Sunday, February 15, 2009

Awesome Computer Interface

If you thought the iPhone or Microsoft Surface were the coolest Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) technologies, You haven't seen anything yet.

I urge you, watch David Merrill's presentation here... great HCI hardware, amazing software applications.. endless possibilities!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Twitter, Congressman, National Security

Representative Pete Hoekstra of the US Congress has stirred up some controversy with his "just landed in Baghdad" update on Twitter (read full story at Is the social networking scene too public for public officials? Is it safe for the US President to have a Blackberry?

While some of these questions seem far fetched and certain aspects do need to be looked into, the Internet and Social media have played their part in electing the new President of the USA and will certainly play a part in how his administration is perceived by the world.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Why I quit!

This is why I quit being a software developer. I would never be a great software guy with people like him around. Good thing no one is born with a love for brand management.

Speaking of quitting, has anyone read Seth Godin's The Dip. I finished reading it a month or so ago... rather disappointing if you ask me. I think he should stick to his blog.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Facebook: Five years and counting!

Facebook is the icon of the ultimate Web 2.0 experience. It is a peer-to-peer social network, it's driven by user content, runs its own applications (step 1 of the web OS) and best of all millions of (young) people use it and love it.

the success of Facebook lead Mark Zuckerberg to become the youngest billionaire in the world. Having said that, Facebook is nowhere close to the commercial success of Internet companies such as Google, neither does it have the long term potential like

I recently read two interesting articles on the past and future of Facebook. The piece by BBC also features a short interview with Zuckerberg taken in Oct 2008. CNN piece however had a slight more critical view on the future of Facebook.