Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2007 – Wired’s list.
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
Jeff Jarvis on the inexorable slide of the local newspaper companies, who, he argues, have abandoned the small local advertisers and followed the large ones, only to find their market share slide in favour of the internet pure plays. A message here for b2b?
1. Guardian Unlimited – 17.5m unique users
2. Mail Online – 14.4m unique users
3. Telegraph Online – 12.8m unique users
4. Times Online – 12.28m unique users
5. Sun Online – 11.6m unique users
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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 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.
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?