In this episode of TechRepublic's Hot 5, I highlight the most active discussions of the week and give a shout out to the TR members who provided the most chatter on the site. If you're not a fan of video, you can choose to just listen to the audio file.Hot 5 discussion threads:
- Why the iPad will fail to win significant market share (Donovan Colbert - aka dcolbert)
- Google executives convicted by Italian court (Toni Bowers)
- Default passwords: Change them or Chuck Norris might (Michael Kassner)
- Does the science in science fiction have to be accurate? (Nicole Bremer Nash)
- IT run amok: Pa. school allegedly spied on students via webcams (Bill Detwiler) - and CORRECTION: "TR Dojo" blog and video series!
- Deadly Ernest (152 posts)
- Neon Samurai (151 posts)
- seanferd (141 posts)
- dcolbert (121 posts)
- santeewelding and Oz_Media (116 posts)
Here are a few other links that you should check out:
- Read between the lines before buying into e-books
- TechRepublic Questions of the Week - March 1 2010
- TR member Garden Club gallery
- TR Member pet pics
- TR Member tattoo pics
- TR Member costume pics
If you'd like to contribute to the pics galleries, please send us your photos.
Also, don't forget to sign up for the TechRepublic Community Central newsletter!Addendum:
Happy birthday to TechRepublic members Wizard-09 (formerly t_mcnally_2001)! If you just celebrated a birthday, please let us know so that we can give you a shout out next year. Also, if your birthday is quickly approaching, we want to know that too!TR Member contributions = swag We are collecting TR member submissions — photos, original video clips, and audio files — so that we can assemble them in a monthly community video. Our e-mail address is trol at techrepublic.com. If we don't receive enough submissions, that means there won't be a video for that particular month. However, for those of you who do contribute, we'll send you some free TR swag!
Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.