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Virtual World Part 10: Harnessing collective knowledge

Harnessing collective knowledge

Markethive's social collaboration can bring collective knowledge to bear on a problem the company is trying to solve, or to satisfy customer needs. A multinational petrochemical company needed to be able to accurately answer very technical questions about how to set up production lines for a wide range of complex intermediary products that are crucial in the production of a particular end-user product.

The ability to answer those questions, therefore, is critical to the sale of thousands of tons of the product for one of Ferrazzi Greenlight’s clients. Multiply that need over literally thousands of products, and your enterprise faces a serious complexity challenge.

Our client chose one of the best ways to handle such complexity: By establishing internal wikis (purpose-built websites containing content that can be collaboratively edited and updated) that could be constantly updated by a small army of expert volunteers within the company who document everything required to support internal and customer questions about production.

While it takes time to establish a comprehensive set of wikis – and a culture of contributing to them – companies that succeed in doing so often see internal subject matter experts vying with each other to provide the best/most complete expert information.

This is competition focused on excellence in results – a win/ win if ever there was one.

Other companies use social collaboration very effectively to tap outside experts to deliver high-quality, just-in-time services. A great example is Specialists On Call (SOC), an agency with facilities in Virginia and California that contracts with 270 hospitals nationwide.

For example, when one of the participating hospitals has a patient arrive in emergency and the doctors determine he needs to see a cardiologist, the hospital contacts Specialists On Call, and an experienced cardiologist not only speaks with the patient through video-conferencing almost immediately, she’s able to do a “virtual examination” by directing the attending clinical staff or physician to perform a number of diagnostic procedures while the cardiologist observes.

SOC claims it can cost 40 percent less than the cost of locally based on-call specialists, increase caseload capacity, empower local specialists by relieving on-call burdens, and even result in lower malpractice premiums due to its round the-clock availability and adherence to best practice protocols.

Too often, social-media collaboration is implemented in its own silo without strong business process connections.

Here’s how to maximize the impact of social-media tools on business results:

•Identify the processes that will most benefit, and pilot social media integration with those teams. Lead with these process improvement examples when you release your social media tool more broadly; that’s the main driver for the investment.

• Resist implementing social media as a stand-alone tool. Integrating it with your tools for communication, collaboration, and/or process flow ensures discussions are relevant to and can positively impact process and/or project participants.

• Explore tools that make exchanges in social media, email and other collaboration tools searchable, and filter automatically based on context. Separating social chit-chat from exchanges relevant to the project at each meeting or milestone creates a cohesive collaboration record and brings participants up to speed quickly.

 

Chris Corey

CMO Markethive Inc

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

Add Video Easily to your WordPress Blog

ADDING VIDEO TO YOUR WEBSITE

 

BY    •   WORDPRESS TIPS

A lot of people ask us how they can add or upload videos to their WordPress site. It’s simpler than you think.

While WordPress does allow for the option to upload videos and other media, this can get messy and tricky as you deal with different browsers, operating systems and devices. Instead, we recommend that you embed videos from a different source — something like YouTube or Vimeo.

YouTube will allow you to reach a larger audience, while Vimeo will allow for more customization, and “white-labeling” if you upgrade to its Pro subscription.

Each service will allow you to Share or Embed, and will give you a URL or iFrame code to put directly into your editing window in WordPress. If you’re using an iFrame code, make sure you are on the Text/HTML tab of the editing window, not the Visual editor.

If you have Jetpack installed as a plugin, the process is even easier. You can simply add a shortcode in the Visual editor with the video URL. For example:

  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1234567-A]

view rawShortcode Youtube Embed hosted with  by GitHub

  [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1234567-A&w=640&h=385]

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You can also customize the width and height using this method, by adding the query parameter for “w” ( width ) and “h” (height) &w= and &h= to the shortcode.

You can do the same with Vimeo and several other services. Want to see what’s supported?Click here to view the Jetpack Shortcode Embeds page.

Chris Corey

CMO Markethive Inc.

Alan Zibluk Market Hive Founding Member

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Mac amp Cheese By Fitslowcookerqueen

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese By Fitslowcookerqueen

Out of all the social media apps I use I think Instagram (username alzibluk) is my favorite.  All we are doing is sharing pictures.  I have gotten to be friends with people with similar interests.  I do not go on Facebook as much as everything is just politics or someone doing something horrific.

