Looking for a sweet mobile device to keep you connected to your corporate email and social media services? The E72 from Nokia is worthy of a look! From Nokia… Keep on track of all those messages over the holidays and beyond. With Nokia Messaging, the Nokia E72 allows you to mobilize up to 10 personal email accounts, and now you can also set up instant messaging (IM) directly from the homescreen, accessing communities such as Windows Live(TM) Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi Chat. Just like chatting via the desktop, people can respond to friends and colleagues across multiple communities in real-time. The Nokia E72 will cost 469 USD and is available through http://www.nokiausa.com, Best Buy and other independent retail channels in the United States.
Archives for December 9, 2009
Another cool, Geo social media story to share as we’ve recently stumbled onto the cool, free, map service from ESRI being made available to users of facebook. Enter the ESRI Facebook Demographic Map Application where you can easily select from a variety of pre-defined variables and get a map back in return. The app is relatively basic so far, however, just think of the possibilities! A tip-off about this app came via an ESRI Twitter account (naturally). Check it out at http://apps.facebook.com/esrimaps/ and while you’re on facebook please consider becoming a fan of the GISuser facebook page at http://facebook.com/GISusers
ESRI Make A Map is available as an online web service where users can easily and quickly create and share a simple map. Check out this video demo that I created also posted below… enjoy!
I receive tons of press releases on a daily basis… unfortunately, many of them are not distributed in a way that is online publication friendly. In this age of new media and online news its important to not only make your news story stand out, it’s also important to provide your PR in a format that is attractive to online journalists and editors so they show your news the attention it deserves. The following are some guidelines that could help to get your story picked up and circulated:
- If you email multiple journalists/editors, use the B’CC (blind copy) option in your email client so email addresses are not displayed and shared with the world – and make sure you actually have “news” to share and that it is news-worthy!
- I’m very open to MS Word (or Works) documents and will gladly accept PR in such docs, however, I also suggest you copy the entire press release and paste as simple ASCII text within the body of the email… online publications will love this
Those of you looking for a little professional association benefit, be sure to check out GITA as the ORG is offering new membership and renewals for a discounted price of $99. Members receive further discounts on 2010 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions conference registration. The event is slated for April 25-29, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona – see more at GITA.org or details here