Windies swept by India in T20s

first_imgCHENNAI, India (CMC): The Windies produced their best performance of the Twenty20 International series against India but still went down by six wickets, losing off the last ball of the innings in the third and final match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here yesterday. With India requiring one run off the last ball of the match, bowler Fabian Allen misfielded a drive from Manish Pandey, allowing the batsman to scamper through for a single for the unlikeliest of finishes. India had looked to be easing to victory in pursuit of the Windies’ total of 181 for three off their 20 overs, with Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant’s 130-run partnership for the third wicket carrying them within sight of a comfortable victory. The pair had carried their side to 175 for two, leaving India to get seven runs from 11 balls before they both inexplicably gave their wickets away. After scoring his first-ever T20I half-century, Pant needlessly tried to reverse sweep medium pacer Keemo Paul and lost his middle stump. SUPER OVER Then off the penultimate ball of the match and with only one run needed, Dhawan launched Allen straight into the hands of Kieron Pollard at long on to give the Windies a chance to tie the contest, where a super over would be required to decide a winner. But Allen, arguably the Windies’ best fielder, was unable to gather the return with Pandey well short of his ground. As Pandey and Dinesh Karthik strolled off the ground into the waiting arms of their teammates, an inconsolable Allen was comforted by his colleagues as he stayed hunched over on the pitch.last_img read more

Race and politics…

first_img…at GECOM and GovernmentBack in 1975, Cheddi Jagan rather controversially decided that rather than opposing the PNC, which had rigged the 1973 elections while murdering two PPP activists, the PPP were going to give “critical support” to the PNC Government. By the end of the following year, having supported the PNC in the nationalisation of the sugar industry, Jagan opened talks with the PNC for closer collaboration.One of the subjects he raised with Burnham was “racial discrimination” against Indian Guyanese by the PNC in Government, and the 80% of the economy it had nationalised. Burnham laughingly dismissed Jagan’s contention, and said, “It’s political, comrade, not racial”!! Jagan’s retort, of course, in a country where people voted down the line along racial lines, should’ve been that Burnham’s contention was a distinction in search of a difference!! The effect would be the same!!Today, we see something similar playing out in the GECOM hiring practices in general, and the choice of the GECOM CEO in particular. By and large, “Africans” and “Mixed” race in Guyana tend to support the PNC, and Indians tend to support the PPP. “Tend to”…so obviously, there will be the exceptions to prove the rule. But unlike Burnham, the present PNC lot can’t even be candid and say they have nothing against Indians per se…but they do tend to support the PPP. It’s political, baby!!So if something comes up in GECOM, where a decision may impact on voting results, Indians might TEND to take a PPP slant. And the same for African/Mixed Guyanese in GECOM right now. We shouldn’t have to shy away from saying it like it is…when every Tom, Dick and Harrilall out there knows the truth. Who do we think we’re foolin’? But the PNC makes a good point when they point out the composition at GECOM is pretty much the same as it was when they were in Government.What they don’t say is the PPP never interfered with GECOM’s hiring practices, not only because it was an autonomous agency, but like in every sector of the state institutions, they were caught in a double bind. If they’d objected to hiring practices that favoured African Guyanese, they’d be accused of being racial!! Like at present!! But the PPP also probably thought it didn’t matter, since they had that majority since 1992. 2011 had to’ve been a wake-up call…but by then it was too late!!But this PNC just doesn’t give a damn – as is shown by its choice of a Dep CEO who’s always been openly PNC.And to gild their lily, just look at the hatchet job the Chronic’s doing on the incumbent!!…and the Education MinisterA columnist and frequent letter writer wondered “Why Ms. Henry chose to sensationalise the status of 11 Bangladeshis” who might have “jumped plane” here, and not about the thousands of Cubans and Haitians that did the same. He expatiated at length about “absolute change vs. relative change” and implied it might be due to her being a bit slow on the uptake.Now this is not only being patently unfair to a woman who’s about to complete her PhD, but shows the columnist doesn’t want to call a spade a spade. It has nothing to do with “stupidity”, and everything to do with “race and politics”!Minister of Education Henry knows fully well to invoke “Bangladeshis” is to signal to the PNC’s supporters that the PPP’s Indian base might be getting augmented! Man the barricades!!! Never mind that Bangladeshis would resist to the point of death being dubbed “Indians”!!But who cares about these distinctions when one wants to score cheap political points?? Not this PNC lot!!…and Battle of the MallsYour Eyewitness notices, with dismay, the Indian Guyanese owner of one Mall complaining about concessions a Chinese Guyanese owner received under the PPP Government for his new Mall going up.Does this refute charges of PPP’s “bias”?last_img read more

