Word-of-mouth now takes on a new meaning with new recommendation Web site

Feb. 22, 2008
Businesses desperately seek Web 2.0 understanding
IT World Canada
At a recent Computerworld Live Tour event held in Toronto, Dan McLean recounts Aaron Kim, Web Evangelist at IBM Canada’s explanation behind the success of Web 2.0 and social networking.

“‘By 2010, 40 per cent of the workforce will be [from a current age group that is 30-years-old and under],’ Kim said. They grew up with computers and the Internet. That’s reason enough for businesses to quickly embrace Web 2.0 and social networking, and figure these things out fast.”

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Acer plans new, low-cost laptop
ZD Net
John Morris writes about Acer’s new low-cost notebook aimed for use in emerging markets.

“Little is known about the model aside from the fact that will have a 7- or 9-inch display, cost about $470, and ship sometime in the second or third quarter. The specs and price would put it in direct competition with other low-cost models such as the Asus Eee PC and the Everex CloudBook, and to a lesser extent OLPC’s XO laptop.”

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GigPark is word of mouth online
The Globe and Mail
Mathew Ingram examines a new recommendation-by friends Toronto-based Web site, GigPark.com.

“The principle behind GigPark — which also has a Facebook application — is a simple one. You can post recommendations on the site, if you have a masseuse or a real-estate agent or a mechanic that you think your friends might be interested in using, and you can also ask your friends and the other people in your network to recommend someone for a particular job.”

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