Tech Talk Tuesday: Three Tips and an Observation

Three bits of Netiquette you may have missed: Comments: When you go to leave a comment on my blog (and most others) you’ll need to add your name, email and an optional URL. If you have a link to point people toward, this is the place for the URL. When you add a URL in the body of a comment it will trigger spam filters, and even if it slips through, it’s bad form. Also don’t use URL shorteners on someone else’s blog bit.ly j.mp and the like are best …

Tech Talk Tuesday: Kevin Smith, Southwest Airlines and Fatitude

Yes I did. I called it a fatitude.We have a collective attitude about fat, and individually everyone has one. Some of us whisper our opinions, this week Southwest Airlines and Kevin Smith are very vocal about their fatitudes. Do not be deceived. Kevin Smith’s row with Southwest Airlines is not about fat, it’s about deciding who your customers are. The story is (yippee) once again about technology in our every day lives. For those of you who are not as totally in love with the internet as I, let me …

Tech Talk Tuesday: Earned Trust, Privacy and Apps

Do not read this post. Seriously, stop what you’re doing right now and read this: The Decade Of Publicy Stowe Boyd After, and only after you have read Stowe’s fantastic post, please continue reading below.

Tech Talk Tuesday: iPhone Apps For Kids

I’ve had a super busy day today, but I know many of you come here looking for technology each week. Today I found out about a great new iPhone app. The American Museum of Natural History (you know the iconic one in New York the one everyone knows) has released an iPhone app. It’s free and it’s fun. You can use it while you visit the museum or just let your kids explore the dinosaurs virtually. To get the app, just click here, and you’ll be taken to iTunes. Here’s …

Tech Talk Tuesday: Copyright, Flickr and Photography

It’s really great when you’re a blogger to include photos in your posts. I don’t do it, because I take crummy pictures, my mom takes great pictures, and she posts one almost every day at iPhone Gran. Check it out, you’ll like it. Here’s the issue with photography. It’s simple to go to google or flickr and search for an image. What comes next is actual work, and I tend to avoid it. Let’s say I go to Flickr and search for roses. I might come across this: If you …