Walker woe lifts United, Leicester top

first_imgUnited handed competitive debuts to Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay, while Bastian Schweinsteiger came on in the second half to become the club’s first German player.“The first time you play at Old Trafford is always difficult, but I liked the performance, especially of Darmian,” United manager Louis van Gaal, who was celebrating his 64th birthday, told BT Sport.On goalkeeper David de Gea, dropped amid interest from Real Madrid, Van Gaal added: “He is our best player for the past two seasons, chosen by the fans, so we can’t let him go so easily.”Spurs made a bright start in the Salford sunshine, Christian Eriksen volleying over from Harry Kane’s scooped pass, but they retreated into their shells following Walker’s moment of misfortune.United failed to take full advantage, however, with Young the only player to muster a shot on target, and Eriksen forced Romero — deputising for De Gea — to make two sharp saves in the latter stages.Chelsea launch their title defence at home to Swansea City later on Saturday.Leicester City found themselves on top of the table after Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez inspired them to a 4-2 home win over Sunderland at the King Power Stadium.After Marc Albrighton teed up Jamie Vardy for an 11th-minute header, Mahrez scored with a header from another Albrighton cross and then added a penalty to put Leicester 3-0 up with only 25 minutes gone.– Cabaye strikes –Manchester United’s Memphis Depay (2ndR) celebrates with Wayne Rooney (R) after United take the lead due to an own goal from Tottenham Hotspur’s Kyle Walker at Old Trafford on August 8, 2015. PHOTO/AFPJermain Defoe and Steven Fletcher found the net for Sunderland in the second half, but a smart strike by Albrighton kept Leicester in control.Watford fared the best of the three promoted clubs, drawing 2-2 with Everton at Goodison Park.But they twice squandered the lead, with goals from Miguel Layun and substitute Odion Ighalo cancelled out in turn by Ross Barkley and Arouna Kone.The first top-flight game in Bournemouth’s 116-year history ended in a 1-0 home defeat against Aston Villa, who prevailed courtesy of a 72nd-minute header from their new striker Rudy Gestede.“It was a really good performance from us. I can’t be too critical,” said Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, whose side won the Championship last season.“I’m disappointed with the defeat, but looking forward to the rest of the season.”Norwich City, promoted via the play-offs in May, lost 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace.Wilfried Zaha and Damien Delaney put the visitors in charge before substitute Nathan Redmond hit back for Norwich, but Palace’s star recruit Yohan Cabaye sealed victory in stoppage time.Arsenal host West Ham United and Liverpool travel to Stoke City on Sunday, with last season’s runners-up Manchester City opening their campaign at West Bromwich Albion on Monday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leicester City’s striker Jamie Vardy (2nd R) celebrates after scoring the opening goal during an English Premier League football matchagainst Sunderland at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on August 8, 2015. PHOTO/AFPLONDON, August 8- Kyle Walker’s own goal gave Manchester United a winning start to the Premier League season as they overcame Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday’s opening day.The England right-back put through his own net in the 22nd minute, rushing back in an attempt to prevent Wayne Rooney taking aim from Ashley Young’s cross and succeeding only in scuffing the ball into his own net.last_img read more

