2010 Longhorn Football Players on Twitter

As the social network Twitter continues its growth, more and more current Longhorn players are joining. Below is a list of the 2010 Texas Longhorns I could find on Twitter. Let me know who I'm missing (or if any of these are fake).

FaceTime Wishlist

FaceTime is Apple's video calling solution for the iPhone 4. My buddy Paul G. and I have been testing it over the last week or so. The high video quality has been fairly consistent, even when downloading and uploading files on the same network as the phone call. The delta-based compression creates artifacts if the subject or background are moving, but that is to be expected. Overall, we were both impressed, especially considering it is a first generation product. We did, however, have the following wishlist of items to be improved or added:

Initial Thoughts on the iPhone 4

This week, I upgraded from the original iPhone to the iPhone 4. I ordered using the Apple Store app on June 16th (the second day of pre-ordering). It shipped from China on July 1st and was delivered into my hands July 6th. It set at the FedEx office in Austin for three days due to the holiday.

The packaging was the usual minimalistic Apple, with the phone, a set of headphones, a USB cable, a charger and a bit of …

American Idol and Google Searches

One of the many interesting tools offered by the search giant is Google Trends. It allows one to compare the number of searches on various queries. I thought it might be a useful tool for predicting the winner of American Idol tonight. The theory is that web searches reflect interest, which should translate into votes.

Unfortunately, it only has data through May 24th (Monday) at this point, so it doesn’t tell us what the interest was last night, when …

Intel Does Not Understand New Media

I get most of my news from podcasts. They’re very convenient; I can load them up on the iPhone, and listen when I’m driving, walking the dog, riding the stationary bike, whatever.

One of my favorites is PBS’s NewsHour. They break up each of the news segments in an individual file. It really fits with how I want to consume news.

Over the last few months, Intel has started advertising on the NewsHour podcasts. A short commercial is run before …

One Week with the iPad

Paul Groepler reports in on his first week with the iPad.
Okay I've had this iPad for seven calendar days, and took it with me on an international trip. I have figured out a few things, discovered a few more and have been stonewalled by a few. My end-of-the-week rating is a B - (B minus). Here's the good, the bad and the ugly:

iPad Initial Thoughts

Unless you've been living under a rock the last few days, you know that Apple released the iPad on Saturday. Paul Groepler, the unrepentant, bleeding-edge, early adopter, had to have one, of course. Here are his initial thoughts.
Saturday at 10am the UPS guy showed up at the front door with my iPad. I’ve taken a few wacky photos to show you what’s in the box...not much actually.

Austin’s Internet Pioneers – Dave Evans

Dave Evans came to marketing through an unusual path, receiving a BS in physics and mathematics, with a concentration in art from the State University of New York at Brockport. In 1994, Dave founded the Austin Web Users Group with Mark Gaither and I. Also in 1994, he co-founded Digital Voodoo in Austin, Texas. Digital Voodoo initiatlly provided strategic marketing services, and now also provides specialized software applications supporting social business strategy.