NYTimes – It’s 10 P.M. Do You Know What Apps Your Children Are Using? (Social-Media apps for orgs.)

Alexander Graham Bell didn’t expect his telephone to be widely used for prank calls. And Steve Jobs was chary of children using his iThings.

But social media apps are appendages for tweens and teens. It’s one way they earn social currency. Below, a guide to what parents will (or should) be anxiously monitoring during this busy back-to-school season.

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socialcops – 6 Sampling Techniques : How to Choose a Representative Subset of the Population

Surveys would be meaningless and incomplete without accounting for the respondents that they’re aimed at. The best survey design practices keep the target population at the core of their thought process.

‘All the residents of the Dharavi slums in Mumbai’, ‘every NGO in Calcutta’ and ‘all students below the age of 16 in Manipur’ are examples of a population; they are countable, finite and well-defined.

When the population is small enough, researchers have the resources to reach out to all of them. This would be the best case scenario, making sure that everybody who matters to the survey is represented accurately. A survey that covers the entire target population is called a census.

However, most surveys cannot survey the entire population. This is when sampling techniques become crucial to your survey.

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#12 – Arbeiten Sie endlich konzentriert

Viele Arbeitnehmer beantworten ständig E-Mails oder sitzen in Konferenzen, zentrale Aufgaben erledigen sie dazwischen. Das macht unproduktiv und unglücklich.

Der Zug war für viele Menschen bis vor kurzem ein wunderbarer Ort. Kein Internet, die Telefonverbindung schlecht. Man las wieder ein Buch, arbeitete so konzentriert wie selten, dachte nach. Nein, früher war natürlich nicht alles besser und Wlan im Zug wäre schon eine feine Sache, aber: Wo entkommt man noch dem Zwang, die Arbeit für Telefonanrufe, redselige Kollegen oder die Aktualisierung des Postfachs zu unterbrechen? Im Büro, dem Ort der Arbeit, jedenfalls nicht.

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FHNW – Umfrage Digitalen Transformation

Im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojektes führt die Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW zusammen mit Partnern aus der Wirtschaft eine Befragung unter Schweizer Unternehmen durch.

Ziel der Befragung ist es, die bisherigen Tätigkeiten von Schweizer Unternehmen im Zuge der Digitalen Transformation zu erfassen und einen Praxisleitfaden zu erstellen, der insbesondere Schweizer KMU bei der Durchführung der Digitalen Transformation unterstützt. Ihre Angaben helfen Schweizer KMU, sich mit der Digitalen Transformation weiterzuentwickeln!

Zum Starten der Befragung klicken Sie bitte auf den folgenden Link:


Die Befragung nimmt nur 15-20 Minuten Ihrer Zeit in Anspruch und wird am 18.05.2017 beendet.

NYTimes – Hackers Came, but the French Were Prepared

Everyone saw the hackers coming.

The National Security Agency in Washington picked up the signs. So did Emmanuel Macron’s bare-bones technology team. And mindful of what happened in the American presidential campaign, the team created dozens of false email accounts, complete with phony documents, to confuse the attackers.

The phishing mails were “high quality,” said Mr. Macron’s digital director, Mounir Mahjoubi: They included the actual names of members of the campaign staff, and at first glance appeared to come from them. Typical was the very last one the campaign received, several days before the election on Sunday, which purported to have come from Mr. Mahjoubi himself.

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Secret Aid Worker: It’s ok not to love this job all the time

„There is seemingly no space for such skepticism in this lifestyle. And I think that needs to change. Let’s face it, there are some really great aspects of being an aid worker – I have met some amazing people, seen places in the world I otherwise would not have, and, yes, the work is fascinating and meaningful. But there are the bad days.“

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Secret Aid Worker: an NGO Worker goes to the UN

„Despite its reputation, the UN is actually a collection of rather small players in a hardcore realist political game. Like the NGO sector, it functions on extremely limited resources on a tightrope of political and donor appeasement. Do either of us, the NGO sector or the UN, get the job done? The answer is probably no. But this self-declared dichotomy that our goals are somehow divergent from one another serves no one.“


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Unconscious bias in IC

The fascinating world of unconscious bias and development policy


„In the last few decades, groundbreaking work by psychologists and behavioural economists has exposed unconscious biases in the way we think. And as the World Bank’s 2015 World Development Report points out, development professionals are not immune to these biases. (…) How can we counter them in humanitarian work?“

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Why so few female peacekeepers?


„As atrocities mount in South Sudan, with reports of government and non-government soldiers killing and raping, the UK is preparing to send peacekeeping troops there. How will the UN peacekeeping summit, hosted this week in London, make maintaining peace and security more effective, in particular the protection of women and girls?“

Fiona Hodgson, from The Guardian.

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Road to 2030: International Youth Day

This year’s international youth day theme is: “On the road to 2030: Eradicating poverty and achieving sustainable production and consumption”.


Francis Oko Armah (24 years old) speaks:

„The road itself is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), on this road, there are 15 speed ramps, these ramps are the milestones we will celebrate on every international youth day and today is the first. On this same road, there are 169 road signs; these are the targets for the SDGs. If we miss the signs (targets), there are chances of road accidents or we miss our way to reaching a successful 2030. Do not forget the traffic lights we see on the roads, they are the indicators. They give us time to think over some of the imbalances on the road when it shows a red light! Why some roads are nicely tarred and others with potholes (…)“

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