Too precious not to pickup and post. Can't find date of this CBC Canada news report; seems late 80s. Interesting to hear the words revolution, community, liberation. People leadking information. Funny to hear, "You put out a general question and wait" — sounds like Quora, eh? Must play this for anyone who thinks this stuff is oh so new.
OMG. Loving this collection of animated gifs. Thank you. I remember when they were the most you could do with images online. In fact, I remember when Yahoo! wouldn't let ads animate at all (circa 1999). Ah, good times. Or not.
The day Jerry Garcia died, was the first time ever I got my news from a web site rather than from television, radio or a newspaper. At the agency I worked at, we all gathered around a computer screen, the way we used to do around a TV. That’s when I knew that the Internet had changed everything. News. Community. And the ways people can share what is important to them.
One of the best things about the twitterverse is that new apps pop up to fill needs that the main system doesn’t cover. For client-centric agency types — especially those who grok the warning of the Motrin twitterstorm —manually monitoring twitter (via the search tool formerly know as Summize) has become part of our day. Now you can use Twilert, in much the same way you use Google Alerts.
“Twilert is a free Twitter service that lets you receive regular email alerts containing tweets that contain specific keywords or phrases. It's useful for those that want to track conversation and opinion on a brand, company or product on Twitter but don't have the time to sit in front of a Twitter Search page 24 hours a day.”
Full disclosure: Twilert is the brainchild of @DanLeach, who is my friend and fellow twitvangelist here at the agency. Try it and let him know what you think. (You can even Twilert @yourself ;-)
Wow, here I am in San Francisco. Epicenter of technology. And progressive tech fueled activism. Home! I used to find it a conflict that this conference happens on or around Election Day. This year it all ties together. Get ready for endless new media marketing lessons about the Obama campaign, even though many of us have always picked up on 2.0 communication innovations (like Meetup.com) via grassrootsnetroots politics.
For us marketers, a fun fact is that the phrase Web 2.0 was actually coined for this conference. And therefore they get to define it. (Talk about a catch phrase going viral; a copywriter’s dream.)
This year, the conference is organized around the theme “Web Meets World”. Which means “...how the Web...might be tapped to address the world's most pressing limits. Or...its most pressing opportunities.” Well I certainly agree that it is the interwebs to the rescue, or rather people using 2.0 technologies, that can change the world. There are some cool start-ups here like MightyQuiz below (more to come). Lots of reporters too. The organizers rock at PR.
Adorably useful site by thoughtbot, Umbrella Today? simply answers that question for anyone in an USA zip code. When I see a charming utility like this, I file it under "Ideas in Search of a Brand" — not because they need a brand sponsor, but because brands need these kind of ideas. Someone based in London should snatch this one up for the UK, imho, like my fave shop, James Smith, or even the BBC.