Feb 13th 2017

Sympathy-vs-Empathy

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Here’s a simple guide to ensure these highly sensitive words are being used effectively.

Sympathy: Feeling distressed, anxious or depressed about another person’s circumstance.
Empathy: The ability to comprehend the source of distress of another person.

Why is it confusing?

Empathy is often used incorrectly when a person claims to be able to emotionally or physically understand the pain or discomfort of another person. Empathy should only be used to describe a mental understanding of the source of the discomfort or pain.

Sympathy is often misused when carelessly placed in a sentence. It is a sentiment of care that expresses the actual emotional or physical feeling of the pain of another person.

Sympathy and empathy regularly prompt each other, yet not generally. For example, it is conceivable to feel for or sympathize with things such as birds and ladybirds, yet not empathize with them. 

Examples in use:

Sympathy:

  • Aѕ hе wаtсhеd thе hurricane fооtаgе from hіѕ dry apartment, hе fеlt ѕуmраthу fоr thоѕе lоѕіng thеіr homes.
  • Sympathy poured in from all over the country for the injured combat soldiers.
  • I sympathized with my friend seeing the hardships she dealt with when she lost her job.

Empathy:

  • Shе knew hе lоѕt his mother whеn hе wаѕ vеrу уоung, juѕt lіkе ѕhе hаd, and fеlt a dеер empathy for him.
  • Having also faced serious financial troubles, Caroline had empathy for Donny’s money woes.
  • I’ve been there and done that, so I can completely empathize with the situation.

To sum up the difference between Sympathy and Empathy:

Sympathy is the ability to understand someone’s feelings and experiences.
Empathy is actually feeling the same emotion or going through the same experience as someone else.

Cheers,
Malki Ehrlich and the Ginger Team

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Jan 15th 2017

Ginger 💙 Students!

Ginger was built with the student in mind and we have just the deal for you:

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Ginger software has proven itself to be the ultimate tool for students since 2011. Ginger is the tool that will take your term paper, essay or even your research paper to a new level of excellence. This software will help you achieve the results you are working so hard for. With Ginger Software say goodbye to spelling errors, punctuation and embarrassing grammatical mistakes.

Our software has received fantastic testimonials and recommendations from distinguished schools and universities; such as, the University of Aberdeen. Our products are helping tens of thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the world boost their scholastic achievements and improve their English skills set.

In addition to perfecting your grammar and spelling, Ginger’s advanced “Rephrase” tool analyses your text and suggests alternative phrasings which improve and liven up your text without changing the intended message. Here is an example of suggestions by Ginger’s rephrase tool as experienced by real users:

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We at Ginger love students and constantly strive to provide the very best service which is why we’re introducing a student package. You can now purchase the software quarterly instead of annually. You’ll have access to everything you need to produce great writings, during the time you need it instead of paying for the service during the time that you don’t; this could be  a great savings that you can put toward your summer break!

We also offer special deals and discounts to schools and other educational organizations to help them bring Ginger to more students no matter their budget. Check out our website store for our special New Year’s offer for new and renewing subscribers.

What are you waiting for? Download your free trial now!

Cheers,
Malki Ehrlich and the Ginger Team

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Dec 29th 2016

Your Welcome or You’re Welcome?

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It’s the holiday season and people are getting together, swapping gifts, and sending “Thank You” notes to one and all. So, how do you respond? Do you reply with “Your Welcome” or “You’re Welcome”?

People often make the mistake of writing Your Welcome when it should be You’re Welcome! Since they both sound the same, it’s easy to make such an error. A good way to remember is to use “you’re” when it’s appropriate to say “you are”.

Let’s take a look at some comparisons:

                            Yоur                                                                              Yоu’rе
Examples:  “Yоur flу іѕ open.”                                   “You’re making things very hard fоr me.”
Examples:  “I lіkе уоur shoes.”                                  “Yоu’rе the lоvе оf mу lіfе”.
Mеаnіng:  “Your” means “bеlоngіng tо уоu”.            “Yоu’rе” іѕ a combination of “уоu аrе”.

