Tag: social networking

by Anthony Pesce

I was at a party the other day when I had an interesting experience with my iPhone. I tend to be a bit of a wallflower (read: antisocial) so usually when I’m in a large social setting like a party or a conference I tend to stand in the corner reading the New York Times [...] more »

by Ryan Sholin

I’ve been writing about ReportingOn, my Knight News Challenge project, in fits and starts for 11 months now, but it’s time to backtrack for a moment and answer some simple questions about what I’m up to here. Q: So, what’s ReportingOn? A: ReportingOn.com will be a simple way for journalists to update their peers on [...] more »

by Ryan Sholin

TimesPeople is the beginning of a social network from the New York Times. Sort of. It’s a pleasant interface and a clever application, living in the browser as a Firefox add-on that doesn’t get in the way of my NYT browsing. It’s simple: Hit the recommend button on any story or blog post and a [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

In a recent seminar I helped to facilitate, health organizations and online mapping experts came together to discuss how mapping could be used to address health disparities in California and the U.S. Some current examples of useful online mapping tools in the health arena include: Healthy City: Gathers census and other locally relevant data in [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

Some really interesting experimentation is being done with “wearable media” these days. Wearable media is simply clothing or other accessories that allow for the transmission or display of digital information. Some examples… Wearable Resistance a dress adorned with LED that can be programmed to depict images or text. Check out some of the other work [...] more »

by Steven Clift

The other night it was -10F with a windchill of -40F here in Minneapolis. When things get that cold, we Minnesotans start thinking about ways to get warm. I think this is why we have a reputation for public innovation, we have a lot of indoor time to think up schemes when the rest of [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

One of the more interesting mobile media trends we may see more of this year is mobile social networking. Simply put, that means the ability for one person to connect with another via a mobile phone or other device while on the go. Think of your cell phone saying “hello” to another cell phone within [...] more »

by Geoff Dougherty

I’ve been ignoring Facebook for as long as I can. And most other social networking applications, too. I already get several dozen e-mails a day. Add to that a dozen or so phone calls, voice mails and letters, and I begin feeling like I need to be less networked, not more. But I finally sat [...] more »