I’m back from a break and ready to get back into blogging! A couple of weeks ago Digg, the social news site, announced that it had signed up a its millionth registered user. Even when you allow for people that have more than one user profile and also that many people have signed up and never participated, its still a really, really big community. Pick up this week’s Isle of Man Examiner to read Tech Talk and learn how you can make Digg work for your company. On sale now.
I’ve vivid memories of my daughters getting ready to sit the SATs, America’s closest approximation to A-levels. I joined the other concerned mothers who spent hours combing through bookshops trying to find the best study guides in the hope that my girls would get the best possible scores. Of course, having the text books and study guides was one thing, getting the girls to use them was quite another.
So when I met Joy Sandifer, the woman behind Camrose Media, who has created a series of interactive study guides on DVD, I took note. Click here to read the rest of this Tech Talk column which reviews these new study guides for today’s kids.
MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, SecondLife, Flickr. Everyone’s talking about them, but they are largely the domain of hormonally-challenged teens and socially-awkward geeks and have little bearing on the business world, right? Wrong!
Spare a thought for a UK company, Bailey, which calls itself “one of the UK’s leading providers of building services”, whose YouTube disaster ending up costing them a multi-million dollar contract and long-term customer. Pick up a copy of this week’s Isle of Man Examiner to see Tech Talk which explores the risks and benefits of social media for companies.
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UPDATE: Click here to see the ManxForums discussion about this article.
The majority of Britons think technology is becoming too complicated for them to use and understand, and as a result, they could turn away from IT, according to a report from online payment provider PayPal.
The study showed that while in some cases people are embracing new technological advances, many still have only a basic understanding of them. In fact, one in three Brits still do not how to set a video recorder even though they have been in mainstream use for 27 years.
Click here to read on about the Cosmo Quiz-type online test to measure your technology quotient, originally published in the Isle of Man Examiner.
Good news for Manx news!
The Press Gazette is reporting that Johnston Press, publishers of the Isle of Man Examiner, is rolling out a multi-media news room model.
Originally developed at the Lancashire Evening Post the model resulted in a huge boost in website traffic and sales. Now the publisher is investing in state-of-the-art video equipment across the group.
Isle of Man newsrooms should benefit before Christmastime. Hopefully, we’ll see a lot more indepth reporting as journalists get access to new technology and better resources. It can only be good news for Manx news.