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]
Cook has been in charge of Apple since October 2011, taking over the reigns from Steve Jobs after his tragic passing and although he hasn’t really contended with any major incidents yet, it seems that his employees rate him very highly, higher than they rated his predecessor in fact. According to Glassdoor, a site that provides employer and salary reviews, Tim Cook has a staggering 97% approval rating from his employees which just shows how much faith they have in him. The same site showed that Steve Jobs had a 95% approval rating this time... [More]
For those times when you can't get online, the YouTube Collection gives you DVD access to every video ever uploaded to the site since 2005.
When you sign up, YouTube will dispatch 175 trucks to deliver the collection to your door. Videos also come with paper thumbs so you can send up or down votes to video creators via snail mail.
If this were real, it would add another dimension to the piracy debate.
Here's a peek at the gag.
Source: Youtube Collection on DVD
While you might think using two mice at once and making use of your other hand might be confusing, Google says it will feel completely natural in no time.
A screenshot from Google's video about Chrome MultitaskIn fact, with Chrome Multitask Mode you can use as many mice as you can hook up to your computer. That'd be nice if it were actually true, but it's fun to think about, for a day anyways.
As Google puts it on its Chrome page, you can "Play a game while you design a presentation. Purchase land while you meet the love of your life."... [More]
You're probably familiar with Google's self-driving cars that have already logged more than 200,000 miles on American roadways. But now co-founder Sergey Brin announced that the company is taking that technology to the next level by forming a new racing division in a partnership with NASCAR.
The announcement looks so legit it has had some people wondering if it’s for real. It isn’t, of course.
Brin writes in the Google blog: "Having skidded around a parking lot last week myself, I'm pretty sure that none of those test miles were as hard... [More]
I noticed that a lot of people having problem where they embed a YouTube video on their blog and it breaks developerWorks. Follow this guide to make it work properly: 1. Go to a YouTube video of your choice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ 2. Click on "Share" right under the video. 3. Click on "Embed". 4. There should be four check boxes,... [More]
Realizing the silliness of trying to cram an entire 26-key keyboard onto a smartphone, Google is replacing QWERTY with Morse code. With only two keys, you can use Gmail Tap to send messages in the Gmail application using just dots and dashes. Not only that but Google Tap offers a multitasking mode that gives you two Morse code keyboards at once so you can send two different messages to two separate recipients at once. "I think the people who will be best served by Gmail Tap will be people with fat fingers," says Google engineer Mitch... [More]
Bellow is a graph to the most popular brand with Facebook "Likes" As you can see from the graphs, millions of Facebook users are influencing the brand image. Currently, there are close to a billion active users on Facebook. These are active users, the one that is actively using Facebook day to day not just create an account with a post and leave. In the social business especially with Facebook, is no about who you know but how many "likes" you get. There are also services where you can buy "likes", one... [More]
Today I going to show you how to change the theme of your blog: 1. Go to My blog > Preference > Theme 2. Choose “Select a different theme:” and indicate the color theme you wish to apply to your blog and select “Save” There are 10 themes to chose from: 1. Blog 2. Blog with Multiple Authors 3. Blue Standard 4. Green Standard 5. Grey Standard 6. Khaki Standard 7. Khaki with Multiple Authors 8. Yellow Standard 9. dW Classic 10. Minimal I am currently using the Minimal theme.
There are 7 reason that the author is this article think of why every compnay is about becoming a social business: 1. Social media will be dwarfed by social business 2. People do business with people, not companies 3. Your employees need to be digital citizens, too 4. You don’t need to eat the whole social business elephant in one bite 5. A social business can be a good business, too 6. Enough already with the useless email chains 7. It’s okay to fail as long as you do it quickly For an explanation of the 7 points, please head up the... [More]
Angela Yochem, chief technology officer at AstraZeneca, which has 57,200 employees in the U.S., Europe and Asia says that the tools that the employees get to their enterprise-level social collaboration are not really optimize for mobile. Currently the enterprise users are turning into social collaboration tolls to allow their employees to work together seamlessly. "Companies are using enterprise-level versions of Facebook-like profiles and networks, instant messaging, videoconferencing and microblogging." Even with these... [More]
Who is the world most popular social media network use by small business in the U.S? Facebook Up to 70 percent of small business use Facebook with about 18 million Facebook pages. Each of the business want to grab the attention about 180 miilion U.S users. When the user click "like" on the business Facebook page, what that actually mean? What if one business have 1000 "like" compare to a business with "100" like? More means lass, less means more? For the answer, head to the source. Source: ... [More]
When using social medias, you are risking your personal information. If your employer or i nsur ance com pany is interested in your per sona l in form atio n, it would be relatively easy to obtain it. If you have not follow the news recently, whenever you apply for a job, some of the employers are asking for your Facebook password. Either that or they can have you log into your account in front of them so they can see virtually anything about your personal life. For example, likes & dis like s, r elat ions hips , and pictures... [More]
When you work for a company especially the Fortune 500, you should never merge your work and personal life together in social media. Recently, there is a trend that employers asking their applicants for their log in for the social media sites like Facebook. Also, the employers are connecting to their penitential employees like requesting to be a friend in Facebook. Head up and read the article if you are interest on how business handle their social media. Source: ... [More]
Over the last couple years, the social media is increasing at an exponential rate as a form of communication. Blogging came out as a popular choice to communicate in a condensed form. When hiring fresh our of college, companies assume that the newly grads know how to blog properly due to the digital natives, but they are not, only about five percent actually have a blog. Facebook, Twitter and more recently Pinterest allow people to post shorter content. Now people can just post a sentence or tow then move on without thinking about the... [More]
Tommaso De Benedetti who is a 43-year-old Roman schoolteacher is a elaborate twitter hoaxer. He first tweeted to the world the death of the Pope under the username Holy Father's No. 2. Then later tweeted to the world the death of Fidel Castro and Pedro Almodovar. He wanted to expose how unreliable social media is since it was so easy for him to tweeted the death of the Pope, Fidel Castro and Pedro Almodovar. In an interview with The Guardian, ''Social media is the most unverifiable information source in the world but the news media... [More]