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Hassan Aftab

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Every new invention comes from strong observations

Last Night while i was watching a news channel, i observed the concepts of social website Twitter, What comes in the mind of Twitter creator before he designed it?. The Answer was simple, He observed facebook and found out the most famous application is status update by users which brought idea of TWITTER. Facebook was observational idea taken from Orkut and story continues. Summary is that improve your observational Ideas, some tips for improving this value is remaining silent, observe things around, save your energy and optimize your observational Idea for maximum profit.

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    Oct 15 2013: I wouldn't call Facebook and Twitter inventions. They are really gossip forums.

    Inventions usually come from a need for something. People wanted to move faster so invented a wheel. Then didn't like being in the dark and various lights were made ending up with electric lights after electricity was discovered. So, inventions do not come from observation. They come after a lot of hard work, research and experiment.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/jack_andraka_a_promising_test_for_pancreatic_cancer_from_a_teenager.html

    Watch this TED talk. This is about an invention, which did not come from observation but from a need for an inexpensive test for Pancreatic Cancer. A lot of hard work went into this.

    I call this a real invention. I hope you manage to see it.

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