With the slogan “Where talents grow.” The Dutch Consulate in Hong Kong started a campaign last week to raise awareness among Hong Kong students about studying in Holland.
Watch the video here.
In a very student-like way, the video tells about all the advantages that studying in Holland offers: the high average score of Dutch universities, good price quality and the fact that nearly all international programmes in Holland are entirely taught in English. Of course it also shows typical elements of Dutch culture, like bikes, chocolate sprinkles and the flat countryside.
Yesterday, Google announced it launched a big improvement to its ranking system. The change will impact about 12% of all searches (queries). High-quality sites will be ranked higher, low-quality sites will be placed lower.
High quality is being defined as websites with original content, research, analysis, in-depth reports, etc. Like Hot Curry 😉
I think it’s a good development that web or blog owners who focus on the originality of their site are being rewarded for that.
From a more philosophical point of view (if you allow me;-), it again shows that although the world is getting more electronic, it doesn’t mean we should stop thinking and creating. Creativity and original thoughts will always add value and will therefore survive. And not just because Google sais so.
So be original and be found!
Yesterday, Apple launched The Daily. It’s a daily digital paper, developed exclusively for the iPad. Apple developed it together with Rupert Muroch’s News Corporation.
Again, Apple is the innovator.
I heard some criticasters say this is no serious competition for printed daily’s. One of the reasons would be the small editorial team working for The Daily. Uhm, with one of the biggest media network behind it?? Murdoch claims there are 100 journalists working for his new digital baby. And I believe him. If a media tycoon like Murdoch launches a new product, he doesn’t do it just for fun. And Apple won’t neither. The Daily and upcoming competing digital papers will not make printed versions disappear, but they will be a fierce competitor. This is just the beginning.
Conservative criticasters and media, you better move!