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Internet News Facebook Stats 09/2010 The Movie

Mark Zuckerberg, without being a political leader and without planning to do so, has sparked the only true revolution taking place today in the world: the – Social Web Revolution –. The main characteristic of a revolution is a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving. This is precisely what has happened worldwide in the Internet due to his now famous Facebook network. More than 517 million persons in 212 different countries have joined the Facebook Social Web, in the surprisingly short period of time of six years.

More Facebook Statistics – Newsletter 058

This video sparked this off for me :

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg to donate $100 million

And The Movie is on its way:

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Carpe Diem ~ Seize The Day

Flat Fact : Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace. It is popularly translated as “seize the day”. Carpe means “pick, pluck, pluck off, gather”, but Horace used the word to mean “enjoy, make use of”..” And Idtei gave me Bucky

Enjoy, Make Use Of, Gather

For me, when I see something cool I enjoy it and then I MAKE USE OF IT! I Seize it. My PA had logged off my account and logged in to hers. When I was back in front of my computer I started Google.

WTF? Wow thats cool! What is it? I looked at the source of the page and it was described as a buckyball. Hmm, new to me. I did some searching and REsearching. Wow thats interesting. I should know this…did a bit more researching ….hmmm Fullerene… Great a little vid explaining it. Right I’ll seize that, so i turned it into an animation BECAUSE I KNOW HOW TO DO STUFF!! Here is the result >>>

I am now an expert in Molecular Dynathingys so please call me Prof Phil. Yea, right “Look daddy pretty moving pictures… ” but i do know more than I did yesterday and someone sometime somewhere might explain it to me.AND its now on my book shelf in my Library. You can download it and save it too if you wish. Bottom Line : Molecules especially this one are pretty goddamn important and just help me realise what an amazing universe we live in. Im not THAT bright I just work hard and love what I do. This helps a bit:

Fullerenes are a group of molecules made with only carbon atoms. These molecules exhibit very special properties. The reason why scientists are interested in understanding the behavior of fullerenes is because they have extra ordinary properties in superconductivity, electricity and elasticity. They could have numerous applications to improve many of our existing products and develop new products. There are lots of unexplained answers regarding the behavior of fullerenes. It is believed that making simulations of these molecules is the most safe and efficient approach.

I was chatting to my friend Idtei and out of the blue she mentioned Buckminster Fuller ! OMG gf you star! Look:

Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)[1] was an American engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.

Fuller published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres.

Bucky = Buckminster Bucky Ball. Oh Idtei I do love you you are a supastar!

Or was it out of the blue? Shes damned clever…..

More? Ok:

eCollegeCourses
“Time and Tide Waits For No Man” [sic] btw sic = This word is sometimes inserted in a quotation [sic], to call attention to the fact that some remarkable or inaccurate expression, misspelling, or the like, is literally reproduced. So many of our stock phrases use the masculine “Man” , for me this engenders the male superiority trip dissing Woman again. So use it please if you must quote.

{Geraldine B: could you ignore this next bit, as it is not formalised yet}
In life we must be aware of things around us. Yesterday I was walking around my home town eyes and ears akimbo when I heard a woman speaking agitatedly on the phone. “No, its closed! I don’t know if there is another cybercafé in town….” Huh? I went to Patrick’s door and yes sure enough the signs had gone. MyOffice Cybercafé was Gone! Philip : “Seize The Day!” I went home an hour later I had produced this :

Please consider the following: Tullamore has no cybercafé
In 1995 I started training people in ECDL type course. In 1998 I opened a cybercafé called Midnet. Both were very very successful. Often the cybercafé had to turn people away. When ECDL proper came out we were a registered training centre. We ran courses 4 nights a week and did this for nearly two years non-stop. It was very very successful. We were a wireless ISP, whereby you could connect to the Internet wirelessly within line of site from 5 Bridge Street. The mast is still there. We had repeater masts so we covered all the way to Charleville Castle. The Offaly County Enterprise Board were connected to the Internet through us. We designed web sites for Offaly County Council, the Midland Regional Authority and the Bridge House. We had (and have now) a secure server able to accept and process credit cards.
Why did we fail? Our Internet Connection cost us over £2000 per month now it would cost 60 euros. We were technologists and trainers. We lacked business acumen. I became very ill. I am no longer ill.
Today we have 9000 people unemployed. One of the key features to gaining employment is having the appropriate skills. In 2010 two vital, essential skills are knowing how to use a modern computer, especially Windows 7 and knowing how to use the internet. I am a qualified expert in both.
Consider this:
1. FÁS run wonderful on-line courses and other computer courses. I know as through them I am now a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in Excel and by the end of the month will have my cert in PowerPoint. It would be great if folks had somewhere to practice with a knowledgeable person around to give them advice.
2. The Library has terminals and is involved with eLearning. They have four computers. It would be great if they had more but there is no reason why a cybercafé couldn’t assist.
3. Our school students need computer resources.
4. The VEC run courses, we can support the learning by having a practice area where friends could chat and practice their skills.
5. My courses can be run there. Not to replace existing courses run by official bodies but to compliment, polish and give advanced features not covered by standard courses. I am in the process of certification with FETAC
6. I will actively support those with disabilities and will have wheel chair access.
7. A cybercafé is an essential resource in any town.
Why have I asked you to read this? Because last time I did it alone. I will not make that mistake again. If I am to do this and approach the Offaly County Enterprise Board for funding I need community approval. I need a statement saying “This is a good idea, we agree with you”. If your organisation cannot do it then please give a personal statement with comments. If you have a notice board and you feel ok with this, please put it up. I am only a blow in.I walk around Tullamore and notice the empty premises. A new boutique has opened in Church Street. We now have 15 and all of them are offering huge discounts. And everybody is broke.
Philip Finlay-Bryan B.Sc. (Hons) MA C.Q.S.W. MCAS Microsoft ID : 2698846 & Bizspark Start-up
I am EU rep for Ireland for SME’s 2010 Business Week, Part of the Web 2.0 and Irish Internet Association groups.
Mobile: 086 128 0549 landline: 057 93 60653 email: pj@micons.org http://eCollegeCourses.net refers. Reply or email as soon as you can, to: Philip Finlay-Bryan 47 Church Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Please pass this on to a colleague if you can.

