Monday, June 22, 2009

What's the deal with

I absolutely love when I find another long standing company (100+ years) who is innovating and encouraging other to innovate. When I first heard about this site, it was through a linkedin group women 2.0 where an entrepreneur was asking for people to vote for her. So in my coffee-enhanced A.D.D. clicking managed to find myself on and 15 minutes later (ie...a decade in web time) was still thumbing through the site.

Not only is the UI fun and interesting and the ideas unique and modern, but I was pleased by the sites overall mission and vision. Congrats to ADVANTA for being forward thinking and giving away 10K a month to encourage the American Dream.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Awesome shirt - really, just beautiful.

I think the shirt says it all. Wonder if they teach this in Psychology class. =)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Everyone's doing should too.

Neilson Online report finds that social networking is up 83% in the U.S. since last year. WOW. Fad? I don't think so. Moms and Dads don't worry if you kid drops his/her bag on the floor runs to the computer and starts chatting, texting, talking, gaming and webcaming all at the same time. It's normal. Teachers maybe try even posting something on Facebook during class to get your students to pay attention. And please post all assignments online - throw us a bone! And corporate american, please stop with the hour long face-to-face pointless meetings - use skype or soon google wave to communicate and connect. I need technology in my life.

The younger generation and even some of them 'older' ones are addicted to social networking statistically speaking, so stop being stubborn and start reworking your curriculums, office expectations/collaboration, and after school activities for us social networkers. Yes, we have ARRIVED and are here to STAY!

Good article summarizing the Neilson Online report:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Updates around the web

With so much news around video gaming with E3 starting and Project Natal (controller-less gaming Microsoft's newest hype) being spread across the networks, it's amazing that I can actually get any work done.

Bing the new Microsoft search tool hasn't impressed me and I really didn't even get a chance to look into Google's wave demo.

Facebook continues to climb especially internationally, but I haven't stopped watching Myspace. Myspace still leads them in video. I also think Myspace still rocks on music and so while most my friends have dropped off, I still find myself jammin out to my page every once in a while.

And one the biggest surprises from Twitter is research from NeilsonMobile that has claimed the 49 percent of users in the 35+ age group. WOW, now that's very interesting.