot more), but in addition to baby animals, the virtual options include a variety of crowns, a peacock, nerd glasses and more. The animations are artful, and dare I say it, more sophisticated — well, as sophisticated as adding fuzzy koala ears to your face can be! Unlike Snapchat, which is always confusing to me (and most of, AHEM, a certain age), Instagram’s face filters are super easy to use. Here’s a quick guide to get you started: How to Use Instagram […]

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          Manchester United Star, Pogba And Dencia Keep Hotel Guests Awake With Loud Sex Moans   
£100m Manchester United party king Paul Pogba has kept guests at a top hotel awake by “loud sex moans” coming from his bedroom. The formal Juventus star was believed to be in company of Whitencious Boss, Dencia, who is also his girlfriend.

According to The Sun UK, businessmen and women have already cried foul over loud parties he has held at the city’s five-star Lowry.

Now it emerges he has been scoring in the bedroom between 3am and 4am. The extra-time sex sessions with Paul Pogba’s new squeeze, African singer Dencia, have caused a stir among well-heeled guests.

One visitor to Manchester said they complained to the Lowry staff about his sex moans, but nothing was done so they switched hotels.


The guest, who asked not to be named, said:

“We stayed at the Lowry and saw Pogba and Dencia together. You can’t miss Dencia, she is loud and flash. We were staying near them on the third floor of the hotel, so saw them coming and going from his room at the end of the hall-way. I settled down to sleep at 2am after getting in late. There was loud hip-hop music blaring from his room and lots of giggling. It eventually quietened down but between 3am and 4am there was unmistakable moaning and groaning to be heard.

They didn’t seem to care who heard them. It went on forever. It sounded like a porn movie. A few times we heard moans of ‘Paul, babe’ it was very uncomfortable. It was impossible not to hear because she was very loud. The source stayed at the Lowry from September 24 to 30.

The guest said:

“The first day I saw Paul and Dencia together was the evening of September 24. Dencia wore black outfits and always had boots on. The first time I heard the sex noises was between 1am and 2am the following morning. I could also hear them on the nights of September 27, 28 and 30 – on that occasion as late as 4am. If it wasn’t loud music from his room it was loud moaning. The music was as annoying as the sex because it was vulgar hip hop. I checked out on September 30. I will never go back to that hotel again. Read more below

The next morning they left the hotel in separate cars. We thought it would be a one-off. But two days later same thing happened, with loud music heard until late, even ahead of a Manchester United game. The night after the game the same thing happened. There was loud music and at 2am and lots of friends there. And moments later the moanings started again. This time it was louder than ever. It sounded as if there was wild sex going on in there. It lasted for two hours. I noticed Pogba’s girl in the hotel the next day. I realised she was Dencia and began following her on Instagram and Snapchat.


She wasn’t hiding the fact they are an item. She is very flashy just like Pogba but I must admit she is very pretty. Pogba happened to score his first goal when she came to stay, so maybe something good came out of the sex the night before. We complained to hotel management and they said they will talk to him. That was the first night but nothing changed. So we just switched hotels. He is a very nice person and always says hello with a smile on his face, now we know why.”
Manchester United midfielder Pogba and Dencia have been spotted together in LA, cruising the city in her famous pink Rolls Royce.

Source: Sun UK

          Snapchat Summer Vacation   

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM1 Snapchat Summer Vacation to friends back home with a new cell phone this season. Snapchat Summer Vacation We just returned from our first vacation of the summer. We went camping in NW […]

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          Does 24 Hour Social Media Matter   

Welcome to Episode 346 of Hit The Mic with The Stacey Harris. So Facebook launched stories much like we’ve seen on Snapchat for a longer time now and Instagram for quite a while now. We now have the option to share stories on Facebook and so today I wanted to have a little bit of […]

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          slutar typ...   

​Som ni kanske har märkt så har jag INTE bloggat på länge. Men det har varit mycket med skolan och så. Men jag kommer inte vara så jätte aktiv på bloggen längre, men jag kommer blogga kanske någon gång i veckan. Men ni kan alltid hitta mig på instagram, kik och Snapchat. På kik så kan jag inte svara varje vecka. Men på snapchat och instagram svarar jag nästan alltid! På instagram heter jag _linasbeauty_ och på snapchat Linas03beauty. Imorgon kommer jag kanske visa upp lite saker här på bloggen som jag har köpt de senaste månaderna. Jag blir typ aldrig nöjd med mina videos längre så jag gör nästan aldrig videos. Men om ni skulle vilja kolla på mina gamla så heter jag Linasbeauty på videofyme. Imorn så har jag en rätt så chill dag. Jag har typ bara engelska, svenska, matte, idrott och SO. Sen kl 16.15 så har jag dans. Om ni inte visste det så går jag på dans 2 dagar i veckan. På måndagar balett, och på tisdagar jazz och showdisco.


          Youngest Euromillions winner, Jane Park, is fighting for her life after Brazilian bum lift goes wrong    

Britain's youngest Euromillions winner was left fighting for her life following a botched Brazilian butt lift. Ever since Jane Park, 21, won big in the Euromillions lotto, she has spent over £50,000 of the money on cosmetic surgery.

Her latest cosmetic surgery done last week to give her a perkier backside went wrong and she was rushed to the hospital yesterday after she became very ill. She reacted to the anaesthetic given her at
the Turkish hospital and this caused her to suffer swollen lips and cheeks. Jane, who won a million pounds when she was only 17, is now recovering in the hospital from what doctors believe to be Sepsis.



She said: “I’m in absolute agony, I know the saying is pain is beauty, but this is horrific.”

She posted clips on Snapchat yesterday and said: “It started with a little pain in my leg, a fever and then pins and needles, however, the pain is now severe. I called the doctor around 5.30pm on Monday and he told me to get straight to accident and emergency. As soon as they heard my conditions, they rushed me straight into a side room, they said the four-hour wait could have been deadly. They’re almost certain it’s sepsis, I’m frightened and I’m emotionally drained. I have tried to put on a brave face, but I’m really scared.”


Since winning the lottery, Jane has had a boob job, a full set of dental veneers, liposuction, botox, lip enhancements, cosmetic filler, and the recent butt lift that went wrong. In spite of what she is going through, she has said she will have more surgery. Her family have reportedly been taking turns sitting at her bedside as she recuperates in the hospital. Friends and family have previously expressed worry about Jane's safety following the surgery blunder, The Mirror reports.

A source said: "They are worried that she has become addicted to cosmetic surgery because she has been really poorly – but she still says she would have more cosmetic work done.”

This is not the first time Jane is getting into trouble because of her new found wealth. In March she was slapped with an 18-month drink-driving ban after police caught her behind the wheel of her BMW at three times the legal limit. She has also complained that winning the lottery has ruined her life and threatened to sue lotto operator Camelot for allowing someone so young to win.
          Hushpuppi shades Ice prince & Phyno, insinuates they wear fake designer wristwatches    

Hushpuppi today threw shade at singers Ice Prince and Phyno by insinuating that they wear fake wristwatches but complain about people buying pirated copies of their music. See what he wrote on Snapchat below...



          Predicciones y Tendencias #eliax para el 2017 (ACTUALIZADO)   
Fuente: eliax.com

eliax predicciones y tendencias 2017eliax, para mentes curiosas...Hola amig@s lectores,

Como ya es tradición, y por 12vo (¡doceavo!) año consecutivo, es hora de mi tradicional lista de predicciones y tendencias para el nuevo año, en este caso el 2017.

Y como hago en años recientes (para combatir los Trolls), les advierto que esta es una lista tanto de predicciones como de tendencias, lo que significa que verán algunas cosas en la lista que serán bastante obvias. Tomen esto más como un divertido mapa intelectual de referencia para debatir y pensar sobre lo que veremos con miras a este nuevo año ;)

Y una cosa más muy importante: A diferencia de las tendencias, el tema de las predicciones por lo general no las repito cada año pero muchas por lo general se cumplen 2 o incluso 3, 4 o 5 años después, por lo que recomiendo se den una ojeada por las predicciones anteriores (enlaces a todas ellas al final de este artículo), pues si nos llevamos de lo ocurrido en años pasados, algunas de ellas se cumplirán este año.

Así que sin más que decir, iniciemos...


1. El Apple VR
El secreto peor guardado de la actualidad es que Apple está trabajando en alguna plataforma de Realidad Virtual/Aumentada, y dado los grandes avances que están haciendo los competidores, creo que es hora que en el 2017 Apple revele tal plataforma, la cual muy posiblemente esté ligada a su nuevo iPhone del 2017 y sea anunciada alrededor de Septiembre.

En cuanto al nombre, hay varias opciones: Apple VR, iVR, iPhone VR, VR Pod, Apple Reality, iReality, iGlass, etc... (algunos de estos nombres ya han sido utilizado antes, pero Apple puede negociarlos como hizo con el nombre iOS con CISCO).

Posibilidades: 70%


2. El Apple iHome
No se cómo se terminará llamando esto, pero en esencia Apple tarde o temprano tendrá que responder y sacar un competidor al super popular Amazon Echo, el cual es por el momento solo mercadeado en los EEUU pero de los cuales ya hay 6 millones de ellos instalados en hogares de esa nación, lo que habla del potencial de esa tecnología.

Para los que desconozcan que es un Amazon Echo, es esencialmente un interfaz de voz para convertir tu hogar a un inteligente (un "Smart Home") en forma de parlante cilíndrico que se conecta a Internet y responde con el asistente te inteligencia artificial Alexa, para responderte preguntas, tocar música, controlar las luces de tu casa, etc.

Google ya respondió con el Google Home hace unas semanas atrás, y ahora le toca a Apple...

Posibilidades: 80%


3. El Nuevo iPhone (8)
Es más probable que Apple saque un nuevo iPhone cada año a que salga el Sol mañana, por lo que hasta ahí estamos todos de acuerdo. Los rumores dicen que tendrá una pantalla que cubrirá casi toda su superficie, con el sensor biométrico de huellas digitales escondido detrás de la pantalla, y posiblemente los parlantes también incrustados en la pantalla, y de paso será el primer iPhone que se cargue de forma inalámbrica sin necesidad de conectores eléctricos alambrados. Así mismo vendrían con mejores cámaras duales, e incluso alguna capacidad para Realidad Aumentada.

Se dice que uno de los nuevos iPhones tendrá un tamaño de 5", lo que podría significar o (1) que tendremos un iPhone en un tamaño intermedio entre el iPhone 7 y el iPhone 7 Plus, o (2) que en realidad estamos hablando del mismo iPhone 8/Plus que debido a que será "todo pantalla" podrá reducir su tamaño externo sin reducir el tamaño de la pantalla en sí.

Aparte de eso, hay rumores de que veremos no uno, ni dos, sino que tres nuevos modelos de iPhones, y a tal fin tengo mis propias teorías...

Una teoría, la más popular que todos comparten, es que veremos un iPhone 7S, y un iPhone 7 Plus, y un iPhone 8 para conmemorar el décimo aniversario del iPhone. ¿O quizás terminen llamando al tercer modelo el iPhone 7 Special Edition, o iPhone 7 10th Anniversary Edition?

Sin embargo me pregunto si ya no es hora de dejar los números y pasar de regreso al nombre simplemente "iPhone", y que se mercadee como "El nuevo iPhone".

Otra idea que se me ocurre y que compartí hace varios meses con ustedes en las redes sociales de #eliax es la idea de adoptar la nomenclatura de la industria de la moda, y llamar los nuevos iPhones simplemente iPhone S, iPhone M, y iPhone L, para significar Small, Medium y Large, lo que creo caería bastante bien con la mentalidad simplista y de moda que atribuye Apple a sus productos.

Posibilidades: 100% (de un nuevo iPhone 8)
85% de que tenga las características aquí descritas
50% de que adopten este sistema de nombres


4. Actualización de productos de Apple
Esperen un nuevo teclado externo e inalámbrico con la barra touch (Touch Bar) que debutó en las nuevas MacBook Pro, así como Touch ID para leerte la huella digital.

Además esperen una nueva iMac con un nuevo teclado con Touch Bar, aunque podría ser alambrado. Esta iMac quizás por fin podría tener una pantalla Touch como las Surface de Microsoft, pero no aguanten su respiración esperando por ello...

En cuanto a la MacBook Air, ya no tiene razón de existir después que salió la nueva MacBook, por lo que quizás Apple retire ese producto.

Es posible que algunas de las nuevas Macs vengan con una nueva arquitectura (como detalle unas cuantas predicciones más abajo).

Posibilidades: 75%


5. ¿Adios al iPod?
El iPod fue el dispositivo que lanzó a Apple a una nueva Era en el espacio de consumidores, abriendo la puerta al iPhone, iPad y Apple Watch.

Sin embargo, hoy día ya es irrelevante en un mundo donde toda la música la cargamos con nosotros en celulares. Así que al menos que Apple haga algo radical (como incluir iTunes HD multi-canal o algo por el estilo para ocupar un nicho de fanáticos del audio), creo que este año podría ser su fin. Me gustaría una versión especial para audiófilos (¿se dice así?).

Posibilidades: 55%


6. ¿Un Surface Phone?
Desde que salió el primer iPhone, Microsoft en el mundo móvil ha ido en declive, primero con su plataforma Windows Mobile (era demasiado complicado, tratando de entrar desesperadamente al Windows de escritorio en la palma de la mano), y posteriormente con Windows Phone (que llegó demasiado tarde cuando iPhone y Android ya estaban establecidos).

Pero la división Surface de Microsoft ha demostrado tener un equipo de diseño e ingeniera que rivaliza incluso a Apple, por lo que la empresa quizás se anime a un nuevo intento más con un Surface Phone basado esta vez en Windows 10.

Sin embargo, sus posibilidades de éxito son bajas, dada la gran complacencia que tienen los usuarios con el duopolio iPhone-Android.

Posibilidades: 55%


7. Redes sociales que suben y bajan
Vamos a condensar varias predicciones sobre redes sociales en una sola a continuación:

7.1: Snapchat, Instagram, Whatsapp y Facebook continuarán creciendo vertiginosamente.

7.2: El IPO (salida al mercado público de forma temprana) de Snapchat será sensacional, pero ya veremos si podrá aguantar los azotes de Facebook a largo plazo (lo más probable es que no, y que sea adquirida, quizás por Microsoft o Samsung, al menos que se reinvente con Realidad Aumentada o se expanda a otras áreas).

7.3: Twitter va a seguir decayendo, y quizás sea adquirida por otro gigante (Microsoft o Samsung).

7.4: La red Google+ continuará siendo mayoritariamente irrelevante, e incluso (al menos que Google haga algo drástico y efectivo) declinará mientras los usuarios prestan más atención a redes más efectivas y capten mejor su atención.

Posibilidades: 70%


8. Fitbit a ser adquirida
Ahora que Fitbit (empresa especializada en bandas inteligentes para deportes y salud) adquirió a Pebble, es probable que esta se torne apetecible a un pez más grande para adquirirla.

Posibilidades: 65%


9. Seguridad en IoT un dolor de cabeza
El IoT (Internet de las Cosas) es una industria que incluye desde cámaras de vigilancia conectadas a Internet, hasta grabadoras de video por Internet, juguetes conectados a Internet, televisores conectados a Internet, sensores industriales conectados a Internet, y cualquier otra cosa que se puedan imaginar conectado a Internet.

Sin embargo, el 2016 demostró el gran problema de seguridad que tenemos a la mano ya que cientos (y próximamente, miles) de millones de estos dispositivos tienen seguridad inapropiada, lo que los hace un objetivo fácil para que los hackers intervengan y tomen control, creando redes de millones de dispositivos "zombie" que son posteriormente utilizados, rentados a vendidos al mejor postor (en el mercado negro de la Web Profunda o Web Oscura) para coordinar ataques de DDoS, enviar virus, troyanos, invadir otras máquinas, etc.

Este año 2016 se produjeron al menos 3 ataques a gran escala, uno de ellos ralentizando a todo el Internet global por varias horas, y otros enviando ataques que superaron los 600Gbps (600 Gigabits por segundo) de datos.

Y lo peor es, que en el 2017 veremos esto escalar exponencialmente a peores ataques...

Posibilidades: 90%


10. Legislación sobre IoT
Debido al punto anterior, vamos a ver las primeras discusiones serias (han existido informalmente, por años) a nivel legislativo sobre reglamentación para la construcción de dispositivos IoT, que garanticen al menos un grado mínimo de seguridad para ser colocados en internet. Es posible que sea la FCC de los EEUU que lidere esto eventualmente.

Posibilidades: 65%


11. Real-time despega en redes sociales
En los últimos meses (y particularmente en las últimas semanas del 2016) los grandes del espacio de redes sociales sacaron actualizaciones que permite que las personan transmitan video en tiempo real en sus redes.

Hoy día ya es posible hacer eso con Facebook, Instagram y Twitter, para nombrar algunos. Esto se intensificará y ya será una funcionalidad básica esperada en cualquier red social seria del 2017.

Posibilidades: 90%


12. Servicio al Cliente por video
Debido a la proliferación de herramientas de video en tiempo real en redes sociales (como explicado en el punto anterior), y herramientas de comunicación que permiten hacer trivial el tema de video-llamadas (Facetime, Whatsapp, Messenger, Google Duo, etc), se hará mucho más fácil y práctico (sin mencionar, barato) que las empresas inicien a dar soporte técnico y servicio al cliente por video.

Las que inicien en esto lo harán como una ventaja competitiva y como un nuevo canal de ventas y servicios.

Posibilidades: 80%


13. inteligencia Artificial (AI) a crecer vertiginosamente, empezando en Asistentes Virtuales
La guerra entre Apple Siri, Google Now, Microsoft Cortana, Samsung Viv, Amazon Alexa y otros (como Hound) se intensificará en el 2017, así como veremos otros competidores (que posiblemente serán rápidamente adquiridos). El campo de la AI será uno de los campos de mayor inversión en el 2017, junto a (leer próximo punto)...

Posibilidades: 100%


14. El campo de la Realidad Virtual/Aumentada/Mixta a calentarse al extremo en el 2017
El año pasado les comenté que el 2016 sería el año que la VR y AR (por sus siglas en inglés) despegarían, y el 2017 será el año en que estas tecnologías se pondrán al rojo vivo en términos de inversión.

Posibilidades: 95%


15. Realidad Aumentada todavía no pasará a Realidad Virtual
Aunque todo el mundo está de acuerdo que AR sería más importante que VR, lo dudo que ese sea el caso en el 2017 debido a la complejidad y costo de implementación de AR. La Realidad Aumentada necesita de muchísimo mayor procesamiento, de algoritmos muchos más complejos, de circuitos y sensores más avanzados (y caros), y de software altamente especializado, requiriendo mano de obra bastante experta. Por el momento las soluciones de VR son más sencillas de implementar y ya existe un mercado masivo para ellas.

Posibilidades: 80%


16. Grandes avances en Realidad Aumentada
Aunque la AR paso detrás de VR en el 2017, eso no significa que estará estancada, y al contrario veremos bastante competencia tanto en gafas de AR como en sus componentes básicos (como espejos holográficos, circuitos integrados dedicados, algoritmos de mezcla de Realidad, etc). AR seguirá creciendo vertiginosamente en paralelo a VR en el sector industrial y campos especializados como la industria médica.

Posibilidades: 75%


17. Celulares empiezan a moverse hacia un futuro inalámbrico
El iPhone 7 dejó atrás el conector de audio tradicional analógico de 3.5mm, y se rumora que el próximo iPhone permitirá cargar inalámbricamente, y aunque de por sí solo estas no son grandes novedades (algunos modelos de celulares Android se han podido cargar inalámbricamente por años), Apple demostró la gran ventaja de su potente tecnología W1 para audio (con sus nuevos audífonos inalámbricos AirPods), de lo fácil que es enviar vídeo por AirPlay, de los sencillo que es compartir datos cércanos vía AirDrop, y se rumora que su implementación de energía inalámbrica será lo mejor y más práctico del mercado, permitiendo cargar los equipos desde distancias relativamente largas.

Todo esto pone presión al mundo Android, incentivando la competencia, lo que tendrá como efecto una rápida transición hacia todo lo que sea inalámbrico en celulares, tabletas, e incluso laptops. Estamos llegando al momento en donde equipos como celulares vendrán totalmente sellados sin conector alguno. Toda esta transición tomará unos 3 años.

Posibilidades: 85%


18. El Samsung Galaxy S8 y Note 8, bestias de poder
Después del desastre explosivo que fue el Note 7, la empresa sabe que sus próximos equipos van a tener que ser descomunalmente potentes y funcionales para poder volver a atraer a los que dejaron su campamento talibán, así que esperen el mayor avance de Samsung en celulares y phablets con sus próximos modelos.

Esperen pantallas curvas en todos los modelos, resolución 4K en el Note 8, lectores de huellas dactilares detrás de la pantalla al igual que el próximo iPhone, parlantes estéreo como el iPhone 7, conector de audio digital como el iPhone 7, cámaras duales como el iPhone 7 Plus, y otras mejoras.

Posibilidades: 80%


19. Google AI, contra los que se medirán los otros
De entre los asistentes virtuales, el Google Assistant será la barra alta contra la cual se medirán los demás, aunque (lean el próximo punto)...

Posibilidades: 70%


20. Amazon Alexa, el más práctico asistente digital hogareño
Aunque quizás no el más potente asistente digital , Alexa será el más práctico de todos para cosas cotidianas del hogar, desde pedir canciones y el estado del tiempo, hasta reproducir radio, buscar datos básicos y automatizar nuestros hogares. Quizás Amazon se anime y por fin saque la versión internacional de su Amazon Echo en otros idiomas...

Posibilidades: 75%


21. El Nintendo Switch no va a ser tan popular como el Nintendo Wii
El Nintendo Switch que sale a la venta en el primer cuarto del 2017 no creo será la solución al desastre que fue el Wii U, aunque sí es posible que venda más que este, pero dudo bastante que se acerque al éxito de ventas del origina Wii, y la razón tiene que ver con que el PlayStation VR será una mejor proposición en el 2017 para aquellos jugadores que quieren algo verdaderamente diferente.

Aunque ojo, al inicio el Switch será un éxito de ventas, y todo fan de Mario y Zelda querrá uno, pero el dinero esta vez se irá más en querer probar también el PSVR que es mucho más novedoso.

Posibilidades: 70%


22. Por fin el Hogar Inteligente empieza a despegar
Ya que tenemos a Amazon, Google y Apple en pelea, por fin tendremos al fin el despegue de los famosos Hogares Inteligentes que nos mencionaban por años...

Posibilidades: 75%


23. Machine Learning se agrega al currículum básico de ingeniería de software
Para finales del 2017, la mayoría de instituciones educativas universitarias (que se consideren vanguardistas) incluirán la materia de Machine Learning (Aprendizaje de Máquinas) en sus curriculums estándar de ingeniería de software. ML será tan básico como AI (Inteligencia Artificial) y VR en esta segunda mitad de esta década en curso.

Posibilidades: 60%


24. Industria de la Salud y Machine Learning (más AI)
Para este año 2017 se hará evidente (para los que aún siguen ciegos en este aspecto) que el mercado de la industria del cuidado de la salud se verá enorme y profundamente afectado por Machine Learning e Inteligencia Artificial.

Posibilidades: 85%


25. Big Data de mano con Machine Learning Y AI
Este año también se hará evidente que Big Data va con Machine Learning y AI de la misma forma que el pan va con la mantequilla (o un mangú dominicano con salami y huevos fritos)...

Sencillamente es imposible para seres humanos analizar tantos datos con simples procesos estadísticos u hojas de Excel; necesitamos reconocedores de patrones que van mucho más allá que ecuaciones lineales con simples variables de pocas dimensiones. Estamos ya en un punto en donde vamos a tener que confiar en máquinas para interpretar y descubrir patrones en nuestros datos masivos, y muchos se sentirán incómodos con la pérdida de control humana que eso significa.

Posibilidades: 95%


26. Continúa migración masiva a La Nube
Continuando una tendencia de años recientes, en el 2017 no veremos un descanso, y al contrario veremos una adopción acelerada, de sistemas empresariales alojados en La Nube (plataformas en Internet fuera de tus premisas).

Esto incluye todo tipo de sistemas informáticos, desde alojamiento de correos y coordinación de fuerza de ventas (como con GMail y Salesforce), hasta migraciones masivas de sistemas tipo ERP en la nube (como las versiones nube de Microsoft Dynamics) o infraestructura en la nube (como los servicios de Amazon AWS). Ya no hay marcha atrás.