Longtime admirer

first_imgRe “Clinton basks in L.A. beam” (May 31): Less than two years in office and already Antonio Villaraigosa is someone Hillary has “admired for a long time.” My guess is that Hillary never even heard of Antonio before his election as mayor. Still, if Hillary’s idea of a long time is 18 months, can she possibly be capable of making decisions that deal with the needs of our nation decades in the future? This is nothing more than Hillary’s grasp for the Mexican-American vote. The question is whether the Mexican-American voter can be won simply by cozying up to a mayor of Mexican descent. I sincerely hope, for the future of America, that it takes more than that to win the vote of any American. – Patrick Weir Chatsworth We have lost control Re “May rally ‘got out of control’ ” (May 30): I guess I didn’t expect anything new from an article condemning the LAPD’s actions during the May 1 demonstration where about 500 LAPD officers attacked a “handful of offenders.” Of course our part-time (seems he spends half his time in New York) chief of police was doing nothing but the mayor’s wishes (which he needed for another term) while he was in Washington, D.C., hob-nobbing with the Clintons. Is it any wonder the LAPD is having trouble recruiting people to join when they don’t have anyone to stand up for them? Why should they fight the gangs when no matter what they do they won’t have the backing of the mayor or the police chief. Have we lost control of our city? – Joe McMillin West Hills NE Valley plan Re “Hope for NE Valley” (May 24): My hope for the northeast San Fernando Valley is that the “coherent and community-driven plan for its future” will include a partnership between the city, the LAUSD and the developers building new homes to provide property for new schools so no more established homes need to be taken for schools by eminent domain. – Barbara Bond Sylmar Keeping it simple Re “Bush attacks conservatives on immigration issue” (May 30): Mr. President – let’s keep the border issue simple. Rather than excoriate your conservative base, how about if we in the United States just deal with those crossing our borders illegally like Mexico deals with those crossing her southern border illegally? You’d have to ignore the ACLU’s claims of torture, but the problem would be solved. – Carol Milton Woodland Hills Bullet train? Re “Half-speed ahead for bullet train” (May 24): Can’t believe it will take 10 years to build a bullet train. I think they ought to consult Japan, which has had one since the ’70s and it took far less time to complete than a decade. In World War II, the Burma Road was completed in a season as were many airfields for our fliers. And consider, as we all know, when contractors and builders render a date for completion of a pool, a patio, it most always takes far, far longer, and costs always escalate rather than decrease. Oh I’d like to ride a bullet train, but in my lifetime – not, in my 60s when most would rather instead be homebound. This is the 21st century. Their estimate for completion exceeds common sense. I do think they ought to rethink the length of time given and re-examine the possibilities. – Leo Bertucelli Sherman Oaks Transfer of funds Re “Half-speed ahead for bullet train” (May 24): High-speed rail will only work in California if the train carries the vehicles with the passengers. San Francisco is the only city in this state that has anything close to a mass transit system only because it is condensed on a small rock. One can still walk to the wharf from downtown in the same amount of time it takes to wait for the silly trolleys and the buses either do not show up or are overcrowded. What is one supposed to do if they get off the train in Fresno – walk to Kettleman City? If passenger vehicles are included in the train plan (see Mexico), it may actually be beneficial. Otherwise, it will be another transfer of taxpayer cash into the pockets of friends of the Legislature. – Philip Brooks Thousand Oaks Swallowing everything Re “Tipoff” (May 29): Admiral Brewer couldn’t command a rubber duck. If he were serious, he could cut 20 percent of the district’s nonteaching administrators just by putting an end to the myriad paper-pushing, inept programs that constantly take teachers and school administrators away from the classroom. The district is like “The Blob,” swallowing everything in its path. The computerized report-card system has failed. The computerized payroll system has failed. The newly built schools are riddled with defects. And for those of you who still think the admiral is the new broom who will sweep clean, as a concerned parent, I have contacted his office three times with regard to teaching and safety issues, and he has failed to respond. – Michael Guetzow Woodland Hills Trade him Re “Trade me! (Or maybe not)” (May 31): I do not believe that Kobe wanting or not wanting to be traded needs to be on the front page of the Daily News. The front page should be used for more important issues, not sports. I think he should be traded and then maybe he would grow up. He is a self-centered, spoiled brat. But that is just my opinion. – Becky Butler Sunland Just average Re “Alba likes to defy authority, get away from typecasting” (News Lite, May 25): If Jessica Alba believes that loving to “challenge authority” is unique or special for anyone her age, she is misinformed. There is no more common trait. She is as distinguishable as confetti on a pizza. The reason she is perceived as a ‘tart’ is because of the choices she has made; it’s no one else’s doing. She now denounces what she eagerly embraces at the start of her career. Denial of responsibility is equally widespread among the people of this earth, exercising such further demonstrates the average nature of her being. A measure of character is found in quality choices we make, Jessica, not in denial of past opportunistic behavior. – Michael E. White Burbank Honest people Our neighborhood “Adams Hill” had our third annual yard sale. A mother and daughter came to my home and bought three of my mother’s purses. The mom found a cute frog key chain. I asked her if she knew what FROG stood for – “Fully Rely On GOD.” We discovered we are both Christians. They left and were back in a minute with $150 that the mom had found in one of the purses. Yes, there are still a few honest people out there. – Ruth Fairrington Los Angeles Getting to the truth Alberto Gonzales has the answer when it comes to getting to the truth. He advocates torture as a viable method of getting information in the “War on Terror.” I am interested to know if he feels that the answers to the current U.S. attorney firings may be more forthcoming if we employ the methods that he himself argued for a few months prior. – Brian Paul West Los Angeles Give Bush a hammer Who’s the worst president ever? President Carter always has the deepest respect for the United States Constitution, and helping the average man and needy man. Maybe we should give President Bush a hammer and send him to New Orleans. – Jerry Piro Sun Valley 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Homeless woman assulted by 300-pound man

