Over the past many years I have written thoughts about so many topics. This blog started as a college blog for social media and digital marketing and then added some of the web’s best financial articles and information.
Recently, making my Tennessee based internet marketing business Titan Web Marketing Solutions thrive has been top priority. I’m proud to say that we are now working with some powerful businesses and have tackled some real challenges in web design, search engine optimization, graphic design and social media.
This blog is about some of the critical areas of knowledge I have learned in developing a businesses local web presence.
Please note* “NY Pie” in Nashville, TN was used for specific examples because the owners Greg and Jessica are wonderful people and were great to work with last year.
As of the end of 2012, the business of helping market businesses on the web has boomed. It is so very important to get your business on the web. At the least, it is important to understand where your business is on the web and what, if any, feedback people have provided about your business. And while this guide does not do everything, it will sure help you get started on the right path!
The following is a step by step guide to exactly what any business owner needs to do to start their web presence.
Another update and revolutionary product from Google is there upcoming Google Chrome OS. I’m pretty sure you are familiar with the browser version, which since the last update has become my browser of choice. Nothing comes close to loading Web pages, especially data intensive ones like Facebook.com. If you feel like trying it out, I highly recommend Google Chrome Browser by clicking here. But, will the Chome OS (Operating System) honestly be stable and ready to seriously challenge Microsoft’s OS, Windows 7, Vista and so on. Well, from what we know, that is not Google mission. The following is a collection of articles about previews and information Google has released.
At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
I was recently introduced to ShowDocument – an online application which enables real-time collaboration and web meetings using various tools. There are a lot of available programs already offering web conferencing solutions , so what’s different about this one?
First of all, using ShowDocument requires only registration, and is entirely web-based – except for a small plug-in you’ll be asked to install in your first session. This online service is currently free and supports different platforms, which can make it an attractive alternative for conducting web meetings.
The main site offers 4 ways to directly open a web meeting and start collaborating – shared documents, whiteboard, text editor or co-browser. These options can also be chosen later from within the application. Inside the program, you have the regular tools that help you write and draw in order to work on documents and images, along with a few unique features. There is a Youtube co-browser, and a Google Maps browser, which simply enables co-browsing google maps (see image), and drawing on them. – apparently it also has a facebook application. The webpages co-browser still needs improvement but has great potential.
ShowDocument has a number of easy and interactive ways to collaborate with co-workers & friends, as seen in the above picture. As you can see, most of ShowDocument’s options are rather self-explanatory, making usage easy, as well as inviting others into the web conference – which can be done by code or link. Its an alternative worth checking out, if you need a light and free application for online collaboration.
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From The Complete Guide toGoogle Wave– “Google Wave is a new web-based collaboration tool that’s notoriously difficult to understand. This guide will help. Here you’ll learn how to use Google Wave to get things done with your group. Because Wave is such a new product that’s evolving quickly, this guidebook is a work in progress that will update in concert with Wave as it grows and changes. Read more about The Complete Guide to Google Wave.”
I do hope these two links can help you learn the future of email and online collaboration better. Google Wave may be complicated but guides like these sure help.
Read the article to get a preview of what they do and how they work. Personally, I’m extremely excited about 3D TV and improved Wi-Fi. But each of these upcoming technologies will have an impact on our lives. Hopefully in all positive ways. Although augmented reality could be a bit much.
Improved Wi-Fi preview ” By 2012, two new protocols–802.11ac and 802.11ad–should be handling over-the-air data transmission at 1 gbps or faster. As a result, future users can have multiple high-definition video streams and gaming streams active across a house and within a room. Central media servers, Blu-ray players, and other set-top boxes can sit anywhere in the home, streaming content to end devices in any location. For example, an HD video display, plugged in with just a power cord, can stand across the room from a Blu-ray player, satellite receiver, or computer–no need for expensive, unsightly cables.”
On 3D TV Sets: “Poor expects that 3DTV will be but a minor upgrade to existing HDTV sets. The upgraded sets will need a modified display controller that alternates images 60 per second for each eye, as well as an infrared or wireless transmitter to send synchronization information to the 3D glasses.” That is great news because I love my TV and do not want to spend another grand to upgrade. In addition, I hope video games also have the 3D ability.
There are so many Web sites out there that feature videos of all types. Then there are the sites out there that feature videos specific for a topic, like Automotive, such as my personal favorite site StreetFire.net. Then there are sites that combine the two where nice categories hold the featured videos. Some sites get it right, many don’t. When I found Videojug.com recently, I thought it was the best of both worlds.
Videojugtakes the most relevant videos that are aimed at helping you get better at something. Take for instance, golf, my long-passion and sports hobby. Actually helpful and specific golf self-improvement videos are featured. This is great, because sometimes I just do not care to see your hole-in-one featured on page one. But, a video that helps me get an eagle or two, bring it on! What was even more impressive was that they broke down the videos into even more specific categories, like “putting”, “golf technique” and the “grip”. That surprised me.
I’m also starting a new project soon related to golf, soon to be live. LoveOfGolf.us/info/net/biz are registered under me now. I really want LoveOfGolf.com but the seller requested $4,000+ for it. I declined when I looked at the number of competitive golf-related sites out there that are decent, already established and for sale at a cheaper price. In addition, my goal is to share my passions and knowledge of with the world, not make a profit from it. I just cannot take on that kind of overhead with no intention of getting my return on investment.
To get back on topic, check Videojugout and start learning something new. They feature just about everything from cooking to automotive mechanics. I’m sure that there is a featured video that is sure to help you out.
Google Wave, announced several months back at the Google I/O conference, aims to change the way people collaborate and communicate with others. According to Google, a “wave” is equal parts conversation and document, where people can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.”
The question the developers asked if email was invented today, what would it look like and ultimately how would it work? Google Wave is the answer. If you have some time, check out the long demonstration video below of the conference back in May.
Here’s how it works: In Google Wave you create a wave and add people to it. Everyone on your wave can use richly formatted text, photos, gadgets, and even feeds from other sources on the web. They can insert a reply or edit the wave directly. It’s concurrent rich-text editing, where you see on your screen nearly instantly what your fellow collaborators are typing in your wave. That means Google Wave is just as well suited for quick messages as for persistent content – it allows for both collaboration and communication. You can also use “playback” to rewind the wave and see how it evolved.
I especially love the playback ability and the instant ability to see the message as it is being typed. Think about just how much time one can save when one can plan there response as someone forms their message. This is in contrast to the typing icon that currently works in most email and instant message applications. What is also great is you can turn this feature off, helpful for those of us who are not quite sure about spelling or a quick response. But these features are just bonus to an revolutionary online tool!
In the near future, there is little doubt that Google Wave will have a major impact on the way we all email and share online. If you would like to give it a shot, try your hand at requesting an invitation. I am still eargerly awaiting the official release of Google Wave, which is supposed to be coming very soon last this year! As soon as it is released I will make a new blog and let you know.