The world, in pictures, according to me

February 26, 2012

The latest online push is into personal curation and the hottest way to do it is through pictures.

Over the last few years we’ve had FaceBook, twitter, myspace, tumblr, blogs, fouresquare and thousands of other sites through which to publish the world according to me in words, well look out there is a whole new look coming to social media communication and it’s also the next big brand name we’ll all know – Pinterest.

It allows Pinterestians to make up visual boards full of pictures, photos, cuttings from websites and elsewhere and then publish these themed boards out to their community’s.

Since being launched in March 2010 it has gained over 12 million unique users and achieved an average over the past few months of 11 million visits per week, making it the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark (exceeding Facebook, Twitter and all others).

This and other visual and personal curation sites including Path and the revamped FaceBook timeline were all part of my segment this week with Jason Jordan on Perth radio’s 6PR.

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Are electric cars worse for your health than petrol powered cars?

February 15, 2012

In China electric cars appear to be worse for your health than gas-powered cars – please explain? and that’s what we try and do this week in my FutureTech segment with Adelaine Ng on ABC Australia.

The question begins with- as good as electric cars may be, in China that electricity comes from brown coal, which in its reincarnation into electricity is a heavy polluter.

I don’t believe we have yet seen the next real fuel alternative.

There is far too much time, effort and money going into what we know and believe, rather than what we don’t yet know and can’t quite yet prove, which is generally where our best innovations can be found.

So listen in and then share with us your thoughts on tomorrow’s possible alternate energy sources.

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All a twitter

February 12, 2012

>Twitter is heading into its sixth year soon and this week 6PR Perth’s Jason Jordan and I take a look at some of the more unusual ways and things we can tweet, including…

• Penguin book club for twitter
• Using twitter to write fiction novels
• Tweeting the 2nd world war as if it’s actually happening now
• Best Buys in the U.S. uses Twitter to provide technology advice to anyone
• Hail a Chicago cab using Twitter

When you put Twitter back into perspective and think of it as a communication tool, just like a phone, fax or telex machine, then the possibilities and purposes abound.

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2012’s rising industries

February 5, 2012

This week Jason Jordan of 6PR Perth and I take a look as IBIS World’s annual predictions of the top industries which this year include diamond and gemstone mining, motor vehicle manufacturing, online education, biotechnology and online shopping.

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