Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 17, 2011

first_imgFun, After the Find!While the thrill of finding a geocache can make your caching journey a huge success, the geocaching experience does not end once you’ve found the cache. After the find is when the fun of interacting with the global geocaching community begins! You can flip through the logbook, read others’ logs and look for usernames you’ve seen in other logbooks. When you add your own log, it is fun to let people know something about yourself – perhaps where you are from or something interesting that happened to you while searching for the geocache.Similarly, you can often learn something about geocachers who previously visited the cache based on what they left behind. By sorting through the SWAG (Stuff We All Get) in the cache, you can get an idea of who has been there before. Keep in mind that you are welcome to take an item from the cache as long as you replace it with something of equal or greater value. If you find a Trackable in the cache, you may take it without placing anything in the cache, but you must be willing to keep the fun going by moving the Trackable to another cache within two weeks’ time.When you are ready to head back down the trail, please take the time to re-hide the cache where it was before you arrived and preserve the experience designed by the cache owner. Searching for a cache hidden as it was originally intended to be hidden is a much better experience than searching for a cache that has been moved or accidentally left out in the open.Finally, have fun by logging your find on Geocaching.com and uploading photos from your adventure. Be sure to mark any images that might give away the cache location as “spoilers.” Logs that provide a thoughtful description of your experience finding the cache are a great way to thank the cache owner for hiding and maintaining a quality geocache – and a great way to continue the fun after the find!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPaddle your way to a T5 geocacheApril 12, 2018In “Community”How to have a ball when creating a geocache: Interview with cache owner Bouncebounce!April 23, 2019In “News”Geocaching Etiquette 201: Finding and LoggingJune 14, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

Deine neuen Kontoeinstellungen: Häufig gestellte Fragen.

first_img SharePrint RelatedDirekt aus dem Geocaching-Hauptquartier: Eine Führung durch das neue Nachrichten-CenterJuly 6, 2015In “Deutsch”Eine neue Log-Erfahrung kommt auf Geocaching.comApril 24, 2017In “Deutsch”Nie alleine cachen: Geocaching-Gruppen und -OrganisationenAugust 20, 2019In “Deutsch” Wie finde ich meine Kontoeinstellungen?Siehst Du das Zahnrad oben rechts in der Ecke? Wenn Du darauf klickst, kommst Du schnell und einfach zu den neuen Kontoeinstellungen.Was ist mit meinem Avatar/Profilfoto passiert?Um alles ein bisschen einfacher zu gestalten, haben wir die zwei verschiedenen Geocaching-Bilder (Avatar- und Profilfoto) auf ein Foto reduziert. Das jetzige Avatarfoto ist von nun an das einzige Profilfoto, das allgemein auf Deinem Geocaching.com-Konto benutzt wird. In Zukunft werden zuvor hochgeladene Fotos nicht mehr gespeichert. Das heißt, wenn Du ein neues Foto als Profilfoto speicherst, wird das alte Foto nicht gespeichert.Wo sind meine zuvor gespeicherten Avatar/Profilfotos jetzt?Avatar/Profilfotos, die vor der Neugestaltung gespeichert wurden, kann man jetzt über den Link unter dem aktuellen Profilfoto finden. Wir raten Dir, dass du diese Avatar/Profilfotos von Geocaching.com herunterlädst, da wir sie in Zukunft möglicherweise nicht mehr speichern werden.Wie kann ich größere Fotos auf meinem Benutzerkonto zeigen, wenn das Profilbild nur kleine Fotos akzeptiert?Du kannst größere Fotos in Deine Profil-Beschreibung einfügen. Deine Profil-Beschreibung findest du unter dem Profilinformation-Reiter. Verwende hier zum Einfügen der Fotos folgende HTML  Tags benutzen müssen, zum Beispiel: !Wo sind Profildaten wie Name, Addresse, und Beruf gelistet, wenn nicht in den neuen Kontoeinstellungen?Wir haben die neuen Kontoeinstellungen einfacher gestaltet und diese Profildaten sind nicht mehr enthalten. Wer mag, kann die Daten aber weiterhin in der Profil-Beschreibung angeben.Wo kann ich meine Sprache oder meinen Heimatort auf Geocaching.com einstellen?Unter Einstellungen kannst Du Deine bevorzugte Sprache, Zeitzone, und Einheiten wählen. Wir haben weitere Zeitzonen und Datumsformate hinzugefügt, damit Du Dein Geocaching-Erlebnis überall auf der Welt anpassen kannst.Wie