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Peter Kerwood: Tech round-up 17th May

17th May 2012

Bringing iPads to life for Ford
Amazing use of iPad’s by Imagination Labs for Ford launch event. A combination of clever programming and dancing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-0A5roGOuM&feature=share&list=PL525390DB6B9569D8.

Goal-oriented self-blackmailing in three easy steps
This Facebook productivity app by http://aherk.com is only for the courageous. You set goals but when you miss a deadline it posts embarrassing photos of you straight to your timeline. http://www.springwise.com/lifestyle_leisure/site-encourages-task-completion-self-blackmail.

Track and engage with all your likes in one place
CircleMe http://circleme.com is a Wired Magazine UK start up of the week. It’s a platform that helps you keep track of and engage with all your social ‘likes’ in one place. Its simplicity is stunning. I’m looking at ways this could be used for events.      

The NFC digital business card
The Poken http://www.poken.com digital business card system is very clever. I saw it in action at a recent event I hosted at Altitude. It uses use of NFC (near field communication) technology which allowed delegates to easily collect contact details from other delegates. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CFZ6IIEOf4o.

America's Most Engaging Social Network is not Facebook
What's America's Most Engaging Social Network? You'll be surprised. According to comScore, the global leader in measuring the digital world, San Francisco-based site Tagged http://tagged.com is Americas most engaged social network. The site is designed to people match. Look past the obvious dating aspects to the way this site helps gamers and those with group interests connect.  This type of network is known in the digital world as a ‘social discovery’ seen by many as the future of the social web. This video explains the Tagged service really well http://youtube/-2S8v8A46eQ.  

Business card scanner in your phone
Camcard http://www.camcard.com claims to be the best business smart phone business card scanner on the market. I’m inclined to agree. This little app available for Android and iPhone is making my networking life so much tidier.   

Access your office PC from your smart phone or tablet
One of my colleagues excitedly showed me this clever app last week and its a corker! Basically Splash Top http://www.splashtop.com allows you to see anything you to view your PC on your iPhone or iPad. This video will show you how http://youtu.be/qNSXSU4C8d0.

Live pinning on Pinterest
I read this article on how fashion house Oscar de la Renta live pinned on Pinterest, the virtual pin board service. I’m so excited about how live pinning can be used for creative events and campaigns. http://mashable.com/2012/04/16/oscar-de-la-renta-pinterest-live-bridal-show/

10 million active users in the UK confirms Twitter
The UK is the fourth biggest tweeting nation behind the USA, Japan and Brazil and with one in six Brits signed up to Twitter if you haven’t joined the network now is the time to do so. I wrote this blog post almost three years ago, but it’s still relevant now to anyone looking to sign up to Twitter in 10 easy steps http://peterkerwood.eventmagazine.co.uk/2009/06/01/how-to-use-twitter-in-10-easy-steps .

Eat the Olympics on Pinterest  
Jack Hemingway the man behind Vintage www.vintagefestival.co.uk, the three year old music and art festival and top food blogger Sarah Kemp from http://foodforthink.com are eating their way through the cuisines of the 205 nations taking part in the London 2012 Olympics. From now until the closing ceremony on 12th August 2012, you can follow their journey literally eating their way around the Olympics on their brilliant blog http://eattheolympics.com or on my slightly obsessive Pinterest board http://pinterest.com/pkerwood/eat-the-olympics.

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