Facebook’s modern messaging system

Today, Facebook unveiled what it’s calling a “modern messaging system” which aims to make digital communication “seamless, informal, immediate, personal.” Facebook will give its users Facebook.com email addresses, but that’s not what makes this a big deal—what makes this really different is the fact that it brings together all users’ communications across e-mail, Instant Messaging, […]

Websites Rein In Tracking Tools

Major websites are moving to limit the number of tracking technologies like “cookies” spreading on their sites, hoping to keep lucrative data about visitors for themselves—and avoid privacy risks. More sites are counting the number of tracking tools—software that can clandestinely monitor people’s activities online—that are being installed on the computers of people who visit […]

Branch Network

The phenomenal growth of Facebook and other social media has been seen by many companies as a great marketing tool. But could their impact be even more profound, shifting for ever the traditional hierarchical organization of business? A partner in Deloitte’s technology integration practice, says: “There are now many companies that are looking at taking […]

A Better Twitter

Twitter is the best way to discover what’s new in your world. From football to film to philanthropy, people are using Twitter to discover what’s new about what they find interesting. There is now a new, re-engineered Twitter.com that provides an easier, faster, and richer experience. More Information For more information go to: http://blog.twitter.com/2010/09/better-twitter.html

A Labor Day Gift: Unplug!

There’s been a huge shift in the sheer volume of information consumed (an increase of 350% in the amount of information consumed daily between 1980 and 2008), and then a shift to pervasive interfaces (cell phones, smartphones, remote working, social networks, etc.) All this makes us all too available, all the time. That’s why disciplined […]