We love to play with words and text at Qwertynomics. Have you ever heard of a Rebus? A rebus is an illusion device that uses pictures or text to represent words or parts of words. We have modernized the Rebus and now only use words for our Word Play. We challenge our students to stretch their minds and create their own word games by using the new typing skills they have learnt. This allows them to create some very interesting challenges for each other. Through our Social Media we would like to test your brain too and share these with you. Every Thursday at 1 pm we are going to post a new challenge. See how quick you can guess them. Share with friends and test their brains too and see if they can guess what they are quicker than you! Are you ready?
Are Facebook friends true friends? It depends on what you mean by "friend". Published on November 10, 2010 by Michael W. Austin in Ethics for Everyone Have you heard of National UnFriend Day? To learn more about this, you can check out the announcement by Jimmy Kimmel and William Shatner here. I especially appreciate the line, "Remember five years ago when no one was on Facebook and you didn't know what the guy you took high school biology with was having for lunch? Remember how that was...fine?"Kimmel also states at the beginning of the video that there is something sacred about friendship. In one sense, he's right about this, but in another sense, he's not. To see why, we'll need to turn to Aristotle's account of friendship. It is important to recognize that he uses the term "friendship" in a broad sense, as will become clear.Aristotle claims that there are three types of [...]
Facebook Marketing stories of the week. Earlier this week, we heard that Facebook was going to be announcing a new product ... but we didn't think the social network would be dominating the news day after day. Updates on its video advertising plans, Page Insights, and page post link ads dominated the news ... all before Thursday's big press event. To help us all keep track of these lightning-fast changes, we decided to dedicate our weekly Sunday roundup to Facebook. Here's what you may have missed this week about all things Facebook. Facebook Launches Video on Instagram, Giving Twitter a Run for Its Money On Thursday, Facebook took a stab at its Twitter rivals by launching video on Instagram. Now, Instagram users will be able to share 15-second videos via the social network. Users will have quite a few customization options for videos as well, including camera stabilization, custom still video frames, and [...]
Parents of tweens and teens, are you spending your time worrying about what your kids post on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter? Well, there's a new app in town that's giving parents a whole new batch of things to fret over. The app is called Snapchat, and it promises users the chance to send messages that "disappear in seconds." But do these fleeting message pressure teens to send "chats" that they wouldn't send otherwise? Can these messages ever be seen again.....the answer is YES. We need to teach our children to Think before they Click. Once it is posted online it is Public & Permanent, even if they delete it after seconds..... Take a look: Snapchat - Parents Guide Touch Typing 4 Life
In many ways, and without reinventing the wheel, Instagram is changing the way people share photos with each other. The mobile app, which is only available on the iPhone, is steadily growing in popularity among the kid and teen crowds, causing parents to take notice and ask, what exactly is Instagram, and is there anything I should be worried about? Just like with any social sharing application, there are a few things parents need to know about Instagram and how their child may be using it. What Is Instagram? The user then has the option to simultaneously upload this photo to a number of social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Foursquare, depending on which ones they sync to their Instagram account. The photo will also be uploaded to the Instagram community where people can like and comment on it.Instagram is a photo sharing mobile app that’s (currently) only available [...]
Do you use Pinterest for your business? Have you heard about Pinterest Rich Pins and how they can help your marketing? In today’s post, I’ll show you how businesses can get more from Pinterest Rich Pins. Get to Know the New Pins Pinterest is continuously expanding their functionality for businesses, from creating business accounts to marketing materials to help businesses get more from Pinterest. The latest additions to Pinterest are the introduction of rich pins to include more information about pinned images and the integration of the Pin It button with mobile apps. There are three types of pins that now allow you to share more information: products, recipes, and movies. The additional information for pins in these categories is provided by specific websites. Read More... Article by Kristi Hines