As to the why question, simply because it’s an event that moves billions of dollars in advertising and most brands are today operating on a global basis.
The report points out a now well understood concept by the geekiest amongst us, the “Internet of Things”. Marissa Mayer, Google’s Vice President of Location and Local Services, back in May 2010 started explaining in her presentation entitled: “The Physics of Data”, what the impact of the average person uploading 15 times more data in 2009 than they did just three years ago, might do to the web as we know today.
Apple’s new OS X Lion hit the App Store today and downloaded it in earnest. This is a first, all previous OS updates were delivered through hard media and it is ushering as you’ll see in what follows, the era of iDevices functionalities bleeding into laptops and desktops. My two year old daughter’s dream may come true after all; having already swiped iPads and iPhones screens, any screen to her is now touch sensitive including the TV. This twist of faith is all the more interesting that Apple’s challenge, less than 5 years back, was to find ways to make it as easy to use Apple portable devices as laptops and desktops were. Apple pushed the envelop so far in overcoming and perfecting that now iPhones, iPads and iPods features are brought back into laptops and desktops through the combination of software and hardware: OS X Lion and multi-gesture trackpads.
“I don’t think anybody out there in the media, UN, human rights organisations, has any moral right whatsoever to level any accusations against me or against Rwanda” Is this an example of rhetoric 2.0 that we’ll be witnessing in the future? Or will this serve as further deterrent to all public figures out there to — despite bowing to social media pressures to “be public” and engaged — should “stay put” and not engage in confrontations Will we — with the U.S. 2012 presidential elections — witness unprecedented volumes of conversations and tweet-fights? I am pretty sure that the future promises to be very fun on socio-planet. What’s the craziest Twitter sparing you can imagine, featuring political figures among themselves, with journalists, supporters or constituents?