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Rider tech training poster 2009
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In last night’s COMM 563 class I mentioned some technologies that interested some of my classmates enough to send me private queries about them. As a result, I’m going to do a little rundown of some of the things I mentioned, and some resources for those of you who are interested.

Gartner Group‘s technology versatilist:

“If the last decade represented the era of specialists, this decade will mark the era of the versatilist,” said Ms Morello. “Versalitists are people whose numerous roles, assignments and experiences are enabling them to synthesize knowledge and context to fuel business value. Versatilists are applying their depth of skills and experiences to a rich scope of situations and challenges and implementing their cross-organisational insight to flesh out teams and fill competency gaps.”

source: http://www.gartner.com/press_releases/asset_139314_11.html

RSS Feeds overview:

Google Reader

Using Google’s special operators: http://www.google.com/help/features.html

Using advanced Search features in Google: http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=136861

Twitter:

Incidentally, you can find me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/lemasney but a much better way to follow me is via Friendfeed, which shows my twitter activity, and a whole lot more. http://friendfeed.com/lemasney

David Pogue: http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/twittering-tips-for-beginners/

I hope you all enjoy!

John.

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