Google Hotpot: Local Recommendations From Your Friends

Nov 15, 2010

Launched tonight as an “early release”, Hotpot uses Google Places data and overlays reviews and ratings from you and your friends. It recommends places based on how you’ve rated similar things. Might it eventually be merged with Google’s other location, social, and other services to provide a robust Foursquare-like experience? It seems logical but for […]

Take Part in a Worldwide Twestival

Take Part in a Worldwide Twestival

Feb 3, 2009

On February 12, 2009, more than 175 cities around the world will be hosting Twestivals to bring together Twitter communities to raise money and awareness for charity: water, “a non profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations by funding sustainable clean water solutions in areas of greatest need.”

News Flow

Jun 3, 2008

UPDATE 6/3: Akan from Plurk comments below that Plurk was NOT acquired by Pheltup. Tonight browsing Plurk, I saw heyitskenn’s plurk about the service being acquired by Pheltup I had first heard about Pheltup through a tweet by msippey, and then saw the launch party on Upcoming. I hadn’t heard of their acquisition of Plurk […]

Young Women Driving the Social Web

Feb 24, 2008

In an article at the NY Times last week, the writer states that “research shows that among the youngest Internet users, the primary creators of Web content (blogs, graphics, photographs, Web sites) are not misfits resembling the Lone Gunmen of “The X Files.” On the contrary, the cyberpioneers of the moment are digitally effusive teenage […]