Is it a Noun or a Pronoun?
“Your” is a possessive pronoun such as Your Cat, Your House, etc. It is always followed by a noun such as Cat or House.  Since it is possessive by nature, it never has an apostrophe with it.

Here’s two more exаmрlеs of Yоur Welcome vs. Yоu’rе Welcome that will help us understand this better:

Correct usage of ‘You’re’.
“I think your more than qualified for that position”. That’s saying “I think you more than qualified for that position”. The grammar is wrong because it does not make any sense. The sentence should be “I think you’re more than qualified for that position”.

Correct usage of ‘Your’.
You’re hair is the loveliest shade of red”. What you are saying is: “You Are hair is the loveliest shade of red” which is obviously the wrong use of the word. The correct usage should be “Your hair is the loveliest shade of red”. A contraction is never followed by a noun such as Hair.

You’re Welcome!
Malki Ehrlich and the Ginger Team

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Dec 7th 2015

Winners of Google Play Editor’s Choice Award, Todoist & Ginger, partner up to simplify, organize and get things done while messaging

Hey guys,

As of today, our Android Keyboard users will be able to manage, share and access their tasks and to-do lists using Todoist, the beautifully simple to-do list and task manager app.
With enabling access to Todoist’s interface directly from the keyboard, Gingers’ users can now create new to-do lists and keep track on their most important tasks, without ever leaving their messaging platform.

We are very excited about this partnership and all the benefits it will provide our users. As it will enable them to not only enjoy Ginger’s unique tools and features, but also maximize the entire keyboard experience and productiveness to go beyond standard writing and typing .

Download the latest versions of Ginger Keyboard for Android and Todoist for Android.

Cheers,
The Ginger Team.

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Oct 27th 2015

Ginger Keyboard Receives Google Play Editors’ Choice Award

 

Fun Facts About Ginger Keyboard's Usage Around the World

 

Hey guys,

We are excited to announce that Ginger keyboard for Android, received the rare and wonderful accolade of Editors’ Choice by Google Play. The Google Play Editor’s Choice award is given to apps chosen for their quality, user interface, long-term popularity and innovation. Ginger is one of the few, hand-selected, keyboard apps to have received this award.

Here at Ginger, we focus on innovation in mobile productivity by maximizing the entire keyboard experience to go beyond standard writing and typing features. Our app allows our users to open and perform actions within other apps without having to leave their keyboard. It also enables them to make the most of their idle time during messaging interactions, by reading the latest headlines, playing games or sending stickers and animated GIFs.

Upon our win, we decided to share with you some users insights based on our unique keyboard features. We analyzed our users, located in more than 170 countries, according to their usage of the various keyboard features such as games, animated GIFs, themes, emojis and more. From the data, we gathered some interesting insights we’d like to share:

  • United States is the #1 country to send animated GIFs, sending at least one every day;
  • The most popular animated GIFs sent in India, Italy and Morocco are ‘OK’, ‘YES’ and ‘KISS’, respectively; 
  • More than 50% of the Korean users enjoy playing games, with their most popular being Copter;
  • Users from Mexico prefer playing Snake, and the British users enjoy their Squash (Pong like game);
  • The Indonesian users change their keyboard theme at least once a week, making them the #1 theme changers;
  • While the most popular theme in New Zealand is Spicy Sparkin Russia, somewhat surprisingly, the most popular one is New York;
  • Brazil is the #1 country for sending stickers, and Costa Rica is the #1 country for sending emoji art;
  • And last, but not least, the Philippines users send on average more than 85 emoji each day, making them the top emoji users.

To download the latest version of Ginger keyboard for Android, please go here.

We hoped you enjoyed these insights, and if you have anything to say about our conclusions, please be free to share with us.

Cheers,
Ginger and the Marketing Team

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