Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

Jim Dorsey executive chairman of Twitter and CEO of Square seems to think so. Dorsey has created a new service that allows anybody to accept credit card payments via Iphone. He believes it’s magic, ha!!! Anyways, each day we are becoming more and more dependent on technology to do anything!!! It is making us all lazy, granted its cool that we have technology to help urban flaws such as his software for tracking taxis and ambulances. However, somebody is going to drop an EMP bomb and everyone is going to running around like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off. Also people complain about their phone service all the time, each day it turns into more and more of a scam and we are moving away from the old ways of doing things. Everything has flaws and can malfunction. We need to embrace both sides, the new tech stuff is not for everybody, its expensive and not everyone can afford it. Is it going to get so bad that people can function in society withouth being up to date on their techy gadgets? It sure is starting to seem that way. Most businesses are starting to do away with cash and only accept plastic, so what does that tell you!!!!! There is good and bad qualities to both sides. To read more check out this article http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2011/jack-dorsey-square#profile.

Health application are among us and their popularity is growing. I know personally because my girlfriend uses MyfitnessPal and that fine and all but im sick of hearing about the damn thing every five minutes. She has tried to get me to try it and honestly I don’t really care enough to record everything that I eat on my phone  I feel like it requires too much effort.
The reason I am stating this is because its hard to be specific about the foods that I attempt to enter in. This is coming from my perspective and I am not in terrible shape but its all about your own will power and I would rather rely on that than some form of technology to tell me how to live my life

However, I am not totally bad mouthing these type of apps, maybe it works for some people. Just don’t forget technology is not a necessity to live your life, people did live and prosper without it for thousands.

Stay posted my girlfriend is somewhat of a guinea pig for these apps, so I will state another post in time.

Honestly I have had Phil’s wonderful app known as evernote for a while.  However, I have hardly used it at all.  With thanks to David Freeman for shedding some light upon the great accomplishments that Phil Libin and his team have accomplished, in his article

“Evernote: Company of the Year.”

I know have faith in what Libin and his associates are all about.  In a way Libin’s philosophy rather reminds me of Steve Jobs because he is all about starting with the customer experience and that is what evernote is all about.  This guy wants to help people with his software, he wants to make our lives easier.  He doesn’t actually sound like some money hungry guru, and that is just fine by me. He is into what he does for the long haul and he said it himself in the article that he wants his company to go on for 100 years.

Before I read this article I thought evernote was just another app, but now I understand to genius behind it all.  The whole concept that Libin has to let people have access to the a free version that actually runs properly is awesome and you don’t have to be connected via internet wi-fi whatever, it is a true Native App.  The company apparently just passed 15 million users in december and the numbers are growing at a rate of a million or more a month, impressive.

This app is a great organizational tool if you don’t know anything about it or feel like you don’t understand it, read the link above and get this app.  The app is free!!!!!!!!

 

If you Do have it though it can definitely help!!!!!!!! That of course will remain true if it all doesn’t become regulated.  Like with what “they” are trying to do with everything.  Social media has changed our lives, whether you want to believe it or not.  Social media has reinvented social activism, for good and bad.  In a way I believe it has made us all a lot lazier.  Anybody can be a so-called Facebook warrior.  If you want to get out there and make something happen I believe it takes a lot more than that. It takes balls is what it takes!!!!!!

Coming from the thoughts of Malcolm Gladwell “When ten thousand protesters took to the streets in Moldova in the spring of 2009 to protest against their country’s Communist government, the action was dubbed the Twitter Revolution, because of the means by which the demonstrators had been brought together.”

Social media allowed the people of Iran to stand up for what they believed in.  However, to further compare social activism to social activism online, it seems that the social activism online is based upon weak ties.  Although though these weak ties have the potential to lead to high-risk activism.

Not to say I am bad mouthing social media in any way, it has its pros and cons just as anything else.  Just to show an example of the pros and cons Obama basically got elected because he utilized social media aspects better than any other candidates.

This is a very good way to look at the impact the internet has in our present digital age.

“It makes it easier for activists to express themselves, and harder for that expression to have any impact.” (Gladwell)

Gladwell states many key points to how the internet has affected the way people do things.  It has its pros and cons that is for sure.  However, in order for the good to continue to prosper we need to be able to continue using these social media tools and free networking aspects of the Internet without any Government oversight or regulation.
For a further understanding check out this article a “Small Change” by Malcolm Gladwell it will be well worth your while!!!!!!!

According to Steve jobs you need to “start with the customer experience and work your way back to the technology.”  He makes some good points in the speech he gave 15 years ago, I believe he has been true to his philosophy because I’ve seen these types of situations happen to apple and their products.  The achievements of apple are amazing, our lives have been forever changed by technology.  Although Jobs is dead, I believe he still has a few more surprises left for us with apple and we shall see technology grow from beyond the grave!!!!  Check out this video though so you can get some Apple philosophy.