Updated August 16, 2019: Unfortunately, this feature is no longer available in the free version of LinkedIn. If you’re looking for the same functionality, you’ll need to upgrade to the paid Sales Navigator or Recruiter Lite LinkedIn plans.The message showed up in my inbox last week. The sender was asking about website accessibility for WordPress sites. And by the tone and info in the message, it was clear the person knew me. I had no idea who they were. It’s happened to you, right? Did you meet at the networking event last week? Or was it the conference you attended last June? Like others, you meet people on social media, webinars, networking events, and conferences. And once you’ve interacted with someone, you want to stay in touch. You connect on LinkedIn. Three months later, you have no memory of who the person is. For years, I struggled with keeping track of how I met people. I tried standalone applications, integrations with Gmail, and extensions for the Chrome browser. Nothing seemed to work for me. Until this past year when I discovered a new feature in LinkedIn that makes it a lot easier to remember who those LinkedIn connections are: LinkedIn Notes.How LinkedIn Notes WorkWith LinkedIn Notes, you can add comments to your contact and set up reminders for staying in touch. This is a really useful feature in LinkedIn that many people aren’t aware of. Only you can see the information you add to LinkedIn Notes. To access LinkedIn Notes for one of your contacts, go to their LinkedIn profile. Underneath the top section with their name and job title, you’ll see a tabbed section for Relationship and Contact Info.The Relationship section allows you to add information about your contact for:How you metWhat you talked aboutWho introduced youReminder to stay connected (with options to connect in one day, week, month, or set up recurring reminders)Tag with specific labels to sort your contactsAny other helpful informationNotes in the Relationship tab can be used to add information about your conversations as well as notes about a person’s interests, hobbies, and plans to meet each other at an upcoming event or conference.With the Tag feature, you can tag contacts with keywords such as coworker, friend, or group/conference where you met (HighEdWeb, MidwestUX, WordCampDetroit etc.). Select the tag to see all the people you’ve added to a specific category. The Contact Info section allows you to enter your contact’s:Email addressPhone numberPhysical addressLinkedIn URLTwitter handleWebsites or blogsYou can even add birthdays and anniversaries in the Contact Info section, and then set a Reminder to wish your contact a happy birthday. Once you’ve entered all the info for a contact, select Save and you’re done. I’ve found the LinkedIn Notes feature to be invaluable for managing my contacts. Remember that person who sent me the email message last week? The person who I couldn’t remember their name? I found them in my LinkedIn Contacts, read my notes, and had an aha! moment when I recalled I met them earlier this year at UX Thursday Detroit 2014. Since I have several hundred LinkedIn Contacts, I have more notes to add to my connections. But I’ve already seen how useful LinkedIn Notes are for me. What about you? Have you used LinkedIn Notes? Or do you use another system for managing contact information?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWhy I Didn’t Accept Your LinkedIn Connection RequestOriginally published June 7, 2014 Every day I receive anywhere from five to 10 LinkedIn invitations to connect. Almost 90 percent of the time, the invitation includes the default invitation message subject line: Deborah, please add me to your LinkedIn network And my immediate response is: Hey, Who are you?…In “Social media”Recap: Enhance Your Job Search With Social PresenceLast Thursday night I attended Chris Brogan’s Enhance Your Job Search With Social Presence online webinar. Chris packed his one hour talk with great advice for job searchers. There was a lot of chatter on Twitter as people tweeted his tips and shared sites for job searching (backup of the…In “Career”Helpful Features in Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn [Infographic]If you’ve been using social media for several years, you’ve seen multiple new features added to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. I remember my excitement the first time I could include a link in a Twitter direct message. What a useful feature! It meant I could quickly share a resource…In “Social media”
20 April 2011The much-anticipated West Africa Cable System (WACS) linking southern Africa and Europe arrived at Yzerfontein in the Western Cape on Tuesday, promising to double South Africa’s broadband capacity.“The 14 000km long fibre optic submarine cable system will effectively raise South Africa’s current broadband capacity by over 500 Gigabits per second (Gbps),” Telkom said in a statement.