Relaunch : Kpakpatoya 2.0 as an Interactive Platform

Relaunch : Kpakpatoya 2.0 as an Interactive Platform

Kpakpatoya is a repository for what's new, popular and relevant on the Internet with a focus on Africa. Users like you can submit content and decide, through voting, what's good (kiffs) and what's junk (zaps). Links that receive community approval raise towards the top, so the front page is constantly in motion and (hopefully) filled with fresh, interesting links. Kpakpatoya is part of the Evasium Network. "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....

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You Have The Right To Publish Whatever You Want Online

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"....

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Job On The Web : How Not To Get Hired

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:...

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Getting started with Metro Studio (or how to benefit from the largest collection of Metro-style icons for free)

Getting started with Metro Studio (or how to benefit from the largest collection of Metro-style icons for free)

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....

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Educational Uses Of Internet Content Curation

"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?...

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