Blogs, then social networks, now twitter. Next? Lifelogging.
Lifelogging is the recording all aspects of our lives. Is it desirable? Is it inevitable? What’s the point of it?
According to Kevin Kelly, A lifelog would offer these benefits;
* A 24/7/365 monitoring of vital measurements such as body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and presence or absence of bio-chemicals. This data could serve as a warning system and also as a personal base upon which to diagnosis illness and to prescribe medicines.
* A digital memory of people you met, conversations you had, places you visited, and events you participated in. This memory would be searchable, retrievable, and shareable.
* A complete archive of your work and play, and your work habits. Deep comparative analysis of your activities could assist your productivity, creativity, and consumptivity.
* A way of organizing, shaping, and “reading” your own life.
Some comments from Kevin’s blog posting:
Lifelogging is the next step in the Transformation, Self Awareness, Exploration trend. If we record everything we experience, we will be increasingly aware of what we like, share, read, see, recommend, do, hear etc. This will bring the concept of Identity to higher levels, behaviourally based.
Lifelogging is a tool for the ultimate need in Maslows’ hierarchy of human needs.
Our memories make up who we are as humans. How much will we rely on digital memories versus our own? How does this change who we are as human beings?
What are the positives and negatives of lifelogging?
[make a list of as many as you can think of]
What are the opportunities to business?
Pinger, Opzi, Gunzoo, Sumazi
Heard of this companies? Likely not. These are just some of the new companies that have high hopes to be the next twitter, zynga, foursquare or facebook.
Is the "next thing" about to launch this week at TECHCRUNCH Distrupt in San Francisco?
Take a look at the start up companies who will launch at this week's event:
Perhaps soon we'll all be talking about Shwowp
Change is afoot at Nokia. They have recently hired a new CEO to help turn the company around. The CEO just happens to have been in an executive position with Microsoft, another organization that’s been lagging of late. Are alliances forming between Nokia and Microsoft? What’s the scuttlebutt?
Will Microsoft And Nokia Team Up To Take On Apple, Google?
TechCrunch – September 16, 2010
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“Getting there first is not what it’s all about. What matters always is execution. Always.”
--Chris Cox, Facebook
It seems that there is always a race in American business to be first. However, history is filled with many stories where the second, third or later entrants ultimately rule a market sector.
Some great insight and examples in this article - including Yahoo! and Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft.
This article is well written and I like the final sentence:
"Record books celebrate the first. People celebrate the best."
SOURCE: TechCrunch (September 2010)
Being “First” Versus Being “Best”
Source: TechCrunch (September 2010)
Textbook Rentals Go Into Hypergrowth: Bookrenter Says Revenues Are Growing 725 Percent
Read the article here: http://tcrn.ch/cdeC8n
Textbooks are expensive. College students are always looking for cheaper alternatives. Now they may have one.
Some questions for discussion: