USES OF DELICIOUS, LINKEDIN & STUMBLEUPON AS SOCIAL NETWORKS.

USES AND FUNCTIONS OF DELICIOUS AND LINKEDIN

Delicious is a social bookmarking website, which means it is designed to allow you to store and share bookmarks on the web, instead of inside your browser.

This has several advantages. First, you can get to your bookmarks from anywhere, no matter whether you’re at home, at work, in a library, or on a friend’s computer.

Second, you can share your bookmarks publicly, so your friends, coworkers, and other people can view them for reference, amusement, collaboration, or anything else. (Note that you can also mark bookmarks on Delicious as private – only viewable by you – if you like.)

Third, you can find other people on Delicious who have interesting bookmarks and add their links to your own collection. Everyone on Delicious chooses to save their bookmarks for a reason. You have access to the links that everyone wants to remember.

You can see whether two people have chosen to remember a link, or whether it was useful enough for a thousand people to remember – which may help you find things that are useful for you, too. LinkedIn supports the formation of interest groups, and as of 24 March 2011 there are 870,612 such groups whose membership varies from 1 to 377,000.

The majority of the largest groups are employment related, although a very wide range of topics are covered mainly around professional and career issues, and there are currently 128,000 groups for both academic and corporate alumni. Groups may be private, accessible to members only or may be open to Internet u general to read, though they must join in order to post message Most people use LinkedIn to “get to someone” in order to make a sale, form a partnership, or get a job. It works well for this because it is an online network of more than 8.5 million experienced professionals from around the world representing 130 industries. However, it is a tool that is under-utilized, so I’ve compiled a top-ten list of ways to increase the value of LinkedIn.

COMPARISON BETWEEN DELICIOUS AND STUMBLEUPON

Delicious and Stumbleupon are more geared towards web professionals. Delicious is a social bookmarking site, where members can tag content, share it with others, and find similar information. Stumbleupon, provides content based upon behavioral matching; as one specifies likes or dislikes, it also recommends content that other members like you prefer. Both are like social based search, as you can see how people really think about your content and how they self-organize.

 

 

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF VIDEO FRAMES & RESOLUTION

Video frame

VIDEO FRAMES

VIDEO FRAMES

A Video Frame is compressed using different algorithm with different advantages and disadvantages, centered mainly around amount of data compression. These different algorithms for video frames are called picture types or frame types. The three major picture types used in the different video algorithms are I, P and B. They are different in the following characteristics:

  • I‑frames are the least compressible but don’t require other video frames to decode.
  • P‑frames can use data from previous frames to decompress and are more compressible than I‑frames.
  • B‑frames can use both previous and forward frames for data reference to get the highest amount of data compression.

A sequence of video frames, consisting of two keyframes, one forward-predicted frame and one bi-directionally predicted frame.

There are three types of pictures (or frames) used in video compression: I‑frames, P‑frames, and B‑frames. An I‑frame is an ‘Intra-coded picture’, in effect a fully-specified picture, like a conventional static image file. P‑frames and B‑frames hold only part of the image information, so they need less space to store than an I‑frame, and thus improve video compression rates.

A P‑frame (‘Predicted picture’) holds only the changes in the image from the previous frame. For example, in a scene where a car moves across a stationary background, only the car’s movements need to be encoded. The encoder does not need to store the unchanging background pixels in the P‑frame, thus saving space. P‑frames are also known as delta‑frames. A B‑frame (‘Bi-predictive picture’) saves even more space by using differences between the current frame and both the preceding and following frames to specify its content.

Video Resolution

VIDEO RESOLUTION

The size of a video image is measured in pixels for digital video, or horizontal scan lines and vertical lines of resolution for analog video. In the digital domain (e.g. DVD) standard-definition television (SDTV) is specified as 720/704/640×480i60 for NTSC and 768/720×576i50 for PAL or SECAM resolution. However in the analog domain, the number of visible scanlines remains constant (486 NTSC/576 PAL) while the horizontal measurement varies with the quality of the signal: approximately 320 pixels per scanline for VCR quality, 400 pixels for TV broadcasts, and 720 pixels for DVD sources. Aspect ratio is preserved because of non-square “pixels”.

 

New high-definition televisions (HDTV) are capable of resolutions up to 1920×1080p60, i.e. 1920 pixels per scan line by 1080 scan lines, progressive, at 60 frames per second.

