What does it take to change 30+ years of autocratic rule?

5 02 2011
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140 characters? Well, not exactly but that puts us on the path to discovering that this opposition is not solely the result of Tunisia.  While it may be argued that was the final catalyst, Egypt’s voice of opposition has used social media for years.  Groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and April 6th movement have learned many lessons in how to use social media tools effectively.  David Faris joins Tom this week to give us an in-depth look at the background of that movement and how it is culminating into actual change.

Jump to this week’s SHOW PAGE to find out more about the intersection social media networks and opposition in Egypt.

This week’s show was recorded on Friday afternoon.  If you have questions for us or David, you can send them through email (Tom will tell you in the show’s intro) or through Twitter.  We’ll be streaming from KFNX’s website Sunday, February 6 at 5pm EST | 3pm MST and have the edited podcast and Week In Review ready early in the week for download.

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Bookmarks and Social Networking at Work

3 12 2010

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Now that you are as stuffed as the bird, let’s get back to TechTalk before we are all caught in the holiday rush.

Browser Wars

Our show with Tom Gutnick on BROWSER WARS is ready for download.  Along with the streaming show or download, we also updated the LAST WEEK’S SHOW PAGE to include a question from a listener about managing your bookmarks across multiple machines and Tom’s response.

And what’s on the menu for this week you ask?  Tony Bradley is back to tackle the implications of social networking at work.  What are employers worried about? What should employees know.  Our host, Tom D’Auria, and guest, Tony Bradley, will cover that and more on this week’s show.  Find out more about the show and our Week In Review on the THIS WEEK’S SHOW PAGE.

Here are some articles to keep you busy until the show comes on KFNX Sunday, 12/5 at 5pm EST | 4pm CST | 3pm MST | 2pm PST





A KERnel-copia of information!

24 11 2010
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Image via Wikipedia

That’s not the first and probably won’t be the last Thanksgiving reference you hit on the web in the next few days*.  It does sit in a sliver-sized union on the ‘Thanksgiving’ and ‘UNIX’ Holiday/Computer Reference Venn diagram I made.  Speaking of references, this week’s show ‘BROWSER WARS‘ is ripe for them.  For your sake, I am saving those all for the SHOW PAGE because Tom Gutnick is on the show this week talking BROWSER WARS on Sunday, November 28 at 5pm EST | 3pm MST.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in radio land and on the other side of the intertubes! See the previous sentence, this one, the blog post title and below titles that did not make the cut as examples how single exclamation points are where it’s at! Two is bit much and three is just trying too hard.

*Other blog post titles that did not make the cut:

  • This Week on IMI’s TurkeyTalk
  • A show you will gobble up!
  • Hey there, Pilgrim!
  • Listen up, Turkeys!
  • This week’s show is aMAIZEn!

DM us on Twitter @imitechtalk to let us know what you really think.

Lastly, if you are going to be in Brooklyn on Dec 11 or 12, Punching a Panda really relieves the stress.  If you made it this far, here are some articles to get you moving on your way now…





Pinkies up! Time for Social Media Manners with the Swami

21 10 2010
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Image via Wikipedia

While we are still putting together our coverage from this year’s Interop in New York City that is just wrapping up, Tom will be on Sunday with Shashi Bellamkonda, Social Media Swami.  Shashi was at BlogWorld this week and is going to educate us on social media and customer service etiquette.  Find out more on the SHOW PAGE.

Our RSS readers are going overtime this week.  Apple’s announcements, New York City made a big announcement about its relationship with Microsoft along with plenty of new product hype with companies looking to take any holiday dollars people are looking to spend.  Speaking of, we are trying to get our hands on some gadgets to review and bring to you.  If you have any products you think we should give a spin before you do, let us know by emailing techtalk@imi-us.com or sending us a DM on Twitter @imitechtalk.

Here are some stories to keep you busy.  This post’s picture is circa 1900 Mulberry Street from Wikipedia.





What it takes to keep NYC IT running

30 09 2010
New York City Marathon

Image by Pabo76 via Flickr

New York City‘s Information Technology infrastructure is a big business.  The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) Commissioner Carole Post joins Tom this week to talk NYC IT.  For more information on the show, check out the SHOW PAGE. What is the agency’s direction? How are they staying social? As a big user of energy, what steps are being taken to increase computing power and reduce the overall footprint?

That and more, this Sunday at 3pm MST | 6pm EDT.

Our Week In Review starts in the City with details about Mayor Bloomberg‘s announcement of the partnership between CUNY and IBM; we let you in on who wants to tap your texts; and help you get your online identity back if your Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, Facebook or Twitter account is hacked.





Welcome to the new site!

14 07 2010
Myoglobin from the Argonne National Laboratory via Flickr

Myoglobin from the Argonne National Laboratory via Flickr

After a couple of years having disparate sites, we have put all our content eggs in one basket.  Using WordPress, we have consolidated our orignal site’s content, imported all of our blog posts and ready to move forward on the new platform.

Along with each new show having its own page (click on ‘Shows’ link), we will be able to bring you more news, guest bloggers and web only content – both the early release and the get no where else kind.  You can also sign up to get posts emailed, visit 1100 KFNX’s site and see our most recent tweets along with following us on Twitter.  Let us know if there is anything else we need – a voicemail to leave messages, maybe?

Here are the five tech stories we are reading this morning:

– Mr Know-It-All from Wired [JUMP]
– Outlook’s Facebook Integration from BBC [JUMP]
– Bridge on a Boat from Gizmodo [JUMP]
– Donation Scams from NYT [JUMP]
– Another Russian Spy …from TechCrunch [JUMP]

Our site of the week is – Pandora.com is a music site that builds custom streaming channels based on your interests.  Using Artists and Songs, you tell Pandora what you like, and it plays songs based on those suggestions.  Each song it offers up can be given a thumbs up or down; bookmarked (song and/or artist); offer a very interesting explanation to ‘why was this song selected’; and more.  Making multiple stations for different moods along with stations crafted by Pandora can provide the mood for any task or no task at all.  If you like music and don’t Pandora, you are welcome.  If you already Pandora, you know what I mean.

If you have any suggestions, questions or comments about the website, send them to web at imitechtalk dot com.

Check back in a couple of days for more info on this Sunday’s show.





May 17 – No new show this week

16 05 2010

We will be back at our regular time next week with a new show. Our guest had a last second trip, so we will air a previous show at 6pm EDT | 3pm MST on www.1100kfnx.com

We’ll be back on Thursday with details about next week’s show.

Keep up with us on Twitter throughout the week for retweet’s of our follower’s best tweets and news we find along the way – http://www.twitter.com/imitechtalk