 

I started taking pictures of different crockpot recipes when user fitslowcookerqueen found me.  She started liking my pictures so I started liking hers.  I went to her site where I found “5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese.”  I was looking for an easy one and I happen to find it here.  Below is her site, ingredient list and her instructions.

http://fitslowcookerqueen.com/slow-cooker-mac-cheese/

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 32 ounces macaroni, uncooked
  • 16 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.
  • Stir to mix well.
  • Cook HIGH 1-2 hours or LOW 2-3.

 

The only thing I did different was use coconut oil instead of cooking spray.  Below is my picture before I turned the power on.

I cooked it on low for 3 hours.  I then unplugged my crockpot and let it cool down for a while.  It came out a little dryer than it should be but I thoroughly enjoyed the taste.

I will most definitely try this again.  I think it is a great base.  I see cooking it with mushrooms, bacon, etc. in the future.

 

A few weeks ago I tried a recipe I found called “4 Ingredient Mac & Cheese.” It actually gave me heartburn.  Each time I cooked the leftovers I got the heartburn.  There was no heartburn associated with the recipe above.  I did want to share that experience.

 

I was glad to get away from the brown rice, lentil and quinoa recipes I have been making.  Although they are great and healthy, it gets boring week after week.  It was great to mix it up.

 

If you have a recipe you would like to share I encourage you to join my group at Markethive.  Posting to the group’s blog will get your recipe featured on other sites.  I am also pinning recipes I am trying on Pinterest.

All the best,

Alan
Alan Zibluk
http://alanzibluk.com
e-mail: alan@internetguy.ws

PS: Are you getting enough Fish Oil?

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Hot Lemon and Ginger Water Best Sore Throat Remedy

Hot Lemon and Ginger Water – Best Sore Throat Remedy

 

I have always been interested in health.  This came to head with me in 1996 at 29 years old.  I became a USANA Distributor in July of that year as I wanted their products.  I am only mentioning it here as 20 years later I am still taking the product.  I will include a link for my site at the very end of this blog post. Better health interests me.

 

In 2013 I saw the movie “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead.” After that movie I bought a juicer.  I initially was juicing more fruit than I should have.  My girlfriend gave me Jason Vale’s book “The Juice Master’s Ultimate Fast Food Book.”  The book changed my life and I safely says lemons are probably my best friend after my girlfriend.

The book is great and the thing I took away from it was the “Three One” rule.  For every piece of fruit have three vegetables.  It made a huge difference.

 

Jason discusses lemons in his book which lead me to hot lemon and ginger water.  Hot lemon water by itself is boring.  Adding pieces of gingerroot to it makes it a lot more interesting.  I have never been a fan of tea but I like this.

All I do is cut a half of lemon into pieces and put it in my cup.  I then take a piece of gingerroot the size of my thumb, cut that into pieces and add it to my cup.  I then just add hot water.

I am not sure where I stand between the issue of nutritional supplements over getting all you need from food, I am sure of this sore throat remedy.  I put this drink in the “preventive” category.  I have not had a sore throat in years.  My cold use to start with a really sore throat.  Today when I get a cold it just starts with a little dry throat.  I still get colds but not nearly as bad as before.

 

I am passionate about health and I am going to start sharing what I know works.  Hot Lemon and Ginger Water works.

 

All the best,

Alan
Alan Zibluk
http://alanzibluk.com
e-mail: alan@internetguy.ws

PS: I have been taking this for twenty years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin BTC Daily Price Forecast November 12

Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – November 12

Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – November 12

BTC/USD Medium-term Trend: Bearish

Resistance Levels: $6,800, $6,900, $7,000

Support levels: $6,300, $6,100, $8,900

Last week the price of Bitcoin was in a bullish trend. The digital currency reached a high of $6,606.42 but the bulls failed to take price to the $7,400 price level. On November 7, the crypto faced resistance at $6,600 price level and it fell. It was suggested that if price broke the $6,400 price level in a downward trend, the crypto would find support at the $6,200 price level.
 

Today, the crypto fell and approached the $6,300 price level but now in a bullish trend. Price of Bitcoin is likely to continue its rise. Meanwhile, the digital currency is below the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA indicating that price is in the bearish trend zone. The MACD line and the signal line are below the zero line which indicates a sell signal.

On the 1-hour chart, the digital currency reached a low of $6,350 and pulled back. The crypto's price is above the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA indicating that price is in the bearish trend zone. The MACD line and the signal line are below the zero line which indicates a sell signal.

The views and opinions expressed here do not reflect that of BitcoinExchangeGuide.com and do not constitute financial advice. Always do your own research.

