Weekly Mash-Up, 25th November 2011

The BBC reported this week that FaceBook founder Mark Zuckerberg had announced that email is dead. We now have a proliferation of different messaging and collaboration services, FaceBook, Twitter, Text Messaging and new services such as Apple’s iMessage. In the business world, there is a term called Unified Messaging, which was an attempt to unify email, voicemail and instant messaging. Maybe in the future, we will evolve a true Unified Messaging service bringing together all of the needs filled by the plethora of different services available on the Internet. This will be an interesting journey that I am excited to be in the midst of but it does have its challenges. One thing that email has over the various rivals is that it is truly open and standards based (you can choose email provider, but you can only get FaceBook from FaceBook) and the Social Media industry will have to address that issue eventually. Email and Twitter seem as far apart as chalk and cheese, email private, personal demanding-of-attention and Twitter, public, open, take-it-or-leave it, it will be fascinating to see what emerges. Bring it on!
BBC Clash of the titans: Email v social media
This item came to me via Twitter from Richard Littledale @richardlittleda I shows an amazing rescue that could have been a scene from Thunderbirds! http://www.twitvid.com/embed.php?guid=GTF5D&autoplay=0
What’s in THE MESSAGE this week? At THE MESSAGE, here at Rothwell Baptist Church, Sunday 27th November 6:30 PM we will look at the last chapter in John’s gospel (John 21) and reflecting on the author. In verse 21 Peter asks Jesus “What about him?” and we will be asking the same question. Last week, I intimated that there may be some videos of THE MESSAGE on-line and the first two have gone up this week. It’s always a bit nerve-racking when you see yourself on video, but I really hope having these up on YouTube will be of help to someone somewhere. However many people look at the YouTube videos, the total number of people seeing THE MESSAGE will be more than just those who come to the services.
Future World I love hi-tech visions of the future! This one is awesome, courtacy of Corning, hi-tech Glass specialists. I wonder how much our lives will look like this in say, 10 years time? Most of the underlying techology shown in the video exists, its just a matter of application.
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