One way to resist the kind of proprietary lock-in that networks and platforms like Facebook seem to want is to use and support open-web tools like the kind blogging pioneer Dave Winer and the programmers behind the “indie web” movement are developing
Facebook is announcing updates to its privacy settings Wednesday, changing both how easy it is for users to make updates to those settings, and making a few changes in how information is presented, and also how user timelines appear in the search function.
Although our work is steadily moving to the cloud, we still have a physical space to maintain and keep in order, whether that’s in a traditional office, a home office or from the road. Here are a few gadgets to help you keep your workspace organized.
“If you’re bolding the bullet points in your email” said a friend of mine recently, “your email’s too long.” Few web workers would disagree. But that comment made me wonder whether the tools we’re using to communicate are becoming more important than the communications we’re having.
One of the gifts I really enjoyed receiving this Christmas was an iPod nano. What immediately struck me was that with a few minor feature and hardware adjustments, the nano could be the ideal smartphone-paired watch, and an amazing tool for the connected worker.
If you work from home, having a TV in the vicinity can be distracting. But that same TV could also be the unexpected source of some extra help in the productivity area, if you happen to have a media center PC hooked up to it.
So I broke down and got one of the new Apple TVs, despite my initial objections. There was a few reasons why I did, some of which I’ve detailed at TheAppleBlog recently. But the future possibilities of the Apple TV for web working also intrigue me.
I’m on the road this week, and it’s times like these when I really appreciate the tools I use to stay organized. Even while working remotely, I’ve managed to stay on track and not get behind because these tools rarely let anything slip through the cracks.
Here at WWD, we constantly receive announcements from developers releasing new tools. Time tracking, project management, invoicing, contact management, content management, bookmark management, scheduling — you name it, they’ve built it, and we’ve reviewed it. The question remains, though: what makes a tool truly great?
We are crawling the Internet all the time; monitoring the latest trends and technologies, seeking, discovering. If you’re like me, during your web travels you often come across treasures you want to share. But sharing what you find can be time consuming and hinder your productivity.