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Great Example of Using a Survey to Promote Your Frim

"'Openness 5's', are 60 percent more likely than people in the general population to have purchased a Mac. These purchasers are also more liberal, less modest, and more assured of their own superiority than the population at large."

 OpenSocial Rapidly Interconnecting Collaborative Social Networks

What's amazing about OpenSocial is how it accelerates the pace of interconnection, previously rampant mostly within single, rapidly growing social networking communities. OpenSocial ties these fast growing communities together for a quantum leap in value and connection (to people, groups, organizations, philanthropic causes, etc.) Blogging, tagging, media (video and picture) sharing, and online personal or professional communities have become interconnected. Browser technology, such as from Flock, add to the usefulness of these ever-more useful tools.

 Bridge Inspection Needs An Update

When we build infrastructure, we rarely consider the life-cycle cost. In addition, visual inspection of bridges can not do the whole job of evaluating the safety of infrastructure, such as bridges, parking decks, etc. Structural monitoring is a recent method that uses the latest in sensor technology, wireless data, and the Internet to give a 24 x 7 stream of structural data - including through seasonal fluctuations (temperature).

 Economist Is Wrong To Dis Apple iPhone

The Economist magazine, which usually is very perceptive about global business, takes a divergent path by offering a hollow analysis of the Apple iPhone in its article "Apple pipped: The iPhone may already be outdated" [From Economist.com dated Apr 13th 2007. I sum up their argument as based solely on the data bandwith of the phone, in the short term slower GSM (Cingular' EDGE) versus the Helio Ocean (VE-DO).

 Apple TV Is Well Executed

Yes, I bought an Apple TV the day it was announced. It's installed and operational. The packaging is consistent with Apple's nice design, set-up is simple, menu and navigation straight-forward, and viewing/listening is a great experience. Watching 320x240 formatted video on a large-screen, HDTV set is surprisingly satisfying. There is a lot of syncing to do, via ethernet cable and/or Airport wireless connection. In fact, I just ordered an Airport extreme for wireless access to the AppleTV, but I wired via ethernet for the moment.

Marketing Automation & Drupal: Presentation by Jim Caruso to the Atlanta Drupal User Group (ADUG) April, 11, 2013