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2014 As Told By Hashtags

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It has been an interesting year on the social media calendar. More than any other period in history, social media technology has become a permanent fitting in our lives. In entertainment, politics, business, sports and other spheres of lives, social media has become a denominator of sort. Social media, like Twitter is an important channel for engaging fans and amplifying message to target audiences. At the beginning of every new year men of God especially from a country like Nigeria , do predict what they belief the new year will be like.The use of hashtag on social media like Twitter for me , has define what the year 2014 really look like. In this post we will be looking at 2014 as told by hashtags. These are the topics that were abuzz in Twitterverse throughout the year, you may have used some of these hashtags yourself.

#Sochi2014

date : February 7-23, 2014:

Sochi2014-techcribng The 2014 Winter Olympics began on February 6 in Sochi, Russia and eventually became the most expensive Olympics in history, with expenses amounting to US$51 billion. Controversies and problems riddled the event as documented by athletes and members of the press under the hashtag #SochiProblems and #SochiStrays.

#Oscars2014

March 3, 2014:

This year, the Oscars broke Twitter with an epic selfie.

#MH370

March 8, 2014:

mh370-techcribng Even as we are entering 2015, there is still no word about the fate of flight MH370, except that authorities are still searching for it. While bound for Beijing, China from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with more than 200 passengers and crew members on board, the plane disappeared without a trace, sparking an unprecedented massive multinational effort to find the plane.

#Ebola

Date:March 25, 2014:

ebola 2-techcribng It was announced that there was an outbreak of Ebola, a rare but deadly virus, with cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone. However, it was only on September 30 that #Ebola started trending when Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan was diagnosed in the United States. To date, 17, 145 cases have been reported and 6, 070 people have died of the disease, the largest Ebola epidemic so far.

#BringBackOurGirls

April 15, 2014:

michelle obama bbog-techcribng 276 girls were kidnapped by terrorist group Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, Borno at Nigeria. The Twitter hashtag campaign was to pressure authorities into taking swift action against the terrorists and to bring the girls back to safety. First started by Ibrahim M. Abdullahi, the hashtag eventually snowballed as various individuals in Nigeria began to pick it up as a way to inform the world about the plight of the girls. Advocaters for the hashtag include Malala Yosafzai, Hilarry Clinton, and Michelle Obama. malala-techcribng

#Sewol

April 16, 2014:

sewol-techcribng En route from Incheon to Jeju, a South Korean ferry with 476 passengers, most school students, capsized and sunk. Only 174 were rescued. To date, 295 bodies have been recovered, with 7 still missing. The tragedy prompted national outcry for the captain of the ferry to be prosecuted, for deserting the ship. In November, it was reported that he escaped the death penalty and was sentenced to a 36-year sentence for willful negligence.

#YesAllWomen

Date : May 23, 2014:

#YesAllWomen-techcribng Elliot Rodger, 22 killed 6 people and injured 13 others on a killing spree near University of California, Santa Barbara in Isla Vista, California. He also shot himself. His motivation for his actions came to light in a series of Youtube videos detailing his hatred for women for scorning him and for men who stood in his way. This prompted women to share their stories of harrassment, sexual assault, and fear online through the hashtag #YesAllWomen. It sparked further debate when men responded with the hashtag #NotAllMen.

#RIPMayaAngelou

Date:May 28, 2014:

#RIPMayaAngelou-techcribng Celebrated author and poet Maya Angelou passed away peacefully at home. Best known for her book “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings“, Angelou was widely regarded as an outspoken and prominent voice for black people and women. Many took to Twitter to pay their respects. obama honor-#RIPMayaAngelou-techcribng

#WorldCup2014

June 12-July 13, 2014:

suarez bite-techcribng The 20th FIFA World Cup in Brazil was another major sports event of the year, which saw riots and protests over corruption and ballooning costs for delayed construction of facilities. During the games, Twitter was abuzz with US goalkeeper Tim Howard’s amazing 16 saves, Luis Suarez’s bite, Brazil’s terrible performance on home soil and Germany meeting Argentina for the finals, both waiting to bring home the Cup. worldcup-2014-techcribng

#GazaUnderAttack

date: July 7,2014

The relationship between Israel and Gaza has always been rocky but this year, conflict erupted when Israel retaliated with Operation Protective Edge when Hamas launched rockets at them. Since then, social networks has been rife with pictures of casualties and death, articles detailing the conflict, and declarations of solidarity on both sides. #GazaUnderAttack-techcribng

#IceBucketChallenger

Date:July 14, 2014:

The Ice Bucket Challenge dominated social feeds for weeks as celebrity after celebrity dunked themselves with ice water in an effort to raise awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), a disease which affects neuro cells in the brain and spinal cord, leading to paralysis. By the end of August, the challenge helped raise $100 million for research.

