Posts in Newbies

Safer Internet Day, February 8th 2011

Safer Internet Day, 8 February 2011 It’s more than a game, it’s your life – www.saferinternet.org – (have you checked out the site yet? I tweeted it earlier) Safer Internet Day is organised by Insafe each year in February to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. The topic for 2011 is “our virtual lives” around the slogan ” It’s more than a game, it’s your life“.

Generation X is Incredibly Active on the Internet

I was checking out some research done by the Pew Internet Project and decided to post some of their findings here. I highlighted two categories I found interesting. SNS (Social Network Services = Social Media) use decreases the older you get. I expect those numbers to level out within the next couple of years as

The Thrilling Potential of SixthSense Technology – TED.com

If you follow me and my blog you know I’m a big technology buff. I enjoyed this TED Talk thoroughly: At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all. Everything in this presentation puts my iPhone to shame and gives us a glimpse of what the future of technology could… Read More

I am an Immigrant in the Digital World

I was doing some research about “Digital Natives” for a freelance piece of work I am writing. I feel like a digital native but technically I am not so the research was an eye opener. A digital native is a person for whom digital technologies already existed when they were born, and hence has grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, mobile phones and MP3s. This definition does not apply to me. I then come across a book by written Don Tapscott, called Grown Up Digital which discusses the subject of Digital Natives. There… Read More

“Web 2.0 – Explained in 5 Minutes.”

I found this video on the web while doing some research.  If your using facebook, twitter or any other social media platforms then you are currently using Web 2.0 whether you realize it or not so here is a fun video that might help you understand what Web 2.0 really is. The main point I get from this video is the web seems to be getting more complicated but in actuality it’s becoming more user friendly. Always remember that as technology progresses it’s becoming more user friendly so don’t be afraid… Read More

Social Media Research:

I’m always up for researching the next wave of technology and although blogging and face-book have been around for a while, they seem to be exploding right now. Twitter, a relative newbie starting in 2006, is also experiencing tremendous growth.