Should Your Blog Be on Facebook?: The Nuts and Bolts of Fan Pages

Originally posted on The Daily Post:

In our recent parenting blogger roundtable, Mommy Man author Jerry Mahoney said, on using social networks in conjunction with a blog:

Not promoting your blog is like renting a theater to stage your one-man show and then refusing to put up flyers because you don’t want anyone to show up.

There are folks who use blogs purely as online diaries, but most of us hope for a readership — and social networks are a way to find and grow one. Today, we’re focusing on Facebook. Should you create a Facebook fan page for your blog? How? And what do you do once you have it?

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The Art of the Open Letter

Originally posted on The Daily Post:

The open letter. You’ve seen ‘em before, I’m sure. If not, they can look something like this:

Dear Monday,

I must admit I’m never happy to see you. I dread you in the morning, and on the drive to work, and from what I see on my Facebook feed, no one else likes you, either.

Why you gotta be so gloomy?

Sincerely,
Cheri

Sure, it’s a silly example. But it’s a different, more creative approach than simply typing:

I have a bad case of the Mondays.

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3 Hyperloop details you might have missed

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk owned the news yesterday when he released the initial design for the hyperloop, a new form of transportation that would take passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles in 35 minutes. The system would use pillows of air to shoot pods through tubes at 800 miles per hour.

Musk’s design was presented in a 57 page document packed with details about every aspect of the hyperloop’s construction and ride experience. Obviously everything is hypothetical and a future developer could drastically change the plans, but let’s take a look at the document as is. Here are five details worth noting.

It wouldn’t go to downtown San Francisco or L.A.

The design document suggests that the main hyperloop stations fall outside of downtown San Francisco and L.A. From the map, it looks like the Hayward area between Fremont and Oakland east of San Francisco and…

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Breakthroughs against malaria: highly effective vaccine developed

Originally posted on Scientific Forefront:

This Anopheles gambiae mosquito is obtaining a blood meal as it feeds on a human host.  Credit: CDC/Jim Gathany

Some 300 million cases of malaria are reported each year in Africa, the continent where the disease is still running rampant. For decades, scientists have been investing immense amounts of energy battling the disease, trying to come up with effective treatments. The recent step forward in the war against malaria comes from Maryland-based biotech Sanaria, which reportedly has developed an anti-malaria vaccine with promising results to boast from a phase 1 clinical trial.
To make the vaccine, the researchers first irradiated parasite-infected mosquitoes, harvesting weakened parasites from the mosquitoes’ salivary glands, and then cryopreserving them. The idea that irradiated mosquitoes might be used for anti-malaria infection purposes isn’t new. Since the 1970′s it was shown that bites from irradiated, malaria-infected mosquitoes appeared to protect people from the disease, however at the time it was difficult to isolate large quantities of whole, irradiated parasites.

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$300 House: An Idea that can change lives globally!

Originally posted on Universal Rover:

 

$300HouseDesign

The Design of Christian Sarkar and Vijay Govindarajan

$300 House is a project initiated by Christian Sarkar and Vijay Govindarajan. It all started through their blog post in Harvard Business Review and by reading the blog and watching the video, I witness many of the developing nations problems(not just housing but several others as well) including India’s vanishing off.

Read here to know more http://indiaopines.com/300-house-an-idea-that-can-change-lives-globally/

 

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Linux reigns supreme in the supercomputing realm

Originally posted on Gigaom:

In the early days of supercomputing, Unix was the operating system of choice. Remember Unix?  Well, it’s been pretty much supplanted in the 500 largest supercomputers, according to the Linux Foundation, admittedly a non-neutral observer which tracks Linux traction in the bi-annual Top500 supercomputer list.

According to Foundation analysis of 20-year’s worth of Top500 lists,  to be released Tuesday:

“At last count, all of the top 10 computers and 476 of the total list ran the Linux operating system. After first appearing on the list in 1998, Linux has consistently dominated the top 10 over the past decade and has comprised more than 90 percent of the list since June 2010.”

In terms of RMax, the metric used to show how fast a supercomputer can finish the Linpack benchmark calculations used to tabulate the supercomputer performance, Linux leads the pack as well.

In 2004, the sixth year of the…

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Interesting & Insightful Proverbs from Philippines.

thejasg:

Nice one !!!

Originally posted on Deo Optimo Maximo:

Many of my Readers and Followers are from Philippines. So today I thought to share these Interesting and Insightful Proverbs from Philippines, as special tribute to this Great Country, Philippines.

Enjoy!

-Deo,

Sunday, July 28, 2013.

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Beautiful Philippines.

Amazingly Beautiful Philippines.

Ti bassít a káyo nalaká a lintegén, ngem no dakkél narigáten. A young tree is easy to straighten, but when it’s big it is difficult.

Ti táo nga mannaríta, awán ti ania nga magapuánanna. A man that talks too much accomplishes little.

Mabiág ti kalkalsáda, matáy ti koskosína. Captivating in the street, dead in the kitchen (lady who dresses beyond her means)

Ti napudpudno a gayyémmo, am-ammontó no addáka ití pelígro. A true friend is known in time of need.

Tay áso nga taol nga taol saán a makakagát ken makadunor. Barking dogs seldom bite.

Awán kas iti sursúro a sanikuá, ta daytá awán makatákaw kenká. Knowledge is wealth that can’t be stolen.

No trabáho, gulpién, no kanén, in-inúten. If it’s work, do it fast. If it’s food, eat it little by…

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