After many weeks of exploring and getting to know the web, technology and IT in more detail than ever before, one major drawback or the thing that annoyed me the most, was the fact that I always had to keep track of the websites and blogs I was looking at, additionaly I sometimes failed to keep those in mind that could have been interesting to follow in the future. Soon i realized that there was (of course) something, that could solve all my problems, therefore I would like to introduce to you- the Google Reader.
A few days ago, I decided that to spoil a friend and me with a massage. Searching the web for some nice and cheap places, I suddenly remembered that someone told me about this site Groupon. Groupon is a site, that offers discounts on e.g. massages, haircuts, etc.
And really, entering the website I found a deal, that offered two massages for the price of one. Wow!
Thinking more about it, I wondered how is this possible?Why would companies participate?What about Groupons earnings?
Questions over questions, so where to start?
Heading towards the end of my blogging-“career”, I looked at my previous posts and skimmed them quickly. Which were the good ones? The passionate ones? Those who I am “proud” of? Blogging made me realize that there is a general field that really is able to please and outrage me at the same time, (international) politics. Things that made me WANT to write about. At the same time, I also figured that I have neglected one important topic of my studies: business.
Actually business and politics do have a lot in common, but combining it with IT aspects? That’s a tough one. I talked to friends about it and suddenly it fell like scales from my eyes : Microcredits.
Well, I don’t want to explain you in detail how microcredits work and how they were created, probably you already heard and read about it (and if not, I’ll let Wikipedia to the job here). I’d rather raise the question wether and how micro credits are working now, after they have been active for several years? Micro financing was the answer to the problems in third world countries, after people realized that donating money would not solve the problems in these countries. The idea of micro credits (espacially to women) by building up own businesses and helping people to help themselves, turned out to be a very promising matter in development aid ,espacially in the long-term.
Everyone of us has met Superman in their past, either on TV, in comics or maybe in the cinema. Escaping into a world far from reality, happy-ends and invincible people.
What would you say, if I told you Superman is alive? You would and should not believe me, but there is something coming up which sounds like a miracle.
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