Sunday, March 20, 2011
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Whosay.com, which is still in beta and not open to the general public, is already home to many stars. WhoSay, is a relatively new social media service that authenticates celebrity accounts and gives them a new platform to connect with fans. Basically, it is about.me and twitter combined for celebrities, personalities, artists, authors, politicians or any other well-known public figure.
However, it can be a bit hard to find out which stars have a whosay page. Usually you have to search for the persons name with whosay, but below is a list of celebrities that currently have whosay pages.
If you know of any other whosay pages, leave a link in the comments!
Alanis Morissette http://www.whosay.com/alanismorissette/photos/15731
Iliza Shlesinger http://www.whosay.com/ilizashlesinger/photos/15742
Anthony Zuiker http://www.whosay.com/AnthonyZuiker/photos/15698?code=rlgbbL
Tyler James Williams http://www.whosay.com/TylerWilliams/photos/15750
Terri Clark http://www.whosay.com/TerriClark/content/22996
Kelly Choi http://www.whosay.com/kellychoi/photos/15757
James Franco http://www.whosay.com/jamesfranco/photos
Eva Longoria http://www.whosay.com/EvaLongoria/photos/4341
Bill Maher http://www.whosay.com/BillMaher/videos/4631
Monday, March 7, 2011
BREVARD — Phil Davis and his partners have created a physical link to the digital world they believe will forever change the way people share their contact information.
Their company is called JumpScan, and their innovation is a Web-based platform that allows a user to create a specialized bar code and easily share it. The QR code, which looks more like a blotchy stamp than a traditional stripy bar code, can contain all kinds of information, from a Web address to a phone number.
“I first saw QR codes in March or April of last year,” Davis said. “We started looking around, and we began to realize that there really wasn't a Web-based platform for the codes,” he said of his partners: his son, Ben Davis, and Web developer Mike McKearin.
So the company created JumpScan (www.jumpscan.com), a site that allows anyone to create a profile, then spit out a QR code that directs a user to a mobile-friendly profile page when it's scanned by a smart phone.
The result is the equivalent of a digital business card, Davis said.
“Imagine going to a restaurant, and the doors are closed, but there's a QR code right there on the door,” he said. “Anyone with a smart phone can scan it and get directed to a page that tells you what time it opens, what their lunch special is and Flickr photos of their food.”
The company launched in September. After tech websites Lifehacker and Mashable published stories about JumpScan on New Year's Eve, the company captured 5,000 users in one week, Davis said.
Interest is high in technology such as QR codes because “the digital epicenter is moving from the laptop to the palm-top,” and companies are focusing on mobile users, Davis said.
He cited statistics that show that Web-enabled phones will reach 50 percent market penetration in coming months, and that by 2013, more people will be accessing the Internet by mobile phones than by desktop computers.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Google has recently updated their profile pages. They have introduced a brand new design as well as several new changes and features.
"Two years ago, we launched Google Profiles to help you manage your online identity. Since then, we’ve enhanced profiles to help you connect to other public online services and improve your search results," Greg Marra, Product Manager at Google, wrote.
"Today, we’re starting to give Google Profiles a new look and feel, making it even easier for you to control and enrich your public profile," he announced.
The new profiles are available now! They feature a new 10 words to describe you section as well as a “scrapbook” to feature 5 photos.
Nichole’s Tip of the Day: Update your Google profile!