Posibilidades: 100%


27. La mayoría de nuevos sistemas informáticos serán Cloud-First/Mobile-First
Al menos que hablemos de novatos, o desarrolladores que se quieren apegar al pasado, para el 2017 la vasta mayoría de los nuevos sistemas informáticos estarían pensados con una filosofía Cloud-First/Mobile-First (CFMF, un término que me acabo de inventar), significando que serán diseñados desde cero pensando en ser consumidos desde la nube, y/o plataformas móviles. Las aplicaciones de escritorio serían ahora un nicho para aplicaciones muy específicas que requieren de procesamiento local (como Photoshop o AutoCAD), aunque incluso estas aplicaciones requerirán cada vez más de componentes de nube y móvil para ser más eficientes al largo plazo.

Posibilidades: 90%


28. Crecimiento de parques temáticos virtuales
Este año pasado 2016 unas cuantas empresas empezaron a experimentar con Realidad Virtual en parques temáticos, y todo me dice que en menos de 3 años la gran mayoría de estos adoptarán la VR de alguna forma u otra, incluyendo los parques tradicionales.

Posibilidades: 85%


29. Slack a ser adquirida
La herramienta Slack que permite la colaboración de equipos en la nube, es sencillamente demasiado apetitosa y es bastante probable que sea objetivo de adquisición en este 2017.

Posibilidades: 65%


30. Javascript se continúa solidificando, particularmente en la nube y móviles
Gracias a Node.js y Amazon Lambda, y a frameworks móviles como Phonegap/Córdoba o el Ionic Framework, Javascript continuará solidificándose como el lenguaje de programación más importante a aprender junto a C, Java, Swift, y hasta cierta medida, Python. Incluso, Javascript poco a poco se está convirtiendo en un reemplazo para todos esos otros lenguajes, con la posible excepción de C/C++ (que continuará reinando en el nicho de "system-level software" como drivers, sistemas operativos, etc, hasta tanto se adopte más a Swift para esos fines).

Posibilidades: 95%


31. Los IDEs en la nube despegan con la versión Facebook de Atom
Desde hace varios años vengo vaticinando la importancia que eventual tendrán los IDEs (los entornos integrados de desarrollo de software) alojados en la nube, y creo que en el 2017 por fin veremos el primer despegue semi-notable de esta tecnología (que en mi opinión será la forma de desarrollar software hacia futuro) gracias a las adaptaciones que hizo Facebook al Web IDE Atom (y que llama "Atom in Orbit"), que permite que ahora funcione 100% alojado en la nube por medio de navegadores web, y con acceso a recursos locales.

Posibilidades: 60%


32. Mundos virtuales sociales en VR por fin una realidad
Hasta ahora cuando hablamos de uno interactuar en "mundos virtuales" realmente nos referíamos a ser parte de alguna experiencia en la pantalla de una PC, laptop, tableta o incluso celular, utilizando un avatar (un personaje digital que nos representa en un mundo virtual), renderizado en 3D como la mayoría de juegos de consolas como la PlayStation e o el Xbox One, pero eso en el 2017 empezará a cambiar...

A diferencia de juegos o mundos que vemos en nuestras pantallas (como el clásico y adelantado-a-su-tiempo Second Life), ahora gracias a gafas de Realidad Virtual de bajo costo (y eventualmente a tecnologías de Realidad Aumentada/Mixta más prácticas y baratas), por fin podremos estar literalmente *dentro* del mundo virtual, el cual podría ser desde una versión mejorada de SecondLife hasta una nueva red social virtual (como vTime o Facebook VR), o desde una experiencia cinemática interactiva hasta una nueva generación de vídeo-juegos.

Posibilidades: 70%


33. Adicción a VR se empieza a notar con en PSVR
Una de las más grandes preocupaciones entre expertos de Realidad Virtual es los posibles efectos adictivos de la VR en la población.

Hasta ahora eso nunca había sido un problema debido al nicho que era la VR y al contenido relativamente limitado en existencia, pero ahora con la salida del PlayStation VR (PSVR) creo que este 2017 será el año en que veremos muchos padres protestando de que sus hijos están "perdidos" dentro del PSVR por horas muertas.

Posibilidades: 70%


34. Surge necesidad de poner un rating a las experiencias virtuales
A diferencia de una película de terror, en donde tú ves todo en una pantalla y tu persona sabe que estás simplemente viendo algo, y que de asustarte solo tienes que mirar para otro lado, con la Realidad Virtual existe un fenómeno totalmente diferente en donde tu persona literalmente se siente "dentro" de la experiencia. Eso significa que (siguiendo el ejemplo de una película o experiencia de terror) que cualquier evento psicológico es amplificando exponencialmente, lo que puede provocar emociones extremadamente fuertes, y lo peor de todo es que si miras a otro lado tu continúas dentro del mundo virtual, creando esto una sensación bastante intensa que juega con tus sentidos e instintos.

Esto va a conllevar a que tarde o temprano veamos casos de personas que sufrirán grandes daños psicológicos (o incluso físicos, en el caso de ataques cardíacos) que conllevarán a que tarde o temprano se tenga que legislar para que las experiencias virtuales sean clasificadas de forma similar a como se clasifican películas y programas de TV, con el agregado de que se tendrá que especificar claramente los riesgos que se corren al experimentar tal experiencia.

Y noten que yo mismo ya he probado varías experiencias terroríficas en VR, y les puedo asegurar que a diferencia de algunas películas, estas crearían efectos bastante potentes en mentes jóvenes o que no son aptas para este tipo de experiencias.

Posibilidades: 70%


35. Televisores UHDTV 4k sobrepasan en ventas en navidad a HD 1080p
Al menos en los EEUU, los Televisores UHDTV 4k sobrepasarán en ventas a los TVs Full-HD 1080p en esta navidad 2017, y en el resto del mundo representarán una parte significativa de las ventas totales (entre el 20% y 50% de unidades vendidas).

Posibilidades: 70%


36. Magic Leap por fin sale al mercado, pero decepciona
Magic Leap tiene ya par de años en modo sigiloso, y amasado alrededor de US$1,000 Millones de dólares en inversionistas de alto rango, sin embargo cuando por fin salga este año es posible que decepcione y no llene las expectativas de los videos promocionales que hizo, y que no sea marcadamente superior al HoloLens de Microsoft.

Posibilidades: 65%


37. La cocina robótica
Desde de décadas vaticinándose en la cultura popular por medio de programas de TV como Los Jetsons, y gracias a experimentos recientes, la cocina robotizada empezará a despegar en el 2017, aunque ojo, todavía no tanto en hogares, sino más bien en restaurantes y a escala industrial.

Posibilidades: 50%


38. Noticias ficticias crecen a ser un verdadero dolor de cabeza
He aquí una estadística personal: Yo diría que aproximadamente el 70% de todas las noticias que mis amigos me envían por redes sociales y mensajería, son falsas. Y este es un problema que está pasando de ser una curiosidad (o molestia), a un verdadero problema que está teniendo graves consecuencias para toda la población.

Incluso, se estima que buena parte de reciente batalla electoral en los EEUU se peleó en Facebook, con cientos de noticias falsas favoreciendo a uno que otro candidato.

Y este problema apenas está empezando y se acentuará en el 2017, particularmente debido a que los que reciben estas noticias rara vez se molestan en revisar las fuentes, o incluso a utilizar el sentido común, prefiriendo mejor creer lo que quieren y de paso seguir esparciendo este tipo de noticias hasta convertirlas en virales, lo que de paso se ha convertido en un gran negocio para los spammers.

Posibilidades: 90%


39. Trump vs la industria científico-tecnológica
Si Donald Trump realmente planea cumplir su palabra en estos aspectos, la industria científico-tecnológica librará una dura batalla contra el Presidente-electo de EEUU en este 2017, y al final de cuentas (sea este año o en posteriores), serán los tecnolólogos los que ganen esa batalla.

Posibilidades: 65%


40. Trump crea inestabilidad con China
No podemos dejar de hablar de Trump sin mencionar a China, quien para los propósitos de estas predicciones y tendencias la vamos a ver como uno de las naciones titanes de la tecnología actual, y si nos llevamos de las palabras de Trump, es posible que se cree una inestabilidad económica mientras ambas naciones se preparan para mostrar quien tiene los testículos más grandes a la hors de negociar.

Posibilidades: 55%


41. La automatización va a crear nuevos tipos de empleos
El 97% de los analistas dicen que conforme continuemos automatizando todo, que se perderán más empleos humanos y que nos acercamos a una grave crisis laboral. Yo soy de la minoría que opina que nuevos tipos de empleos se crearán, que la fuerza laboral si declina será solo temporalmente (hasta que una nueva generación pueda ser entrenada en nuevos tipos de empleos rápidamente, gracias a tecnologías como la VR), y que al final todo estará bien. Llámenme optimista.

Posibilidades: 90%


42. Crecimiento de eventos en vivo difundidos por Realidad Virtual
Otra tendencia que veremos en el 2017 es el crecimiento de la difusión de eventos en vivo por medio de VR, desde eventos deportivos hasta conferencias y conciertos.

Posibilidades: 98%


43. Uber imparable
Uber seguirá su expansión global, y los taxis continuarán quejándose (nada nuevo aquí). Veremos de paso a varias empresas de taxis sacando Apps similar a la de Uber, y otras incluso adoptando un modelo de negocio similar al de Uber. Sin embargo para la mayoría será demasiado tarde.

Posibilidades: 80%


44. Amazon AWS convirtiéndose en ?el Windows de Apps en la Nube?
Así como una vez Windows reinó en la Era de las Apps de escritorio, Amazon Web Services (o Amazon AWS) se empezará a ver como el Windows de Apps en la Nube.

Posibilidades: 85%


45. Microsoft Azure a ser el competidor principal de Amazon AWS
La plataforma Microsoft Azure (y no los servicios de Nube de Google) se verá como el principal competidor de Amazon AWS, aunque continuará en un segundo lugar debido a la gran ventaja en años, experiencia, confianza de clientes e inversión e infraestructura que le lleva Amazon. Sin embargo aun así, Microsoft Azure tendrá un crecimiento estelar en el 2017.

Posibilidades: 80%


46. Apple iMessage en Android
No se si Apple planea hacer esto, por lo que esto es un deseo más que una predicción, pero si Apple desea que iMessage crezca, y que tenga oportunidad contra Whatsapp, va a tener que sacar una versión para Android tarde o temprano.

Posibilidades: 65%


47. Anuncios en Facebook continúan haciendo daño a los anuncios de Google
Hace años que la plataforma de Facebook la considero más efectiva que la de Google en muchos aspectos en términos de colocación de anuncios, pero ya para el 2017 se hará evidente que el crecimiento de Facebook en este espacio será tal que por primera vez le empezará a ocasionar serios daños a los ingresos de Google AdSense/AdWords, lo que podría eventualmente afectar el valor de las acciones de la empresa.

Posibilidades: 80%


48. El Alexa Phone
¿Recuerdan el celular de Amazon que predije tan pronto lo vi que sería un desastre debido a su precio y funcionalidad, y que fue cancelado apenas semanas después debido a su extremadamente mal recibimiento en el mercado? Pues creo que el momento está apropiado para que Amazon utilice su marca Alexa para hacer un nuevo intento con un celular más sencillo, de más bajo costo (por debajo de US$199 dólares), y con su diferenciación estelar siendo el asistente digital Alexa. Sin embargo aunque creo el tiempo es apropiado, es también posible que Amazon prefiera concentrar sus esfuerzos mejor en otros productos con Alexa que no sean celulares.

Posibilidades: 50%


49. Apple reemplaza Intel x86 por ARM en algunas de sus Macs
Apple es una empresa que le gusta controlar todo su ecosistema, y una dependencia que tiene actualmente es la de sus procesadores en su linea Mac, los cuales dependen de su proveedor Intel y la arquitectura x86, pero como he vaticinado por años aquí en eliax, en algún momento Apple haría sus procesadores seria ?A? tan potentes que estos podrían reemplazar lo mejor de Intel, particularmente al atar a estos íntimamente con macOS, y creo que el momento propicio para ellos es precisamente este 2017, en donde Apple podría transicionar o toda su linea o al menos su linea de MacBooks a estos procesadores con arquitectura ARM.

Habría que ver si Apple dependería de terceros para que simplemente recompilen sus Apps para que funcionen con macOS ARM, or si proveerá algún tipo de emulación x86 para aplicaciones ?clásicas?.

Una ventaja que tiene Apple es que podría obtener un mismo chip con 8 o incluso 16 o 32 núcleos (para modelos ?Pro?) a un precio similar o menor que un procesador Intel de 2 o 4 núcleos, de paso incluyendo en estos chips circuitos especializados para acelerar funciones específicas del sistema operativo para hacer de estos en la práctica tan rápidos o más rápidos que chips de Intel.

Posibilidades: 60%


50. Más de 5 millones de vehículos eléctricos
Si el Tesla Model 3 sale a tiempo al mercado, es posible que en el 2017 nos acerquemos a la mágica cifra de 5 millones de autos vendidos en el mundo, y en menos de 3 años después a 10 millones.

Posibilidades: 70%


51. Chatbots de Inteligencia Artificial en los Call Centers
Conforme aumenta la inteligencia, eficiencia y especialización de los chatbots (programas de chat que chatean o hablan contigo como si fueran seres humanos), estos empezarán a desplazar trabajos humanos de los Call Centers, ahorrando costos y ofreciendo un servicio más rápido y eficiente (no porque el chatbot sea más rápido o eficiente, sino porque es posible lanzar cientos o miles de ellos a la vez para así no hacer esperar a los clientes en lineas de llamada o pantallas de chat). Y como sub-predicción, veremos por el momento muchos humanos quejándose de que prefieren hablar mejor con un ser humano?

Posibilidades: 65%


52. Whatsapp aumenta el dolor de cabeza de las empresas de telecomunicaciones tradicionales
Como vaticinado en varios artículos anteriores acá en eliax, y en mis charlas, estamos rápidamente llegando a un punto en donde las compañías tradicionales de telecomunicaciones (que ofrecen teléfonos alambrados, servicios a celulares, internet, y TV por cable) empezarán a perder sus mayores fuentes de ingresos y empezarán a transformarse en empresas que simplemente moverán datos por la red.

Esto se debe a que programas modernos de mensajería ya están haciendo casi innecesario el hacer llamadas de larga distancia por los medios tradicionales, así como hace tiempo ya hicieron obsoleto el mercado de los minimensajes SMS/MMS. Y como si fuera poco, servicios como Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO Go, Hulu y iTunes están poco a poco terminando la dependencia de TV por cable.

Pero el golpe más duro quizás va a ser la creciente adopción de llamadas de voz y video por Whatsapp, que poco a poco se está convirtiendo en el estándar por defecto para la comunicación global inter-plataforma.

Y a propósito, me gustaría que llegara el tiempo cuando Whatsapp ya no depende de números celulares para la identificación de sus usuarios, y que mejor opte por un nombre similar a los utilizados en Twitter.

Posibilidades: 95%


53. Drones todavía no despegarán en el mercado de entrega rápida
Aunque empresas como Domino y Amazon ya han realizado demostraciones de entrega de comida y artículos electrónicos por vía de drones, todavía faltan muchos obstáculos por resolver (desde temas de baterías, hasta temas de la seguridad de los drones), y no veo factible la tecnología por el momento para lanzamientos prácticos en consumidores, particularmente a gran escala, al menos no en el 2017.

Posibilidades: 85%


54. Drones para servicios de emergencia
Sin embargo (siguiendo el punto anterior), un área en donde los drones ya podrían utilizarse desde ya en ambientes prácticos, es para servicios de emergencias, como por ejemplo para labores de identificación y reconocimiento en zonas de desastre, hasta entrega de medicinas urgentes, y en el 2017 veremos más avances y pruebas en estos aspectos en varios lugares del mundo.

Posibilidades: 70%


55. Experimentos genéticos con humanos arrancan
En los últimos 3 años se han desarrollado unas herramientas que por primera vez hacen práctico el experimentar con el genoma humano de forma relativamente eficiente, y en el 2017 escucharemos de reportes de experimentos con humanos utilizando estas herramientas, particularmente en el sector salud.

Posibilidades: 70%


56. Energía solar continúa más eficiente
En lo que es una tendencia que llevo años mencionando, el 2017 no será excepción y veremos paneles solares cuya eficiencia por dólar será posiblemente un 30 a 50% superior a los modelos de inicio del 2016.

Posibilidades: 80%


57. eSports crece
eSports, o deportes de índole digital o electrónico (como son los torneos de video-juegos), continuarán con un rápido crecimiento a nivel mundial en el 2017.

Posibilidades: 90%


58. El problema del Ransomware se acentuará en el 2017
Ransomware, o el concepto de un secuestro de tus datos digitales (que te liberan solo si pagas una suma a los que secuestraron los datos de tu PC o celular), incrementará enormemente en el 2017, y se extenderá más allá de dispositivos tradicionales, incluyendo incluso televisores inteligentes (en este diciembre pasado ya ocurrió el primer caso de un ramsomware que se apoderó de la Smart TV de una persona, y se negaba a dejar ver TV al menos que se le pagara una suma a los creadores del troyano que se instaló en la TV).

Posibilidades: 90%


59. Gran inversión y nuevas empresas en autos autónomos
La industria de los automóviles autónomos está al rojo vivo, y continuaremos viendo una fuerte actividad en startups y una fuerte inversión en la industria.

Posibilidades: 95%


60. Desarrollo de medios más naturales de manejar la Realidad Virtual
La VR es genial, pero algo que hay que resolver es el tema de uno interactuar de forma más natural en los entornos virtuales, y en el 2017 veremos nuevas investigaciones, prototipos y dispositivos que más natural manipular los mundos virtuales, como son guantes cómodos y flexibles.

Posibilidades: 90%


61. Más uso biométrico a nivel gubernamental
Lo quieran o no, el uso de datos biométricos (desde huellas digitales hasta escaneo del iris en los ojos, y desde venas en tu piel hasta voz) continuará creciendo como una forma de identificar los ciudadanos de los distintos gobiernos del mundo. Sub-predicción: Muchos empezarán a llamar a este tipo de tecnologías ?La Marca del Demonio??

Posibilidades: 80%


62. Social Media como un departamento estándar en las empresas
Hoy día el concepto de Social Media es tratado como un simple subconjunto o de Relaciones Públicas o de Mercadeo, pero como se está haciendo evidente desde hace tiempo estamos llegando al momento en donde las empresas se darán cuenta que necesitan de todo un departamento solo para manejar este concepto en sus empresas, dada la importancia que tienen las redes sociales hoy día en la interacción con clientes. Incluso veremos equipos de transformación digital que se encargarán de ayudar a las empresas a dar los pasos necesarios para lidiar con esta nueva realidad.

Posibilidades: 80%


63. Líderes tecnológicos como los nuevos líderes del mundo de los negocios
Hasta hoy los líderes de empresas como Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, Netflix y otros titanes siempre han sido visto como una raza alieníjena en el mundo de los negocios, y no ?verdaderos hombres/mujeres de negocio? y que sus fortunas fueron simplemente causadas por fortuitas buenas ideas, sin embargo cada vez se hará más evidente que estos son los nuevos líderes de negocio, y que sus estrategias de utilizar la tecnología como la nueva forma de hacer negocios es la nueva forma de hacer negocios.

Posibilidades: 80%


64. Whatsapp For Business
No se por qué han tardado tanto, pero es hora de que Whatsapp saque una versión ?Whatsapp Para Negocios? que permita mejor centralizar las labores empresariales de comunicación con los clientes para de forma definitiva dejar de depender del sistema telefónico tradicional a la hora de dar servicio al cliente (entre muchos otros usos más). Esto particularmente afectaría enormemente el negocio de los Call Centers a nivel de sus departamentos de IT.

Posibilidades: 50%


65. Netflix sigue creciendo a nivel global
Netflix continuará solidificándose como la plataforma legal #1 a la cual acudirán los usuarios para consumir video por Internet.

Posibilidades: 90%


66. Kodi a forzar a los estudios a reinventar la distribución de cine
Kodi hoy día es la plataforma que permite descargas ilegales quizás más popular para ver películas pirateadas por Internet, y aunque es un tanto complicado configurarlo la primera vez, después del hecho su uso es bastante sencillo (muchos lo consideran incluso más sencillo que Netflix en algunos aspectos), permitiendo que las personas que no desean esperar a que lleguen las películas a sus mercados, o que no quieran pagar sumas exhorbitantes en cines, o que quieran versiones subtituladas de sus películas favoritas, puedan hacerlo de forma sencilla. Este modelo de sencillez obligará a los estudios a que reformen su forma de distribuir películas, hacia un concepto más global y estandarizado, sin embargo este proceso podría tardar años.

Posibilidades: 70%


67. Amazon Video a crecer fuera de EEUU
Amazon Video crecerá de forma estable en mercados fuera de los EEUU, pero todavía no representará una amenaza real al dominio de Netflix en el 2017.

Posibilidades: 90%


68. Inteligencia Artificial contra el malware
Malware (programas malignos como virus, troyanos, ramsonware, etc) es cada vez más numeroso y sofisticado, y estamos en un punto en donde estos programas ya evolucionan por si mismos para no ser detectados, lo que hace la labor humana para detectarlos cada vez más difícil, así que veremos el crecimiento de un mercado que utilizará IA (particularmente con el tema de Machine Learning) para detectar de forma automatizada patrones de software que podrían ser malignos, y detenerlos antes de que hagan daño.

Posibilidades: 80%


69. Primeros pasos de la revolución en cargamento con camiones autónomos
Así como vimos una revolución con Uber en sistema de taxis, así veremos una revolución nacer en el mercado del transporte de carga (por medio de camiones con furgones) por medio de camiones automatizados con conductores/choferes humanos. Esto permitirá un sistema mucho más eficiente y seguro de transporte, sin los peligros de conductores que se duermen en el camino, o que se roban la mercancía, o que llegan tarde a sus destinos. Esperen las huelgan de los gremios de tales industrias similar a lo que le pasó a Uber.

Aunque ojo, en el 2017 no veremos este mercado desarrollado aun, pero sí veremos los primeros prototipos de pruebas (ya algunos se han presentado de forma limitada en el 2016).

Posibilidades: 70%


70. Bitcoins continúan creciendo, aunque muchos invertirán sin saber por qué
El mercado de comprar bitcoins como una inversión a futuro continuará creciendo, aunque con la incertidumbre de uno saber si algún día rendirá frutos, o cuándo uno retirarse antes de algún posible colapso.

Posibilidades: 85%


71. Blockchain, no bitcoins
Como predije el año pasado (y previamente en mis charlas de años anteriores), quiero hacer énfasis otra vez este año (dada su importancia y los próximos puntos a continuación), que el gran adelanto del Bitcoin no fueron los bitcoins mismos, sino su protocolo Blockchain (?Cadena de Bloques?) que hizo posible los bitcoins (y otras monedas y modelos de transacciones) en primer lugar, y será el uso de Blockchain lo que continuará el modelo de innovación en el campo financiero (y otros campos) hacia futuro.

Posibilidades: 95%


72. Intento de regulación de bitcoins por los estados
Tarde o temprano (si llega el momento en que monedas virtuales como bitcoin empiezan a valer una parte significativa de las transacciones globales), los estados empezarán a presionar para legislar el uso de estas, aunque notarán rápidamente que no será tan fácil como regular las monedas tradicionales, y una forma que tratarán de hacerlo es por medio del uso de Blockchain en transacciones que van más allá de los bitcoins mismos, y que se extiendan a todas las transacciones con (y entre) instituciones financieras para incluir incluso las cosas más mundanas entre consumidores.

Posibilidades: 60%


73. Startups de Blockchain a valer millones y ser adquiridas rápidamente
Startups (en este caso, nuevas empresas de índole tecnológico) que se concentren en la tecnología Blockchain empezarán a valer muchos millones de dólares y a ser adquiridas rápidamente tal cual sucedió alguna vez con empresas especializadas en otros nichos en crecimiento. (como VR, AR, ML y AI)

Posibilidades: 85%


74. Los inicios de aplicaciones distribuidas con Blockchain
En el 2017 veremos mucha experimentación en aplicaciones verdaderamente distribuidas por Internet utilizando como base el concepto del Blockchain, y en ese espacio la empresa que empezará a mostrar el camino será Ethereum.

Posibilidades: 75%


75. De Cadena de Suministro a Cadena de Bloques
El concepto de Blockchain empezará a ser utilizado cada vez más en el mundo de las cadenas de suministro tradicionales, siendo adoptado poco a poco en todo proceso que pueda ser beneficiado por una bitácora fidedigna de pasos transaccionales, lo que significa que veremos Blockchain haciendo su aparición en no solo la industria financiera, sino además la industria de la salud, la industria del detalle, el sector público, y el sector educativo, entre otros.

