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Social media: just a fad or are they here to stay?

Posted by forecastingtool on May 17, 2011 at 5:38 PM Comments comments (1)

Discover how deep is Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media networks, attached to our personal and professional lives. Learn why they are so important, by comparing their average number of Google searches per month against celebrities, IT giants, and dream gadgets.


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Global warming-Temperature increase forecast

Posted by forecastingtool on April 27, 2011 at 7:52 PM Comments comments (0)

Following a previous entry about global CO2 concentration level and a suggestion by a LinkedIn group member, I used the Forecasting Tool to forecast the global temperature rise. I used actual data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)* for 1950 up to 2...

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A valuable resource about forecasting

Posted by forecastingtool on April 19, 2011 at 6:24 PM Comments comments (0)

Visit, a valuable resource, for everyone interested in forecasting. Theodore Modis, an acclaimed scientist and futurist, is largely responsible for making S-curve fitting, the same methodology that I used in developing the Forecasting Tool application, known to a broader audience.

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Arthur Clarke predicts our future!

Posted by forecastingtool on April 18, 2011 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

In this excellent video, Arthur Clarke predicts our future back in 1964! Makes us all feel “envy” of this incredible man and futurist…

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Global warming-CO2 concentration level forecast

Posted by forecastingtool on March 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (7)

The increased CO2 concentration level due to human activity contribute to global warming with significant repercussions to our planet. At 2008, the CO2 level was 385.34* ppm (parts per million). According to recent research**, if we reach the 450 ppm limit, this will result in an increase of the global temperature by more than 2°C (3.6°F) with catastrophic repercussions for the environment. This is the limit that usually most developed countries take into account when drawing their ...

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Facebook active users forecast

Posted by forecastingtool on March 20, 2011 at 4:48 PM Comments comments (5)

When I show the Social Network movie, I was intrigued by the way that Facebook came out of nothing and gradually evolved to the most successful social media site today. It launched on 2004 and reached the first million active users by the end of the same year. After 2004, it really went sky high, reaching 500 million active users, in less than 6 years! Naturally, I was amazed and asked myself the obvious question: how far this could go on without stopping. Will ...

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