Well here we are again. After an optimistic start, England’s World Cup squad are once again facing coming home way too early. That single star on their shirts is starting to look more ‘McDonald’s till proficiency’ than ‘proud World football dominance’ isn’t it?
Oh well, there’s always something else we’re good at to look forward to. Glastonbury for example. Or the annual Coopers Hill Cheese-rolling & Wake tournament. Yeah. Maybe we should stick to dairy-based activities.
Anyhoo, here’s this week webz..
Google: getting girls to code It’s no secret that the software development world is heavily male-dominated. No surprising really as there is definitely a culture-bias towards men (or men-children usually). Google are making moves to remedy this by investing $50million towards getting girls to code.
How Twitter do interviews Here’s an enlightening piece from a senior Twitter engineer on the techniques he uses when interviewing for new dev staff. Kinda interesting to see the recruitment mentality of a major tech company.
What it’s REALLY like suddenly becoming rich Wow. Reading these stories from the recently-wealthy doesn’t exactly sell the dream of being a self-made millionaire. Check out the reply from Marco Fuxa in particular – he makes it sound exhausting!
Online companies that have thrived through strategic partnerships Now this is interesting: 4 examples of tech companies who have sky-rocketed thanks to alliances and partnerships with other companies. There’s some great lessons to be learned in each case-study so what are you waiting for? Get piggy-backing!
This weeks ‘entrepreneurs mini-tip’ Ebay stores! Yup. Ebay stores. We’ve all sold stuff on it, so why not use this nifty DIY guide to creating a top-level Ebay store for selling your tat… sorry… ‘treasured possessions’.
A stellar social-media strategy It’s always interesting to see how successful companies use social strategy to promote themselves, but this is MUCH cooler; have a look at how NASA are doing social properly. With images like that though, how could it be anything other than brilliant?
GGA’s website of the week Deja View is not so much a website as an interactive film where you, the user, gets to decide what happens next. You have to request an access code via email before you use it but, trust me, it’s worth it!
… and finally Clickhole is our new favourite site. It’s from the geniuses behind The Onion and is the perfect piss-take of all those viral content sites that bore the internet, and keep the simple-minded entertained, everyday.
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