By Azeez M – November 12, 2018

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin price latest update: Cryptocurrency value to INCREASE due to high US debt level

Bitcoin price latest update: Cryptocurrency value to INCREASE due to high US debt level

ShapeShift CEO Erik Voorhees has said cryptocurrencies will boom during the next global financial crisis. The finance expert at the global trading firm believes the high level of US debt will cripple the economy unless more money is printed. He argues this will lead to an increase in cryptocurrency investment.

He said: “When the next global financial crisis occurs, the world will realise organisations with $20trillion in debt can’t possibly ever pay it back.

“Thus must print it instead, and thus fiat is doomed.

“Watch what happens to crypto.”

US lawmakers keep increasing the country’s debt ceiling, allowing for the federal government to take on more and more debt.

His theory is the debt level of world economies is unsustainable and will put states under pressure the next time there is a financial crash.

As a result, he believes quantitive easing will have to come into force, the process whereby governments print money, to help pay off the money they owe.

The more money in circulation the less it is worth, meaning ordinary families could be set to see their savings decrease in value.

Mr Voorhees believes this in turn could lead to more people investing in cryptocurrencies.

However, digital currencies are also a financial risk for investors due to their history of extreme volatility.

In 2017, Bitcoin’s value rocketed to more than double its value, reaching a high $19,783 in December.

However, it then plunged in 2018 to a low of less than $6,000 in June.

Since then the online money has stabilised and has seen no major rises or falls in its value.

 

City & Business | Finance

11/11/2018

 

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Bitcoin BTC Daily Price Forecast November 14

Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – November 14

Bitcoin (BTC) Daily Price Forecast – November 14

  • BTC/USD Medium-term Trend: Ranging
  • Resistance Levels: $6,800, $6,900, $7,000
  • Support levels: $6,300, $6,100, $5,900

Yesterday, November 13, the price of Bitcoin was in a sideways trend. The crypto’s price had been in a sideways trend before price broke that level to the low of $6,300 on November 11. On November 13, the crypto’s price has resumed its sideways trend. Price of Bitcoin is now fluctuating above the $6,400 price level.

The 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA are horizontally flat indicating the sideways trend. The small body’s candlesticks are indecisive candlesticks describing the indecision of buyers and sellers at the $6,400 price level. There will be no trade recommendation as the price of Bitcoin is still in a sideways trend. Meanwhile, the crypto’s price is above the 12-day EMA and the 26-day EMA indicating that price is likely to rise. The MACD line and the signal line are above the zero line which indicates a buy signal.

On the 1-hour chart, the price of Bitcoin is in a sideways trend. The price bars are fluctuating above the exponential moving averages. The MACD line and the signal line are above the zero line which indicates a buy signal.

 

By Azeez M – November 14, 2018

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Economist Explains The State Of Bitcoin

Economist Explains The State Of Bitcoin

Economist Explains The State Of Bitcoin

 

Bitcoin is a currency which is unpredictable. In fact, the crypto market as a whole is volatile and subject change on an hourly basis, so, there’s no way of knowing what will happen tomorrow, the day after that and so on. This is why cryptocurrency investment is so risky

When it was initially created it was seen as one of the hardest currencies ever created – and maybe that is still true to this day – due to its finite supply which means it will always be a better store of value over time, Bitcoin economist Dr. Saifedean Ammous has suggested.

The number one digital currency in the world has just over 20 million token overall and so when the miners uncover all of these coins then there won’t be any more to dig out of the blockchain. This fixed supply is why the coin has surged so much in ten years according to Ammous.

In his new book, Ammous looks into the history of Bitcoin and where he sees it going in the future. The book is titled The Bitcoin Standard: Decentralised Alternative to Central Banking and is out now.

The book goes into what Bitcoin has gone through, from its creation by Satoshi Nakamoto to “ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralised software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks”.

In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Ammous says “Bitcoin is not the toy you want, it is the medicine you need.”

Just so you know, we are not financial advisors and this is not financial advice. So, do your own research and make sure you trade safe.

Ammous is one of the members of the Centre on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University and added that Bitcoin is here to stay and that is not optional.

As the number of coins in circulation increases, the cryptocurrency becomes a ‘harder’ asset which gives Bitcoin a better store of value according to the Bitcoin economist. Bitcoin is now

As reported by the Daily Express:

“BTC has become a ‘monetary good’ because its value is ‘completely determined by people buying it and selling it’ rather than people producing it… what makes something worth using as money is once people put their wealth in it and start to use it as a store of value it is hard for others to simply increase the supply and bring the price down and make more if it.”