Posibilidades: 95%


76. Eliax y oportunidades en Realidad Virtual
Unos rumores dicen que posiblemente me involucre en algún proyecto de Realidad Virtual en el cual invite a algunos de ustedes a participar, así que atentos en las próximas semanas... ;)

Posibilidades: 85%


77. Primera impresora 3D por menos de US$99
Ya tenemos impresoras 3D por menos de US$250 dólares, pero estoy seguro que alguna empresa (quizás una bajo el radar) debe estar pensando en crear una sencilla impresora 3D que cueste US$99 dólares. ¿Cómo? Pues no necesariamente haciendo dinero en la impresora, sino más bien en los materiales de impresión. Me imagino que tal empresa debería también incluir alguna herramienta en forma de App que permite hacer objetos de forma bastante sencilla, o al menos personalidad objetos pre-existentes. Si no vemos esto este año, quizás el próximo a más tardar.

Posibilidades: 65%


78. El Apple AirCharger
Estuve pensando después de lo que escribí sobre el iPhone 8, que nada impediría a Apple utilizar la misma tecnología inalámbrica de este en otros dispositivos, y de paso ofrecer un dispositivo al que llamo el AirCharger que permite recargar la batería de estos de forma inalámbrica. Un ejemplo sería un nuevo teclado, un nuevo ratón, una nueva trackpad, y quizás incluso hasta un Apple Pencil 2 (¿el "Air Pencil"?).

Posibilidades: 70%

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Así que ahí tienen la lista. Como es tradición ya, revisaremos cuántas de estas se hicieron realidad a finales del 2017. Hasta entonces, ¡disfruten de la vida!

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          Eliax explica y opina: Apple vs el FBI, el caso legal más importante de tiempos recientes   
Fuente: eliax.com

AppleFBI#eliaxHola amig@s lectores,

En estos días pasados ha llegado a los medios populares la noticia de la lucha legal del FBI contra Apple, un caso que he seguido de cerca desde sus inicios y que en mi opinión es el caso legal de mayor importancia y repercusión de los últimos tiempos a escala global, y hoy planeo explicarles por qué...

Pero primero, permítanme ponerlos al tanto muy brevemente: El pasado 2 de diciembre del 2015 ocurrió una masacre en los EEUU, en la localidad de San Bernardino, California, donde 14 personas fueron asesinadas, y 22 terminaron seriamente heridas. Los asesinos fueron la pareja de casados Syed Rizwan Farook y Tashfeen Malik, los cuales fueron subsiguientemente matados en un enfrentamiento contra las autoridades mientras huían.

¿Dónde entra Apple en todo esto? Pues uno de los asesinos utilizaba un iPhone, el cual estaba protegido con una clave de acceso, y a diferencia de otras plataformas el modelo de seguridad de iOS es extremadamente rígido (tanto así que ni el mismo FBI ha podido romperlo), y el FBI persuadió a un juez federal de que le ordenara a Apple romper su propio mecanismo de seguridad para ellos poder entrar al celular e investigar por pistas que aclaren más el caso.

Hasta aquí todo suena aparentemente razonable. Hasta que lo pensamos mejor y entramos en detalle, pues aquí (y como dicen en inglés) existe un gorilla de 500 kilos de peso en la habitación que todos parecen ignorar...

Para empezar, la realidad es que ni siquiera Apple mismo puede romper su propio sistema de cifrado de datos, ya que utilizan una tecnología llamada"Cifrado de datos con llaves públicas/privadas - de lo cual quizás en un futuro escriba un artículo en eliax explicando qué es eso), cosa que el mismo FBI sabe, razón por la cual el FBI pidió específicamente que Apple sencillamente rompiera la medida que bloquea el celular si una persona escribe mal su clave varias. De esta forma, el FBI podría sencillamente probar todas las combinaciones de clave hasta que diera con la clave de la persona, sin riesgo de que el celular se bloqueara definitivamente.

El gerente general de Apple (Tim Cook), sin embargo, digo que no va a acatar la orden judicial, e incluso acaba de hacer una carta pública a ser leída por todo el Internet, explicando sus motivos.

Este tema ha explotado tanto que incluso Sundar Pichai, el Gerente General de Google, ha expresado su apoyo a Apple.

Pero, ¿cuál es el problema? ¿no estaría Apple "protegiendo" a un terrorista al negarse a ayudar a las autoridades? Pues esta última pregunta es la que el Senador republicano estadounidense Tom Cotton contesta, alegando que Apple es una empresa traidora a la patria, que ayuda a los terroristas, y que además ayuda a los traficantes de drogas y violadores de menores, ya que no permite que las autoridades tengan acceso a los datos de los celulares que vende.

Sin embargo, es aquí en donde el gorilla de los 500Kg hace su aparición para el que todavía no lo ha visto...

Sucede, que es muy fácil dispararle balas a Apple y acusar la empresa de ser "amigable a terroristas" (cosa que obviamente es totalmente opuesto a la realidad), por lo que pueden tener seguros que aquí "hay gato encerrado".

Ese gato encerrado, o gorilla de 500Kg o como lo quieran llamar, es que de este caso dependerá literalmente el futuro de nuestra privacidad personal en la red. Y no hablo simplemente de los ciudadanos estadounidenses, ya que (1) los iPhones se venden en todo el mundo, y (2) como bien sabemos el resto del mundo es bastante mono a la hora de copiar cualquier tendencia estadounidense.

Si Apple sucumbe, y da acceso al FBI a ese celular, eso logrará dos cosas monumentalmente peligrosas para la sociedad en general.

La primera, es que sentará un precedente judicial que hará que todas las otras empresas puedan ser demandadas por el FBI (o cualquier otra entidad gubernamental), para obligarlas a proveerles acceso a nuestros datos.

Y la segunda, es que a diferencia de lo que alega el FBI que hace eso para protegernos, esto al largo plazo será la manera más segura de que cualquiera obtenga los medios para lastimarnos. ¿Cómo? Siéntense bien y procedan al próximo párrafo...

Sucede, que cualquier tecnología que el FBI pueda poseer para espiar en los ciudadanos, tarde o temprano estará también disponible en manos de "los malos", los mismos terroristas de los cuales el FBI supuestamente nos quiere proteger.

¿Lo dudan? Pues lean aquí sobre como hace apenas un par de semanas unos hackers lograron acceso a las redes del FBI, así como a los registros personales de más de 22,000 empleados de esa institución.

Y lo peor de todo es, que si Apple abre una puerta trasera a sus productos, que después que cualquiera tenga acceso a la llave maestra, será solo cuestión de tiempo para que esa llave llegue al mercado negro, y ya no solo será el FBI que tendrá acceso a los datos personales de cualquier iPhone, sino que también tendrá acceso a ellos cualquier otro gobierno, o Al-Qaeda, o ISIS, y cualquier otro grupo terrorista o criminal que lo desee y esté dispuesto a pagar por ello.

Pero peor de todo, es que si se sienta el precedente, ya no solo será a iPhones que tendrán acceso, sino a cualquier otro dispositivo al cual el FBI demande acceso por la vía legal. Y eso se expandirá a Android, iPads, laptops, PCs, relojes inteligentes, etc, y posteriormente citando el mismo precedente a hogares inteligentes, autos inteligentes, y cualquier otro dispositivo electrónico que se puedan imaginar.

Pero la cosa no se queda ahí, el FBI, citando el mismo precedente, también va a poder demandar acceso a cualquier red social (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc), así como a cualquier sistema de mensajería como GMail, Whatsapp, Telegram, Snapchat, etc.

Y lo peor de todo es que sería algo hecho totalmente en vano, porque desde el momento que los chicos malos sepan que los canales tradicionales ya no son seguros, sencillamente elaborarán otros mecanismos seguros para su uso ilícito (como es bueno aclarar, ya existen y se venden en el mercado negro, y son utilizados activamente por grupos terroristas).

Por lo que al final del día con lo único que terminaremos es con un escenario en donde (1) los terroristas seguirán haciendo de las suyas, (2) el gobierno tendrá control total de invadir nuestra privacidad en cualquier momento, donde sea, y en cualquier dispositivo, y (3) terminamos con un mundo mucho más inseguro en donde cualquier ciudadano puede ser investigado o espiado ilícitamente tanto por los que abusen de su autoridad gubernamental, como los terroristas de los cuales el FBI supuestamente nos quiere proteger.

Y les pregunto a ustedes, ¿de verdad creen que el FBI no sabe todo esto que les estoy diciendo? Pues claro que lo saben, pero lo que desean es control, independientemente de las repercusiones.

Así que al final del día, ya entienden por qué aplaudo a Tim Cook y a Apple, pues aquí el tema tiene poco que ver con querer resolver un caso de homicidio, y mucho más que ver con lo que sería el futuro del derecho a la privacidad en nuestras vidas...

Actualización 1: Pocas horas después de escribir este artículo, Facebook se unió a Google anunciando su apoyo a Apple en esta lucha de derechos civiles.

Actualización 2: Twitter ahora también apoya a Apple.

Actualización 3: Curiosa (e irónicamente), Bill Gates ha declarado su apoyo al FBI, mientras que Microsoft a Apple.

Actualización 4: La Fundación Mozilla (los que crean y mantienen al navegador web Firefox) también han expresado su apoyo a Apple.

Actualización 5: Un juez federal de EEUU en New York se pone de lado de Apple, un día antes de una audiencia federal ante el Congreso de los EEUU.

Actualización 6: Apple hoy 1ro de Marzo 2016 se presenta ante el Congreso de los EEUU para una audición especial en donde expone su caso para defenderse de las demandas del FBI en relación al tema de que el FBI quiere que Apple modifique a iOS en el iPhone para crear una llave maestra que permita que las autoridades tengan acceso a nuestros datos privados.

Las palabras exactas que utilizará Apple hoy para iniciar el debate, que creo son palabras de extrema importancia para todos los que valoramos el derecho a nuestra privacidad, las pueden leer en este enlace dentro del grupo oficial de eliax en Facebook.

Actualización 7: A los interesados en los asuntos técnicos de este tema, les recomiendo leer este excelentísimo artículo por la EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation).

Actualización 8: Video completo (5 horas) de la audiencia de Apple y el FBI ante el Congreso de los EEUU. Lo pueden ver aquí.

Actualización 9: Estas otras empresas han expresado abiertamente su apoyo a Apple: Airbnb, AT&T, Atlassian, Automattic, CloudFlare, eBay, GitHub, Intel, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Mapbox, Medium, Meetup, Reddit, Square, Squarespace, Twilio, Twitter y Wickr.

Actualización 10: El ex-Director de la NSA y la CIA, Michael Hayden, también se pone (curiosamente) del lado de Apple.

Actualización 11: Un juez ordena retrasar el juicio del FBI contra Apple hasta el 5 de Abril, para darle oportunidad al FBI a acceder a los datos en el celular "de alguna otra forma alternativa". Si el FBI tiene éxito, el juez ordenará un paro inmediato al juicio.

Actualización 12: El FBI ya pudo entrar al iPhone en cuestión con los servicios de una empresa de seguridad israelí que se especializa en encontrar vulnerabilidades de software para romper la protección de sistemas. Documento oficial (PDF)

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          Snapchat plant seinen großen Super-Bowl-Auftritt   

Vor der laufenden NFL-Saison hat Snapchat bis zu 5 Millionen US-Dollar teure Werbepakete angeboten. Dies behauptet zumindest AdAge, die sich auf geleakte Verkaufsunterlagen berufen. Hinweis: Dieser Beitrag basiert u.a. auf  der Annahme, dass die Informationen der Quelle AdAge korrekt sind. Snapchat hat dieses Gerücht bislang nicht offiziell bestätigt. Die generelle Snapchat-Offensive in Bezug auf die NFL ist unabhängig […]

Der Beitrag Snapchat plant seinen großen Super-Bowl-Auftritt erschien zuerst auf BASIC thinking. Folge uns auch auf Facebook und Twitter.


          Dugout: Der Facebook-Rivale für Fußball-Fans?   

Die vielen neuen Herausforderungen wie eSports, Snapchat & Co. sollten für die Fußball-Klubs ja eigentlich groß genug sein. Mit Dugout wurde am Montag nun aber noch eine neue digitale Plattform gelauncht, die die Unterstützung einiger der größten Fußball-Klubs der Welt genießt. Dugout ermöglicht es diesen Teams, Spielern wie Gareth Bale und Legenden wie Pelé, ihre […]

Der Beitrag Dugout: Der Facebook-Rivale für Fußball-Fans? erschien zuerst auf BASIC thinking. Folge uns auch auf Facebook und Twitter.


          The Sales and Marketing ROI Podcast   

Great companies are market leaders. Amazon, Apple, Coca-Cola, and Snapchat are examples that all lead their industry. What makes them great is a combination of people, strategy, execution, and purpose. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) must identify 3 priorities in each area of people, strategy, execution, and purpose. In the people category, these companies leverage individuals who see their jobs as an integrated role, strategy allows companies to go places they've never been before, and purpose enables organizations to be connected to something bigger than their products and services. Yet one theme we find with each of these great market leaders is that almost all have a strategic partnership with marketing agencies. For companies looking to take market leadership, work to refine what your company is great at along with developing a unique corporate mission that goes beyond great products and services. In this article, we look at which qualities make a market leader. With one insightful example after another from companies that are market leaders, we identify strategies for how your organization can become the market leader, the benefits of being a market leader, and how you can get the help to get there.


          Miranda Kerr devuelve 8 millones de dólares en joyería en relación a un caso de corrupción    

La supermodelo australiana Miranda Kerr se ha visto obligada a entregar joyería valorada en 8.1 millones de dólares al Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos en relación a un caso de corrupción en Malasia.

Kerr recibió la joyería de su exnovio y financiero malasio Low Taek Jho, quien supuestamente la compró para ella con dinero robado del gobierno de su país, reporta The Guardian.

“Desde el inicio Miranda Kerr ha cooperado y se ha comprometido a entregar la joyería al gobierno”, dijo su portavoz en una declaración a USA Today. “Ms. Kerr continuará colaborando con la investigación de la manera que ella pueda”.

Una de las piezas que entregó es un pendiente con un diamante rosa de 8.8 quilates.

SUSCRÍBETE A NUESTRO BOLETÍN

El caso alega que más de $4.5 billones de dólares fueron robados del fondo 1Malaysia Develpment Berhad, conocido como el 1MDB, según un comunicado de prensa del Departamento de Justicia. El primer ministro de Malasia, Najib Razak, es quien lo fundó y niega haber cometido algún delito.

Kerr salió con Jho entre su divorcio de Orlando Bloom en el 2013 y su noviazgo con su ahora esposo y fundador de Snapchat Evan Spiegel.

El actor Leonardo DiCaprio también ha entregado una pintura de Pablo Picasso valorada en $3.2 millones de dólares y un collage de Jean-Michel Basquiat valorada en $9 millones de dólares, ambos regalos de Jho, reporta Fortune.

Por el momento, ninguno de los dos famosos ha sido acusado de algún delito y ambos están cooperando.


          Snapchat now lets you create custom geofilters right in the app - TechCrunch   

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          Por que as marcas precisam estar no Snapchat?   

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          On The Highway to Happiness   
Correcting one cultural lapse only reveals additional ones.

I went to the Byrd Theatre for "Sullivan's Travels," a 1941 film, because it's #61 on the American Film Institute's top 100 films of all time, has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and because I'd never seen a Veronica Lake film.

Apparently that's all it takes to lure me out on a thunder-storming Wednesday evening.

What I didn't know was that it was about a director who wants to abandon directing comedies and make a serious film (a la Frank Capra) about the Depression and call it "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Incidentally, that's another film I've never seen.

I can't help but wonder if Coen brothers fans know this tidbit.

Before the movie, though, I situated myself at the bar at Nota Bene for Stobi Rose (Macedonian), the only cauliflower I know of that makes fans out of haters (mostly men) and wood oven pizza (margarita) while rain poured down on Main Street and vintage soul - including rarities like "Up the Ladder to the Roof" - played.

Conversation centered around "A Quiet Passion," the movie about Emily Dickinson I'd recently seen because I finally had access to someone else who'd seen it and needed to discuss it as much as I did.

And speaking of Dickinson, hers was one of the quotes - "My friends are my estate" - on the menu at Eleven Months, the new pop-up in Carytown which plans to revamp concepts once a year.

To keep track of that limited time, there's a digital clock on the wall counting how long they've been open (28 days, 9 hours and change while I was there), but the bartender explained that once they got to 5 1/2 months, the clock would begin counting down to closing day.

Got that?

Presently, the theme is "best friends forever" and the menu is full of quotes about friendship, but as soon as that begins to feel tired, the plan is to replace it with another theme.

The catch is that no iteration can last longer than 11 months, which I have to assume is the average attention span of their intended diners. Don't worry, kids, that's plenty of time to post video to Snapchat before moving on to the next new thing.

Not me. My eccentricities are my estate.
          Richard Jefferson’s Snapchat Proves LeBron James Actually DOES Drive a Kia (Video)   
We’ve all seen the painful commercial in which LeBron James responds to some guy on Twitter who doubts (as we all did) that the basketball megastar would actually drive a Kia, even though he’s a spokesman for the brand. Here’s that video, in case it hasn’t already been seared into your brain: It now appears, thanks to […]
          Murder suspects disappear from crime scene but their Snapchat conversation does not [Florida]   
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          Emoji Movie Is in the Works, and We All Deserve This   

Look at your recent texts, WhatsApp messages, Snapchats, Tinder chats, and tweets. If you have used emoji – let's say more than a dozen in the past few days – then this is your fault and you're not allowed to ... Read More

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          L’aventure « Snapchat Discover » du Monde   

En septembre dernier, huit médias français se lançaient dans l’aventure Snapchat Discover. Parmi eux, Le Monde. Pourquoi investir ce nouveau support ? Comment toucher une cible plus jeune ? Quelles sont les particularités d’une production de contenu pour Snapchat ? […]

Cet article L’aventure « Snapchat Discover » du Monde est apparu en premier sur Bycome.


          Fresh Peach Cake (Barefoot Contessa)   
Peach Cake
Fresh Peach Cake

Hello! I know, it's been forever since my last blog post. I've been working, eating, catching Pokemon, listening to the Hamilton soundtrack, and hanging out with my friends and family. I have been baking, but most of the stuff are repeats or greatest hits (brownies, bundts, and cookies).

I'm now on Snapchat...so if you want to take a look at the mundane covered in stickers (isn't that what Snapchat is about?!), then I'm @foodlibrarian on Snapchat.

So, onto this cake! It's summer and that means hella stone fruit. However, I missed my weekly Farmer's Market run and had to pick up peaches at the supermarket. Oh, the sadness. These peaches were so boring and lacking in flavor. I thought about adding them to a smoothie...and baking with them. I figure adding some sugar and spice would liven these up!

As I type up this post, I realize I made this cake with nectarines and almonds in 2011, but totally forgot about that post. It's 2016 and 2011 was a long time ago! :)

Peach Cake

On my Snapchat, I started at 4 am and took photos of the process. Making the batter, peeling peaches, layering the batter... and then I realize I'm using the wrong size pan. I had an 8" instead of 9" square. It was before 5 am and I had that wishful thinking moment of...let's bake it and just see what happens. Well, it was terrible because the center never cooked and the edges got dry. I was quite sad when I tossed that mess. (Remember, the difference between 8" and 9" square isn't just "an inch". 8x8=64" and 9x9=81" so that is 17" difference (yes, you should factor in the height, but for simplicity sake, I just want to say that using the right pan size is important!)).

But luckily (?), I had two more bad supermarket peaches and tried again after work! Here goes:

Peach Cake
(Some of these photos are from the error 8" square pan, but you get the technique. Two layers of batter and peaches!)

Recipe:
Adapted from the Barefoot Contessa's Fresh Peach Cake

Peach Cake

1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) sugar
2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature (I used 2 large eggs from the fridge, put in warm water for 5 minutes before use)
1 cup sour cream, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 large ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced (her recipe calls for 3 large peaches but I used 2)

Topping:
1/2 cups (100 grams) sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch-square baking pan. I created a parchment paper sling for easy removal.
2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, combine the 1/2 cup sugar and the cinnamon. This is the topping. Set aside.
4. In the bowl of the KitchenAid with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy on medium speed (about 4 minutes). With the mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, then the sour cream and vanilla, and mix until the batter is smooth.
5. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the batter and mix just until combined.
6. Spread half of the batter evenly in the pan. Top with half of the peaches, then sprinkle with two-thirds of the sugar mixture. Spread the remaining batter on top, arrange the remaining peaches on top and sprinkle with the remaining sugar mixture and the pecans.
7. The recipe says to bake the cake for 45 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. However, my cake took 60 minutes to bake (both times I made this cake, so don't be surprised if it take a little longer).



          Kim Kardashian s'affiche sans AUCUN make-up... vous allez être surpris (photos)   
Très présente sur les réseaux sociaux, Kim Kardashian a l'habitude de partager de nombreux moments de sa vie personnelle. Dernièrement, sur son compte Snapchat, alors qu'elle s'apprêtait à faire un tutoriel makeup, la jolie brune s'est filmée sans aucun artifice...
          Snapchat, Facebook Messenger Links Suspects To Double Murder   
Florida police used a Snapchat conversation and Facebook messages to arrest two suspects whose exchanges linked them directly to a Palm Beach County double homicide.
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          The New Snap Map Can Be Hard To Find, Here's How To Open It   
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          Snapchat Announces App Update for Custom Geotags   
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          Les Rencontres Francophones de la Vidéo-Mobile dévoilent le programme   
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          IGN’s three-person Snapchat content team makes 14 pieces a day for the platform   
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          Dillon Francis is the King of Social Media   

You thought your snaps and instas were hilarious? Check out Dillon Francis. EDM producer and DJ Dillon Francis is much more than a musical entrepreneur. His Instagram and Snapchat updates are inarguably wild, with videos that never fail to make you laugh at the worst times. One of the most ridiculous people on social media, Dillon has multiple...

The post Dillon Francis is the King of Social Media appeared first on Verge Campus.


          Oh My!! Hushpuppi Shades Ice Prince & Phyno, Insinuates They Wear Fake Designer Wristwatches   

Hushpuppi today threw shade at singers Ice Prince and Phyno by insinuating that they wear fake wristwatches but complain about people buying pirated copies of their music. See what he wrote on Snapchat    

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          Instagram Live Stories終於可以重播,但只限24小時內觀賞   

Instagram的Live與Facebook或Periscope等Live不同之處,就是用戶必須即時觀賞,否則開Live過後無艇搭。但Instagram終於更改過個玩法。

Instagram會漸漸推出Replay功能給用戶。一如Facebook Live,當你完成直播之後,它會問你是否想Archive了直播片段讓人事後在你的帳戶觀賞。不過即使改動了Instagram Live Stories仍與Facebook Live不同,因為用戶只能在直播完結之後24小時內觀看Replay。因此Instagram仍堅守「期間限定」這本質。而這堅持是十分重要的。

當大家越玩越多社交媒體App時,大家都喜歡「一雞多味」的處理內容。拍了一張照片,就同時在Facebook、Instagram、Twitter、微訊等等地方發佈。遇上這些朋友,我通常add了Facebook就算。Instagram、Twitter等,既然放同一堆內容,就可以Unfollow。而且Instagram帳戶,只要是Public,就可以隨時睇隨時Like。

這些都是大家不Follow一個Instagram帳戶的原因,後而Stories與Live就可以吸引人Follow,因為這些內容是期間限定,如果沒有Follow個別帳戶,那就很有可能會錯過了那些內容(先假設那些內容夠吸引吧)。

現在用戶在Instagram做完Live之後,可以選擇提供重播,但只限24小時,雖然內容即時性大減,但「期間限定」元素仍在,就可保住其吸引力了。

我猜在不久將來,在Explore Tab會列出不同用戶的Live Replay,讓我們選看。

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          Mary Meeker年度互聯網趨勢報告2017 (1): 打機好玩過Facebook   

上年Mary Meeker的互聯網趨勢報告中點名談到Snapchat起飛。這一年大家見到Facebook如何努力地一而再,再而三地「向Snapchat學習」。雖說Facebook、Whatsapp及Messenger複製了Stories功能之後,都吸引不到用戶,但Instagram在Stories上成功,卻的確威脅到Snapchat。

今年的互聯網趨勢報告中,Mary姐說會挑戰到Facebook的,是遊戲!

