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6 Core Principles to Tap the Power of Social Community Participation Gartner reports that many business and IT leaders fail at utilizing social media effectively because they do not understand mass collaboration. Many businesses use a “provide and pray” approach, expecting online community participation to just happen. It’s just one of the reasons why communities fail. What happens instead is that users have an initial interest and then lose that interest as they discover that the platform is too difficult to use collaboratively. Applying the six core design principles creates a better social media environment for meaningful collaboration and social community participation, Gartner says. 1. User and community participation is the driving force behind successful mass collaboration. The design becomes driven by this goal instead of making a social outlet where people can easily participate in the conversation and add meaningful content. 2. A purpose must be meaningful, identifiable and clearly defined for the target audience. 3. 4. 5. 6.

uk.businessinsider Open Design Engine Kenbay conversion kits Dublin Ireland electric bikes bicycles Welcome to the website of Kenbay Electric Bikes based in Dublin, Ireland. Kenbay Electric Bikes was established in 2006 and our electric bicycles (also known as pedelecs) are available throughout Ireland through our bicycle shops dealers and can also be purchased directly if your part of Ireland isn’t covered yet. Our bikes offer all the benefits of a bicycle with none of the drawbacks. Powered by cheap electricity, hills are no longer an issue, long journeys are now achievable and showering after is a thing of the past. Using one of our bikes you can reduce your commuting costs and cut commuting times, have pollution free transport and power your way to work! Commuting isn’t the only use for our bikes either. Suitable for those who want to keep fit, short distance commuting and active older people, the new range of Kenbay electric bicycles use state of the art longer lasting lightweight batteries (LiFePO4) and light alloy frames. You can view our full range by clicking here

Make It Digital - London teens create Votr general election app Dangerous Prototypes | A new open source hardware project every month Kits - Categories Shopping Cart 0 items log in register per page SparkFun Inventor's Kit - V3.2 Favorited Favorite 18 Wish List FLiR Dev Kit Favorited Favorite 28 SparkFun Inventor's Kit for MicroView Favorited Favorite 17 SparkFun Mini Inventor's Kit for Redboard Favorited Favorite 2 SparkFun Digital Sandbox Favorited Favorite 4 LilyPad Design Kit SparkFun Sensor Kit SparkFun XBee Wireless Kit mbed Starter Kit Favorited Favorite 0 SparkFun Nintendo DS Screen Kit Favorited Favorite 6 SparkFun RFID Starter Kit Favorited Favorite 5 ProtoSnap - LilyPad E-Sewing Kit SparkFun Simon Says - Through-Hole Soldering Kit Favorited Favorite 1 SparkFun ProtoShield Kit SparkFun WeevilEye - Beginner Soldering Kit SparkFun GPS Shield Kit SparkFun Essential Sensor Kit Chibitronics Circuit Stickers - Starter Kit SparkFun Inventor's Kit for IOIO Frequency Generator Kit - FG085 Favorited Favorite 3 SparkFun Beefcake Relay Control Kit Sylvia's Super Awesome Kit littleBits Base Kit SparkFun Decade Resistance Box Circuit Scribe Lite Kit Firefly Jar Kit

Love Dogs, But Don't Want To Commit? Now You Can Borrow One--With An App We arranged to meet for the first time at a park, and when I got there, he was even cuter than in his pictures. Then he went running after a ball. It was my first online date with a dog. Atlas, a sweet, cheerful two-year-old black Lab with his own Instagram, is a member of a new dog-sharing app called Bark'n'Borrow, which matches dog owners up with people like me, who wish they could own a dog but can't. (In my case, my lease doesn't allow pets.) It might be a natural step in the sharing economy: If we share our apartments and cars and power tools, does it also make sense to share our pets? "I was contemplating rescuing a dog—I grew up with dogs—but I was working 12 or 13 hour days," says Liam Berkeley, the founder of Bark'n'Borrow. But Berkeley started to meet neighbors with dogs. As he took the borrowed dogs out for hikes, he kept meeting other people who, like him, missed owning a dog of their own. Of course, it takes some trust on the part of the owner. It's a popular service so far.

The Unfinished Project From idea to a company: Prototyping and manufacturing on a Makerbot 3D printer Jan.21, 2013 Square, owned by Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey, is a handful mobile wallet app that offers sales data to small businesses. Square is famous for its white plastic card reader, a device that lets small businesses use phones and tablets to accept credit cards. Chris Milnes found Square card reader is extremely useful for his business, but he noticed this small card reader tends to spin and twist while swiping credit cards. "I love using the Square Card Reader but there's nothing to prevent the card reader from spinning freely in the headphone jack. Chris created a simple solution. Chris started off with just one Makerbot 3D printer. Square Helper is now available on Chris' online shop for USD$7.99 each, with three color option, white, glow in dark and black. "It sounded funny when I did the computations — I'm going to be running this 24 hours! Source: Makerbot 本站所有文章版权归3ders.org所有,未经许可不得翻译或转载。

First "scan to print" 3D printing shop in France Jan.16, 2013 After the first 3D printing shop announced its opening in Paris, last week another 3D printing shop is opened in France near Toulouse. Digiteyezer teamed up with Nailloux Fashion Village and Open Studio and presented an amazing attraction during the Sales week from Jan 9th to Jan 12th in Nailloux. EASYtwin is the first fully automatic 3D kiosk providing a "scan to print" solution to the consumer market. According to Digiteyezer, Easytwin is available to retail outlets and visiting areas as a lease including the entire solution for some hundred euros per month. This new retail store welcomed more than 200 customers on the first day. Photos: Digiteyezer 本站所有文章版权归3ders.org所有,未经许可不得翻译或转载。

The ReBuilding Center | Quality Used Building and Remodeling Materials | Portland OR Trends for 2013 for the Local Food Movement Where are the big trends of 2012 going to lead the local food movement in 2013? It takes a lot of research and conversations to fine tune software for the local food movement, so we’ve spent much of the past year doing just that – in the course of our endeavours we have probably spoken with over 300 food distributors, a plethora of small farmers, a large number of business people & academics looking at food systems, and read one or two articles about where the food movement has come from and is headed. So here’s our thoughts on the spaces to watch in 2013. Big Data The rise of the internet, smartphones, tablets, and affordable technology around the world has meant that we are producing more data on our lives and all the elements which make up our society, culture and environment than ever before. What does this mean? Generating data on food purchases, prices, food source, distance travelled, and consumer purchasing decisions, among other things, could yield some interesting insights.