Hunch: The Decision Maker — App Review

Make a Hunch?

It is very easy to become an expert at anything, all you would need to do is invest 10,000 hours learning and working in a specific domain to become an expert in it.

That is if you have the time for that, at 60 hrs/week, you will hit the 10,000 mark a few months after your 3rd year. For the majority of people, they are lucky if they achieve this milestone in a single field and a lot of people don’t even get to do that and hence we rely on those whom we perceive as “experts”. If you want to buy a camera, you talk your friend who seems to know a lot of about cameras, and if you need to buy a laptop you sit down and a “chit-chat” with the geekiest of your friends, who’s besides himself that someone is yet again asking him for support.

Hunch.com tries to fill in that gap and become your own personalized expert that recommends things that fit your whims and tastes.

Feeling Lonely? Why Not Rent a Friend?

Social media certainly evolves in very interesting and unexpected ways. In the early days, social media involved people posting personal ads on dating sites. In those days, it was a natural evolution of the dating scene from the pages of the magazines onto the web. Those people were interested in finding the elusive romantic of their dreams or just a quicky, either way it was bound to the same societal norms that were already established by the personal ads. The whole interaction was hugely anonymous.

Then came in the first true pioneer of the social media age, MySpace, for those who remember the early days it was pleasantly amusing and awe inspiring to find your favorite stars and celebrities online, friend them and chat to them personally. MySpace created an incentive to shed your nickname and be yourself online for others to find you. Then came Facebook which pushed this idea further and aimed at creating smaller and smaller group of interaction in which you are mainly staying in touch with your own circle of friends and rarely venturing beyond it.

This evolution of moving into more personal and more private interaction would have realistically ceased at the level of friends and family, but what about those who don’t have their friends and family immediately available to them? What about those who want to spend time and hang out with their friends rather than just stay in touch. That’s the gap that the rent-a-friend service fills.

Do You Have 0 Friends?

The Twitter Mirror; Does It Measure Your Worth? [REBLOG]

As a medical practitioner, it was interesting to read his blog and get an insight into how medical professionals use social media and how it’s impacting their business, communication, and how they tame s0cial media to meet their needs rather than follow the crowd when it comes to its usage. In this post he shares with us how he utilizes Twitter, and what he wants to achieve with his usage of the service.

How To Plan the Perfect Trip – & Save Loads of Money

In the first part of this series I talked about how to I plan my trips from gathering information about a country and its attractions to picking the right hotel room or checking what events are going on in town. In this part I’ll be talking about how to find out about the best deals, last minute offers and packages and any corners that you can cut to get more bang for your buck.

Who the F*** Is Justin Bieber?

The other day I was flipping through the channels, just trying to numb my brain in between things and not trying to think of anything in particular. It is one of my favorite procrastination techniques and an absolute time waste. As I was flipping I happened across a music channel, I'm inclined to say MTV out of habit but since they...

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HOW TO: Create a Kick-ass Facebook Fan Page

HOW TO: Create a Kick-ass Facebook Fan Page

The Victoria's Secret PINK

One of the main tools that a business should equip its self with in its social media marketing assault is a Facebook Fanpage. Now no need to get into the "Why" (but if you insist --- those 350 million users should be the only reason that you need) but we are going to be concerning our self with the "How" today. We will go over...

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Avatar Movie — Learn Social Media by Example

Avatar Movie — Learn Social Media by Example

Avatarize yourself: How @amerkawar looks as an Avatar :)

A movie that was truly entertaining, bringing 3D cinematics to the mainstream and raising the bar for special effects. While Sam Worthington and the Na'vi own part of their success to Mr. James Cameron's genius, a great social marketing campaign helped propel the buzz around "Avatar" to stratospheric heights on the internet and giving...

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