I photocopied a hundred and did the rounds of Professionals I knew personally, organisations I knew and shopkeepers I knew. I have 10 left.

I Seized The Day.

Epilogue : I made this this morning for Shaun’s Blog. Well, its International Beard Day and Shaun’s been chatting about it so did a bit more seizing and graphicalling.  Im in the process of setting up Neologising.com coz thats what I do. When I want a word that doesn’t exist i neologise, its kinda caught on. (ssshh its also fun). Of course to be a “proper” neologism its got to be accepted. I just like evolving language. You probably know that “Google” is a neologism and so is “Twitter”……

I Love You Micons!

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Sweeping Leaves

Here is a promotional video. You might think this is a bit eccentric. Thats ok. I enjoy my eccentricity. So does the ‘net it seems. pjfbncyl my internet acronym gets one or two hits … 14000 but thats me searching. Give it a try see how many hits you get. Oh and here is Shaun with a beard. Please visit his blog at http://blog.shaunkeaveny.com he has acknowledged it “I have a blog now thanks to you, c/o Philip ” So thats cool

I Love Music so I made this music mix, appropriate background from Blue Mars (I’m A Developer)

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Your Future Starts Here

CEO Philip Finlay-Bryan B.Sc. (Hons) MA Microsoft Certified Application Specialist

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Established 1995, we created an “ECDL” type course years before it was invented. When it came along we only had a tiny modification to make it compatible. We are innovative; we were the first wireless Internet Service Provider outside of Dublin and our first web site was live in 1996. We know computers, we know the Internet. Using the latest skill support systems ( don’t worry, grand phrases look good ) you will be upgraded to 2011. You are reading this therefore you are ready to get those essential 21st Centuary Skills to make you compatible with this sometimes crazy techno world.

We are Microsoft Partners and Developers and Application Specialists. Here comes the shocking part : Our Skill Sets cost as little as 30 euros for a four hour course and you will receive on going on line support.

More Good News? Yes! Once you have completed our core skills program we will then invite you to join our team and train others.

Please Invest In Yourself. Invest in the Now. Invest in the Future.  Your Future.

Entry qualifications :  Send an email to : pj [at] micons.org and Subject : in capital letters “TELL ME MORE”. If you can do this you have passed the entry qualifications. Tell us a little about yourself, what you need and, if you want to, your wishlist. There are no other requirements except a willingness to improve yourself and not be frightened of working hard.All communications are confidential and your email address will NEVER be shared.

Courses Available are of varying length depending on the skills you have and what you wish to achieve. There are core elements that we consider essential and these are taught. We then customise the course to suit your progress and requirements. Should you wish to take exams we will assist you. We encourage official certification, we make that easy. You will be expected to keep appointments and to carry out any homework we set (Yes we give you homework) All current training is offered one-to-one. Course materials and software (where appropriate) will / can be provided. We do not in any shape or form support piracy and anyone found using pirated software will be expelled without refund. You will be awed at the amount of free stuff (official and NOT trials that is available) We are not ogres, we are professionals. If you are just starting out and are a bit scared go to pjfbncyl.com. It was created 18 months ago and hasn’t been touched since then because robots run it and update it every few hours. Courses are here:

  • Internet Primer
  • Internet For Professionals
  • A Bit More Than Basic Computer Skills
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • How To Blog (WordPress)
  • Graphic Design, Beginners and Advanced
  • Video Production, Editing and Publishing
  • Social Networking
  • Virtual Reality
  • Web Page Creation and Site Maintenance
  • Search Engine Optimisation

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