Friday, November 16, 2007

The Ongoing Web 2.0 Movement

We had this discussion at work yesterday about implementing social networking and Web 2.0 technologies into our company, and I have to say it was one of the most interesting meetings we've had since I joined the company in July. I think nearly everyone contributed at least something and it was interesting for me to see the varying viewpoints across different age groups and backgrounds. In most of my previous conversations about new media, it's been will all 20-somethings and the professor. :-) But here, I was able to see many different viewpoints. It's easy to forget that there is still a large segment of the American population that does not to the web for news, friends, or research while in college. Because in our age group, that's what everyone does. It goes without saying that when we meet to work on a project, be it at the library or local coffee spot, you're bringing your laptop and DVR. To be fair, not everyone has a DVR, but at Scripps, pretty much everyone sophomore level and up does.

So. In my very jaded perspective, I think all larger companies would benefit from implementing some of these new technologies. Not all, necessarily, but that's the beauty of Internet-specific tools: there is something out there literally for everyone.

Ack, I am going to be late for work... so I will cut this short. With any luck, it will not take me a month to get back to this topic...

Monday, November 5, 2007

November already?

It has been so long since I've last written, yet I feel as though I have very little to say. It seems like that's how I always start out my blog, these days. I work, I sleep, I read. I write. I don't see too many people from school, or Ohio, for that matter, much anymore.

I work. A lot. Like... at least 55 hours a week as of late, so is it surprising that I don't have much to say? Shouldn't be. The only thing I feel like I could write more than a paragraph or two about is books, so maybe I should stop attempting to do a personal blog and just write book reviews instead. It would be a heck of a lot more interesting, and I would have a heck of a lot more to say.

I'm burnt out. I am, however, excited about the fact that I get to decorate my own house for the holidays this year. And about going to Bonner's to buy said decorations.

See, who said I am all pessimistic all the time?

Maybe I will write again in another month when I am not completely exhausted and actually feel like I have some time to myself.