大家說Facebook越來越悶,但Instagram或Snapchat等還是未如Facebook般「主流」。我試過目測在早班地鐵上乘客用App的情況,的確仍有很多人用Facebook,另外玩Mobile Game的也有不少。在香港這細小的土地,早上用蘋果日報的App來讀新聞的應該僅次於Facebook及Mobile Game。目測這方法應該很準,因為政府測量跨境大橋是否安全也是靠目測;不過這大概只說了香港這市場早上上班的情況。

至於真正要比較,Mary姐告訴你Video Gaming (即Console Game)力壓Facebook整個Ecosystem成為用戶每天玩時間最多的Digital Media Platform (51分鐘 vs 50分鐘)。僅隨Facebook之後就是Mobile Game公司King的手機遊戲,每日35分鐘;Snapchat與Instagram分別每天30與21分鐘。

可能你都會像我一樣,覺得這樣比較不太公平,因為Console遊戲機包括了很多商廠的遊戲,而Facebook就是Facebook;Mobile Game亦只有King。

不過最重要的大概不是那款Game勁不勁過Facebook,而是Gaming的影響。

這份報告形容整個遊戲世界本來是由Moore’s Law主管 (Intel的Gordon Moore)走向Zuckerberg’s Law。所謂Moore’s Law,就是以處理器主導的年代,硬件是重要的一環;但現在已經變成分享的年代,在遊戲網絡上多人參與,並在社交網絡上以分享作為Social Currency換取遊戲內的道具、生命等。

此外,以往玩「街機」是一個人的遊戲(雖有很多人圍觀你),就算Console有幾個Player的遊戲都只是一室之內的事;到了今天已經是網絡上千千萬萬的人一起參與的世界。整個世界廣闊了很多。

不過真正由Moore世紀轉至Zuckerberg世界的,是所謂的「Observing」。簡單來說就是看其他人玩遊戲從而學習。這個已經變成了一個大的事業。大家數得出Twitch搶走YouTube不少流量、PewDiePie、香港有達哥,甚至衍生出來的Backup佬。其實這「趨勢」就是Mary姐不說都已經跑了出來的「趨勢」。

當然,我們會預期這趨勢一直向上,因為e-Sports已經漸漸成熟,大型賽事有豐厚的獎金。情況就像職業體育項目,運動員可靠自己的專長項目維生,甚至賺取優厚利潤,那就自然會產生高手。於是乎觀賞他人玩遊戲再不單是學習遊戲技巧或戰術,而漸變成一種娛樂。就像是我們欣賞英超或NBA之類的賽事。


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電競與遊戲直播,將會互惠互利,更會衍生出各種機會。

而報告中也舉出多家大企業都透過收購,希望發展電競這「行業」。當電競向職業運動項目進發時,專業教練團隊、評述員等亦會越來越重要。

不過就算不是參與電競,其實現在做Digital Marketing,甚至任何的Digital Team (包括Product Management或傳媒的Product Team),其實也應該多留意有玩Video Game / Mobile Game的人。我們需要考慮聘請有這類經驗 / Skill Set的人。

Mary Meeker的趨勢報告中提到STRIVR Labs + Stanford Football用Video + VR來進行分析

甚至有球探利用遊戲來發掘球星等例子,都說明具備遊戲背景 / 知識是一個新的職場資本。

其實就算不是做這麼大的Project,單是做Marketing、做任何Digital Experience,甚至是Social Media的內容,有「打機底」的也有一定的優勢,因為能提供優良用戶體驗的,勝算也較高。所以我會預期未來有這類「資本」的人會是為品牌改變遊戲玩法的人。

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          善用Hashtag令你的IG Stories更多人看   

上星期自己某個Instagram Stories的觀看人數達100之多。於是我就看看到底是哪些人看了我的Stories呢。原來很多人都是從 #Sunset 這個Hashtag來,也有不少人因為看 Hong Kong Stories,所以看到我的故事。

這是最近Instagram為Stories新加的功能。一是隨機抽取同城的Stories在Explore內播放,另一個是可以靠Hashtag串聯。換言之,以後有人Search你用了在Stories上的Hashtag,對方就有機會看到你的Stories。除你的Follower之外,以後會有更多人看你的Stories。

如果你不喜歡自己的Stories在某個Hashtag或地點的Stories出現,只要Click右手面的「x」便可以了。

之前在Quora看過一些人談論Snapchat vs Instagram這話題。其中覺得Instagram比Snapchat優勝的理據是,Instagram較易發現到好的內容;又或者用戶較易被人找到。這回加的新功能,也正是讓更多人可以看到我們的Stories,對用戶來說的確是個好決定吧。

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          Skype Highlights = Snapchat Stories + Facebook的藉口   

人人都抄Snapchat,人人都有Stories!繼Facebook與騰信之後,另一個被Snapchat 「Inspired」的,就是Microsoft!

Microsoft為Skype這即時通訊軟件推出全新版本。這次由UI都功能都是個大的改變。除了推出IM Bot,Catch up其他IM都有的這功能之外,最惹人討論的應該就是它一個叫「Highlights」的功能。Skype稱「Highlights」這字代表「highlight reel of your day with photos and videos」。這明顯與Snapchat Stories好相似。不過無所謂啦,Facebook都一而再,再而三去抄這功能,Microsoft抄一次只是「多你一個也不多」。

最後趣的就是當有記者問Skype的Corporate Vice President Amritansh Raghav有關新的Highlights功能時,他連想個解釋為何有這功能也不用想,直接用了Facebook VP of Messaging David Marcus的說法:

“It’s like Facebook has said,” says Raghav, referencing remarks made by Facebook’s VP of messaging David Marcus, who recently argued that Stories “is definitely a format, the same way the feed is a format.”

(via Techcrunch)

Highlights與幾個Stories的主要不同之處在於有效日期。Highlights會在Skype之內出現一星期,而不是一日。而用戶可在24個月再看自己的Highlights。

另外,Highlights在設計上與Skype很不同?是不是很特別呢?Skype的Highlights在設計上與Skype背道而馳。Skype是朋友互相Connect的工具。大家是對等的。但根據Techcrunch的報導,Highlights是一個像Twitter的「following/followers model」。我選擇Follow你,但你可以不Follow我。如是這樣,只有我看到你的Highlights,而你不能看到我的。不過與其說是像Twitter,這個設計本身不就是Instagram的設計嗎?

在一個朋友對等關係的IM App上,加上「following/followers model」的Feature,會不會很Confuse用戶呢?真的要等到有機會使用才明白。但我的Skype已經沒太多朋友,到時有沒有工具讓我Discover更多人的Highlights呢?

但看到Forbes的描述時,又會令想試這新功能的期望大打折扣:「Oh wait, it is? Skype Highlights is the most boring version of Snapchat Stories that an app has adopted, but hey, since everyone else is doing it — why not Skype?」

[ via Skype Blog ]

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          Facebook Comment現在都可以用哈哈、嬲豬Reactions   

終於我們不單可以對Facebook的內容用Reactions來表達情緒,現在更可以把哈哈、嬲豬等Reactions來回應Facebook上的留言。其實這個「新功能」大概都是我們「意料之內」吧?尤其是早前Reactions已經入侵Messenger。

早前在Quora讀到一位前Facebook的產品設計師Mills Baker (無錯,就是早前說Facebook未必一定在抄Snapchat的那位) 談Whatsapp或Facebook Messenger等IM應否有Like Button,讓你以Like來回應其他人的說話。他的回應是頗為Make Sense的。他應為IM是一種「Present Tense」的Product。而一般用戶都是回應最新的那幾句說話,但Like的意義卻不同,因為我們可以Like回很久以前的內容。如果有人Like舊Post,以IM的介面是很難顯示,這包括Scroll回舊文與及Notification都很古怪。但最終Messenger都出現了Reactions,而現在更連Facebook Comment都可以用Reaction來回應。

當一個功能在其中一個功能在其中一個Product上成熟,Facebook就急不及待的把它複製到其他的Product。這情況有點像Snapchat的Stories功能,當在Instagram上成熟了,就接二連三的在Facebook其他App上出現。但最後有成功也有失敗的例子。

暫時在Messenger上,我自己的朋友就不多人Reactions (或Stories),但可能在Comment上就較多也說不定。

上星期有報導稱澳洲的Facebook Office能為廣告客戶Target一些感到氣餒挫敗的年輕人(但所用的技術並非監察Reactions),推送廣告給他們。事後Facebook發聲明否認。當然現在沒有用這做廣告Targeting,不代表將來不用。何況這些表情Reactions的確直接連繫到用戶的情緒,而當Facebook內容、留言、Messenger都可以表達情緒時,Facebook的Targeting就更精準。實際上這類的Ad Targeting也是廣告商對社交網絡的期望吧。

我們應該Expect Instagram很快都會有Reactions嗎?

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          The EdTech Eleven: This Month's Must-Know Tools   

Things move fast in the edtech world, and we hear all the time from teachers how hard it can be to keep up. This is why we've created the EdTech Eleven, our monthly list of noteworthy tools generating buzz in the edtech world. While these aren't recommendations or ratings (you have to check out our Top Picks for that), what you'll find on the EdTech Eleven is a quick and current list of trending tools you might want to check out.

June 2017 Updates 

What left the list? The Graide Network, Sown to Grow, Smithsonian Earth

What's new? Clips, Minecraft: Education Edition, Prezi Next

  Adobe Spark

Apps that help people create beautiful, web-first designs are on the rise. From Canva to Sway and now Adobe Spark, consumers and educators have lots of options. Spark, however, stands out due to sheer versatility. It combines the functionality of former Adobe apps Slate, Post, and Voice, offering students and teachers lots of options to create visual presentations and stories.

Bitmoji

Bitmoji, an app that lets users create their own personalized emoji, is the second most popular free app in the Apple store; Snap bought it in 2016. There's no doubt it's trending, but why did it make an edtech list? Because like Bitstrips before it, Bitmoji has caught fire with educators; we've seen them use their Bitmojis to engage students as well as their PLNs.

Breakout EDU

In edtech right now, there's nothing more novel -- or generating more buzz -- than Breakout EDU. It brings the popular puzzle-room phenomenon to classrooms through purchasable physical kits or a DIY guide to building your own. What has really set them apart thus far, though, is their vibrant community of educators sharing stories and collaborating on new scenarios.

Clips 

Snap (formerly Snapchat) has changed the social media game with playful, fast video creation and sharing. Apple is the latest major player to issue a response with its Clips app, which allows users to capture, edit, and trick out short videos much like you'd see in a snap. Given Clips' ability to layer video with text and graphics, we can see students using it to whip up videos that showcase learning or teachers using it to experiment instructionally.  

Everything

A game that has to be seen to be believed, Everything is an ambitious project by artist and game designer David O'Reilly, who was inspired by the interconnectedness of the universe (and the writing of Alan Watts) and aimed to create a game where the player could be, or play, anything -- from a tree to a planet to a virus. While aimed at consumers, it's an experience that likely could have profound SEL value in classrooms.

Google Earth

While it's been a longtime favorite of classrooms, Google Earth has been showing its age in recent years. Fortunately, Google has given this classroom standby a fresh coat of paint and optimized the platform for web and Android. What's particularly exciting in this update are the new guided tours that dive into intriguing regions as well as 3D imagery of iconic places such as the Grand Canyon.

Minecraft: Education Edition

Last year, Microsoft stepped in and turned MinecraftEDU into Minecraft: Education Edition, adding teacher-friendly features. The latest addition to the platform -- Code Builder -- follows the lead of a popular mod called ComputerCraft. Code Builder allows students to learn computational thinking and coding inside of Minecraft. This feature integrates Scratch, Tynker, and Microsoft's MakeCode, making it a great extension opportunity if students are already using those apps.

Prezi Next

For those looking to put a new spin on PowerPoint-style presentations, Prezi has been the go-to tool. It turned traditional 2D decks into 3D spaces, allowing presenters to relate information spatially. Prezi Next is their first major revision, introducing more control of presentations: Presenters now can freely move through the presentation (versus following a set path) and can get data from users. While they've targeted the corporate market, there's still potential for teachers here.

Recap

Video rules the web, and, for students, it's increasingly how they consume and communicate. Recap hopes to capitalize on this, offering a means for students to record video reflections on teacher prompts that help document and assess learning. Teachers then can share these reflections with other students, educators, or parents to facilitate dialogue and build connections.

Rewordify

While Rewordify's visual design won't win any awards, it's one of those free, functional, web-based tools that teachers use and love because it just plain works. With Rewordify, teachers can quickly simplify text to differentiate lessons and to make readings more accessible, and students can gain access to texts they'd otherwise struggle with while also learning new words. 

Seesaw

In edtech, some tools just click, and Seesaw is one of those. They've seen a meteoric rise over the past year, thanks in large part to filling a real need for teachers: helping students share work and progress with parents. It seems like each month Seesaw adds new functionality that cements its position as the portfolio tool of choice.

 

Did we miss anything? Let us know!
          Our New Research Shows How Kids Consume and Think About the News   

The news isn't what it used to be. What was once shared by newspapers, radio, and TV now comes in Snapchat stories, on Facebook Live broadcasts, in Twitter conversations, and through other new forms of communication. But adults still want -- and need -- kids to be good citizens. To an extent, that means kids must understand what's happening in the world and apply critical-thinking skills to information in all its forms and from all sources. Common Sense Media is one of the only organizations to conduct a large-scale study of how kids get their news, engage with it, and feel about it. Our report, News and America's Kids: How Young People Perceive and Are Impacted by the News, is designed to help parents, teachers, and policymakers support kids in a 21st-century world, where finding, identifying, evaluating, and using information effectively will be critical.

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News and America's Kids surveyed 853 children age 10–18 to find out where they get news, which news sources (including social media sites) they prefer, how much they trust the news, and how they feel about the news. It's clear from the results that news is not only for adults. Many children say following the news is important to them and that they feel smarter when they get the news. However, many kids feel that their voices aren't represented in news coverage and that news organizations don't understand their experiences. Check out the infographic that illustrates the results of the survey. Here are some of the key findings:

Kids value the news. About half of kids say that following the news is important to them, and more than two-thirds say that consuming news makes them feel smart and knowledgeable. Half of the children surveyed feel that following the news helps them feel prepared to make a difference in their communities.

Kids feel neglected and misrepresented. Nearly three quarters of surveyed kids think that the media should show more people their age, rather than grown-ups talking about them. Additionally, 69 percent say that the news media has no idea about the experiences of people their age, and less than half think the news covers issues that matter to them.

Kids see racial and gender bias in the news. Half of children agree with the statement "Whenever I see an African-American or Latino person in the news, they're usually involved in crimes, violence, or other problems." And only one in three kids agrees that the news treats women and men equally fairly.

What kids are seeing scares them and makes them feel depressed. Content can be disturbing, causing most kids to feel afraid, angry, and/or sad or depressed. Tweens are more likely than teens to say that the news makes them feel afraid.

Kids also often are fooled by fake news. Less than half of children agree that they can tell fake news stories from real ones. Experiences with fake news may be a reason that only one in four kids puts "a lot" of trust in the information they receive from news organizations. Learn how to help kids spot fake news.

Kids trust family for news (but still prefer to get it from social media). Sixty-six percent say they trust the news they hear from family "a lot," with teachers being the second-most-trusted source. However, when asked to select their preferred news source, online news sources win out.

These findings speak to the importance of supporting tweens' and teens' media-literacy skills -- the critical thinking needed to judge the value of information. In the short term, that means that when kids come across a suspicious news story on Facebook, they need to know how to interpret the information and whether it's worth sharing. In the long term, that means teaching them to question what they see, hear, and interact with to become not only good citizens but good digital citizens. Common Sense has a number of resources to help students develop the tools they need to thrive as 21st-century citizens. And since the No. 1 place kids hear about news is from the adults in their lives, we need to model how to consume news, encourage kids to think critically about sources, and discuss the news with the children in our lives.


          Help Students Fact-Check the Web Like the Pros   

Our students use the web every day -- shouldn't we expect them to do better at interpreting what they read there? Perhaps … but not necessarily. Often, stereotypes about kids and technology can get in the way of what's at stake in today's complex media landscape. Sure, our students probably joined Snapchat faster than we could say "Face Swap," but that doesn't mean they're any better off at interpreting what they see in the news and on the web.

As teachers, we've probably seen students use questionable sources in our own classrooms, and a recent study from the Stanford History Education Group confirms it: Students today are generally pretty bad at evaluating the news and other information they see online. Now more than ever, our students need our help. And a big part of this is learning how to fact-check what they see on the web.

The web can also be our students' best tool in the fight against falsehood.

In a lot of ways, the web is a fountain of misinformation. But the web also can be our students' best tool in the fight against falsehood. An important first step is giving students trusted resources they can use to verify, or debunk, the information they find. Even one fact-checking activity could be an important first step toward empowering students to start seeing the web from a fact-checker's point of view.

Here's a list of fact-checking resources you and your students can use in becoming better web detectives: (Download a student-friendly version here.)

FactCheck.org

A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, this nonpartisan, nonprofit organization states that it "aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics." The entries here cover TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Science teachers take note: The site includes a feature called "SciCheck," focusing on false and misleading scientific claims used for political influence. Beyond individual entries, there also are articles and videos that teachers might find helpful.

 

PolitiFact

From the independent Tampa Bay Times, this site tracks who's telling the truth -- and who isn't -- in American politics. Updated daily, the site's entries fact-check statements made by elected officials, candidates, and pundits. Entries are rated on a scale ranging from "True" to "Pants on Fire" and include links to relevant sources to support each rating. Overall, the site's content is written for adult readers, and students may need teachers' help with context and direction.

 

Snopes

This popular online resource is all about internet rumors. Fact-checked entries include everything from so-called urban legends all the way to politics and news stories. Teachers should know: There's a lot here, covering a variety of topics -- some of it potentially iffy for younger kids. It's a great resource for older students -- if you can keep them from getting distracted.

 

OpenSecrets.org

OpenSecrets.org is a nonpartisan organization that tracks the influence of money in U.S. politics. On the site, users can find informative tutorials on topics such as the basics of campaign finance -- not to mention the site's regularly updated data reports and analysis on where money has been spent in the American political system. While potentially useful for fact-finding, the site is clearly intended for more advanced adult readers and best left for older students and sophisticated readers.

 

Internet Archive Wayback Machine

This one isn't actually a fact-checking site. Instead, it's a tool you can use yourself to fact-check things you find online. Like an internet time machine, the site lets you see how a website looked, and what it said, at different points in the past. Want to see Google's home page from 1998? Yep, it's here. Want to see the New York Times' home page on just about any day since 1996? You can. While you won't find everything here, there's still a lot for students to discover. Just beware; the site can be a bit of a rabbit hole -- it's easy to get lost or distracted.

Want to take your students' knowledge of fact-checking a step further? Engage them in discussions around why these sites and organizations are seen as trusted (and why others might not be trusted as much). Together, look into how each site is funded, who manages it, and how it describes its own fact-checking process.

Looking for more fact-checking tips and tools? Check out our Teaching Strategies page Turn Students into Fact-Finding Web Detectives.


          South Carolina Woman Gives Birth To A FOURTEEN POUND Baby   
God bless this South Carolina woman who gave birth to a 14-pound baby boy last week. He’s the largest baby ever born at the Lexington, SC hospital.         Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark
          Sony MDR-1000X review: no noise is good noise   
Good headphones keep out other noise. Great ones let it in when you want them to. Check out MrMobile's video review! Good headphones should be like a big wall between you and the rest of the world. Great headphones should let you get through that wall easily and comfortably. Enter the Sony MDR-1000X Acoustic Noise Canceling headphones, which have a feature I truly appreciate: the ability to hear outside your headphones with a quick tap. I'm Michael Fisher, but you probably know me best as MrMobile. I've reviewed more than a few ANC headphones in the past year, and this is unquestionably the best. Watch this video, and keep your ears open. You might hear something you like. Featured Products Sony MDR-1000X Bose QC35 Sennheiser PXC-550 Stay social, my friends YouTube  The Web Twitter Facebook Snapchat Instagram ...
          The BlackBerry Priv Review Re-Do: before Mercury rises   
It's been 14 months since the BlackBerry Priv launched; how well does BlackBerry's first Android smartphone hold up since it hit shelves? It's been 14 months since the BlackBerry Priv launched, and it still does some things amazingly well -- but amazingly slow. The Priv is still a security powerhouse, and has some great features, but why does it take so long to launch everything? MrMobile takes us way way back to November of 2015 (were we ever so young?) and talks what's good, what's ugly, and what to look forward to when we finally get our hands on Mercury. Michael Fisher knows his phones, and wants to impart his knowledge about what's good onto you. Watch this video and look back and forward at the same time. Once you get un-cross-eyed from that, leave us a note in the comments letting us know what you think! Stay social, my friends YouTube  The Web Twitter Facebook Snapchat Instagram ...
          Spectacles review: 5 things to know about Snapchat's glasses   
MrMobile snapchatted his way through CES, and can tell you the ins and outs of using the first-person social eyewear. MrMobile loves his tech wearable and his social media sociable, and the Snapchat Spectacles are the perfect confluence of those ideals. He ambled around all of CES with the spectacles on his face, getting stopped with questions about them. Since he's been asked about them many times already, he's put together this great list of information you should know about Spectacles. Michael Fisher lays down some great tips, tricks, info and things you should know about the Snapchat Spectacles. If you're the kind of person who just can't help documenting everything and anything, you're probably already intrigued. Watch this video, and follow mrmobilesnaps on snapchat! Stay social, my friends Snapchat YouTube  Le web Twitter Facebook Instagram ...
              
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          2017 North American International Auto Show   

The team had a great time at the Auto Show. We presented our car to thousands of people and talked with several sponsors. We also hosted our first "take over" of the MSU snapchat, team members Stefan Trentacosta and Michael Bergh presented a teaser of the Auto Show to thousands.

 


          Get more creative with your photo uploads with Giddylizer   

One of the most popular genres of apps, worldwide, are photo & video editing apps. While apps such as Instagram made ‘filters’ trendy for images, today the likes of Snapchat are redefining how people create and share videos. In fact, according to an App Annie report, Photography as a category was second only to Tools..

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          Snapchat & Ephemeral Media explained - it's not about Sexting!   

The This WEEK in TECH podcast is always pretty interesting and this week’s episode with NYT’s Nick Bilton and Baratunde Thurston is no exception - especially if you have ever heard about Snapchat and Ephemeral Media before, but don’t know what to make of it...

At 00:59:20 they are starting to talk about a NYT-article by Nick about „micro-celebrity “ Jerome Jarre and his huge success on Vine. During this segment the host Leo Laporte gets a quick intro to Snapchat plus the three discuss Ephemeral Media in general and Snapchat in particular.  

I would recommend to watch the whole episode, but if you are just interested in the Snapchat part, you can find that here.

Really interesting stuff...


          Baka Not Nice - OVO, Drake, Wiki   
Baka Not Nice is Drake's former bodyguard.  Baka aka Travis Savoury spent more than a decade in jail.  When he got out, he hit the studio and Drake is proud of him.  He has been working hard on his music and it's paying off.  Drake signed him to OVO Sound.  I love the fact that Drake is giving Baka a second chance.


Drake has endorsement deals with major companies and organizations including T-Mobile and the NBA.  He could have told Baka that he's not able to sign him because of his criminal record but instead Drake decided to keep it real.  Baka no longer has to consider committing crime to survive.

Baka Not Nice OVO Drake Wiki
Baka Not Nice OVO Drake Wiki

Baka was convicted on human trafficking and assault charges

Baka went to jail for forcing a 22-year-old woman to prostitute.  The 39-year-old also stole money from her.  Luckily, the woman refused to testify against Baka.  I'm guessing she was paid off or threatened.  The following pic shows Baka on the day he was released from jail:


Drake's career is on cruise control so signing a convicted felon won't negatively impact his record label.  I can't wait to see if Drake's stamp of approval will lead Baka to a successful career.  Drake is responsible for Kodak Black's success.  Let's see if he can do the same for Baka.

What do you think about Drake signing Baka Not Nice to OVO? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.




          Maitland Ward's latest Snapchat is phenomenal!   
Maitland Ward's latest Snapchat is absolutely a must-see!

I believe the proper expression to describe this is "va-va-voom!"
          14-årig lokket med modelkontrakt af krænker på Snapchat: Sådan fik hun skovlen under ham   
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          Howto Employ Snapchat   
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          Pussy Licking show-My Snapchat: Boob9x   
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          Snapchat Geofilters Are Now Customizable In-App   

Last year Snapchat rolled out an update that allowed users to create custom geofilters and easily add a personal touch to their photos and videos. And now, Snapchat geofilters are finally able to be created in the app. Previously, creating a geofilter required users to submit their designs to the Snapchat desktop website and go through

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          VIDEO: Royal Caribbean Creates a Waterproof Version of Snapchat's Spectacles   
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          4 recursos que o Instagram (ainda) não copiou do Snapchat   
A briga entre o Facebook e o Snapchat não é nova: em agosto do ano passado, a empresa de Zuckerberg fez sua primeira investida direta contra o aplicativo rival, incluindo no Instagram o Stories, recurso que lembra (e muito) os snaps. Depois disso, o Facebook decidiu tornar as fotos que desaparecem um padrão em suas plataformas, permitindo-as no Facebook, no Messenger e até no WhatsApp.  O res...
          Millennial stock picks you may have missed   
Bill Smead, Smead Capital Management, provides his top plays on millennial trends and they do not include Facebook or Snapchat.
          Hushpuppi Shades Ice Prince & Phyno, Insinuates They Wear Fake Designer   

Hushpuppi today threw shade at singers Ice Prince and Phyno by insinuating that they wear fake wristwatches but complain about people buying pirated copies of their music. See what he wrote on Snapchat after the cut.

