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Understanding the knowledge graph

Today Google introduced a new feature in its search environment, the Knowledge Graph. The stated goal of the project is to help users find information faster and more easily.

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On the brink: life in a connected world

GigaOm points to a new concept video by Ericsson that looks at the various ways the “everything is connected” digital ecosystem will change and shape life and work.

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Four horses of the Internet infographic

Fast company looks at the business operations of the Internet’s big four companies; Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. who packs the most disruption? You decide.

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I’m afraid of Americans: Friday Infographic

Americans are big into media and now big into social media. No revelations there. Via PC Magazine, consulting firm Hasia has our Friday Infographic of how Americans consume social media. You can draw your own conclusions.

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Presentation: Location-Based Services for Local Business

I was invited to give a presentation for the Alabama Social Media Association in July. It was a good turn out and I would like to thank Stacy Hood for the opportunity and all of the assistance at the event. Location based services, particularly delivered via mobile devices, offer local business an entirely new way to connect, service and monetize their relationships with their consumers.

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AliveWeb infographic

With Skype/Facebook and Google hangouts promoting real time video chat there is talk of the AliveWeb. You can even use Hangouts to watch youtube videos with your friends. (Detailed how to after the jump.)

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Cisco Internet of things infographic

Its the summer of infographics! This time its from Cisco and its about the Internet of Things. As the internet and data connectivity expand to more and more devices the traffic from all of the connected devices is set to explode. Cisco wants to be at the center of that explosion and made this nice graphic to demonstrate the potential opportunity.

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Friday Infographic: Social Media

Quick Friday infographic fun – from Socialcast.

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IEEE: 5 technologies for the future of the web

IEEE Spectrum has a special report about the future of social media and the web. There are a number of good and some not so good articles but the one I liked is about 5 technologies that will shape the “new” web.

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CoffeeandPower from Second Life founder

Philip Rosedale, Second Life founder, launches a new company today called CoffeeandPower. Testing in San Fransico first, CoffeeandPower lets users exchange virtual currency for real world services. If it sounds a bit like Zaarly, you are right it does.

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