Tom Kelley, general manager at the world-renowned design firm, IDEO, presents five core practices that enhance creativity. Through entertaining stories and examples, he describes how these techniques help us all become more innovative in every aspect of our lives and lead to more success.
The Obama administration has released guidelines for how the government should use social-media outlets to engage the public, approving new, largely unregulated, channels like Facebook as tools to informally sample public opinion.
Until now, agencies seeking to collect information from Americans had to prove to the Office of Management and Budget that the request was necessary, that it would not be too time consuming for the public — defined, in “burden hours” under the law, the Paper Reduction Act of 1995 — and would not duplicate the work of other agencies.
But that approval process, which often takes month, impedes instant feedback that is now possible in the world of Twitter, collaborative Wiki-style articles and live Web chats, Vivek Kundra, the national chief information officer, said.
Google has created a slick iPhone-friendly Web app that lets you make calls, view voicemail, and send SMS messages right from mobile Safari. On your iPhone, direct your browser to http://m.google.com/voice and log in.