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          A Twenty-First Century Normal?   
The other day, I received a Snapchat from one of my friends: Finally a normal person again! Excited friend was holding an iPhone box. She had been without a phone for a couple days and had just gotten her new one. Upon seeing this, I felt a little disheartened. I really did. Is this what “normal” … Continue reading A Twenty-First Century Normal?
          Bassnectar, STS9, GRiZ, Tchami and more headline Electric Forest 2016   
Employing an ingenious campaign to reveal its lineup bit-by-bit via the fans, Electric Forest today unveiled its first phase of artists for the already sold out monster festival hitting Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, MI once more, June 23-26. Mailing out sections of the lineup to 150 ticketholders around the country, FedEx deliveries started showing up early in the morning (including one to our offices) so fans could Tweet, Instagram, or Snapchat their portion of the lineup, and the impatient could piece together the clues throughout the day.
          AirBrush Editor de Fotos   

O AirBrush traz para você a maneira mais simples e sutil de edição de fotos, fáceis de usar e criadas especialmente para quem tira selfies diariamente!
Nós acreditamos que todos os usuários devem ter a melhor a tecnologia de edição de fotos e selfies, e por isso, nosso compromisso com você é que o AirBrush sempre será atualizado com os recursos que VOCÊ quiser, 100% gratuito!

E por que o AirBrush é um editor de fotos diferente dos concorrentes? Ele é um editor simples e ao mesmo tempo robusto, que deixará suas fotos e selfies ainda mais linda!

Remova Manchas
Sabe aquela espinha que aparece sem aviso prévio no seu rosto e impede da sua foto divar? Com o AirBrush você poderá tira-la com um simples toque, não só a espinha como também manchas, sinais ou qualquer coisa que te incomode.

Sorrisos e Pele Radiante!
A iluminação atrapalhou o seu sorriso? Sua pele não saiu como você gostaria? Não tem problema, a gente consegue clarear o seu o sorriso para ele ficar mais radiante e sua pele ainda mais linda e de forma natural.

Cansaço? Pouca luminosidade? Aqui não!
Seus olhos saíram com uma olheira que indesejada? A iluminação natural não está te favorecendo? Com o nosso app você pode editar sua foto de forma sutil, natural e ainda mais linda!

Olhos Radiantes
Com a função “Iluminar” você pode dar o destaque que seus olhos merecem! Dê mais vida a suas selfies, deixe-as ainda mais bonitas!

Foco em você!
Com o recurso “Ofuscar” você pode editar qualquer foto deixando o foco no que realmente importa: Você!

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          10 stickers amusants pour la voiture   

Si vous voulez décorer votre voiture avec un sticker personnalisé, vous cherchez sûrement une idée sympa, originale et différente. Chez Camaloon, vous pouvez choisir la forme que vous préférez pour vos stickers et créer vos propres modèles en ligne avec toutes vos idées. Téléchargez les photos prises avec votre téléphone, vos dessins ou vos modèles. Écrivez des phrases avec les polices les plus originales et décorez vos stickers avec des icônes et des modèles thématiques. Les possibilités sont infinies, mais nous souhaitons vous donner aujourd’hui quelques sources d’inspiration pour transformer vos créations en objets uniques.

Prenez note, voici les 10 idées que nous vous proposons pour créer des stickers amusants :

1 - Stickers félins

Les stickers Meow’s It Going sont parfaits pour les fans de chats. Vous ferez également sensation avec la dernière tendance hipster : les vignettes humoristiques ironiques. Laissez-vous séduire par ces stickers très félins.

2 - Transformez vos stickers virtuels provenant des réseaux sociaux en stickers réels.

Si vous aimez les réseaux sociaux, en particulier Instagram ou Snapchat, vous pouvez créer des stickers inspirés de votre réseau préféré. Laissez vos stickers virtuels vous transporter et transformez-les en grandes idées.


3 - Stickers extraterrestres

Nous voyons le message « I Want To Believe » un peu partout. Cette phrase mythique de la série X Files est l’une des plus connues au monde. Vous pouvez maintenant l’utiliser pour décorer votre voiture, mais attention à ne vivre aucune expérience paranormale.


4 - Des mèmes accrocheurs

Quand la vie vous donne des mèmes, faites-en un sticker. Créez d’amusants stickers avec les blagues que vous recevez sur Whatsapp, Twitter ou Instagram. Partagez votre humour au-delà des réseaux sociaux.


5 - Stickers Keep Calm

Il est essentiel de garder son calme lors d’un voyage en voiture. C’est un bon conseil que vous pouvez transformer en phrase amusante. Cette phrase historique de la résistance pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale s’est convertie en icône pop des slogans.


6- No drama

Dédramatiser : il s’agit en général d’une bonne philosophie. N’en faites pas tout un drame et ajoutez de l’humour aux événements. Créez vos propres stickers « no drama » et riez de vos problèmes.

7- Des stickers sans préjugés

L’autodérision est un aspect essentiel de l’humour. Que vous soyez conducteur expérimenté ou que les autres vous critiquent sur la route, utilisez des stickers avec votre plus beau sourire, sans préjugés.

8 - Des stickers de cinéma

Nous utilisons beaucoup de phrases issues de nos films favoris, des plus classiques aux plus modernes. Cela nous a donné une idée pour créer un sticker amusant pour notre voiture.


9- Stickers pour motos

Deux roues, mais plein de possibilités. L’esprit motard représente la liberté, utilisez-la pour tatouer votre moto selon votre style. Nos vinyles suivent votre rythme.


10 - Des vans qui ont du style

Ne vous prenez pas la tête. Les vans sont à la mode et vous le savez. Personnalisez le vôtre avec vos phrases et des modèles amusants. Une touche d’humour peut faire toute la différence.


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          CII criticizes Blue Apron IPO share plan   

Online meal delivery firm plans triple-class structure

Blue Apron’s planned stock voting structure has sparked concern at an association of employee benefit plans, foundations and endowments with combined assets under management of more than $3 trillion.

‘We are concerned that Blue Apron Holding is going public with a triple-class structure that severely limits accountability to public shareholders over the long term, and without a reasonable sunset provision (the share structure apparently will collapse to one-share, one-vote only nine months after the death or disability of the CEO),’ writes Kenneth Bertsch, executive director of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII), in a letter to Blue Apron sent last week. ‘Blue Apron proposes to issue low-voting shares on going public, but with authority to issue shares with no voting rights whatsoever.’

According to an SEC filing, Blue Apron intends to go public with two classes of voting common stock, Class A common stock and Class B common stock, and one class of non-voting stock, Class C capital stock. Upon the completion of the offering, president and CEO Matthew Salzberg will hold roughly 29.7 percent of the voting power of the outstanding capital stock, according to the filing.

Bertsch argues that public companies should give all shareholders voting rights proportional to their holdings, and that newly public companies that do not should sunset the unequal structure over a ‘reasonable period of time.’

‘We strongly urge [Blue Apron] to reconsider going public with a multi-class structure, or to incorporate sunset provisions that revert to one-share, one-vote within five years,’ he writes. ‘And we urge that you make no use of Class C non-voting shares. The principle of one-share, one-vote is a foundation and core value of good corporate governance and equitable treatment of investors. The board and management of the company should be accountable to the owners, as can be the case at single-class public companies.’

CII’s concerns over the Blue Apron IPO echo those raised regarding Snap’s IPO earlier this year (CorporateSecretary.com, 3/9). The operating company in charge of Snapchat drew criticism from certain parts of Wall Street for its three-tier voting structure, which offered no voting rights to any new investors that participated in the IPO.

The number of companies offering restricted voting rights is on the rise. According to Dealogic, 27 of the 174 IPOs in the US in 2015 used dual-class structures – roughly half of those were technology companies. In 2005, just 1 percent of all IPOs used that structure.

‘We recognize that the holders of super-voting shares will in fact own a significant majority of shares immediately post-IPO, minimizing our concerns in the short run,’ Bertsch writes to Blue Apron. ‘However, our interest is in the longer-term health of capital markets. Blue Apron’s share structure amounts to a ticking time bomb for the gross misalignment of ownership and control, with Class B holders operatingthe clock.’

Bertsch says that, although Class B holders initially will hold 84 percent of outstanding equity, theshare structure ‘clearly contemplates growth in the equity capital base over time such that thefounders and other holders of Class B shares eventually will own a minority of shares,potentially less than 10 percent and even a much lower portion to the extent that some Class B holders exit and/or if controlling holders approve authority for shares beyond authorization at IPO.’

CII acknowledges that in recent years, some ‘young companies with dynamic leadership and promising products, like Blue Apron’ have been able to attract capital in the public markets despite having dual-class structures. But the performance record of dual-class companies is ‘decidedly mixed in the long run and even in the medium term, notwithstanding selection bias affecting which companies adopt multi-class structures,’ Bertsch adds.

Blue Apron did not respond to a request for comment. 


          Book Review: 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke   

Neil Postman’s classic on the nature of television received the intriguing title, Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985). Jacques Ellul penned The Technological Bluff (1990). Now in 2017, Tony Reinke writes a fantastic book, filled with penetrating theological insight, rigorous research, and probing analysis on the nature of the smartphone and its users, and the only thing that falls flat is the less-than-alluring title, Twelve Ways Your Phone is Changing You.

In 2016, Time magazine declared the iPhone as the most influential gadget of all time. The world of smartphones is far different from the world of silent movies or Atari. To minister in such a world, the church needs an army of servants, teachers, and shepherds who can personally find freedom from lurking smartphone dangers. Only then can we assist others to handle these amazing gadgets to the glory of God.

But what if you struggle with smartphone abuse as I do? For instance, my smartphone overuse at home is the most common argument between my wife and me. My kids will sometimes stand in front of me and say, “Dad, I thought you weren’t working today,” while I sneak in a quick email. Quite unconsciously, in the middle of meetings (that in my pride I have determined as boring) I will pull out my phone to check my favorite teams’ sports scores.

To whom shall we go? Answer: Jesus, and Reinke’s book can help. This book cannot save you, but the God to whom this book points can.

Each chapter stirs our affections, challenging us to look away from our device and instead toward our satisfying Redeemer and Creator. In the end, Reinke’s counsel related to the smartphone turns out to be a tutorial on human engagement with all technologies.

With compelling sentences, Reinke forces theological inquiry in the face of technological temptation: “What if the rhythms of Snapchat selfies and our star-studded Instagram feeds are exposing the dimness of our future hope?” He offers a well-crafted turn of phrase, one after another, such as, “The clicks of our fingertips reveal the dark motives of our hearts, and every sin—every double-tap and every click—will be accounted for.”

Later in the book, Reinke argues, “It is better to lose the capacity to scroll for pornography than have your whole body thrown into hell.” Fitting words for someone like myself, greatly thankful that God freed me from a pornography addiction before the onset of smartphones. Sadly, this dark sin still shackles others with Tinder, chat rooms, and images squalling feverishly for lost souls in cyberspace. Others racked with crippling loneliness turn to their phones to deal with relational fears, believing the lie that through a few million microprocessors and network connections isolation will end.

So, read the book. Find freedom in Christ. And Crossway, after this book goes through its first printing, consider a retitling of the book (the existing title can serve as a subtitle), such as, Swiping Our Souls to Death, Seeking a Screen Savior, or iSwipe Therefore iAm.


          A Review "Revenge of the Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter"   
In 1989, I spent hours playing "Think Quick" on my father's new computer (the Atari got put aside to investigate this new game fought out on keyboard instead of joystick). This adventure/learning game captured my attention. It was the dawning of digital for me personally. It promised adventure, excitement, and the thrill of victory. I mastered the game, tasted sweet victory, and now almost 30 years later, I wonder if I was the thing mastered, if the technology took more than it gave, if it over promised and under delivered?

These are the running concerns in David Jax's 2016 work Revenge of the Analog. Jax's journalistic talents show up throughout the book. You feel the tension of the digital download generation. You feel the sense of lostness in a world of constant streaming sound. Soon you too see the hope of owning a record player, touching the plastic mold, marveling over the album cover, and placing that needle carefully upon the record so that sound flows forth.

Jax includes the insights of technology gurus such as MIT Professor Sherry Turkle who observes, “It [technology] promises friendship but can only deliver performance.”

He takes you on a tour of the famous Camp Walden, where technology is still nearly banned for weeks of a kid's summer. Then, he askes the Camp director why technology is at odds with the purposes at Camp Wadlen. “[Sol] Birenbaum [head of Camp Walden] didn’t hesitate to answer. ‘We look at the heart of what we do, and it is interpersonal relationships.’” (page 236, epilogue)

Sure, the iPhone has it benefits, but to bow before its (near-idol like) promises and power can only mean a loss of humanity. Life was meant to be felt, shared, and experienced with human persons. Or as Jax explains, “Ultimately, analog pursuits connect us to one another in a vastly deep way than any digital technology can. They allow bonds to form in real time and physical spaces, which transcend language and our ability to communicate with just words and symbols.” (239, epilogue)

Jax's book is a fun tour of several aspects of life (schools, work, music, games, films, etc.) that all show that digital cannot and should not be received without a wary eye. What Jax's book lacks is thoughtful theological and philosophical reflections on why digital doesn't satisfy (Turkle is one of the few exceptions).

For those looking for deeper answers than a journalistic tour of the world, you'll need to turn to the likes of Neil Postman's classic, Amusing Ourselves to Death (1985) or Jacques Ellul's The Technological Bluff (1990). And there's a fantastic new book (2017) by Tony Reinke (don't let the less than thrilling title fool you) Twelve Ways Your Phone is Changing You.

Here are a few nuggets to encourage you to read Reinke's book:

 “What if the rhythms of Snapchat selfies and our star-studded Instagram feeds are exposing the dimness of our future hope?”

“The clicks of our fingertips reveal the dark motives of our hearts, and every sin—every double-tap and every click—will be accounted for.”

Jax's book is a fun snapshot of culture. It's the other books that better ask and answer why culture and souls cannot find hope or salvation in the promises and patterns of digital living.














          An argument for being a "Late Adapter"   
Definition: A late adapter is somebody who is slow to embrace a new product, technology, or idea.


Let's be honest, if you're involved in technology, social media, and popular idea conversations, it can be very embarrassing to "not be in the know." 10 years ago, you were mocked if you said "I just posted on Twitter," and quickly corrected, "No, buddy, you tweeted." Technological snobbery is as ripe as an October apple. 

And so, we're tempted to try and embrace all new technological tools, Apps, and online networks, just to avoid the fear of being "on the out." So an invitation to LinkedIn, requires an immediate new account. An invite to Snapchat requires your humble submission. 

You go out and buy the newest I-Phone, Amazon Echo, and GalaxyS-400, just in case this new technology turns out to be the sliced bread you've been missing.But if you're anything like me, 3 days later, you're hundreds of dollars poorer, and your life is as full or empty as it was a week ago. 

Oh, and did I mention the accumulating paper weights of technological devices that we're not sure if we're supposed to throw away or donate to charity.

With this in mind, let me offer 3 arguments for being a late adapter (whether it's the next App or next device):

1. Old things have proven value. Many "new" items turn out to be a big bust. Also, new stuff have glitches to be worked out. My touch screen PDA of 2004 was useless in under 12 months. My 2004 myspace account lasted less than a year before Facebook proved its superior value. My Kindle e-reader of 2011 had a 6 month shelf-life before I could achieve everything and more with a different device. I wasted time and money purchasing and learning a device that turned out to not serve me well. Let a device or app be proven of its value before you attempt to adapt it to your life. 

2. There is nothing new under the sun. The deepest longings of human souls have never been met nor will be met by human ingenuity. Our hearts long for what only eternity can satisfy; the next gadget will never measure up.

3. Eyes on the future, betray our responsibility for the present. If you're always looking for that new thing, for a new experience, to solve those new problems, you'll miss the responsibilities facing you today. Not to mention, most of these responsibilities are solved through the ordinary actions of love, communication, forgiveness, hard work, and emotional presence (things that devices can't conjure up if they tried). 

So, be a late adapter...and just so you know, being a later adapter doesn't mean you go out and buy a rotary phone. It might look like this:

1) Wait for a new device or APP to be in the market 6-12 months before reading reviews and considering to purchase it.
2) Find wise, responsible, successful people, and ask them what Apps they use and avoid.
3) Talk to these same people about how they manage their technology overall. 


          Professora é demitida por mandar 'nudes' para alunos do ensino médio em rede social   
goo.gl/7N4Wg2 | Uma professora de Educação Física norte-americana foi demitida após a direção da escola Nease High School, nos Estados Unidos, descobrir que ela vinha mandando nudes e mensagens de caráter sexual para alunos do ensino médio.



Dionne Younce, de 28 anos, aparecia no Snapchat para pelo menos três estudantes menores de idade. Um dos alunos do time de futebol americano da escola contou ter recebido uma foto dela usando apenas um sutiã.

A professora vai enfrentar um processo por abuso sexual. Segundo a imprensa dos Estados Unidos, outros quatro alunos e dois vice-diretores estão envolvidos no caso. Dionne treinava a equipe feminina de levantamento de peso da escola.

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          The Doer Who Learns: The Makerspace Librarians' Handbook   
"For the things we have to learn before we can do, we learn by doing," said Aristotle. Or, more simply, the doer who learns. As a writer in the education field, and I trace my lineage back to those first book reports in third grade, I have been learning by writing for many years. So I must admit to some concern when I saw arts (did I mention I flunked art in kinder?) and crafts see a resurgence in schools, a contra-decima to the establishment of the Common Core as Chris Aviles suggests in his article which I explored earlier.

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As I have written more about makerspaces, experienced it firsthand, I realize that we are moving quickly to the digitization of arts and craft experiences. Making things from junk, then digitizing the creation, resulting in a 3D printing that is functional, well, that moves the experience of creating down the road. Makers appear an innovation on what humans have been doing for years--hunting, gathering, and making stuff.
Disclaimer: This is the first of several blog entries featuring this book. ALA approached me with a copy of the book, asking me to review it. I received no payment for this review. I retain full editorial rights over my content and any quoted content is indicated. And, I wrote this blog entry, and will offer the book as a resource at the next makerspace I attend facilitated by my colleague, Peggy Reimers (@preimers)

The Source

In a new book published by the American Library Association (ALA), #the makerspace_librarian's sourcebook, edited by Ellyssa Kroski, I find myself overawed again by the scope of possibility. When you consider what teachers teach, students learn, and the yawning chasm between that incomplete experience and what life offers, what the marketplace demands, this sourcebook sends a powerful message:
This hands-on sourcebook...includes everything libraries need to know about the major topics, tools, and technologies relevant to makerspaces today. [It]...delves into 11 of the most essential technologies and tools...found in makerspaces, ranging from 3D printers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and wearable electronics to CNC, Legos, drones and circuitry kits and includes an assortment of project ideas that are ready to implement.
For the sake of variety, I decided to do a quick skim of the book to see what useful nuggets might reveal themselves, half submerged in the rapid flow of text and quotes, 400 pages long. Here are some of my take-aways of this must-have textbook for schools, teachers, librarians and administrators eager to fundamentally understanding the maker movement and implement it in their schools.
[I've tried to put my own remarks in square brackets to distinguish from straight quotes or excerpts from the book.]

My Notes

  1. The book is divided into multiple sections, including:
    1. Creating the Library Makerspace
    2. Makerspace Materials, Tools and Technologies
    3. Looking Ahead
  2. Creating the Library Makerspace
    1. Chapter 1 - Makers create things, ideas, and concepts (Cherie Bronkar)
      1. A typical academic makerspace would include 3D printers, programmable electronics, digital microscopes, video equipment, large format printers, and other items that add to the institution's curriculum.
      2. A space like this gives students endless possibilities to put their education into practice.
      3. How to get started without funding:
        1. Paper crafts like origami, book art (using withdrawn books), creating apps
        2. The makerspace movement need not rely on high-priced tech.
        3. Making can be as simple as featuring a building contest with Legos or hosting something more technical like a hackathon. 
        4. Students can make and display dioramas, science projects, crafts, and jewelry along the line of friendship bracelets.
        5. Use computers and host training to help students create videos on their phones and upload them to free video editing apps, run a contest for the best Vine [or Snapchat or Instagram Story], create a school YouTube site, create funny video spoofs of a book the class has read
      4. The cost of makerspaces is explored, and include equipment lists. You'll have to read the book to see the components, but here's an approximate cost:
        1. Tech-focused makerspace starter kit: $3,300
        2. Bigger Budget Tech-Focused Makerspace Starter Kit: $21,000
        3. Media - Video Focused Makerspace Starter Kit - $7200
        4. Media - Sound-Focused Makerspace Starter Kit - $7500
        5. Low Budget Elem School Focused Kit - $500-$1000
        6. Dream budget-Milling/Power Equipment List - $30K-$50K
      5. [You know, as I look these lists over, there is a lot of cost-savings possible if we disregard proprietary software titles (e.g. Final Cut Pro) and use free open source tools (e.g. Shotcut).]
      6. An effective way to learn is to create training materials for users while you're learning. [Great tip!]
      7. Usage policies and planning your makerspace are also covered
    2. Chapter 2 - Pedagogy and Prototyping in Library Makespaces
      1. This chapter was authored by Laura Costello, Meredith Powers and Dana Haugh
      2. [Some fascinating approaches and quotes included for each!]:
        1. Active Learning: 
          1. "Learning is an active process. We learn by doing. Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind." - Dale Carnegie
          2. Active learning is the process in which students participate in activities to facilitate understanding and retention.
        2. Collaborative Learning: 
          1. "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." -Andrew Carnegie
          2. Any exploration of an idea with two or more minds involved. Individuals working in groups generally retain more information and understand a concept more fully than those working alone.
        3. Inquiry-based Learning: 
          1. "Sometimes questions are more important than answers." -Nancy Willard
          2. Inquiry-based learning is the proces of learning by posing questions, problems, or scenarios. It provides a scaffold for student learning but allows students to explore and develop a better understanding of concepts instead of simply presenting the facts or providing a linear path to established ideas.
        4. Project-based Learning:
          1. Projects are complex, multilayered learning experiences that require students to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
          2. Suggestions for PBL:
            1. Present a compelling, challenging real world problem for students.
            2. Encourage students to explore topic through extensive inquiry, research,  information application and reflection.
            3. Organize time for critiques, revisions that scaffolds peer collaboration.
            4. Empower students to share their results with each other and others.
        5. Constructionism:
          1. "For the things we have to learn before we can do, we learn by doing." - Aristotle
          2. Inspired by constructivist theory
          3. People learn better when they are actively making things.
          4. Students are encouraged to build or create tangible objects to understand the world around them.
          5. Instead of teaching at a person, constructionism supports the idea of assisting learning through trial and error.
          6. Students test their ideas without fear of failure.
      3. Makerspaces are safe spaces where learners are encouraged to fail to test boundaries and explore creative limits in pursuit of intellectual growth and understanding.
      4. "Good novels, if we are ready for them, transform us. Good curricula should have the same effect." -N.V. Overly & E. Spalding
      5. The ability to tinker, build, break, and create something you envisioned is an incredibly powerful lesson. To work alongside makers of all levels reinforces the idea that we are all learners and need help to succeed.
      6. Instructional approaches
        1. ADDIE framework
        2. Rapid Prototyping
        3. Backward Design
        4. Eight Learning Events: an instructional design model that describes content and context-independent, observable, specific learner activities
          1. imitate
          2. receive information
          3. exercise
          4. explore
          5. experiment
          6. create
          7. self-reflect
          8. debate
Wow, Chapter 2 does not disappoint in terms of awesome ideas and rounding up instructional approaches! I have to admit that it's my favorite chapter so far. 




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          Man Chains Girlfriend in Backyard Since She Wanna be a Dog On Snapchat So Bad   

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          El iPhone 7, nuevo reloj y alianza con Nintendo: lo que dejó la Keynote de Apple   
12:17 pm. Miércoles 07 de Septiembre de 2016
La compañía norteamericana presentó en California sus nuevos productos.

El gigante tecnológico con sede en Cupertino (California), Apple, realizó este miércoles su Keynote 2016 y empezó la presentación de sus novedades anunciando que Nintendo estará disponible en su tienda de aplicaciones con un juego especial que será lanzado en Navidad.

