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New Technology Jobs and General Economic News

March 9, 2012

Today, Bloomberg radio (Sirius/XM version) reported that the unexpected increase in hiring is coming on two fronts: low-end food service and menial work, and higher end technology based employment.

In fact, they reported that there is a strong up-tick in employment throughout the industry. And it was further reported that the non-oil based trade international trade is, in fact, about the same as 2003 and is showing a little improvement.

The closely related housing market is certainly picking up in North Houston / The Woodlands / Conroe area, reports Judy Reynolds (www.JudyReynolds.net).

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Social Networking in 2011

January 4, 2011

Social Networking in 2011.
(re: article by Ben Parr – http://mashable.com/2010/12/31/social-network-predictions/)

Bob Metcalf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Metcalfe) once said “look at the telephone and how far it has come in a century, the Internet is only a few years old…” [paraphrased].

I do not think we can accurately judge or predict what communication and social interaction will come this year, or this decade. Looking back over that last decade, email was the extent of social interaction. Instant messages are almost gone – in favor of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Blogs. But even still, Twitter has been relegated into a tool for publicist and political activist, not social discourse.

Do not count Google out. But do not look for a lot of rejuvenation behind MySpace, Twitter, or Instant Messaging either.

The true untapped social frontier is business-to-consumer and business-to-business. Look for the greatest advancement and monetization to occur here!


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