I've been having some fun this morning with Jelly. Jelly is a new mobile search service announced yesterday that works via apps for Android and iOS. The company was co-founded by Biz Stone, one of the original founders of Twitter. So what is Jelly? In a nutshell, it's an app you use to ask a question about something, such as the one about Starbucks mugs you see in the screenshot, where you show a photo of a mug you take with your phone's camera. You ask the question of those in your … [Read more...] about Is a (search) picture worth a thousand words?
Archives for January 2014
With this episode, we start our 10th year of The Hobson and Holtz Report; FIR Podcast Network News: Dan York's first episode published on Dec 31: "FIR On Technology with Dan York, Episode 1 - Exploring Google+ Hangouts On Air", episode 5 of "Linked Conversations with Chuck Hester" posted, thanks to Bryan Person for the FIR graphic; Shel and Joe Thornley are hosting an 8-week IABC workshop on social media strategy; Quick News: The case for putting philosophers into company boardrooms, one … [Read more...] about The Hobson and Holtz Report – Podcast #737: January 6, 2014
One thing synonymous with air travel is declaring your identity, usually in the form of a passport or citizen ID card, depending on the country and other factors. In some countries, you can manage just fine with a driving license (a de facto ID document in many places), residency permit for foreigners, or a multitude of means of proving your identity. But would a social networking profile be an approved method of substantiating your identity? Facebook, for instance? The Drum reports … [Read more...] about Is your Facebook profile enough to prove your ID?
For some people (probably many people), early morning on January 1 in any year is characterized by the plink-plink-fizz sequence of two Alka-Seltzer tablets dropping into a glass of water. A few gulps and, a bit later, relief! These days, my experiences of New Year's Day are a little on the milder side where Alka-Seltzer doesn't really figure into the morning routine: more a nice cup of tea and the online newspapers. (My favourite hangover story, incidentally, where Alka-Seltzer sets … [Read more...] about The dawn of 2014