A little over a year ago, I started contributing to the Smarter Planet blog on Tumblr at http://smarterplanet.tumblr.com/. The Smarter Planet blog on Tumblr is the brainchild of Jack Mason at IBM and it has been fun contributing to that blog for the past year. That blog, and it’s sister blog on Tumblr, Smarter Cities Scan is a great source for thought leadership content relating to emerging technologies and trends
As I started sharing content on the Smarter Planet blog, I found Tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com) to be an innovative platform for blogging. I decided to start a HorizonWatching blog on Tumblr ( http://horizonwatching.tumblr.com/) to experiment with the Tumblr platform. I wanted to have a place other than the HorizonWatching blog here on Typepad to experiment with content sharing.
On the HorizonWatching Typepad blog I communicate my own insights and content. I use the HorizonWatching blog on Tumblr to share other’s content (usually direct quotes, videos, webcasts, photos, etc) that I have found interesting. I’ve also linked those Tumblr posts to a HorizonWatching page on Facebook
Today, I got an email from the Tumblr team indicating that I had been blogging a whole year. I thought I’d use the occasion to introduce you to the HorizonWatching Tumblr blog and provide you with some direct links to some content I have posted on Tumblr.
So to celebrate the 1st birthday to the HorizonWatching blog at Tumblr, check out some of links to the posts I have embedded below.
- “When we talk about making Madrid a Smarter City, we talk about making it smarter…”
- “While looking for ways to collaborate more effectively with our suppliers,…”
- “With more than one trillion devices expected to be connected to the Internet by…”
- “The implications to our society are enormous, and the ethical and practical…”
- “All city drivers dread the routine: reach downtown destination, hunt desperately…”
- “The ‘smart city’ concept is gathering momentum. Smart systems are transforming…”
- “A significant amount of research and product development is under way to advance…”
- “Sensors play an important role in interconnected systems and are critical to…”
- “EWG rated big city (population over 250,000) water utilities based on three…”
- “Water utilities spend 19 times more on water treatment chemicals every year than…”
- “Spending on information technology (IT) by consumers and enterprises in China is…”
- “Our ability to advance the health of our population is currently limited to…”
- “I see a future where Advanced Traveler Information Systems are capable of…”
- “This project exemplifies the promise that a future generation of robots can have…”