Around the Office is a weekly group blog that shows what the OnlineFriendly.biz team and Kobayashi Online have found interesting, funny, poignant, or otherwise notable over the past week.
The Kobayashi team has been busily working away on making this weekend’s 24-hour blogging festival, Word11, a welcoming and engaging event. They helped create a Word11 “Twibbon”, which is an overlaid image on your Twitter avatar that shows your support for an event or cause. They also designed the colouful Word11 event logo. And Brent will be one of the event speakers, presenting “Blogging for Small Businesses” on Saturday at 2pm at CSI Annex.
Brent thought it was about time that “tweet” (a posting on Twitter) became an official word. While tweet was in the dictionary before (as something birds do), Merriam-Webster has welcomed the social networking meaning in the latest edition of its Collegiate Dictionary. While Merriam-Webster shows two “tweet” definitions, a DIY tweeting birdhouse proves the meanings are not mutually exclusive.
The big tech news this week has been Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple. The Globe and Mail’s David Ebner has placed him among the ranks of the “great industrialists” along with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Pundits have already started predicting changes in the company, but Tim Cook, who is replacing Jobs as CEO, stated “Apple is not going to change” in a company email, and investors have remained confident in the company. As for Jobs’ legacy, we’re hopeful he’s got plenty of time to continue building it.