a Useful BIT

The official blog for Bronzeville Institute of Technology @bronzevilleit

The mission of the Bronzeville Institute of Technology (BIT) is to help individuals and small businesses connect with affordable technology and online resources that they can utilize to improve their lives in the areas of entrepreneurship, arts, health and wellness, education, personal finances, environmentalism, and civic participation. www.bronzeville.org

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    asiainfographics:

India E-Commerce Overview: Still only a US$10 billion market. However, growth rate at 47% CAGR

    asiainfographics:

    India E-Commerce Overview: Still only a US$10 billion market. However, growth rate at 47% CAGR

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    Streamified | All Your Social Streams in One Beautiful Journal [Sponsor} →

    minimalmac:

    Add separate streams for your social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Goog Reader, blogs (and many more), then watch them come together chronologically in the “All Streams” view. More than just a reader, Streamified allows you to update your status, capture photos, share links, “like” posts, retweet, reblog and more from your favorite social networks.

    Streamified is an app for iOS that is designed to take all of those various feeds you need to pay attention to — from Facebook to Twitter to Tumblr to various blogs — and gather them together into one place.

    For instance, I’m not a big Facebook fan but I am involved in a number of upcoming events that are using it for organizing and issuing updates. I also have a few news-type sites that I like to check out but don’t need to see immediately. Streamified has been wonderful in allowing me to check all of those things out in one app, on my schedule, and on my terms. I can bookmark them as I scroll through then choose what to do with that stuff from there (including Instapaper support which, for me, is essential). Plus, it’s a really great group of folks who care about user feedback and have a commitment to make the best tool possible. They are sponsoring this week’s RSS feed and I urge you to check them out.  

    — 2 years ago with 20 notes

    it8bit:

    Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

    Enter here to win this table Giveaway! Also…it functions!

    (via thenextweb)

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    The Sharing Economy: Is The Internet Making us More Honest? →

    courtenaybird:

    In the article, Margaret Donnelly, a bartender in Key West described recent spring breakers as “very prudish” and said there “are far fewer wet T-shirt contests— a spring break mainstay — in town today”. She commented, “They are so afraid everyone is going to take their picture and put it online. Ten years ago people were doing filthy, filthy things, but it wasn’t posted on Facebook.”

    (via emergentfutures)

    — 2 years ago with 49 notes
    thenextweb:

Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak Long, who gained global recognition last year for a unique logo tribute to Steve Jobs, has seen his career begin to take off after the young designer landed an advert for Coca Cola following his Apple success. (via Hong Kong Student Behind Jobs Tribute Logo Lands Coke Ad)

    thenextweb:

    Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak Long, who gained global recognition last year for a unique logo tribute to Steve Jobs, has seen his career begin to take off after the young designer landed an advert for Coca Cola following his Apple success. (via Hong Kong Student Behind Jobs Tribute Logo Lands Coke Ad)

    — 2 years ago with 81 notes
    stoweboyd:

world-shaker:

simplifyyourlife:

SIMPLIFY YOUR PHONE LIFE
Now, through our smartphones, we have access to almost any information, anytime, anywhere. But being connected 24/7 can be both a blessing and a curse. So, what should we do? Chen shares the following:

In a connected society, we can evaluate how to use our gadgets in a healthy and constructive way as well as how to combat behaviors that are affecting our health and our relationships.

While there were times that I also felt like throwing my phone into the ocean, I know we can gain control by setting limits. Here’s an example: 

Set apart a room in their homes where technology is completely forbidden so they can rest or interact with each other without digital distraction. “No cell phones in this room” would be the new equivalent of “Please take of your shoes before entering.”

Our phones are just tools. It should help us live better lives. If our gadget is complicating or adding stress to our life (ex: by being connected to social networks or work all the time), then we should start redefining our use of it.
How about you? Do you have any good practices when it comes to using your phone? Feel free to share. Thanks! -Danny

An important message. Definitely working some of these ideas into one of my presentations.

