Monday, November 19, 2012

Facebook Social Jobs

facebook social jobs partnership snapshot

While stumbling on the internet I found a remarkable piece of news that I wanted to share.

Do you know about "Facebook Social Jobs" ?

The Social Jobs Partnership is a collaboration between Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers 
Association (DE), and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).
They show jobs provided by five big names in the hiring and recruitment area. (Work4Labs, BranchOut, Jobvite,, monster).

The partnership talks about an app, a facebook app that helps people find jobs provided by the recruitment network members of this partnership. It's still an app ,inside facebook, and it's not a standalone solution separate from facebook. 

Shall LinkedIn worry about It ?

I think yes :)
Some analysts say that LinkedIn is about 3 years ahead of market in the area of Enterprise hiring. Many many companies post jobs on LinkedIn. And the geographic distribution of LinkedIn opportunities is far better than this facebook app. All the signs are for the favor of LinkedIn. But there is one important thing, Facebook already has more than 1 Billion users. So this app can grow really fast and this can accelerate the market and let them catch LinkedIn within a year or so.

What's your opinion, is it a fad or it's a game changer ?


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

بنكر روي: التعلم من حركة حافي القدمين

مشاهدة الفيديو ده واجب وطنى فى المرحلة اللى مصر و عالمنا الإسلامى و العربى بيعيشوها الفترة دى


Monday, November 12, 2012

Drop tests: iPad mini vs 7 inch Android tablets

I was wondering if the iPad mini is durable enough, specially against dropping
That's how it performed against famous android tablets

And here's another one that actually surprised me


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Telling a story: A great email from Pinterest

Telling a story: A great email from Pinterest

I've just received an email from pinterest. I was hesitated about reading it cause it seemed to be long, but the content captured my attention as marketing loving person.

Instead of breaking the window and trowing the announcement through it, the sender told a story. And the not-too-short email felt a nice-to-read morning message. Here's the content of the email:
Hi, Bassem!
I had two thoughts driving home from the hospital with my wife, Divya. The first was, “I can’t believe I’m a Dad.” The second was, “I hope I can get our new baby, Max, out of that new car seat when we get home.”
During the first couple weeks, we started to figure out all the little things that are second nature for experienced parents: changing diapers, swaddling a wriggly infant, and doing every household task with one arm. As usual, Divya was a few steps ahead of me. When our doctor suggested we buy a humidifier she said, “Oh, I already have one!” When I was getting Max ready for his first bath, she pulled out a neat homemade bath kit, complete with a tiny towel, comb and toothbrush. I felt like I’d forgotten to read a secret New Baby Instruction Manual. In an exasperated moment, I remember asking Divya, “How did you figure all this stuff out already?!” She looked at me and and cheerfully replied, “I just follow other parents on Pinterest!”
Over the last year, there have been so many ways, big and small, that the Pinterest community has made my life better. I’m happy to say that I’m not alone. We’ve heard from teachers who use Pinterest to plan lessons, chefs who share recipes, and museums that pin their archives. We've also heard from millions of people who’ve been inspired to pick up an old hobby or try something new. It’s honestly more than we ever expected when we started Pinterest. We’re humbled to be part of such a positive, warm and creative community.
Today, we’re excited to continue this tradition with a new feature we hope will make Pinterest even better—secret boards. Secret boards give you a place for things you’re not quite ready to share yet, like a surprise party, special gift ideas, or even planning for a new baby. We’re testing out the feature by giving everyone 3 secret boards. You’ll find them at the bottom of your profile. We can’t wait to hear what you think!
On behalf of our team here at Pinterest, thanks so much for pinning, inviting your friends, and sending us ideas for how we can improve. Most of all, thanks for sharing your inspirations. With your help, we’ll make Pinterest a little better every day.
—Ben & the Pinterest Team
Happy pinning!
And you read the story .. liked pinterest .. got informed about the new feature and felt that it's a valuable thing. Amazing, isn't it ?