Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
-(ex) my colleagues
-my hobby friends
-my family & relatives
-my school buddies
If I meet them in real life I share them different things. For others I tell more, for others less. For others I talk about my work, for others about my kids, for others about my hobb and for others about social media. I would not bore my mum telling her about the latest news in Twitter, I would not bore my old school buddies about telling my new dolls and so on. But until now that was the only option, I needed to share the same stuff with all of them and while they got bored I became tentative, mysterious and quiet. I wanted to share some news for part of the people but not with all.
So when the feature finally came I was so thrilled. :)
On Saturday I took the time and created groups. I have divided my friends into 3 groups based on how well I know them. I also have other groups, e.g. one for my foreign friends (now they don´t need to see my Finnish updates anymore), one for my dollhouse friends, one for my school buddies etc. I can filter the status updates only when I write them from pc (I use a lot of mobile FB) but anyway, I am so pleased now. This will change the way I use Facebook, I can now be more open and less boring.
Thank you FB team!
In this video an Atlassian guy compares Wikipedia and Enterprise wiki, good work!
PS. The people in Atlassian wanted to make sure we got the message so they are showing us the same video twice in this clip. :D
From this video you will see how easy it is to create a space.
In a wiki you can have several sub wikis (spaces) and from the wiki´s main page you can easily follow the modifications in all the spaces. Within a space there cannot be two wiki pages with a same name while there can be wiki pages with the same name in two or several different spaces in a wiki system.
An Ambient of the month
Hehe, I wonder what my new co-workers think about the title, but it is true: I have been working at Ambient for a month now... Before that I was working 11 years at Nokia. After such a long time it has been very refreshing to start in a new company - especially as I now work at the core business. Even if I changed companies there is a lot of familiar things too.
I work as a consultant at Social Solutions unit, whose main products are Atlassian´s Confluence and JIRA. Atlassian products can be purchased directly from them, but through us, the licenses are cheaper - and user support and customizations are in Finnish.
Confluence is a wiki platform. Three years ago I chose a wiki platform for my organization in Nokia and I have been a Mediawiki fan since then. My new boss Marko calls it a wiki for nerds which was a little provocative thing to say for me. But okay, granted, compared with Confluence it is certainly more challenging for beginners. Confluence is closer to the usual web sites, it is easier to create structures and, above all, it's easier to edit: if you can edit in Word, you can edit in Confluence.
A word about my hobby (if you google me you will find out it pretty soon): I started a dollhouse hobby 9 years ago. I did not know any of the practitioners, so I started following discussion boards. Through the hobby I learnt various Internet services, I shared my photos, set up a forum, website, blog, and, ultimately, the wiki. Three-year-old Nukkekotiwiki is very well known in Finland and this year it got an English sister. To promote the new Mini Treasures wiki I use social media tools: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
In hobby world technology is spreading faster than in companies. Maybe because people are usually so passionated about their hobbies and want to share them with others. Bringing social media tools into business world is challenging, because it does not mean only new tools but a new open way of working, it is a cultural revolution.
I brought my Nokia organization's internal communications not only wikis but also blogs. I hosted a popular blog called Hidden Treasure (and this blog is continuum for it). I was an admin and trainer, a web2.0 evangelist, but I also worked with agile software development. I was a product owner in a Scrum team and we managed our backlog in Trac. Trac and JIRA are both tools for managing tasks. JIRA is more versatile and, for example, and you can create metrics more easily. Ambientia is tailoring Jira according to customer requirements, e.g. by bringing the familiar terms and steps in it.
I am helping businesses to solve e.g. their communication problems, identify needs and implement exciting new operating environments. During the first month I have been in about twenty (!) client meetings and have seen many different use cases for Confluence and JIRA. I am also offering more common social media consultancy and training: I am giving dummy-friendly presentations a variety of the most common social media tools and I will tell about their use, technology and culture. So if you want to know more about e.g. Twitter, community management, challenges of the new open work culture, or how to used social media in job hunting, contact me.
