By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group
Amy Webb of Webbmedia presented her 10 Tech Trends at last week’s National Association of Black Journalists convention. She outlined 10 trends that will make a big impact in the coming year, explained how and why they matter to and for journalists and then showed practical use cases…often applying the technologies to an audience member during her talk. Enjoy!!
|Webbmedia Group | Team
Headquartered in Baltimore, Webbmedia Group has team members in more than a dozen cities, including Miami, NYC and Kyiv (Ukraine). We also partner with BYO Consulting, a community engagement firm that specializes in gaming and high-profile participatory events, and iStrategy Labs, a DC-based social marketing agency.
Amy Webb did a webinar on Jan. 26 for the NABJ Digital Journalism Task Force on 10 Steps to a Tech-Savvy You. We learned about the coolest tech out there to help us do our jobs better. And now she does it again at the NABJ Annual Convention & Career Fair, even better than the January event!
|Livescribe :: Never Miss A Word
Livescribe paper-based computing platform includes a smartpen, dot paper and software applications that changes the way people capture, use and share audio and visual information with pen and paper.
I joined Google+ about a month ago and I’m still playing with it. I did use it to live blog the NABJ annual board meeting on Aug. 2, and the reaction to it seemed to be pretty good. Amy did a great job of explaining why Google unveiled + even after the failure of Wave and Buzz.
Start groups with the people already in your contacts. When you send a message, everyone instantly receives it. It’s like a private chat room that works on any phone. Each group has a unique phone number. Text that number, and the message goes to everyone in the group.
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I have to admit that many of these information search tools that Amy demonstrated in her presentation were pretty spooky. It’s amazing how much information is out there about us — and we’re the ones putting it out there, says Webb. Have you checked out your name on Spokeo?
|Spokeo People Search | White Pages | Find People
People search engine and free white pages finds phone, address, email, and photos. Find people by name, email, address, and phone for free.
|Augmented Reality + Facial Recognition – Viewdle®
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|Qwiki – The Information Experience
A better way to experience information.
|Recorded Future – Temporal & Predictive Analytics Engine, Media Analytics & News Analysis
Recorded Future, The world’s first Temporal Analytics Engine. A new predictive analysis tool that allows you to visualize the future, past or present using media from the web.
Sonar is a mobile app that helps you uncover the hidden connections you miss everyday, in real time, in the palm of your hand.
All in all, the session was fantastic. I encourage you to take a look at the notes Amy created. You’ll still get great information, but it’s just not the same as seeing Amy live.
|Knowledgewebb: Try One Free Tool Every Week
By Benét J. Wilson, DJTF co-chair, Online Managing Editor-Business Aviation, Aviation Week Group On Jan. 26, NABJ’s Digital Journalism Task Force held a joint webinar with the great people at Knowledgewebb – 10 Steps to a Tech-Savvy You. The notes from that session are posted. And you can check out the #kwchat on Twitter here.