Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Like a commenting system

...but commenting systems still have lots of control by the site owner/publisher. Who provides the controls in sidewiki? Does anyone mediate the comments? And given our increasingly "uncivil" public discourse tendencies, what keeps these comments on target?

in reference to:

"actually a universal commenting system"
- Google Launches Sidewiki — More Like a Universal Commenting System (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Augmented Reality Games

I am amazed by the flurry of augmented reality "personal" applications being introduced lately. While the technology has been around for a while, people figuring out different ways of layering real-world views with data is simply phenomenal.

One of the most engaging and exciting to watch, however, is the gaming interface shown in this video. More about the game can be found at

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

BIONIC EYE: Augmented Reality on the iPhone

Now here is an app that is immediately usable and meaningful. I love that it doesn't require web or wi-fi connection. Sure it requires 3GS, but it is great to see this kind of app in the store! Now if it could just tell me where I left my keys.

Good post on this at and keep those augmented reality apps coming.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We Are Living in Exponential Times - Did You Know? 4.0

The growing tsunami of digital content continues, as our mobile devices evolve into wireless leashes that keep us tethered to the online content we seem to crave and the social tweets that stroke our collective ego. The sudden commercial flurry of "augmented reality" mobile apps and the patent on adding AR to contact lenses... where is it all headed? No one seems to know, but in the near term it means that lots of advertising dollars will be headed to the wireless mobile world. How about tweet ads and RSS feed ads? Special personalized coupon discounts that project on your AR contact lenses as you walk down the store aisle. The technology all exists today. Shift happens.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Storing and Searching Digital Conversations

Wow!  New to me, but it seems that startups and are both aiming to "store all your digital conversations in one place and allow you to access them (and search them) from anywhere."

As our various social conversations start to bleed over from one service to another, it is increasingly difficult to track them. Google's Wave product seems to offer promise of pulling our "conversations" into it's interface. The above-mentioned offerings combine various instant messaging client conversations and mobile SNS texting and Silentale (just launching in beta) aims to consolidate your conversations and contacts from all platforms that you use: your webmail, your social networks, and your mobile phone. By “digital conversations”, Silentale means literally anything you say to someone privately (email, chat, sms, dm) or publicly (twitter, @replies etc).

Tools like these will become more necessary as new social media services attract each of us and encourage us to venture outside the social sites we started in.

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