Hypersmith Twitter Posts

Thu

14

Oct

2010

Lifelogging

Lifelogging

 

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.

 

Read the entire blog posting.

 

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?

 

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Tue

28

Sep

2010

Start Ups @ TechCrunch Disrupt

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:

 

The List Of Startups Launching At TechCrunch Disrupt

 

Perhaps soon we'll all be talking about Shwowp

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Thu

16

Sep

2010

Lesson - What's the Scuttlebutt at Nokia?

Topic

 

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?

 

Reading

 

Will Microsoft And Nokia Team Up To Take On Apple, Google?

TechCrunch – September 16, 2010

[http://tcrn.ch/9f9UEi]

 

Task

[Join GeekSpeak today] 

 

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Wed

15

Sep

2010

Being first versus being best

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”

http://tcrn.ch/9LUisB

 

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Wed

15

Sep

2010

Renting Textbooks?

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:

  1. What is the business model?
  2. Do you think that textbook publishers are happy to move in this direction? Explain.
  3. What is the difference between textbooks and regular books?
  4. Do you think publishers of regular books might move in this direction in the future?

 

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Wed

01

Sep

2010

Five reasons why your company needs GeekSpeak


  1. GeekSpeak focuses on the language your people need now
  2. We enable fast ramp-up time to build confidence
  3. We are the leader in cost-effective applied technical English language training in Tokyo
  4. Understanding language and culture opens doors to new opportunity
  5. The Japanese tech sector is moving more and more toward English

 

 

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