Monthly Archives: October 2011
Mobile technology has really changed how we communicate. At one time we had to actually sit in our homes, attached to a wall to have a discussion on a landline. However, now due to amazing advancement this is no longer the case, we are literally mobile while we are having our discussions. This has opened the door to so many other things that can be done with mobile devices.
Mobile devices started with giving us an avenue to be mobile while having discussions but has since turned into so much more. Mobile phones are not just for discussion anymore the evolution has taken place and this technology is still evolving. We now use mobile phones for so many things and discussion are just one of them.
In addition to talking on Mobile devices, they are used to scan QR Codes, NFC codes and texting. Using mobile devices for texting is HUGE and has really taken communication to another level. Take a look at how Texting has changed our lives. in the Infographic Below.
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I have been a very strong and vocal advocate of utilizing different blogging formats and using the blogging format which best suits ones needs. I admit to being a bit of a WordPress Basher in the past. A friend always advised that once I really got into WordPress more that I would really love it. I must confess that Tami of Aries Graphic Design was indeed correct.
I currently have quite a few blogs and I am familiar with working with pretty much all of the popular blogging formats. I was very comfortable with my use of Posterous with as my company website, another Posterous blog used for QR Code Marketing and my Technology, focused blog used on Tumblr. Although I used these blogging formats I made sure I always attached my own domain. I had a pretty decent following on these blogs with pretty good post views as well. Ultimately, these formats worked well. Did you notice that I spoke in the past tense?
Recently Posterous decided to totally change their format from basic and easy to use blogging format to something that they described as Spaces. Umm #FAIL, yes I said it FAIL!!!!! My big question is Why? As owners of Posterous, do you wake up one day and think, ” OH wow, my blogging platform is really easy to use, because that’s what I based it on..so let me just screw everything up and make the user interface more difficult to use. ” Did I say FAIL?
Well, this created quite a dilemma for me as I had either try to figure out the ridiculous new interface from Posterous or kick some rocks on the entire platform. I went with the kick some rocks option and selected to move my blog to wordpress because quite frankly I just didn’t like the direction that Posterous was moving in. This may be fine for some but it just did not fit my needs for what I was using it for. I needed a blogging format not a whatever the hell they were doing format.
Right before this disruption with Posterous I realized that I needed to create a totally new blog that was a comprehensive and ecommerce driven blog on QR Codes. I immediately realized that I needed a blogging format that had more to offer than Posterous and Tumblr so I created a self hosted WordPress site. The web presence that I was going for really needed a powerful platform and WordPress was it. So through setting up, the hard way mind you, getting my template and adding my plugins I realized the benefits of this powerful format. Soon after Posterous changed and I fully realized the benefits of having my primary blog self hosted on WordPress.
Due to the changes of Posterous I was almost forced to delve deeper into WordPress.com in addition to WordPress.org. So for me both of these platforms, WordPress hosted and self hosted offered a great deal more flexibility than the new format of Posterous. So ultimately I learned the hard way the benefits of having control of my own content and going with a more stable blogging format.
Officially jumping on the WordPress Bandwagon.
I am a huge advocate of the growth of technology and I am excited to see what’s new and hot in the industry. There seems to be something new and hot all the time and that is huge, as it allows us to advance into areas that were once considered future technologies. This is huge, especially for a techie like myself.
As we advance so does crazy litigation around every technological growth spurt, or so it seems anymore. It’s as if we cannot go a day without hearing about another company that is being sued, has plans to sue or is settling a lawsuit in regard to a technology, copyright or patent issues. Is this just something that goes with the territory? Will this hinder the growth of future technological advancements? Are these lawsuits outrageous or are they justified?
Take a look at Infographic below to give you an idea of how pervasive these issues have become.
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