Tag Archives: social networks

The Top 30 Innovations of the Last 30 Years

15 Mar

19-windfarms-top30The Internet is the biggest innovation of the last three decades according to a survey conducted by Wharton and PBS. Healthcare and technological advances dominate. Laptops, mobile phones, e-mail, wind turbines, DNA testing and robotic surgery made the list.

Here’s a look at the top 30 winners, in order of importance:

  1. Internet, broadband, WWW (browser and html)
  2. PC/laptop computers
  3. Mobile phones
  4. E-mail
  5. DNA testing and sequencing/Human genome mapping
  6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  7. Microprocessors
  8. Fiber optics
  9. Office software (spreadsheets, word processors)
  10. Non-invasive laser/robotic surgery (laparoscopy)
  11. Continue reading

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6 Feb

The New Twhirl-Seesmic: Preview Release Invite

25 Jan

logoTwhirl is a desktop client for social software such as Twitter and  Friendfeed. Just this weekend, Loic Le Meur introduced a new preview version of Twhirl which includes Ping.fm and Seesmic video integration.It’s very cool. To get your beta invitation to this special preview, click here.

The following are a few of the new features of this new preview release:

Catch more tweets from people talking about you and then engage them:  your @username timeline displays all of the tweets that mention your username.

Post your messages from Twhirl to Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, WordPress and a other services: this is all done with Ping.fm integration; in addition you can now also send a video via Seesmic to all the social media nets you setup.

Record a video and reply to your friends straight from Twhirl: reply to any of your friends straight from Twhirl and follow the conversation–in real time.

Follow in near-real time any topic, brand or username with the new saved searches showing up in your main timeline: your friends tweets and saved searches appear in the same stream to make it all easy to follow.

Check out Robert Scoble’s interview with Loic — it’s an informative walk-through of Twhirl’s new features:

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Sources: Loic Le Meur, Robert Scoble

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8 Jan

Beyond RSS & Twitter: New Social Media Tools to Track the Israel-Gaza Campaign

4 Jan

Jennifer Van Grove of Mashable just published a short list new social media tools you can use for real-time news tracking of the Gaza military Campaign. The list goes beyond RSS and Twitter and  includes quick tips and tactics on how to use these resources.

Here’s the quick list:

1. Get an “aggregate view” from CrisisWire.

2. Receive real time social news from WhosTalkin and Social Mention.

3. Take RSS feeds with you with Notify.me (in addition to Twitter SearchDigg, Friendfeed).

Hat Tip: Mashable

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1 Jan

Top Social Media Sites of 2008

1 Jan

The top social media sites of 2008  included a mix of social networks and blogging platforms, according to TechCrunch.

Here’s the list (ranked by unique worldwide visitors Nov., 2008; comScore)

1.  Blogger (222 million)
2.  Facebook (200 million)
3.  MySpace (126 million)
4.  Wordpress (114 million)
5.  Windows Live Spaces (87 million)
6.  Yahoo Geocities (69 million)
7.  Flickr (64 million)
8.  hi5 (58 million)
9.  Orkut (46 million)
10. Six Apart (46 million)
11.Baidu Space (40 million)
12.Friendster (31 million)
13. 56.com (29 million)
14. Webs.com (24 million)
15. Bebo (24 million)
16. Scribd (23 million)
17. Lycos Tripod (23 million)
18. Tagged (22 million)
19. imeem (22 million)
20. Netlog (21 million)

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31 Dec