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Power of Social Media and a good cause

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Beth did it again! with the help of Twitter, Facebook, and blogging , 53 people (I am proud to be one of them), mostly unknown to each other, raised money through ChipIn, to pay for the college fees of Leng Sopharath, an orphan from Cambodia.

Congrats Beth and all others!

UPDATE from Beth :

Anything over the $1,000 will support the Sharing Foundation’s general fund to provide scholarships for college students in the program who don’t have individual sponsors.  If we reach $2,000, we can send Champhearom to college too!

Here’s your chance to make a difference. Just click on the Chip-In widget above and you can donate $10 (or more) to the cause.

Written by anol

October 22nd, 2007 at 8:17 am

Posted in Social Media

Sign up form design : Ryan Singer

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Ryan Singer of 37Signals presenting at Future of Web Design London 2007, hosted by Carsonified  on the subject of  designing usable and inviting sign up forms. Via : Vitamin.

Written by anol

October 21st, 2007 at 2:17 am

131 Productivity Boosters for Home / Web Worker

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Codswallop published a comprehensive list of  131 Productivity Boosters for Email, Instant Messaging, Word, Excel, and More (Freelancer’s Hyper-Drive)! 

You might be familiar with some / many of the tools already, but some of those are definitely new for me at least! Take a peek.

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Written by anol

October 19th, 2007 at 8:13 am

Posted in Productivity

Information R/evolution

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If you believe in the power of tagging (more than category and folders), if you loved David Weinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous you will love this video too.

This video explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information. This video was created as a conversation starter, and works especially well when brainstorming with people about the near future and the skills needed in order to harness, evaluate, and create information effectively.

Think about our education pattern – from very beginning we start to categorize ‘objects’ into different boxes. We focus on the ‘box’ rather than a pattern matching and relationship of the objects. In KM Asia (2005) Dave Snowden illustrated this point by asking the audience to do a simple ‘odd man out’ from ‘Cow, Chicken and Grass’. Most of the audience took out grass from the list, because that is the only vegetable in the list. This is categorization, putting things into boxes – folders or metadata, whatever you call it. Now if we look from another perspective – Cow eats Grass, so Chicken is the odd man out – that’s pattern matching – tagging – where I have the flexibility to define the perspective itself.

Problems with folders and metadata – that’s a closed system, somebody else define the taxonomy. Theory of entropy proves itself when the closed system of folders and metadata goes into a complete chaotic mode.

Found via : Luis

Written by anol

October 19th, 2007 at 8:05 am links for 2007-10-16

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October 16th, 2007 at 8:22 am

Posted in Links