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Social Media: Where Interaction Reigns Supreme

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Social Media is a medium where conversations and interactions between brands, individuals, companies, and even pets (http://twitter.com/chevythelab) take place.

In essence, Social Media is a world of its own:

Businesses, for example, are able to take advantage of the millions (even billions) of visits consumers make to social media sites each day.

Many consumers see companies with Facebook Fan pages, Twitter accounts, the occasional blog post, and typically nothing else.  A social media marketing program is relatively cheap to develop in the workplace. Many companies feel that they are taking advantage of social media by having a Facebook Fan Page or Twitter account and monitoring the amount of conversation regarding their product or service…but this is not the case.

Businesses need to realize that in order to get every drop of usefulness out of social media and to gain real value from their social network, they have to…no, they MUST interact with individuals. Businesses need to use the resources available to them in order to find out exactly what people are saying about them, where people are getting information about them, and the impact social media is having on their image.

Needless to say, this applies to the average user as well (in a different sort of way).  Social Networks, such as Twitter or Facebook, are meant to be used as a new and exciting way to converse and interact with other people.  That’s why its called SOCIAL Media! 🙂 This new age concept and social interface has become a way to network and connect people in similar industries, with similar likes, and with similar backgrounds.

Interaction is essential to social media…without it…it wouldn’t be called social media 🙂

Categories: Social Media

RUMOR: Apple’s Black Friday Ad Leaked

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment

Dear sweet, innocent baby Jesus, please make this true.  Thanks to Boy Genius Report for the heads-up:

Thats right:

30% off all iPods

25% off all Macs

15% off all Accessories

If you have been holding off on making the switch to Apple or buying the new Magic Mouse…I suggest waiting until Black Friday….although your local Apple Store will probably look like this due to everyone trying to get in:

Either way, if you have been waiting, what’s a few more days?  If not, you are back to where you started

[via Boy Genius Report]

Nvidia CEO Spills About Tablet; Undying Love for Apple

November 10, 2009 Leave a comment

[via Gizmodo.com]

In a recent interview, Nvidia CEO reveals 2 very important pieces of information.

One:

Nvidia Tablet

This alone would have been enough.  I can’t tell you how badly I want one of these devices.  With this, hopefully, coming to market soon, I may have to hold off on getting the Microsoft Courier (but who knows when the hell that will be released) This tablet looks exactly like what we all THINK the Apple Tablet should look like.

Now the only reason I (or anyone else) would think this has anything to do with Apple is because for the rest of the interview with Nvidia’s CEO, he declared his undying love for Apple and their computers.

Two: [In my home we are] all Apple. Apple uses the best technology for their [computers]. Apple says to their customers: if you buy a computer from us you can be sure we have selected the best technology inside for you. That is their promise to consumers. Their promise to consumers isn’t we’ve selected the best technology for you with the exception of what Intel allows us to use. That’s not their promise. And that’s why Apple uses the best technology where they want whenever they want. And that’s why I’m all Apple! At home it’s just Macs everywhere. It’s Nvidia’s technology in all of them but I use Macs. My son has two Macs, my daughter has a Mac, there’s an extra Mac just in case and my wife has a Mac. It’s just Mac, Mac, Mac! Because I know it’s got the best stuff inside.

Final Tally:

Apple = 5x

Mac = 9x

So,

5x + 9x = Chapped Lips and a Brown Nose

I love Apple too, but damn.  I’m still hoping for this tablet to be released directly to me.  and only me.

Categories: Apple, Computers, Gadget, Nvidia, Tablet

Dell Adamo XPS Hands On…Well Not My Hands

November 5, 2009 Leave a comment

What I wouldn’t give to work at a “Gizmodo” or an “Endgadget” simply to be able to work with and review some of the most amazing products to come to market.

That being said…Gizmodo and Endgadget…If you happen to read this…I would LOVE to work for you.

Moving on….

Gizmodo, as well as Endgadget, just released their versions of hands on with the Dell Adamo XPS.

This thing is amazingly/freakishly thin….It opens with a heat sensitive sensor…and looks like a computer straight from Q’s lab.

The Dell Adamo XPS is going to be available for THIS HOLIDAY SEASON at a competitive $1800.  Here are some of the specs in the form of a press release:

DELL ANNOUNCES ADAMO XPS, A DAZZLING GIFT IDEA FOR STYLE-MINDED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
· World’s Thinnest Laptop is 0.4-inch thin

The pencil-thin Adamo XPS weighs just over 3 pounds** and measures 13.39 x 10.71 inches. Dell expects to begin taking orders and shipping the Adamo XPS with Microsoft® Windows® 7 pre-installed in time for the holidays. The Adamo XPS is priced starting at $1799. More information is available at http://www.adamobydell.com

· Adamo XPS Reinforces Dell’s Commitment to Craftsmanship and Design

· Advanced Head-Turning Design Offers Full Feature Set for On-The-Go Computing

ROUND ROCK, Texas, Nov 5, 2009 … Last spring Dell set the computing industry abuzz with the introduction of its Adamo brand, and along with it the world’s thinnest laptop PC. Today, the world meets a new champion of thin: The Dell™ Adamo XPS™, measuring 9.99mm or just four-tenths of an inch. Both laptops set new standards for craftsmanship, design and engineering excellence.

Adamo XPS is a stunning laptop whose design provides a unique experience. With the swipe of a finger, the keyboard appears from under the display as the system is open. The feature set challenged engineers to build the latest technology into a compact space, including:

· 4GB* DDR3 800 memory;

· Intel Core 2 Duo (1.4Ghz) ultra-low voltage processor;

· Thin 128GB SSD for faster, cooler, quieter and more durable storage than traditional hard drives;

· A 13.4-inch high-definition display.

The attention to detail is apparent in the black, jewelry box-like packaging that is as striking as the laptop itself. A tug on a cloth loop reveals the Adamo XPS and assorted accessories that accompany the system. The Adamo XPS was recently recognized as the hottest Windows 7 product by leading technology analyst Rob Enderle with Digital Trends.

Adamo, derived from the Latin word meaning “to fall in love,” is a flagship in a line of products created to disrupt the personal computing space with the combination of new design aesthetics, personalization choices and sought-after technologies.

The Adamo by Dell brand was launched last March with the first Adamo laptop, which combined high-performance technologies in a finely-machined aluminum case only .65-inch thick.

For the full hands on, head on over to Gizmodo or Endgadget…get ready to be amazed.

Microsoft Courier Leaked Interface; Makes Me Want It Even More

November 4, 2009 Leave a comment

It has been a few days since my last post and I must apologize…I was deathly ill…and by deathly ill, I mean I had a cold and didn’t feel much like typing 🙂 But there is NEWS TODAY!!!

The Microsoft Courier….I have to have one.

Ever since Gizmodo [http://gizmodo.com/5365299/courier-first-details-of-microsofts-secret-tablet] had the exclusive on the Microsoft Courier back in September, I have wanted one of these with a passion.

I have also been waiting for some kind of update since I first laid my eyes on this beauty…and that day is today.

Gizmodo has released a document that goes over the entire Microsoft Courier Interface.

http://gizmodo.com/5381011/microsoft-couriers-swipes-snips-and-scribbles-the-leaked-interface

It looks like the most amazing scrapbook I have ever seen.  I must have one and thanks to Gizmodo…I can now curb the urge to write Microsoft an angry letter expressing my need for more info.

Thank you, Gizmodo…for staying my pen.

Enjoy.