What Drives Consumer Adoption Of New Technologies? I'm participating in a panel discussion this morning during the offsite of a major media company. They sent me a list of questions in preparation of the event. One of the questions was the title of this post; "What drives consumer adoption of new technologies?". It's an interesting question and one I've never tried to answer directly in writing. But it's also a question we attempt to answer every day in our firm as we evaluate thousands of new startups every year. Android App Turns Phone Calls Into Interactive Social Media Exchanges The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. Name: Innobell Quick Pitch: Innobell makes calls and instant messaging on mobile devices inherently more social. Genius Idea: Use applications during phone calls. Inspired by a frustrating phone call during which he was unable to adequately describe his whereabouts, 20-year-old Israeli entrepreneur Shai Magzimof set out to build an application that would simplify the exchange of information over the phone.
Social Media Mavens - An Interview with Kodak's Tom Hoehn - Welcome to the third interview in the Social Media Mavens series, where I talk to some of the top minds in corporate social media, and learn how their companies are crafting their social media efforts. Today's installment features a recent chat I had with Kodak's Director of Interactive Marketing and Convergence Media, Tom Hoehn. Tom has also been a driving force behind Kodak's social media efforts, which includes the stellar A Thousand Words, which is one of the best corporate blogs out there. And as an added bonus, Tom has agreed to give us an exclusive look at the social media participation strategy he co-created for Kodak with Chief Blogger Jenny Cisney, which they call 'Ripcurl'.
HTML Color Code « Instant Eyedropper: Identify HTML-color code from any pixel of the screen with single-click and auto paste it to the clipboard HTML color code has six hex values (e.g #AADDBB). Those six letters represent 2 for red, 2 for green and 2 for blue. And also, the value begin from 00 to ff (minimum to maximum). Now, if we want to create any color, we can just assume that what amount of color do we need ? for instance to create red color, we do not need green or blue, rather we need the maximum value of red only. So red color = ff0000, similarly, if we need yellow color, we eliminate red and add equal amount of blue and green.
Google+: The Complete Guide Using Google+? Add Mashable to your circles. You'll get the latest about new Google+ features and tips and tricks for using the platform as well as top social media and technology news. Guide updated January 18, 2012 Google+: It's the hot social network on the block. How to Use Amazon Web Services to Make a Video on Demand Service - ReadWriteCloud Google TV is about to launch. It's playing a part in the way people think about how the Internet and traditional media meet to form an entertainment experience that is new but not relegated to a traditional television set or a personal computer. Right now, television shows or movies can be converted to be seen online but it requires a digital device to view the programming. The television set can support digital media but it often lacks a browser. That's what Google is banking on will make the difference.
Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare. Hello, We launched Writeboard back in October of 2005 as a stand-alone service. A few years later we integrated Writeboards into Basecamp Classic and Backpack. Today, the vast majority of Writeboards are created inside those two products. The Importance of Social Media Audits « Web Strategy by Jeremiah In addition to constant listening and alerting to their market, brands should conduct an initial, then annual social media audit to be successful in their endeavors. Just as brands conduct audits of inventory, employees, and budgets on an often annual basis, they should also survey the landscape to find out what customers, influencers, partners and employees are participating on the social web. Audits are key for identifying priorities, benchmarking previous efforts, and planning for future efforts; the same applies for social media.
22 Educational Social Media Diagrams Everyone learns differently. Social media marketing has a lot of moving parts and processes which make it hard to get up to speed. This challenge is only compounded by the ever-changing nature of the market, in which new applications and opportunities arise daily. (Is your business taking advantage of Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn , and Google+ for marketing purposes?) 15 Coolest Photos You Won't Believe Are Not Photoshopped Dean Potter's most recent solo walk at Taft Point in Yosemite by Photographer Jeff Cunningham. Sleeping on Heaven. Apparently, the model was just jumping!
Whiteboard tools - CPsquare From [[ CPsquare]], the community of practice on communities of practice. An online drawing tool for diagrams with a shared interface allowing multiple members to draw. To share drawings and allow for collaborative development of a diagram. A virtual shared whiteboard which allows community members to share drawings and create new ones allows the community to: develop common models and frameworks in real-time, and share those models easily with others.