Vatican News Portal

online from June 29th >>>

+1 button coming to Google AdWords

part of a letter sent by Google to AdWords campaign managers:

In the coming weeks, your search results and ads on Google will include a +1 button, which users can click to recommend your ads. You don’t need to make any changes to your account in order to take advantage of them. The final landing page URL of your ads can also appear on the Google profile of any user who +1’s your ad.

Here’s how the +1 button works:

Let’s say you own a hotel in Madrid. Brian had a lovely stay at your hotel last summer. When Brian starts researching accommodations for his next trip to Spain, he searches on Google while signed into his Google account, and sees your ad. He clicks the +1 button on the ad to recommend it to his contacts.
When Brian’s friend Ann plans her trip to Spain, she signs in to her Google account, searches, and also sees your ad – plus the personalized annotation that Brian +1’d it. Knowing that Brian recommends your hotel helps Ann decide where to stay during her travels.



VareseGuide: the App for iPhone/iPad is available!

VareseGuide is an interactive travel guide specifically designed for business travellers that let discovers the city of Varese and the surrounding areas >>>


The Travel Gold Rush 2020

Pioneering growth and profitability trends in the travel sector
Developed by Oxford Economics in  partnership with Amadeus >>>

O.T. where/what to eat/drink in Tortoreto lido (Abruzzo)

a great beer, a very good restaurant (even if quite slow)


Google images

available now also for destop search >>>



for those using Android, a great mobile appication developed by webatelier.net
in Italian & in English


Amina: a famous "gay girl" in Damascus, interesting story of a succesful hoax

see the hoax declaration on the blog itself >>>
and - just for example - an article on Repubblica describing something which just never happened >>>


Manodopera nella rete

una mia intervista pubblicata sul settimanale Area >>>


58 Interesting Ideas* for Class Blog Posts

an interesting document for primary schools (but not only for them) >>>

Facebook nella rivoluzione araba

una mia intervista su Cooperazione N. 23 del 7 giugno 2011


Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age

a new document by the Pope Benedict XVI on social media and religion >>>


2011 Annual Conference of the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the Area of ICT4D (IPID)

The 2011 Annual Conference of the International Network for Postgraduate Students in the Area of ICT4D (IPID) will be held 12 - 13 September at Università della svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland. 
This symposium will grant postgraduate researchers the opportunity to present their work to a diverse audience, and gain positive and valuable experience. It is also an opportunity for young scientists to network and engage with international scholars in ICT4D. 
Presenters are invited to submit a two-page PDF document that briefly describes their research work by 30 June 2011. 
Visit www.ipid2011.com for more information. 

Spectators or Protagonists? An innovative outlook on urban destinations

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano (Switzerland), October 13 –15, 2011. The program is online >>>

How the best labs manage talent

on McKinsey Quarterly >>>