The Latest “Did You Know” Video for Fall 2009

Fascinating video about the progress of technology and social media that everybody should know about.  This is my first attempt at posting up a video, so I hope it doesn’t blow up my site.  Thanks Gen Y Investor for the tips!

For all those who don’t know how to put up a video from YouTube on your site, simply go to your YouTube video, copy the HTML code on the right, past it into your HTML tab in your WordPress, click back to Visual, and edit accordingly!

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  1. Gen Y Investor says

    Glad to see you got the video working! It looks good and was really interesting. I can’t believe the average teen sends that many text messages! I’ll have to remind myself to get the unlimited text plan when I have kids.

  2. says

    @Gen Y Investor
    Cool man. Thanks for the help again. I think I might put up a sound/podcast? widget next to the Tweet button where I will just read out posts in 2 minutes or less for those who can’t see or want to hear editorial comment. May be a nice personalized touch.

    I just can’t believe so much has progressed over the past 5 years. We could literally have all been multi-millionaires if we perfectly took advantage of the system. Hence, I am motivated to not let the next 5 years pass me by!

  3. Charlie says

    Very interesting stats on that video, thanks for sharing it. Things are going to continue to get more and more digital, which is fantastic for areas like health care and education. I just don’t like that despite the advances in technology making our jobs more efficient, we work more hours now in the US than people did before computers and emails were the norm. That’s messed up. We need to adopt a more European lifestyle of getting companies to give more paid time off, working less overtime without worrying about getting fired or not getting paid, and taking more time to have long relaxing meals and vacations with family. People would be less stressed and would be so much healthier and happier! Technology is great at saving us time but we can’t forget to step back, put down the phone, turn off the computer and tv, and relax.

    • says

      Charlie – I agree that with all our technology, it’s ironic we seem to be working more than ever. There’s never an off switch since we are always connected. I’m actually happy I don’t have an iPhone and all that, or else I’d be wasting time twittering and doing unproductive things at work and such. Maybe after I retire!

  4. says

    @Charlie – It wasn’t that long ago that pre-teens were working 12 – 15 hour days in sweat shops in the U.S. and Europe. We all think we work hard today… just watch one episode of the reality shows that depict life at the turn of the 20th century! I saw a statistic recently that indicated the average U.S. employee is only really working less than 6 hours a day when you figure breaks, internet surfing, etc… We don’t have more time because simply because we waste so much of it. It’s our choice to buy a house 40 miles away from the office and it’s our choice to blow 30 hours a week in front of the tube. If we all make better choices we would all have better lives.

    Samurai-san – great pick on the video it really puts things in perspective. With the speed of technological change we’ve experienced, I honestly don’t think we can even dream of what new inventions and tools will be available in 20 years. We’ll probably look back and laugh at how narrow minded we were!

  5. Charlie says

    @Greg. Yeah I can see your points yet so many families can barely get by now raising a family even with 2 incomes and in some cases with one of the 2 parents working more than 1 job. A lot of people live 40 miles away from the office because that’s all they can afford. Anyway, we all have our problems and at the end of the day technology will continue to become a greater part of our lives.

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