Today I took part in an interview to find out my digital persona as part of a Digital Strategy Roadmap project for my the company my friend works for. The purpose was to, ultimately, create a set of general digital personas (explained here on Wikipedia) which will support their online approach in the future. Anyway, aside from the fact that I got to chat about all my favourite techie things for 45 mins, I also got a few interesting pointers to new websites from the interviewer. So, whilst only haven taken a brief look at them so far, I thought I would share them. Enjoy!
- Jolicloud: A content aggregator to bring all of your social media in to one place. It seems to still be in beta, so I suspect more facets will be added as it grows and moves in to alpha. So far, there are options to set-up your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and Picasa feeds. You need to wait for your account to be authorised before getting any further than just registering your details. Sadly, at this moment in time, I am still waiting for that email so cannot feedback further on this!;
- Slideshare: This is really quite awesome – it’s an online repository on presentations and slide decks about anything and everything. My interviewer was interested that I had never heard of this because I was the second person from the UK today to have said that. So, seems this is perhaps a big things in the States which is only just starting to filter in to the British sphere of awareness. I have done a few random searches and the number of presentations coming back is astonishing thing. From my brief interaction, this could prove to be a source of much information. Of course, as with most things on the web, these are written by normal people so there will be some inaccuracies and exaggerations, but this is one to investigate further I think;
- Yammer: Essentially, this is a ‘Facebook’ for internal business use. I have actually heard mention of this before but have never really looked in to it. Now understanding the concept, I think someone in my company may have started to set one of these up. Since I am not at work, I cannot try this because you need to authorise a legitimate company address so I need access to my work email. However, in such a fast-pace world, there is something sensible about having a social media experience for the office. In fact, it brings to mind a BBC article I read around the subject earlier this week. Whilst I don’t believe email is going anywhere, I do believe social media will start to play a key part in the corporate world as communication because harder and audiences get bigger. I shall be looking at this more on Monday;
- Echofon: I have barely looked at this one, but if it does what my interviewer told me, then I think I could be a fan. As I work across multiple devices (phone, home laptop, work laptop), I am always going to different apps to see my Twitter feed. However, the app on my phone does not do anything to tell the app on my Mac where I had last browsed to. So, if I don’t go on my Mac for a few days, I have to scroll through days of tweets to get to where I want to be. This app, can apparently help. I shall read in to this more and give a go if I am happy with it!