Category: Video Blogging


         Evan Williams, the Co-Founder of Twitter Inc, on TED. His views after listening to a lot of Twitter users. He explains how twitter had its origin and how Twitter helps an user answering the question “What are you doing right now???!!!” to millions and millions of followers in a single second.“I Kicked Mommy at 08:43PM on Thu, Dec 18!” 
– A tweet by a baby

In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.

             In the modern digital world, you obviously lose your health in many ways. Thru mobile phones, computers, iPad, iPhones and many more. . . You are certainly surrounded by harmful radiations that might provide you all type of helps to make your health worse.  Especially your eyes are severely affected when you use your computers. In this digital world, we often spend almost 12 hours in computers. So there is huge percentage of probability to get your eyes affected. So please ensure that you keep your health optimized and organized. And here are few ways with which you can reduce the percentage of getting your eyes affected when you use your computers.

1. Customize Your Environment

                     You can adjust your environment when using digital devices to promote healthier eyes. If possible, use a large monitor or screen magnifier to reduce eye strain. Make sure your chair is close to your computer and you are sitting in a chair with adequate lower-back support. Position your chair so that you are comfortable.

Each person has a preference for his or her chair, so take some time to find what’s best for you. Making sure you’re comfortable before you start using a device will decrease the amount of stress you put on your eyes trying to find the best viewing angle.

2. Think About Lighting

                     For extended reading, change your monitor settings to a reflective lighting scheme. But don’t only think about your computer lighting.

Good room lighting isn’t just flattering. It’s also healthy for your eyes. So, keep bright lighting overhead to a minimum. Too much lighting overexposes and irritates the eyes, while too little causes the eyes to strain in order to see. Keep your desk lamp shining on your desk, not you. Try to keep window light off to the side, rather than in front or behind you. Use blinds and get a glare screen. Position the computer screen to reduce reflections from windows or overhead lights.

3. Adjust Your Reading Angle

                     Adjust the screen so you look at it slightly downward and are about 24 to 28 inches away. The center should be about 4 to 6 inches below your eyes. Also, make sure your screen is big enough and with just the right brightness and contrast so you’re not straining to see text or images clearly. Adjust the screen settings to where they are comfortable for you.

Video Courtesy: VSP Vision Care

4. Magnify Text on Screen

                     For those with permanently reduced vision, magnifying the text and images on your device will help you avoid straining your eyes from squinting. Almost every device can be adjusted to display larger text, and for those with compromised vision, this can make reading much easier.

5. Blink and Take Frequent Breaks

                     Devices are set up for virtually nonstop work — but you aren’t a machine. You need to take breaks to recharge, and so do your eyes. Use the “20-20-20 rule.” It’s easy to remember: every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break, and look at something 20 feet away. And don’t forget to blink! Blinking washes your eyes in naturally therapeutic tears. If you regularly wear glasses, also make sure you have proper lenses for the computer.

Follow the above tips, and you can enjoy your slick new technology without worrying about consequences to your eye health, productivity and overall peace of mind.

Some fathers and sons spend their weekends flying kites in the park.

When some dads and sons spend weekends by flying kites, Luke and Max thought differently !!!

Luke Geissbuhler and his 7-year-old son Max thought it might be more fun to send an iPhone and an HD camera into space.

The purpose was simple: to film some of that stuff that is beyond us. So they thought they’d attach their equipment to a weather balloon. Once it’s up there, they figured, the dearth of atmospheric pressure would ultimately burst it and send it back to Earth.

It all seemed very clever but not exactly foolproof.

As Geissbuhler and son say in their video: “It would have to survive 100 mph winds, temperatures of 60 degrees below zero, speeds of over a 150 mph, and the high risk of a water landing.”

Still, the Wright brothers wouldn’t have been put off by such uncertainty, and they never had an iPhone with which they could track the route of their flying craft. So father and son did a little low-altitude testing and then wandered off to the spacecraft-launching mecca that is Newburgh, N.Y., and sent their balloon into the sky.

The camera and the iPhone had been placed inside some handwarmers and, on the appointed day, father and son were their own two-man (with help) Mission Control in the park, as they watched their balloon sail off into the vast above.

Here is the YouTube version of the attempt.

The balloon burst after around 70 minutes. But it managed to record 100 minutes of footage. As if it knew its own way home, it came back to Earth 30 miles from where it had launched, which Geissbuhler attributed to “a quick ascent and two differing wind patterns.”

This is a truly committed father and son partnership, so they searched for their flying machine until they found it “in the dead of night.” Yes, it was 50 feet up a tree, but the iPhone’s GPS and the camera’s external LED light led them to it.

One can only wonder what their self-styled “Brooklyn Space Program” might attempt next. Perhaps a manned (and boyyed) space flight?

Courtesy: cnet.com

Well, !!! Now i have decided to write about a person from whom i wish to learn a lot !!!
———————————————————–


                     He is 

  Mr.Kiruba Shankar
I learnt, am learning and wish to learn Entrepreneurship        from                Mr.Kiruba Shankar

         I think you people would not have seen me blogging about him here before. This is my first time about Kiruba. When you enter my blog, you can see in many places about the word, Entrepreneurship. Actually i got a clear idea about Entrepreneurship from him. I wonder on his activities. I can say he loves to be an entrepreneur, and he loves to organize some big things and he often makes other people to turn around him. He is such a guy.
      
