Can Twitter Lead to Crime?

On the way to work this morning, I was reading the metro and I came across an article about how twitter updates can increase crime rates. There was an incident where a guy had mentioned he was going on holiday for a week, which lead to his house being robbed. What are your thoughts on this? Is this a serious concern. I personally lock down things like twitter and facebook so only people I know can see my posts. Does this mean as a result, the full features of the tools are not being...

iRise

So for the past 2 weeks I’ve been working on a visualisation for a client using iRise. The visualisation is a mock up of functionality specified by the client. iRise is much more sophisticated than Axure. It is possible to mock up applications as well as web pages. With iRise it is possible to use data sheets and manipulate data adding to the level of sophistication. As well as that, it is possible to add comments to the visualisation when demonstrating it and associating the comments to the widgets. There are many more advanatages to iRise which I won’t outline here. Some of the drawbacks are that it’s a little bloated and if you’re a technical minded person it is easy to fall into the trap of trying to do everything perfectly and technically correct. Another drawback is that in order to view the simulation, iRise reader needs to be downloaded. Although it is possible to download iRise reader for free. As I’ve only been using iRise for 2 weeks, I am still in the process of learning the full range of features. Another tool I am looking into at the moment is Balsamiq. which focusses more on mocking up functionality than perfecting the UI. The UI is demonstrated through electronic representations of hand drawn elements. Can’t wait to try it out...