Tag: socmap.com

by Kristofs Blaus

As we mentioned in a previous post, this spring we at SocMap.com discovered the best path for further development — namely, by creating small, specialized map apps. The first application of this kind was our HotBills app, which allowed journalists to reach 2% of the population for their investigation and uncover facts which were mere […] more »

by Kristofs Blaus

We experimented with various concepts for SocMap.com for a whole year in an effort to create a map-based social network for connecting and informing people in local neighborhoods. The conclusion: Even though we can reach commendable levels of new user registration, our users don’t create content and so the platform doesn’t grow. Experimenting with usability […] more »

by Kristofs Blaus

SocMap.com is pleased to announce that we’ve launched the “tweets” and “places” features on our site, and we hope to debut “local initiatives,” “local questions,” and a city-planning game on February 1st. SocMap, a 2010 Knight News Challenge winner, is building a map-based interface for location-related data such as tweets, local initiatives, local news, public […] more »