I like the equivalence of taking off your shoes — necessary and practical built objects we carry (wear) that touch the ground — and phones — necessary and practical objects we carry to touch the world.

    stoweboyd:

    world-shaker:

    simplifyyourlife:

    SIMPLIFY YOUR PHONE LIFE

    Now, through our smartphones, we have access to almost any information, anytime, anywhere. But being connected 24/7 can be both a blessing and a curse. So, what should we do? Chen shares the following:

    In a connected society, we can evaluate how to use our gadgets in a healthy and constructive way as well as how to combat behaviors that are affecting our health and our relationships.

    While there were times that I also felt like throwing my phone into the ocean, I know we can gain control by setting limits. Here’s an example: 

    Set apart a room in their homes where technology is completely forbidden so they can rest or interact with each other without digital distraction. “No cell phones in this room” would be the new equivalent of “Please take of your shoes before entering.”

    Our phones are just tools. It should help us live better lives. If our gadget is complicating or adding stress to our life (ex: by being connected to social networks or work all the time), then we should start redefining our use of it.

    How about you? Do you have any good practices when it comes to using your phone? Feel free to share. Thanks! -Danny

    An important message. Definitely working some of these ideas into one of my presentations.

    I like the equivalence of taking off your shoes — necessary and practical built objects we carry (wear) that touch the ground — and phones — necessary and practical objects we carry to touch the world.

    (via emergentfutures)

    — 2 years ago with 131 notes
    staff:

A gift for New York verse enthusiasts: Tumblr and Knopf Books are sponsoring “A Celebration of Poetry” at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Monday, April 23. Featured readers include Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, and two poets from the Tumblr community, namely Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko. The event is open to the public and starts at 7pm. Meanwhile, check out more poetry on Tumblr.

    staff:

    A gift for New York verse enthusiasts: Tumblr and Knopf Books are sponsoring “A Celebration of Poetry” at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Monday, April 23. Featured readers include Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, and two poets from the Tumblr community, namely Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko. The event is open to the public and starts at 7pm. Meanwhile, check out more poetry on Tumblr.

    — 2 years ago with 464 notes

    modernandmaterialthings:

    A Tumblr friend of mine, Tricia Wang, gave a talk about trust in online social networks at the Lift 12 conference in Geneva. Tricia is really great at stripping out industry and academic jargon and getting straight to the point. There are great points in this talk; give it your attention.

    (via thenextweb)

    — 2 years ago with 56 notes
    thenextweb:

The chart, produced by China-based SEO and Web design agency Them [via Resonance China], serves up a batch of impressive statistics and facts relating to the country’s ecommerce, search and social media spaces – each of which is dominated by strong local players. (via Ecommerce, Search and Social Media in China by the Numbers)

    thenextweb:

    The chart, produced by China-based SEO and Web design agency Them [via Resonance China], serves up a batch of impressive statistics and facts relating to the country’s ecommerce, search and social media spaces – each of which is dominated by strong local players. (via Ecommerce, Search and Social Media in China by the Numbers)

    — 2 years ago with 68 notes

    nycdigital:

    Data Source: Open Wifi NYC

    Maps Creator: Susana Siman 

    — 2 years ago with 87 notes
    fauxchart:

“Las consecuencias del bombardeo de publicidad digital #infografia #infographic #marketing” #infographic http://bit.ly/xV5RPh

    fauxchart:

    “Las consecuencias del bombardeo de publicidad digital #infografia #infographic #marketing” #infographic http://bit.ly/xV5RPh

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    fauxchart:

“¿Será Seattle el próximo Silicon Valley? #infografia #infographic” #infographic http://bit.ly/yryv3L

    fauxchart:

    “¿Será Seattle el próximo Silicon Valley? #infografia #infographic” #infographic http://bit.ly/yryv3L

    — 2 years ago with 1 note