China is well known for its efforts to control Internet content both provided to and supplied by its own nation. Kevin Voigt and Lara Farrar from CNN recently wrote the article “China cracks down on websites allegedly spreading coup rumors” which gives a report on China’s recent efforts to crack down on some of its large microblogging websites for allegedly “…allowing rumors to spread.” (CNN.com, 2012) The Chinese government evidently “…. worries the information could …have some mobilization functions, that it will make people worried about... [More]
This following recent article posted on Wall Street Journal’s website provides an example of the dangers which go hand in hand with any relatively new technology – in this instance, social media. While Twitter is vastly accepted as a widely accepted medium for information sharing for individuals, celebrities, and global organizations, this tool is not impervious, nor is any other new technology in general, to being exploited in a negative way by random and ever prevalent hackers. Twitter’s app, TweetDeck, was only recently restored to... [More]
Executives are finding that the new tools provided by Facebook and Twitter are certainly useful, but also “…those opportunities may feel more daunting than dazzling to overloaded executives,” according to a recent report by Alexandra Samuel of the Wall Street Journal. (wsj.com, 2012) This disclosure may sound surprising given the inherent benefits and opportunities of real-time communication with a broad (or targeted) audience. Gone are the days of float-time and information holdups. So…why the hesitation with embracing these new tools?... [More]
Accenture’s article: “Social Media: Rewriting the Rules on Content Management” gives insight into the shift in the rules of content management that has taken place since the introduction of social media. In the past, as Accenture describes, content media management was based upon “push content.” In today’s environment, users expect a “pull content” approach in which they can obtain real-time information which is relevant to their interests and objectives. (Accenture.com, 2012) This article briefly reflects upon the introduction of email... [More]
One of GBS's primary analytics tools for tracking its social business performance a product by Google. Google Analytics is geared towards capturing the ROI on social marketing, however, its social-focused reports use a unique approach which also allows the user to customize the goal of the report. Like other social-media analytics services, Google will show the standard click-through and visit metrics, but it also provides information on how many visitors 'converted' in terms of the previously specified goal. Google Analytics also tracks... [More]
In the past, the Occupy Wall Street protestors used Facebook and Twitter to organize protests and flash mobs. They also used these social media platforms to aid each other in evading law enforcement. However, the Occupy movement is becoming increasingly aware of the extent of how beneficial standardized social media platforms can be in attempting to achieve their goals since their messages can also be traced by public officials and law enforcement. As a result, the Occupy movement has resorted to attempting to create its own social network... [More]
Although social media has changed the way we communicate today, even those who are technically savvy have not yet harnessed the entire spectrum of features offered by social media. MaximumPC’s article provides tips on how to enhance the performance of social media tools. It focuses primarily on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, but also covers the majority of the sites that are utilized by most users. The tips provided in the article cover everything from modifying your account settings to hotkey-browsing (allowing you to navigate the... [More]
In recent years, social media has been rapidly integrated into companies’ marketing and overall business strategies. However, like every other business tool, it is much more likely to benefit the company if it is implemented properly following a well-developed strategy. The following Social Media Action Plan template by Horn Group was created to help organizations to identify, design, and plan their business goals for implementation of social media tools. In addition, the template provides examples of various measurement tools for... [More]
While Windows 8 has received plenty of mixed criticism regarding its user interface and the desktop, there’s a more unanimous agreement that it is a pretty damn good tablet OS. But, is Microsoft’s unique approach to tablets going to be enough to even get a foot in the door of the tablet market? After all, it isn’t even so much a tablet market as an iPad market; Apple created this market, and are doing a great job at maintaining a firm grip on it. But, while nothing will kill the iPad anytime soon, it is possible for a product to gain decent... [More]
HTML Editor actually has quite an accomplished feature set; allowing users to view, modify, create and share HTML code directly from their jailbroken iPhone. The easy to navigate interface provides a very simple outlet for web programmers, meaning that editing a section of code should be relatively problem free with the added bonus of being able to quickly share that code, whether it be by email or a service such as Instapaper.
One of the more advanced features of the HMTL Editor package is the inclusion of multiple HTML shortcuts, making... [More]
Facebook has long been trying to become our personal address and telephone book. Replacing the need to keep track of all our friends and their contact details, Mark Zuckerberg’s creation has largely succeeded in its quest to run our lives, especially if you happen to be of the right age. We’re looking at you, young kiddly-winks!
One aspect of people’s lives that we tend to forget regularly is their birthdays. It’s a little piece of information that manages to cause all manner of fallings out when forgotten, and we’ve all been very guilty of... [More]
Apple is credited with shaping the market to its current state, and if one takes a look at all smartphones post-2007 – when the fruit company first introduced the original iPhone to the world – it’s not difficult to see the huge impact and influence of the game-changing product. Google hopped aboard the gravy train back in 2009, and hasn’t really looked back. With several hundred thousand daily activations of its mobile OS (as counted by Google Android Chief Andy Rubin), it has become the most widely-used software on the mobile platform – even... [More]
There were a rumor of a coup in circling around social medias sites in China. The Chines government did not like it so much so they stated to close down a dozen website, penalizing two of the most popular website. They even go as far as detaining six people (probably torture them too). The biggest threat to the Chinese Communism is the internet especially with the uprising of social media. For more, Source: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/6675667/Chinese-govt-cracks-down-on-social-media
Phil Schiller made sure to mention the A5X processor found in the new iPad performed 4x better than NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chip. With a quad-core GPU, the new chip was also said to boast twice the graphics output compared with the iPad 2.
Although NVIDIA – along with some experts – were naturally skeptical, benchmarks taken just after the device was released to the public seemed to confirm Schiller’s claims weren’t unfounded, with the A5X outperforming a Transformer Prime running Tegra 3 in most of the key test.
IGN has provided further data,... [More]
With the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, the once-popular iPod has become something of a dying breed. Although the world’s number one music player continues to sell in good numbers, less and less consumers are looking for a standalone music player, preferring to utilize their smartphone’s inbuilt music player.
When it comes to concept designs, the numbers reflect the market – with most designers preferring to dream up the next iPhone or iPad than concentrate on the iPod range. Enrico Penello must have missed that memo, though, and has... [More]