Hedging your bets with Twitter

It seems that everywhere I look this morning, I see someone talking about Twitter. I don’t mean twittering – using Twitter, although there’s the usual constant of that – but talking about Twitter. Among the pitches for marketing guides and musings about whether Twitter really is social (and even a list of Twitter’s problems stemming from a so-called ‘Stephen Fry backlash’), I noted one especially interesting thing amongst all the noise. Twitter might be considering how to charge businesses for…

Easy geo-location with Google Latitude

I’ve been taking a look at Google Latitude, a new geo-location tool that looks to be an oh-so-easy way to share your location data in real time with friends and colleagues. I installed it on my Nokia N95 8GB yesterday in a process that was one of the simplest and quickest installations on this smartphone that I can remember. The installer upgraded the copy of Google Maps that was already installed to the latest version 3; from within Maps I…

Wikio top 30 UK tech blogs for Feb 2009

This is getting to be a nice habit – for the third month in a row, my friends at information portal and news search engine Wikio have given me an advance look at their latest ranking of some of the top tech blogs in the UK. As with last month, I’ve had a peek at the top 30 out of the top 100 tech blogs that Wikio will be publishing in the next day or so, when they will be…

The new pecking order in Washington

In the days following his inauguration as US President, much has been talked about concerning Barack Obama and his Blackberry. If, as US President, he were to continue using a mobile device to connect with people, as he did during his election campaign, much discussion focused on things like worries about security issues and the Presidential Records Act if the Commander in Chief were to be openly accessible without control or restriction on voice and email. All that seems to…

A grim outlook on email

Over the weekend, I reorganized my email system. Looks like that wasn’t a good idea. At least, not the way I did it. I use Outlook 2007 to manage all my email. I bring in email from 3 different domain addresses as well as from Gmail into a single PST file on my computer, all via POP. Not only does this give me a single view on all my email, it also gives me access to all of that email…

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