Social Media Analysis tools – Are they useful?

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My friend Jeff Mayernik posted a great post today about Social Media Analysis tools, and I though it was pretty thought provoking. What I like was that it wasn’t another Klout is crap post… Instead he looked at a few tools and gave some honest thoughts and examples. The tool he shared I liked the best was Twtrland because it showed me that while I have a large following and get some links clicked on via Twitter (because I am a fairly good curator of information) I do not have conversation there like I do on Google +. Basically my Twitter is over capacity! I share a TON of great links but I do not give people the opportunity to know me.  Anyways, It really made me rethink the way I tweet and I thought it might be useful. You can see the full text here:


Social Media Analysis tools – Where is that grain of salt at, anyway?

Posted on April 9, 2013 by TheJeff

One of my friends shared this link this morning and I think that it can be used as a great example of why people have a distorted view of themselves on the internet. Plus, it’s just kind of fun.

via Social Media Analysis tools – Where is that grain of salt at, anyway? | Just Thoughts.



What’s likely to happen over the next 150 years? (infographic)

This is an interesting question and as a person who reads allot and is into sci-fi I find this topic very fascinating. In the following infographic shows  some predictions whats likely to happen and it’s odds over the next 150 years. Interesting topics in here about the singularity (possible in my lifetime!), space bases, genetic research, and cybernetic technology. Take a look and let me know in the comments what you think! I’m curious to see everyone’s thoughts!

A info-graphic covering what thinkers scientists and pundits think is likley to happen over the next 150 years!

Google Maps is now available for iPhone!

Google Maps for iOS 6I am an iPhone junkie! I love my iPhone and I love iOS. That being said I am not Such an Apple fan boy that I am unwilling to call them out when they screw up. I have very high expectations from Apple when it comes to quality, service, and user experience. When I launched the Apple Maps app for the first time I was stunned by how awesome it looked. Downtown Bellevue Washington was beautifully rendered and I thought “This is going to be awesome!” Then I used it… and let’s just be honest here… They sucked. Now for all you Android fans out there. I had an Android phone and I liked it. I REALLY liked the maps on Android. However, the Google Maps I had on my phone was NOT The same maps Android users were getting, and that was what Apple was trying to fix. With that in mind, for me if ONE good thing came out of the whole Apple iOS Maps debacle; it was that I now have turn by turn directions on my Google Maps iPhone app! YAY! so head on over to the app store and download it!

From Google:

People around the world have been asking for Google Maps on iPhone. Starting today, we’re pleased to announce that Google Maps is here—rolling out across the world in the Apple App Store. It’s designed from the ground up to combine the comprehensiveness and accuracy of Google Maps with an interface that makes finding what you’re looking for faster and easier.

via Google Maps is now available for iPhone | Official Google Blog.