This week was special for many people and hopefully for you as well. Not because you got excited of news about “Tinder Plus.”
This other moment, when you thought “Wow, I didn’t expect that to happen. It should happen way more often!”
Your job. One of the most important things in your life. Some of us spend more time on our jobs than for ourselves. That is why a good job can change your life for better.
We as team Socialeyes, started to look for candidates who will join our marketing team. And boy, we have seen some details that we have never paid attention to before. Here are some important details to look at on your LinkedIn profile that can turn a “no” to a “yes”.
The fact that Apple is releasing not one, but two models of iPhone surprised me despite all the rumors going around. As an iOS Developer, my first impulse was a longing for the days where all you had to deal with was a 320x480 screen and place every view and not give it a second thought.
Sounds familiar? Well this is the case for most of us. If you have a job that requires you to spend hours in front of your computer, this is most likely to be the case for you too. You will start your day, determined to finish most of your tasks. In a couple of hours or so, you will realize that your to-do list is still piling up! But how did this happen? You spent hours in front of your computer.
Socializing is in our nature. While the very basics of how we interact such as handshaking are both widespread and ages old, the specifics has always been in flux. Social occasions that our interactions revolve around, change across different ages and cultures.
There are times when being on Facebook is a painful experience. We spend about 30 mins daily on average on Facebook. I am pretty sure there have been times when you got tired of browsing only because of some small details that should have been different to make your experience a better one. I feel that if Facebook made some minor changes in its App/Web Page, it would be a beter experience for the user.
If you have not seen this viral and social game already, you will certainly see one in the near future. A friend of yours appears in a video saying that he/she was nominated for ALS by this and that person, and nominates a couple of other people to do the same. And they are given 24 hours to complete the task. Then what? A bucket of iced water is being poured down over the head. It is funny, it is viral and it also benefits society. It is genius!
ALS is a disease that gradually damages nerve cells that control muscles. In other words, it makes people lose control over their muscles, meaning they slowly lose the ability to walk, speak, eat and breath. People with ALS have a life expectancy of 2 to 5 years. The serious thing here is that there’s no treatment and the only approved drug buys just a little bit more time. The whole purpose of this challenge is to raise awareness (which is right on!) and raise money for ALS. As of last week, the ALS association received $4 million of charity within the past month. Obviously things got a bit wilder once Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg got nominated to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The amount of charity collected for the week after Mark’s nomination video is not revealed yet but obviously it created a huge traction for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
WHY ICE BUCKET?
It makes sense. It is summer time (at least for most of the people), it is a bit challenging and anyone use a bit refreshment on these hot summer days. Besides it is funny to see people dumping iced water over their heads.
WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?
Either dump the bucket of iced water over the head, or donate $100 to ALS association.
WHO HAS DONE IT?
There are lots of celebrities who have been challenged and have accepted. Among the famous people here are our favorite ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos:
Jimmy Fallon with Rob Riggle, Horatio Sanz, Steve Higgins, The Roots
A year ago I was out of a meeting and starting walking in a very busy district in the city. It was about lunch time and I was starving. I wanted to grab a bite but did not want to do it alone. So I called a friend of mine hoping he would be somewhere nearby. He wasn’t. Then I texted another friend asking her whereabouts. She was busy. This chain of reactions kept on going until I gave up and went into a random restaurant all by myself. Then it hit me. I did not even think about using Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks! It was almost year 2014, and the current social networking solutions were not feasible for a face to face meet up!
User feedback is key to success. While developing a product, startup’s sources are limited. Some designers, couple of engineers, a product owner and a limited amount of beta users are creating, reviewing and testing the product with limited resources. People work hard for months maybe years to create a usable, viable product. These people are using and seeing that product tons of times a day. At that point people in the team become blind about their product day by day. The way the product looks, they way the product works are becoming ordinary and standard for these people. As time passes by the team loses their creativity and development power on the product. People with new perspective, people with a neutral point of view are needed for the product to move on.