[Twitter](1), as you know, is increasingly becoming popular tool used by many, even to the extent that the British government is now ‘urging civil servants to use the micro-blogging site’, according to [BBC](2). The Cabinet Office, which has a [blog](3) for digital engagement, has published the [20-page document](4). Do go have a read.
In addition, Twitter recently posted a [Twitter 101 guide for businesses](12) for companies who are considering using Twitter or have just started using the service. You might want to zoom right into the [case studies](13) section, which I found most useful.
Speaking of using technology, a [couple from Sweden made quite a big error in their use of technology](5). They were planning to travel to the isle of Capri, which is in the south of Italy, but ended up in the industrial town of Carpi, which is in the north. This was because they had misspelt the name in their car’s GPS. And they only found out when they went to the tourist office in Carpi to ask how to get to the famous Blue Grotto in Capri. Hmmm … note to self: must remember to check my spellings when I input information into my GPS.
Not sure if you have heard about people being allergic to Wi-Fi waves. Apparently, there is an increasing number of people afflicted with such an allergy, known as [Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity](7), and it causes the persons to feel sick, dizzy and confused. One such person is top UK DJ Steve Miller and he says he to stay home in his 18in-thick granite walls to stay safe, from [The Sun](8). As for me, I’m not sure if I can live without wi-fi as our router is just too far away from the computer so wi-fi is the only solution for us.
On to some good news with the use of technology. When Apple announced their new [iPhone 3GS](9) in June at the annual WWDC keynote, they also introduced this new service called ‘Find My iPhone’. ‘Find My iPhone’ is powered by [MobileMe](10), which you’ll need to subscribe on an annual basis. The power of the technology makes use of both GPS as well as cell tower triangulation to located where the iPhone is. In this [story](11) (from Mashable), a teen and his dad had their iPhones stolen after their car and 4 other cars were broken into. When they arrived home, he remembered that he had activated the ‘Find My iPhone’ and tracked it. He managed to track the phone to a particular address and phoned the cops. The cops promptly appeared at the address and arrested the family there. They were known to police and now police had the evidence to prosecute them. So, if you have an iPhone and MobileMe, do remember to activate the ‘Find My iPhone’ feature. It might come in useful someday.