You can find me in the following locations: Blogspot, Delicious, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Sometu.
Dear Saints (aka happy holidays)
Although it was funny it was also educative, the video shows how easily you can add macros and also how easy it is to use them.
1)documents shared via emails and
I usually compare emails with feeds.
Note also the list in the end of Confluence users. Quite impressive list, don´t you think?
Friday, 11 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Saturday, 14 November 2009
I also belong to Sometu but have not been that active there. Maybe I will when I move to capital area...
Monday, 2 November 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Monday, 19 October 2009
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Otherwise Wave looks really promising and I am really eager to use it, just need more contacts for that. :)
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Monday, 5 October 2009
Monday, 28 September 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
I noticed a new definiton for a generation: generation C, C as Community, Co-creation, Connected, Consumer 2.0.
But what is it then? Let them tell themselves:
Growyn is an eco-friendly search engine, promoting environmental awareness and funding community level sustainability projects.
Growyn is a search engine just like Google, MSN and Yahoo! but with one big difference - we donate all our profit to support the environment. We believe that everyone wants to contribute to a sustainable future but for most of us, daily routines come in the way of a proactive commitment.
Growyn enables you to help save the environment by simply using our search engine!
Every time you search the web through Growyn, money is generated to our projects.
Interesting project, good luck to you Kurdi&David. How about adding a Youtube video to spread the word also there? :)
Next year the advertisers are going to use their money especially to net advertisement, radio, and direct advertisement. 65% of the participants are planning to use social media (like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter) and 74% of them more than this year. The challenge in net advertisement is that the results are difficult to measure.
Monday, 21 September 2009
Hub could be e.g. a place where individual people or companies could go and work but it could be something else also. Hub is challenging the way of working - compare with Office nomad Janne Saarikko (in Finnish).
Protomo™ on on uusi suomalainen innovaatioapparaatti, joka luo osaamisen uusia yhdistelmiä ja synnyttää työpaikkoja yritteliäille osaajille.
I.e. Protomo is a new Finnish innovation apparatus which is generating new know-how combinations and is proviking positions for entrepreneurial experts.
At the moment Protomo´s working mode is piloted only in Jyväskylä but it will spread to other cities next year. In practice Protomo is offering us e.g. office space, tools, and trainings until the end of this year. It is a great place to start a company or just test one´s business idea.
I belong to a team called Somenta ("Some" comes from SOcial MEdia of course). Besides the obvious social media trainings and consultancy we are also offering marketing services (it is still early to tell about our plans in details) but if you will learn more later...
In his book Patrick gave a lot of new ideas about community management: practical guides for the daily work. Some tips were familiar to me from my own experience but as he has done the community management professionally (full time) and his audiences are bigger than mine he has thought about the issues much more.
I joined my first discussion forum in 1998; two years later I found a Finnish doll forum. It was a common forum for the lovers of dolls, teddy bears and dollhouses. I was among the first miniaturists who joined and soon we started to manipulate the discussion by the volume. Dolls and teddies have only heads, bodies, hands and legs, sometimes also clothes and shoes. But dollhouses, they are world of their own: furniture, dolls, collections, styles, massive amount of techniques that can be used. The topics with dollhouses were never ending and soon the doll and teddy lovers started to blame us for talking too much: nobody is talking about teddies anymore. Well, why don’t you start talking about them then?
As I was an excited newbie and as the technology was easy for me I started to contribute in the forum. I created structures for links and files and innovated new ways to use the forum. I started to talk with new members and answered to their newbie questions. I used much time for this but felt I was not appreciated, not by the forum owner, not by the newbies - and because the doll&teddy people I started to feel guilty when sending dollhouse messages.
So I started sending private messages with two other active dollhouse members. We were dreaming of a new forum, a different forum, a friendly forum where we could talk about dollhouses as much as we wanted. We knew what we wanted, a forum with rules. We spent many weeks for writing the rules before we told the others about the forum.
