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November 30, 2008  5:38 PM

Who could resist Fennec? It’s so cute!



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
applications, browsers, CIO, demonstration, design, Fennec, gadgets, messaging, Mobile, Mobile Computing, social bookmarking, social networking, Uncategorized, video, wireless

Site director Margaret Rouse and I were IMing a couple of weeks ago, which we do a fair amount of because our "office" spans about 800 miles. We were discussing a definition for Fennec, Mozilla's mobile version of...

June 15, 2008  11:27 AM

What is Twitter? Is this distributed microblogging platform ready for the enterprise?



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, applications, blogging, business, buzz, buzzword, collaboration, communications, community, conference, conversation, cool, culture, enterprise, enterprise 2.0, exploration, forum, free, fun, geek, howto, innovation, interactive media, interesting, Internet, IT marketing, media, messaging, Mobile, Networking, new media, news, resource, reviews, service, Silicon Valley, small business, social, social networking, software, Technology, tool, trend, tutorial, useful, video, Web 2.0, Web analytics, Web applications, Web services, widgets, wiki, wireless, word meanings

Given that I've become an avid user of Twitter, I'm frequently asked what, exactly, Twitter is and what in the world it's useful for. Isn't it just it a presence messaging on steroids? What...


May 6, 2008  8:38 AM

Video: CommuniGate’s Pronto! demo shows what a real-time communications dashboard can do



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, applications, communications, demonstration, display, interface, messaging, multimedia, personalization, portal, productivity, software, tool, video, YouTube

This video, uploaded by CommuniGate, demonstrates Pronto!, their take on a unified communications dashboard. [kml_flashembed...


March 6, 2008  2:35 PM

Video: Twitter in Plain English



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, buzz, commentary, communications, community, conversation, cool, culture, education, fundamentals, geek, howto, interactive media, interesting, Internet, learning, mashup, media, messaging, Mobile, multimedia, new media, participation, resource, screencast, social networking, tool, trend, video, Web 2.0, widgets, wiki, word meanings, YouTube

CommonCraft.com is already well known in the blogosphere and social media world for creating brilliant, lucid short videos that explain tricky concepts. The two-person team that make up CommonCraft (

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January 4, 2008  11:40 AM

The future is now. And the silicon cockroach has evolved and flourished



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Apple, Audio, Bluetooth, futurism, gadgets, geek, grayware, hardware, messaging, Mobile, MP3, multimedia, science, Security, Technology, telephony, texting, traffic, trend

It's sometimes said that the only constant that you can count on is change. Change is necessary, after all -- "Adapt or die" being an imperative of the natural world. And perhaps even more so in the world of technology... These are the sorts of thoughts that occur as I poke around in the...


August 29, 2007  3:06 PM

Notes on pronunciation in IT: AAA server and SQL



Posted by: GuyPardon
Audio, conversation, email, feedback, learning, messaging

Permanence is both fleeting and intractable on the Internet. In the print world, once the newspaper, magazine or book has been proofed and fact-checked to the point where the law of diminishing returns kicks...


July 11, 2007  9:15 AM

The White Stripes raise the bar on cool, from ocean to permafrost



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
blogging, buzz, cool, forum, free, fun, messaging, social networking, texting, video, YouTube

Hard to believe, but the White Stripes are playing my sleepy little home town, Charlottetown, PEI. It would be hard to believe, that is, if I didn't know about their Canadian tour, ocean to permafrost.

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June 5, 2007  9:39 AM

FireGPG: Encrypt, decrypt, sign and verify your gmail



Posted by: GuyPardon
downloads, email, free, freeware, Internet, messaging, open source, privacy, Security, software, useful

I've been using different online freemail ever since I left the comfort of my collegiate email account. Hotmail and Yahoo were the default options back in the mid-90s when I graduated and, for many years, despite the increasing spam, I stuck with them. When .Mac...


April 23, 2007  3:45 PM

Twitter: Microblogging mashed-up with moblogging and presence technology



Posted by: GuyPardon
blogging, community, conversation, cool, culture, discussion board, feeds, forum, free, fun, Google Maps, interesting, mashup, messaging, participation, social, social networking, startup, trend, Web 2.0, wireless

A new messaging service has gained some real traction in the blogosphere and offline among the "digerati," though to be fair most of those coders, writers and futurists are rarely truly offline anymore. Just look at how often they are creating...


April 16, 2007  1:44 PM

Google Alerts: Stay up-to-the-moment on the latest results for a targeted search



Posted by: GuyPardon
Google, messaging, search

Google Alerts are "email updates of the latest relevant Google results (Web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Some handy uses of Google Alerts include monitoring a developing news story, keeping current on a competitor or industry,...


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