When you think about the many options there are today on the web to interact you can become totally overwhelmed with choices. There are sites dedicated to pictures, videos, music, other just to text and of course the are many that combine all these elements into one.
One thing that you will find more and more is what we should all be doing as a society that care about one another, and that is giving and helping other people. Sure you can always go to your mother or father for advice, but at some point in your life you grow out of that phase and you start to look for friends that you trust their advice and you value what they have to share.
Here is where the power of social media networking comes in. Are you a hermit? Do you live alone and want to stay living and only interacting with yourself? of course not. We are all social creatures. Each one of us is unique and special with different tastes and different styles.
The success of Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and many more sites is that people who have something in common are able to come together and share. And many times give suggestions or just let someone know what they are up too.
In our fast paced society with more expected from us each and every day both at work, home and school it not surprising that sometimes we feel as though we are connected and at the same time disconnected. Being in touch with others through sharing advice, volunteering or just sharing stories, news articles, movie reviews or anything else with someone that is ready to listen is a great feeling.
The Bible starts off with the words ” in the beginning”. We can learn so much from these three words because they are an interpretation of another language. The interpretation tries very hard and sincerely ( in it’s own way) to stay true to the original scripture which most agree was in Hebrew. The Hebrew Bible only used one word בראשית This word which some of you might not be able to read is made up of 6 characters or letters. The interesting thing about the choice of the word and the letters the make up this word have a very unique combination. The Hebrew Alphabet has 22 letter. In this word we can find the first 2 letters and the last 3 letters. One letter that stands out is the 10th letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. Perhaps to point out the basic code. Did I mention code?
Technology code is made up of an interesting combination of letters and numbers. A pattern in one place may give us different results if combined with other patterns. What is however important for us to understand that no matter how complex the code or pattern becomes, it is in essence all combined from something that is much more simple.
The beginning of something is also the end of something else. But what is the platform that makes it all stable? The Bible relates to the stabilizer as God. Perhaps that is why the 10th letter was placed in the Hebrew word interpreted into English as “in the beginning” to be the basic fundamentals of our law and the way we act?
Tech Success- a journey of educational leadership combined with technology leading to successful results in all our digital expressions which in essence are an understanding of the basic fundamentals of language.
Anyone living with someone else, roommate, spouse, family etc. has certainly found themselves relying on the other person for help with finding something that we need. In the not so distant past what we searched for used to be something that we misplaced. When we were in our in school the librarian was considered the search master.
No one knew better than the librarian where to find information for a particular subject. Of course you can use the school library or the town library to search for the information you need. The problem is that not all libraries have the same information.
In my city Worcester, MA all of the public libraries are networked. So if you are searching for, or better yet ask the librarian for assistance to search for a topic, subject you might find that you can just go to the second floor, but rather have to take the bus to the library that is 20 minutes away. But thanks to advancements in technology you can have the book saved for you. (Not like the olden days of video stores, when you called and asked : ” do you have the latest…. movie?” and they would say: ” sure, we have lots of copies just come on down”. Next thing you know when you get there no video is available for you to rent).
Haven’t you noticed how library budgets are being cut back drastically? What happened to our faithful search assistant? Are they getting too old? are we adding to much information to our Information Super Highway that we need new search tools? Yep! You guessed it!
Twitter now uses REAL TIME SEARCH. When George Lucas exposed us in the 70′s to Hyper drive. some people didn’t realize that we would be doing it in our own time. Information is getting placed on the web faster than we can process it. Yes. Search Engine Optimization is still very important but Google is getting a little old and perhaps it is having memory problems as it grows older in age.
Our needs have changed: We want things now and not 2 seconds ago! Real time search engines helps us with just that need. The problem is that the real time search engines are still in their infancy stage and they have much to learn from Professor Google, Dr. Yahoo and MSN A.K.A. BING. Who are these youngsters? well, their parents have been giving the funny names Twitter Search, Scoopler, Collecta, Topsy, CrowdEye but we soon will get to know them as our best friends. They are fast and ferocious checking out blogs, tweets, post comments, and much more. It’s like having infants that instead of feeding on nutritious breast milk they are being fed Red Bull!
