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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

Texas Library Association Conference School Administrators Workshop

I totally enjoyed attending the Texas Library Association Conference School Administrators Workshop today.  I did the opening speech and stayed for th day to hear so many empowering and inspiring stories about the impact and innovation and creativity of school librarians in Texas.

Here are my slides:



Posted on: April 9, 2014, 5:55 pm Category: Uncategorized

Internet Consumption Around the World

Internet Consumption Around the World

Global Internet Consumption

Internet Consumption Around the World

2013 marked the first year that there are more mobile internet devices than humans.
How do you consume the internet?

Fixed Broadband:
40% of the world is online through fixed broadband

The Big Picture

Fixed broadband access rates per 100 people:
Developed world: 77
World Average: 39
Developing world: 31

By Households:
41% total
Developed world: 78%
Developing world: 28%

Households out of 100:
Europe 77/100
The Americas 61/100
CIS 46/100
Arab States 34/100
Asia and Pacific 33/100
Africa 7/100

Other devices/connections
25% of the world is on mobile broadband

Share of total mobile subscriptions:
total: 2.070 billion
Americas: 22.2%
Europe: 20.4%
CIS: 6.2%
Arab States: 3.4%
Africa: 4.5%
Asia-Pacific: 43.2%

With smartphones consuming 92% of global data
(Even thought they’re only 18% of handsets)

Video streaming is half of the data transmitted worldwide
And will be 2/3′s by 2017

Average smartphone behavior:
# of times typical user checks phone per day for:[4]
Messaging: 23
Voice Call: 22
Checking time: 18
Music: 13
Gaming: 12
Social Media: 9
Camera: 8
Alarm: 8
News and Alerts: 6
Calendar: 5
Web: 3
Search: 3
Other: 14

And Tablets
Less than 3 years from intro, surpassed desktop PC and notebook shipments

Devices of All Kinds

Number of internet connected devices by household:
America: 5.7
Europe: 10

By 2017:
23% PC’s
5% Smart PC’s
2% Consoles
67% Smartphones & Tablets
3% Other

WHAT we consume

There’s 9x more content online than there was 5 years ago.

Average Number of Online Gamers and Time Spent Per Day
[region/average gamers per day/time spent on average gaming]
North America: 30.3 million/107 minutes per visitor
Latin America: 14.9 million/67 minutes per visitor
Europe: 45.6 million/97 minutes per visitor
Middle East/Africa: 6.2 million/45 minutes per visitor
Asia/Pacific: 47.9 million/47 minutes per visitor.

1/4 internet users uses banking sites globally:
North America: 45% of users
Europe: 37.8% of users
Latin America: 25.1% of users
Asia Pacific: 22% of users
Middle East/Africa: 8.8%

Videos per user per month by country:
Canada: 303.7
U.S.: 286.3
UK: 268.6
Turkey: 250.7
Germany: 250.6
Japan: 222.7
France: 190.1
Spain: 178.6
Hong Kong: 160
Singapore: 153.2

Search and Social Networks

Top Site by Country

Albania: Facebook
Algeria: Facebook
Armenia: Facebook
Austria: Google
Belgium: Google
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Facebook
Croatia: Google
Cyprus: Facebook
Czech Republic: Google
Denmark: Google
Estonia: Google
Finland: Google
France: Google
Georgia: Facebook
Germany: Google
Greece: Google
Hungary: Google
Iceland: Facebook
Ireland: Google
Italy: Google
Latvia: Google
Lithuania: Facebook
Luxembourg: Google
Macedonia: Google
Malta: Google
Montenegro: Facebook
Morocco: Google
Netherlands: Google
Norway: Google
Poland: Google
Portugal: Google
Romania: Google
Serbia: Facebook
Slovakia: Google
Slovenia: Google
Spain: Google
Sweden: Google
Switzerland: Google
Ukraine: Google
UK: Google

Middle East:
Bahrain: Google
Egypt: Facebook
Israel: Google
Jordan: Facebook
Kuwait: Google
Lebanon: Facebook
Libya: Facebook
Oman: Google
Palestinian Territory:
Qatar: Google
Saudi Arabia: Google
Syrian Arab Republic: Facebook
UAE: Google
Yemen: Google

Cameroon: Yahoo
Cote d’Ivoire: Facebook
Ethiopia: Facebook
Ghana: Facebook
Kenya: Google
Madagascar: Google
Mauritania: Google
Mauritius: Google
Nigeria: Google
Reunion: Google
Senegal: Facebook
South Africa: Google
Sudan: Google
Tanzania: Facebook
Tunisia: Facebook
Uganda: Google

Australia: Google
Bangladesh: Facebook
Cambodia: Facebook
China: Baidu
Hong Kong: Google
India: Google
Indonesia: Google
Iran: Google
Iraq: Facebook
Japan: Yahoo
Macao: Google
Malaysia: Google
Mongolia: Facebook
Nepal: Facebook
New Zealand: Google
Pakistan: Google
Philippines: Facebook
Singapore: Google
Korea: Google
Sri Lanka: Google
Taiwan: Yahoo
Thailand: Facebook
Turkey: Google
Vietnam: Google

Argentina: Google
Bahamas: Facebook
Barbados: Google
Bolivia: Facebook
Brazil: Facebook
Canada: Google
Chile: Google
Colombia: Google
Costa Rica: Google
Dominican Republic: Facebook
Ecuador: Facebook
El Salvador: Facebook
Guatemala: Facebook
Honduras: Google
Jamaica: Google
Mexico: Google
Nicaragua: Google
Panama: Google
Paraguay: Google
Peru: Google
Puerto Rico: Google
Trinidad and Tobago: Facebook
US: Google
Uruguay: Google
Venezuela: Google

Azerbaijan: Facebook
Kyrgyzstan: Google
Moldova: Google
Uzbekistan: Google

This is how the world uses the Internet







Posted on: April 9, 2014, 6:39 am Category: Uncategorized

This Is What the Internet Looks Like as a Subway Map

This Is What the Internet Looks Like as a Subway Map

This Is What the Internet Looks Like as a Subway Map



Posted on: April 9, 2014, 6:18 am Category: Uncategorized

CIL EOS User Luncheon

Having fun giving the luncheon speech on boosting usage in Special Libraries for the EOS luncheon at CIL.

Here are the slides:


Posted on: April 8, 2014, 1:00 pm Category: Uncategorized

CIL 2014 Academic Libraries CyberTour

As is my tradition at the Computers in Libraries conference I did a few free, short cybertours in the Exhibit Hall.

Here are the slides for the Academic Library Trends session:



Posted on: April 8, 2014, 10:15 am Category: Uncategorized