Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio out of Montreal (home base). It’s not a long segment – about 5 to 10 minutes every week – about everything that is happening in the world of technology and digital media. The good folks at CHOM 97.7 FM are posting these segments weekly on iHeart Radio, if you’re interested in hearing more of me blathering away about what’s going on in the digital world. I’m really excited about this opportunity, because this is the radio station that I grew up on listening to, and it really is a fun treat to be invited to the Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte morning show. The segment is called, CTRL ALT Delete with Mitch Joel.
This week we discussed:
- UPDATE ON THIS EVENT! – I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I am being told that there is a scheduling/logistics issue that is forcing the date of the event to be moved. APOLOGIES!!! It will be rescheduled soon. If you purchased tickets, you will be notified by the event organizer, and you can decide if you would like a full refund or if you would like to keep your ticket for the new date. Once again, apologies! Next Tuesday (October 10th, 2017) Terry DiMonte will be interviewing me in a very special and intimate charity cocktail event called, Ignite Your Brand – Light The Night. We are both doing this to support the Light The Night Walk (for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada). Tickets are $100, they are going fast and they do come with a charitable donation deduction. Come on down and hang out with us.
- Twitter is known mostly for one thing (and no, it’s not tweetstorms from the current US President) – 140 character. Last Tuesday they announced that it is testing tweets as long as 280 characters. Right now, it’s only open to a select few, but it’s coming. It is also doing this to level the playing field in countries where languages take up more characters. Others feel like it’s another move to grow its stagnating user base.
- TaskRabbit allows anybody to go online and find someone to do their tasks for a minimal fee. Need someone to walk your dog? Design a logo? Help you move something? TaskRabbit is one of the originators of the “gig economy.” Well, Swedish furniture company, Ikea, has just bought TaskRabbit. What is Ikea’s play here?
- App of the week: Service.