I bounced around through the technology websites we were given to find information of interest.
Boy Genius, bgr.com, sounded promises with promises of gossip about new technology soon to come. Soon I realized that I wasn’t super interested in reading all of the products and company plans. I guess I am more interested in immediate application. I needed a title that knew exactly what my need was so that I would open it to find more. I didn’t want to look through a bunch of articles or hype to find what would best suit me and my world.
I knew that I wouldn’t be too interested in the Apple insider, appleinsider.com, but I decided to check for any really exciting news since I have an apple, iphone, and ipad. Up until thanksgiving I always swore I would only use PC and android devices. When my PC called it a day, my Mac using brother was in town and convinced me that the quality and virus issues would be solved with a Mac. Since that time, I’ve had to install a bunch of plug-ins just to access class materials and I struggle with content that just doesn’t quite work on a Mac. But, I digress… I looked at the Mac Insider website and wasn’t thrilled with anything I found.
Life Hacker, lifehacker.com, sounded promising, but again, nothing jumped out as pertinent to me.
Engadget, http://www.engadget.com, I thought might have some novel device or new concept. Thankfully, this site was not all for naught. I found out that the WiiU is delaying their promised updates until fall. Ha, something to look cool to the kiddos about. Well, maybe the youngest one. The older is a hardcore xBox fan.
I tried many others with the same feeling. Lots of info crammed onto a page with little relevance to me. Then I opened Tech Soup, http://www.techsoup.org. Surprisingly, this website was most interestingly. Really I shouldn’t have been surprised at all. I love non-profits and I have been on many boards and done much charity work. I was excited about the links to fundraising, grants, and useful apps. The problem is, I have not an ounce of time in my life to devote to doing more with my non-profits than the minimal commitments that I already have. Someday… someday…
Antonaros, M. (2013). Useful resources related to cutting edge technology and social media. [Class Handout]. Professional Communications, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI