Tag: Twitter

Videoconferencing Is A Friend At Work

In their study of casual work interactions, Whittaker et al. (1994) concluded that coordination works best among people who are physically located in the same place because they have more opportunities to find others who are available to talk.  Let’s face it, as much as we love Facebook and Twitter,…

Facebook helps Productivity?

I’m a few weeks late on this one, but this was an interesting headline:  “Twitter, Facebook Can Improve Work Productivity”  (PC World, citing a study from the University of Melbourne.) I’ve believed this for quite a while…with qualifications.  The reason stated is that taking quick breaks to scan Facebook and Twitter…

Twitter Chief: “It’s really complex to make something simple.”

Bless you, Jack Dorsey. I certainly hope that designers of tech products, whether coders, GUI designers, network architects, whatever, absorb that statement: It’s really complex to make something simple. This isn’t a new statement.  Others have said it.  But perhaps when the founder of Twitter says it on Charlie Rose…then…

Phone’s still great for business…socially, it’s dying

That headline really means audio-only phone calls.  The (“smart”)phone as the swiss army knife of communications tools will never die.  LONG LIVE THE PHONE! May I present the evidence?  I call to the stand this blog post by Larry Lisser, titled All I wanted for my birthday was a lousy phone…

Today was About the Buzz…

If you read any tech news at all today, you read about Google Buzz.  ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, you name it (CNN), they wrote about it.  (Figures CNN’s headline mentions taking on Facebook…right when I start a full court Facebook blitz.  Dang.) Well, the reason I bring it up here isn’t to…