first_imgLANCASTER – A roughly 300-pound man who sexually assaulted a homeless woman in a freeway underpass in Lancaster while proclaiming that he was “doing this for the angels” remained at large Saturday, officials said. The attack in a storm drain tunnel near Avenue K and the Antelope Valley Freeway occurred about 1 a.m. Friday, according to deputies at the sheriff’s Lancaster station. The woman was asleep when she was awakened by a man pulling off her pants, deputies said. The man was covered with blood, apparently from wounds on both wrists, deputies said, based on the victim’s statement. A man and a woman sleeping nearby came to the woman’s aid and started beating the attacker with a section of pipe, deputies said. The attacker punched the man to the ground, while the woman hit the attacker with a bicycle pump, deputies said. The attacker grabbed the pump and threw the woman down, declaring he was “God’s gift” and couldn’t feel pain. He then fled, deputies said. The victim called 911 from a pay phone and was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where she was treated, deputies said. Deputies followed a blood trail but were unable to make an arrest. Images of the attacker might have been captured on surveillance video from a nearby apartment building, deputies said. The man, who stood about 5feet, 8 inches, was wearing a T-shirt and dark pants. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Weather big factor in playoffs

first_imgThat’s likely to change this week, even in a season where the first week did nothing to disprove the perception that the run for the Super Bowl is wide open, especially in the NFC. Only one home team, New England, won in the first round, something not likely to happen in the second. The biggest factor in the first week was experience. This week it could be the weather. There wasn’t much last weekend and if those long-range forecasts are accurate, there may not be much in week two. In fact, the biggest weather advantage in the second round may be where there is none: inside Indianapolis’ RCA Dome, where the Colts are built for the fast indoor track and the Steelers aren’t: they lost there 26-7 on Nov. 28. No wonder the early line makes Indianapolis a favorite by nine points. The networks like weather, so the NFL likes it, too – in the past few seasons, it has scheduled night games in places like Foxborough and Green Bay, hoping to get a little ice and snow into the picture or at least shots of players breathing cold air. In fact, the unhappiest visitor may be New England: it could have been cold, windy and snowy in Denver, providing the Patriots with that nice, fuzzy Foxborough feeling. Instead, it’s supposed to be in the 50s when the Patriots play the Broncos on Saturday. In the first round, playoff experience won, especially experience at quarterback. Most notable: Jake Delhomme over Eli Manning and Tom Brady over a limping Byron Leftwich. Good news for the Carolina Panthers: the long-range forecast for Sunday in Chicago is an unseasonably warm 43 degrees, about the same temperature they handled in the Meadowlands. Washington could get a break, too – no rain is forecast for Seattle on Saturday, although anyone familiar with the Pacific Northwest at this time of year knows that can change in an instant. center_img Chicago has had some classic weather games. One was the “Fog Bowl, ” a 20-12 win by the Bears over Philadelphia in 1988 at just this stage of the playoffs – “the best game I’ve never seen,” one fan called it. The fog rolled in off Lake Michigan just before halftime. The only way to see the second half was on monitors after television cameras were stationed on the sideline. “I could hardly see across the field, and I’m sure they couldn’t, either,” Eagles coach Buddy Ryan said. “They’d run a play, and I didn’t know who had the ball or what was going on.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

