Final thoughts of the year

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So as the New Year beckons – (as does the champagne) and the old year draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the bits of my working life have been enhanced by technology or otherwise so here’s my list.

1: Twitter.  Twitter has enabled me to connect to people who aren’t answering their phone, enables me to silently follow the famous (in the technology and the celebrity world) and has given me feedback, help and advice within moments of asking.  As far as I can see, the site doesn’t make any money, has thousands and thousands of followers and is addictive – it you’re following the correct people. I’m at twitter.com/eileenb if you’re curious about the stuff I write.

2: Live Writer.  With the ability to add Tags, insert maps and photos, my blogging life is much much better.  I catch up with stuff online and blog offline when I get the time.

3: Google Reader.  I whizz through my feeds (over 500 of them) in no time. Star what i want to return to and blog it later.  Yes, i know that you’ll be thinking that i should ONLY use Microsoft products, but i like this reader MUCH more than the IE version of the RSS reader – and when we produce something that’s better – I’ll switch to that.

And the worst….?

Sorry chaps it’s got to be the tracking Santa application I played with on Christmas Eve# from MSNBC.  Eeek.  Norad have been getting it right for years and years!  Come on chaps, it would have been good if the site had actually worked BEFORE Santa arrived.  You have a year to make things much better in 2009.

So I’ll sign off now for the New Year and wish you and yours all the best for 2009 and I’ll see you then!

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