Yesterday Britain’s Prime Minister announced that he has asked security forces to consider a way to limit the public’s use of social media sites as a way to curb or prevent rioting, looting and other thuggery. As soon as I heard this news I was at first shocked that a member country of the free… Read more about Choose Wisely Mr. Cameron
An entrepreneur starting a new business was asking for advice on specific connecting tools this week. I gave him a few tips. Ultimately though, I told him there were a few books that would supply him with everything he needed to know. Plus they would cover the topic in greater detail. His reply was a… Read more about You have time to read
I have written a couple times about the usefulness of tools like Paper.li, Flipboard and Alltop. They help me stay engaged and informed. (You can read about this process here. I update the blog post as the way I get my news changes.) When Flipboad came out for the iPad, I added my favorite public lists to it and used it for a while. I used Alltop to get my news. I don’t anymore. Now I only use my Facebook friends updates and four lists on Twitter. As you can see, this is a process. And like any process, there will be bumps and misfires along the way to finding something that works well.
I believe we need two things to be successful today. We……
You have all seen it. A mediocre action or statement that someone of influence makes and the crowd repeats it. The current nature of the web and mobile technology has made this an amplified occurrence. The last one I witnessed was just a week ago. It was so bad that I also saw many people call it out for what it was. The statement was neither unique or helpful.
I first started evaluating my own actions like this at a conference last year. I was getting ….
When the iPad first came out earlier this year I wrote up a favorable review highlighting how it is a great tool for the connector. I agree with many that the iPad right at the outset felt like a second generation product. You can tell Apple spent time working through the details way before April 3rd 2010. That said, there were some productivity functions that needed improvement. Last week Apple released the iOS 4.2 update for the iPad. True to Apple form, they left out a good instruction guide for the update. I found that even power users were missing out on some of the best feature updates. Here is a video walkthrough of some of the major changes. I don’t cover all the changes here but I think I cover some of the best productivity updates that were….
OK first, I did not say that. It was said in a recent conversation I had while attending a conference. The person who said it does not use twitter and the only time they view twitter is through the main site feed or occasional mentions via mass media. I commented back that just looking at… Read more about People on twitter are stupid
At the top left hand corner of every New York Times front page you will see the words “all the news that’s fit to print” A college professor Robert Sahr of mine once pointed out to me how ridiculous this statement was. There is no possible way you could fit all the news worthy of print in a hundred papers, let alone into one. Each news outlet chooses what stories to pursue.