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Well in Facebook like fashion the techs over at the world’s most popular Social Media site took aim at brand awareness in photo tagging. Marketing gurus will tell you that generating a recognizable brand is very difficult but well worth the effort. With Facebook allowing users to tag a brand in any of their photos gives free advertising to the brand in the photo. I googled the word “Coke” just to see if a Facebook tagged photo would show up in the immediate search results and none did. It looks like Mr. Zuckerberg has found yet another way to encourage users to engage the online business world…Jason

My favourite Okanagan winery received a huge PR boost as the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had five of their top wines at a dinner hosted by Dechinta Bush University recently. Congrats to all the staff and ownership of Quails’ Gate Estate Winery for representing our region with pride…Jason

At the current rate of users joining Google+ are any indication, Google’s latest creation could become a Social Media powerhouse soon! The simplicity of the platform itself and the ease of conversation are very attractive to those looking for to connect in new and efficient ways…Jason

One of the latest and more unique products to hit electronic store shelves is the Energizer Inductive Charge. The $89 unit allows mobile phone users to charge their phones wirelessly and requires a sleeve for the various Blackberry and iPhones models. Not sure if I can wait until next Christmas to get this device!

Jason Neumann

Ultimate Desk Toy - USB Missle Launcher

Looking for a creative way to spend your office coffee break?  Then look no further than the USB O.I.C. Missle Launcher from the folks at USB.brando.com.This USB controlled toy has a built-in web cam and is Windows Messenger compatible.  The launcher costs $49 USD and offers that unique gift for the “peson that has it all”.  Let the office wars begin…

Features:

Built-in web cam, aim your targets

Over, Internet, Control, Unit, software allows remote operation

O.I.C is compatible with MSN messager

Shoot up to 20 feet at extreme fast speed

Contains 4 foam missiles

Move left, right, up and down

Prerecorded sound effect

Powered by USB

Support Window 7 / Vista / XP

Dimension: 165 x 90 x 130mm (approx.)

Weight: 352g

 

Have a terrific week!

Sincerely,

Jason Neumann

 

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Famous Quotes by Albert Einstein

A huge list of Albert Einstein quotes that I came across recently…

  • "Imagination is more important than knowledge."
  • "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love."
  • "I want to know God’s thoughts; the rest are details."
  • "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."
  • "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
  • "The only real valuable thing is intuition."
  • "A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."
  • "I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."
  • "God is subtle but he is not malicious."
  • "Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
  • "I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."
  • "The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility."
  • "Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing."
  • "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."
  • "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
  • "Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."
  • "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
  • "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
  • "Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it."
  • "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
  • "The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."
  • "God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically."
  • "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."
  • "Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal."
  • "Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."
  • "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."
  • "We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
  • "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
  • "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."
  • "Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater."
  • "Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity."
  • "If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."
  • "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe."
  • "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
  • "Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods."
  • "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
  • "In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep."
  • "The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead."
  • "Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."
  • "Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism — how passionately I hate them!"
  • "No, this trick won’t work…How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"
  • "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."
  • "Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever."
  • "The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker."
  • "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."
  • "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
  • "A man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
  • "The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge."
  • "Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion."
  • "You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."
  • "One had to cram all this stuff into one’s mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year."
  • "…one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought."
  • "He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
  • "A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
  • "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction."
  • "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." (Sign hanging in Einstein’s office at Princeton) 

Please Note: This list of Einstein quotes was being forwarded around the Internet in e-mail, so I decided to put it on my blog.  That being said I’m afraid I can’t vouch for its authenticity, tell you where it came from, who actually compiled the list, or who Kevin Harris even is.  I find these quotes to be very interesting and thought provoking nonetheless!

Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995 (may be freely distributed with this acknowledgement)

Sincerely,

Jason Neumann

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Twitter is banking on the fact that advertisers will spend the money to promote their tweets to appear directly in your Twitter stream. Like it or not in the next two months expect to see these promoted tweets staring you in the eye and daring you to click through. Will consumers balk at this new addition to their personalized stream and boycott Twitter?

To the naked eye the search speed is virtually impossible to measure but to the average Tweep out there this is incredible news! There is nothing worse than trying to send out a tweet or follow a trending topic only to see the dreaded whale appear on the screen. Intelligent and timely move by the Twitter brass as this Social Media giant looks to keep the world informed one post at a time…Jason

The World Community In Sharper Focus Through Twitter!

via youtube.com

Curious to know how the world is using Twitter to communicate? Learn about the “Hows” and “Whys” that celebrities and the average person use this Social Media platform to get their message out.

The world is more glocal than ever before…

Jason Neumann

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It should come as no surprise that Facebook is dwarfing the online Social Media community in the photo sharing department. As a matter of fact, the top three online photo websites when tallied (Photobucket, Picasa and Flikr) account for approximately 1/3 of Facebook’s total photo inventory!