Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Social Media is for You!

Today, there are more people on the Internet than ever.

Social Media sites are getting mainstream, and like the email, more and more people are savvy enough and comfortable enough to write their own blogs.

Many people decide on their purchases on reviews they find on the Internet. Google is part of everyday life and I personally use Search Engines everyday!

Our lives have changed as a result of the Internet and how web searches work. With Social Media, everyone is empowered to have a voice and as a result, everyone may have a digital footprint.

Have you ever searched yourself on the Internet? Did you find things you previously have written?

The Internet has a "long memory" and it can be of your advantage or disadvantage depending on how you use it.

The following are some tips that can help you leverage on Social Media.

-- Robin Low

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vlogs; podcasts; wikis

A good way of being “not just a normal blog” is to have video and podcasts from time to time. Furthermore, videos are great way to pull traffic. Getting a video up on YouTube is free, and besides being able to link it back to your blog or your site, you can embed the video in your blog as well, and add some context and comments on your blog to make the video even better.

Anyone who spends some time on the web cannot have failed to notice the new wave of opportunities and to a lesser extent threats. The web is basically being used in different ways to reach out to people of all kinds and it is intriguing the way things are going. It makes the Web look and feel flat. The evolving Internet has led to the continuous fall of the dot com craze and replaced leading to the next generation of web applications. YouTube is a classic example of how the next generation websites have taking over the Internet. It was founded in 2005 and in less than two years Google bought it for a staggering $1.64 billion.

With Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Twitter, Blogs and YouTube, you can expect nothing but a new world of reaching out to people and hence a way of sharing knowledge to both the deprived and people who can afford. This new web experience is what Tim O’Reilly termed as Web 2.0 in 2004. Till today, there has not been a clear definition for this phenomenon that has come to stay until we see the birth of a new one. Because of the complex nature this new phenomenon of sharing knowledge, it became very difficult for everyone else to agree on one definition for Web 2.0.

One of such next generation web applications is Video blogging. Video blogging are just another innovative way of using the blog. Blogs are defined as the published text of an author’s thoughts, with entries displayed in a reverse chronology. Readers can subscribe to it, link to it, post comments and share links.

-- Robin Low

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Facebook profile vs. Facebook Fan Pages.

Table to explain differences.

Facebook Profile Page

Facebook Fan Page

5000 friends limit

No Limit

Need friend Authorization

No Authorization required

No mass messaging

Can click to message all fans

Friends send you message to join games

No messages to join games

Can be tagged

Cannot be tagged

With phone authentification can get username

Needs at least 25 fans to get username

No insights

Insights of where comments are from

Share Video, Photos

Share Video, Photos

Use RSS, Flickr, YouTube and Picasa by default

Need applications to use RSS, Flickr, YouTube and Picasa

Extensive information can be input (personal information)

Minimal information can be input. (Mostly just webpage and company info)

-- Robin Low

Microsoft Patents The Sudo Command

What?? Can this even be possible?

I can patent Digital Media Training?

-- Robin Low

Microsoft Patents The Sudo Command

Microsoft has been granted a patent for a sudo command, because apparently you can patent a command that goes back to the mainframe days as long as you explain that it's a "personalized version" with a GUI.

Groklaw has an explanation of the history of sudo and details about the patent, but it all boils down to this: Someone at the US Patent Office must've been snoozing when they approved this patent application. Either that or the command worked on a person.

Source: Gizmodo | by Rosa Golijan - Thursday, November 12, 2009 12:20am