Tag: Early Adopter

TREND: Small is the new Big

Omlet, a social networking app built on a foundation of privacy, highlights an increasing interest in privacy in social networking apps

4 Reasons Why Wearable Computers Are OVERHYPED

The Wearable Computing technology trend is fascinating but immature. Those involved in the movement need to think past the technology and consider the real-world practical implications of how the tech impacts society. There are four main challenges to broader adoption of wearable computers: interoperability, stigma, etiquette and privacy.

Get Ready For Wearable Tech.

Consumers are about to be deluged by a new category of products – wearable technology. Manufacturers will be unleashing confusing and incompatible devices and while some will be revolutionary, many will be knock-offs or poorly conceived. As these new devices are made available, ask yourself if they add true value to your life, look at how the gadget fits into your current ecosystem of devices and think about whether you want to be an early adopter of this technology or wait for personal technology to go mainstream.

June Poll: Where do you fit in the Tech Adoption Curve?

Location based services such as Foursquare/Gowalla/Whrll/Places/SCVNGR continue their relatively slow adoption rate. Some see it as an important precursor to social shopping, yet some are worried about security or just don’t see why they should spend time with these apps.

Taking it too far

– My recent forays into the role of early adoptors on innovation uncovered a gem.  In 1999 Tom Creed of St. John University entitled Confessions of an Eary Adopter. Review these 7 steps, do you need an Innovation Intervention? 7 Symptoms of Early Adoption Syndrome Symptom #1 – lack of impulse control in the presence of new …

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