The Original IBM “Think” Pad (no power needed)

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A tradition started in the 1920’s, this was given out to IBM employees as a promotional gift to prospects and clients. It was the inspiration for the name of IBM’s “mobile computer” the ThinkPad.

It also puts and even more poignant meaning to Apple’s slogan of “Think Different” doesn’t it?

You know your old when you decide to delete an app last used in ’06 to connect to your Palm Pilot. #oldschool

Man. I thought I was SO cool when I got my Palm Pilot!  “Check this out…it’s a stylus”.  Went it went color! OMG!! I like…flipped out.  It’s amazing to think how quickly times have changed.  I’m sure 5 years from now I’ll be thinking…wow remember when we had to use our fingers to input into the iPhone?

Time is flying. Hug your children, call your mom and cherish your gadget until the next thing comes around.

Help us @mihai, you’re our only hope! #delicious to #GoogleBookmarks broken or blocked? @joshu any ideas?

Yahoo’s lame announcement of sunsetting Delicious has left the millions (just a guess) of users who have come to love it. Yes it had feature creep to no end, but heh, I just didn’t use them.  So I immediately googled alternatives and I decided I want to use Google Bookmarks.  For the life of me I can’t figure out how to import my lame *html* export of the bookmarks from Delicious into Google Bookmarks, and even if I did, I would lose all my meta data (tags) to organize them. SOOooo….Google search 2: I find this: http://persistent.info/delicious2google/ ! AWESOME a Dilicious to Google Bookmarks importer.  PERFECT! And it’s by a Googler so you know it has to be good.  Then this:
NOOOooooOoooo.. Darn it anyway

Is it a bug fix? Server crash? Delicious blocking calls so they don’t have all usere bolt before they have a real exit strategy?  What ever it is, can you ask your buddy over in the Bookmark world to do something.

So if you’re reading this Mihai Parparita, please liberate the deliciousness that is held hostage in a purple tower of gloom. Help us Mihai Paparita, you’re our only hope.  Unless of course @joshu has a better idea then you’re off the hook.

All the best,

John / @acappellamedia

 

Study: Social is used to successfully amplify SEO results. See the stats via @eMarketer.

Search Marketers Tap Social to Boost SEO

NOVEMBER 16, 2010

 

Majority of companies have blogged with goal of search optimization

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The majority of search marketers have recognized the importance of social media to their search engine optimization efforts, according to a November 2010 study from search marketing software provider SEOmoz.

Nearly 71% of respondents said they use social media as part of their SEO strategy. Social media marketing can be an excellent driver of content visibility, by helping to keep content fresh and abundant, and also by increasing the number of inbound links a site receives.

 

Marketers Worldwide Who Use Social Media as Partof Their SEO Strategy, May 2010 (% of respondents)

 

If you’re still thinking social media is a passing fad, think again. This is yet another example of how it’s a viable tactic to amplify your digital marketing efforts.

iWallet, Near Field Communications and Isis: The iPhone be your be-all.

One Step Closer to Reality: Apple’s iWallet Application

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Apple’s leading trend in patent based research in 2010 was without a doubt concerning all things related to the use of Near Field Communications or NFC in all of Apple’s hardware. The iPhone will no doubt emerge as the most crucial device in Apple’s NFC ecosystem because it will serve as your future means of electronic payment. A trend that will allow your future iPhone to act as electronic currency, your credit card, your debit card, your electronic coupon and all the while acting as a means of holding electronic tickets for such things as concerts, air travel, bus or subway. Today, we’re one step closer to that reality with the formation of a National Mobile Commerce Network called ISIS, backed by AT&T and Verizon, Apple’s current wireless partners.    

I can’t believe that none of the bigger blogs have any of this on their radar. This is amazing stuff happening and is yet another game changer. Apple will be creating an iWallet to be used in lieu of plastic and it wil have location based ads with iAds, coupons, personalized loyalty. They bought Siri, the personal assistant app recently. This means the Dick Tracy video watch looks like Fred Flintstone’s sundial watch.

This may be the genius that is Apple. Yeah, opensource is great and I love Android (secretly rooting for it), but there’s something to be said about things “just working”.

Can’t wait to see this future Apple has in store for us.