“Spanning the west coast of Africa and terminating in the United Kingdom, WACS will enable seamless connectivity into the rest of Europe and America.”In addition to complementing existing high-bandwidth cable systems in the region, as well as supplying first-time fibre connectivity to several west African countries, WACS will provide much-needed diversity for large-volume broadband traffic from South Africa to Europe.The US$650-million submarine cable, which has been under construction since 2009, is an initiative of the WACS Consortium, whose South African members consist of Broadband Infraco, MTN, Telkom, Neotel and Vodacom.The cable also boasts 15 established terminal stations en route, and will reduce the cost to connect the west coast of Africa into the high-speed global telecommunications network for years to come.It is designed to support present and future internet, e-commerce, data, video and voice services while also making use of dense wavelengths division multiplexing (DWDM) technology, which enables bi-directional communications over one strand of fibre as well as multiplication of capacity.“Its design of 4 fibre pair and 128 wavelength technology make WACS the largest cable system to ever land in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Angus Hay of Neotel, co-chair of the WACS management committee. “WACS will meet the demand for capacity well into the first quarter of the 21st century.”Telkom’s Casper Chihaka said that various reasons had led to the choice of Yzerfontein as landing point for WACS and to allocating the responsibility to land the cable in South Africa to Telkom.“All submarine cables that enter South Africa are located at either Melkbosstrand or Mtunzini, thus effectively two international fibre gateways. Events such as earthquakes or even a large ship dragging its anchor have seen several cables being cut,” Chihaka said.“South Africa needs a third international fibre gateway to reduce the risk of complete isolation from the rest of the world.”Source: BuaNews
Point your phone at a word or phrase. Use the region of interest button to draw a box around specific wordsPress the shutter buttonIf Goggles recognizes the text, it will give you the option to translatePress the translate button to select the source and destination languages.Google has announced several advancements involving translation over recent months, including automated captioning for YouTube videos, auto-translation for websites in Chrome and even software it is developing to provide real-time voice translation over mobile phones. Each of these technologies involves technologies which will help in creating a cohesive augmented reality experience in the future, translating the world we hear and see around us into data, which can then be worked with in other ways. And even at the core, test translation is not perfect, so Google is dealing with an immense problem. As it writes in its blog, “computer vision is a hard problem. […] The Google Goggles team is working on solving the technical challenges required to make computers see. We hope you are as excited as we are about the possibilities of visual search.”Google Goggles version 1.1 is currently only available for devices running Android 1.6 and higher and is available from the Android Marketplace. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Augmented Reality#Google#news#NYT#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… mike melanson Google has released a new version of Google Goggles with an exciting new feature: translation.According to the company’s blog, the new feature will be able to read five different, Latin-based languages and translate to many more, all using a smartphone’s camera.The new version of Google Goggles will help translate text from English, French, Italian, German and Spanish into many more languages, and will be able to read many more, including non-Latin-based langauges such as Chinese, Hindi and Arabic, in the future.Using Google Goggles for this feature is a simple process, as described on Google’s blog: Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout
adriana lee How AI is Learning to Play with Words Tags:#Alphabet#Android#developers#Google These Mistakes Can Derail a Legacy Software Con… Related Posts Why Your Company’s Tech Transformation Starts W… Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Google surprised everyone Monday with fundamental changes to its organizational DNA, putting a new holding company, Alphabet, above a newly fashioned Google Inc. and other subsidiaries for its Google X “moonshots” lab and ventures arm. Days later, the world is still trying to make sense of it.As similarly dubbed businesses the world over consult their attorneys, or tighten their grips on company Website addresses, Silicon Valley got busy swinging the spotlight onto Sundar Pichai, the Google product chief turned Google Inc. CEO. The thoughtful, even demure executive may not be well-known to mainstream audiences—certainly not to the level of Steve Jobs or other business executive superstars—but he’s apparently poised to become technology’s next high-profile rock god. See also: How Google’s Vulkan Can Make Android Games Apps Faster And More PowerfulThe dial on Alphabet mania seems to be turned up to “high.” There are, however, realities on the ground to consider. Developers—a crucial constituency to Google, who both serve to popularize its platforms and engage in often-profitable business with it—may wonder how the changes affect them. After all, they are the contributors who build on their technologies, fill its app stores, and champion its open-source projects. ReadWrite asked if the newly formed Alphabet or its newly fashioned Google Inc. subsidiary will change any developer processes or procedures