#MH17

July 17, 2014:

mh17-techcribng It’s a tough year for Malaysia’s national carrier. Around 4 months after the MH370 tragedy, Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was reportedly shot down from the air while flying over the Ukraine-Russia border. All 283 passengers and 15 crew members on board perished in the crash. Retrieval of the passengers’ bodies were hampered by the conflict happening in the area but eventually the bodies were identified and sent home for burial. To date, 6 bodies remained unidentified.

#RIPRobinWilliams

Date:August 11, 2014:

#RIPRobinWilliams-techcribng The world grieved when news about Robin Williams, beloved actor and comedian, being found dead in his home hit the air. Widely known for his iconic movie roles and his comedic genius, tributes poured all over Twitter as fans paid their respect to Williams via the hashtag #RIPRobinWilliams. The tragic circumstances surrounding William’s death ignited talk and discussions about depression and suicide.

#Ferguson

Date:August 12, 2014:

#Ferguson-techcribng Protests over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9 is still ongoing today. Many on Twitter called for justice for Brown who died after being shot by police officer, Darren Wilson, on top of highlighting the issue of how black people are racially profiled and treated with suspicion automatically. #IfTheyGunnedMeDown carried photos of themselves and asked the question of how the media would use their photos to profile them. Protests took a turn for the worse when the police force decided to confront the protestors instead of investigating Wilson. The media were not spared either when they were arrested for doing their job. By the end of November, the verdict came in: Wilson walks. This prompted uproar and fueled more protests which now include the deaths of Tamir Rice and Eric Garner.

#Gamergate

Date:August 16, 2014:

Gamergate-banner-techcribng Gamergate which was supposed to be a fight for ethics in videogames journalism turned into a blatant attack on women journalists in the industry. Indie game developer, Zoe Quinn became the first target when her ex-boyfriend accused her of cheating on him, in his blog post. This developed into the misconception that she was sleeping around to get coverage for her game. The incident escalated to the point of misogynistic attacks on prominent women in gaming and pop culture, including Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu causing them to leave their homes for safety.

#RIPJoanRivers

Date: September 4, 2014:

#RIPJoanRivers-techcribng After complications from a throat proccedure, comedienne Joan Rivers passed away at age 81. Known for her sharp tongue and humor, Rivers was never one to hold back on her comments or her self-deprecating jokes. Her death was another blow to the comedy industry.

#Indyref

Datee:September 18, 2014:

indtref-scotland-techcribng Scotland votes on whether they become an independant state or not. Referring to the Scottish Independence Referendum, #Indyref generated further hashtags such as #BetterTogether, #ScotDecides, #VoteYes, #VoteNo (to name but a few) for the month leading up to and on polling day itself. In the end, Scotland ‘voted’ to stay. yes-=scotlan-techcribng

#Bendgate

Date: September 19, 2014:

benfgate-techcribng The iPhone decided to grow big with the introduction of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus but within days of its launch, #iPhone6 was soon replaced by #Bendgate. Horror stories about the slim and large phone bending in pockets began to surface and the competition decided to jumped in on the action with their own jokes about bending and flexing phones. #Bendgate 2-techcribng

#UmbrellaRevolution

Date: September 26, 2014:

#UmbrellaRevolution-techcribngStarting out as #OccupyCentral, the protest was to call for China to give the people of Hong Kong their right to elect and vote for their own leader. University students and their peers took to the streets prompting news, discussions and footage of their conduct. The protests became violent when police shot rubber bullets and tear gas at the protestors prompting them to shield themselves with umbrellas, bringing about the #UmbrellaRevolution.

#halloween

Date: Oct 31, 2014

halloweeen -techcribng Halloween is a holiday annually celebrated on October 31. Some people hold Halloween parties on or around this date, where the hosts and guests often dress up as skeletons, ghosts or other scary figures. Common symbols of Halloween include pumpkins, bats and spiders.

#BreakTheInternet

Date: Nov 12-14, 2014

#BreakTheInternet-techcribng Kim Kardashian tried and failed to break the Internet by posing nude for Paper magazine, but at that point the world had already seen her naked far too many times for anyone to be terribly shocked or taken aback. Several weeks later, many argued that it was Solange Knowles who successfully broke the Internet when she and her wedding guests appeared in artsy photos at Knowles’ wedding to beau Alan Ferguson.

