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Google and Facebook lead the charge for change

Posted on: 11/08/2009

If the doom and gloom of the current economic news is getting you down a bit, why not follow the movers and shakers in the online and new media worlds. They are not sitting back and watching the action, they are leading the charge for change. But how do you keep up on all this activity?

There are a few key sites to put in your favourites.  Mashable.com reported on both the launch of Google’s newest version of their search facility and Facebook’s acquisition of Friend Finder (3F- could this be a rival to 3D). And that was just two items from yesterday. Favourites.

CNET tech news covers the whole spectrum from software to hardware. It’s a great place to stop if you want to get a bird’s eye view of this great big world of technology.

Every news site has a technology, new media section, or for the smaller ones – at least a blogger talking about new media. The Westmorland Gazette recently covered a story about a new Lakes Internet TV channel starting up. It’s important to read print (or the online version of) to find out what is happening in your area.

But, bloggers can also be a great source of ‘keeping up’ with developments. Kevin Tea, Cumbria, is a a keen, experienced and well informed advocate of Web 2.0 – and his latest piece is about using Cloud computing. He also has a Twitter feed into his blog, so it’s a two for one visit. I recommend you add it into your tech news favs.

It’s worth doing a few searches to find key sites with the information that is important to you – then pour a cup of coffee and go surfing.

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