5 Questions with Nile Livesey

Many of you know Nile as @scolirk on Twitter.  “Scolirk” is the evil genius   behind Perpetual Radio Networks (PRN) and producer of thirdocean’s Social Media Show.  Today, you get to find out a bit more about the man behind the best voice in podcasting.

What motivates you to do what you do on a daily basis?

I get excited about new technology, and I love being able to share my excitement with the world. I think I have a unique opportunity to share my thoughts with others on a weekly basis and reach a market that is just as enthusastic about technology as I am.

If you had 30 seconds to impart your wisdom on a classroom of soon-to-be graduates, what would you say?

Get out there and do what you love. Don’t let anything stop you from achieving your goals. Anything is possible as long as you are passionate about what you do!

In your opinion, what has been one of the most important technological developments over the past 12 months?

Choice. 2010 was the year of Android in Canada, giving consumers a real option when purchasing a new phone, and choice of carriers with all the new providers that launched their businesses. Finally we’ve gotten quality options when buying cellphones and the carriers that support them.

If you had a crystal ball, what would you say will be the most important technological development over the next 12 months?

Tablets have once again made a splash at CES. Unlike last year, people have gotten used to the idea of a tablet device replacing their laptop or netbook. Now that Google is taking a serious look at tablets with Android 3.0, I suspect we’ll see tremendous growth this year with ultra-portable slates.

Who is one of Canada’s tech stars and why?

Michael Geist is a name that many people may not know but should become familiar with. Michael is a privacy advocate here in Canada and has been leading the fight against unfair copyright laws. I think he’s one of the most well informed tech stars I’ve ever followed, and has my support 100%! If you haven’t seen his work, I’d suggest heading over to his blog at www.michaelgeist.ca to learn more about him and his efforts with copyright law here in Canada!