While responses to a sneeze may vary across different cultures, most aspects of sneezing are universal. For example, no matter the language, “Bless you,” “Gesundheit” and “Banish the omen” all show a sign of respect for the afflicted party.
Sneezing seems to be more prevalent as the weather gets colder, due to the increased presence of ragweed and mold in the fall. Then, as winter approaches, people are forced indoors, where they are more likely to be affected by airborne irritants trapped inside.
You’ve probably noticed your school becoming more active on the web and in social media over the last few years. There’s a reason for that; they’re competing ruthlessly with other colleges for web superiority to win students’ hearts and minds (and money).
In 1996, Ron Dubren was strolling through the park, watching youngsters tickle one another until they erupted into fits of laughter. Feeling inspired, he created a stuffed monkey that would produce a “giggle” when it was tickled. Tyco, a popular toy manufacturer, applied Dubren’s technology to their Elmo doll and, in 1996, Tickle Me Elmo was born
With about 300,000 apps, it’s amazing how much the App Store has grown over the last two and a half years. We’re still at a very early stage of development, and every day brings a lot of new apps to surprise us. It’s always interesting to take a look at how the landscape is shaping up, and what kind of apps are popular, or how they are priced.
One has over 500 million users, the other just over 100 million. But who are they and what’s their behavior? What’s their value to a brand? How old are they? What’s their education? How much do they make? Just exactly what does the Facebook vs. Twitter landscape look like? Good questions.