How Google, Facebook, Wiki and others have fueled the internet?

The Web 2.0 sites or information-sharing internet applications have driven people to make their private data public. A close look of –
Wikipedia or Open Source: People take voluntary participation by offering their knowledge for free.
Google: It is still unrivalled algorithm
Facebook: It’s an interesting information-sharing application that has a space for relationships and recognition

The information made available to public is called as ‘default to public’. There are few questions that would crunch us are – Which part of information is used for advertising purposes? Do we disclose this information for free?

This sites are continued to work because of willing participants. People with digital natives since birth will be unable to relate to life before internet and this will be treated normal in few years from now. Interestingly many will not be able to tell if they met the online acquaintance offline, as the difference between online and offline is seen irrelevant. Today the most interesting people are those that we can’t find on Google, Facebook and Wiki.

What is your opinion?

HE will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness. Psalm 96

We Are Always Available….

Some of disturbing facts and figures about our time during a general working day are:
1. On an average forty different websites are visited
2. In an hour we switch over thirty-six programmes.
3. Consumption of information is three times to that of thirty years ago.
4. Direct communication is over taken by email, social networks, online forums and others.
5. Sender (email) gets angry if not replied within a few hours or latest after a day or forgets what was asked in the first place.
6. Mobile phone vibrations have become addiction resulting in more distractions.
7. Bored or stuck people surf email or Facebook.The refocus is challenging as one needs to spend more time and energy.

There is no doubt about these technological achievements as they are likely to increase our efficiency at work, for examples Skype: we can work from most of the places; Google Maps can improve punctuality. But the irony is that, we tend to equate computers with productivity. Isn’t it? It seems we don’t work more effectively with electronic devices, we work faster and carelessly (many a times).

So the question is, how does one avoid distraction?

“We are always available, but also always distractable” Matt Richtel

We hope you enjoyed reading this article. God Bless You!

The article is adapted from Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler writing.

Go by Roots?

rootsWe have always learnt that for ’cause and effect’ model. Since from the evolution or evolution itself is based on the idea. We can call these ideas as ‘Tree of Life’. This tree is generally perceived as linear in growth. Many theories evolved from western thinkers such as Plato, John Stuart or Freud are that all psychological conditions can be traced back to one single moment. It does make sense if one follow such theories. It’s very much cause and effect think tank. For example, we always look up to people who are ahead of us rather than other way round. In other words progression is bottom up’s approach. But two French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari challenged these models. Such model is inflexible (not open for change) and general the higher order decides what is lower (perhaps agreeable). Instead they suggested imagining life horizontally, a decentralized movement in both directions. They named it as Rhizome Model to show the interconnected and intersect but can nevertheless be independent of each another. For example, internet has a rhizomatic structure with its huge network whose parts are connected to each other with no beginning and no end; with just a continuous state of becoming.

We leave you with a questions to ponder, do we develop our system, organisation or family horizontally? Are we becoming better by being horizontally?

“What is the point of roots if you can’t take them with you?” – Gertrude Stein

[Article is inspired from reading of Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschappeler]

Image taken from image bing search (Life of Pi) just for illustration of the article.

We Care About Our Employee!!!

It did surprise and no more surprises when companies proclaim their culture as one thing and they tend to act in a completely opposite way. I would suggest aspiring employee’s to check parameter during the interview. Lets take an example of, ‘Company accounts about everyone to be innovative. How does that work?’ If they say that their customers drive everything they do, you could ask, ‘What processes do you have in place to check on the on-changing requirements of your customers?

It’s feels great to see the Founder’s or CEO’s statements in the annual report, ‘People are our greatest assets and would like to thank them for their hard work’ while somewhere else in the same report it’s noted that the downsizing exercise has gone well.

What is your opinion?

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