Depending on how much time you have on your hands (or how much of an internet nerd you are) you might have stopped to notice the endings of the URLs your most frequented websites have. For example, most websites you encounter in the US probably end with .com (for commercial) or .org (for organization). If you like to shop overseas you may have visited amazon.co.uk, or if you are feeling authentic you might visit ikea.se (for Sweden). If you get elected Pope you might surf around the net on sites with .va (for Vatican City) or if you are relaxing in Barbados you may use a .bb site to find the best beach.
This year’s Google I/O was said to be all about the developer. With no new device announcements as well as no new version of Android announced, this seemed to hold true. After wrapping up yesterday afternoon, I have had a chance to digest a lot of the content that was presented.
I met up with two other Sundoggers at the airport anxious and excited to attend the Salesforce Customer Tour on April 18th. We were welcomed by the downpour of rain, which was a better sight than the snowfall in Minneapolis. When we arrived at McCormick Place, the event had volunteers every 10 feet willing to help and execute with ease. I was very impressed with the event; however did find some volunteers was unaware of the event hashtag. After asking three volunteers, I waited until the keynote to hear the announcement for the Twitter hashtag. Millions of Salesforce branded banners lead us to the Cloud Expo first and then we made our way to the Customer Story keynote, which was the highlight of my experience at the event.
South by Southwest (SXSW) wrapped up last week in Austin, Texas and it sure made its presence known throughout the online world. While I wish I could have attended the event in person, I enjoyed being a part of the conference by engaging online. I was able to listen to and capture mentions in real time, as well as monitor SXSW conversations before, during and after the conference.
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