Social media. Everyone has it, everyone uses it. In the past couple of years, it has seemingly dominated the internet, with mega-platforms such as Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter getting the most attention. They are immensely popular, generating hundreds of millions of users from around the globe. The companies are worth billions and their CEOs are among the richest people in the world. Between July and September of 2016, Facebook saw $7 billion US in revenue. Since their services are free to users, you might wonder how they actually make money.
This week we are featuring Taran Hughes again, who will be hosting our upcoming The Grid Workshops, The Conscious Sale, June 7th, 7-9pm at Cloud Coworking, Calle Sardenya 229, Barcelona.
After being truly engaged with this question for quite some time, it was only the last 5 or 6 years of my career in Telecoms that I realised that difference is simply the mindset held by the individual. Breaking this down, I observed in others and myself that there are 3 key points of conscious performance that significantly influence the outcome of what we do.
Simply put an algorithm is a set of steps that gets you from point A to point B and then to the finish line. A third addition to the Buzzword series, recently, with technology becoming more and more powerful and present in practically every aspect of life. Now, this one doesn’t bother me as much as some others do, however until I started writing this post, I never actually knew what it was, just that is was used in computer coding and people were dropping it in a lot of conversations. So, what is an algorithm and why should you care about it? (more…)
Bringing back the buzzword concept (words that people are tired of hearing/ overused). The term “Millennials” is used to define the generation that was born close to or during the New Millennial – wow, a very non-complicated explanation. Because this is a fairly recent generation, nobody has clearly defined the lines for the start and finish. Some people say 1980’s – 2000, some say 1980- 2005, and some say 1980 – 1995. As a twenty-year-old (born 1996) sometimes I am classified as a Millennial, and sometimes I am not. Throughout this entire post, I am going to count how many times I use the word Millennial and tell you the total at the end. I too will have probably overused it. This Generation is also referred to as Generation Y. So let’s try and use that more than the “M” word.
Videos are the new pictures if a picture is worth 1000 words than a 3-minute video is worth 1,000,000. In one class last semester, we read a textbook called “Watching YouTube” by Dr.Strangelove. In the textbook, he talked about how amateur videos are taking over the internet and hence the success of YouTube and other video producing, promoting, and watching platforms. (more…)
If I were to re-write a dictionary, I would include a section called “Buzzwords,” words that are overused in the professional working world and just in life in general. Some of those words would be networking, innovation, synergy, dynamics, millennials and all those other words that we kind of role our eyes at now. But for the purpose of this blog post I am going to be talking about my most recent buzzword “Future of Work” I guess it’s more of a phrase, but regardless it’s buzzing. (more…)
This weekend is April Fools, and we thought it would be a good idea to share some of the easiest to pull off a trick to play on your friends or family. What I like about April Fools is how everyone is on the edge of their seat being super cautious about getting pranked that sometimes that is the prank in itself. As a kid, I used to talk about pranking my parents but never actually followed through. Then when I was 17, my family welcomed athletes into our home to live with us for the year. These male athletes became like my brothers, and then those April Fools pranks started happening. I was both on the giving and receiving end of some super lame and high key pranks. (more…)
The 21st Century has been a technological revolution, with every revolution, there are ups and downs and problems that need solving. Today I will be sharing five recent technologies and how they are changing our world. Every technology has its pros and its cons, its lovers and its haters. That is just a fact of life. It is not about using the technologies in the right way to facilitate positive change, rather than threaten and increase defensiveness. (more…)
In the last week of February, People On The Grid were very busy, at the Mobile World Congress and 4YFN convention. 4YFN is a platform for which start-up companies and projects can come and meet sponsors, other start-ups, and network and gain awareness. At the 4YFN convention, we learned about so many new and innovative start-up projects. In this week’s blog post we would like to give special mention to some of the one’s we found interesting at the Mobile World Congress. (more…)
Today is International Women’s Day 2k17. The theme for this year is #BEBOLDFORCHANGE. So far according to the Official IWD website, the stats show that 14,685 people have signed up – let’s get those numbers way up! The main idea of this global campaign is to “help forge a better working world” that is “a more inclusive, gender equal world.” While browsing on the International Women’s Day website (link found below), I saw some interesting information. According to the World Economic Forum, the gender gap will not close completely until 2186. This Is Not Soon Enough. (more…)