Back in April 2010 Harry McCracken of PC World reported in a post that NING would be changing the free social networks used by millions of people to be used as paid accounts. During that period I thought: I wonder how many Ning networks will convert to paid services, how many will move elsewhere, and how many will just go away?
Over two million account owners will have to decide what to do in the near future. Well we know that that Ning service did not go away and people were ready to pay to keep the networks they created vibrant. “It’s dangerous to assume that free services will be around forever, at least as free services. Will more social network require a few for service in 2011?
Remember the days of sitting in front of your computer and searching the Internet?
Well, my friends, those days are slowly becoming the past. According to Web Pro, more and more of us are now surfing the World Wide Web using our cell phones. That’s correct. Our mobile devices are becoming much more adaptable to web browsing.
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In a recent survey of 19 social networks by Pingdom they have found that there is a shift in the average age of social network users. For example: The average social network user is 37. The average LinkedIn user is 44. The average Twitter user is 39. The average Facebook user is 38. The average MySpace user is 31 and The average Bebo user is 28. Still Facebook facts show that users ages 50-65 are the fastest growing user group.
These days watching a post on video is common. YouTube has become the second most popular search engine. This is because as consumers we are interested in the stories. Reading them is one thing. Hearing them is yet another. But watching a story that combines multiple elements, now that requires skills.
Just like any other story, there are many stages in producing your final version. You will take from here, cut from there and move things around. The key to your final product is knowing what you have jotted down all around.
A master editor can take many elements and weave them together to get their message delivered. One important things is knowing where to find all the resources to get your clip. It is not the video that matters. It is the message the your video is able to deliver to your viewers.
These days you may find thousands of articles and posts covering each new device that is brought out to market. This is great news and I am an avid fan of new tools! There is also something that we need to consider when we decide to make the eventual shift to any new device.
How will I manage my data now? How will I access my older data?
Just like with any other device we use, it takes time to become comfortable using it and having our brain understand what we need to do in order to access the information we have at our fingertips.
Do we rush to embrace each new tool? Will it give us infinite new ways to do what we already can do today?
The question we should always ask ourselves is as simple as looking at the paper and pen in front of you, next to your computer.
Why do you still use pen/pencil and paper? Perhaps it is because even with all the advancements we have in our lives, we have not yet managed to be as comfortable as we would like with what we have by our side. The simplest tools or the ones we have had time to learn how to use well are those that we tend to gravitate towards.
Perhaps before you are ready to go you need to check your mark.
Anyone participating in a race knows that a good deal of preparation is needed to get to a point where you are indeed ready to compete with others. If we have come this far we have prepared ourselves with what we need to push forward.
As we prepare for the 2011 year ahead we need to make certain that we not only have the right tools at our disposal but that we have trained ourselves and we have the stamina needed to endure.
In these final day of the 2010 year we can make final adjustment to our strategy to make certain that when the “go” is called we are indeed set to make our mark.
Making a mark in the vast social media environment demands having the training and coaching to achieve success. Tech Success can help any business set new records and continue having fans.
It seems to be that no matter where e find ourselves these days the rule of thumb is that we have choices. Walk into any store and you will find many types of the same products. If you have ever stood in front of a row of products and starred aimlessly at the choices and then said to yourself “forget it!” I’m certain you are not alone.
Knowing to select a unique product that is the right one from sea of same products can be overwhelming. Which is better? Is the cheaper brand not as good? Will the expensive one be the best? Let’ take milk as an example. This should be simple right? Now, what if we are talking about something that you will use everyday and always have it with you? Yes. I’m referring to the applications we download onto our smart-phone device.
At least for now it is good that we are limited to what apps we can chooses depending on our device operating system. This still leaves us with an enormous selection of apps. Yes. The deluge of new apps coming into the market is something that can be hard to know what are the most useful or most entertaining.
In this rich social media environment it is great that we can get fast reviews and opinion from people we trust. Having the most useful apps at our fingertip will allow us to achieve Tech Success.