following the reorganization. We also asked if developers should brace themselves for any new approaches to their development tools. A Google spokesperson offered a fast reassurance that nothing would change for developers—which may be both good news for some and disappointing for others. What The Different Bowls For This Alphabet Soup MeansSundar Pichai in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress 2015A company representative emailed ReadWrite, stating “Google Play/Android developers will see absolutely no changes in their day-to-day relationship with Google.” In other words, business as usual, at least for now. Apart from topping most Silicon Valley address books, the new holding company merely ladled its divisions into bowls, each of which holds different ingredients of the Alphabet soup. Google Inc. will govern the technologies most people are familiar with—namely the tech giant’s search engine, Android software, Chrome projects, maps and Web services, including Google+, Hangouts and other consumer-facing efforts. Sending Internet access into the sky via balloons, putting driverless cars on the road and other projects, including those pursued by its venture arm, will come from other subsidiaries under the Alphabet umbrella. See also: Sundar Pichai: Here’s How You Ought To Think About GoogleGoogle X projects have never been very open to outsiders. That won’t change with the new org chart—except that, since the division operates as its own subsidiary now, it will operate even further from the company’s more developer-friendly pursuits. Put another way, don’t hold your breath for a self-driving car API. It may come one day, but that likely won’t be soon. In another way, the change could be very liberating, says IDC analyst Tom Mainelli. As he explained to VentureBeat, “Nest and the rest gain more freedom to spend money, acquire other companies, etc. without having to try to explain how such costs are benefiting the core ad business when they clearly were not.”Nest acts as the heart of Google’s Brillo smart home initiative, and its chief, Tony Faddell, now heads the Google Glass project, which is expected to introduce a second-generation version of the connected eyewear. Google has always made deep investments in new technologies, research, and developer outreach. If these and other initiatives keep their pursestrings, but rid the sticky restrictions, then what comes next could wind up looking pretty appetizing. Soup photos by Scott Veg and Till Westmayer; Sundar Pichai photo by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite
With the Nehalem architecture-based processor server/workstation launch just around the corner, customers are demonstrating how quickly they can take advantage of the performance afforded to them by our newest processor. One recent example was a Philips* CT demonstration of a beating heart at the major European IT show, CeBit*. According to the Philips demonstration, they were able to render the human heart twice as fast using our upcoming Nehalem workstation processors as compared to the previous generation Intel® Xeon® processor 54xx series. Check out the beating heart demonstration video in this link using our Nehalem architecture-based workstation processor.For those of us with no medical background, 3D imaging is a tool enabling doctors to visualize the human body without invasive tools. The patient is scanned, data is acquired, and a 3D model is assembled and they are able to show what going on in the human body without touching it. CT tools are able to produce thousand of pictures or slices per second. This results in large datasets that take time to process. Software running on a server or workstation processes this vast amount of data to generate detailed 3D images and then can be interpreted by medical staff. The primary challenge is managing large datasets generated by large volume acquisitions while speeding time to diagnosis.The heart is a particularly challenging to visualize using CT scanning. It is a very fast moving organ, with little control over its movement because is involuntary, and the heart needs to be frozen in time to get accurate anatomical picture. Another challenge for volume rendering is high level image quality necessary so that anatomical structures of the heart can be depicted in an accurate way.One interesting aspect of Philips CT solution is that image rendering takes place in the in the CPU which means that the performance of their solution is not restricted to by the memory available on a graphics card and is not slowed down by transfer of data between the CPU and the graphics card. The Philips’ rendering software is multi-threaded and is able to take advantage of Intel advances in multi-threading /multi-core processing technology and software optimization tools for best performance improvements.I believe Philips’ demonstration is just one example of how Nehalem architecture-based processors will provide meaningful advances in 3D visualization, not just in medical fields, but other areas such as manufacturing and digital content creation.Jimmy Leon*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