#sonyhack

DATE : DEC 8, 2014

SONY HACK-TECHCRIBNG Sony was hit by another hack Monday when its PlayStation network went offline for a few hours.READ FYLL STORY HERE

#Instagrampurge or #instagramrapture

Date : DEC 19-20, 2014

instagram rapture Instagram deletes over huge number of accounts on the service that they believe are posting spam. They announced their plans to clean up the social media service about a week ago after beating Twitter with 300 million active users. The Instagram’s spam purge reveals high-profile accounts with fake followers. Justin Bieber’s Instagram fan base plummeted by 3.5 million fans in the past 24 hours. Akon’s follower count dropped to 1.9 million from 4.3 million. top-instagram-users-who-lost-the-most-followers-this-week-followers-lost-between-dec-17-18_techcribng

CONCLUSION

In 2015, there will be certainly more engagement in the social media space. The number of users will grow and the use of hashtag will also increase. There are indications that local content will also grow to ensure that rural dwellers are in social media use like twitter. Any suggestion , comment , feel free to let us know by using iour comment box.. Merry Christmas and happy new year in advance..

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15 Best Tech Quotes that Dominated the year 2018

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15 Best Tech Quotes that Dominate the year 2018

Cheerful new year to you all,  Today being the first day in the year 2019, We bring to you, best tech quotes that shape the year 2018.  Most tech lovers from around the world tag the just concluded year,  2018,  as the year of surprises, From Mark Zuckerberg’s declaration in Congress, attempting to clarify the goals and what Facebook is all about to Brian Acton, asserting how he sold is users’ privacy to a bigger advantage.
According to the report collated by wired.com, Below are the tech quotes that shaped the year 2018.

15 Best Tech Quotes that Dominate the year 2018

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 

1. “The red line is miles behind us now. It’s no longer in sight.”

—Helen O’Neill, Crispr expert, after the first Crispr’d babies were born. November 29

2. “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”

—Elon Musk, tweeting while driving to the airport. August 7

 

3. “Avoid at ALL COSTS any mention or implication of AI. Weaponized AI is probably one of the most sensitized topics of AI—if not THE most. This is red meat to the media to find all ways to damage Google.”

—Fei Fei Li, an AI pioneer at Google, in an email to colleagues about the company’s controversial work on a Defense Department initiative called Project Maven. Published May 30

 

4. “I live with a beginner’s mind. I didn’t realize two weeks ago I was going to buy Time.”

—Marc Benioff, CEO of  Salesforce and now the owner ofTime. September 17

 

5. “I would rather spend time with the people that are 100 percent aligned with what I want to do and the person that’s most aligned with what I want to do is me.”

—Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital, explaining the turmoil at his firm. September 20

 

6. “Nothing is ever real until he sends the tweet.”

—A member of the Trump administration, natch. November 13

 

7. (tie) “Senator, we run ads.”

—Mark Zuckerberg, in congressional testimony, explaining what the company actually does. The phrase quickly became a punchline at Facebook. April 10

8. “Congressman, iPhone is made by a different company.”

—Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, explaining why he can’t explain notifications on a device made by Apple. December 11

 

9. “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

—Sanofi, the maker of Ambien, responding to claims by Roseanne Barr that the drug may have inspired a Twitter rantMay 30

 

10. “We are now facing not just a technological crisis but a philosophical crisis.”

—Yuval Noah Harari, surely the most-read author in Silicon Valley, in conversation with Tristan Harris, surely one of the most influential voices of the past year. October 4

 

11. “I sold my users’ privacy to a larger benefit. I made a choice and a compromise. And I live with that every day.”

—Brian Acton, founder of WhatsApp, on his regrets. September 26

 

12. “A sense of open-ended mystery in reality and in life is absolutely core to being a good scientist or a good technologist or, for that matter, a good writer, a good artist, or just a good human being.”

—Jaron Lanier, the creator of VR, and now one of the philosophers of the industry. October 14

 

13. “How long is the wait usually to, um, be seated?”

—Google’s AI-powered Duplex, in a jaw-dropping demonstration of just how far voice-recognition has come. May 8

14. “He was that kind of guy. You know, an asshole. But a really gifted one. Our asshole, I guess.”

—A coworker at Google about Anthony Levandowski, the controversial self-driving car engineer. Published October 22

 

Bottom Line

As we anticipate so abounding predicted surprises that should dominate the tech industry this new year 2019, Let us know if you any suggestion or quotes that you think should have been added to the above list. Once again, Happy New year.