After the announcement the doll forum went crazy, everyone had an opinion about our new forum even though we told the forum is open for everyone who accepted our rules (e.g. no lurkers, real name required). It was exciting to wait if we are getting any members after the battle.
But since we had a good reputation we did of course and now after 7 years our forum is still active and as we have closed doors we can share also personal news - we have become real life friends. During the years we have done a lot together (e.g. the first Finnish book about dollhouse hobby). We have had difficult situations too but all in all we have done very well.
Patrick starts his book from the basics: choosing the platform and features, making the rules and hiring the staff. Hiring sounds little odd for me - who would work for a forum for free? But I did it and I still do. I do it because I am excited about the issue and want to promote it. At the moment the dollhouse hobby is almost too popular in Finland: the media has noticed us, we are seen in magazines, radio and television and the amount of blogs is hundreds. Somehow it is a pity although it is also cool: we made the difference and I made the difference. But it is only natural that after you have reached your goal you feel a little empty. So I have moved to a bigger playground than Finland.
In spring I set a wiki for English speaking miniaturists: Mini treasures wiki. Or actually, thanks to Google´s translators, it is for the whole world. I am only in the beginning in building this community but my experience with the Finnish wiki I set up 3 years ago is helping me. I have now an intuition that is leading me. It was nice to read from Patrick´s book that he and I have many common opinions about how to act in the forum: be real, be reachable, be open, and be honest.
So far my projects have been non-profit (ok, I did get some money from the book) so monetizing the forums is not my specialty. Affiliate programs are not very familiar to me, I have only some Google & Amazon ads. So the first thing I did after finishing the book was setting up a shop in CafePress. I do not want to send t-shirts to all over the world or ask money from my mini colleagues so having someone to do it for me is fantastic! And if nobody wants the fan products I am offering it does no harm to them - or to me. :)
Patrick talked a lot about difficult people&situations in forums and that was very valuable. So far I have got my fair share of them but if the wiki grows as I expect I will get plenty of more in the future and knowing the tricks he has used is a valuable asset. His tips for hiring the staff confirmed my tactic: not to hire someone because you need someone but because the person is what you need. Hiring wrong people will lead you to troubles. Patrick also gave hints of how to keep the forum interesting and how to invite people. All in all, it was really interesting to talk with Patrick (although I was only nodding in front of his book)!
PS. Patrick showed that he lives like you teaches (being open and reachable) - tweeting with him while reading his book raised the reading experience to new dimension. :)
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Sunday, 6 September 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Surprise, surprise, there are services for this case.
There is Deathswitch in Germany and
Legacy Locker in US. See the video to learn more.
I was very proud when I taught my mum to blog (with 360 which is now dead), it was very nice way of sharing news between her and my sisters. She is not yet in Facebook but do I really want her there after seeing this ;).
Friday, 21 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
PS. I added new label for wom = word of mouth.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Last Saturday there was a wedding in my family. The wedding was beutiful (as well as the couple) and very well organized but still I was surprised by the way they wanted to share the photos after the wedding.
Now that everybody has digital cameras they could easily email them to the couple or burn them to a cd. Or they could upload them to their own photo services and send the link to the couple. But does this really sound easy?
They chose better way: they set up a secured server and printed instructions to the guests: this is the url, here´s the account details, choose upload and go. WOW. Just wow.
-Now I can see all the pictures uploaded (by people I don´t even know)
-I can choose the best pictures to be printed to my album (instead of my own)
-I can tag or comment the photos and
-I can order RSS feed to see the new pictures :)
No wonder the service they used has got a web2.0 award: check Zenphoto for yourself when there´s a big party near you. :)
Monday, 27 July 2009
If you want to stay away from Facebook ads, do this:
Go to your Facebook main page. Choose Settings - Privacy - News Feed and Wall - Facebook Ads and from the drop down box, select "No One" and save.
