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OBAMA JOKES ABOUT USING LINKEDin AFTER WHITE HOUSE STINT


JUNE 21 -President Barack Obama waves as he walks off stage after speaking at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, Monday, June 20, 2016. AP President Barack Obama waves as he walks off stage after speaking at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, Monday, June 20, 2016. AP
WASHINGTON — On January 20, at the ripe age of 55, Barack Obama will leave the White House, unsure of what comes next.
“In seven months or so, I’ll be on the job market. And I’m glad I’m going to be here, because I’m going to get on LinkedIn and see what comes up,” Obama told the SelectUSA foreign investment summit. He went on to laud America as an “extraordinary place to do business.” It’s not the first time Obama joked about using the professional networking site LinkedIn, which Microsoft has purchased for $26.2 billion. In February, he posted about youth programs on the social platform used to exchange career advice, contacts and job offers. He used the occasion to discuss his first work experience as a teenager: Baskin-Robbins ice cream vendor in Honolulu. “My first summer job wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it taught me some valuable lessons: Responsibility. Hard work. Balancing a job with friends, family and school,” Obama wrote at the time. FULL REPORT, READ RELATED STORIES...

ALSO: YOU TUBE USER TRONIBOX tuned Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande’s songs into 80s hits..listen,


JUNE 20 -SCREENGRABS -Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande are worshipped as an ‘epitomes’ of contemporary pop music. But did someone wonder how a Bieber and a Grande would sound like when they emerged into the 80s? YouTube user TRONICBOX has spawned videos of how the pop icons’ songs could have sounded if they were in their twenties during the great eighties. The YouTuber fired up two of Bieber’s newest singles – “Love Yourself” and “What Do You Mean?”. Although the videos were uploaded two months ago, its popularity spirited once again after several media outlets such as Huffington Post, NME, and Harper’s Bazaar featured it. Both videos repeatedly skimmed faces of Beiber cropped into portraits with the 80s signature hairdo and open-buttoned blouse. READ MORE, LISTED!

ALSO: Zuckerberg to remain Facebook head honcho for years to come


JUNE 21 -Facebook shareholders like Zuckerberg so much, they took steps to ensure he remains CEO for a long time to come. Image INQUIRER.net
Shareholders at Facebook’s recent annual meeting unanimously voted to keep Mark Zuckerberg as CEO in the next many years . The shareholders voted to restructure company stocks to ensure that Zuckerberg keeps the majority, even as the company issues more. One investor was quoted as asking Zuckerberg, “How do you make yourself warm and fuzzy and loved throughout the world?” In response, he said that if you want to keep people interested in Facebook, you have to be clear on what you want to do. READ MORE...

ALSO: Facebook friends aren’t always ‘real friends’ - Study


JUNE 21 -Study says Facebook friends aren’t real friends. Image INQUIRER.net According to a new Oxford University study, it would do people well to recognize and clarify who is a “Facebook friend.” A Popular Science report cites Prof. Robin Dunbar’s research finding that only around 14 of the average 150 Facebook friends would express genuine sympathy to a user. Furthermore, among these 150, only five could be considered as “close friends.” Dunbar’s study indicates that age plays a significant role in the number of Facebook friends that users have. This also reflects how teenagers and adults use social media. Dunbar attributes the results to the fact that “children are less discriminating than adults in defining friendships.” Dunbar further states that friendships have a natural decay rate in the absence of contact and will need face-to-face time to reinforce the friendships. Social media, however, may help to slow the rate of decay. So it won’t be too much of a stretch to plan a trip with buddies every now and then. Or simply hang out and talk about life as well as other other oddities. Alfred Bayle FULL REPORT.


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Obama jokes about using LinkedIn after White House stint

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, JUNE 27, 2016 (INQUIRER) Agence France-Presse June 21st, 2016 02:24 PM - President Barack Obama waves as he walks off stage after speaking at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, Monday, June 20, 2016. AP President Barack Obama waves as he walks off stage after speaking at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, Monday, June 20, 2016. AP

WASHINGTON — On January 20, at the ripe age of 55, Barack Obama will leave the White House, unsure of what comes next.

“In seven months or so, I’ll be on the job market. And I’m glad I’m going to be here, because I’m going to get on LinkedIn and see what comes up,” Obama told the SelectUSA foreign investment summit.