HAVE A FRIDAY FEAST AT THE BEST PIZZA JOINT IN TOWN – ‘APACHE PIZZA’

first_imgAPACHE PIZZA continues to be a huge success all over Ireland, and that success has now extended to Donegal. The popular pizza chain has popped up in different locations throughout Donegal, and in Letterkenny it has established itself as the go-to outlet for amazing pizza at unbeatable prices. Apache Pizza offer amazing deals on a daily basis, and it’s easy to see just why they’ve become such a success nationally.There’s something for everybody, and with free delivery they take all the work out of it!!Why not them a try today and see what all the fuss is about.(074) 912 4347 Below are some of the incredible, mouth-watering deals on offer.Personal Pizza: Any Personal PizzaTopped ChipsCanPrice €9The Pizza and Dipper Deal:Medium 12″ Pizza DealChicken DippersTwo cansPrice €15Two’s Company:2 x 9″ pizza’sGarlic BreadChoice of cookies or wedgesPrice €15Fully Loaded Deal:Large Pizza:Topped ChipsGarlic BreadTwo cookiesPrice €19We’re not going out Deal: Extra Large 18″ PizzaGarlic BreadAny ChickenPrice €22Midweek Madness:Premium PizzaTopped ChipsTwo CansTwo CookiesPrice €15DEAL:2 Large 14″ Pizza’sTwo ToppingsTwo ChipsPrice €22For more details visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/apacheletterkenny/?fref=tsHAVE A FRIDAY FEAST AT THE BEST PIZZA JOINT IN TOWN – ‘APACHE PIZZA’ was last modified: May 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Apache PizzaBusinessDealsdonegalIrelandletterkennynewslast_img read more

Podcast: Danny Kelly’s Trans Europe Express – Sunday, April 23

first_imgDanny Kelly is joined by Andy Brassell to take a look at all the big football news from the continent.They discuss Barcelona’s triumph over Real Madrid in El Clasico – take in action from Italy, Germany and France, and chat about the midfielders who are likely to be on the move during the summer transfer window.This week’s European cult hero is the former Juventus and France defender Lilian Thuram, and there’s also time to review the quarter-final action from the Champions League and Europa League.Listen above, or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.last_img

The Beauty Products Amy Schumer Can’t Live Without Are . . . Secret Deodorant and Toilet Paper

first_imgAMY SCHUMER talked about her beauty “regimen” in a new interview with “In Style” magazine.Here are her six best quotes . . .1.  She wears normal-person deodorant.  Quote, “I use Secret.  I tried the natural ones, but my body was just like, ‘Stop all that.  Just die early and don’t smell like a foot.”2.  She also said the one “beauty product” that she can’t live without is . . . toilet paper.  She didn’t name a brand, but she’s pretty down-to-Earth, so it probably isn’t any of that posh, aloe-infused, eight-ply, perforated by hand, fair trade, gluten-free nonsense.  (???)3.  She doesn’t know if she’ll get Botox or filler.  Quote, “I’m not against it.  I’m pretty sure I’ll never get any sort of surgery, but no proclamations.“I cannot imagine a moment when I’ll need filler for my face, as if it needs to be filled.  Can we un-fill this?  Let’s get an emptier.”4.  Her parents raised her to be confident.  Quote, “My parents made me think I was a genius supermodel, and it was kind of too late when I found out that they’d been lying.”5.  But her confidence has been challenged by fame.  Quote, “I’m also realistic because if I look my absolute best and go to an awards thing, I’m still going to be seated next to Blake Lively or Emily Ratajkowski.  So, that can break your heart or you can be like, ‘This is pretty good.  I’ll take this level.’”6.  She’s been with her boyfriend Ben for almost a year and a half, but they can’t ALWAYS be together.  Quote, “I need a lot of alone time.  Right now, I’m getting my period, and I just don’t like him, you know?  My PMS is no joke.”For what it’s worth, Amy is on the cover of the magazine, wearing a one-piece bathing suit.  It’s low-cut, and she looks great.  But of course, that didn’t stop the trolling.A woman named Dana Duggan who owns a company called South Shore Swimwear made this hurtful comment . . .  Quote, “Come on now!  You couldn’t find anyone better for this cover?  Not everyone should be in a swimsuit . . . I don’t think it’s an attractive photo.”last_img read more

Evolution of Communication: From Email to Twitter and Beyond

first_imgIn a recent post, Fred Wilson asked what is going to trump email? (implying that even email is getting old). Certainly email is still the most broadly used form of digital communication, particularly in businesses, but is it beginning to be displaced? And more importantly why?To answer these questions, we need to understand the patterns behind all forms of digital communication. How they came about and why; and what are the differences between them. Perhaps going back and looking at regular mail, phone and newspapers can give us insights into the reasons and potential life-span of email, chat and Twitter.Email vs. MailIt is always useful to start at the beginning and understand the basics. How is email different from the regular mail? The obvious differences are that email is faster and virtual (i.e. not physical). And it has different economics, since you do not have to pay per email message (at least we do not perceive it this way). Now, because email is delivered faster, we send more of it. Because we send more of it, each message is much smaller than a typical letter. So thinking about it this way, we realize that email not only redefined mail, it created a completely different way of communicating. Instead of sending more information less often, we send less information more often. The speed and quantity of communication created a qualitatively different communication medium.Phone vs. ChatWay before we had the Internet, we already had a way to communicate faster then via mail – the telephone. Phones allowed us to instantly get in touch. Then when the world went online, Instant Messaging was invented – which, unlike email, allowed people to reach each other immediately. But there are big differences between phone and chat. Firstly, most of us, at least initially, were not as good at typing as talking. Even today, conversations via chat do not have the same flow as a phone call, because people have learned to multi task during chat. That is not something that you would typically do on a phone call (unless you are on a really boring corporate call!). Despite the differences, the key common attribute between a phone call and an instant message is essentially immediate reach-ability.Extreme multi-tasking; pic by defining momentNewspaper vs. BlogsRegular mail and phone are typically used for one-on-one communication. Newspapers and radio are older forms of one-to-many communication. These methods are examples of broadcast or push technologies. Over the past decade, blogs arrived on the scene and they’ve had tremendous success as a form of one-to-many communication. The reason for this is that blogs leveraged something that was done very poorly in newspapers and somewhat better in radio – our need for feedback. Blogs made feedback frictionless. Anyone can comment on a post.The ability for people to get involved and to express their opinions, created a completely different dynamic. In a way, blog posts are like mass mailings with massive CC lists – but executed in a much more organized way. This form of non-instant communication has won our hearts, but overwhelmed our RSS readers. And that, in turn, created an opportunity for the micro version. Here comes Twitter.Electrodes vs. TwitterTwitter is a new form of communication that is both a natural step from blogging and a weird experiment normally found in neuroscience labs. Because blog posts are typically lengthy, there was an opportunity to break them down into smaller chunks. Twitter arrived on the scene and in a way it asked us to break down all of our thoughts and actions into succinct chunks. As the result, they can be delivered faster, processed faster and there can be more of them. And once again, the interplay between speed and quantity created a qualitatively different experience. People are collaborating on Twitter in real time. They are discovering news, watching each other and getting advice. Twitter pushed us all to the edge of real communication. Any more real would probably be telepathy!Squaring it all outSo now we come to our diagram: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… We barely have time to pause and reflect these days on how far communications technology has progressed. Without even taking a deep breath, we’ve transitioned from email to chat to blogs to social networks and more recently to Twitter. Here is my representation of the current ecosystem, which we will explore in this post: Tags:#Analysis#web We see that all the squares in our diagram are filled out. Twitter jumped in and gave us a new form of communication – instant broadcast with feedback. Each of its digital predecessors was an improvement over the physical equivalent. So the question is, what else can be improved?The mobile twistThe axis not reflected in the diagram above is reach-ability. With the recent explosion of mobile devices, the communication game has changed once again. While with traditional computers instant reach-ability was not always possible, mobile devices eliminate this gap. There has been an explosion of chatting and twittering on cell phones, proving that real-time communication is what people crave.The outcasts, or the way to the future?Just about when we cannot imagine anything that can beat the real-time broadcast nature of Twitter, things get even more strange. The popular Justin.tv show has a guy walking around with the camera attached to his head, recording everything that is happening around him. While we may question the sanity and usefulness of this, we cannot deny that we are curious about this phenomenon. Is this an aberration or a way to the future? The answer is not a simple no!. There is more to the story, which we are only finding out as we go along.And along the lines of strange, what do you think when Amazon Evangelist Jeff Barr invites you to a AWS meeting in Second Life? Maybe this is not odd, because people are using AWS to build services in Second Life – so in that sense it is quite natural. As Second Life gains mindshare, we can expect the emergence of a new communication medium. This medium is going to have new rules and new possibilities that, undoubtedly, people will rush to explore.Amazon Web Services Chat in Second Life; pic by labsjiConclusionWe are witnessing a breathtaking evolution of new forms of digital communication. More than witnessing, we are facilitating it. All of this is unfolding so quickly that we do not have time to pause and reflect on what is happening. But if email is becoming an endangered species, then we need to pay attention. So the question still stands: what really different and new forms of communication are we going to see next? We leave this as an open question and invite our readers to comment.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… alex iskold 1 Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more