Friday, 17 July 2009
So how is buying decision done? You search for information from Internet and from your friends. And when you are using the product you start talking about it in different forums in Internet and also in real life as an advocate.
At the moment I´m talking about different amusement parks in Facebook. First I studied a theme park´s home page and then asked my 150+ contacts if they are recommending it. I trust more to them than the official truth by the seller and in few minutes I got answers. And when a friend is reporting that they have visited a park I´m asking for comments - was it worth the investment?
This is the way people are making the decisions nowadays - with help of social media. Would you like me to help in reaching your advocates? If so, you can find me e.g. from LinkedIn - with 33 thumbs up :).
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
And then another episode of SuperNews featuring Twitter:
I just love the way they are presenting Twitter! :)
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
I call myself as social media expert as well and why is that? I´ve been a community manager since 2002, I have been blogging for 4 years, I own two wikis, I am networking via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Delicious (...) and the last 3 years have been bringing (defining and planning the usage, training, coaching and supporting) social media tools to Nokia.
Is it enough? :) My next job will be also about social medias - just like yours! Social media is going to change the work for all of us that´s sure...
Monday, 6 July 2009
-Blog, a web log, is a web page containing topical content, old entries stay unchanged, there can be one or more bloggers and usually people can comment the blogs.
-Audience blog is hosted in a blog portal provided by a media company to be used by its audience or readers.
-Citizen blog is a blog hosted by someone who wants to affect to the society
-Clog, a corporate blog, is a marketing blog hosted by a company
-Community blog, a web environment where users add content (discussions, pictures, links, videos, music) and communicate in many ways. E.g. MySpace, Facebook and IRC-Galleria belong to this class.
-Flog, a fake blog, is an anonymous marketing blog hosted by a company
-Journalist blog is a blog hosted by a professional journalist published either in a media page or else where. It contains more topical than personal content.
-Media blog is hosted by media, it is concentrated to themes like occasions, opinions, comments or tests. It is controlled by the editor staff and is a part of the other web content the media company is providing.
-Microblog is a web service to which you can send messages from e.g. a mobile phone, www page or messenger. The entries are typically short and very often the location is shared. (Twitter is the most known microblog at the moment but also Facebook contains microblogging services. Finnish Jaiku and Qaiku are also microblog services.)
-Moblog, a blog updated via a mobile phone. (My very first blog started 4 years ago was a moblog - it made it possible to post about anything on the go - I didn´t need to wait until I was home. Moblog is good for e.g. photo blogs and microblogs but when ever you write a long entry with lot of links it might be easier to use a pc for blogging.)
I checked also Wikipedia´s Blog terms page and some additions from it:
-Audioblog, a blog where the posts consist mainly of voice recordings sent by mobile phone, sometimes with some short text message added for metadata purposes. (cf. podcasting)
-Blawg, a law blog.
-JukeBlog, a music blog of tracks from a specific genre or theme.
-Milblog, is a military blog while Warblog is blogging about war
-Mommy blog, a blog featuring discussions especially about home and family.
-Multiblog, a blog constructed as a conversation between more than two people.
-Phlog, photoblog, contains mainly photos
-Spam blog, a blog which is composed of spam, "doesn't add any written value."
-Vlog, a video blog, is hosted by a vlogger, a video blogger
Friday, 3 July 2009
In case you´d like to participate and recommend me ;), here´s the syntax to be used:
#followfriday @jjanhone or
#FollowFriday @jjanhone .
And if you want to see if your account has been recommended, check http://twitter.com/#replies (after you have logged in to Twitter)
Have a nice Friday :).
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
-Owner of Global LINK SERVE
-C.E.O of FORD
-C.E.O of Toshiba Japan
-Director in Nokia
-Director in sharp Electronics
-Director in Sony Electronics Company
-Director in Lexus
-Director in colgate Palmolive usa
He must be a busy guy...
What is really amazing is that he has got 15 new contacts after yesterday and there´s now only 2 people between him and me.