He went on to laud America as an “extraordinary place to do business.”

It’s not the first time Obama joked about using the professional networking site LinkedIn, which Microsoft has purchased for $26.2 billion.

In February, he posted about youth programs on the social platform used to exchange career advice, contacts and job offers.

He used the occasion to discuss his first work experience as a teenager: Baskin-Robbins ice cream vendor in Honolulu.

“My first summer job wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it taught me some valuable lessons: Responsibility. Hard work. Balancing a job with friends, family and school,” Obama wrote at the time.

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INQUIRER

LISTEN: Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande’s songs tuned into 80s hits SHARES: 418 VIEW COMMENTS INQUIRER.net June 20th, 2016 05:48 PM



Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande are worshipped as an ‘epitomes’ of contemporary pop music. But did someone wonder how a Bieber and a Grande would sound like when they emerged into the 80s?

YouTube user TRONICBOX has spawned videos of how the pop icons’ songs could have sounded if they were in their twenties during the great eighties. The YouTuber fired up two of Bieber’s newest singles – “Love Yourself” and “What Do You Mean?”.

Although the videos were uploaded two months ago, its popularity spirited once again after several media outlets such as Huffington Post, NME, and Harper’s Bazaar featured it.

Both videos repeatedly skimmed faces of Beiber cropped into portraits with the 80s signature hairdo and open-buttoned blouse.

“For a while, I couldn’t find a way to make him sit in the mix. This is the best I’ve got. Probably sounds nothing like the original…Enjoy time travelling!” the caption wrote.

Both old-school remixes accumulated hundreds of thousands of views and a multitude of ‘thumbs up’ feedbacks from Youtube users – and even pleaded him to produce more music videos featuring other artists.

 

Meanwhile, here is the creator’s version of Ariana Grande’s “One Last Time” ala-1985:

REPORTED BY Gianna Francesca Catolico


INQUIRER

Zuckerberg to remain Facebook head honcho for years to come SHARES: 9 VIEW COMMENTS INQUIRER.net June 21st, 2016 04:26 PM


Facebook shareholders like Zuckerberg so much, they took steps to ensure he remains CEO for a long time to come. Image INQUIRER.net

Shareholders at Facebook’s recent annual meeting unanimously voted to keep Mark Zuckerberg as CEO in the next many years .

The shareholders voted to restructure company stocks to ensure that Zuckerberg keeps the majority, even as the company issues more.

One investor was quoted as asking Zuckerberg, “How do you make yourself warm and fuzzy and loved throughout the world?” In response, he said that if you want to keep people interested in Facebook, you have to be clear on what you want to do.

READ MORE...

Despite his secure seat on the CEO throne, Zuckerberg is not one to get complacent. This is why he is committed heavily to messaging through Messenger and WhatsApp. He plans to extend messaging on both platforms, so it also becomes a way to communicate with businesses.

In the future, virtual reality and artificial intelligence will also be among the platforms that will ensure as many people around the world can get online and be connected. With shareholders wholeheartedly backing Zuckerberg, it seems that Facebook’s visions for the future will eventually become a reality. Alfred Bayle


INQUIRER

Facebook friends aren’t always ‘real friends’ SHARES: 40 VIEW COMMENTS INQUIRER.net
June 21st, 2016 08:24 PM


Study says Facebook friends aren’t real friends. Image INQUIRER.net

According to a new Oxford University study, it would do people well to recognize and clarify who is a “Facebook friend.”

A Popular Science report cites Prof. Robin Dunbar’s research finding that only around 14 of the average 150 Facebook friends would express genuine sympathy to a user.

Furthermore, among these 150, only five could be considered as “close friends.”

Dunbar’s study indicates that age plays a significant role in the number of Facebook friends that users have.

This also reflects how teenagers and adults use social media. Dunbar attributes the results to the fact that “children are less discriminating than adults in defining friendships.”

Dunbar further states that friendships have a natural decay rate in the absence of contact and will need face-to-face time to reinforce the friendships. Social media, however, may help to slow the rate of decay.

So it won’t be too much of a stretch to plan a trip with buddies every now and then. Or simply hang out and talk about life as well as other other oddities. Alfred Bayle


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