Pretty much everyone is familiar with ‘Consumer Reports’. They always seem so phony though with their overused adjectives and shady product descriptions. It seems as if the writer is getting an endorsement check from the vendor to make those comments. Well, bluetooth, a new Evoca member, is posting some very accurate and detailed consumer reports on bluetooth headsets. As he tries each one out he is leaving a recording with a very detailed spec of what background noise is there, what the location is that he is using the headset, the make and model, and other various details. It is very cool. If you wondering what he has reviewed and how it might compare to your headset click here to see his full profile!
Richard Florida, one of the world’s leading social theorists and public intellectuals, believes that human creativity is the engine of economic growth. Every human being is creative, Florida argues, and for the first time in human history, our economic growth depends on the further development of a wide spectrum of human capabilities.
Florida, author of the bestselling The Rise of the Creative Class, was named one of the Best and Brightest of 2005 by Esquire magazine. The book received the Washington Monthly Political Book Award and was named a leading breakthrough idea by the Harvard Business Review. And he was present in Savannah (home of Evoca) this past week talking about KBBs and the like. He as well as other groups chose the recordings as uploaded to Evoca to allow those not in attendance to listen in.
You can visit his blog here and listen to the recordings below!
The College of Information Technology at Georgia Southern University is experimenting with a new Web-based application from Evoca, a Savannah-based podcast-hosting site.
“Students entering college now have grown up bombarded by messages, whether it’s from television, e-mail or cell phones,” says James Bradford, dean of the College of Information Technology. “It’s no longer enough to try to inform students, but you have to provide them information that they will pay attention to on their terms.”
GSU and Evoca have been friends and partners for months now and it great to hear they are going “full speed ahead” with their web communications ideas. As the first Fall 2006 semester ends all are anxiously awaiting the hard numbers and results that may come from an experiment such as this.
“It has the capability to extend discussion beyond the classroom,” said Bradford.
Evoca is proud to welcome our newest podcast, Bill Clinton. In the recording below, President Bill Clinton speaks on the eve of World AIDS Day 2006 in New Delhi, India where he announced that his foundation has negotiated new agreements to lower the price of HIV/AIDS treatment for children. He addresses the global HIV epidemic and the work of his foundation’s HIV/AIDS initiative, which helps the governments of developing countries expand HIV/AIDS care and treatment and has negotiated deep reductions in AIDS drug pricing. You can visit the Clinton Foundation site here.