Why isn´t this account already closed? I would think LinkedIn notices if someone sents thousands of invitations in a short period and starts suspecting something weird. And if someone is CEO for several companies at the same time, doesn´t it ring a warning bell somewhere?
And what does the people think when they accept invitations from a stranger?
There is an option to report about spam in LinkedIn too but in this case I chose the option of I don´t know this person and after that there´s no way to report about the spammers. :P
Monday, 29 June 2009
No worries, there is helping solution for you: Feed43 . I tried adding a page but to be honest the service was not that easy to use - before adding a feed I need to study more, e.g. the step-by-step tutorial which I will do later.
Thanks Mikko for sharing this tip :).
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Freedom: You can choose which feeds you subscribe while you can only choose some of your email delivery lists, others are given and some of them you can never leave because they are based on your organization not based your interest. So while emails are sometimes spam feeds should not be. Keeping the delivery lists up-to-date is taking a lot of time (can you add me to your list? and my team too? please remove me from the list! just add me back after my holidays) while with feeds the receivers do the same work.
Openness: When you receive an email that is sent to hundreads of people you can´t know what the other receivers think about it. It is not acceptable to use reply all feature but one replies only to the sender and then the sender might get the same question over and over again. If the same message is e.g. blogged receivers can see the comments posted by other readers and they don´t need to ask something that is already answered. And it´s not only comments - readers can sometimes contribute by voting or giving points to good entry.
Saved disk space: People are archiving their emails (and it might be difficult to find them again depending on the folder structures) - the same 1 MB email might be saved by thousands of people. The feeds from wiki pages or blogs are saved in one place (and if the writers are using categories and tags they can be also easily found afterwards).
PS. The summer vacation period has started in Finland so I wish you nice&relaxing vacation and when you go back to the office think about your communication. Could you do it better?
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Check the Mashable interview about the event:
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Problems with emails:
1. Emails are sent without a proper purpose and for too wide audience
->everybody has their inbox full of emails and they need clean it all the time
2. It is slow
3. It takes a lot of disk space
4. Paper wasted (! some people are still printing their emails)
5. The important emails are not noticed (e.g. everybody is now using the importance High)
6. Emails are hidden by spam filters (or rules)
7. Updating the delivery lists is a hard (and never ending) task
8. You need to wait for the answer (How long should you wait? A week, a day, an hour, 5 minutes?)
9. People are using emails with different styles, others are very formal and others chatty
10. Emails are not always protected and people feel too secured when using emails
11. People are "washing hands" by forwarding the emails (but I told you...)
12. Overuse of forwarding/cc'ing (your boss is not interested of everything you do)
13. Cc field: there are people who are ignoring all emails sent them as cc
14. Email may be sent to wrong people (e.g. there are a couple of Johannas in my office and we keep getting each others emails from time to time)
15. Someone may forward your message to people whom it is not meant
16. Long threads
-> it takes time to go it through to figure out why it was sent to you in the first place
->there might be something confidential in the message that you are forwarding
17. Answers to sender only - the others don't know what has been discussed
18. You can get rid of some delivery lists
19. Managing filters is painful
20. Attachments are clumsy when the emails are read from a mobile
21. Syncing the phone crashes if you have big attachments
22. Email titles are misleading (or missing)
Anything you'd like to add?
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
This is exciting! Last fall I participated to several working groups where we specified the tools and content for Symbian Foundation's (um, somebody should check the SF Wikipedia page) web. I voted for Mediawiki, trained the SF people to use it and am I proud now - the wiki looks so beautiful! Congrats! I also helped in gathering the content to the pages. Of course it is not finished yet (a wiki is never finished since things keep changing) but this is definitely a good start.
Want to see what I'm talking about? Read more from SF blog and register.
PS. I LOVE the graphics - they look so fresh and cheery. :)
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
Here's one SlideShare presentation about MashUps
You can see the Wikipedia's definition but if you want mine...