 

By Robert Johnson Nov 14, 2018

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Tom Lee Cuts 10000 Off EOY Bitcoin Price Forecast

Tom Lee Cuts $10,000 Off EOY Bitcoin Price Forecast

Tom Lee Cuts $10,000 Off EOY Bitcoin Price Forecast

Per an article from CNBC, Tom Lee, Bitcoin’s inside man at Fundstrat Global Advisors, recently lowered his Bitcoin (BTC) price prediction by $10,000, claiming that this industry’s foremost asset will only hit $15,000 by year’s end, not $25,000 as he has stated incessantly on previous occasions.

Like his previous bitcoin price calls, the Fundstrat executive drew attention to the break-even cost of mining one BTC, which he believes correlates directly with the price of the digital asset. Lee noted that the break-even cost with Bitmain’s S9 machine has fallen to $7,000 from $8,000, adding that it would be fair for BTC to surpass 2.2 times that amount.

He also drew attention to the Bitcoin Cash contention, which is an ongoing epic, as seen by the endless tussle between Bitcoin ABC and Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision. Like other analysts, Lee explained that recent bearish price action can be attributed to the hard fork, alluding to the fact that this so-called “civil war” is instilling feelings of distrust in crypto investors at large.

However, while Lee’s decision to cut $10,000 off his forecast may accentuate fleeting hints of bearish sentiment, the bottom line is that the Fundstrat’s in-house research savant isn’t ready to give up on BTC just yet, even though his dignity took a strong blow to the chin, so to speak.

Lee added:

While bitcoin broke below that psychologically important $6,000, this has lead to a renewed wave of pessimism… But we believe the negative swing in sentiment is much worse than the fundamental implications.

Other Insiders Remain Bullish On Crypto

Interestingly, Lee isn’t the only industry insider to be bullish on the short to mid-term prospects of this industry.

In early-October, Spencer Bogart, a partner at Blockchain Capital, explained that positive institutional news, like the arrival of TD Ameritrade, Yale, and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), will likely be the primary contributor to crypto’s impending bonfire (bull run), as it were.

Lee backed this claim, drawing attention to the looming launch of Bakkt and FDAS as “[a] part of a broader creation of infrastructure necessary for institutional involvement.”

In contrast, Nikolay Storonsky, CEO of Revolut, has recently claimed that retail investors will drive 2019’s crypto bull run, going against the popular sentiment that the launch of the institutional-focused Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS) will propel crypto to Main Street after Wall Street fills their bags.

Others have begged to differ, but as always, investors, whether from the Bitcoin maximalist or altcoin advocate camp, have begun to exert their opinion that a cryptocurrency bull run is in the cards. However, at the time of writing, the crypto market has failed to recover, with BTC and its altcoin brethren posting losses of 2-3%.

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member

Buying Bitcoins Recent Dip Could Be Profitable Chart Watcher Points Out

Buying Bitcoins Recent Dip Could Be Profitable, Chart Watcher Points Out

Buying Bitcoins Recent Dip Could Be Profitable, Chart Watcher Points Out

Earlier this week, bitcoin saw its price drop nearly 12% in a single day, taking it below the $6,000 mark and breaking a longstanding support just under said mark. The day after, bitcoin hit a new yearly low under $5,500. The dip may be a profitable opportunity, according to one chart watcher.

As first reported by MarketWatch, Twitter user OddStats revealed that, throughout bitcoin’s history, large two-day sell-offs are usually followed by short rallies that can be profitable.

Using the Twitter users’ analysis it’s possible to see that in some cases it could’ve been extremely profitable to buy the dip, as long as it dropped over 10% in two days. The last time it occurred, at the end of March, BTC dropped roughly 14%, to about $6,840.

Those who bought the dip then would’ve seen their coins go up a whopping 46% in the next few weeks, as the flagship cryptocurrency then surged to nearly $10,000. As MarketWatch points out, in early February, the strategy would’ve been profitable as well.

At the time, BTC fell over 24.5% in said time period, but quickly recovered as in the next two weeks the cryptocurrency jumped roughly 72%. While in hindsight the strategy looks profitable, some of the microblogging website’s users have pointed out it would be hard to time the market, and that the data may not be representative.

Nevertheless, bitcoiners have seemingly been buying the recent dip. Data from the popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex shows the number of long contracts surged from about 23,700 to roughly 26,700 in a few days.

As MarketWatch points out, the outstanding long interest is currently at its highest level since October 11. The two-day sell-off strategy, however, may have its flaws.

Late last year, when bitcoin hit its all-time high close to $19,000, the criteria were met on December 19-20. Buying the cryptocurrency then would’ve set traders down a further 20%, as the cryptocurrency kept on dipping.

Alan Zibluk Markethive Founding Member