Archive for January, 2010

See Amazing SixthSense Technology

weather We don’t really want to use computers, we want information.  What if you could control your computer and it’s information.  Open your eyes as to how you could react to the physical word with Pranav Mistry at TEDIndia. This is amazing!



January 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm Leave a comment

Can Google Change China?

China_censorship Have you been to China?  It’s an amazing country with smart very productive people.  Many predict that China will be the leading economic nation soon … or are they now?

The Google machine (no that’s not a slam) thinks that they can muscle China.  In our last Shanghai trip, we found that when you went to an blocked web site or said a word in your email that was against government policy … your computer screen would go black and display a warning for a period of time.  I was told that if you get too many warnings then Chinese security would be on the way. We heeded the warnings and complied.  The NSA thinks they monitor the net?

Now Google wants to offer an uncensored search engine in China? China is changing but not fast enough for Google. Read more …. 


January 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm Leave a comment

Share Documents in the Clouds


Almost everyone I know uses Office or Office for Mac.  Bur sharing documents can be a bother. Even email is not dependible because of Spamfiltering, mail policies and AntiVirus programs that block your attempts to share.

Clouds Have you seen what is going on with all of the servers and services available today?

Sharing is fundamental to cloud computing. This type of sharing uses your Web browser as the window to the cloud experience. With OfficeLive Workspaces, you can view and share Word documents, Excel –spreadsheets, PowerPoint, or many other documents – from anywhere to anywhere. Whether you are at home, at work, at the library, or in a hotel room with Internet. Forget sending e-mail attachments back and forth, or using a thumb-sized flash drive that too often gets misplaced.

Clouds are Everywhere

Computing in the clouds gets even more fun when you see your desktop computer in the clouds. No, nothing has been abducted from your home. Welcome to Mesh, your personal network of your own computers in the sky, viewed in your favorite Web browser. Once your computers are adding to Mesh, you can view any of your computers from all the other computers—and all for free. I use Mesh to connect to my desktop computer at work when I must have a file or need to run a program remotely.


January 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm Leave a comment

VHS Hard Drives?

Hey, those hard drives we have for sale are not moving. Don’t people need storage? Our price looks competitive.

How can we differentiate our product from the competition?

il_430xN.113476717[1] The solution: VHS Hard Drives

For those who like their storage combined with celluloid nostalgia, there’re these external hard drives hidden inside VHS tapes: available in 320, 500, or 640GB, they come sheathed in flicks like the original Star Trek, Top Gun, and Return of the Jedi. 

Niche marketing, don’t you love it? Get yours at


January 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Unfollowing On Twitter

twitter_32 I have had a lot of questions about Twitter unfollowing … it’s really a much discussed topic. What is the proper Twitter etiquette?

Some believe that when someone follows you on Twitter, it’s proper for you to follow them back.

If you are just trying to build followers then go ahead and follow them back. But if you want to build a network of targeted followers of like mind DON’T FOLLOW just anybody.

follow To get value from Twitter follow their content. The Twitter search tool is now very powerful and you can find users to follow based their content or profile. The Twitter stream moves too fast to scan for content manually. There are also some great web based tools to find Tweeters of interest and some client based (installed on your computer) search and follow tools.

I tend to tweet about things I find of interest, and that I think my followers also find interesting. Most of my content is based on Marketing, Technology and Entertainment Follow me to see if my twitter stream appeals to you.

If my followers are not interested, then I have no problem with them unfollowing … I don’t want to waste their time.

Why do I unfollow? If you’re not interesting to me, if you spam me, if you show semi nude avatars, use foul language or try to sell a make money fast scheme, if you don’t tweet in 100 days, or if, after I search your tweet history, I find you’re mostly talking about things I’m not interested in. Nothing personal, I just don’t have the time or bandwidth to follow you in a meaningful way.

Frankly, I may also unfollow you if you do not follow me back, but I will look at your Twitter stream first to see if your content is interesting.

Some of my favorite tools are:

  • Twitter Karma – a great interface to ‘batch’ manage who you’re following
  • Social Too – helps you target people to follow based on their content

January 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

Our favorite funny video to date

Untitled-1 Humor is like walking a a bleeding edge.  When Tool of North America Director Erich Joiner’s comedic storytelling was used for Bud Light’s latest viral video from DDB they have a humorous winner at the expense of offending the status quo. The result is an video of amazing awkward moments that make this clever video every very memorable.

We need more humor in advertising! Real humor communicates and connects – humor works on radio and video, with and without proper attire. I recently attended the British Addy Awards (see previous article) and it was full humorous advertising.  I hope we see more humor in American advertising.


January 26, 2010 at 9:34 pm Leave a comment

The death of Air America January 25th?

airamerica Many conservatives will probably rejoice at the latest words from Charlie Kireker, CEO of Liberal radio network Air America Media. It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business.

So, on Monday, January 25, 2010 Air America Media goes away? Conservative or liberal? It doesn’t matter to me, but I count this as a big loss.  I hate one-party governments and singular views. I don’t like Air America, but without them conservative talk radio will have less to talk about!

But don’t hold your breath; this is the second time that Air America goes bankrupt. Is it really over?

January 25, 2010 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

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