Monthly Archive for December, 2013

Group Polarization Explains Why Dedicated Blogs Are Great For Brands And Bad For Discussion

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David G. Myers is the John Dirk Werkman Professor of Psychology at Hope College and author of psychology textbooks and of The Pursuit of Happiness among other books. In a discussion on group polarization, he describes the simple theory that opinion segregation plus conversation equals polarization. It’s interesting to think of this theory in terms of tech blogs, as sites like BlackBerryCool are exactly that: opinion segregation. This theory explains why sites such as this are great for brands, but actually terrible places for meaningful discussion as it polarizes opinion.
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Download This Battery Saving Wallpaper For Your BlackBerry Z30 and BlackBerry Q10

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The BlackBerry Z30 and Q10 have a Super AMOLED screen in common and this presents some interesting wallpaper options. Black pixels don’t actually use battery power so if you change your wallpaper to pure black, you’ll have some battery life savings. Another great aspect of AMOLED black pixels is the contrast. According to Wikipedia: “Because the black pixels actually turn off, AMOLED also has contrast ratios that are significantly better than LCD.”
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Win A $4,500 Trip To New York, Miami, Los Angeles, or Toronto With BBM

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BlackBerry is running a fun promotion right now where you win an amazing $4,500 weekend that you’d help plan as well as giving you weekly chances to win tickets, gift cards and more. The trip could take you to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, or Toronto and all you have to do is share your BBM Pin. Details below.
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The LinkedIn Eye Test: Is LinkedIn Becoming Like Facebook?

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This is just a random thought, but has your LinkedIn stream started to look increasingly like Facebook? It seems that as the social network becomes more mainstream, more people are posting pictures, personal status updates and sometimes straight up spam. Take for example the above Eye Test that has been circulating LinkedIn. It has about 1,200 Likes and 15,000 comments. Do people actually think this has some meaning with regards to your career? As though seeing the word “TEAM” means you’re good at working in teams or something. It will be interesting to see if LinkedIn starts to crack down on this stuff or it’s just inevitable when a social network gets to a certain size. God help us if Quiz apps and Celeb Trivia ever comes to LinkedIn.

Beta Review: MockIt! for BlackBerry 10 by OSBB Code Labs (Download In The Beta Zone)

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The BlackBerry Beta Zone app for BlackBerry 10 has been updated and for the first time, we’re seeing third party developers leverage Beta Zone to test apps. The most recent addition to Beta Zone is MockIt! which can be downloaded and tested for free. The developer of the app, OSBB Code Labs founder Jeremy Duke, is a big contributor to the BlackBerry Dev community through OpenSourceBB.com as well as a prolific developer on BlackBerry World.
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What To-Do Is A Simple To Do App For BlackBerry 10

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What To-Do is a simple, native, To Do list that allows you to set a list of To Dos, then say whether or not you have completed those tasks. The app is a solid choice for anyone looking for a simple solution for tracking their basic tasks. This app is in some ways complementary to the first party BlackBerry Remember app which allows you to track notes across folders and sync them with Evernote. Check out the app if you’re looking for a simple way to track your tasks.
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