Video resolution for 3D-video is measured in Voxels (volume picture element, representing a value in three dimensional space). For example 512×512×512 voxels resolution, now used for simple 3D-video, can be displayed even on some PDAs.

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PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY, A DIVIDEND OF DEMOCRACY.(He who gives water gives LIFE)

Click this link 😦 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20853342/Myproject.ssprojORhttp://db.tt/ZoDb80W ) to listen to and view the SoundSlide shots of the audio file recorded of the slideshow below about a Public Water Supply for the residents of Babawibe Crescent at 1st Gate, Ikorodu, Lagos as a dividend of Democracy.

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 He who gives water gives Life /

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Short Interview on the just concluded VOTERS’ REGISTRATION EXERCISE in Nigeria For 2011 Election

Click on the link below to listen to the interview:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20853342/TODOWEDE.mp3

Description of the INTERVIEW

This is is an interview with a graduate of Lagos State Polytechnic, Fadare Michael Abiodun, from the department of Computer Science. He shared his experience during the just concluded Voters’ Registration Exercise. He rated the exercise as a successful one, though he said there are some shortcomings concerning the DDC Machine used and the personnel recruited for the exercise.

Written by: Todowede Victoria Mausi

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A LASPOTECH STUDENT

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MY 1ST EXPERIENCE WITH ALMIGHTY MR. SAMMY IN LASPOTECH; The Fear of Sammy is the Beginning of Wisdom.

(Muslim Praying: ”Allahu  akbar”) ”Oh God, it is morning again, I wish the night continues, let me sleep for some minutes, it’s still 5:00am”. I went back to sleep, fortunately and unfortunately for me I woke around 6:30am. ”Yee Mo ri ree oo…,(im in soup) Sammy’s Class is 9:00am”. I rushed to the bathroom to have my bath, but the water was not running. ”OOOh!!! where can I get water oooo”. I remembered we have drinking water in the house, ”ope ooo”(thank God)my mum is still sleeping”. I sneaked back to the room to empty the bucket of water and rushed backed to the bathroom. It was already 7:00 am. It took me 2mins to have my bath, in a rush not minding to mob the water off my body, I put on my ruffled cloth and left Agege to Ikorodu

I got to Ikorodu at 8:30am, I branched at the Vendor’s stand to get my newspaper. When I got to the Department(Mass comm Dept.), it was around 9:10am. ”Yee… Mr. Sammy is in Class” I tried to sneaked in, but the voice I heard was ”OUT OF MY CLASS BUSH WOMAN”. I tried pleading, but he refused to listen to me and said again ”MOVE IT”.  I walked out of his class disappointed that despite my effort to meet up with his class, I was not permit to reign in Mr. Sammy’s Kingdom on that said day, even with my visa which was my  newspaper.

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Todowede Victoria Mausi


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Brief Description of Lagos State

LAGOS STATE: CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Map of Lagos State

Overview of lagos State
Lagos was originally called Eko, which originates from either Oko (Yoruba: “cassava farm”) or Eko (“war camp”), by its Bini conquerors.

History has it that the Oba of Bini sent various trade expeditions to Ghana where spices were traded and one of his traders complained about the way she was being treated by the Awori’s. The Oba of Bini then sent a trade expedition by sea. Ironically, the leader of the expedition arrived in the evening at a time when the people who were predominantly fishermen were either wading into the water or getting into their boats to gather their catch.He declined to engage them further and returned to what is now called Benin City where he reported to the Oba of Bini that they were attacked. This prompted the Oba of Bini to constitute a war expedition led by Ado, a Bini Prince to go to Lagos and demand an explanation. This was over 650 years ago.

However, on getting there, they were well received. The people were so enamored with Ado they asked him to stay and lead them. He agreed on the condition that they surrendered their sovereignty to the Oba of Bini to which they agreed. The Oba of Bini was told this and he gave his permission for the expedition to remain. The Oba of Bini later sent some of his chiefs including the Eletu Odibo, Obanikoro and others to assist Ado in the running of Eko. Till today, the Oba of Lagos is the head of all the Kings in Lagos State and his status is different from other Oba’s most of whom were later given back their crowns and staff of office only within the last 40 years and have various classifications. Suffice it to state that those who got their crowns back were the original land owners. These were Olofin’s children.

Moreover, modern day Lagosians have so intermingled that no single tribe or people can claim it even though the predominant language is Yoruba. The present day Lagos state has a higher percent of this sub-group who allegedly migrated to the area from Isheri along the Ogun river

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