Google Wave on Ulitzer
Google has certainly been busy building a lot of different software tools
that can be used for collaboration, including Google Docs, Google Voice,
Google Sites (formerly Jotspot) and Google Calendar.
But there are a number of specialized tools that are more useful than these
Google services for particular circumstances. These can be big productivity
boosts for enterprises.
You can read the entire post in this week’s story for a new IT site called
Facebook on Ulitzer
If you have spent any time online using social networks like LinkedIn or
Facebook, you know they can be difficult to grow your network and add
contacts. But even harder is the ability to extract your contacts once you
have built up a reasonably sized network. None of the social networks makes
it very easy to get this information.
Why would you want to do this? Several reasons. First is the peace of mind
that you have control over your own data. Should you decide to leave the
network, or should the network decided to leave you (either for cause or for
lack of... (more)
Twitter on Ulitzer
Have we reached the point where email’s influence over our electronic lives
is waning? It is hard to imagine, especially for those of us who grew up in
the minicomputer/PC era. For two generations, email was the killer
application. It delivered information reliably and within a few minutes.
But today the properties that made email so attractive for so long are now a
liabiliity. “A few minutes” for a response is so last year, driven in no
small part by texting and cell phone ubiquity. At the same time this was
happening, wikis, blogs and social networks have begun... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
My long-time former PC Magazine colleague Al Poor has begun his own series of
video reviews of consumer products on his YouTube channel here.
You can find a new Epson photo printer, the Buffalo Terrastation, and other
products. Like my WebInformant.tv series, they are sponsored by the vendor
and are short, fact-packed five minute pieces.
It took only a few years for the Web to evolve from its first crude text-only
efforts to a full graphical experience. Yet it has taken more than a decade
to get videos inside the browser page.
This week Brightcove begins a new lower-priced video service called Express
that starts at $100 a month and offers some impressive features. I’m glad
to see them in this space, which is still very much in the pre-Gutenberg
publishing era. I thought I would take this moment to talk about some of the
issues involved in publishing Web videos for corporate uses, putting aside
all the tectonic s... (more)