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

New Zealand has three hundred and seventy thousand members

No, not TradeMe, which I am sure has more, but Facebook.

Not many, you may think, but add it to the global melting pot and then:
And this is something companies, governments and individuals need to look seriously at –- even if they don't consider this phenomenon relevant to them. Mike made an excellent point that "you can't choose to 'sit out' of social media. You can choose to ignore it, but I don't recommend it." People are talking about you, your business, your government in social media right now. Just because you aren't there doesn't mean there aren't photos of you on Bebo and whole discussions about how much better your competitors are on blogs and in Facebook groups.

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