The broken glass and burned wreckage are still being cleared in the wake of the riots that convulsed Baltimore’s streets on 27 April. The final trigger of the unrest was the funeral of a 25-year-old African-American man who had died in police custody, but observers point to many other root causes, from income inequality to racial discrimination. But for a few researchers who are studying Baltimore’s unrest, the question is not the ultimate causes of the riot but its mechanism: How do such riots self-organize and spread? One of those researchers, Dan Braha, a social scientist at the New England Complex Systems Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been collecting data from Twitter that spans the riot from buildup to aftermath, part of a larger study of social media and social unrest around the world.Q: What can you learn about the Baltimore riots from social media?A: The protesters are mostly teens who use social media routinely. The riots that started around 3:30 p.m.—ignited by messages on social media urging high school students to “purge”—spread within 3 hours around the city. It’s interesting to see the pattern of spread, much like forest fires, spreading in clusters and locally. 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First, you create a network of communication, where the nodes are people or groups. Then, you correlate the communication patterns with characteristics such as gender, political attitudes, and sentiment towards the political issues. For example, in the Arab Spring communication network, you saw a lot of communication going on among Arab-speaking people related to protesting, going out on the street, meeting at a certain time. It is the intensity of the communication—how many messages over time—that predicts what is to come. There is a tipping point, a threshold beyond which the fire starts. The threshold depends on the particular people, culture, and region. It is shaped by economic and political conditions. But the age of the people is a critical factor. Young people are the drivers of the events.Q: How can you tell that social media enables the spread of unrest, rather than simply serving to comment on it?A: The rioting happens in just hours and sometimes minutes of the communications on social media, with thousands of people pouring out into the streets. Without social media, it wouldn’t happen.Q: How does Baltimore’s rioting compare to that in Ferguson, London, and elsewhere?A: In terms of the communications and patterns of spread, they are remarkably similar. Even if the causes are different, there seems to be a universal pattern to civil unrest.Q: Is it possible to predict social unrest?A: It is absolutely possible. By tracking social media, you know exactly where and when to send the riot police. You can even inject misinformation into this system [to head off riots]. You want to inhibit the damage of unrest, but in a democratic society, we must ask ourselves if we want to do this. We have to find the right balance.
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Fresh off his Olympic silver medal, 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro will return to Flushing Meadows for the first time in three years after receiving a wild-card invitation from the U.S. Tennis Association on Tuesday.Del Potro missed 2-and-a-half years’ worth of major tournaments because of three operations on his left wrist, returning to Grand Slam action at Wimbledon in June.His ranking was too low to gain direct entry into the field at the U.S. Open, the year’s last Grand Slam tournament, which starts in New York on Aug. 29. He is 141st this week.On Sunday, del Potro lost to Andy Murray in the men’s final at the Rio de Janeiro Games, getting a silver to add to the bronze he won for Argentina at the 2012 London Olympics. It was quite a run for del Potro in Brazil: With his terrific forehand in top form, he stunned 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic in the first round and 14-time major champion Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.MURRAY PRAISES DEL POTRO”If he stays fit,” Murray said about del Potro, “there’s no reason why he can’t be up at the top of the game.”Seven years ago at age 20, del Potro beat five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer in five sets in the U.S. Open final and was considered the next big thing in tennis. But soon afterward, del Potro developed problems with his right wrist. Then came the issues with his left wrist, which he uses for a two-handed backhand.advertisement”He’s done amazing, really, to get back to playing and competing again at this level after all of the issues he had with his wrists,” Murray said Sunday night. “Mentally, I can only imagine how frustrating that must have been, to kind of keep going through the same problem and having to try and come back.”MATTEK-SANDS, RAM ALSO GET WILD CARDSAmong the players on the list of wild-card recipients announced Tuesday by the USTA were two Americans who earned mixed doubles medals in Rio: gold medalist Bethanie Mattek-Sands and silver medalist Rajeev Ram.Other men receiving wild cards: Bjorn Fratangelo, Frances Tiafoe, Mackenzie McDonald, Michael Mmoh and Ernesto Escobedo.Women given entry into the field: Danielle Collins, Kayla Day, Lauren Davis, Sofia Kenin, Vania King and France’s Virginie Razzano.The USTA also handed out wild cards for qualifying, including to surprise 2009 U.S. Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin of Marietta, Georgia, and Laura Robson of Britain.