kann ich meine öffentlich angezeigte Statistik bearbeiten?Die Statistik kann direkt vom öffentlichen Profil aus unter http://www.geocaching.com/my/statistics.aspx bearbeitet werden.Was ist mit “Neuste in [Land] anzeigen” passiert?Diese Feature gibt es nicht mehr auf der Kontoeinstellungen Seite. Wir sind dabei andere Funktionalitäten auf dieser Webseite zu entwickeln, damit wir diese Information einfacher anbieten können. Bis dahin kannst Du die “Erweiterte Suche” verwenden. Wähle den Geocache-Typ, “Staat/Land” und dann das Land und Staat/Bundesland/Kanton/Provinz, die Dich interessieren. Du kannst diese Suche als Lesezeichen speichern, um das nächste mal schneller an die Resultate zu gelangen. Link zur Erweiterten Suche: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspxWieso ist “Mein GPS-Gerät” nicht mehr gelistet?Wir haben die GPS-Information seit längerer Zeit nicht mehr aktualisiert. Besprechungen für GPS-Geräte oder Smartphones kannst Du auf vielen anderen Webseiten finden.Wie kann ich Freunde auf Geocaching.com hinzufügen?Unter “Deine Freundliste anzeigen” auf http://www.geocaching.com/my/default.aspx und “Deine Freundliste” unter Überblick kannst du Freunde hinzufügen, entfernen oder anschauen.Kann ich meine Kontoeinstellungen von einem Mobilgerät aus aktualisieren?Gute Frage! Die neuen Kontoeinstellungen wurden so entwickelt, dass sie auch in mobilen Browsern gut funktionieren.Ich möchte die Profilfotos von anderen Geocachern nicht in den Logs sehen. Wie kann ich diese Funktion abstellen?Unter Einstellungen kannst Du die Funktion “Show other geocachers’ profile images in logs”, deaktivieren.Andere nennenswerte Änderungen:Basis-Mitglieder können jetzt ihren Forum-Titel bearbeiten.“Online Presence” und “Instant Messenger” wurden entfernt.“Forum Signature” und “Profile Previews” wurden entfernt.Man kann “Recently Viewed Caches” nicht mehr ausschalten.View in English. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Blockchain in Retail: Changing the Shopping Experience

first_imgRelated Posts Why is Bitcoin Soaring? Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… Tags:#Blockchain While blockchain may have initially started out as the technology behind cryptocurrency, numerous innovators have quickly found other applications for it. Besides other non-financial applications like cloud storage, contracts, and smart cities, blockchain is viewed as an ideal solution for disrupting the retail landscape. While the changes may not be able to be implemented overnight in retail and will require mass adoption, the current ways blockchain is being incorporated can go a long way to transforming the shopping experience.Re-imagining Retail Data Collection and AnalysisData improves the shopping experience for customers. Blockchain delivers an efficient way to collect and analyze the available information. Working with artificial intelligence and blockchain, OSA DC is a decentralized platform that gathers and assesses data in real-time from sources like consumers and retailers.What has happened is that so much data is now available from so many locations that it is fragmented. This fragmentation makes it challenging to sift through and find the type of patterns that can direct how a retailer changes their customer experience to respond to specific needs and expectations described within the data. These become missed opportunities for retailers. However, a blockchain platform collects data from across the supply chain. Then, it uses machine learning to add structure to the information.However, creating a single ecosystem for the data accomplishes even more for the retail environment. Blockchain can enhance the inventory tracking process, including reducing overstocking and understocking. Since blockchain uses a highly secure ledger format, the product data is more reliable and secure from tampering. Finally, blockchain’s ability to gather accurate information can reduce supply chain product waste.Providing a Marketplace of Materials, Resources, Components and MoreRetail product companies have often struggled to get the best pricing on components, materials, and parts as well as connect directly with manufacturers that will deliver quality every time. This process involved a centralized system with middlemen. This meant higher pricing, limited access to manufacturers, a slower, often error-riddled process.That’s where a blockchain company like Hamster Marketplace can change the retail game. Its decentralized platform is a marketplace for unique electronics and connects retail