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Facebook Is Building The Facebook Phone Right In Front Of Our Eyes

2012/05/27

See on Scoop.itDigital Ecosystem

FB got the user experience. Right.

And then the community, big enough to roll out proprietary and ad-hoc services without the need to interact with the outter world.

It was missing basic features that enabled location, rich media synchronous communication and immediacy triggers. Well, tick them already.

Facebook already selects and tunes the world to its own. So, free web surfing is not a big deal, as far as it has an app rich environment. Got it. Well, let’s add a bit of an unwalled garden, just in case. And so, this is Opera for. But IMHO, Opera is not to enable just browser operations, but the basics of a Mobile OS (any conceptual relationship with BootToGecko from Mozilla?).

Next to come is hardware. Uh. This is going to be a bit harder. If it follows an american approach, it’ll fail. American devices have never succeed in being sexy enough (exceptions apart, such as the i-saga). In a world in which hardware is not really a commodity, there’re few options out there and some are already taken; Nokia-Windows, Motorola-Android…

But, oh, wait… Does FB really need to have a tailored device to have phones? Or, are they already cannibalising other’s by means of apps. What does “having a mobile phone” exactly mean nowadays? Are they going to follow Google’s approach by buying an OEM?

Samsung? Too big and too unfocused (good?). SonyEricsson? LG?…

See on www.businessinsider.com

6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers

2012/04/12

Via Scoop.itmarcoseguillor

Really great hands-on and to-the-point article on they way I’ve to think in order to help my company grow on a strategy basis.

1. Anticipate. Periphery, go beyond, network

2. Think critically. Reframe problems, challenge establishment, be brave

3. Interpret. Seek patterns, question prevailing assumptions

4. Decide. Frame, balance, don’t wait too much

5. Align. Understand others, uncover, assess risk

6. Learn. Debrief, shift quickly, celebrate failures

Via www.inc.com

Our children today can save lives tomorrow

2012/02/14
#EdCivEmerg

EdCivEmerg

So, what if you suddenly get involved in a car crash, see someone lying on the floor or your neighbor’s kitchen is on fire? What would you do? Would you be prepared to react?

Up to 75% of cardiac arrests happen to be at home. And every minute a person is not breathing equals to a loss of 10% in chance for surviving. Around 8 to 10 minutes without resuscitation maneuvers and the brain will very likely have sequels for the rest of patient’s life.

Small accidents and big disasters cause hundreds of casualties every year in our country, resulting from inappropriate population behaviour due, basically, to a lack of knowledge of Emergency Plans, skills and preparedness to respond to situations of this magnitude.

Just because few and very basic principles can be applied by any citizen in case of an emergency, it’s crucial to train the Civil Society in order to have it prepared for such situations.

  1. Protect. First things first. Bystanders shall follow a self protection attitude, identify sources of risk and peril and eliminate or, at least, mitigate them without compromising their own life and securiy and the one of the victims and people surrounding.
  2. Alert. It’s absolutely key that Emergency Services are early warned by calling 112, so Chain of Survival is activated right from the beginning, helping professionals to take over the situation as soon as possible.
  3. Save. Checking responsiveness of the victim, assuring permeability of the airway and substantiating whether the person is breathing, are the first three steps to be executed by lay rescuers. Performing a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, controlling severe bleeding and knowing what to do with a traumatic patient can be performed by any person, at any age, causing great benefits to the patient.

A group of Emergency Professionals (both workers and volunteers) believe in this idea and are defending a manifesto for the inclusion of Civil Defence and First Aid topics at School, aiming to help save lives. Current learning pathway and curricula shall incorporate these skills. And the Educational community must embrace the idea.

Our children today can save lives tomorrowwww.edcivemerg.com @EdCivEmerg

Probability of survival after cardiac arrest, in terms of time consumed until application of resuscitation maneuvers

Probability of survival after cardiac arrest, in terms of time consumed until application of resuscitation maneuvers

The Age of Big Data

2012/02/13

Via Scoop.itDigital Ecosystem

Big data is nothing unknown already.

It’s statistics applied to real life and making touchable conclusions (most of them already guessed but impressively mind-lighting) out of them.

Big differences:

  1. No need to select a sample out of the universe. You work with the whole universe as a unique sample
  2. Information Technology. We can now handle massive amount of data to get converted into real information
  3. Internet. We make data public, accesible, usable and integrable
  4. Geeks and mathematicians. They are to be the same thing
  5. Data and algorithms used to work them out are to be day to day word of mouth

Via www.nytimes.com