El creador de Mario, el japonés Shigeru Miyamoto, presentó  la llegada de su mítico personaje de videojuegos a App Store con la nueva aplicación "Super Mario Run".

El consejero delegado de Apple, Tim Cook, dio la bienvenida a Miyamoto al escenario del auditorio Bill Graham de San Francisco para que presentar el nuevo juego, que representa la primera vez que Nintendo se asocia con Apple para la distribución de uno de sus juegos.

Cook recordó que los juegos son la categoría más popular en la tienda de aplicaciones del iPhone con más de medio millón de títulos.

"Había una parte que no teníamos. Estamos muy honrado de que Nintendo haya decido traer a Mario a iOS antes que a otros", anunció Cook.

Miyamoto, creador de éxitos como "Donkey Kong" o "Legen of Zelda", explicó que "Super Mario Run" llegará a la App Store antes de las vacaciones de navidad de este año a un precio fijo sin necesidad de compras internas en la aplicación.

Anuncio de la llegada de Super Mario a iOS.

El segundo anuncio de la tarde ha sido el nuevo Apple Watch Series 2, en el que se podrá jugar Pokemón Go y será sumergible, su mayor novedad debido a que es muy similar al ya existente.

Otras novedades son: 

- GPS incorporado en el propio reloj.

- Nuevo procesador que lo hace más potente.

- Pantalla mejorada, más brillante.

- Nuevo material, más resistente: cerámica.

-Alianza con Nike para corredores

Las características del nuevo reloj.

El tercer anuncio fue el más esperado del evento: la llegada del nuevo iPhone 7 y el iPhone 7 Plus con cámara dual (solo para el plus), un botón de inicio que se actualiza para recibir retroalimentación hápitica y sumergible hasta un metro durante 30 minutos.

El nuevo celular en sus dos versiones vendrá disponible en cinco colores: Oro, Silver, Rosa y dos negros: Jet Black y Black Simple.

"Es el mejor iPhone jamás creado, con un gran diseño", dijo Tim Cook.

El teléfono mantiene el perfil del iPhone6, con menos partes y creadas sobre una sola pieza de aluminio que prescinde de la salida y entrada de audio tradicional, algo que se hará a través del puerto de carga y datos. 

El nuevo iPhone.

Además, el nuevo iPhone 7 incluye una cámara de 12 megapíxeles, con un conjunto de lentes que permite obtener imágenes de gran calidad en bajas condiciones de luz y mucho más estables.

El modelo iPhone 7 Plus añade dos cámaras con diferentes lentes (gran angular y teleobjetivo), que permite por primera vez emular la calidad de las cámaras tradicionales y utilizar un zoom óptico, así como efectos profesionales.

El nuevo modelo incorpora una nueva pantalla Retina con mayor brillo y el ya presentado 3D Touch, que permite un nuevo nivel de interacción con aplicaciones,

El iPhone 7 incorporará el sistema operativo iOS 10, que según Cook, es la mayor actualización jamás acometida por Apple, por el número de novedades que incluye, como mejor asistencia por voz o integración con automatización para el hogar.

Asimismo, Apple incorpora en el nuevo sistema operativo más posibilidades en el envío de mensajes, como "stickers" o efectos, algo que se asemeja a la red social Snapchat, que es de las más populares entre las generaciones más jóvenes. 

El iPhone 7 tendrá un precio inicial de US$ 649 y el iPhone Plus de US$ 769 (32 GB). Ya se puede reservar y saldrá a ventas el 16 de septiembre.

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Tim Cook durante la presentación.

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          Primitif Backpackers Vol. 1   
Hari ini agak ajaib bagi gue dan lumayan melelahkan. Ga ding. Gue enjoy kok hari ini hehehe.

Hari ini gue memutuskan buat ngelakuin hal yang belum pernah gue lakuin. Bukan, bukan boker sambil sikap lilin. Karena hari ini gue memutuskan jadi seorang BACKPACKER. Mantap. Gue rasa seorang backpacker itu keren, bisa kemana aja dan ga pernah terikat sama deodorant juga. Dan gue hari ini mau jadi seorang backpacker sejati.

Aslinya yang diajak ada 4 orang dan ditambah satu kakak kelas. Tapi 2 orang temen gue ternyata ada kerja kelompok dan kakak kelas gue, Mas Hanif ternyata ada acara. SUMPAH GUE KESEL BANGET YANG INI. PHP GILA.

Sasa : “Ra, seriusan ini Cuma berdua?”
Gue : “Emang mau ngajak siapa lagi?”
Sasa : “Semoga ini gak jadi mimpi buruk kita…….”

Sejujurnya gue sama Sasa bukan orang yang cukup normal untuk bersurvive sendiri. Kita berdua Cuma bocah ingusan penggemar Oppa Oppa Korea dan berfantasi suatu saat jadi istrinya. Miris.

Penampakan Muka gue dan Sasa saat numpang foto di kamar pas.

Gue sama Sasa sendiri udah kenal sejak SD, jaman gue belum tau apa itu cinta, taunya apa itu cincau. Serius deh cincau itu enak banget! Kita sejujurnya udah terlalu penat terhadap sincostan beserta segala macam rumus rumus yang ga ada abisnya muncul di setiap kertas yang dibagikan pengawas ujian. Dua minggu ini ditambah minggu depan bakalan ada banyak tes, dan kami pun memutuskan buat hengkang sejenak.

DAN TERCIPTALAH PRIMITIF BACKPACKER.

Rencana awal itu simple. Beli tiket Pramek ke Solo, naik kereta, sampe di Stasiun Purwosari, jalan jalan menyusuri jalan Slamet Riyadi. Sejujurnya rencana itu akan berjalan lancar kalau saja…

Gue dan Sasa buru-buru naik kereta. Semua tempat penuh. Sial. Batin gue. Akhirnya gue menemukan tempat kosong, di depan mbak-mbak make masker. Gue ga ngerti kenapa dia maskeran padahal kereta ber AC.
Sasa : “Ra, ada kabar buruk”
Gue : “Apaan weh”
Sasa : “Gue gabawa uang”
Hening.
Gue mikir mau ketawa apa marah.
Gue : “EDAAAAAANNN TENAAANNN!!!!”
Gue menatap Sasa penuh rasa gondok, pengen gue lempar rasanya dia dari kaca saat itu juga. Apalagi di kca ada tulisan “PECAHKAN KACA” pas sekali. Sedangkan Sasa meringis santai.
Gue : “EH SERIUSAN INI?”
Sasa : “IYALAH MASA GUE BOONG, NIH LIHAT DOMPET GUE CUMA ADA TIGA PULUH RIBU”

Gue mulai gabisa bedain antara orang oon dan orang nekat. Sumpah saat itu gue pengen bakar dia terus gue lempar dari kaca.

Kereta pun berjalan. Gue masih gondok. Sasa masih gaada uang. Kemudian,  Sasa menyadari hal buruk lagi, dia ga bawa ATM. Dan gue makin ga bisa bedain antara orang oon, orang nekat, dan orang minta ditampol. Shyyytttzzz

Gue akhirnya nyuruh dia segera hubungin bokapnya. Gue sendiri sangu juga Cuma 200ribu. Dan gue ga megang ATM jadi gue berharap banget dia juga bawa uang. Akhirnya kita buat planning. Pertama, cek dua ATM cadangan yang dibawa Sasa. Dari tampangnya gue yakin maling ga bakal tertarik.

Kartu ATMnya udah ga berbentuk kartu secara normal, udah buluk dan kayanya pantes dijadiin kartu YUGIOH buat ditampol tampol. Dengan tenang Sasa bilang, “Jangan menilai sesuatu dari luarnya…. Ra…”

Planning kedua adalah kakak kelas. Cari kakak kelas yang di Solo dan mentransfer uang lewat e-banking ke atm kakak kelas itu. Dan Planning ketiga, irid abis-abisan.

Di perjalanan gue dan Sasa asyik mengobrol. Gue rasa 3 planning tadi cukup membuat gue yakin, gue bakalan bisa bertahan hidup di Solo nanti. Gue mencoba percaya dua kartu ATM buluk punya Sasa. Saat gue lagi nyari hape gue ditas, kaki gue nyenggol tempat minum dan jatuh pas di sepatu penumpang depan gue. Kali ini kayanya bakalan gue yang dilempar lewat jendela.
Mbak mbak itu ngliatin gue, dan gue gatau dia ngedumel apaan di balik maskernya. Gue rasa gue sekaarang mulai tau fungsi masker yang dipake. Akhirnya pun gue minta maaf, gue kasih tisu ke mbak-mbaknya dan mencoba se-friendly mungkin agar ga dibuang lewat jendela dan nampaknya ide gue berhasil mbak-mbaknya kembali stay cool dan menatap ke jendela. Sementara itu firasat gue udah mulai ga enak untuk perjalanan kali ini…

***
Akhirnya sampai juga.

Gue sampai di Solo tepatnya di Stasiun Purwosari jam 9nan. Dan tujuan pertama kita adalah cari Bank. Akhirnya kami memutuskan jalan menyusuri jalan mencari bank.

DAN SEPERTI YANG SUDAH GUE TEBAK. ATMNYA GA BERFUNGSI. Gue udah yakin banget ATM kaya gitu lebih pantes buat dijadiin kartu Yugioh. Gue pun menyuruh Sasa segera menghubungi kakak kelas. Dengan santainya kemudian Sasa berkata “Gue gaada pulsa, ga bisa hubungin Mbak Linda” rasanya gue nyesel tadi ga lempar Sasa dari jendela tadi.

Kami balik lagi ke Stasiun, beli pulsa. Duit 30 ribunya dipake 15 ribu buat pulsa. Akhirnya dia berhasil menelpon Mbak Linda. Tujuan gue kemudian adalah ke UNS. Karena jarak UNS dan stasiun jauh, gue memutuskan mesen gojek.

Gue : “Sa, pesen gojek”
Sasa : “Gue gaada gojek, Ra, adanya Grab Car…”

Gue bener-bener nyesel tadi ga lempar dia dari kereta. Hati gue menjerit, KALAU ADA MESIN WAKTU GUE BUTUH SEKARANG YA TUHAN.

***

Kami pun sampai di UNS. Masalahnya ternyata belum selesai, kami berdua ga tau UNS dan kami berdua ga tau tempat kosnya Mbak Linda. Setelah bercekcok ria akhirnya kita memutuskan ketemuan di Masjid. Mbak Linda pun datang membawa kejutan~~

Ia pun ngajak kita ke ATM ambil uang. Saat saat menunggu Mbak Linda keluar ATM adalah hal yang paling membahagiakan bagi hidup gue dan Sasa. Bagai diterpa angin dari surga, disinari cahaya dari langit, Mbak Linda keluar dengan uang 200ribu.

Dan terjadilah serah terima ini :





Kami pun mampir ke kos Mbak Linda. Mbak Linda seakan tahu panggilan perut kami, dia ngasih kita roti cemilan.

Mbak Linda : “Kamu kelas XII kan dek”
Gue : “Iya Mbak, hehehe”
Mbak Linda : “IPA kan?”
Gue : “Iya Mbak”
Mbak Linda : “Oh pantes kaya pernah lihat, hehehe”
Gue : “Loh kita pernah ketemu ya mbak?”
Mbak Linda : “LAH, KAN AKU DULU SMANSA”

DEG! BEGO. MATI GUE.
Waktu seakan berhenti.
Petir menyambar dari kejauhan.

Gue pun meminta maaf karena beneran ga tau soal kejadian tadi. Dan Alhamdulillah dimaafkan. 

Kemudian obrolan berlanjut.

Mbak Linda : “Oh kalau arsitek angkatanku kayanya jarang”
Gue : “Angkatannya setahun di bawah mbak, setahun diatas ku ada yang arsitek UGM mbak”
HENING.
Gue dengan polosnya nyerocos : “Ituloh Mbak Nabila”
Sasa natap gue aneh.
Mbak Linda : “Lah kan… aku baru masuk tahun ini…. Seangkatan sama Mbak Nabila…”

Ya Tuhan, kayanya gue emang beneran butuh mesin waktu deh….

***
Akhirnya perjalanan backpackeran kita dimulai. Dari Solo Technopark kita melaju dengan mas mas gojek menuju Patung Slamet Riyadi. Perjalanan begitu terasa cepat. Dan kita Cuma bayar 6000 doang. Sementara itu kita jalan jalan di deket Sekaten. Dan ta-da!! Kita beli es krim potong. Rasanya lumayan, dan gue emang suka banget es krim. Kemudian kita meneruskan perjalanan ke BRI. 

Tempatnya klasik banget, da nada sebuah tempat yang pengen banget gue foto disitu.

Yang terjadi : Ada anak anak SMP godain kita. “Mbak, Mbak, ayo foto aku, Mbak”
Sasa bisikin gue, “Ra gue takut” dan dengan santai gue jawab, “Tenang kita kan kakak kelas.”
Kami pun berjalan ria di sepanjang jalan Slamet Riyadi.







Selain foto-foto dan update di Snapgram atau Snapchat, kita selalu digodain Om Om tukang becak.

Mereka nanyain mau kemana pada awalnya. Ngasih tau arah dan mulai menceritakan betapa jauh dan meleahkannya kesana dengan berjalan kaki. Kemudian, mereka akan menawarkan becak dengan harga yang kata mereka sangat amat murah buat anak kaya kita.

Gue mulai hapal tabiat Om Om Tukang Becak, dan gue cape tau ga L 

Gue akhirnya memutuskan tetap jalan lurus tanpa bersikap ramah. Kemudian tiba-tiba ada tukang becak yang manggil-manggil gue. Gue udah cukup lelah untuk menjawab setiap pertanyaan “Mau kemana mbak atau sebagainya. 

Gue pun Cuma diem. 

Tukang Becak itu ternyata ga menyerah masih manggil gue. Gue tetep diem, dan ketiga kalinya dia manggil gue. Gue pun menoleh keaarahnya dan bilang “Gak Pak” dengan tatapan sinis.


“WOI MBAK SAYA NYURUH MBAKNYA MINGGIR, ITU DIBELAKANG ADA BECAK MAU LEWAT NANTI KETABRAK GIMANA??!!” seru Tukang Becak itu.

Semuanya ketawain gue, om om tukang parkir, tukang becak yang lain dan termasuk Sasa.



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Perjalanan pun tetap dilanjutkan dengan berjalan dan inilah beberapa hasil dari hari ini :











Ternyata emang, hidup ini tak semulus paha SNSD! Menyusuri jalan Slamet Riyadi bikin capek, pada akhirnya gue dan Sasa memutuskan buat mampir di Solo Grand Mall. 

Depannya ada Richiez Factory serius gue pengen coba karena gue belum pernah sih hehe, tapi penuh banget akhirnya gue dan Sasa makan di Solo Grand Mall. 

Sekitar jam 3 kurang gue langsung cabut ke Stasiun, kita pokoknya ga boleh ketinggalan kereta!

KITA GA BOLEH KETINGGALAN KERETA
GA BOLEH KETINGGALAN KERETA
BOLEH KETINGGALAN KERETA
KETINGGALAN KERETA,...

SIAL. Ternyata tiket pramek udah habis. Dan gue sama Sasa terancam ga bisa pulang!!

Harga tiket kereta yang lain 104000 dan ini warbyazah sekali buat gue dan Sasa yang ga punya uang banyak. Kita pun segera mencari informasi soal kereta yang lain, dan akhirnya berhasil juga.

Jam 05.15 Kereta Jaka Tingkir ke Kutoarjo dengan tarif 40ribu.'

Walaupun agak mahal dibanding yang sampe seratusan mending ini bangetlah.
Masalah berikutnya adalah waktu menunggu jam 04.00 lamaaa... gue juga tiba tiba kebelet pup. 
Gatau kenapa tiba-tiba mules dan mendambakan suasana ketenangan WC. 

Di depan Stasiun ada Hotel Robinson yang juga merupakan tempat belanja. Gue memutuskan kesana demi memenuhi panggilan alam. Saat udah mencapai toilet kebahagiaan gue tetap tak kunjung datang. Tertulis dengan jelas disana :

MAAF TIDAK UNTUK BUANG AIR BESAR.

Sakit.
Tapi.
Tak
Berdarah.

Karena itu gue menyusup ke Supermarketnya dan melakukan"nya" di sana. 
Setelah lega kita pun beli tiket.
Ternyata masih ada sisa waktu, dan kebetulan gue dan Sasa kenalan dengan orang yang bernasib sama dengan kita.

Namanya Mbak Ajeng, dia udah kerja, sedangkan gue dan Sasa adalah dua anak ingusan yang nekat ke Solo. Mbak Ajeng dengan baiknya menggiring kita ke Solo Square. Bagai anak bebek yang mengekor induknya Mbak Ajeng berjalan di depan sedangkan kami berdua di belakang.



Perpisahan pun terjadi di pukul 5 sore. Diakhiri dengan membeli breadtalk dan aku sejujurnya ga mau beli TwT tapi pengen semuanya pada beli. Kita berpisah. Mbak Ajeng naik kereta yang malam sedangkan kita berdua naik yang jam 5.15

Pada akhirnya, gue dan Sasa bisa pulang dan ga jadi punah. WE ARE STILL ALIVE BRO!!!!

Perjuangan dari nyari uang dan mengubek ngubek UNS kemudian jalan digodain tukang becak sampai perjuangan kehabisan tiket kereta api. Akhirnya gue bisa pulang dengan pengalaman seru. Senang juga bisa kenalan dengan orang baru, Pak Arifiin tukang gojek yang ramah, dan tukang gojeknya Sasa yang memberi wejangan berharga :

"Kalau mau masuk UI harus belajar yang rajin... sholat 5 waktu, kalau bisa sholat tahajud, berbakti dengan orang tua,"






Senang juga kenalan dengan Mbak Linda, Tanpa Mbak Linda, entahlah kami bisa pulang apa enggak. Mbak Ajeng juga, seneng bisa nambah followers ig, Mbak Ajeng rajin like post ku yak wkwkwkw

Dan perjalanan ini berakhir. Petualangan Primitif Backpackers volume 1 berakhir di kereta Joko Tingkir di depan mas mas yang headsetan sambil geleng geleng kepalanya. Yow Man!

          Baru   


Liburan tiba, akhirnya gue merasakan yang namanya jadi kelelawar, tidur di siang hari, jadi batman di malam hari. Gue bener-bener merasa keren dengan hal itu, malam yang biasanya para manusia tertidur gue bangun. Malam terasa sepuluh kali lebih menyenangkan. Ga ada peer. Ga ada tugas. Cuma ngenet dan main game. Hidup merdeka sehat sentosa.

Puncak dari liburan kali ini adalah masa masa detik detik menuju pergantian tahun. Bagusnya, akhirnya gue udah nyobain make blender sama main the sims 4. Karya yang dihasilkan bersama ardha, sodara gue di blender udah lumayan, walaupun masih terlihat cupu tapi gue tetep bahagia. Kita buat kursi sidang, yaitu kursi biasa yang dikasih cahaya kaya mr bean mau jatuh di awal film mr bean. Sedangkan the sims 4 gue dengan bangga membuat karakter cowo idaman : muka ala boyband kpop dengan kaos kaos casual dipadukan jeans dan bibir merah merona pake lipgloss. Dahsyat.

Karakter The Sims gue buat jadi maha keren, dia berjalan ala swagger. Rumahnya model jaman sekarang dengan fasilitas terlengkap dan termahal. Ga usah nanya gue dapet duit darimana. Oke, gue kasih tau, gue pake cheat. Yeah, cupu abis. Tapi demi kegantengan dan kekerenan si Cowo idaman ini gue rela-relain ngecheat. Rambutnya kalau lagi santai poni lempar, nggak, ini beda dari iklan cekrek cekrek. Ketika lagi acara formal, rambutnya klimis pake pomade, ala-ala cowo beken kaya raya. Dan misi yang gue jalani di the sims adalah : Jadi playboy. Alhasil gue berhasil nikahin 5 cewe tercantik sekaligus. Keren.

Kembali ke liburan tahun baru. Gue nginep dua hari di villa tante gue di Kaliurang. Hari pertama di villa, gue, iim, dzaki, daffa, bermain badminton. Sungguh suatu hal yang menyehatkan jika saja lawan gue Lim Swie King. Tapi apa daya, kita semua adalah pemain gadungan. Permainan badminton yang keren dan mendebarkan menjadi permainan yang cupu dan menggregetkan. Bayangin aja badminton kita pake netnya manusia, dengan tumbal Fauzta adek sepupu gue paling kecil kita paksa dia berdiri di tengah lapangan sambil berdoa dia ga ketamplek raket.

Kesedihan Fauzta ternyata tak berlangsung lama, kita lanjutkan dengan bermain santai dan mengobrol di depan tv. Karena tv nya ga jelas, kita kembali ke gadget masing-masing. Gue sempet nanya ke Fauzta.
“Fauzta gak mau main?” gue nanya dengan suara selembut sutra.
Fauzta ga jawab, wajahnya menunjukkan tampang teraniyaya yang sangat mendalam. Kasian.
Ternyata hari itu kita lanjut jalan-jalan muterin villa-villa gue sih sebenernya mau sekalian cari cowo ganteng yang lagi liburan, tapi apa daya yang terjadi adalah gue lebih mirip baby siter yang jagain anak-anak ingusan. Dzaki, sodara gue yang seumuran gue berkhianat, dia jalan di depan sama iim daffa, mereka berlagak kaya majikan. Sedangkan sodara gue yang masih sd jalan bareng sama gue. Sebelum jalan-jalan gue sempet buat perjanjian dengan bocah-bocah ingusan tersebut.

“Kalian, pokoknya, kalau manggil aku, jangan Mbak,ngerti?”
Mereka diam. Bengong. Kemudian Fauzta si gendut yang jadi net angkat bicara.
“Tapi kan mbak Ara bukan kakakku.”
Gue menelan ludah, “Pokoknya jangan manggil mbak, demi kelancaran hidup, panggil aja Kak Ara jangan mbak Ara”

Akhirnya setelah memohon-mohon kepada mereka kita ambil sebuah kesimpulan : Ga ada panggil-panggilan. Masalah kelar. Gue ga perlu takut lagi dikira pembantu mereka, dan mereka ga perlu berdebat gue bukan kakak mereka dan ga pantes dipanggill kakak. Menjelajah Kaliurang ternyata membuat mata segar. Disana masih asri, dingin, banyak tumbuhan bagus-bagus. Dan gue pun berhasil sukses ga dipanggil Mbak sama mereka.

Setelah santai menjelajah gue diajak tante Ami pergi ke Tlogo Putri, letaknya cukup jauh dari villa, jadinya kita naik mobil. Tlogo putri ada di bagian atas Gunung, ya nggak atas banget sih, pokoknya ada di atas. Waktu sampai di Tlogo Putri gue sempet heran melihat iim kegirangan. Gue curiga di jalan waktu lagi menjelajah daerah sekitar villa, Iim sempet ngemil tumbuhan beracun. Gue sempet khawatir dan berniat membuang dia di tengah hutan Tlogo Putri, namun niat itu gue urungkan. Setelah makan pecel, gue lanjut melihat hutan hutan di telogo putri, di setiap pohon banyak monyet bergelantungan.  Akhirnya gue paham kenapa iim sangat antusias.

Gue dan sodara-sodara gue dengan ria memberi makan monyet. Iim sangat bahagia, gue tau, dia pasti rindu keluarga, gue sangat maklum dengan hal itu. Kebahagian iim kebahagiaan gue juga, gue pun ga ganggu dia.

“Mbak Ara, itu monyetnya kaya foto model?” Fauzta tiba-tiba nanya dengan tampang inocentnya.
Gue meringis prihatin. Gila aja monyet dibilangn foto model, jangan jangan adek sepupu gue ini kelainan. Ah enggak, gue berusaha berpikir positif. “Wah, iya lucu gitu!”
 Kali ini giliran dia yang meringis prihatin.”Ternyata benar dugaanku, Mbak Ara selama ini jomblo karena seleranya monyet”
Ajib. Gue abis di bom atom sama anak kecil. Oke, dia benar gue jomblo. Bukan, bukan karena gue gak laku. Bukan juga karena gue selektif tapi karena gue gak laku dan selektif.

