Facebook reached over a billion members at the end of last year, as did YouTube. Google+ is catching up with 343 million and Twitter has 500 million users. There are many more social network apps out there and most of them have user figures exceeding 5 million. In fact if you add them all together there are probably more users of social networking sites than there are people in the entire population so it's not too much to presume that almost everyone in the western world has at least one such account.
That's an awful lot of public, searchable information about us, so should we be worried?
Social Media For Business
Social media plays an important role in business interactions. Once upon a time you had to forward your CV to potential employers but now all you have to do is link them to your LinkedIn profile which details not only your CV but the profiles of companies you worked for along with recommendations and endorsements.
You can use your profile to build up a network of people and companies that you are interested in and they in turn can endorse your skills or add a recommendation to your profile. This gives prospective employers all the information they need about
Monday, 1st April 2013
Google Campus is a 7 storey building ideally located in the center of the Old Street, London, also known by the name of Silicon Roundabout. The building’s main purposes are to host events, and provide office spaces for promising start-ups. Moreover, Google Campus holds mentoring events with the Google staff that are eager to share their knowledge with the residents.
The architectural focus was to somehow connect the ground floor and the lower floors so as to host socializing events and make the transition easier. The most important aspect was to make the 7 storey building, which initially was a plain office building, a place where people could learn from the more experienced while they could socialize and improve human connections as well. Google Campus followed the Googleplex model from California, where the main focus of the architect was to create a building that, unlike most offices, would give employees the chance to enjoy a laid-back environment due to the creative design. Being an ideal place for workers, both Google Campus and Googleplex are two of the most inspiring office buildings.
The reception desk at the entrance is mos
I met Tauseef Nawaz over coffee (and English tea) near Shoreditch High Street – workplace of DreamWear. A clothing company designed to go beyond T-Shirts (and we’re not just talking about baseball caps and hoodies).
Tauseef’s early tale will be familiar to many young people. Dropping out of his hometown college, he found himself at a loss for not only direction, but confidence. Confidence in himself, and in his skills as a person.
The long list of rejections from potential employers which followed could surely have been enough of a toll on anyone in the same position, to give up or to lose hope. But Tauseef claims he knew he had to persevere, to do something greater, to believe in himself.
Today, with unemployment and disheartenment sweeping the lives of the young, Tauseef’s message is important: “Believe in yourself and in your abilities – never give up on yourself”.
The line “If we can do it so can you” is a well-known and dare I say it overplayed message, however Tauseef is determined to bring this to light in his brand (as well as to sell t-shirts of course.)
The highlight of Tauseef’s range, the ‘Born To Inspire’ t-shirt, seems to de