[video] – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
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Have you ever asked yourself if why your employer is not really able to motivate you to love your work? One of the reasons why people are motivated doing what they do is because they see a purpose in their work. This fact you already see in “Maslov’s Hierarchy of Needs“. The following video demonstrates the surprising truth about what drives our motivation.

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[video] – How is Hadoop used at Twitter?

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In the following video Dmitriy Ryaboy, a Twitter Analytics Engineer and a former Cloudera Intern, explains how Twitter uses Hadoop and Pig. Enjoy the video and have a good weekend!

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[video] – Thoughts on Google Instant

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Here is an introductory video to Google Instant the new search feature that Google provides for its search engine.


I personally do really like the new feature searching while you type. What do you think about it? Do you prefer the traditional “push-the-button” search approach?

RWW asks how will this change affect your companie’s search engine optimization? <name> tries to answer the similar question on if SEO will still be required in 5 years.


For me the more interesting question is how did google do the software engineering part? How did they get it to answer millions of search querys in real-time?

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