Sementara itu seekor  monyet dengan wajah garang, badan besar, dan bulu yang lebat, kalau di dunia manusia mungkin dia seperti Ridho Roma dengan badan Deddy Cobuzier berdiri dengan gaya sok menantang. Sangar. Gue sempet curiga dengan si monyet sangar itu, gue ada feeling ga beres. Tiba-tiba monyet  sangar itu berwajah agresif, berlari kearah monyet di kanannya. Kemudian mereka melakukan adegan tidak senonoh di depan gue, adik-adik sepupu gue, dan semua warga yang lagi asik ngasih makan monyet. Ini. Kejadian itu membuat para wisatawan shock termasuk gue. Selama ini gue cuma punya pengalaman liat cicak kawin, lah ini, adegan yang tiba-tiba dan langsung di depan mata, Dzaki langsung menutup mata Fauzta gue pun segera melindungi masa kanak-kanak adik-adik sepupu gue.
 Monyet preman itu ternyata ga Cuma berbadan besar, dekil, mesum, ternyata juga tidak bertanggung jawab.  Gila aja abis kaya gitu, si monyet langsung nyelonong masuk kehutan ninggalin si monyet cewe. Kejadian maha dahsyat itu terjadi sangat cepat dan  diakhiri dengan gelak tawa para pengunjung.  Sementara gue menatap  adik sepupu gue, mereka bengong, kemudian gue berdoa semoga saja masa kanak-kanak mereka berjalan lancar.

Malam di Kaliurang, sodara sepupu guekembali berlagak sok jago main badminton. Bahkan lebih ekstreem dia memberi nama dirinyaThe Return of Liem Swie King. Gue mengelus dada, untung aja Liem Swi King ga liat kejadian ini, coba aja kalau dia liat permainan badminton yang jauh lebih mirip pertunjukan sirkus berkedok namanya. Bisa ganti akte dia. Sementara itu gue rada curiga liat Fauizta, dia menggerak-nggerakkan raket seolah olah yang dipegang adalah tongkatnya Sun Go Kong.
“Akulah Sun Go Kong!!” dengan mantap dia mengibas-ngibaskan pantatnya. Gue berdehem, khawatir sekaligus kasian, gue mulai berpikir apakah ini efek dari kejadian tadi siang?
***
Gue minta ditemenin Dzaki sepupu gue buat beli karet kucir sekaligus beli jajan. Letak warungnya ga begitu jauh sih, beberapa meter di belakang villa tante gue. Karena jalanan gelap dan gue agak ngerasa ngeri kalau tiba-tiba Fauzta ngejar gue dan teriak teriak dirinya Sun Go Kong, gue minta ditemeni Dzaki. Waktu di jalan pulang gue bercanda sama Dzaki. Dia seumuran sama gue, cuma tua gue, gue lahir di TANGGAL 3 MEI dia di bulan Desember. Sengaja digedein biar pada inget. Ternyata perjalanan singkat itu berubah menjadi perjalanan paling mencekam, tiba-tiba Dzaki menatap kosong. Gue mastiin dia bukan liat adegan Fauzta telanjang sambil bawa tongkat, gue malu kalau sodara gue sampe kaya gitu, dan Aman. Bukan Fauzta. Tapi tepat diarah tatapan Dzaki ga ada apa-apa, Cuma jalanan sepi yang banyak semak-semaknya. Gue nelen ludah.
Angis malam berhembus sepoi-sepoi menerbangkan jilbab gue. Dingin. Sunyi. Lampu Cuma ada di warung dan di belakang vila gue, kesimpulannya di sini gelap. Kaya aku tanpamu.
“Liat apaan woi?” gue tanya. Dia sadar dari lamunannya.
“Ga ada apa-apa” Dia senyum tipis. Gue sedikit curiga. Namun, gue tetep jalan lurus.
Tiba-tiba dia narik tangan gue, minggirin gue dari sebelah kirinya ke sebelah kanannya. Gue kaget. Shock. Takut.
“Apaan woi?” teriak gue.
“Ga, udah jalan disini aja” dia kembali senyum.
Kejadian tadi membuat gue penasaran setengah mati, ada apa? Mengapa gue dipindah? Siapa yang berdiri di depan gue? Kapan dia ada di depan gue? Bagaimana cara dia natap gue? Semua pertanyaan 5 W 1 H kembali menyelimuti otakku. Tapi malam itu Dzaki tetap bungkam dan berkata kalau tak ada apa-apa saat itu.
***
Akhirnya tibalah disaat besok sudah Tahun Baru. Sodara gue yang udah kuliah dateng. Namanya Naura, dia sekarang sibuk, biasanya setiap liburan gue selalu sama dia. Tapi sekarang beda, iya beda….. liburan kita tak pernah sama lagi :”) kedatangan Naura membuat gue hepi, tadinya gue doang  perempuan diatas 13 tahun dan masih muda di Vila dan kini hadirlah rekan sesama jomblo gue, Naura. Dia ngajakin buat ke taman lampu  malam tahun baru, gue sih oke-oke aja. Sebelum ke taman lampion, keluarga besar akung Sugiri menikmati bakar-bakaran. Gue dengan telaten bikin roti bakar sama sosis bakar. Gue juga dengan sabar menemani adek-adek sepupu ngolesin selai. Sekalian promosiin diri, gue selain cantik secantik Chealsea Islan gue juga keibuan. Dahsyat.

Setelah bakar-bakaran bareng, gue, Naura, Dzaki, Iim, Bude Tuti dan Om Bilal pergi ke taman lampion. Letaknya di menara pandang, iya ga sih namanya itu? Lupa hehehe. Di sana rame banget, dimana-mana orang pacaran. Gandengan cewe cowo. Gue berasa jomblo sendiri. Akhirnya gue inisiatif buat pura-pura ldran. Gue keluarin handphone deh,  gue pura-pura nelpon. Padahal saat itu handphone gue sama sekali ga ada pulsa dan paketan. Miskin.
“Mbak, ada sinyal ya emang?” tanya seseorang ke gue.
“Adakok…” gue check HP. OH IYA BEGO BANGET! Gue ga nyadar disini emang ga ada sinyal sama sekali. KEDOK GUE HANCUR SEKETIKA. Sial. Gue malu.
“Pantes tadi kok burees ga kedengeran suaranya, ilang ilang gitu, hahaha” gue sok ketawa seraya berjalan menjauh.. menjauh… dan menjauhi orang itu.

Lampionnya banyak men


 Penampakan muka iim dan gorila raksasa


Sementara itu adek gue iim, badannya paling kecil dibanding gue sama yang lain, dia pun diberi mandat membeli tiket. Taktiknya adalah nyerobot, sebuah kebiasaaan tidak baik dan tak perlu dicontoh. Iim ternyata lihai juga, ditambah para pengantri yang sibuk megang gadget dan ngobrol sama pacarnya. Iim dengan tampang sok memelas melewati mereka dengan sukses. Kita pun dengan cepat bisa masuk ke taman.
Taman begitu indah, lampion dimana-mana. Gue sempet foto siluet ala-ala penari Bali. Gue pikir foto itu bakalan sensasional banget. Gue udah siap siap masukin ke instagram, tapi setelah lihat siluet badan gue, gue mengurungkan niat.

 Malah jadinya kaya kuda kataman lagi atraksi-_-

Bude Tuti  ternyata lebih alay dari gue, disetiap lampion bude minta difoto. Bayangin aja lampion disana anda ribuan, dan bude bisa bikin tangan fotografernya alias Naura bengkok. Syukurlah, bude capek sebelum menginjak ke lampion keseratus. Gue dan sodara sodara melanjutkan perjalanan sedangkan budhe duduk nungguin kita. Ada lampion bentuk burung flamingo. Gue mau foto disitu mau ikut-ikutan jadi flamingo versi unyu. Ekspetasi dahsyat gue itu ternyata berbanding terbalik dari realita. Waktu lagi pose di sebelah flamingo gue mau jalan mundur, eh waktu naik, gue kejedot paruh flamingo. Ga sakit sih, tapi bayangin aja disana ada lautan manusia, dan mereka liat ke arah gue. Tiba-tiba ada bapak bapak nyeletuk “Tuh nak, makannya jangan nakal nanti dicucuk burung kaya mbakke” JEDER! Gue malu banget, semua ketawa kearah gue. Gue sempet mikir mau pura-pura kesurupan terus bilang.
“SEMUANYA GUE SEBENERNYA HANTU DISINI GUE MAU CUCUK KALIAN KALAU KETAWA PERGI LO SEMUA, LO SEMUA GA ASIK!!!!” tapi niat itu gue urungkan.
Taman lampion ternyata benar-benar menakjubkan, gue kagum sama desainernya, mereka bisa menyulap taman bermain usang jadi taman indah. Dekorasinya gila keren! Gue salut. Taman lampion terkesan romantis. Banyak pasangan yang foto berdua bareng misal dibawah pohon yang dihiasi lampion berbentuk hati. Gue sih Cuma bisa liat, tadinya mau pura pura snapchat sama pacar ldr, tapi gue inget orang-orang disini tahu satu hal : di sini ga ada sinyal sama sekali.
Gue pun membahagiakan diri dengan banyak makan, food is my true love. Gue paling ga sabaran nahan laper, kalau nahan jomblo, gue masih bisa bersabar 2 sampe 4 tahun kedepan. Ea. Saat lagi jalan jalan, tiba-tiba Budhe Tuti muncul di hadapan kami. Budhe tuti selain alay ternyata mistis juga. Beliau bilang udah nyariin kita sejak tadi, katanya kalau orang kelima yang dia temui bukan kita, budhe mau ninggal pulang. Ternyata selain mistis dan alay, budhe juga kejam.
Saat lagi kearah pintu keluar sodara gue, Naura dipanggil temennya.
“Oi Nau”
“Woi, eh kok tau ini aku Naura?”
“Iya, bajunya sama kaya tadi pagi.”
Gue agak nahan ketawa, ketahuan kalau dia  belum mandi. Naura sendiri senyum-senyum malu gitu. Lagian siapa suruh belum mandi dari pagi.

Setelah keluar dari taman lampion yang super rame itu, ada masalah baru. Om Bilal dan mobil jemputan kita terjebak macet. Om Bilal bilang dia nungguin kita di Taman Kaliurang dan masalahnya ga ada satupun dari kami hapal kaliurang, tau taman kaliurang aja kaga. Akhirnya kita terpaksa jadi wartawan dadakan. Kita nanyain satu persatu orang. Gue incer cowo ganteng, tapi setiap ketemu cowo ganteng, baru aja mau deketin gue udah diplototin sama cewenya. Akhirnya gue ga nanya siapa siapa.
Ternyata kita ga bisa nemuin Om Bilal. Jalan bener-bener macet total. Mobil atau kendaraan apapun selain yang di laut dan udara gaada yang bisa gerak. Sementara itu nyari Om Bilal susahnya sama kaya pacaran ga zina. Ea. Kita pun memutuskan jalan kaki ke Villa. Gue melirik jam, udah tinggal 15 menit lagi menuju jam 12.
Jalanan begitu rapet, sampe kita susah nyari celah. Tapi disaat saat  itulah kelangsingan gue diuji. Gue menghela napas panjang, mantapkan jiwa, dan makan biskuat, semua bisa jadi singa karena biskuat. Ga bercanda, gue dengan cepat mampu melewati celah-celah. Sumpah gue terharu banget, kelangsingan gue ternyata ga hoax. Wahahahaha.
Jam udah menunjukkan pukul 12. Dan kembang api sudah menari-nari menghiasi angkasa. Orang-orang di dalam mobil keluar. Mereka seakan ga peduli lagi macet seperti apa. Anak-anak yang tadinya menangis melonjak-lonjak kegirangan.  Terompet dibunyikan, suara suara kegembiraan muncul. Gue berhenti jalan. Gue menatap langit, melihat kembang api dari segala sudut, saling berlomba menunjukkan keindahan. Tahun baru ini gue lalui di jalan. Gue tahu ini membosankan, tapi gue menikmati malam itu. Langit berwarna –warni indah dipandang. Semua orang tersenyum. Para sejoli saling menggenggam erat tangan pasangannya. Anak-anak tertawa ria. Kami melepas 2015 dengan penuh suka cita, tahun 2015 menyimpan kisah, dan kami siap membuka lembaran baru di tahun 2016. Gue, dzaki, naura, Iim, budhe masih belum menemukan Om Bilal, tapi kami tidak sedih. Melihat kegembiraan dan atusias orang lain membuat kami nyaman, lupa akan masalah, dan kami meneruskan perjalanan menuju villa dengan hati yang suka cita.
 Selamat Tahun Barun 2016!

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          Sexting: Stay Out of Trouble   
sexting-stay-out-of-troubleHow private are those saucy messages and photos you're sharing?You probably know someone who has been involved in sexting. It can start innocently enough but might escalate to messages or videos that can be troublesome.

Sexting has been linked to intimate partner violence. Sharing those saucy or explicit images or messages can make you vulnerable.

Why is sexting a bad idea?

First, recognize your sexts are not private. Anything that goes over a cellular network can be subpoenaed. The government has the ability to keep records of any communication that is sent electronically. Snapchat is not immune to storage.

Second, the person who is asking you to send sexts is probably not a good guy. Studies show that men who engage in sexting are more likely to be violent. Complaints come into the Orange County (California) Sheriff’s Department frequently that sext content is being shared publicly. Your intended audience is probably sitting with a buddy when texting. You must assume it’s not being kept private.

If you share your information online, keep in mind that it will be available in the future. Be sure you won’t be embarrassed about what you’re posting in ten years.

Apple offers end-to-end encryption so they don’t have access to the actual content of messages. But, this doesn’t guarantee that your sexts are private. Screen shots may be shared when your relationship ends.

There are criminal and civil penalties for sharing sexting content, depending on the state laws. The problem is that it’s happening so often that the guilty sharer will probably get away with it. This frequently happens to girls in junior high school. Young ladies are going through body changes and dealing with esteem issues. These girls are sharing photos of their bodies for acceptance from love interests and are vulnerable to future online abuse as a result of these images.

There are parental controls to help you keep your daughter safe by monitoring websites and hours of cell phone use. Lay down boundaries for texting by defining what’s allowed and what might be provocative and damaging. Turn on tracking on phones. Be sure your child knows that a cell phone is a privilege and not a right. Establish boundaries in the beginning so you don’t have to backpedal.

Keep the sexts coy so they wouldn’t make you do more than blush if they appeared online. Subtlety is sexy. Do not send pictures and video. Exes can be vengeful jackasses. The person who is must likely to hurt you with these images is the recipient. Delete these images yourself.

Listen in as tech expert David Sparks shares what you should know to protect yourself from the dangers of sexting.
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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner

Compatibility

  • Internet required
  • Mac OS X

THE EXPERT

Nick Walter is an iOS developer that has been focused on mobile app design and creation for over 3 years. His involvement in the iOS community started off with a bang, and in 2013 was one of 25 students worldwide to be invited to Apple's "Cocoa Camp." Since the announcement of the new Swift programming language by Apple, he has buried himself in the Apple documentation and any online resources available. He currently has 8 iOS apps in the App Store, which total over 300,000+ downloads.

The Complete Web Developer Masterclass: Beginner To Advanced


KEY FEATURES

The demand for web developers is constantly growing, just as money making opportunities for independent developers are arising every day. There has never been a better time to learn to code, and this massive, 51-hour course will give you a full background in a wide variety of programming languages and frameworks. From HTML to AngularJS, you'll gain a huge repertoire of skills that will give you some seriously marketability.

  • Access 316 lectures & 51 hours of content 24/7
  • Explore HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL, WordPress, AJAX, NodeJS, AngularJS, EMMET, HTML5 Canvas, & much more
  • Start creating your own websites in no time
  • Get access to new content as it is added over time
  • Use the course dashboard to get your questions answered personally

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Joe Parys is a certified life coach, professional motivational speaker, entrepreneur, licensed psychology teacher and basketball coach. His main areas of expertise are teaching, coaching, public speaking, personal development, personal transformation, the human mind, maximizing human potential, motivation and goal setting.

Git Complete Mastery With GitHub: 100% Hands-on Git Guide


KEY FEATURES

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle programming projects with speed and efficiency. It's an outstanding lifeline for any programmer working on any project, big or small. Over this lab-intensive course, you'll learn the fundamentals of using Git, and understand how to leverage this system to build programs and apps more efficiently.

  • Access 114 lectures & 11.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn Git installation on multiple platforms
  • Configure Git repository in 3 ways
  • Modify, add, & commit artifacts, & inspect Git repository using status & log checks
  • Discover Git branching basics & the basics of public key cryptography
  • Communicate w/ GitHub from a local repository
  • Understand HTTPS & SSH connection w/ GitHub & manage connections
  • Learn basic file management in Git bash

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Bibhash Roy is a Software Engineer turned entrepreneur with over 25 years of rich industrial experience (17 years in Software Development) in diverse fields. However, he is passionate about teaching what he has learned in his career spanning an array of prestigious stints at large Global Corporate power houses such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Siemens.

Over the years, he has gained deep knowledge and expertise in programming languages such as Java, C, C++, PL/SQL, Scala and Python to name a few. He has worked extensively in various frameworks and tools such Spring, Struts, Hibernate, Oracle, MongoDB, Cassandra, Hadoop, Spark and others. He has been working with Git and GitHub almost since their inception. As a part of engineering responsibility, he has developed and architected numerous highly scalable & mission critical applications.

Currently in the role of founder and CEO, Bibhash is spearheading Whitepeak Software, a Software Development Company that is deeply involved in domains such as Bigdata, mobile and Cloud Computing.

Professional Rails Code Along


KEY FEATURES

Ruby on Rails has been used to build some of the most complex websites in existence, and is a hugely valuable tool for any aspiring web developer. In this course, you'll learn how to build a Rails application from scratch, following along with the instructor's real process when he was hired to build this app. Through this lens, you'll learn common mistakes, as well as troubleshooting fixes to become a more complete developer.

  • Access 120 lectures & 19 hours of content 24/7
  • Use TDD & BDD w/ the RSpec & Capybara testing frameworks
  • Work w/ the Twilio API to send SMS messages
  • Integrate a permission structure for users
  • Work w/ automated email components
  • Create an approval workflow from scratch
  • Build JavaScript Growl notifications

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: intermediate

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Jordan Hudgens has been a software engineer for the past decade and has traveled the world building applications and training individuals on a wide variety of topics ranging from programming techniques to Microsoft Office solutions.

With a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Jordan focuses on project driven education, as opposed to pure theory based development. This style of teaching is conducive to learning how to actually build products in a short period of time.

Jordan currently develops projects for clients in a number of different industries utilizing a variety of programming languages and frameworks, including: Ruby on Rails, Java, PHP, Swift, and AngularJS.

JavaScript Programming Complete


KEY FEATURES

JavaScript is one of the most commonly used programming languages in websites and hardware, and an absolute imperative for any web developer worth their salt. In this course, you'll learn JavaScript by creating actual projects with real-world applications. Regardless of skill level, this course will get you up to speed with this powerful language so you can start earning an income in web development.

  • Access 38 lectures & 3.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn the professional skills to build powerful websites
  • Gain complete code exercises to practice anytime
  • Understand how to build a complete JavaScript app from scratch
  • Start working towards a career in web development

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Jazeb Akram loves to teach and is very passionate about development and assisting others to achieve success in the field of programming. He is a developer and web designer with the great passion for building beautiful new Desktop/Web Applications from scratch, and has been working as a Freelancer since 2011. Jazeb has a university degree in Computer Science, and a published research paper in Software Quality Assurance.

          The Python Power Coder BONUS Bundle for $44   
3 New, In-Depth Courses Bring This Python Bundle to 70 Resume-Enhancing Hours of Content
Expires September 28, 2021 23:59 PST
Buy now and get 95% off

The Developers' Guide to Python 3 Programming


KEY FEATURES

Python is an excellent first programming language because of its simple syntax, coding principles, and easy readability. It is a simple, yet powerful programming language that allows developers to build complex websites without complex code. First time coders will find Python to be a great jumping off point, and can use the skills they learn in this course to take on greater coding challenges.

  • Access 22 lectures & 4 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn basic Python concepts like functions, conditions, loops & objects
  • Discover object-oriented programming principles
  • Understand classes, package & modules, exceptions & more
  • Code your very own program w/ Python

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Eduonix creates and distributes high-quality technology training content. Their team of industry professionals has been training manpower for more than a decade. They aim to teach technology the way it is used in the industry and professional world. They have a professional team of trainers for technologies ranging from Mobility, Web and Enterprise, and Database and Server Administration.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Eduonix at info@eduonix.com.

Step by Step: Build a Data Analysis Program


KEY FEATURES

The world is more data-driven than ever, and Python offers solutions for handling, analyzing, and visualizing large amounts of data effectively. Through this course, you'll learn the valuable data analysis functions of Python that can help separate you from your peers, and make a positive impact in your career.

  • Access 70 lectures & 5.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Use real world examples of Python data analysis & visualization
  • Download, extract, clean, manipulate, analyze, aggregate, & visualize data using only Python
  • Write your own Python scripts from scratch
  • Learn various Python libraries, like ftplib, os, glob, pandas, numpy, patoolib, & more

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Ardit Sulce received his master's degree in Geospatial Technologies from the Institute of Geoinformatics at University of Muenster, Germany. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Geodetic Engineering.

Ardit offers his expertise in Python development on Upwork where he has worked with companies such as the Swiss in-Terra, Center for Conservation Geography, and Rapid Intelligence. He is the founder of PythonHow where he authors written tutorials about the Python programming language.

The Python Mega Course: Build 10 Real World Applications


KEY FEATURES

The best way to learn Python is by using Python, and this massive course will teach you while you develop real life applications. Over the course, you'll truly begin to appreciate the many, many uses of Python as you build web applications, database applications, web visualizations, and much more. By course's end, you will have built 10 applications that you can be proud of, and have the tools to go off on your own into the world of Python programming.

  • Access 172 lectures & 21.5 hours of content 24/7
  • Build a name generator, a website URL timed blocker, a web map generator, a portfolio website w/ Flask, a GUI-based desktop application, a webcam motion detector, a web scraper of property, an interactive web-based financial chart, a data collector web application, a geocoding web service
  • Under & use object-oriented design
  • Use Python to build applications w/ Flask, Tkinter, Numpy, Folium & more
  • Explore scraping data, computer vision, sending automated emails & more using Python
  • Schedule Python programs based on computer events

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Ardit Sulce received his master's degree in Geospatial Technologies from the Institute of Geoinformatics at University of Muenster, Germany. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Geodetic Engineering. Ardit offers his expertise in Python development on Upwork where he has worked with companies such as the Swiss in-Terra, Center for Conservation Geography, and Rapid Intelligence. He is the founder of PythonHow where he authors written tutorials about the Python programming language.

The Complete Computer Vision Course with Python


KEY FEATURES

Have you ever wondered how things like self-driving cars, Google image searches, Snapchat and Instagram filters are created? While there are many answers to this question, the umbrella answer is computer vision. In this course, you'll use Python to build a variety of tools that reflect the broad range of computer vision techniques. These technologies are powering the next generation of consumer and enterprise applications and the time to jump in the game is now!

  • Access 43 lectures & 7 hours of content 24/7
  • Build a receipt segmenter to find text in an image
  • Count coins & dollar bills in an image after creating a currency counter
  • Find Legend of Zelda rupees using a pattern matching algorithm
  • Design a face swapping app
  • Discuss the mathematical theory & processes behind computer vision
  • Understand fundamental computer vision & image processing techniques

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Pablo Farias Navarro is a software developer and founder of ZENVA. Since 2012, Pablo has been teaching online how to create games, apps and websites to over 150,000 students through the Udemy and Zenva Academy platforms, and created content for companies such as Amazon and Intel. Pablo is a member of the Intel Innovator Program in the Asia Pacific, and has run live programming workshops in San Francisco, Brisbane and Bangalore. Pablo holds a Master in Information Technology (Management) degree from the University of Queensland (Australia) and a Master of Science in Engineering degree from the Catholic University of Chile.

Learn Python 3 from Scratch


KEY FEATURES

Python is a great programming language to learn in conjunction with your new Wio Link, as you can also connect to the Rest API to communicate with your board in Python. Overall demand for Python programming has exploded in recent years as many industries are rapidly transitioning to Python and building automation tools. This comprehensive course will introduce you to the basics of Python 3, the newest series of this powerful coding language. Give yourself a leg up over other developers by adding Python to your programming repertoire.

  • Access 7 hours of video & 54 lectures 24/7
  • Learn back-end programming for web applications, games & in-house scripts
  • Study any time w/ video screencast & easily accessible code files
  • Test your knowledge w/ quizzes & homework
  • Learn coding best practices

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Let's Kode It is the best place to learn all computer related skills including coding, testing, web development or Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

Python Tutorial: Python Network Programming - Build 7 Apps


KEY FEATURES

Over 10000 satisfied students have enrolled in this highly-rated Python courses across the Web. Why? Because this course will teach you essential Python concepts that are extremely relevant in any tech career, not to mention perfect for building amazing network tools. Follow along with the below hands-on projects, and you'll solidify the concepts and skills you need to confidently code with Python.

