Technology blogs are all the rage right now, and they have been for the last several years. In fact, they’re likely to remain popular for as long as technology remains a cultural obsession, meaning that this sort of content should be viable through the apocalypse (which is, as we know, in December of 2012). However, not all topics are equally relevant to today’s tech readers. Here are a few of the hottest topics in the market today.
Smart Phones (especially Droid and iPhone)
Smart phones have created a paradigm shift in how we think of mobile communication. With full-fledged internet browsers, video and picture capabilities, and apps — lots and lots of apps, smart phones are now a technology lover’s best friend.
Topics to discuss in this category include the different Smart Phone markets (notably the Android, Microsoft, and Apple markets), popular applications, new phone devices, and cellular communication technologies.
Tablets have existed for a while, but they didn’t break through walls until Apple’s iPad was released. As the iPad has gained visibility, other tablets have mimicked their success. Even computers are now using similar tech for their “all-in-one” systems.
Topics to discuss include tablet options, application alternatives, extra functionality, news, and upcoming updates.
If you think that every geek in the world is in love with cloud computing, you’re probably right. Cloud computing has changed the way we think about software, and it’s nowhere close to stopping for a breather. Whether it’s Google Docs giving us unprecedented collaboration opportunities or cloud storage making our data backup lives easier, there are countless incredible solutions to be found here.
Topics to discuss include the applications of cloud for business and personal use, different platforms and software groups now using the cloud, cloud computing news, and discussion of some of the cloud controversy (for example, legal ramifications of externally hosted files, such as was seen with the court order that Google fork over contact information for YouTube users, or the security concerns with cloud space).
From the Kindle to the iLiad, the market has exploded with dozens of e-readers. This great technology even has some people questioning whether paper-and-ink books will survive the upcoming decades.
Topics to discuss include new devices, storage options, formatting alternatives, how to publish e-books, and what books are being released in electronic format.
Open Source Software
The open source community is neither quiet nor untalented, and the result is a lot of amazing software (such as Mozilla Firefox, everything in Linux, Open Office, and much more).
Topics to discuss include upcoming software releases, newly published items, updates, personal and business application for OSS, and ways that community members can get involved.
Think of all the great functions of social networking, from staying connected with old “friends” to playing Farmville. Then recall that most of these concepts didn’t even exist a decade ago. There’s always plenty to discuss in news, trends, and technologies.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to technology. After all, we live in a digital world. However, these remain some of the most frequently searched