There are so many people who have done this already, without even thinking about it. They simply watch what they want to watch on their laptops or tablets. A sign of things to come….from Wired.
“INTERNET TELEVISION’S TURNING point—the time when we can finally cut the cable cord—is almost here.”
Good social media advice from Brian Honigman on The Next Web about the long tail of social media posts.
“While there are many benefits to consistently strong content, one less obvious benefit is the continuing compounding success of old posts. Most people think that once a post is a day old it is pretty much dead, and that after a week it might as well never have happened. However, things online last forever and none of these posts actually disappear.”
ThinkUp analyzes your social media profile – not only how many tweets, but behavioral information. How often you thank people, what posts you tend to retweet – really useful in terms of navigating social networks.
“Every morning the service delivers an email packed with information, and in its weighty thoroughness, it reminds you that what you do on Twitter and Facebook can change your life, and other people’s lives, in important, sometimes unforeseen ways.”
Yes, it makes us smarter –
“It is sometimes difficult to reconcile the internet’s amazing contributions to society (Google search, Wikipedia, email, messaging) versus its dark side (YouTube comments, anonymous message boards, celebrity photo hacks). But overall, it seems the internet is indeed making us smarter.”
As part of its big mobile push, Adobe opened up its SDK to allow third-party apps to tap into Creative Cloud, and Moleskine’s latest effort takes full advantage. Similar to its collaborative offering with Evernote, the Moleskine Smart Notebook uses your iPhone’s camera to capture sketches.
Conceptually, the goal has always been to make technology invisible. To many of us it is, though when we use the phrase “invisible” it means we just don’t notice it. If we are speaking with somebody on a cell phone, we don’t notice the phone. We think about the content, what we are saying, and the person we are speaking to. The phone is still in our hand, unnoticed, but visible (unless the phone isn’t working properly!)
In the new IoT era, the technology will be more embedded, more functional – yet truly invisible. This story from Wired is very accurate.
“How does one create an environment of “invisible technology”? Start by gaining a more complete understanding of all the facets that enable a product or service to operate. Break down any complexity by mapping each conversation that needs to take place between people and machines for the service to work well.”
Who knows how many emails are in our email boxes each day. I love this suggestion from 99U. “Your inbox is cluttered with emails of no consequence, including one of the worst offenders: the email that lacks a question. Kristin Muhlner, CEO of NewBrand Analytics, shares her rule for emails that don’t move projects forward: ignore them.”
An incredible story about Pinterest and its huge user base, where 80% of the users are women. It’s huge, and the potential for revenue dwarfs that of many other popular social networks. This is from Forbes. “A visual social network where people create and share image collections of recipes, hairstyles, baby furniture and just about anything else on their phones or computers, Pinterest isn’t yet five years old, but among women, who make up over 80% of its users, it’s already more popular than Twitter, which has a market capitalization of more than $30 billion.”