Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Where The Twitter Watch Never Stops

Do you Twitter? People are Twittering right now--down the street and around the world and you can watch it all take place in real time.

Take a journey with me to Twittervison 3D. Watch the globe spin to locations around the world and see what people have to say and what they look like (if they posted their photos).

Maybe you're in Las Vegas...see what your neighbors are Twittering with a street level map.

A few things came to mind as I was looking at this on my computer screen.

Wow, now everyone can be "big brother."

Don't write anything you wouldn't want someone/anyone to see.

And to bring it into the radio world...if we can get real-time Twitter reports down to your neighborhood; why can't we get accurate radio ratings? Maybe the future of radio ratings is just a widget away?

40 Years In The Future 1968-2008

Doing a little blog surfing and ran across a very fun site. Interesting article from 1968 about what our lives would be like in 2008. Read on...

40 Years In The Future

The single most important item in 2008 households is the computer. These electronic brains govern everything from meal preparation and waking up the household to assembling shopping lists and keeping track of the bank balance. Sensors in kitchen appliances, climatizing units, communicators, power supply and other household utilities warn the computer when the item is likely to fail. A repairman will show up even before any obvious breakdown occurs.

Computers also handle travel reservations, relay telephone messages, keep track of birthdays and anniversaries, compute taxes and even figure the monthly bills for electricity, water, telephone and other utilities. Not every family has its private computer. Many families reserve time on a city or regional computer to serve their needs. The machine tallies up its own services and submits a bill, just as it does with other utilities.

Money has all but disappeared. Employers deposit salary checks directly into their employees’ accounts. Credit cards are used for paying all bills. Each time you buy something, the card’s number is fed into the store’s computer station. A master computer then deducts the charge from your bank balance.