        He is the CEO of Business Blogging Pvt Ltd, a social media consultancy. He is the Founder Director of F5ive Technologies. Apart from these he is the Co-Founder of Knowledge Foundation, a non-profit organization. And he is the man behind Proto.in (Entrepreneruship event), BlogCamp, PodWorks, WikiCamp, BarCampChennai, MobileMonday Chennai, OpenCoffeeClub Chennai and the CC Salon. 


I follow him everywhere on the web, where ever i can… In Twitter, Facebook, his Website and other blogs related to him. And off course he is Man Behind TEDxChennai


When Did I know About Him/ How Did I Know About Him:
          I met him first in Kurukshetra 2010, An International Level Technical Symposium @ Anna University, Madras. He lectured in the Entrepreneurship workshop. The thing which i loved in his way of lecture is his UNCONFERENCING. He made the session live and lovely. He gave some sort of play there. He said NETWORKING is more and more important for any Entrepreneur. Off course I realized the same when i had chances to meet some entrepreneurs. He insisted us on developing our own website and blog with a personal domain. He asked for people who had email ids from their domain, like kiruba@kiruba.com or vivekanandan@vivekanandan.in. Unfortunately no one had like that. But I have started developing my website but that is Google Site. 


       Recently he went to South Africa for the CLT20 that is going on. He returned to India, last weekend and immediately, the next day he was busy in organizing the FACEBOOK DEVELOPER GARAGE. And an interesting fact is that, i came to know through his tweets, that he has decided for the next Facebook Developer Garage in the month of December before the end of FDG which was on last sunday. I wonder he is making each and everything more and more planned. I can write more and more about him… He has networked with people in all fields like Software, Business, Cricket, and even Actors and Actress. He is a good friend of Percussionist Sivamani (Drums Mani), Ganguly, Harsha Bogle, and Chinmaye (Singer/Actress/and so on). 


Podcast With Achievers:
      And forget to say about one of his beautiful works, that is PODCAST with Achievers. The concept behind this is interviewing some famous personalities of all fields and make it a podcast. You can trace them here, Kiruba.TV

And i have a video below for you from YouTube. Here, Kiruba Shankar emphasizes on the power of teamwork to make a TEDx conference a success. 

His Profiles:
www.kiruba.com
www.twitter.com/kiruba
www.facebook.com/kiruba
www.linkedin.com/in/kiruba
www.flickr.com/kiruba
www.youtube.com/kiruba
Google Kiruba

   I am the greatest fan of him. To Kiruba: Sir, I really wonder at you…. I learnt how to be a sincere, punctual and a better human from my dad, P.Manokaran. I learnt and had crush on Software Technologies, through Bill Gates and I learnt, am learning and wish to learn Entrepreneurship from you, Mr.Kiruba Shankar.


         Tan Le‘s astonishing new computer interface reads its user’s brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). She demos the headset, and talks about its far-reaching applications.

 Tan Le’s Demonstration!

Controling objects just by dreaming.

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

Technology is going great and man is becoming lazier …… No physical works…Only mental works….
Man is growing brilliant and brilliant in technology and mentally. But his physic is ZERO

     This is a short interview with Dr.P.Suresh Kumar,M.Sc (Ag)., M.B.A., Ph.D., Director, Faculty of Management Studies, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology. The theme of the interview was LEADERSHIP. We both discussed on Leadership and i gained a clear knowledge what leadership is. Here is a trimmed video of a 15 Min Interview.

Profile:
      Dr.P.Suresh Kumar is having a vast experience of 28 years in the field of business administration. Initially he was a bank employee, and then due to his interest in the field of teaching, he joined as a teacher. Now he is the Director of Faculty of Management Studies, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology. He is not only teaching the students but also other corporate associates in the business administration field. He is also board member of Faculty of Management Studies in other business schools like Karpagam College of Engineering and Technology and K.S.R College of Engineering and Technology. He is also the chief member of External Taxation Panel, Coimbatore. He was the Management Representative for this ISO Certified Institute and has conducted workshops and rendered consultancy services in ISO documentation and helped in certification.

The purpose to interview such a great personality is for the Microsoft Student Partner 2010 selection.

            We have heard a lot everybody saying “Rhythm Is Everything And Everywhere” !!!! But we would not have experienced that….

Rhythm is Everything, Everywhere !!!

Here is a proof for you !!! He makes us stunned. It is a 16 minute grand amazing beautiful show by the Percussionist Master Sivamani… I love it ……

Explore this video in TED

Imagine A Robot Speaking In Arabic !!! World is going somewhere!!!
       The UAE University in Abu Dhabi has built the world’s first fully automated Arabic-speaking robot that can have intelligent conversations with humans – based on information gathered via the internet and through social networking sites.

However, making the leap from lab project to commercial application remains difficult – largely because of funding.
In Dubai, a series of networking events have been launched in an effort to bring together investors and entrepreneurs.
Ben Thompson went along to see if the meetings can spark a wave of innovation for the region.