Mashups are web pages that collect information from other web pages with help of RSS feeds. They might be some sort of RSS feed readers optimized for some people but they can contain also completely new content (like where crimes happen in your neighbourhood).
One famous example in Finland is Ampparit showing news. Another example showing popular things in Twitter Twopular.
Another option Yahoo is offering is taking your content and moving it to a new service. That's what I have been trying to do today but it seems that Blogger is not capable of importing the stuff (a txt file and a lot of pictures were what was exported from 360). Would WordPress work better as that is what is recommended there?
Feel free to comment!
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
I would have hoped to see more content in the portal already before the launch since it is always so difficult to start contributing from scratch. To see all you need to log in but already before that you can see something. There's e.g. a group for Mattilanniemen osaajat and a blog by Jouni Hynynen. Let's hope that many people will find a new career from the portal.
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
So what's up?
First of all I've been working with my wiki (Mini treasures wiki) which is the one and only dollhouse wiki in English (okay okay, there's one other but it is about a television program not about our hobby). I haven't sort of published it yet, only told to some friends but the word has spread and I keep getting hits from all over the world which is nice of course. But before announcing it officially I need more content and more contributors which is a tough job - starting a community from scratch.
That was a reason I participated Inforte Web2.0 seminar last week. The theme of the seminar was How to build a successful online community? The aim of the seminar was to present recent advances from research organizations and companies related to the area of Web 2.0 and social media. A special focus of the seminar was on developing successful online communities and promoting user participation and content creation.
Martin Reed, Community Strategist, CommunitySpark.com
Anne Kaikkonen, Nokia
Maria Antikainen, VTT
Saila Ovaska and Juha Leino, University of Tampere
Peter Peltonen, Helsinki Institute of Information Technology (HIIT)
Lassi Kurkijärvi, Helsingin Sanomat
I really enjoyed the presentations and got very good ideas, also from the audience - thank you all, you inspired me.
I also kept my first "Social media @ work" training for Lappeenranta Technical University in the end of last month (in Lahti) and I will continue with this training among my colleagues in Nokia Jyväskylä during the coming weeks.
This is the training ad:
Social media @ work (3 hours)
Social media (or web2.0) is a hot topic. Web2.0 services are used more and more for the communication outside the office but how should it be used in the office? What are the benefits and challenges? The training introduces some of the services and gives ideas for the usage.
- Net generation’s way of working
- Collaboration principles
- Social media @ IBM
- Social media @ Nokia (Wikis, Blogs, RSS, RSS Readers)
- Other social media services (MashUps, Microblogs, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Deliciuos, Second Life)
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Monday, 6 April 2009
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
People normally hate ads but since they should be optimized for my blog you might see some links that are really interesting. If e.g. ten of you click an ad, they will pay me something like a buck. Yey - I'll be rich ;). Or maybe not but at least there's no harm done if I try out.
The problem with money making is that the regular readers won't come to my page, they follow the feeds with a feed reader. I noticed that you can add ads to feeds too, here are the instructions for that.
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Some of my followers are miniaturists (like me) so a tip for you: check the dollhouse blogs in Blogged and if you want to have more visitors, just add your blog there.
And a code for Blogged to verify I actually own this blog:
Thursday, 26 March 2009
I started to Yahoo very long time ago. My first email address was in the university, second one in Nokia and the third one in Yahoo. During that time it was not possible to read my university emails from Nokia office or from home and vice versa - I could not read my Nokia emails where ever. So I needed an email address that I could reach everywhere and Yahoo was the answer (the other option was Hotmail). Ever since that I've been using Yahoo for my private emails.
Then I found Yahoo Groups, Yahoo Photos (that was terminated when Yahoo bought Flickr), Yahoo's website builder Geocities and Yahoo's blogging service 360. I'm also using Yahoo's bookmarks and My Yahoo which is a portal where I can manage several Yahoo services (e.g. email, address book, calendar, weather, Flickr, news, notes, maps - even Facebook).
