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"Kpakpatoya" is a term from the Ivorian slang which indicates the act of spreading rumors, passing on supposed stories relating to surrounding things, events and people. In our context, it would therefore be appropriate to understand "kpakpatoya" with regard to scoops, gossips and even compelling news....
Dear teenagers and young adults who have been shocked by this article, and who did not fail to let me know, I owe you an apology.
Indeed, I wrote without considering the two absolute truths of social networks, namely:
1. In front of a (webcam, smartphone, video) camera connected to the Internet (or not), you may expose yourself (literally or figuratively).
The results can range from the topless picture (with a duck face, optionally) to the sextape - for the boldest among them, not to mention the full disclosure of the finest details of their personal life.
But hey, the most important thing is to get "likes", "retweets" and "+1s"....
Yesterday I posted an urgent advertisement to recruit a multitasking and bilingual intern. The required skills were:
- To know how to write and speak English.
- To know the Web environment and social networks.
- To be curious and to be available immediately.
Within 10 hours, I received 65 applications by e-mail or via my Facebook page and profile. I received very good profiles. I will not talk about those.
I will focus on those who have been systematically rejected, since many of them were disqualified because they haven't realised that social networks are now a place where recruiters are "stalking" too. And if you dream of getting hired for an Internet job, here is what you must avoid doing:...
The quiz is now over.
We have 5 winners and they have all been e-mailed their prizes.
Here are the right answers to the quiz questions (you can click on them to find out more) :...
Here is a chance to get an enterprise-class toolkit with many unique controls for any of the following platforms : ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Mobile MVC, Silverlight, Windows Forms or WPF.
Each pack is worth $1000 but you get the one of your choice for free if you can quickly reply to the 5 questions below :...
Syncfusion Metro Studio is a tool which provides a collection of over 2500 Metro-style icon templates that can be easily customized to create thousands of unique Metro icons. The icons are available royalty-free and can be used in open source projects as well as commercial applications.
To get started, just download and install MetroStudio from the Syncfusion website....
I hope the year 2013 has been good for you. For me, it's been intense and rich in lessons :
1. Never let a good crisis go to waste (turn sh!t into sugar)....
While facing the problem of youth employability, African countries today strive to improve the quality in their education systems by using ICTs. One of the lessons learned from the case studies in relevant countries shows that the integration of ICT in Education can be beneficial, not only in terms of Education, but also in terms of Entrepreneurship and Employability....
"Curator" is a term used in museums. It refers to the person who chooses artworks for an exhibition, the curator is called upon to make a choice, a comment and an introduction of some existing works. He is the link between the artist (or the cultural heritage) and the public. He is an expert. The curator on the Internet, after defining the topics of his technological watch, may choose to work from a curation platform allowing him to automatically or manually harvest, filter, editorialise and share some online content. As a marketing tool, how can "Content Marketing" be used as teaching tool in higher education?...
According to some Hacker News folks, the general assumption of computer security is:...