New Technology Link Roundup

April 5, 2013 4:29 pm Published by Megan Lunetta

When it comes to technology, you know something great comes along when you ask, “Why haven’t we thought of this already?”

It seems like innovation happens faster than you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Believe it or not 90% of data in the world has been created in just the last two years! With so many dreamers and innovators, it’s hard to keep track of all the great new ideas and projects. Here are some exciting conversations happening in the HR world around new technology. 

  • Want a Facebookified phone? Facebook aims to make sharing information globally more open and simple. On April 4th the details were announced at Facebook HQ about Facebook Home that can be downloaded to your Android device or you can purchase the HTC First with Facebook Home installed on April 12th. The live Facebook event stated that they aim to change the messaging and sharing experience by allowing you to message anyone anytime without exiting the app you are in.
  • You’ve heard of Google Glass, but what do you you think of it? Google’s goal is to make wearable computing the next big thing, so they’ve challenged people to show Google how they would use the product. Winners get Glass early for a mere $1500.
  • Does new technology distract us from the here and now? Author Mark Curtis describes how having access to the world sometimes “…appears to be more exciting than what is in front of us right now.” With all the noise and distractions, people want information that is simple and understandable at a glance. Curtis discusses how our desire for immediate information changes design.
  • Do you have Klout? Klout users can now add Bing and include Instagram to their score. Let us what your Klout score is in the comments section!
  • There’s a new social platform aimed at students that mirrors Google Docs, OneNote, and Facebook Messenger all in one. Kolab offers a single solution for real-time document collaboration, audio recording, Facebook Chat and video. Kolab’s fun and simple interface makes for a great user experience. The app is in Beta but will be released soon to the general public.The app can be used by more than just students, what do you think of Kolab for collaboration?
  • Here’s a fun “vintage” image comparing social media to traditional communication.Build your employer branding with a strong social media strategy
  •  What social networks do you use and how to use them to reach customers? Here’s another fun list of 50 Things We Don’t Do Because of Modern Technology. What else do you use technology for?

Share with us what new technology you’re using or what you wished existed. Some developer might read your wish list and, next thing you know, “there’s an app for that.” We look forward to your comments!

This post was written by Megan Lunetta