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SFPL: Job Searching and Social Media

SFPL: Job Searching and Social Media


Posted on: April 15, 2014, 6:39 am Category: Uncategorized

Pew: Older Adults and Technology Use

Via FullTextReports:

Older Adults and Technology Use
Source: Pew Research Internet Project

America’s seniors have historically been late adopters to the world of technology compared to their younger compatriots, but their movement into digital life continues to deepen, according to newly released data from the Pew Research Center. In this report, we take advantage of a particularly large survey to conduct a unique exploration not only of technology use between Americans ages 65 or older and the rest of the population, but within the senior population as well.

Two different groups of older Americans emerge. The first group (which leans toward younger, more highly educated, or more affluent seniors) has relatively substantial technology assets, and also has a positive view toward the benefits of online platforms. The other (which tends to be older and less affluent, often with significant challenges with health or disability) is largely disconnected from the world of digital tools and services, both physically and psychologically.

As the internet plays an increasingly central role in connecting Americans of all ages to news and information, government services, health resources, and opportunities for social support, these divisions are noteworthy—particularly for the many organizations and individual caregivers who serve the older adult population. Among the key findings of this research




Posted on: April 14, 2014, 6:27 am Category: Uncategorized

Here’s How People Will Actually Use ‘The Internet Of Things’

Here’s How People Will Actually Use ‘The Internet Of Things’



The Internet Of Things will make many of the familiar devices and objects in our lives — from door locks to toll booths to refrigerators — suddenly Internet-connected, smartphone-accessible, and responsive.

But which “things” in the Internet of Things will be truly disruptive and improve the way we live? What will be the killer app that popularizes it?

Here are some of the devices and applications that will be implemented at the consumer and civic level that we think will make the Internet of Things, or IOT, a critically important part of our daily lives:

  • Kitchen and home appliances such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, and coffee makers that can keep track of when the milk is out and let you know when the clothes are dry.
  • Lighting and heating productsincluding bulbs, thermostats, and air conditioners that maximize energy efficiency.
  • Safety and security monitoring devices such as baby and assisted living monitoring systems, smoke detectors, fire hydrants, cameras, sensor-equipped drawers and safes, and home alarm systems.
  • Health and fitness products that measure exercise, steps, sleep, weight, blood pressure, and other statistics.
  • Intelligent traffic management systems, including toll-taking operations, congestion penalties, and smart parking-space management.
  • Waste management systems, such as garbage cans and recycle bins with RFID tags that allow sanitation staff to see when garbage has been put out. “Pay as you throw programs” are also likely to decrease garbage waste and increase recycling efforts.
  • Industrial usesincluding Internet-managed assembly lines, connected factories, and warehouses, etc.

After a time, the question will become, what applications won’t the Internet Of Things touch?”

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Posted on: April 13, 2014, 6:24 am Category: Uncategorized

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

Via Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers:

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

  1. Lucidchart
  2. Google Fusion Tables 
  3. Hohli Online Charts Builder 
  5. Better World Flux
  6. Gapminder 
  7. Haiku Deck’s web application

Posted on: April 12, 2014, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized

7 top tips for successful infographics

7 top tips for successful infographics

  1. Size matters
  2. What’s in a name?
  3. Brand it
  4. Break it down
  5. Offer your insights
  6. Reference
  7. Build it, and they will come?

Check it out.


Posted on: April 11, 2014, 6:13 am Category: Uncategorized

25 Fascinating Charts Of Negotiation Styles Around The World

25 Fascinating Charts Of Negotiation Styles Around The World

“Language is only the most obvious part of the global communication gap. Different cultures also have distinct approaches to communication during meetings and negotiations, as described by British linguist Richard D. Lewis, whose best-selling book, “When Cultures Collide,” charts these as well as leadership styles and cultural identities.”

communication styles around the world



Posted on: April 10, 2014, 7:01 am Category: Uncategorized

New JISC Report: The Value and Impact of Data Sharing and Curation


New Report: The Value and Impact of Data Sharing and Curation

“Direct to Full Text: The Value and Impact of Data Sharing and Curation (26 pages; PDF)


This report brings together the findings of a series of independent investigations into the value and impact of three very different, long-established UK research data centres: the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS), the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) and the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC).

It explores the benefits that uses of data centres enjoy, and attempts to assign measurable value to them. It goes on to reflect on how value and impact can best be monitored and analysed in future, as the services develop, and it makes a series of recommendations.

These include the need to maintain support for data centres, and to standardise usage statistics so that it is easier to compare and contrast services, and learn from the experiences of the strongest performers.

It also recommends further work to identify and evaluate the wider benefits to society and the UK economy that are becoming evident as data centres grow and mature.

Hat Tip/Thanks: Cliff Lynch/CNI




Posted on: April 10, 2014, 6:15 am Category: Uncategorized