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Tips on how to Influence Workers to Acquire Things Completed Correctly in time Without Using Positional Authority

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Could you achieve benefits devoid of right? The simple remedy is problem is methods to do that. Each of us experience a limited sum of right. And the positional authority that accompany our title enables all of us to have some influence, although far much less than is required to get the work completed. In order to get issues performed in time and with the highest top quality expected thus you may satisfy the needs and anticipations of our clients and the ones with whom we do the job, we need to rely on other folks. Also to conduct that, we need influence — but the right type of influence. Impact is a Control Top quality and a Administration Skill Impact is the ability to obtain our objective (to get do the job done) once we do not experience finished control or enough recognized to accomplish each of our objective. Effect is not tricks. Carried out very well and carried out best suited, effect is usually not: 2. A demonstration of power* A strategy to gain increased control* A way to promote the personal agenda* A way to glance good to others in the organization* A means of self-promotionInfluence is all about mutuality. Although influence is known as a powerful device for having work done, right now there are barriers that may wait in your way of influencing others. These boundaries cause all of us to count on positional specialist to acquire things completed. 10 Limitations You Want to Overcome to Influence Employees as well as your Peers

1 ) Fear – This is the number 1 issue that stops all of us from employing effect to acquire job done. And fear appears in various varieties. It can be the worry of failure, the fear penalized rejected, the worry of showing up foolish, the fear that we all aren’t very good enough. No matter what you fear so much, fear quits us inactive in the tracks. We typically be successful, we have a tendency put in influence because we’ve got persuaded by ouselves just before we even begin which we may not or will certainly not be good. 2. Lack of ability to develop true romantic relationships — Persons help with persons they like. They buy from persons they want. They provide you with support to people they like. To believe otherwise is always to miss a major component of company success. It can be not possible to apply effect about an individual with which you have not really developed a genuine and great relationship. 3. Poor responsiveness — The quicker you respond a lot more responsive you appear. And if response is important to the person you want to effect, you have just realized a great impression upon them, and get often added value by a giving them some thing they were enthusiastic about. 4. Overselling – This may not be just a concern we see found in sales people young and old; costly concern we come across during a business irrespective of could be position. Overselling is aggravating and this also conveys uncertainty in your position. Because a person says yes, and you continue to try to encourage them- what are you undoubtedly communicating? a few. Quitting at No – Nowadays, nobody would like rejection. However “no” is usually the response we get when the time of this inquire is incorrect (i. electronic., “no, not right now”or “no, I need extra information”). Quite often, an doubt is not a rejection. It’s an ask for details and a chance for further more controversy. Don’t let simply no be an instant lost opportunity. 6. Perfectionism — All too often, we consider that except if a project, proposition, make certain is appropriately framed, it cannot progress. This is normally dead wrong. Perfection transmits an unintended communication of you getting indecisiveness and the more serious case it can set up immobilization. Even though you might believe you are going after perfection, each other wonders can be taking you so longer. 7. Over-Expressing Personal Beliefs — Several operators and officers just can’t appear to keep their very own opinions to themselves. Have you heard a director criticize the peers, their particular tenants, the subcontractors with statements such as “they merely don’t get it”. One more hazard is to communicate personal personal or perhaps cultural attitudes such as “the democrats type of health-related is undoubtedly socialized medicine” or “teachers are actually payed too much and they underperform”. Expressing personal beliefs has a way of tearing with an organization and irritating other folks. (By the way in which, these two cases are articles only and do not reflect either of our beliefs. )8. Deficiency of Concentration — It is difficult to acquire work done or to get much value if you go via one job to an additional; 1 thought to a new; one strategy to another and finish little or nothing. Quite often people will certainly just offer up, stop listening or no longer support your time and effort.

9. Low of the Impression Control (Executive Presence) — This is not just close to seeking the part. It is about becoming the portion. It’s actually about taking care of your photograph thoughtfully and not synthetically. Deal with it or not really, unsuitably shown, exhausted, overweight, out of condition, sloppy people present a poor and unconvincing graphic. 10. Not enough Gratitude — People just like recognition; that they like to find out they are valued; they decide to be noticed in a great method. Ignore this kind of in your danger. Remember, in case you are unwilling or think it has the unnecessary to identify and express appreciation for others, your probability of influencing them is One of the Top 10 Barriers Presenting You Back From Influencing Others? We now have often located that a single or even more of the in this article behavioral personality is present in individuals who all imagine (or who all others believe) are less successful then they possibly need to end up being or perhaps can easily be. These types of behaviors would be the intangibles that inhibit very good performance. We expect these intangibles are and so crucial that you find and go to to (if you observe these in the unique believed techniques or perhaps behaviors) that should you refuse to house these people, you are going to come up short of exerting the influence essential to get work on time the proper way and finding the perfect tools on this www.theboilerwerks.com page.

