By 2025, the Winklevoss twins, more known for their legal battles with former classmate Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, predicts a “cashless society” will dominate with the virtual currency bitcoin.
As technology advances and social media becomes even more prevalent in our day-to-day lives, where does that leave email? There are many people I know who say they don’t use stand alone email for anything. They rely completely on Facebook to communicate with friends, family and business associates. Personally, I do find myself having more conversations on the social media guru’s site than using my personal email account. The relationships are different and therefore the communication is different. So in the battle of social vs. email, who will win? And what will be the results of that win?
When someone mentions social networks, Facebook has to pop in your mind. Jonathan LeBlanc’s book, “Programming Social Applications”, would lead one to assume (yes, I know the dangers lurking there) that this would include Facebook. One would be wrong.
Recently at the Le Web – an Internet event in Europe, Google guru, Eric Schmidt spoke about the future being social, local and mobile. What does this mean? More Facebook? More smartphone apps? More Foursquare?
Juliet: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet." Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) True, but try finding the right document set for your current project by sniffing them out from within a database of 8 million similar smelling documents. This approach is all too common, very time consuming, and unreliable leaving you with aromatic, unpalatable results.
Despite the predictions of many, the death of traditional media may not have arrived, just yet. The latest Ipsos Mendelsohn survey of affluent Americans reveals less than 20% of “rich” Americans have embraced newer technologies.
The Canadian Government will combine Identity technologies with social media to enable their Open Government 2.0 strategy – Enterprise 2.0 - and it will be available to the public.