Facebook: Did You Know?

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Did you know that: 62 % of marketers said social media became more important to their marketing campaigns in the last 6 months 72% of marketers handle social media inhouse. Small businesses spend 18% of their budgets on social media, the most out of all marketing channels 70% of Facebook consumers follow links posted by family and friends. You can get these and 43 other stats from 47 Handy Facebook stats and […]

The Hacker Attitude

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From the  Design for Hackers: Reverse Engineering Beauty David talks about The Hacker Attitude: I don’t mean computer geeks who break into networks and steal passwords. I don’t even necessarily mean software developers. I mean the renegade group of entrepreneurially minded people who are transforming the way we live, work and interact. Though the term hacker […]

Analyzing Unstructured Content

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I am reading the UIMA overview document.  It is a fascinating description of an architecture for analyzing unstructured documents. In analyzing unstructured content, UIMA based  applications make use of a variety of analysis technologies including: • Statistical and rule-based Natural Language Processing (NLP) • Information Retrieval (IR) • Machine learning • Ontologies • Automated reasoning and • […]

Five of My Favorites from 21 Golden Rules of Entrepreneurship

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Morning read –  21 Golden Rules for Entreprenurs from Udemy.  Here are five of my favorite quotes from this course. Exceptional people, no matter what the endeavor is, believe it first, and then they see it. This just means that they’re able to see in their mind’s eye, with great detail, what they want a future experience to be like. The only thing you control is your work ethic. What’s driving you? What’s your “why” for doing this? If  you don’t have a big “why” constantly pushing you forward, you’re always going to use the “what” and the “how” as an excuse for not following through. If  you don’t have money, experience or a product,  what do you have to trade? You have no currency, all you can sell is ether. It means you can paint a future experience for somebody in such specific detail, with such substantial intricacies that it feels tangible. I’ve seen what I thought were great ideas fall apart. Ideas do not make a difference; execution does. I started out […]