Friday, May 16, 2014

The Evolution of the Cell Phone: from Motorola to the iPhone

My ex had a bag phone when cell phones first came out. At that time they cost thousands of dollars, and he had to plug it up in his car in order to work. He was an exec for AT&T and they were one of the first people to get a phone and have their company front the bill. The amazing thing is that phenomenal changes in mobile phone technology have a occurred in a very short period of time. I found an article called, "From Bricks to Brains," (Computer Science Degree Hub) that mentioned this tidbit: "$3,995 was the price of the first cell phone in 1983, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X," and that Motorola and Nokia were the main manufacturers of cell phones. that was in 1983. In just 31 years the cell phone industry has become more than just a phone, it is now a handheld computer as well. I love my cell phone (smartphone) and it sleeps next to me on my nightstand. I receive alerts from Twitter and Facebook along with audible beeps when I receive an email. It's the first thing I grab in the morning before getting out of bed. Either I'm checking the time, shutting off my alarm I set to go to work, or just wanting to see what notifications I received while I was asleep. Did I mention I also love taking pictures and instanteously uploading them to Instagram and Facebook? Sure, I'm just like all of you, we use our cell phones for everything. Here is a pretty cool Infographic about cell phones and how they've evolved over the last 30 years. From Bricks to Brains: The Evolution of the Cell Phone
Image compliments of Computer Science Degree Hub

Friday, January 17, 2014

Small Business In 2014: 4 1/2 Things You Should Know

Did you know that 94% of small business owners consider online marketing very important to helping their business grow? But while many of you plan to increase your online marketing, 29% of you feel overwhelmed by all your efforts. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by online marketing, we’re here to help. We surveyed almost 1,500 of our customers in December to ask about their plans for 2014. These are the 4 ½ things you should know about marketing your business in the new year:

Data and infographic by AWeber

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Ultimate Walking Dead Survival Kit {INFOGRAPHIC}

I love the Walking Dead on AMC! It gets harder and harder to wait for Sunday to roll around, and now it is on a short holiday hiatus, I find myself going to Netflix to watch old episodes to make sure I didn't miss anything. I'm that way about Orange is the New Black too. Just so addicted. So, for all you zombie/walkers/biters lovers here is an Infographic that is guaranteed to help you survive the next few weeks without our favorite show. It's designed to bring you up to date as well as explain who is who on the program. And while you're at it, if you're a marketer notice how the branding has been established as well as how quickly anything that has to do with the Walking Dead TV show on AMC goes viral (hint, hint.) Enjoy!

How to Survive Dreamforce on a Budget

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

How trusting others creates pain and disappointment

The decisions we have to make in life are hard sometimes. That’s what makes life so hard, the choices we must make in order to move on. Take for instance the breakdown of a friendship. No one wants to go through it because it causes mental pain, from unanswered questions. Like why did they betray me like this, why did they talk to me like that, etc. When we put our trust in other humans we are bound to experience disappointment. That’s just how it is. My mother once told me that no one will treat you as good as you will treat yourself. She didn’t lie. Because humans are creatures of habits we don’t want to dissolve a friendship, we want to give it another shot, another chance just on the off chance the other person has changed. But when we give it another chance, that’s when more stress, mental pain, and further disappointment comes in because that other person thinks you’re a sucker, or a fool. The other person has shown you who they are, and yet you are coming back for more. When you’re a righteous doing person, you want to give someone else another shot, to get it right, but when right is not in them, they won’t be able to treat you right and fooling with them is a waste of time. They’ve shown you, who they are, so believe it and let them be. Just a Saturday morning rambling as I meander through the canals of life.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Which Online Job Pays Highest Salary? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Online jobs are where the money is at! Particularly if you're considering going to college or to pursue a certificate in web development or iPhone or Android app development. These jobs can also be very exciting. However, what to online jobs pay? How do you know which online job pays the highest salary?

The following INFOGRAPHIC will tell which online job pays the highest salary. For instance, Data Entry in the Phillipines will pay you $6 per hour, while the same job in the UK will pay you $15 an hour! The global average is $10 an hour. Or take a look at Web Development online salaries, in India, you'll make $23 an hour, while in the USA, you'll make $46 an hour. The global average is $27 an hour. All of these averages are based upon the average asking salaries of online Freelance consulting firm oDesk, where job seekers and job posters can meet their earning and productivity needs. In the meantime, check out which online job pays the highest salary below!

Salaries for Popular Online Jobs - Infographic – Connecting Great Companies with Global Talent