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How to name the next generation?

We created a meta-network with products and services all around the world. We can share data, knowledge and information from different regions of the world. Due to the technological improvements, a product can be made in China, while it is designed in US. We are not only exchanging goods but also people who are dedicated to build such systems and artifacts. According to a recent study, the number of expatriates is around 50.5 million in 2013 and will reach 56.8 by 2017 [1]. We need more people for not only technological improvements and also cultural diffusions. According to recent news, EU Erasmus Exchange Program was responsible for 1 million babies [2]. However, this program only covers the 28 EU members and some other close habitat countries. If we are also going to count the international students, the number of 1 million is going to be a small part of big picture.   These babies...

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Can share economy mindset minimize education problem of Syrian refugees in Turkey?

Sharing Economy: Sharing economy is not a new concept and with the power of scalability; the results of sharing economy alters the business and the world. Airbnb, couchsurfing, sharedesk, blablacar, UBer, lyft some successful examples that combined sharing economy mentality and scalable digital expertise to create better and affordable services. Jeremiah Owyang created a nice visualization to show the shared economy in different context like learning, municipal, money and space, transportation and so on. Although the visualization is from 2014; it collected many good examples and recommend you to check[1]. Today, I am going to underline another perspective that is about sharing economy and education of refugee problem in Turkey. Refugee Education Problem: According to the recent reports, there are around 1 million Syrian refugee children located in Turkey. 310.000 children are registered in Turkish education system and 600.000 kids are out of school. They are dispersed over big cities of Turkey[2][3].  Syrian refugee...

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Hotjar Review

In my previous posts, I reviewed some prototyping tools and I am going to continue to explore new tools. However, in this post, I would like to review a really good all-in solution for analysis and feedback platforminstead of a prototyping tool. It is out of jar baby! Hotjar is actually not a new solution, I remember their development activities in 2014 and invited to use their product by David.  I found it a bit buggy at those days and it was focusing on the analytic side of testing. However, after revisiting Hotjar, I am very happy to see that David Darmanin team reached an amazing point with the tool that gives free options to anyone while being an all-in solution. Hotjar, in current version, has two main sections: Analytic and Feedback sections. Analytic Part You can track your visitor clicks, cursor movement, scrolls and touches and watch them individually by inserting a script like Google Analytics. You...

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Alphabet 101

Alphabet is an important development in human story and Latin is one of many. Russia has its cyrillic alphabet and it is a bit different what you are reading right now. Arabic culture has its own alphabet which contains 28 letters close to Latin Alphabet but writing from right to left. Some cultures like Chinese, there is not any alphabet but a system called Pinyin that refers to logographic. Ups! All those information is actually entering the main topic: Google is now Alphabet which has many companies under one umbrella of a big picture. You can find a company for each letter (no, i am not going to count all of them) and this new set of thinking, division modal will create advantages on; Having more room for risky projects Tax benefit Divided mission statements Risk mitigation Easier capital allocation Resolving conflicts between ideas G for Golden Letter but ? 90% income generated within searching business if we are taking...

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