Prepping for a trip to Sydney, I have been alerted by Twitter buddy Tony Hollingsworth to UBER – a Private Driver alternative to taxis.
Now soft-launched in Sydney, the service is rolling out around the world. Install the app, use it to order a car and your credit card on file will be charged automatically.
Check out the buzz on Twitter – it appears to be well worth the extra cost. Hope the service rolls out to Melbourne soon!
I’ll be using the service to arrive in style at The Grounds of Alexandria to meet Tony and some other tweeps on Monday afternoon so I’ll update this post then!
Oh this is a godsend for Page Admins on Facebook.
Quietly over the last week or so, Facebook has rolled out a feature called ‘Voice’. If you have a Brand Page, you’ll see the Voice option in the top right corner of the screen.
Click it to drop down a TERRIFIC option which lets you switch identities – you can post/comment/like as your own personal profile OR your Brand Page profile and easily switch between the two.
This used to be such a drag, I’d just forget about it. Sometimes I’d want to make a comment as Yvonne on one of the posts by the pages I admin but I’d have to go into the Admin Page Settings and switch the setting off, back to the page, make the comment, back to Admin settings, switch it back on, save. blah blah blah!
Loving this new change – thanks FB, we can be friends for a bit.
I’ve long been a fan of Google Docs (now Google DRIVE) for collaborating on files.
Use your google account to sign in at http://drive.google.com, hit ‘Create’ and away you go. You can choose to share your file by adding email addresses OR you can share it for ‘anyone who has the link’. Copy the unique URL and paste it into an email for all of your collaborators.
It’s always been one of those magical demos – watch how amazed even the most modern person is when they see a bunch of people all working on the very same document at the same time.
In the past, I’ve used shared Google spreadsheets for brainstorming – I’ll put a random word at the top of a page and have my brainstormers use that word to spark ideas to solve whatever problem we’re working on.
Now, I’ve dialled it up a notch. I’m working on a project with a top secret collaborator and we’ve set ourselves a super tight deadline. We can’t rely on face-to-face meetings to get this job done, we’re going to have to work on it whenever we’ve got the time. Together or otherwise. And we need to collaborate on many many files.
Using Google Drive, I’ve created a ‘Collection’ which is like a folder. Hit the Create button and you’ll see it at the bottom of the drop down.
Once you’ve got your Collection named, hit the arrow to the right of the collection name and you can create docs, spreadsheets and more inside that Collection. Best of all – just SHARE THE COLLECTION and all the files inside will be shared.