Do you Google a person? In today’s super connected world, often we are introduced to people via Facebook or Twitter and not exactly in person. If we have to know more about this person professionally a quick search on Google is useful. But Googling someone’s name can also be considered weird behaviour. Here is a nice flowchart for us to decide when exactly is it appropriate to Google someone.
Some of the instances described are funny, life if you work for NSA, Google has already given you all the information, while some is sound advice that it is unwise to Google someone who is standing right next to you. 🙂
If you have been to a few job interviews there are some specific questions that you might have come across more than once. Personally for me one of the most asked questions were “Where do your see yourself in 5 years?” and “Why do you want to work with our company?”.
While many cover what the ideal answer should be for such questions, there is actually a logic behind asking such questions at an interview. The logic or the hidden reasons are really not to see if you know the answer to a question but to get a candidate reveal more about themselves.
Sample Questionnaire has this nice infographic on 19 common questions asked at job interviews and what the hidden logic behind these questions are:
If you are attending job interviews then it might be a good idea to go over the logic behind these questions to answer more appropriately at your next interview.
Remember those early days of Gmail, when they rolled out invites and let everyone who signed up get upto 10 invites initially. This led to the service going viral and helped Gmail drum up a lot of interest in a space totally dominated by the likes of Hotmail and Yahoo Mail.
Gmail had a lot of first, like the offering 1 GB space which went up to 2GB on its first anniversary. Offering threaded conversations, chat messaging, working with your domain name as part of Google Apps offering and introduced two-step verification service and more. Today it is supposed to have over 425 million users.
Here is a infographic that looks back at how Gmail evolved over the past nine years.
Gmail is by far my most favorite service or product by Google with Android running a close second. What are your views on Gmail, do drop in your comments.
Apple is the world most valued company. It is also one of the most profitable companies in the world. The profits really are raked in by the billions by the uber-successful iPhone.
There are also other trends likes less iPhone users want to buy another iPhone compared to previous years. Also Apple has missed the expected sales for iPhone 5. It was expected to sell over 6 million phones but ended up selling only 5 million.
Even if Apple has reached its peak, it still has a massive momentum. And this momentum will continue for atleast a couple of years. In the meanwhile, Apple could possibly open up new markets for itself in China. It might introduce a new device like a television set or even a wearable computer, which could keep Apple right at the top all over again.
I have heard of iPhone users falling in love with their phone. But the true extent of iPhone craze can be only understood, when a survey shows up that 65% users cannot live without their iPhones. Smartphones purchases also are affecting other types of gadgets. For example 60% of iPhone users will not buy a MP3 players and 55% users will not buy a camera.
Here are more such interesting statistics about smartphones and their users in a infographic by Coupon Audit.
What do you think about smartphones? Do drop in your comments.
Over a decade ago, when Google was winning hearts and minds of internet users but no one could guess that it would dominate the web, like it does today.
Google started with search but today it dominates email services (Gmail), video streaming (YouTube), mobile phones (Android) and a host of other useful features like Google Reader, Blogger, Google Earth, Google Maps etc.
But what if Google was not around? What would a world without Google be like? An infographic by SingleGrain shows you exactly what all we would be missing out, if there was no Google.
The infographic does omit Google+ but then I can safely say, Google+ has hardly had a major impact as yet on the internet.
What are your view on a internet without Google? Do drop in your comments.
Managing their email work load is a big problem for many professionals. Email is an essential tool for communicating but since most e-mails sent are often unnecessary or downright spam, it does have an adverse impact of the productivity of a professional. Surely, a programmer or blogger needs to spend as much time as possibly doing things that are of core importance, rather than handle correspondence.
Online IT Degree, has a nice infographic that shows how simply asking oneself the question “Do I need to send this email?” can work wonders.
The most important rule that can be followed to reduce emails, is the if you have a lot to say or discuss, use a phone call or even arrange an online chat, instead of a never ending email thread.
Are you troubled by email overload? Do let us know any tips you use to manage your emails.
In recent past, there have been many discussions on various blogs about which platform is better; Android or iOS. In my opinion it does not matter which platform is better as both seem to be pretty close performance wise.
But revenues for Apple and Google will not come only from the sale of devices but from the apps purchased on it. One of the biggest money earners on both platforms are gaming apps.
So who is winning the Gaming market between iOS and Android? This infographic by App Annie, shows the differences between revenues and also the strengths of the two platforms.
It is interesting to note that iOS has 71% of the revenues compared to 29% by Android. This is probably due to Apple iPad being a market leader while Android has not really tasted success on the tablet front. Also tablets users seem to like playing games more than phone users on an average.
The most powerful online tool for any social network, which wants to display ads is local data. Facebook allows users to check-in to different popular locations around the world, precisely to tap into such data. Usually it helps the local brand of a popular location in a city when people check-in while visiting it. It sort of ends up being a word of mouth promotion for a restaurant, hotel or even a large shopping centre.
Here is an infographic of the most social cities released by Facebook along with their most checked-in landmarks.
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Look at the infographic above it shows that the most popular landmarks across the world where people check-in are sports stadiums.
I still think of this feature on Facebook as highly under utilized, especially compared to something like Google+ local, where I can actually leave a review of a restaurant or store I visit.
What are your thoughts on Facebook check-in feature and do you use it? Do drop in your comments.
Social networking websites always attract different type of users. For instance a professional is more likely to have a profile on Linked In than say Pinterest which might be attracting a younger crowd.
But what about numbers based on gender. Are there more men or women on social networks across the world.
This infographic shows the gender balances across several of the popular social networking or social bookmarking websites.
On the balance, it seems about 99 million more female visitors are there than male across all social networking sites.
The infographic also shows that the social networks where more female participation takes place tend to be more mobile phone based.