Tagged: twitter

Twitter
is a website dedicated to sending short bursts of information. Founded in 2006
by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Evan Williams and Biz Stone,
the company has grown to $140 million. It’s famous line: "What are you doing in
140 characters" is a mainstay for years.

Fact – @Geekazine,
@dayintechhist
and
@podcastmadness
are
twitter handles of Geekazine.

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Can Smartphones Be Slowing Us Down?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:21 — 202.5MB) You’ve seen it before – You’re running to get to a destination, maybe get to the next flight, walk the street to your next meeting. You run into that one person looking down at their smartphone, oblivious to the world and slowing everyone down. You would like to curse at them, but you know you do it yourself. Are smartphones slowing us down? I just read an interesting article on Dineability.com. A popular New York restaurant noticed the service to be slow. They decided to bring in a group...

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AirSig Password Wallet: Write in the Air to Authenticate, Open apps

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:22 — 80.1MB) When I pull out my phone I have to run the unlock code, find the app I want and open it up. AirSig has a better idea – Press a button and write Facebook in the air to open Facebook up. Air signature to even unlock the phone. Stating that everyone has a different writing style, AirSign uses the accelerometer to map out your writing style. After all – you sign your name different than others do. If the phone recognizes your signature then it can open up. Here...

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Voycee: Your History Free Social Network – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:59 — 344.5MB) The easiest way to say it – it’s Snapchat for social networking. Voycee is an incognito social network. You create your post and send it. People read the post then it disappears into the night. I talked with Ilfan Radoncic of Voycee – suited up like the Men in Black – who showed me the network. He states there are certain celebrities and sports stars that want to post something and not have it blow up on social networks. With Voycee, there is no timeline, no archived posts. Nothing...

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Mobilizr – Get Paid for Your Selfie – Disrupt 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:09 — 44.1MB) I found a great way to make money off my selfie. That is with Mobilizr – a company that helps you promote your favorite brands and get rewarded for it. Lets say you like Geekazine. Simply send a picture through the app to promote it. This is a beta service for use. There are some campaigns up on the site right now which you would download the iOS or Android app to participate with. Earnings on Mobilizr depend on what the campaign offers. You can even set up your...

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From Austin, TX and SXSW

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:49 — 20.5MB) I got to Austin early because travel prices were a lot cheaper. Sitting at a Red Roof Inn off Hwy 35. This last week was simply just getting things ready for this trip. Lots of video and Day in Tech History episodes set up for release. TWIGG last night was a blast. We debuted a new segment called “Glass Miami”. We also answered some live questions. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can...

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#GeekOut

What is #GeekOut ? What is a Hashtag? In this world of Twitter, Facebook and Google+, hashtags are used to give your voice some clarity. For instance, if I was talking about basket weaving, I would use #BasketWeaving for a hashtag. When someone is searching, those keywords could lead them to you, and ultimately, a friend in basket weaving. I have been thinking of many different hashtags that I could use to promote myself. In the last 7 years, I adopted two tag lines – For the Geek in all of us, and Geek Out! The first one – #ForTheGeekInAllOfUs...

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Twitter’s IPO: Is it Facebook IPO all Over Again? Geek Smack! 6th Anniversary Episode

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:09 — 28.3MB) 6th anniversary of the podcast is upon us! I started this show back in 2007 – named “The Show”. Fourth pair of Google Glass is going back to Google. This time, the camera died. I talk about it on TWIGG. My EmpireAvenue account is at 112 but more interesting is the numbers watching and listening increased. Crowdfund for CES is looking great – we’re planning T-shirts for backer levels. Getting closer to launching the new website to bring more validation to podcasts. I’ve been trying out StreetJelly in the...

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Why Kevin Rose Should be the Next CEO of Microsoft

Today, Steve Ballmer announced he will be retiring in 12 months. This was set to a lot of mixed emotion. In this world of high technology, CEOs seem to have a good exit plan – Bill Gates had Ballmer in mind when he retired and Steve Jobs had Tim Cook. Ballmer has no one in mind (that we know of). This could start people worrying about Microsoft’s direction. What Microsoft needs is s thinker. An innovator. Someone that will understand the corporate and consumer ends of technology. That is why I think Kevin Rose should be the next CEO of...

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Dyn: DNS for Consumers, SMB and Enterprise – SXSW 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:02 — 301.2MB) While at SXSW I stopped by the DYN party. They had an extensive line-up of Americana, folk and roots rock bands, headed up by feature artist: The Dawes. While at the event, I got to speak with Matt Toy – VP of client services. He works with all customers, from free to Enterprise customers. For the last couple months I have been talking about Dyn for Enterprise, but with the home users version, you can do simple consumer items. For example, if you want to connect your DVR or a...

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Shaq on Twitter, Beam Personal Assistant – SXSW 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (298.6MB) It’s the last day of my SXSW coverage. I started the day with breakfast tacos 16 floors above Austin. We learned about an analytics took that included Tumblr. From there I stopped by the blogger lounge where I found my friend Calvin won a Samsung camera. What was really funny was the fact he took a few pictures with it, someone from Samsung saw it and awarded him a Galaxy Tab 2. Congrats, Calvin! I stopped in another session – this one asking if Podcasting needed a reboot. The show had Colin Anderson,...

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From PCs to Tablets and Google Glass

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:33 — 33.4MB) This last weekend was full of birthdays and car work. Catching up this week and having a hard time doing so. Next week is SXSW so I have to get the final plans put together. Also got another GoinSXSW and HP TechCast episodes up. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed –...

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Revenge Porn: Is it Legal? How Far is Too Far?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:56 — 37.1MB) This week I’ll be tearing down the studio so a friend can stay over. Also thinking about re-arranging the studio a bit. The websites are getting some changes too as Multisite is running. Dorkazine switched over the weekend. Lots of learning curve involved. Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes – TechPodcasts – Stitcher You can catch me on Twitter @geekazine – Facebook Group – About.Me Other shows: Day in Tech History – Geekazine Special Media Feed – iPad365...