Monthly Archives : March 2016

Great Tricks for Reading People’s Body Language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking if you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read people’s minds at some point?

You already pick up on more body language cues than you’re consciously aware of. UCLA research has shown that only 7% of communication is based on the actual words we say. As for the rest, 38% comes from tone of voice and the remaining 55% comes from body language. Learning how to become aware of and to interpret that 55% can give you a leg up with other people.

How Myanmar’s Geek Girls are making a difference

The underrepresentation of women in tech is a global issue. But in emerging markets, it can be especially acute. “If you have only one mobile phone at home, it’s for father and son – not for mother and daughter,” says Sandi Sein Thein, founder of Geek Girls Myanmar, whose mission is to inspire the country’s next generation of female tech professionals.

Facebook’s Big Win

After months of talks about including a Facebook ‘dislike’ button, the social media company has finally made a move. Expanding the palette of expression beyond the ‘like’ button, Facebook added the opportunity for any user to more clearly express their opinion through Reactions. The Facebook community has longed for a dislike button not because they wanted the ability to express disapproval, but because they wanted the opportunity to express a range of emotions. Zuckerberg acknowledges the limits of the like button saying, “Not every moment you want to share is happy. Sometimes you want to share something sad or frustrating.”

Here’s What Tim Cook Can Learn From Starbucks and Whole Foods

Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, is up against his company’s own phenomenal history of success. The iPhone’s ubiquity and dominance have combined to deliver Apple a soaring share price and an astoundingly high percentage of the total mobile phone profit pool. Competitors are either losing boatloads of cash, or delivering marginal profits. Apple has a market cap of $555 billion—with roughly 90% of its value delivered in phones.

Social Media For Screening Candidates

Social media is helpful in many ways ranging from advertising products and services to increasing sales or awareness. On the contrary social media is also beneficial in taking good causes to the next level; we have seen that quite a few times – haven’t we? What else is social media great for? Let me tell, Social Media is significant for screening candidates for jobs. In order to evaluate candidates’ personality, interests, and other traits social media can play a vital role. It has been discovered that every 4 out of 5 employers use social media to search and then screen a candidate for the position (especially in the digital marketing niche).