Thought For The Day:
“We have to move very fast to even stand still. ” ~~John F. Kennedy
- Smartphone Apps Great for Marketing, Bad for Social Skills
Leave it to parents. Whatever kids start playing with is never, ever good enough. Now that video games have reached deep market penetration (and, if you notice Spore, made vast inroads into the education market), the next technology to come under scrutiny is the smartphone. This column poses the standard Luddite question.
- The Popular Newsweekly Becomes a Lonely Category (Requires Free Registration)
USNews and World Report is gone. Newsweek seems headed that way. Time and the Economist are battling for the mind of the consumer. They’re selling what amounts to consulting.
- Google’s First Real Threat? Twitter.
It’s a human based search engine, a idea market. “If you are a Twitter user you will quickly see this in action. The most common tweet is a link and some small insight. The value of this link and the insight (which is great context) is instantly voted on. Do people respond? Do people retweet? If so, relevance is very high. If not, well, it does not matter much. The system of followers is a market based system that guarantees integrity. If you simply use twitter to sell your agenda, it won’t be long until you have no followers. You become noise – that no one hears. All this is data that can be harnessed to create a search system around any topic.”
- Google’s G1 phone makes it easy to track surfing habits
Wave of the future or first official electronic ball and chain?
- Fitness Revolution in Motion
Wii successes prompt physical interactions with video games.
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