Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Gloo as a Collaboration Tool

Gloo is a virtual page where you can post notes, doodle, create a to-do list, and put pictures and videos directly from your Facebook account, and the web. Once you’ve invited your family and friends to your space, they can view, create and change your space elements in real time so technically, it is like a collaborative sketchpad.
Above is a screenshot of my Gloo space. I was using it much like a social network page before as I shared my daughter’s pictures and videos to my friends. However, after I’ve invited my sister and my brother to my page, it assumed a new function – that of a family bulletin board. My sister posted her assignment in algebra and while I was answering the math questions, my brother took the chance to post his special requests. It almost felt like we’re just inches apart. The site was very convenient and easy to use.
Aside from being a message pad for the family, the Gloo page can also be used as a collaboration board for planning events, organizing business and organization discussions and meetings, and more. It also offers a free messaging service (You can send 30 SMS to your contacts everyday for FREE, and forward pictures via MMS for PhP 5.00)
For more information, you can inquire about Gloo at the Globe Broadband website.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Yugatech Great Gadget Giveaway

Starting today, brace yourself for a bunch of exciting giveaways from the “YugaTech Great Gadget Giveaway”. This week, the major theme will be “Merry Tweetmas”. Here’s the mechanics:

1) Follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe on Twitter.
2) Post a tweet “Just entered to win a Modu Phone. Quick! Go follow @abeolandres and @talk2globe and retweet: #thanks2yugatech”

What’s at stake: a Modu phone, 10 Globe Tattoo and 20 Php500 prepaid call cards randomly. That’s 31 winners in all for the Twitter giveaway.

You can also win by blogging about the contest and/or answering the question: If you’re stuck in an island with a phone and only have one call left, who would you call and why?