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Aug 07
2011

A noob's view - Social Networking

Posted by Megg_Ellis in Twitter , Social networks , Social Networking , megg_ellis , Linkedin , Facebook

Megg_Ellis

Ever since I was introduced to Klout I've been attempting to increase my online influence-slash-'reach'. After all, one can't become a new media student without engaging with the Internet and all its thingamajiggies (yes, that is a technical term). 

Jun 13
2011

No more clothing store queues! Fit your clothes online!

Posted by DigitalAmazon in virtual , telerobotics , technology , Social Networking , shopping , robotics , physically , objects , military training , microsoft , medical , Kinect device , Facebook , entertainment , combines , augemented reality , 3-D

DigitalAmazon



KinectShop by Gregory Ferenstein


Augmented reality technology has made life much easier for individuals in various sectors in the professional world. This technology combines virtual reality objects with real life objects and makes these two fundamentally different objects interact naturally in a space. Sectors such as the medical, entertainment, military training, engineering, robotics and telerobotics are all making use of augmented reality technology.





May 31
2011

Old People and Technology

Posted by the_merchant in YouTube , Twitter , technology , Social Networking , internet , Facebook

the_merchant

 

May 30
2011

Digital video trailers for books

Posted by Howie2.0 in vook , video trailer , Social Networking , media , Kindle , iTunes , iPhone , ipad , ibook , digital video , digital books , bradley inman , book trailer , book reviews

Howie2.0

Apr 20
2011

Facebook deals: a future reward for your facebook addiction

Posted by fastforward in Social Networking , Smartphone , mobile , location , Groupon , foursquare , Facebook Places , facebook deals , Facebook , deals , check in , blackberry , app

fastforward

Apr 20
2011

Businesses Facebook Too!

Posted by iExperience in woolworths , woolies , Twitter , space age technologies , Social Networking , slideshare , Pick n Pay , Linkedin , giantnerd.com , Facebook , e-commerce , daniel levy , chris welham , charmaine huet , business , bronwen rohland

iExperience


Keyboard by Xelcise, courtesy of Flickr

I admit… I am a
Facebook addict! I eat, breath, sleep
AND Facebook and so do millions of other users. Twitter is also in the picture now, competing for my time and status updates. These networking sites and media tools are changing social behaviours and experiences so it’s not surprising that businesses are also getting hooked on to this culture as well.


Jan 10
2011

What's missing from the Samsung Wave...

Posted by Jas in technology , software , Social Networking , Smartphone , Samsung Wave , rant , mobile phone , hardware , firmware , data access

Jas

So I’ve had the Samsung Wave (S8500) for the better part of a year, and I will admit I do still love the phone. But after a year, I’m quite discouraged by its App store – and I really, really think they could have owned the market (or at least broken into the market) somewhat better if they had introduced a free data bundle plan – ala Research In Motion (BlackBerry users). Smart phones, on average, seem quite chatty in nature, and while I haven’t found the Wave to be over chatty, if you’re using your social networks often, I can see how it would raise the bar for data downloads.

The App store, which has been open for around a year, still lacks a lot of social networking integration, and the Samsung Wave’s internal social networking apps don’t appear to have been updated since I received the phone (and might have been updated in the firmware update - but read more about that below). There hasn’t been much adoption from third parties, and there’s nothing in terms of geolocation-based apps ala FourSquare etc. (or I just haven’t seen them on the App store?).

More alarming, although perhaps because I received the phone from the Samsung Bada developer conference last year, is that I’m unable to update the firmware of the Bada operating system up to 1.2 through the Samsung Kies suite – basically the software you install to access your phone from your computer. It always complains there are no updates available – and I really don’t want to go through the whole process of manually attempting to update the firmware without the use of Kies in case something goes wrong.

Kies in itself is a whole other ball game, and I have no idea why Samsung thought it would be “hip and cool” to provide another “desktop” in which to access my phone’s information. Even worse, the way it wants to install new components at every step of the way, for simple things like viewing your SMS’s or even your contacts – surely you should be able to access your own propriatory resources without having to install additional codecs and interfaces… in your own application suite?! It just doesn’t make sense! I often wonder what these developers were thinking when they wrote the software (although more often than not, it’s not the developer’s fault but rather management’s fault)…

Somehow I think Samsung needs to step up it’s game here.  If I recall from their developer network, all apps that make use of data are required for that data to come from Samsung’s servers (so you have a kind of proxy between them) – which when you think about it, is the same model that RIM uses. So you think that providing free data bundles would be fairly trivial?

Then again, I am using the mobile through a pay-as-you-go service, so I don’t know if it would make much more of a difference…

Oct 06
2010

Forget Facebook; find yourself.

Posted by Jas in Social Networking , life , Facebook

Jas

Hi, my name's Jas and I'm a recovered Facebook-o-holic.

Sep 29
2010

Death of Diaspora

Posted by Jas in technology , software , Social Networking , programming , Facebook , diaspora

Jas

The social network could run into user issues before it's even begun.

Aug 06
2010

internet illiteracy and some other rants...

Posted by zookuki in the power of the internet , Social Networking , SEO marketing , passing fads , internet illiteracy , ignorance , EXCO , copy and paste , Communication

zookuki

How do you explain this one?

So the rather large (and significant) financial services company I work for FINALLY decided to tap into social media.  Okay tapping is a bit of a hefty word, let's say we're, er, well sticking a finger into a room adjacent to a room with an old pc (DOS) in.  

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