Can we predict job performance and commitment just by knowing what web browser somebody uses?

There is good evidence that Firefox and Chrome users significantly outperform Internet Explorer and Safari users. They also stay in their jobs 15 percent longer, by the way. Why? It’s not a technical advantage. The four browser groups on average have similar typing speed and they also have similar levels of computer knowledge. It’s about how you got the browser. Because if you use Internet Explorer or Safari, those came preinstalled on your computer, and you accepted the default option that was handed to you. If you wanted Firefox or Chrome, you had to doubt the default and ask, is there a different option out there, and then be a little resourceful and download a new browser. So people hear about this study and they’re like, “Great, if I want to get better at my job, I just need to upgrade my browser?”

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Connected, but alone?

Leute senden SMS oder E-Mails während Vorstandssitzungen. Sie schreiben SMS und besuchen Facebook während der Schulstunde, während Vorträgen, tatsächlich während aller Besprechungen. Leute reden mit mir über die neue wichtige Fertigkeit, Augenkontakt herzustellen, während sie SMS schreiben. Sie erklären mir, dass es schwierig ist, aber machbar. Eltern schreiben SMS und E-Mails beim Frühstück und Abendbrot, während ihre Kinder sich beschweren, dass sie nicht die volle Aufmerksamkeit ihrer Eltern bekommen. Aber dieselben Kinder verwehren sich selbst ihre volle Aufmerksamkeit. Das ist ein aktuelles Foto von meiner Tochter und ihren Freundinnen beim Zusammensein, während sie nicht zusammen sind. Und selbst auf Beerdigungen schreiben wir SMS. Ich untersuche das. Wir entfernen uns selbst von unserer Trauer oder unseren Tagträumen und tauchen ab in unsere Mobiltelefone.

Warum ist das wichtig?

Quelle: http://www.ted.com/talks/sherry_turkle_alone_together

gist.ch goes mobile

www.gist.ch was launched this weekend to support not only Desktop devices but also Mobile devices.

This major update was successfully realized by Javier Ferraz from www.kokoaweb.com, an expert company located in Spain. It uses a newly installed WordPress template for mobile devices like SmartPhones and Tablets. The system uses a Responsive WordPress Theme, so content and template do adapt according the broswer size and perfectly displays into all mobile devices.

Visits gist.ch
Visits gist.ch

Web analytics data was showing that www.gist.ch is increasingly visited using mobile devices. This is a clear trend that we wanted to support with a website that better adapt to user’s needs. We suppose that this need is mainly coming from GIST patients searching for information in hospitals or at least not using desktop devices.

These are some examples how gist.ch looks like on a SmartPhone:

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