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Development aid 'still not getting to the right people'
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The European Union is the biggest donor of official development aid. It has declared 2015 to be the “European Year of Development." This will be followed with great interest in recipient countries such as Tanzania.
The European Union is the biggest donor of official development aid. It has declared 2015 to be the “European Year of Development." This will be followed with great interest in recipient countries such as Tanzania.
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7 Tips for Upping Your Social Media Game in 2015
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Social media–whether Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or Instagram—is here to stay and will remain important to enhancing your personal and professional relationships. Here are 7 things you can do to improve your social-media-facing face:
How to increase influence and gain followers
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Do you need for a Custom Logo Design on a Budget? Check out my tips for small businesses and startups needing an affordable Logo Design.
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It’s the time of year where we may find some moments to make a difference. Nobody wants war except some very few — unfor…
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DashBurst

– a social media magazine, design agency and technology startup – has just announced the launch of a new social network and content marketing platform.
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One of the fastest growing social communities on the web with over 150,000 subscribers, DashBurst is a place to discover, bookmark and share new content, data and apps. It’s a platform to generate leads as well as manage and analyze social media and websites. Users can create profiles, follow other accounts and quickly search diverse topics and media like articles, photos, videos, infographics, stats, presentations and more.
DashBurst – a social media magazine, design agency and technology startup – has just announced the launch of a new social network and content marketing platform. One of the fastest growing social communities on the web with over 150,000 subscribers, DashBurst is a place to discover, bookmark and share new content, data and apps. It’s a […]
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How to Perfect Your Band's Social Media Strategy: The 70-20-10 Rule

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Is your band's social media presence lacking thoughtfully crafted material with keen attention to strong content variety? Oftentimes, bands starting out spend too much time focusing on self-promotion. The conversation is one-directional, leaving followers with no way to engage other than to buy a product. While sales should be an underlying pursuit of social media, building your brandand telling your story in a conversational manner is the real goal. Luckily, there's a simple, time-efficient equation to give your band's social media the perfect balance. It's called the 70-20-10 Rule.
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Axel Schultze, founder of the accelerator Society3, puts this simply: "Don't take any advice too seriously--including mine." AngelList founder Babak Navi agrees, reminding readers that "nobody knows what they're doing. Things are much messier than they seem from the outside. And much messier than they seem from reading people's answers on Quora."
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Super successful founders look back on their startups' first year and share their biggest lessons learned.
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7 Day Whirlwind Tour of Sri Lanka With World’s Top Travel Bloggers
I don’t very often talk about the business side of things on my blog, but I guess it’s pertinent that I shared with you the fact that I recently visited Sri Lanka as part of the world’s 50 top travel bloggers invited to the very first travel blogging conference in Asia - TBCasia. See how I toured this beautiful island nation for 7 days.
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It’s that time of year again! The time when marketers around the world attempt to make sense of all the ‘social noise’ from the year gone by. For, in amongst all that static, lie key indicators of what did and didn’t work. Indicators from which we can draw conclusions and make predictions about what to expect in 2015. My own experiences this year have inspired me to write this feature about the key trends to watch out and plan for in the year ahe...
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Happy 35th Birthday, #Gaming PC - IGN http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/12/24/happy-35th-birthday-gaming-pc Happy Happy Birthday :) #PC #Gamer
How a home computer from 1979 pushed electronic entertainment to the bleeding edge.
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Cees is Senior consultant, founder of Proficio in The Netherlands.

Proficio specalizes in International Development Cooperation:
  • a.o. strategic planning, management consultancy, monitoring and evaluations (M&E), small and medium enterprise development (SME) and entrepreneur development.
  • We also do IT, social research (SPSS), social media, website development, domain resale, etc.
Boardmember The Netherlands Sri Lanka Business Council

Proficio HIS Support provides training in General Practitioners' Information Systems. (in The Netherlands only).
  • Insider, HetHis, Medicom, MicroHIS, MIRA, Promedico VDF, Promedico ASP, OmniHis/Scipio, WebHis zorgdossier
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    Sociology. #1 Research Methodologies, and #2 Sociology of Information Technologies and Science, 1991
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Question: Would You Promote You?
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