But Google was chasing after me. First my friends sent me invitations to Gmail and I created an account. Searching the emails works really well but still I was not tempted to start actually using the email - all my friends were using the Yahoo address and I was too lazy to inform them.
When the Yahoo Photos ended I moved part of my photos to Flickr but as you can show there only 200 pictures for free I took also Google's Picasa into use. It works like a dream too. (I'm going to talk you about the different photo services later.)
Then there started to be problems with 360 and most of my friends changed to Google's Blogger. I was loyal to Yahoo and kept waiting the blog change they have promised for 2 years now... I still have 2 blogs there but I have also 2 Blogger blogs and they work like a dream.
Google has a home page too, it's called IGoogle and I took mine into use today. The variety of themes was amazing (compared to Yahoo) and there was a lot of services too: bookmarks, maps, weather, Google Reader, Gmail, YouTube and Facebook.
So why do I still hang around with Yahoo? The main reason: because my emails are there. Maybe I should move to the next level and really compare these portals and choose the one that does the tricks for me...
There's also one interesting portal by Nokia: Ovi. There you have your contacts (easy to move them from your mobile phone), your calendar, maps, music, games, files, Flickr and my favorite: Share. I use Ovi for sharing my pictures and videos but have only tried the other features.
But hey, can I finally get the first real comment to this blog if I ask How do you choose which portal you are using and what are the killer applications for you?
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Yahoo! has a bookmarking site too. You can use folders or tags. I've created a folder for the sites for my kids, which looks like this:
with the image icons it is so easy that even a 3-year-old can navigate!
PS. How long will it take before they start teaching me how to use the web?
I created a new account for me. It's easy to take the bookmarks from your browsers and add them to del.icio.us, here are the instructions for e.g. IE7, IE6 or Firefox.
You can choose to keep your bookmarks private or share them with your friends and the world. Have fun!
Monday, 23 March 2009
Moi jjanhone! How does it feel to be our 100th follower?
Great - it's like being part of VIP team ;).
Tell about yourself?
I'm Johanna Janhonen and I worked in the sexy web2.0 field: I help my colleagues in Nokia to use social media tools in their work. But since Nokia is leaving from Jyväskylä (where I work), I'm looking for a job, greetings to the head hunters ;).
I've been lucky: I've combined my work and hobby, I use my spare time to find new cool stuff from the web. I keep a diary about my findings in my blog, see e.g. my Twitter hints and links.
What kind of music do you listen?
Quite boring answer but I'm omnivorous what it comes to music. I listen a lot of radio while driving and when ever I hear e.g. my teenage favorites I sing along (but let's keep this just between us;).
When did you joined Twitter?
9.3. - I am still a Twitter newbie. I had heard about Twitter earlier but only after the Yle's main news broadcast told that Twitter is hot also in Finland I needed to put my nose there too.
Why do you use Twitter?
Because of my work: I like to familiarize myself to social media phenomena. My friends are using Facebook for sharing their news and I don't believe they are moving to Twitter very soon. But while Facebook is private (you share your status updates only to people that you know) Twitter is a public media: I have found e.g. celebrities, communities and my Nokia collegues, it's very easy to follow them, even by using a mobile phone.
How did you find YleX from Twitter?
To get something out of Twitter you need something to follow and there are not that many Finnish sites in Twitter yet. I found out that my colleagues are following YLE News and I checked who else is following that. From that list I found some acquaintances and some new Yle sites, e.g. YleX and I happened to be the 100th follower :).
What kind of tweets you are expecting from YleX?
Ads about YleX happenings, competitions and web page updates, just like you have done so far. If there is a lot of inside humor the followers might go away but you need to include some fresness and fun in the tweets too. Tell e.g. about coming visitors and song premieres.
Thanks for this and nice that you are following us!
Thanks for the interview and good luck in occupying the new media. It's exciting to see how many followers you are getting now that you started to promote the service :).