Saturday, 19 March 2022

Association Calls on Croatians to Join Digital Cleanup Day

ZAGREB, 19 March 2022 - The Žmergo association on Saturday called for the deletion of all unnecessary files, apps, photos and videos so that we can reduce our digital footprint and consequently negative consequences for the environment.

The appeal is issued on the occasion of Digital Cleanup Day, observed on 19 March.

This Opatija-based association says that in the last two years, the global population has produced more data than all the civilisations, and that "each year the internet and its supporting systems produce 900 million tons of CO2." 

In the digital world, similar to the environment, there is a huge amount of trash. Unnecessary emails, files, apps, duplicates of photos and videos are all digital waste. This digital trash creates digital pollution that continues to consume energy.

The global action for cleaning digital trash is organised by the Let's Do It World (LDIW) association.

This world-changing idea began in Estonia in 2008.

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Friday, 28 August 2020

A1 Croatia - Fastest Internet Connection Introduced for Users

Users of the popular A1 Croatia will soon have the fastest internet connection in the entire country available to them following a survey which concluded that users want things to be more simple and flexible.

As Dora Koretic/Novac writes on the 27th of August, 2020, users of A1 Croatia's services will be the first in the country to be able to access the internet via optics for the first time in the Republic of Croatia, receiving access speeds of up to 1 Gbit per second, which, according to this telecom operator, is the fastest such internet connection in all of Croatia.

Among other things, A1 Croatia's users will be able to enjoy an internet speed of 200 Mbit per second in the most basic of packages, and thanks to the MOZAIK option, they will now be able to connect the services they need and use, thus achieving savings that can reach up to 120 kuna per month, which will be more than welcome for many families.

The new service is specially adapted to users of A1 Croatia's fixed services - they will now be able to manage the offer of TV content or change packages without having to pay an additional fee on a monthly basis. According to the company, this brand new approach to the user was created after a survey of 406 respondents was carried out and which showed that over 88 percent of them want to activate or deactivate their services more easily, and over 80 percent of them want to independently manage their tariffs and options through an application or portal.

“Our experiences during the coronavirus pandemic confirm that users have adapted, digitally transformed and they do know what they want. Therefore, our new offer is based on simplicity and flexibility,'' said A1 Croatia's director Ivana Markovic.

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Sunday, 30 December 2018

Where is... Croatia?

Google offers insights into yearly search trends. You can look at global trends, and more importantly and more tellingly you can search by countries.

I looked first into Croatia's search trends and found that other than the World Cup the two most searched terms were Istanbul Convention and The Bride of Istanbul. A layer of sports, a layer of something that was supposed to be a simple continuation of human rights movement aimed at helping women to live a life free from violence turned into heavy ideological battle and layer of Turkish soap operas. Don't really know what to make of all of that.

Anyhow, turning to the search trends in 2018 in USA revealed that the most popular search terms were voting, how to vote, where to vote and hurricanes, as well as the World Cup. I assume that search trends for the USA are the most comprehensive, as I have not gone country by country to verify this claim and offer the most varied results. One of the categories is named “Where is…”. The number one, the most searched place in the USA is Villanova University, whose Men's Basketball team won the NCAA National Championship in 2018.

However, the number two, the second most searched place among the Google users, which is pretty much all the internet users in USA, is Croatia. That's right! Where is Croatia?

Now, what to make of this. We can assume that almost nobody in the USA knows where Croatia is. I would say that this is probably correct to an extent, but not entirely. Americans are generally not famous as the greatest connoisseurs of geography, but then again Croatia is a small country in South East Europe and they generally do not have loads of reasons to look up where it is on the map. Until this year. This year Croatia was a runner up in the World Cup, the second-best football team in world, in the greatest sporting event on the planet.

That prompted millions, tens of millions of Americans to search for Croatia and to learn a thing or two about Croatia. That is simply amazing. Single-handedly, Croatian football players have placed their country at the top of the world’s interest, in a very positive manner, and now we have a statistical proof of that.

Earlier this year, I wrote an article entitled “What is our famous?“, in which I've asked myself and the readers just that, what are we famous for? And besides the natural beauty, which is unarguably a very limited and perishable resource, and not unique by any stretch of the imagination, there was little evidence that others consider us famous for almost anything else. Until football, that is. We are now officially famous as a footballing nation.

I do not pertain to know exactly how to translate this into marketable content which will drive both investments and tourism into Croatia, but it must be one of leading stories, something akin to New Zealand’s All Blacks, which is also famous among other things for its natural beauty, that should be central to the branding of the country.

The message about Croatia’s Vatreni (national football team), and their success, alongside the visual of the checkered dress carries intrinsically within it all the promotion emotions of actualization, success, happiness, elation and has a true human connection. And the future is going to be about emotions, and this story has all the right elements to it. With some of the traditional tourist markets coming back to the scene, after a few years of turmoil, we can’t be relying anymore on the prevention emotions of safety and security and rather non-descript emotion of natural beauty.

People are looking for more, looking for ways to better themselves, to achieve the most out of their human potential, and what better way than to invite them to come to the most sporting country in the world, to the country that has written some of the most amazing sporting stories of the XXI century?

Fixing Croatia's overburdensome bureaucracy, easing one of the most heavily taxed systems in the world and increasing trust in the judiciary should happen alongside as well, but let’s focus now on the promotion of what is easy to promote - the greatest sporting nation in the world.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Social Media Helps with Home Delivery of Fresh Neretva Tangerines

There is a growing consumer interest in the direct delivery of fruit, which, besides its producers, is also being bought and sold through the Finoteka portal.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Croatia's Infobip to Help Facebook Recover Revenue Growth

One Croatian company is at the side of an internet giant.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Croatian Telecom First in Croatia to Offer WiFi Phonecalls

A step forward for communications as Croatian Telecom (Hrvatski Telekom) offers something new to customers.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Croatian Telecom First to Bring 5G Technology to Croatia

Croatian Telecom (Hrvatski Telekom) is the first to have realised real-life 5G functionality in Croatia and has made an important step towards the arrival of the 5G network in Croatia, which will enable the further technological advancement of the company.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Eurostat Reveals Habits of Croatian Companies and Online Sales

Croatian companies are among the top when it comes to online sales through their own websites or applications, as opposed to other online sales platforms.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Tele2 to Kujundžić: ''Faster Internet is Coming to Europe, And You Want to Raise Tax on Phones?!''

Tele2 release a clear, sharp statement in response to the potential introduction of the health minister's ''luxury'' taxes on alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, and... mobile phones.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Coming Soon To Dubrovnik: Order Food Or Reserve Tables In Just Three Clicks!

In the age of fast internet (okay, semi-reliable internet) and apps, who needs to make phone calls?

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