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Barack Tweetuje (naprawdę) i Bill Tweetuje (wreszcie)

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Twitter może się pochwalić dwoma nowymi, słynnymi użytkownikami. Barackiem Obamą i Billem Gatesem.
Jak podał wczoraj HuffPostTech, 18 stycznia, podczas wizyty na Haiti, prezydent USA swojego pierwszego tweeta. Nie ze swojego konta , ale z konta Czerwonego Krzyża. Zaraz, zaraz – Obama NOWYM użytkownikiem? Jego PIERWSZY teet? Otóż tak. Pewnie pamiętacie, że kampania prezydencka Obama/McCain była pierwszą, w której na potęgę wykorzystywano internet, a dokładnie rozwiązania web 2.0 (Facebooka, Twittera, YouTuba, blogi etc). Prym wiódł tu Obama, który pewnie (przynajmniej moim zdaniem) między innymi dzięki sięgnięciu po nowe media zdobył zainteresowanie młodego elektoratu. W sumie konto @BarackObama może się obecnie pochwalić 3 mln followersów. Jednak tak, jak głośno było o tym, że Barack używa Tittera, tak już ciszej przeszło wyznanie prezydenta USA, że “tak naprawdę nigdy nie tweetował”, bo jego palce nie radziły sobie dobrze z klawiaturą. Na miejscu jednego z tych 3 mln czuła bym się nieco zawiedziona. W sowim pierwszym tweecie, napisanym w trzeciej osobie, Obama napisał: prezydent Obama i Pierwsza Dama są tutaj wizytując nasze centrum zarządzania operacjami kryzysowymi. A potem pojawił się wpis od kogoś już z Czerwonego Krzyża, że poprzedni post zatweetował sam Obama.Czy Obama się przekona do Twittera? Jakoś mi się nie wydaje, ale przynajmniej pierwsze koty poszły za płoty.

Obama zatweetował...


Nie minęło kilkadziesiąt godzin, <a href="“>a do grona Twitterowców (choć jeszcze nie wiadomo, czy tych aktywnie piszących) dołączył Bill Gates (konto @billgates). Nowe konto zostało zweryfikowane jako prawdziwe przez administratorów serwisu. W chwili pisania przeze mnie tego postu, konto Gatesa śledziło niemal 149 tys osób, a on sam śledził wpisy 40. Ponadto Bill Gates odpalił swoją nową stronę na Facebooku (w lecie 2009 założyciel Microsoftu zrezygnował z użytkowania serwisu, bo irytowała go wielka liczba ludzi pragnących si z nim zaprzyjaźnić).

i Bill Gates tweetuje

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January 20, 2010 at 9:11 am

Your Heart On-line

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Sounds like Johnny Mnemonic or Matrix-reality thing, but this is what doctors from the St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York have done. Well, nearly. Three weeks ago 61-year old woman, Carol Kasyjanski, has become the first person in the World to have a wireless pacemaker implanted into her body.

Though pacemakers – small things responsible for correcting heart’s ryth in cardiac patients – aren’t anything new, the gadget implanted into pacemakerKasyjanski’s body is a real breakthrough and a mile stone in telemedicine. Thanks to the built-in WiFi module the device can send data about woman’s heart state directly to the doctor via the Internet. That means, that Kasyjansky’s doctor can check what’s happening with her any time, without calling for her to come to hospital. Now, when Carol would go for her regular check-up, the doctor would have nearly all his work done and nearly all information needed collected in his computer. The WiFi pacemaker has received the FDA approval in July this year. Each year 600 000 people from around the world are having pacemakers implanted.

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August 11, 2009 at 7:32 pm

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Human Interface – great video

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May 23, 2009 at 8:25 am

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100 most creative people in business – The Fast Co. Magazine List

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From The Fast Comapny Magazine

From The Fast Comapny Magazine

The “Fast Company Magazine” has just published its list of 100 most creative people in business. As FCM writes, creating the list was quite tricky, as there are no rules in creativity. So they „looked for dazzling new thinkers, rising stars, and boldface names who couldn’t be ignored.” The number one on the list is Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of industrial design in Apple Inc. This is the guy who came with the idea of bubble-like iMacs in late 90. and has worked on the real icon of XX design – the iPod. And remember the “Wall-E” movie? It was Ive who consulted the shapes and outlook of the teardrop shape EVE.

Here’s the full list of Most Creative People with Melinda Gates, Jil Sanders, Marc Jacobs and Neil Gainman among others. . Among other You’ll find there Jil Sander, Melinda Gates.

Written by Malgosia Minta

May 18, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Is our future in tribes?

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“Instead of widgets or car parts, he specializes in ideas — usually, but not always, his own.” – that’s how Mary Kuntz from  Business Week has called Seth Godin nearly 10 years ago.  He’s being called a demigod of the Internet. In 2005, Godin founded Squidoo.com, a Web site where users can share links and information about an idea or topic important to them.

Here’s a TED Talk by Godin about the tribes – social unit that really has future.

* Bio of Godin comes form the TED site.

Written by Malgosia Minta

May 10, 2009 at 7:53 am

In the garden

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Knowing that I am one (and only) of those weirdo who can spend all day dabbling in the soil or staring at the grass or other green stuff, my dearest friend R. took my yesterday back to her home and  -what’s more important – to her garden. That sweet kidnaping had two conditions though – I had to bring with me some strawberries and banana cake with chocolate mousse. After spending some time hunting for the berries finaly I hit the road  for Zegrze.

Banana cake with chocolate and mascarpone mousse

For the banana bread:
– 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 1/2 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
– 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
– 1 cup plain yogurth
– 4 large bananas, ripe
– 3 eggs, beaten
– 3 tbsp butter
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the Chocolate and mascarpone mousse
100 dark chocolate (70 %)
250 g mascarpone cheese
250 g fromage frais or ricotta (IMHO first option mentioned is better)

For the form:
1 tbsp butter
4 tbsp oats

in the garden

in the garden

Heat the oven to 175 C. Butter up round springform and sprinkle with oats.
Mash bananas, add all liquid ingridients. Mix the flour, oats and other dry ingridients, Add to the banana mixture, whisk with spoon (rather roughly). Put the batter into the form, bake for 1-1,5 hour.
When the cake will be brown on the top, take out from the oven, put on the rack to cool down a bit.
In the meantime break the chocolate, put into an heat-proof bowl and put into tourned off, but still warm oven.
Cut the cake into two slices. If the cake is to moist, put into for few minutes into the still warm oven, so it would toast a bit.
When the choclate will be ready, take it out and lefty aside to cool. When it will be at body temperature, add mascarpone and fromage (start with 1-2 dollops, mix well and than add another portion, so it will mix well and smoothly). Spread the mousse on the lower slice of the cake, cover with the second slice. Put again into the springform or on the plate, cover with foil and put into the fridge for 3-4 hours before serving.

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May 3, 2009 at 10:29 am

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