History of #Hashtags

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How small things can change the world and make a history!

In the light of successful $TWTR IPO, here’s something useful and unique that #Twitter started quite a while ago.

Here’s the #infographic history of #hashtags

It’s time that #wordpress starts supporting it, too.

Source: Offerpop.

India’s Maiden Mission to Mars

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India‘s space agency, ISRO, successfully launched its maiden mission to Mars, in the form of Mars Orbiter, called Mangalyaan. It was deployed on indigenously made PSLV-XL C25 launcher.

It has been successfully put into Earth’s orbit. In few weeks time, it will be gradually put into departure hyperbolic trajectory, when real journey to Mars will start. It will take around 300 days to reach Mars, where it will be put in Martian orbit. The details of the mission and its primary scientific objectives are explained in the following document.

ISRO Document on Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission

ISRO Document on Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission

Source: ibnlive.in.com

Basic Elements of Visualization

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Ralph Lengler & Martin J. Eppler did an amazing job of compiling various visualisation methods in periodic table form showing different elements of data, information, concept, strategy, metaphor and compound visualization.

A periodic Table of Visualization Methods

A periodic Table of Visualization Methods

Find out about each element in interactive form on the source site of the creator: A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods.

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Are global CO2 emissions still rising?

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An excellent interactive info graphic addressing the question “Are global CO2 emissions still rising?”

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Source: http://infographics.pbl.nl/website/globalco2/

Compounding nature of German language

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The ability of German language, to compound any words creating whole new word which expresses something, which is sometimes seemingly inexpressible, is quite unique among modern well-survived languages (a characteristic, to be seen ancient Indian language, Sanskrit, a language quite obsolete in modern times). That is basically the reason that you may not find some German compounding words in typical German dictionary, but if you know what it is made of (elementary words), you can still make out the meaning.

Ben Schott has suggested some new words in his forthcoming book, Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition. The title itself is sort of ambiguous (as a German compounding word, literally means Schott’s pleasure). I learned about this book from recent NYTimes online article. Here’s the small snippet of it.

Snippet of the excerpt from original article

Snippet of the excerpt from original article

You can see larger excerpt from the book by clicking the image above.

If you know some German words, then I wish you Happy Word-Compounding! 😉

Original Source: Schottenfreude – Op-Art – NYTimes.com.

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Empowering the human energy of the employee

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It’s quite unusual for corporate CEO to talk in this manner to larger audience. Yet the CEO of Burberry (moving to Apple soon), Angela Ahrendts, talks about The Power of Human Energy at TEDxHollywood.

Timeless Design meets Iconic Designer

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The Leica M for (RED), a set by leica_camera on Flickr.

Apple’s Jonathan Ive designs legendary Leica M camera.

Via Flickr:

Leica Camera is pleased to present The Leica M for (RED), designed by Jony Ive and Marc Newson. The camera, based off the Leica M, will be auctioned off at Southeby’s on November 23rd 2013 to raise money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

From a design standpoint, it features a laser machined aluminum body and an anodized aluminum outer shell. A total of 561 models and nearly 1000 prototype parts were made during the 85 days it took to create of this unique, one of a kind camera.

The camera has s a full-format CMOS sensor, high performance processor and new Leica APO-Summicron –M 50mm f/2 ASPH lens representing the best in photography along with its innovative design.