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Author: Christopher Hogans

Welcome to Your New Best Friend: The Phone Finger

We have computers, cars, televisions, the Internet, smartphones, devices that speak back to us. So, what else could we use? Haven’t we created everything necessary in society? We’ve pushed technology to its edge, right? Think again, we haven’t created the phone finger or have we?

 

Welcome to Your New Best Friend: The Phone Finger
Recently, there has been an inventor who has created an item that could perhaps become your next best friend. Wouldn’t it be helpful and handy to have a device that could do stuff for you with its own finger? Like pulling itself towards you. Or what about giving you a little tickle to brighten your day. Well, that is exactly what a phone finger can do for you. Some of you may be creeped out by a phone finger. That’s understandable. Isn’t it enough that we have devices that talk to us and cars that drive themselves? Some may think that, but technology has proven time and time again that it aids us and pushes society further. Artificial intelligence has found its way into creating a device that basically allows you and your phone to have a best friend.

Searching the web to learn more about this crafty invention may be a bit hard. A website or two may cover this. This is very new and not many media sites are covering it just yet. Tests and further progress are still being done to make sure this item is ready for the public. When the public can get their hands on one of these phone fingers, they will be able to have a phone assistant. This will absolutely revolutionize the way we interact with our phones.

This device is made of small servo motors. The device has a total of five of these motors. The motors are surrounded by a shell that has been 3D printed. An open-source hardware is the control center of this device. Power and data transmission are dependent on a variety of mobile operating systems. The technology used to create this robotic finger is rather simple. The finger replicates a human finger in motion. The finger can scratch, itch and crawl.

One may wonder why an invention like this was created. Essentially, this robotic finger was created to bring an element of human touch to the world of social and digital communication. Digital communication has often replaced the need for social interaction, although social interaction is known as a positive thing for the body. This device always for a person to use their phone for social purposes but to also get the effects of human touch. For example, someone may send a text message and the phone finger activates and scratches the recipient’s hand. This allows for non-physical communication to become physical. It can be thoughtful. It can be needful. But also depending on the person, this may be unwanted and a bit creepy. Either way, this device was created to bring back the human element to a world where non-physical communication has become so rampant in our digitalized lives.… READ MORE ...

Tips for Getting Traction on Your New Blog

Tips for Getting Traction on Your New BlogBlogging is nowadays a marketing tool that most businesses aims to have, but the question always falls on how one can build and gradually increase a following. The concept of sharing new content with a specified audience is always exciting. Reality can, however, kick in very fast when you realize that no one is reading the content shared. What then can you to attract and sustain people to your blog?

Gauge your social media audience

We often assume that it is “fun” or news accounts can have the potential of getting a large following. Consider an ICBC Lawyers Surrey BC firm looking to educate the audience on the importance of understanding their rights when looking to file a personal injury claim. While this might sound dull to some, those who’ve been affected are likely to gravitate toward such content.

It is therefore helpful to know who’s following your brand and to be mindful to target the right audience. You can also use the analytical tools that brands provide to get an understanding of who is following the brand on the social channels. With that insight, one would be better placed to create content that appeals to them.

Don’t forget the SEO

It goes without saying; one ought to be mindful of the keywords they insert of they wish to have users find them online. There are resources one can use to learn to input SEO to gain traction. If you’re using platforms such as WordPress, there is the option of using plugins such as Yoast to help you optimize the content. While quality is crucial, search engines prioritize SEO as well, in as much as the algorithm keeps changing.

Ask for favors

It is likely that there are several affiliated businesses that you can reach out to share your content. That could perhaps be with the promise to feature them, but having them share on their platform earns your brand more audiences that would have maybe not come across your content. There is equally the option of asking staff members to take part in sharing or providing content ideas so that they feel they are part of the team. Wherever you can, ask for others to share; you would be surprised how many people are willing to help out.

Get creative in sharing

Placing links to the blog at the end of an email signature or part of the company’s bio on social media is also an alternative to getting persons engaged in your content. You should aim to visible when branding and share content with your stakeholders.… READ MORE ...

CEO of Lead Funding, Victor Mitchell, Lists 9 Common Mistakes When Starting a New Business

CEO of Lead Funding, Victor Mitchell, Lists 9 Common Mistakes When Starting a New Business

Starting up a new business is always a challenge, demonstrated by the fact that approximately 50% of new businesses will fail within the first five years. Knowing what the common mistakes are that result in business failure can help new entrepreneurs ensure that they avoid the same mistakes, allowing their organization to grow and thrive. Successful businessman and life-long entrepreneur, Victor Mitchell, lists some of the most common mistakes new business owners make:

Choosing the wrong business structure. Many new business owners will start as sole proprietorships, as there’s less administrative hassle. However, LLCs and corporations are much more robust and can protect personal assets from liability. Smart business owners will consult many resources before settling on the best fit for their enterprise.

Doing everything alone. Many new entrepreneurs fall into the trap of taking on all the roles of the company themselves, leading to burnout and a failed business. All businesses are based on teamwork and delegation of tasks, so ensuring that there’s a strong team in place from the beginning of the venture will set the business up for success.

Hiring the wrong people. There is usually a lot of emphasis on culture fit in new businesses, resulting in the hiring of people based on their personality instead of their skills. Businesses thrive on having skilled employees, not employees that are fun to be around.

Never take risks. All business ventures require some form of risk, and businesses that avoid all risks and play it safe all the time are those that are most likely to fail. Sometimes a calculated risk can turn the fortunes of a small business around.

Taking on too much. While expansion and growth are essential to the success of a business, so is building a solid foundation and infrastructure to support such growth. Successful business owners are those that understand they’re in for the long haul and plan accordingly.

Not enough marketing. Many new start-ups have a great idea but tend to assume that their idea is enough to carry the business. Successful organizations dedicate themselves to marketing and networking as early on as possible, to ensure steady and sustainable growth.

Stop learning. In these rapidly changing times, businesses need to keep learning and adapting to succeed. Learning from past mistakes ensures that those mistakes won’t be repeated.

Spend too much, or too little. Some new companies are so worried about spending money that they curb growth, while others spend all their investor money within the first couple of months. Smart entrepreneurs are those who plan their spending wisely, knowing when to take on an opportunity and when to pass.

Not being prepared for the lifestyle change. On a personal note, many entrepreneurs find themselves blindsided by how much time starting a new business consumes, and the mental toll it can take.

New entrepreneurs often get caught up in the excitement of a new venture but taking the time to plan and learn from previous mistakes can be … READ MORE ...