Is Google Making Us Stupid? - Magazine Illustration by Guy Billout "Dave, stop. Stop, will you? My World of Work Aylesbury, HP21 7ES 30 hours per week over 4 days including alternate Saturdays Our growing number of shops are one of the most important ways in which we raise money to support people living through the challenges of life-changing illness. So when you become an Assistant Manager at one, you're not just helping us to turn a profit - you're helping to improve the lives of the people we exist to help. Our shops are a much-loved part of the high street around the country.
Six ways Gmail revolutionized e-mail Mashable's Pete Cashmore says Gmail radically altered expectations of what a webmail client could be. It's the sixth birthday of Google's pioneering e-mail service: Gmail Gmail launched in 2004 with 1 gigabyte of free storage, an inconceivable amount at the time Gmail popularized the use of the "beta" tag on many "web 2.0" products Google's e-mail service also popularized labels, conversation "threads" and archives Editor's note: Pete Cashmore is founder and CEO of Mashable, a popular blog about social media. He writes a weekly column about social networking and technology for CNN.com.
Astronauts tweet from space - 08 Apr 2010 - Computing Astronauts can now use social networking tools from outer space Nasa has implemented a new project that allows its astronauts to access and update their social networking profiles from space. The US space agency is using technology from enterprise software provider Citrix to create a home-like desktop experience, allowing astronauts to keep in touch with friends, colleagues and family via online social networks. Everything Is "With" Not "Instead Of" | Six Pixels of Separation Want to know if the Digital Marketing agency you're working with truly understands the "marketing" part of your business equation? All you have to do is see how well that Digital Marketing agency integrates with everything you're currently doing - from campaigns to other agencies. If all your Digital Marketing shop does is try to tell you that the "old ways" of Marketing and Communication simply don't work anymore, and you need to be shifting all of your marketing dollars to the online world, please do show them the door.
The Death Of Social Media | Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing The minute we (as a community) allow and accept traditional mass media tactics to pollute Social Media, is the minute that all is lost. In one of the most depressing articles titled, The Ghost Speaks, published in Entrepreneur Magazine (February issue) they looked at ghostblogging (the act of paying a writer to Blog on behalf of a company, brand or individual). These ghostbloggers do more than Blog posts, they also post on the person's behalf to Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, etc... 10 Essential Design Tools for Social Media Pros This series is supported by Wix.com, an online design tool that enables you to create your own Flash websites, social network layouts, and more, for free. Learn more about Wix here. Good design is a critical part of any web or social media presence. Like the clothes you wear to a job interview or a business meeting, a sharp looking social profile or website is the first step toward being taken seriously online. Whether you're a professional designer or an armchair artiste, tools abound that you can use to snazz up your web presence, and give it that polish that professionals, potential customers, and online friends have come to expect from a social media maven. We've talked to the experts about what they use for inspiration, collaboration, and getting down to the business of design in a social media world.
MiFi Mobile Wireless Hotspots Now Stream Media to iPhone, iPad a Novatel have just announced some fantastic new functionality for their wonderful MiFi series of mobile WiFi hotspots: live iPhone and iPod Touch media streaming. Using any application that supports UPnP/DLNA media steaming for the iPod Touch (e.g. PlugPlayer), the latest update will allow you to stream music and movies to your Apple handset from the MiFi’s microSD card slot. With microSD cards now coming in capacities up to 32GB, what this means is that you can now pretty easily double the capacity of your media library if you’re willing to pick up a MiFi… and while the MiFi might be a redundant addition to your gadget bag if you’ve got an iPhone 3G, it would be an excellent way to keep your iPod Touch mobile and media rich without signing a two-year contract.
March 25, 1995: First Wiki Makes Fast Work of Collaboration | Th 1995: The collaborative internet takes a giant leap forward with WikiWikiWeb, the first site that actually invites people to hack it. User-generated content and open source reporting are now standards of digital civilization. But for the internet’s first dozen years or so, even the eggheads who had invented the medium as a way of collaborating reliably over distances hadn’t thought of creating databases anyone could contribute to and edit other people’s work. The state of the art in 1995 was the listserv — still very serviceable groupware, but limited by chronological indexing where, especially in a long discussion, the context could get completely buried. With a wiki, you can jump in at the exact context — insert a sentence here — so the next reader doesn’t have to assemble random bits into a cohesive whole. With a wiki, contributors alter a “primary” document, like so many chefs perfecting the broth.
Google Plans To Expand Cloud Computing Services When you think of developer-focused web computing services, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Amazon’s hugely popular AWS, which includes S3 (storage) and EC2 (processing). Google has its own web computing service — namely, Google App Engine — and the search giant is looking to significantly expand its offerings. During a roundtable discussion this afternoon at Google Headquarters, Dave Girouard, President of Google Enterprise, hinted at this, saying that Google was looking to give developers more value-added services in the cloud. So what does that mean? Google doesn’t want to keep expanding into commoditized services like online storage. Instead, it wants to offer services that go beyond those, allowing developers to tap into Google technology that they haven’t previously had access to.
Google Wave's Massive Potential for Business Users Howard Greenstein is a Social Media Strategy and Marketing consultant, and President of the Harbrooke Group. He’s also a national board member of Social Media Club. Google Wave is an innovative new way for people to communicate and collaborate. But as Gina Tripani, author of The Complete Guide To Google Wave, noted in her recent keynote at the recent Web 2.0 Expo in New York, Wave is designed for power users. Wave is hard. There are a lot of features, all bundled together, and it can be intimidating for anyone to just look at it and decide “this is a great project management tool” or “this is the way we’re going to manage our notes about the proposal.” It’s Official: There are Now More Tweets than People The number of Tweets last night exceeded the world population, passing 6.8 billion Twitter messages posted. Mashable reader Liz Pullen estimates this happened at around midnight or 1 a.m. EST this morning.