Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Time to say goodbye, NOT.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

So how do you make money off public domain material?

Voluminous may offer one answer.


Indeed, it's not the idea, it's what you do with it. Sounds like share the science, make money off the technology?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And if you're not comfortable with your CV


... you might need the services of a "bio-data" maker.

Wikipedia defines Résumé like so:
"A résumé, also known as a curriculum vitae (CV), American and British English respectively, is a document that contains a summary or listing of relevant job experience and education, usually for the purpose of obtaining an interview when seeking employment. Often the résumé or CV is the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker, and therefore a large amount of importance is often ascribed to it."


Online aka the World Wide Web


Pricing starts at $68.95 for entry level 0-2 years total work experience. Remember that it's a professional and executive resume writing service.


Resume Maker.


1. Complete the order form and choose your package.

2. Their team lead will get in contact with you to conduct an in depth one on one interview.

3. Receive your 1st draft.

4. Finalize your resume with the team lead.


  • An electronic copy of your professionally made resume
  • A scannable version of your resume
  • A cover letter personalized just for you
  • A thank you letter after your first job interview
  • Unlimited revisions for 30 days"

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Obsolete skills and Web 2.0 resumes

In 1993, Seymour Papert wrote a premonitory piece about Knowledge Machines and how "reading will no longer be the unique primary access road to knowledge and learning, and it should therefore no longer be the dominant consideration in the design of School."

The argument continues:
"Demoting reading from its privileged position in the school curriculum is only one of many consequences of Knowledge Machines. A child who has grown up with the freedom to explore provided by such machines will not sit quietly through the standard curriculum dished out in most schools today. Already, children are made increasingly restive by the contrast between the slowness of School and the more exciting pace they experience in videogames and television. But the restiveness is only a pale precursor to what will come when they can freely enter virtual realities of animals in Africa or wars in ancient Greece."
Makes one wonder what skill set companies would be looking for in the 21st century workplace.

Fast forward to 2008: You must have heard of video resumes. And Web 2.0 job sites like promises to "have great companies pursue you" with features like tag clouds and mindmaps for your online CV.

Which brings me to this question: Does that mean it makes better sense to learn via YouTube videos?

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Now Major Brands are into Social Networks too

Mashable reports that:

"When big brands decide something is hot, they will move in and attempt to copy it. Sometimes they actually succeed at their goals, and sometimes…well, let’s just say that results are less than spectacular."
More here.

Thanks to Mon Duremdes.

Friday, April 04, 2008

5 Challenges in Implementing Social Software in the Enterprise

Christy Pettey of Gartner reports:

"Based on extensive discussions and experiences with clients, Gartner has identified five major challenges that organizations face when pursuing social software applications as well as advice to help businesses respond to them:

1 -- Delivering Business Value

2 -- Overcoming Cultural Barriers

3 -- Ensuring Privacy

4 -- Governing Participant Behaviors

5 -- Managing Personal and Professional Time

"The severity of these five challenges will vary significantly from one organization to the next, as does their impact on decisions concerning whether, when and how to proceed with social software," Mr. Bradley said. "There are no absolutes, for each potential social application organization must balance the business benefits over the risks of overcoming these challenges."

[via Reuters]

It's more about people than about technology. Does it get any clearer than that?