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Featured Blog Posts – July 2011 Archive (8)

UH and 28 universities launch Gig.U initiative to bring ultra high-speed broadband to university communities

Short story: visit http://www.gig-u.org

Longer story (our press release):

The University of Hawaiʻi is one of a group of 29 universities and communities across the country that have launched Gig.U: The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. 

Gig.U seeks to accelerate the deployment of ultra high-speed networks in the communities surrounding the nation’s leading research universities to drive economic growth and…

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Added by David Lassner on July 29, 2011 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Gamification and Game Mechanics for Better UX

Behavior results in experiences, experience creates emotions, emotions are recorded in memory and our memories dictate our behavior.

 

This loop applies every time a human is part of an interaction, whether it…

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Added by Emre Tuncbilek on July 23, 2011 at 8:16pm — 8 Comments

Citizen Photojournalism - New Apps, Powerful Phonecams, May Bring it to Life

Here's the first part of an article I wrote for Streetfight, a publication covering hyperlocal. There are some incredibly cool things happening in this field. Would love comments on how you think this might work in other applications - maybe like Ushahidi except for video and images?

 



Is TapIn the Future of Hyperlocal?…



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Added by Alex Salkever on July 22, 2011 at 7:21pm — No Comments

How the Internet Affects Our Memory

Quick test: what's your supervisor's cell number?  Can you recite it from memory, without looking it up on your phone?  If you can't, you're not alone. 

 

Although businesses are moving more and more into "the cloud," another story went unreported: our brains have already made that move.  With search engines, online databases, and web browsers that auto-fill the form fields, we rely on our own memories less and less.  That was the subject of this story in The Atlantic:…

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Added by Marcus Sortijas on July 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Next Game Changer after Social Media: Gamification

It is about to become one of the major trends of our times and it fundamentally changes the way we live and interact with everything around us. It is the latest gift from social networks and…

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Added by Emre Tuncbilek on July 11, 2011 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

Netflix: Three months after cutting my TV cable

When we moved into our new apartment, my wife and I opted to receive cable services through Time Warner. It was the premium package that offered countless of channels. It was a sweet deal, and we thought we were getting our monies worth. However, after a month and a half, we noticed…

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Added by Tonu Apelu on July 6, 2011 at 11:44pm — 9 Comments

The Hawaiian Phone Screen



The Phone Screen has become an essential tool in many technical recruiters’ toolboxes. A quick 30 minute chat on the phone can give both parties a good idea of whether or not the candidate is suited to the job, saving the time and cost of bringing the candidate in for a face-to-face interview.



When I lived in Hawaii, I found that the phone screen became an even more important tool when interviewing mainland candidates, as the cost of bringing out a…
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Added by Andy Styles on July 6, 2011 at 7:57pm — 7 Comments

The Inside Story on Google+

There has been a flood of news on Google+, which is to be expected whenever a company as big as Google rolls out a new product.  This piece in Wired may be the definitive article to date: Inside Google+ — How the Search Giant Plans to Go Social

 

It was written by Steven Levy, a respected tech author who also…

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Added by Marcus Sortijas on July 3, 2011 at 2:00pm — 11 Comments

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