So I have been pretty excited about the Palm Pre since CES.
1. It has a keyboard
2. It is on Sprint, my carrier
3. Synergy sounded awesome
4. Multitasking or Synergy. A toss up.
So after sitting on the wait list for 2 weeks, I finally got one. Look for tweets and posts as I get adjusted. Changing from a Palm Centro and an iPod touch too a Pre.
So far: notifications are awesome. Quite possibly my favorite feature. Email, twitter and web are great! Multitasking and card are also pretty killer.
Not so great: the USB slot cover, the difficult to use cursor for preciseness. Here is where a stylus would come in handy.
Haven’t tried: cut and paste.
So I joined twitter a few months ago to update my facebook status remotely. Haha. Or well after the hubub about twitters use at SXSW last March.
So during the past 2 weeks, use seems to have picked up with twitter groups, storage tweeters, and big-brands tweeting.
And now the spammer scammers are here.
And the brand hijackers (they don’t deserve a link). I’m getting followed by one now, using a big internet media company’s name as their twitter handle.
Sorry Charlie, I won’t be following you if you don’t seem real. So look out and stake your twitter claim now. Before someone steals your brand name as their user name.
Stay tuned, I’ll post my observations and tips in the next few weeks as I get more twitterific.
Follow me: Jame-Ane Ervin
So Apple shocked the world this week. Well OK the world of tradeshow organizers, Apple fans, the San Francisco tourist board and the tech media. They said “Steve Jobs won’t be keynoting Macworld this year.” and “Apple won’t be at Macworld next year.”
Ouch. We are losing big!
No more inspiration for good presentations. See Apple’s private media events.
Seriously, I think this is a sign of the death of the large tradeshow. CES has been declining for many years now. In my space, shows appear to be shrinking. And it is a lot harder to justify tradeshow participation. People are traveling less, and much of the information that was new and announced at a tradeshow is available via webinars, blogs, or during a special company-controlled event. Over @Scobleizer this posts hints at blogs and social media killing the big show.
This leaves tradeshows for in-person networking. And meeting face to face. One of the few times “everyone” is all together in one place. But, are people concentrating in smaller events? Private events, like customer conferences. Or do people meet online in social networks? I think many people are doing a lot of that connecting they used to do at shows more frequently on blogs, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
So the next question is, will Apple’s exit be better for the Mac Community? It might free up the media to cover exhibitor announcements. Or everyone could skip it since Apple won’t be there. Its hard to say. The good thing is, the show is in SF, and SF is a great place for a tech show, with so many local techies. It might get smaller, but good people could still attend. Or maybe there will be a virtual show at all Apple stores on the same day.
So how will you meet in the post tradeshow world?