Microsoft's leading e-mail client, Outlook, is in the first phase of a social networking overhaul, as it today launched a beta version of the Outlook Social Connector. The e-mail add-on is a new pane on the Outlook screen that is connected to various social network outlets.
So if my boss, Luigi Lugmayr, were to send me an e-mail, when I opened it I could immediately see his latest Facebook status, LinkedIn activity, or MySpace posts. It is a completely reactionary service at this point, meaning users cannot adjust their social network statuses from Outlook; they can only pull info from the online outlets.
Mark Raby Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.