companies directly with device manufacturers. Vendors that join the manufacturing platform are verified to ensure they can provide the best quality, pricing, and terms for the retailers seeking to connect with them. This is especially ideal for retailers seeking small batch productions of their products.Blockchain ensures data is connected to each partnership and oversees the ordering and delivery system. Additionally, it can even handle an arbitration system for the marketplace to resolve any issues between the retailer and manufacturer.Serving as a Supply Chain LedgerBeyond the marketplace relationships that can develop and thrive because of the blockchain, it’s the entire supply chain that often inhibits a retailer from providing the best possible shopping experience for its customers. While all segments of retail can benefit, it can make a world of difference to the grocery segment that involves perishable products and volatile demand.As one article from INS explained, “With local producers struggling to get onto the shelves and major retailers dominating the market, the global supply chain stays inherently unbalanced in terms of bargaining power abuse. As mega-chains aim to reduce stock-outs and have their shelves full at all times, the situation results in significant inefficiencies such as increased food miles, scams, and waste.”Blockchain ensures supply chain and logistics data remains authentic and secure. This includes overseeing every record and form in the supply chain. That means no tampering. Plus, there is a time-stamped record of every step in the supply chain. Everything is independently verified. The result is greater control over product manufacturing location, process, and timing. Additionally, a blockchain supply chain model also allows a retailer to dictate transportation, storage, delivery, and presentation.Examples of blockchain inventory and supply chain management systems include those developed and launched by IBM, Microsoft, and Mojix. These retail-oriented blockchain platforms are set to transform how retailers can align their inventory with end-user demand for an enhanced shopping experience. WAVE is another example of a blockchain company that offers a decentralized database that leverages blockchain to document every action in a supply chain.Validating Product Authenticity and Building TrustCounterfeit goods continue to plague global retailers and consumers who seek to enjoy luxury brands. Knockoff goods are often available at the local swap meet. However, finding them on legitimate online retail sites may be surprising. Fake goods are a significant global issue. One source quantified the problem: “Imports of counterfeit and pirated goods are worth nearly half a trillion dollars a year, or around 2.5% of global imports, according to the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office. Up to 5% of goods imported into the European Union are fakes.”That’s where blockchain can shut down the chances of receiving fake merchandise. The technology tracks and verifies a product’s entire lifecycle. That means there is no way that a fraudulent distributor can get their fake items past a retailer that uses a blockchain platform for its merchandise.Along with this authenticity comes transparency that helps consumers know more about what they are buying.  Consumers get access to data collected during the verification process. That includes the where, how, and when about the product. Also, it could provide insights into the materials used.  That additional information helps engage the consumer as well as establish trust between them and your retail brand.Provenance helps show where their food was grown, including whether it was local. Also, the data provided verifies ingredients for consumers who are concerned about allergies. The blockchain platform helps a consumer avoid specific products.A New ExperienceFrom a more efficient supply chain aligned with cyclical end-user needs and marketplaces with higher quality components to the ability to provide the most authentic products possible for consumers, blockchain technology is altering how the retail environment works to enhance the overall experience. In return, retailers will yield satisfied customers, a stronger brand reputation, and opportunities to win over more consumers. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. How Blockchain Changes Nowadays Business Security Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite ToyBox and PlayTable Partner Together For Block…last_img read more