Thursday night we talked about the iPad and whether there was a market for such a device. We then had a team present The Cluetrain Manifesto. They talked about communicating in a transparent & active voice online. I love the 12 step program according to the Cluetrain authors: Relax Have a sense of humor Find …

Link to Esquire breathes life into print through augmented reality (video)

I’ve been having conversations with the technical people I work with and how the iPad is going to fail. They site, the lack of multi-tasking, etc . .  blah . . . blah blah. The fact is, it is going to succeed and in a very big way. How do I know this? Do I …

Apple announced the iPad today and a friend at work (a true Mac Fanatic) was keeping up to date on the announcement. I was getting SMS messages about specs, costs etc. Brent rocks! Nice looking. (No really.) Pictures at the bottom of this post. Comes with a docking station to help type when you have …

Twitter! Last night we focused soley on Twitter. Arguably Twitter could be the focus of several classes but hard to do with 10 weeks. We talked briefly about the history of the business and how SXSW 2007 was the tipping point for Twitter. We also discussed how the technology/business was briefly called twitch (as in …

Link to Immersive Labs interactive signage (video)

This video reminded me of Perceptive Pixel AND they’ve taken this concept much farther. The impact this could have on marketing consumer products is amazing to think about AND I’d also like to see this type of technology interact with mobile devices.

We covered flickr last night. Yes, flickr is a robust Web 2.0 community. We reviewed its history and evolution from a tool set to its current function. We reviewed the community and functions like image tagging (rollover image and see the magic), geo-tagging. We also tried to export an image into my blog after tagging …

Social media is pushing the adoption of mobile web in the US.  (Twitter happened because of the iPhone!) Everybody put your helmets, shin guards on and brace for the impending collision between mobile and social. This year mobile internet useage is up 110% nationally and 148% internationally. Gartner predicts that within 3 years web enabled …

Last night we reviewed Wikipedia as a business (cleverly using Wikipedia) and we looked that the other businesses that Wikipedia has created. Wikibooks – A collection of educational textbooks that anyone can edit. Wiktionary – Their version of a dictionary. Wikiversity – Content around learning resources and learning projects. Wikinews – User generated news. Wikispecies …

For may of us, the recession is not over. In fact, it’s still in full swing. Unemployment may hit 11% this month and 17% are underemployed. Just in case you’re wondering what underemployment looks like – think of a PhD serving you food at your favorite eatery. I’m wondering if all this “good news” is …