  • Learn & practice every Python key concept w/ 13.5 hours & 157 lectures
  • Follow each lesson w/ a short quiz that helps consolidate the main ideas
  • Dive right into real-life network scenarios & apply your knowledge to build 7 great network tools
  • Utilize the provided virtual machine w/ all Python modules installed & full source code included
  • Build a variety of apps:
    • Subnet calculator
    • Configuring multiple network devices concurrently via SSH or Telnet
    • DHCP client simulator for testing a DHCP server in the local network
    • and more!

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Mihai Catalin Teodosiu holds a degree in Telecommunications and Information Technology from University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, as well as the CCNP, CCNA, CCDA, JNCIA, and ISTQB CTFL certifications. He has been working as a Network Quality Assurance Engineer since 2010, testing the OS for Nortel/Avaya L3 switches.
  • 5+ years experience in the Networking and Testing/Quality Assurance industries.
  • Certified professional: Cisco, Juniper & International Software Testing Qualifications Board certifications
  • Teaching courses on Udemy, GNS3 Academy & other e-learning platforms
  • Thousands of satisfied students, 4.97 / 5 average course rating
  • Thousands of followers on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook & Blogger

Python Web Programming


KEY FEATURES

Python is considered by many experts to be the ideal learning language for first time programmers because it is syntactically fairly straight-forward and has an enormous reach of applications. It's an excellent stepping stone for other, more complex languages, yet Python programmers are also in constant demand. This course dives into all aspects of web programming with Python, and will be the perfect first step for your coding odyssey.

  • Access 58 lectures & 6 hours of content 24/7
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of Python web programming
  • Get hands on experience working w/ Python files & building programs
  • Access & parse the web w/ Python
  • Manage a database & a remote server
  • Create a basic website w/ Python
  • Run code via a Virtual Private Server

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

At Stone River eLearning, technology is all we teach. If you're interested in programming, development or design - we have it covered.

Check out our huge catalog of courses and join the over 300,000 students currently taking Stone River eLearning courses. We currently offer 125+ different technology training courses on our Stone River eLearning website and are adding new courses on hot and trending topics every month. A subscription option is available for those with a real passion for learning.

Taming Big Data with Apache Spark and Python


KEY FEATURES

Have you ever wondered how major companies and organizations manage all of the massive amounts of data they collect? The answer is Big Data technology, and Big Data engineers are in big-time demand. Major employers like Amazon, eBay, and NASA JPL use Apache Spark to extract data sets across a fault-tolerant Hadoop cluster. Sound complicated? That's why you should take this course, to learn these techniques and more, using your own system at home.

  • Access 46 lectures & 5 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn the concepts of Spark's Resilient Distributed Datastores
  • Develop & run Spark jobs quickly using Python
  • Translate complex analysis problems into iterative or multi-stage Spark scripts
  • Scale up to larger data sets using Amazon's Elastic MapReduce
  • Understand how Hadoop YARN distributes Spark across computing clusters
  • Learn about other Spark technologies, like Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, & GraphX

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Frank Kane spent 9 years at Amazon and IMDb, developing and managing the technology that automatically delivers product and movie recommendations to hundreds of millions of customers, all the time. Frank holds 17 issued patents in the fields of distributed computing, data mining, and machine learning. In 2012, Frank left to start his own successful company, Sundog Software, which focuses on virtual reality environment technology, and teaching others about big data analysis.

          The Python Power Coder Bundle for $45   
Master Python with 38.5 Hours of Training & Qualify for Endless High-Paying Careers in Website Dev, Game Dev, Data & More
Expires August 02, 2021 23:59 PST
Buy now and get 93% off

The Complete Computer Vision Course with Python


KEY FEATURES

Have you ever wondered how things like self-driving cars, Google image searches, Snapchat and Instagram filters are created? While there are many answers to this question, the umbrella answer is computer vision. In this course, you'll use Python to build a variety of tools that reflect the broad range of computer vision techniques. These technologies are powering the next generation of consumer and enterprise applications and the time to jump in the game is now!

  • Access 43 lectures & 7 hours of content 24/7
  • Build a receipt segmenter to find text in an image
  • Count coins & dollar bills in an image after creating a currency counter
  • Find Legend of Zelda rupees using a pattern matching algorithm
  • Design a face swapping app
  • Discuss the mathematical theory & processes behind computer vision
  • Understand fundamental computer vision & image processing techniques

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Pablo Farias Navarro is a software developer and founder of ZENVA. Since 2012, Pablo has been teaching online how to create games, apps and websites to over 150,000 students through the Udemy and Zenva Academy platforms, and created content for companies such as Amazon and Intel. Pablo is a member of the Intel Innovator Program in the Asia Pacific, and has run live programming workshops in San Francisco, Brisbane and Bangalore. Pablo holds a Master in Information Technology (Management) degree from the University of Queensland (Australia) and a Master of Science in Engineering degree from the Catholic University of Chile.

Learn Python 3 from Scratch


KEY FEATURES

Python is a great programming language to learn in conjunction with your new Wio Link, as you can also connect to the Rest API to communicate with your board in Python. Overall demand for Python programming has exploded in recent years as many industries are rapidly transitioning to Python and building automation tools. This comprehensive course will introduce you to the basics of Python 3, the newest series of this powerful coding language. Give yourself a leg up over other developers by adding Python to your programming repertoire.

  • Access 7 hours of video & 54 lectures 24/7
  • Learn back-end programming for web applications, games & in-house scripts
  • Study any time w/ video screencast & easily accessible code files
  • Test your knowledge w/ quizzes & homework
  • Learn coding best practices

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Let's Kode It is the best place to learn all computer related skills including coding, testing, web development or Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint.

Python Web Programming


KEY FEATURES

Python is considered by many experts to be the ideal learning language for first time programmers because it is syntactically fairly straight-forward and has an enormous reach of applications. It's an excellent stepping stone for other, more complex languages, yet Python programmers are also in constant demand. This course dives into all aspects of web programming with Python, and will be the perfect first step for your coding odyssey.

  • Access 58 lectures & 6 hours of content 24/7
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of Python web programming
  • Get hands on experience working w/ Python files & building programs
  • Access & parse the web w/ Python
  • Manage a database & a remote server
  • Create a basic website w/ Python
  • Run code via a Virtual Private Server

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: beginner

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

At Stone River eLearning, technology is all we teach. If you're interested in programming, development or design - we have it covered.

Check out our huge catalog of courses and join the over 300,000 students currently taking Stone River eLearning courses. We currently offer 125+ different technology training courses on our Stone River eLearning website and are adding new courses on hot and trending topics every month. A subscription option is available for those with a real passion for learning.

Taming Big Data with Apache Spark and Python


KEY FEATURES

Have you ever wondered how major companies and organizations manage all of the massive amounts of data they collect? The answer is Big Data technology, and Big Data engineers are in big-time demand. Major employers like Amazon, eBay, and NASA JPL use Apache Spark to extract data sets across a fault-tolerant Hadoop cluster. Sound complicated? That's why you should take this course, to learn these techniques and more, using your own system at home.

  • Access 46 lectures & 5 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn the concepts of Spark's Resilient Distributed Datastores
  • Develop & run Spark jobs quickly using Python
  • Translate complex analysis problems into iterative or multi-stage Spark scripts
  • Scale up to larger data sets using Amazon's Elastic MapReduce
  • Understand how Hadoop YARN distributes Spark across computing clusters
  • Learn about other Spark technologies, like Spark SQL, Spark Streaming, & GraphX

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Frank Kane spent 9 years at Amazon and IMDb, developing and managing the technology that automatically delivers product and movie recommendations to hundreds of millions of customers, all the time. Frank holds 17 issued patents in the fields of distributed computing, data mining, and machine learning. In 2012, Frank left to start his own successful company, Sundog Software, which focuses on virtual reality environment technology, and teaching others about big data analysis.

Python Tutorial: Python Network Programming - Build 7 Apps


KEY FEATURES

Over 10000 satisfied students have enrolled in this highly-rated Python courses across the Web. Why? Because this course will teach you essential Python concepts that are extremely relevant in any tech career, not to mention perfect for building amazing network tools. Follow along with the below hands-on projects, and you'll solidify the concepts and skills you need to confidently code with Python.

  • Learn & practice every Python key concept w/ 13.5 hours & 157 lectures
  • Follow each lesson w/ a short quiz that helps consolidate the main ideas
  • Dive right into real-life network scenarios & apply your knowledge to build 7 great network tools
  • Utilize the provided virtual machine w/ all Python modules installed & full source code included
  • Build a variety of apps:
    • Subnet calculator
    • Configuring multiple network devices concurrently via SSH or Telnet
    • DHCP client simulator for testing a DHCP server in the local network
    • and more!

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required

THE EXPERT

Mihai Catalin Teodosiu holds a degree in Telecommunications and Information Technology from University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania, as well as the CCNP, CCNA, CCDA, JNCIA, and ISTQB CTFL certifications. He has been working as a Network Quality Assurance Engineer since 2010, testing the OS for Nortel/Avaya L3 switches.
  • 5+ years experience in the Networking and Testing/Quality Assurance industries.
  • Certified professional: Cisco, Juniper & International Software Testing Qualifications Board certifications
  • Teaching courses on Udemy, GNS3 Academy & other e-learning platforms
  • Thousands of satisfied students, 4.97 / 5 average course rating
  • Thousands of followers on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook & Blogger

          The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course for $25   
Get in on the Biggest iOS Update to Date--Master iOS 10 & Swift 3 with Top-Rated Instructor Rob Percival
Expires July 31, 2021 23:59 PST
Buy now and get 87% off

KEY FEATURES

Check out the video preview above!
iOS 10 continues to take the world by storm and the time to learn how to build apps for it is now! Crammed with new features, iOS 10 apps can extend to Messages, Siri, Phone, and Maps to provide more engaging functionality than ever. The way users experience and interact with their phones is changing, and this course will ensure you're on the cutting edge of the development bubble. Rob Percival is known for his groundbreaking iOS coding courses, and his newest course is no exception to his amazing reputation.

  • Access 217 lectures & 30 hours of content 24/7
  • Dive into SiriKit, Messages & Maps in iOS 10
  • Explore apps, home screen widgets, HomeKit & more
  • Understand inputs, buttons, reactive interfaces, images, music & more
  • Learn how to use online storage w/ Parse
  • Learn to clone your favorite apps w/ iOS 10: Instagram, Tinder, Uber, Snapchat & more
  • Master Xcode, Interface Builder & coding in Swift, Apple's official programming language
  • Work w/ Core Data & JSON
  • Create a marketing website for your app
Bonus Materials!
  • 1-Yr of Unlimited Web Hosting (valued at $200)
  • Rob Percival's Book: How to Earn $10,000 While Learning to Code
  • 1,000+ App Design Assets (backgrounds, buttons, icons)
  • $50 of AWS Credit

PRODUCT SPECS

Details & Requirements

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web streaming, mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion not included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Experience level required: all levels

Compatibility

  • Internet required
  • Xcode 8 required (free to download)
  • Swift 3 required (free to download)

THE EXPERT

Rob Percival has a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University. After building websites for friends and family for fun, he soon learned that web development was a very lucrative career choice. He gave up a successful (and sometimes stressful) job as a teacher to work part time and today, couldn't be happier.

He is passionate about teaching kids to code, so every summer he runs Code School in the beautiful city of Cambridge. He also runs the popular web hosting and design service, Eco Web Hosting which leaves him free to share his secrets with people like you.

          Spot On! Hushpuppi Slams Ice Prince And Phyno For Wearing Fake Wristwatches   
Influential money spender, Hushpuppi has called out musicians, Ice Prince and Phyno on his SnapChat accusing them of wearing fake wristwatches. The popular Yahoo Boy who seems to be in the know of these expensive accessories since he lives exorbitantly strikes a spot on the celebrities as he identifies the wristwatch brand as Patek Philippe. […]
          Snapchat: zo werkt de nieuwe ‘Snap Map’   
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Snapchat heeft zijn app voorzien van een nieuwe functie. De Snap Map zit goed verborgen en toont Stories van je vrienden per locatie en laat je ook Stories mensen over de hele wereld ontdekken. Ze worden op een landkaart gepresenteerd.

De Snap Map zit verborgen en is -zoals wel meer functies van Snapchat- niet onder een knop of menu te vinden. Je opent ‘m vanaf het camera-scherm door met twee vingers het scherm samen te pinchen. meer…

The post Snapchat: zo werkt de nieuwe ‘Snap Map’ appeared first on One More Thing.


          Apps worden steeds groter, maar waarom?   
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De iPhone wordt standaard met 32GB opslag geleverd, maar met apps die steeds groter worden merk je daar steeds minder van. De gemiddelde bestandsgrootte van de meest populaire apps is de afgelopen jaren namelijk met meer dan 1000 procent gegroeid.

Analysebedrijf Sensor Tower schrijft in een nieuw rapport dat de tien populairste apps in 2013 samen slechts 164MB groot waren. Anno 2017 is dat maar liefst 1,8 GB. Vooral Snapchat en Facebook rijzen de pan uit. meer…

The post Apps worden steeds groter, maar waarom? appeared first on One More Thing.


          Comment on Multitasking Millennials: How to Adapt Your Digital Strategy by Alyssa Citorik   
Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts! We completely agree that just writing blog posts is not the only way to illustrate that you're up on current trends and news. However, it is a great - and simple - place to start for most people. Vlogging [video blogging] is definitely another great idea and we appreciate you adding that! Tools such as Facebook Live, Snapchat and Instagram Story, are free to use and make it easy to incorporate video into your marketing strategy.
          Blog Roundup   
The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter raised $1.5 in less than 24 hours. [Source] Snapchat’s CEO is nailin’ it. [Source] Apple acquires Beats Electronics for $3 Billion. [Source] 25 Things you didn’t know about Boy Meets World [Source] This previous hotel lobby is now a gorgeous 2 Bedroom Loft in Seattle [Source] Tagged: Apple, Beats Electronics, Boy Meets World, Circa, […]
          Instagram Unveils In-App Private Messaging   
Snapchat has something to worry about today because Instagram is now allowing users to send private messages within the app with their new feature called “Instagram Direct.” You will be able to send 1:1 pictures, videos, and text. The feature is currently available for iPhone and Android with no word yet on a release date […]
          Kommentar zu Ostsee, Instagram Stories und krank von Michaela Bentzin   
ich hab grade wenig Lust, sowohl auf IG Stories als auch auf Snapchat, liegt aber wohl eher daran, dass ich mich nicht mitteilungsbedürftig fühle bzw. denke dass ich nix zu zeigen hab. Ansonsten finde ich es ganz praktisch dass es in IG integriert ist.
          DVS PARK CRASHERS   
DVS Footwear team crashed the Active Park! Featuring: Walker Ryan, Norman Woods, Josh Gomez, Cody McEntire, Brad McClain, Mike Berdis! Filmed by JT Woehler Shop: http://www.activerideshop.com/dvs Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/activerideshop Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/activerideshop Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/activerideshop Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/activerideshop
          Tiny Bubbles by the Sea   



















Dress: Topshop  (similar style) Sandals: Tory Burch Bag: J.McLaughlin (sold out online, similar) Bracelet: Kate Spade (n/a, also love this one)  Earrings: Nicola Bathie c/o 

On Thursday, Kiel and I were invited to spend the night at our favorite hotel, the Ocean House, on behalf of Veuve Clicquot to experience the new Secret Garden Bar and champagne lounge with a small group of influencers. The bar officially opens to the public at Ocean House on May 26th and will serve an array of Veuve Champagne and champagne based cocktails alongside a menu of gourmet hotdogs, mini lobster salad rolls, and complimentary truffle popcorn. See full drink and food menu here. For this experience we were offered a sampling of pretty much the entire menu and everything was amazing! I can never say no to truffle anything, especially popcorn, and the hot dogs make for such a great snack. Ocean House is one of the few establishments serving the new Veuve Clicquot Rich, perfect for cocktails, because it takes on the flavor of whatever it is garnished with (i.e basil, lemon, jalapeño). Overlooking the ocean, this bar will be the place to be in Watch Hill this summer. 

In true Veuve Clicquot fashion they didn't miss a beat when it came to making this a truly special experience. The flower filled tote left in our room was one of the prettiest bouquets I have ever seen. In case you were wondering it was put together by Studio Choo Florists. It's now sitting pretty in my living room and I just want the flowers to last forever. 

On a side note I received so many questions about this dress on Snapchat and my InstaStory. I purchased it from Nordstrom a little over a week ago and it sold out right away. It's no longer available online but it might still be in stores. 

 Special thank you to Veuve Clicquot and the Ocean House for this amazing experience!

          Snapchat wprowadza Snap Map, narzędzie do lokalizowania znajomych w aplikacji   
Spółka Snap, właściciel aplikacji Snapchat udostępniła na tę platformę narzędzie Snap Map. Jest to dodatek, dzięki któremu użytkownicy Snapchata mogą odnaleźć na mapie lokalizacje swoich znajomych, a także ujawnić im miejsce własnego pobytu. Snap wyjaśnia, że nowa funkcja ma ułatwiać spotkania użytkowników Snapchata w realnej, a nie tylko wirtualnej rzeczywistości.  
          The New Snapchat Update Has People Concerned   
Lets all be honest with ourselves, Snapchat filters are fun. Throw a dog filter on your face and it takes all your worries away. However, the new Snapchat update is just plain creepy. Continue reading…
          Snapchat for Businesses: Study Breaks College Media Presents Must-Know Strategies for Utilizing This Popular App to Market to College Students   

With over 400 million messages exchanged each day, Snapchat is an extremely popular app and form of communication--especially with college students. Here Study Breaks, a leading college media entertainment company, presents businesses with must-know marketing strategies for utilizing Snapchat to engage and capture the attention and business of college students.

(PRWeb February 18, 2014)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/StudyBreaks-College-Media/Snapchat-Strategies-Busin/prweb11588281.htm


          Snapchat Is Secretly Storing Every Picture That’s Taken – And Then Selling Them On The Black Market!   
VENICE, California – A hacker who goes by the name of Mr. Kitty has reportedly stumbled across code in the Snapchat app that proves that the company is storing every single picture that is taken on the app, but what he says they are doing with it is BEYOND terrifying. “Snapchat is secretly storing every...
          Police urge users to use caution with new Snapchat map feature   
MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — Snapchat has a new feature that has many parents and law enforcement concerned. Snapchat is one of the hottest social media applications and it’s newest feature is grabbing a lot of attention. Simply swipe two fingers together and voila, there’s the Snap Map. Once activated you can allow your friends to see your exact location, down to the building. Some law enforcement officials are urging parents to delete their child’s Snapchat from their phones or monitor it […]
          제냐 선글라스 3153G 구입   

보잉 스타일의 선글라스가 하나 필요할 것 같아서 이번에 백화점 쎄일 때 구입한 에르메네질도 제냐 3153G 선글라스 입니다.


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스냅챗 선글라스 웨어러블 안경 출시, 10초 영상을 담는다 : 스냅챗 스펙타클스 Snapchat Spectacles

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          Bobrisky’s shares new look, his birthday preparations and his bae’s surprise!   

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Nigerian male barbie, Bobrisky has announced his birthday plans on Snapchat. The bleaching ‘expert’ who is now sporting a new look revealed the party which is on August 31st will be an all white party, and his birthday outfit will be customized in China. He spoke about his baa’s surprise for him and he got advice for […]


          Instagram CEO Denies Company Copied Snapchat, Says They Were 'Building Upon the Technology'   

For some time now, Instagram has been accused of stealing ideas from Snapchat. Now, the social media company’s CEO has broken his silence to put a stop to all the talk. One of the glaring copying offenses that Instagram has ... Read More

The post Instagram CEO Denies Company Copied Snapchat, Says They Were 'Building Upon the Technology' appeared first on WebProNews.


          コートニー・カーダシアン、自身の血液を注入するマイクロニードル美容法を実施   
米タレントのコートニー・カーダシアン(Kourtney Kardashian)は16日、ジェイソン・ダイアモンド(Jason Diamond)医師による驚きのスキンケアを受けたとソーシャルメディアで公表した。 コートニーは画像チャットアプリ「スナップチャット(Snapchat)」に投稿した動画で、「今、ダイアモンド医師と一緒にいる。ダイアモンド医師の考案したPRPとマイクロニードルによる処置を行ってるところ。自分の血液を採取し、それを皮膚に注入するの」と語った。"I'm he..
          Việt Nam ở đâu trên bản đồ người dùng của Facebook?   
Việt Nam ở đâu trên bản đồ người dùng của Facebook?

Mạng xã hội Facebook vừa cán cột mốc mới trong lịch sử hơn 13 năm hoạt động: mỗi tháng có 2 tỷ người dùng truy cập. Việt Nam là quốc gia đứng thứ 7 về số người dùng Facebook với 50 triệu người.


Thông tin này do CEO Mark Zuckerberg thông báo vào ngày 27/6 (giờ địa phương). Tính từ cột mốc 1 tỷ người dùng vào tháng 10/2012, số lượng "cư dân Facebook" truy cập thường xuyên mỗi tháng đã tăng gấp đôi trong trong chưa đầy 5 năm. Tốc độ tăng trưởng người dùng của Facebook đang hơn gấp 10 lần tăng trưởng dân số thế giới.

Hồi cuối tháng 3 năm nay, Facebook thông báo mạng xã hội này có 1,94 tỷ người dùng thường xuyên mỗi tháng, tăng 17% so với một năm trước. Số lượng người truy cập mỗi ngày cũng tăng: trung bình 1,28 tỷ người trong tháng 3/2016, tăng 18%.

Tổng dân số trên toàn cầu là gần 7,3 tỷ người, trong số đó có 2 tỷ người đang sử dụng Facebook hàng tháng, tương đương tỷ lệ gần một phần tư thế giới đang kết nối với Facebook.

Với 2 tỷ người dùng thường xuyên mỗi tháng, Facebook hiện là mạng xã hội lớn nhất. Youtube có 1,5 tỷ người, WeChat 889 triệu người, Twitter có 328 triệu, Snapchat có khoảng 255 triệu.

Trừ Youtube, chỉ có các nền tảng khác của Facebook là có trên 1 tỷ người dùng, bao gồm WhatsApp và Facebook Messenger, mỗi nền tảng là 1,2 tỷ người. Instagram có thể sớm gia nhập câu lạc bộ 1 tỷ sau khi vượt qua mốc 700 triệu người gần đây.

Cũng theo Facebook, mỗi..


          Japanese Grand Prix 2016   
Edd Straw, Stuart Codling and Glenn Freeman discuss Nico Rosberg's victory in the Japanese Grand Prix and its implications for the destiny of the world championship, and dissect the Lewis Hamilton Snapchat controversy. The struggles of Ferrari and McLaren are also on the agenda during a podcast in which even King Henry VIII makes an appearance.
          BBC News is betting on Instagram Stories over Snapchat   

BBC News wants to be more ambitious about social distribution, especially for video. But for now, it prefers Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, not Snapchat.

The post BBC News is betting on Instagram Stories over Snapchat appeared first on Digiday.


          &&; i'm committed, not addicted, but it keep controlling me | tag   

&&; i'm committed, not addicted, but it keep controlling me | tag

&&; i'm committed, not addicted, but it keep controlling me | tag by menna121 on Polyvore.com

05.04.17 #mennasartsets @polyvore | @polyvore-editorial xo tour lif3 | lil uzi vert ______________ what's up guysss!! how have you been, i've been good, life's pretty confusing tho but it's cool. anyway i really like this set comment what you think about it. here's a tag because i don't have anything else to say. it's me tag: Name; menna Birthday; july 6 Disneyland or Disney world?; disneyland Some of your poly friends; ayah, leila, ada, jennifer, maddy Best friends In real life; not gonna name them Have any enemies; i don't really know Average grades; a's Height; 5"3 Eye color; brown Hair color; brown Personality; outgoing, annoying, nice What are some of your goals; i want to go to college and travel around the world Dogs or cats (or both); dogs Music type you like; rap and hip hop The beach or the pool; both i can't pick one Have any pets?; nope Ever been bullied?; yea Ever been a bully?; i don't think so Ever been copied on polyvore?; yeah Do you feel loved; yes Have a crush?; not really a crush Have a snapchat?; yes Have an Instagram?; yes Have a facebook?; no Have a twitter?; no Have a tumblr?; yes Have a pinterest?; yes Have a vine?; no Have a music ly?; yea Are your friends caring;? yeah Do you feel alone?; sometimes Favorite store?; hollister Pig or a dolphin 🐷🐬; dolphin Ice cream or pizza; ice cream Favorite kind(s) of pizza; plain Ever had a tamale; no Ever had posole; no Ever had biscochitos; no Ever broken a bone; no Do you like school?; usually Ever go