Wired on the Tech Trends that will change businesses in 2008

Wired is inviting readers to vote on The Tech Trends That Will Change Your Business in 2008

“Who’s going to win big in 2008? To answer that question, you need to look at the major tech trends affecting business in the coming year. We’ve put our picks below — with our arguments for each one — and we want to hear what you think, too.”

Their top five picks to get the debate started are:
1. Online Storage
2. Business apps on social networks
3. In flight wi-fi
4. The fall of Microsoft Office
5. Mobile advertising

Blogging from an iPhone

I haven’t used my iPhone to blog yet so I thought I would give it a go. I can’t find any authoring tools so I’m using the basic WYSIWYG editor on Blogger itself. One funny thing: it wouldn’t let me enter text except in the HTML box – although that seems to be working OK. The autocorrect is working on the key board too – which is a good thing as the iPhone soft key board takes some getting used to!

Google’s competitor to Wikipedia

Google has launched a competitor to Wikipedia. Called Knol or Knols – we’re not quite sure – it features articles (or “knols” – units of knowledge – written by a single author but voted upon by readers. Lifehacker points out that, now Wikipedia makes up the top result in such a large proportion of searches, it was inevitable that Google would want some of the traffic for itself. The Google account on the Official Google Blog, is here.

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P.O.S.T. for social success

Forrester analyst Josh Bernoff has come up with a new acronym to help companies navigate the world of social technologies. POST stands for People, Objectives, Strategy and Technology.

People: don’t start a social strategy until you know the capabilities of your audience;

Objectives: pick one – listending to customers, or talking to them, for instance

Strategy: what will be different when you have finished?

Technology: what’s appropriate – a wiki, a blog, a hundred blogs?

Read on here to learn more…


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