The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

Webstock (11th-15th Feb) news

Seems Webstock is cracking along at a fair old pace with blog posts about stuff to win and now a Twitter bot to keep a track of it all. This from Mike weekly Webstock email:
In social networking news, we mentioned last week the Webstock twitter account <http://twitter.com/webstock>. Thanks to Brenda Wallace <http://twitter.com/br3nda> we now have our own WebstockBot <http://twitter.com/WebstockBot>. Sign up as a follower to catch all the Webstock twitter action. How it works? If you're a follower, any twitter post you make that starts "ws" or "ws:" will be picked up by the bot and posted back. Cool huh!

And yeah, Facebook may be a CIA-backed, neo-conservative experiment <http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jan/14/facebook>, but there is a Webstock Facebook group <http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5280963588> if you're among those who've succumbed to the lure.

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