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How to Successfully Migrate a Data IT Center

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Migrations of large data centers are enough complicated as they pose significant risk to event iData IT Centerntegrity. The behind best practices may urge on IT executives to apportion seize resources for migration plans, measures and tests that will guard corporate documentation and confidential data even if also improving all prerequisites of success.

IT decision makers who twist the task to migrate their corporate data centers during the overall infrastructure refurbishment strategy:

Always tally third-party experiences bearing in mind standard knowledge base, especially if they realize not possess in-company experience tolerable to plan, kill and checking account upon huge projects same to migrations of data centers.

Ensure to devise as well as authorize a obedient communication strategy for all phases of migration – this is valuable to diminish the fortuitous of errors. Make sure every affected departments are served like total information.

In order to take on risk lessening they use catastrophe recovery protocols and frequently manage tests.

Meticulously record how the process of migration is implemented during all periods of the project to ensure that valuable record are lessons and reference materials for post-migration follow-up are preserved for the sake of completeness of the entire procedure.

Lets bow to a look at the fine examples that responsible IT manager should judge even though executing the migration of data center .

approachable Expertise

It is extremely important to ensure that you have acceptable knack set in the past you begin this important journey. Third-party completion may be a good option.

Assembling the Right Team

Significant projects require an experienced leader who will build a team comprising experts from every committed departments. This project lead must as well as have the skill to manage resources and to give tasks.

3. Preparation Stage

The talent of any project depends upon thorough preparation and meticulous set sights on setting. Tests are in addition to essential.

4. Create it Simple

The less data requires moving, the easier would the total process be. Attempt to simplify, condense, virtualize, optimize, tidy happening the data days past you actually begin your project.

5. Direct Interdependencies

At this stage you create a positive assessment of all interconnections in the midst of tools, platforms, and various equipment such as cloud, servers, and on-site data storage . During this stage you will new judge the stability and create a list of small details of alternative steps of the project.

6. Mare determined to Communicate

Working communication strategy is necessary during every steps of data migration. Communication is necessary considering it comes to eliminating errors and establishing trusted data quarrel routes. Communication must influence all departments and clarify participants and responsibilities during collective process.

Discussing the migration plan later internal IT team and matter units is with important as a exaggeration to avoid disruptions. Allow people know practically milestones, practicable challenges, and focus upon successes.

7. Planning is Key

The number of data migration steps often depends on alternating factors such as data center volume, risk of abet disruptions, as skillfully as budget requirements.

8. Plot for the Future

Problems undoubtedly arise at all stages of actual data exchange. Its taking place to decision maker to predict such problems in order to create commandeer risk avoidance protocols. Again, this takes us encourage to well-planned preparation phase.

9. Tests are Important

Perfection comes later experience. Since you begin migrating the applications, decree a set of tests to ensure a “baseline” of various functional levels, including its feat to feign without affecting its performance.

10. Do not Panic

To steer certain of fortuitous errors, take on board a “freeze” grow old coming on just since the migration process and stopping unexpectedly after you total the migration.

During the migration, be prepared to charge connectivity problems, faulty credentials or negated testing. Sometimes such issues repercussion in a cascading effect upon overall system performance, especially if no flee route has been set.

11. Analyse Again

Even if you have performed repeated tests, hug a risk-based attitude that relies on opinions of experts inside the company.

12. Post-migration Tests

Hurray! You now have completed a flawless migration. Still, you craving to have allocated proficient resources user-friendly for the bordering week or so. Extra attention is still warranted to any failures in network performance. Also, check that corporate networking facilities and firewalls are sufficiently tested for stability as well as speed.

13. Enactment the Audit

An audit of the migration journey is usually warranted. This vital evaluation will manage to pay for priceless details and knowledge nearly various expertise factors.

14. Realize the Closure

Complete the deferment in a due ventilate to make determined that no hidden errors may impact corporate IT in the coming weeks.

15. Remember to Schedule Updates

All the documentation should be maintained in imitation of the data middle migration is complete. Praise the difficult exploit of all people involved! Your did a great job. online data room

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