I ordered a new phone on SFR's online shop as I need a new mobile especially for moblogging... After following the different step of the order, I received several emails, the last one confirming my order was proceed and announcing a delay of 5 business days for delivery.
This was the 18th of august, we are now the 29th and I still didn't get anything, the online tracking tools are saying that the order has been approved, nothing more.
Podblaze issued a very interesting white paper on podcasting that you can download for free after registering on their website.
They are also providing a lot of informations on various tools, podcast software, forum and directories, they also began a blog.
I missed this interview of Mena Trott by CNN, President and cofounder of Six Apart. One of the questions I noticed, Mena's vision of the Internet in the 10 next years:
CNN: How much will the Internet change over the next 10 years?
TROTT: I think that blogging is going more and more mainstream, and in 10 years I doubt it will be called "blogging." It may not even look like what we're doing today. But the whole idea [of being] able to quickly express what you want to say online is going to be still a big part of what we do.
Another big part is going to be mobile computing and devices. I use my cell phone right now to post to my Web log. I post something every day to that one with pictures of me. It's mindless, it's just something I can do really quickly and it doesn't interfere with my life at all. ...
Being able to record your life is something that I can imagine everyone [doing]. [Everyone will] have terabyte after terabyte of all these instances of their lives. And certain information is going to be available to certain groups and other will be available only to like family and other stuff will be available only to you. So in 10 years, I can fully imagine every moment of my life is documented. And the privacy will be there to prevent it from being used in a malicious way. But that I think is the biggest thing. We're going into a recording of life.
Thanks Debbie for the link !
Robert French, a terrific innovative teacher at Auburn University where he is teaching PR, begins this semester with a new initiative: he is launching a community of PR bloggers at PRblogs.org, nothing less than that !
PRblogs.org offers free blogs to PR practitioners, educators and students with the purpose to be prepared to deal with them, use them, in professional life.
What better way than to use blogs on a daily basis to feel used to these new communication tools. More than that, Robert has invited some PR pros to join the community and participate during the semester in ongoing discussion and to provide thoughts, inputs, links, in other words, to share their knowledge with his students.
When I see this kind of great initiatives, I wonder how traditional PR can't be dead... The next generation of PR folks is going to be terrific ...
I just learned about Google Talk IM service (thanks Loïc), certainly one that I will test soon to compare it with Skype, but I have to say I am so used to it that I am not ready to leave it ...
What about using several accounts and different IM services at the same time, I am not really found of that, knowing that I already had several skype chat at the same time, so let's figure out how to react if Skype + Google + AOL IM start ringing or poping up all at the same time...
Remembering a conference about eCollaboration in Paris in late June 2005, one of the speaker shared some stats showing that IM and email were quite at the same percentage of use in the corporate world... Estonishing, isn't it ?
I am happy to announce our new conference "Around the Blog" that will take place in Paris on the 11th. October 2005, a one-day event designed to introduce the tools complementary to blogs: RSS; audio/podcasts; photos, video/vodcasts; and tracking/buzz measurement.
Set up as a series of roundtables, the event will address how these tools can be applied to various business challenges. We invite you to join in the conversations, which we expect to be lively!
Given the growth in awareness of blogs, we think it is time to talk about the next level of related tools and services, which can really help blogs come alive. We hope you can join us.
We've setting up a wiki with all usefull informations about the full programe, speakers, conferences, accomodations, we are happy we already got confirmation from Nokia, PubSub, Nooked, Six Apart and Market Sentinel, we are still waiting for other speakers confirmation.
Everything will be announced on the wiki, so please stay tuned there ! We hope to meet you in Paris on the 11th. october !