We’re all familiar with the social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google +, and Foursquare, and probably spend more time on them than we’d care to admit. Many take great pride in curating their online persona through their profiles - apparently it’s even not unheard of to have your profile pictures Photoshopped!
It is with great pride that I'm off to cover the London Olympics. Honestly, I’m really quite chuffed about it! Looking forward to getting my paws on some Steak and Kidney pie, oh and getting in on the Olympics, of course.
To my old friends – Hello! And to those of you that I’ve yet to have the pleasure of meeting, allow me to introduce myself. I have quite the story, but for the sake of brevity and simplicity, I’ll summarize…
My boss’ phone was stolen a few days ago. I can’t even imagine how lost, frustrated and helpless she must have felt without it. Luckily she had the app “Find My iPhone” installed, so we were able to sit in her office and track the phone on Google Maps. It seemed to be moving in circles in a hotel parking lot in New Jersey, so we used the app to send a message to the phone. Unfortunately the thief ignored our strongly worded message, and refused to answer the phone.
When I think of the Olympics, I think of toned, skilled athletes, but what about all of the Tech people in charge of running the show? I hadn’t really given much thought to the insane amount of technology and staff required to manage the Olympics from a technological standpoint.